STEPHANIE POLLARO - DIRECTOR & FOUNDER
Stephanie is International Sanctuary’s founder, visionary, jewelry designer, and Didi (meaning sister). Having lived in India from 2006-2017, she not only founded the organization, but she lived it. By serving survivors of human trafficking in Mumbai, India, Stephanie has come to understand the real life challenges survivors face on a daily basis. Through these experiences, International Sanctuary built its philosophy to focus on the individual survivor by providing a Sanctuary, a safe place where she can thrive. Stephanie's sacrifice has provided a pathway to allow others the opportunity to contribute to a cause beyond themselves. Her dedication not only directly inspires the women and girls she serves, but also those who are impacted by her story. Formally International Sanctuary’s president, Stephanie now serves as a board director and lives, works, and studies in Nashville, Tennessee where she is exploring how technology can positively impact the lives of the elderly.
WENDY DAILEY - PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER
Since International Sanctuary's inception, Wendy Dailey, President and Co-founder, has led the US operations growing the organization from one to five Sanctuaries globally. Her hope is for girls around the world to achieve joy and true freedom. She believes in the power of business to transform the world and aims to build an organization that is still changing lives 100 years from now. Wendy holds a degree from Pepperdine University, has been nominated for Young Non-Profit Leader of the Year, and has been featured in the Huffington Post, the OC Register, and KCAL 9. Wendy was also honored as one of OC Metro's 40 Under 40 Business Entrepreneurs of the year, and nominated for the OC Business Journal Women in Business Award.
SUSAN CRAMM - BOARD CHAIRMAN
Susan has volunteered with International Sanctuary since 2013, serving as leadership coach, treasurer, and chief operating officer and currently, board chair. She committed to fighting human trafficking after visiting and working in Nepal, witnessing the impact of human trafficking and understanding the cultural and economic conditions that devastate communities, families and lives, providing few opportunities and little hope. International Sanctuary’s life-transforming social enterprise resonates with Susan’s expertise and Christian faith. Over the past twenty years, Susan has provided leadership coaching to Fortune 500 clients who describe her as insightful, motivational, tough, committed, and invaluable. She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, a prolific writer, and author. From mid 80’s to late 90’s, working for PepsiCo’s restaurant division, Susan served as CFO, CIO, and senior director of financial and strategic planning leading information technology, finance, business strategy, restaurant development, franchising, and legal functions. Susan is an active member of her church and is married to fellow social-justice warrior, Bryan. Susan received her master’s degree in management from Northwestern University, specializing in finance, marketing, and quantitative methods, and her BA from University of California, San Diego, summa cum laude, with an emphasis on management and computer science.
SEEMA DARYANANI - BOARD OFFICER & SECRETARY
Seema has been actively involved with International Sanctuary as a volunteer and ambassador since the early days of the organization. Seema is passionate about helping teams and individuals identify both professional and personal roadblocks and unconscious biases, rewire patterns, and strengthen relationships. A recruiter for over 10 years, Seema is currently employed with Anaplan, hiring diverse technical talent and forming diversity event alliances and partnerships. Prior to Anaplan, she recruited engineers with a focus on diversity and inclusion at Autodesk and the U.S. Digital Service, a start-up created by the Obama administration that hires technical talent from Silicon Valley to modernize government technology.
Seema grew up in Northern California’s “South Bay” and has lived in San Francisco since 2003. She and her husband Amit have two daughters, Diya and Anjali, and a little dog, Dewie. She loves spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and volunteering.
BILL COHEN - BOARD DIRECTOR
Bill is the Founder and CEO of The HydraFacial Company, a self-funded startup. He ran the company for 20 years, growing it to over $46M in sales with 180 employees and selling in 70+ countries worldwide. This resulted in the sale of the majority ownership to exit in 2016. Prior to founding The HydraFacial Company, he worked for several medical companies including Stackhouse Inc. and Meris Labs where he held positions in Sales and Marketing. He shares several patents. Bill has a Bachelor's degree from UC Santa Barbara in Biological Science and a Masters degree from UC Berkeley in Business Administration. Bill and his wife Kathy live in Southern California and are passionate about taking care of people and the world in which we live.
JANET CLARDY - BOARD OFFICER & VICE-CHAIR
Janet Clardy’s career consists of over 20 years of human resources experience covering multiple industries. Currently, she is the Vice-President of human resources for Experian, a global leader in providing value-added information solutions to organizations and consumers. In her leadership role, Janet provides overall HR strategy and business support, and participates on the senior HR team of Experian North America. In addition, she has initiated and is now leading the human resources community of practice for North America at Experian to drive innovation and collaboration across the HRBP team. Previously, Janet Clardy served as Vice-President of human resources for Korn/Ferry, Vice-President of human resources for St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, and Corporate Human Resources Manager for Taco Bell Corporation. Janet also has experience in city government and retail operations. Janet is dedicated to helping others realize their potential. In addition to her role as a board director and vice-chair for International Sanctuary, Janet serves as an advisory board member for a start-up company providing a work-life balance benefit for employers across the U.S. Previously, she served as a board member for Bethany, a ministry for women in transition, and the board chair for Junior Achievement in Orange County. Janet earned her MBA and undergraduate degrees at Cal State University in Fullerton, California. She resides in Orange County with her two daughters and husband, who owns a company that provides engineered industrial processing equipment.
ROBERT YI - BOARD DIRECTOR
Moved by the book In Our Backyard by Nita Belles, Robert was compelled to engage in the fight against trafficking and connected with International Sanctuary in 2012. Since then, Robert helped shape the organization’s vision and strategy, and served as the board chair for over six years. Robert is currently the President and COO of Westfall Gold, a nonprofit fundraising consultancy that specializes in major donor events. Previously, he was managing partner of Ten Talents Partners, and COO and general counsel of ECCU. Robert holds degrees from UC Berkeley, Loyola Law School, and The Wharton School. Robert and his wife Kelly have two daughters, and live in Johns Creek, GA.
CLAIRE COYNE - BOARD DIRECTOR
Claire has dedicated her 15+ year career to higher education and curriculum development. Beyond her duties as a professor, Claire has served on numerous governance committees and chairs the STEM Advisory Group and Student Discipline Board. She is an advocate for increasing diversity within STEM disciplines and has been an invited speaker at the college’s International Women's Day events. Her involvement with International Sanctuary began at inception in 2007. Over the years, she has supported the organization in many capacities including mentoring Orange County participants, teaching Academy students at the Mumbai sanctuary, and serving as a board director since 2012. Her extensive experience within academia coupled with her commitment for International Sanctuary’s mission serves to support and promote the educational development of the women served. Claire holds an MS from the University of Southern California and a BS from the University of Maryland at College Park.
JOHN SANCHEZ - BOARD DIRECTOR
John Sanchez is a repeat founder in the software and services industry. He is a founding advisory board member of The Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership at JFK University, and was a mentor for AT&T’s Operation Hand Salute, where he mentored service-disabled veterans in entrepreneurship. He holds degrees from UCLA, Chinese University of Hong Kong, UC Hastings College of the Law, and University of Hong Kong School of Law. He is also a member of the California State Bar. He is based in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two children.
THANH CAMBALIZA - BOARD TREASURER
Thanh is the Managing Partner of LT Cambaliza, LLP, a CPA firm founded to respond to the essential need of having a CPA who can relate to and grow with businesses and their owners. Thanh’s ability to serve her clients in the role of a trusted advisor while delivering high quality and reliable tax compliance work has made her a valuable asset not only to her clients, but to her peers and colleagues. Born and raised in Vietnam, Thanh saw and felt bad for the abused women she met. However, she did not understand the devastated impact of human trafficking, until being introduced to International Sanctuary. After learning more about the issue, Thanh wanted to contribute her knowledge in public accounting to help the organization achieve its mission. After all, God has always been so kind to her. While away from managing the business, Thanh enjoys traveling with her husband Lino and her son LB.