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The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health has appointed five members to its board of directors. With unique professional, health care, and volunteer backgrounds, these new members will enrich the Foundation’s fundraising mission for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and the maternal and child health programs at the Stanford School of Medicine.

“Our new members bring incredible passion and expertise in business, philanthropy, and marketing to our board. I can’t wait to see how they contribute to our mission to expand care and access to all children and families who need it,” says Cynthia Brandt, president and CEO of the Foundation.

At the September board meeting, we welcomed the following new board members: 

Yasser Y. El-Sayed, MD is the Charles B. and Ann L. Johnson Professor in the School of Medicine and professor, by courtesy, of pediatrics (neonatology) and of surgery. He is a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine and obstetrics. He attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed his internship, residency, and fellowship at Stanford University.

El-Sayed is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in both obstetrics and gynecology and maternal- fetal medicine. He is also a published author; he was named a finalist for the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing in 2016.

David George is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where he leads the firm’s growth investing team. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and earned his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

He is a member of the investment committee of Sacred Heart Schools Atherton and the advisory council of the IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame.

Tonia Karr is a member of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford board. She serves on the Audit, Compliance and Enterprise Risk Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee as its chair.

She has served in multiple leadership roles in the area, including positions on the Stanford University Board of Trustees and the Stanford Alumni Association Board of Directors.

She has a bachelor’s from Stanford in economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Karr and her husband, Adam, live in San Francisco and have three children.

Julie Lee is a community volunteer who serves on the board of Crystal Springs Uplands School. Previously, she served The Carey School in multiple roles, including president and vice president of the Parents Association Executive Committee and chair of the Board Strategic Plan Committee.

She has bachelor’s degrees in applied mathematics and statistics and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. Lee and her husband, Albert, live in Hillsborough with their three children.

Nina Wanstrath oversees her family’s philanthropy focusing on animals, kids, health, and the environment. This is her first board position. Previously, Wanstrath worked at Apple on the Apple Watch product marketing team and in marketing roles at Netflix and Microsoft.

She received her degree in government from Harvard University. Wanstrath lives in Woodside with her family.

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2023 issue of Packard Children’s News.