WISE SF Bay Area Chapter
The leading voice and resource for professional women in the business of sports.

Board of Directors

Meet the WISE SF Bay Area Board of Directors


Suzanne Alvarez

Membership Co-Chair
Suzi Alvarez manages business strategy and operations at the Oakland Athletics, leading projects spanning from capital improvements to fan engagement and revenue generation. Prior to the A’s, Suzi was the Director of Brand Marketing for Chat Sports.

Kelly Christian

Vice President & WISE Within Co-Chair
As a former college athlete, Kelly started her career learning how to run a company in the start up world. She is currently with Levi's working on sports brand-partnerships, product launches, licensing, and activations.

Fayne Cohen

Marketing / Communications Chair
From small businesses to non-profits to technology, Fayne has a wide range of sports and events experience. She has a degree in sports marketing from University of Maryland, a master's in sport management from USF and is a proud Philadelphia native.

Janine Corcoran


Ariel Feigenbaum

Marketing / Communications Co-Chair
Ariel has experience developing partnership strategies, and is currently working in healthcare, creating a community-first approach to corporate sponsorships. Originally from NY, she enjoys the Bay Area's outdoor activities, travel, and farmers markets.

Jen Franklin

Website Chair
Jen Franklin is an independent consultant focused on digital and integrated marketing strategies. As the former VP Digital for the NBC Sports regional networks, Jen most recently led the company's live streaming launch for MLB, NHL and NBA broadcasts.

Trish Gregovich


Megan Herrity

Events Co-Chair
Megan is the President & Founder of Moxie Travel. She has worked in the hospitality industry for over 17 years, the majority of which she has spent managing travel for professional sports teams and tournaments.

Rina Katchur

Events Co-Chair

Ilisa Kessler

Membership Chair
ilisa kessler is the Chief Operations Officer for Special Olympics Northern CA & NV. Prior, Kessler was the General Manager of the 2010 Women's Professional Soccer National Champions, FC Gold Pride.

Leigh Anne Lewis

Leigh Anne’s career started as a rock n roll tour manager, transitioning to a brand marketing focus with EA, Levi’s and JWT. Currently, her primary client is GPJ, and she always looks forward to wrangling talent for the SF Sketchfest comedy festival.

Jessica Smith

WISE Within Co-Chair