Brad received an MA in Organizational Behavior from Stanford University and an MBA from UC Berkeley. Brad works to create more positive, authentic workplace cultures. He has also pursued a career as an author, songwriter and recording artist, dedicating his musical efforts to spreading hope and finding a cure for pediatric bone cancer. Brad’s friendship and deep admiration of Sara LaBoskey inspired him to launch the Sunbeam Foundation.
Jeff is an architect at Aidlin Darling Design in San Francisco and the younger brother of Sara LaBoskey. He received a Master in Architecture from Harvard University in 2012 and a BS in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis in 2005.
Karen received her master's degrees in Public Health from Johns Hopkins and in Physical Therapy from Stanford University. She has served as a heath education consultant in public, private and non-profit sectors and was the head of outpatient rehabilitation at UCLA Medical Center. She is a long time community volunteer and mother of two.
Vicki recently retired from Mills College where, after receiving her Doctorate in Curriculum and Teacher Education from Stanford University, she served as the Director of the Elementary Credential Program for 25 years. She has been involved as a board member, consultant, director, or volunteer in many groups and organizations dedicated to bettering the educational opportunities of children and their teachers locally, nationally, and internationally. She is Sara LaBoskey’s mother.
Martin currently works at Salesforce.com in finance and is a licensed CPA in the state of California. He graduated with a BBA from the University of Notre Dame in 2006. Martin has been involved with the Sunbeam Foundation since its inception and joined the Board in 2014.
Sara LaBoskey was like another sister to Lynsey Barkoff. She originally met Sara at the age of five when Sara and Lynsey’s sister Kendra became fast friends at Castilleja School. Lynsey graduated with a BS in Public Health from the University of Southern California (2007), a BS in Nursing from Columbia University (2012), and a Masters in Nursing from Columbia University (2014). She will be working at Stanford Children’s Hospital as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and is excited to be moving back to California and join the Sunbeam Foundation as an official board member.
Sharon Barkoff is extremely active in the Bay Area non-profit fundraising sector, and her particular emphasis on using cooking to make a difference will shape the Sunbeam Foundation for years to come. She is the founder of Children’s Culinary Creations, a cooking school aimed at empowering children through food preparation. She also works for the El Camino YMCA teaching cooking classes to kids as well as Healthy Eating classes to adults. Besides her cooking exploits, Sharon is currently a Trustee on the Music for Minors board. This organization provides music and a life-long love of music to public school children who would otherwise not be exposed to any form of music. Her mission is to give back to the community she dearly loves.
Michael started Colemanfilm Media Group shortly after graduating from Ex'pression College for Digital Arts, in 2003. Michael continued his studies with legendary Producer/ Composer Jack Douglas. As Jack's assistant, he joined the band Aerosmith and their album engineering staff. In 2009 Michael launched the SoundWorks Collection videos series, which takes you behind the scenes for a look into audio post-production for feature films, video game sound design, and original soundtrack composition.
Reed works as a product manager, designing and building software for everything from restaurant reservations to advertising to karaoke. Since being diagnosed with and treated for Ewing's Sarcoma at age 18, Reed has been dedicated to raising funds for cutting-edge clinical research pursuing more effective Ewing's treatments.
Katie Barnes was a close friend of Sara LaBoskey's since the eighth grade at Castilleja School. Katie is an RN at Curry Senior Center, a clinic for older adults in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood and is also in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at UCSF. Katie has been involved with the Sunbeam Foundation since its inception and joined the Board in 2012.
Past Board Members
Dr. Gary Glazer
Jennifer M. Pardini
The Sunbeam Foundation is composed of a large network of amazing individuals who donate their time and energy to fight childhood bone cancers and spread hope for children. The following are some of the original supporters. The list is constantly growing.
Please contact us if you would would like to join Sunbeam Family and get involved.