Our Local Chapter

The San Francisco Bay Area leads the world in consciousness, innovation, and technology. And that invites us to lead, as well. We are growing our chapter as a model for other Conscious Capitalism chapters all over the country. We are designing programs to make this sustainable and practical philosophy of doing business by doing well a global reality. We want to include you, our stakeholders and members, every step of the way. Keep an eye on our events calendar and blog (when live) for inspiring and useful ideas, strategies, trainings, and events.

How You Can Get Involved

  1. Meet other Conscious Capitalists at our events. We host panels featuring conscious leaders and organizations, conferences connecting you to each other, and educational and networking events.
  2. Sign up to receive our email updates so you know what’s happening.
  3. Join our committees. We have a mighty agenda, and would love your help.
  4. Become a member.
  5. Get social with us: LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter .

Our Leadership

MARGARET RYAN

Co-Founder & Chair

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MARGARET RYAN
Co-Founder & Chair

“I am a co-founder of WonderWorks Consulting. I believe the majority of businesses want to serve both profit and purpose, but they don’t know how. Through Conscious Capitalism educational programs, the CCBA Chapter will help support our Bay Area businesses to thrive and build great work cultures.”

  CATHY GOERZ

Marketing & Communications Co-Chair

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CATHY GOERZ
Marketing & Communications Co-Chair

“I am a San Francisco-based communications strategist, brand specialist and catalyst of positive change. I help tech companies, entrepreneurs, nonprofits and social enterprises tell stories that that spark conversations, inspire action and deliver results.

My sweet spot is working with purpose-driven individuals and organizations that embrace business and technology as a force for good to bring about high impact change. As Marketing & Communications chair for CCBA, I have the honor and pleasure to spread the message of the movement and bring love, trust, wisdom and humanity into the world of business.”

LESLIE LAWTON

Marketing & Communications Co-Chair

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LESLIE LAWTON
Marketing & Communications Chair

“I bring my skills as a copywriter, creative director and content marketing strategist to work for purpose-centered companies and organizations every day. My professional focus is on mobilizing both purpose and profit by creating high-impact digital communications. Working with caring, conscious people lights my creative fire and fulfills a lifetime desire to foster lasting and positive change. Authentic storytelling is at the heart of this work.

It’s an honor to be included on the Bay Area board of Conscious Capitalism. I see it as an opportunity to experience working with a thriving organization of thoughtful, accomplished, openhearted people. This chapter is at the epicenter of the Conscious Capitalism movement and is transforming organizations that make the world work for all of us.”

JENNIFER WARSHAUER

Events Chair

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JENNIFER WARSHAUER
Events Chair

“My passion for leading change has allowed me to focus my career on creating a positive impact for others. My history includes having served as a ‘Culture Ambassador’ at Interstate Batteries where I had the chance to help improve many of the company’s processes in order to be more aligned with their re-defined purpose and values. I have also served many clients working as a management consultant for Deloitte with a focus on strategic change and organizational design. I currently serve as a Process and Systems Improvement Manager at Clif Bar and Company where I get to lead continuous improvement initiatives in a people-centered and purpose-driven way!”

STEVE HAVILL

Membership & Sponsorship Chair

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STEVE HAVILL
Membership & Sponsorship Chair

“I am a change agent, coach, consultant and champion of the human spirit.
Conscia Ventures serves entrepreneurs, business leaders, and organizations in clarifying and expressing their unique purpose and creating high leverage, high impact results that increase performance and deliver sustainable, profitable results.

I believe that the most powerful way to improve employee engagement, increase stakeholder satisfaction and maximize both efficiency and profitability is by honoring the value of human equity, aligning business with heart and leveraging conscious business principles and practices to create a positive impact in the world. I am honored to be part of Conscious Capitalism Bay Area.”

SARITA EVANS

Treasurer

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SARITA EVANS
Treasurer

Sarita has over 30 years of training, public service and entrepreneurial experience. She graduated as a Chancellor’s Scholar with a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree and began her first business venture at the age of 23, when she started a Hair and Beauty Supply company – she has not stopped since.

Sarita founded and designed Move Around Fitness, a conscious focused corporate wellness program which features a uniquely designed mobile fitness studio that comfortably accommodates small group fitness classes (i.e. Cycling, Yoga, Stretching, Boot Camps, etc) and allows targeted fitness activities to be conducted on site. She also owns and operates Ladies Workout Express, a women’s fitness center, which started in 2003 and serves over 800 women.

In addition, Sarita is a Business Trainer and Consultant where she combines her love of teaching and entrepreneurial expertise to support low-income women to start their own businesses and become financially self-sufficient. Sarita currently serves as Treasurer for the Conscious Capitalism Bay Area Board (CCBA).

PAM FUHRMANN

Secretary

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PAM FUHMANN
Secretary

“I am Co-Founder of the Conscious Leadership Institute and I partner with leaders to foster greater awareness of their inner state and personal operating assumptions in order to be more purpose centered in an environment of complexity, uncertainty, and change. I facilitate leadership development experiences through executive programs, retreats, and coaching in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. My perspectives on developing leaders are built from over twenty years of experience in the field and my studies and research in adult learning and development, leadership coaching and development, and psychology.”

JONATHAN S. STORPER

Advisory Board Member

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JONATHAN S. STORPER
Advisory Board Member

Jonathan is a Partner and leads the corporate department at Hanson Bridgett (a certified B Corp (and the first law firm to become one).

He founded and led Hanson Bridgett’s sustainable law practice and chaired the legal working group which drafted and advocated for benefit corporation legislation in California.

Jonathan was selected as the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year for his work on this legislation which is now the law in 27 states and has been introduced in 13 other states. The firm is driven by a commitment to diversity, charitable giving, pro-bono legal work, and hands-on service. Hanson Bridgett is also a dedicated green business and strives to make sustainable choices for all of our business decisions

ANNA MCGRATH

Co-Founder & Advisory Board Member

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ANNA MCGRATH
Co-Founder & Advisory Board Member

“I am a co-founder of WonderWorks Consulting. With over decades of supporting Conscious Leaders to unleash their genius and transform their organizations, building the CCBA Movement is as natural a step for me as breathing!”

JEFF MARCOUS

Advisory Board Member

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JEFF MARCOU
Advisory Board Member

Co-founder and Chief Evolutionary Officer of Dharma Merchant Services, Jeff began selling credit card processing services 1991. In 1993, he became Regional Manager at Cardservice International, the largest MSP in the country at that time. In early 1998, seizing the opportunity with the advent of ecommerce, Jeff moved to Authorize.Net (now a unit of Visa USA) as SVP of Business Development, creating the most successful online payment gateway in those days.

Jeff serves on the boards of Tricycle Foundation, based in NY; Green America, based in Washington DC; and Conscious Capitalism of the Bay Area. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the San Francisco B Corp Chapter, and is a weekly volunteer at the Buddhadharma Sangha (meditation group) at San Quentin Prison.