Our Team

As a non-profit community organization, INFORUM benefits from the incredible work and effort of many amazing people in the Inforum community and the Commonwealth Club of California – including staff, volunteers, board members, donors, speakers, partners, attendees, and members.

They help us bring inspired conversations to the Bay Area.


Marisa levine

INFORUM Director

Marisa joined INFORUM as Director in December 2015. She brings big goals, a bigger laugh, and a penchant for matchmaking people and ideas to the INFORUM team--friends and strangers alike know her as a connector. She’s excited to push the envelope with thought-provoking events on the INFORUM stage and to continue building the incredible INFORUM community. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, educated and frozen in Boston at Northeastern University, and may never leave the Bay Area’s perfect running (and eating and drinking) climate.  

Email Marisa at  mlevine[at]commonwealthclub.org

Ella Arnold

Programs & Strategic Partnerships LEAD

Prior to joining INFORUM in 2015, Ella worked in politics for several years, managing all political operations for top Bay Area donors and developing and executing social media strategies for a variety of political campaigns and causes. Ella holds a B.A. in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Rhetorical and Political Communication from San Francisco State University.

Email ELLA at     EARNOLD[at]commonwealthclub.org


Carlo Almendral, Board President
SVP Product Development at Truition

Courtland Alves, Chair of the Board
Director of Student Outcomes at Bloc 

Becky Bakkers
Manager, Client Experience & Support at Zenefits

Julie Crabill
Founder and CEO of Inner Circle Labs

Eva Frye
Product Marketing & Branding at Snapguide

Kishore Hari
Director, Bay Area Science Festival at UCSF

Libby Leffler
MBA Candidate, Harvard Business School



Tom Nguyen
Principal, Product Management at Adobe

Camille Ricketts
Head of Content & Marketing at First Round Capital

Melissa Roxas
Manager at Inner Circle Labs

Kimberly Stoddard
Media & Content Strategist at BOCA Communications

Kimberly Twombly-Wu
VP Wealth Management at UBS Financial Services


Want to help craft local events that bring world-class leaders, amazing ideas, and powerful stories to San Francisco? Sign up to learn about upcoming events, or get involved!