2018-2019 Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of Spinsters of San Francisco acts as the executive leadership team, overseeing all events, activities, and interactions of the organization between our chosen non-profit partner and the San Francisco community. Please join the Board of Directors in our excitement as we celebrate Spinsters of San Francisco’s 89th year!
Casey is honored to serve as President for Spinsters’ 2018-2019 year. In this role, Casey serves as the presiding officer of Spinsters ensuring the success of the organization and supporting every board member to achieve their goals. Prior to serving as President, she co-chaired the Holiday Ball and Membership Selection Committee. Most recently, she served as last year’s Membership Director. This is her fifth year in Spinsters.
Outside of Spinsters, Casey works as an Administrative Business Partner at Airbnb. She oversees complex calendars, agendas, and supports a team of 130 people. Casey attended Northeastern University and graduated summa cum laude with a B.A in Communications and Organizational Behavior.
A San Francisco native, Casey enjoys exploring the city’s amazing food scene and staying active with yoga and pilates.
Casey is excited to have the opportunity to lead an organization she loves dearly. She looks forward to focusing on membership experience initiatives and continuing to expand Spinsters’ brand within the San Francisco Bay Area..
Roxie is proud to serve as Vice President for the 2018-2019 year, in which capacity she oversees all Spinsters events. This is her third year in the organization – she previously co-chaired Annual Ball and served as an involved member of the Membership Selection, Charity Outreach and Annual Ball committees.
Outside of Spinsters, Roxie is the Communications Lead at Skillz, where she heads up the leading startup’s public relations department. Named one of PRWeek’s 2018 U.S. Champions of PR, Roxie has also helped secure Skillz award wins including the #1 ranking on the Inc. 5000 as the fastest-growing private company in America.
Although she is originally from Arizona, Roxie came to call San Francisco home after graduating with a B.A. in Media Studies and a minor in Spanish from UC Berkeley. Outside of Spinsters, Roxie is also a member of the San Francisco Ballet’s ENCORE! young professionals group and the local Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae chapter.
Roxie is honored to call this group of smart, talented women her close friends and looks forward to giving back to them this year by executing events that are enjoyable for the membership, impactful for the Spinsters charity partner, La Cocina, and beneficial for the organization’s brand recognition in the larger Bay Area community.
Claire is delighted to serve as Communications Director for the Spinsters of San Francisco. In this role, Claire leads Spinsters’ internal and external communications. Prior to joining the Board, she co-chaired the Professional Development Committee and served on the Signature Events Committee. This is her third year in Spinsters.
Outside of Spinsters, Claire is equally dedicated to improving lives in the Bay Area as the Director of Communication of the Stupski Foundation, a local spend-down foundation committed to funding solutions to address hunger, transform advanced illness care, and support low-income students in completing postsecondary programs in San Francisco and Alameda Counties. At the Foundation, Claire is responsible for crafting communications strategies for the organization and its program areas in the San Francisco Bay Area and Hawai’i. Claire attended American University and graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Law and Society and a Certificate of French Translation.
Claire is fluent in French and enjoys yoga, ballet and volunteering with Project Open Hand to prepare meals for seniors and adults with disabilities.
Claire is proud to be a member of the empowering and impactful Spinsters sisterhood. This year, she is dedicated to highlighting the positive impact Spinsters has on its non-profit partners and its members’ lives.
Membership Recruitment Director
Karen Snider is happy to serve as the Membership Recruitment Director for Spinsters of San Francisco. In this position, Karen supports Spinsters recruitment and ensures that all prospective new members are guided through the recruitment process and feel connected to the organization. Previously, she was the Membership Selection Co-Chair and served on the Membership Selection and Membership Events Committees. This is her fifth year in Spinsters.
Originally from the East Bay, Karen earned a BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara and her MA in Education at Loyola Marymount University. Outside of Spinsters, she serves the Richmond community as a Special Education School Administrator at Making Waves Academy. She is a former Oakland classroom teacher and Teach For America alumni. She is a leader within the education community and has dedicated her career to closing the achievement gap and improving education outcomes for minority and low-income youth in the Bay Area.
Karen believes that Spinsters has something to offer every woman. From professional networking to socializing to volunteering, Spinsters of San Francisco is an inclusive and dynamic group of women and she can’t wait to meet the future members of the organization!
Xanadu is honored to serve as Philanthropy Director for the 2018-2019 year. This is her fourth year in Spinsters and she previously served in a variety of capacities in the organization, including Vice President, Volunteer Outreach Co-Chair, Fundraising Events and the Membership Selection Committee.
When she is not volunteering with Spinsters, Xanadu is a Senior Assistant to the Director for a Feature Film at Pixar Animation Studios. She attended Cornish College of the Arts where she received a BFA in Theatre and graduated with honors.
Outside of Spinsters, she is on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Opera’s young professional group, BRAVO!CLUB, and an active volunteer at Muttville. She also plays on her work softball team. Go Snotters!
Xanadu is looking forward to working with the rest of the Board to continue to increase volunteer support for our non-profit partners, make a difference in our community, and cultivate relationships in and outside of the organization.
Membership Experience Director
Emily is excited to serve as the Membership Experience Director for the 2018-2019 year. In this role, Emily oversees all aspects of the membership experience and ensures members feel connected to and engaged with the organization. Prior to serving as Membership Experience Director, Emily was Hostessing co-chair and served on the Membership Selection and Legacy Benefit committees. This is her third year in Spinsters.
Outside of Spinsters, Emily works as a compensation partner at Facebook supporting the company’s Infrastructure organization. Prior to Facebook, Emily worked at Willis Towers Watson in Rewards, Talent, and Communications consulting designing programs to support the employee experience and drive employee engagement. She attended Vanderbilt University and studied Human & Organizational Development and Child Studies.
Originally from the Boston area, Emily has also lived in Nashville, London, and New York City. Outside of Spinsters, Emily is a Provisional Education Advisor in the Junior League of San Francisco. She is an avid traveler and duplicate bridge player.
Emily’s favorite part about Spinsters is that no two members have to experience Spinsters in the same way. She is excited to enhance the membership experience and ensure every member feels there is a way to connect with Spinsters in a way that excites them.