We are a team of professionals dedicated to inclusive playground design and social change. Together we take on projects which advance our mission to bring the joy of play to everyone.

Work together, Play together

Jill Asher

Jill Asher
Co-Founder, Co-Executive Director

Meg Gale

Meg Gale
Director of Community Outreach

Deborah Getz

Deborah Getz
Director of Community Engagement and Events

Jay Gluckman

Jay Gluckman
Director of Education

Maria Hassid

Maria Hassid
Operations Director

Peter Jensen

Peter Jensen
Lead Designer and Landscape Architect

Anne Johnston

Anne Johnston
Director of Marketing and Brand

Joyce Reynolds-Sinclair PhD

Joyce Reynolds-Sinclair PhD
Chair, Board of Directors

Olenka Villarreal

Olenka Villarreal
Founder, Executive Director

Colin Wilfred

Colin Wilfred
Kindness Ambassador, Playground Reporter

Board of Directors

Jill Asher

Board Director
Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Magical Bridge Foundation

Leland Levy

Board Director
Senior VP-Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors

Intekhab Nazeer

Board Treasurer
CFO, Tribal Planet Inc.

Melissa Rick

Board Secretary
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Joyce Reynolds-Sinclair, Ph.D.

Board Chair
Managing Director, GEO Group Strategic Services, LLC

Olenka Villarreal

Board Director
Founder and Executive Director, Magical Bridge Foundation

Holly Wade, Ph.D.

Board Director
Former Assistant Superintendent, Student Services of Palo Alto Unified School District

Jay Beckwith “Father of Modern Day Playground,” Former President, Kompan, Consultant, Boundless Playgrounds

Dawn Billman Director of Leadership, Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce and original member of MBP team

Anne Cohen Founder, Disability Health Access, Expert and Advocate for Disability Rights

Carrie Farber Senior Product Manager, Digital Accessibility & User-Generated Content, Walmart

Karen Holman City of Palo Alto Mayor 2015, member City Council since 2010

Adam S. Juratovac Attorney and Founder, AthletesLTD

Kimberly Lin Part of the original Palo Alto playground leadership team, and a valued community advocate

Xin Liu President of Enlight Foundation, advocate for improving education inequality and anchor donor for Magical Bridge Playground and Magical Bridge Foundation

Kris Loew co-Founder, Magical Bridge Foundation and original member of Magical Bridge Playground team

Nicole Ofiesh PhD Learning and Educational Specialist, Stanford University researcher and internationally renowned speaker about inclusive education

Diana Olin Attorney, Box, Diversity and Inclusion Visionary

Melissa Rick Legal Counsel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich, and Rosati

Lee Sanders HMD, MPH Chief, Division of Pediatrics, Stanford University

Jules Sherman Award and Patent Winning Human-Center Designer and EntrepreneurDesign Consultant, Stanford University School of Medicine

Abra Siegel Healthcare Executive with extensive background in strategic initiatives and operations

Amanda Steckler Anchor donor of Magical Bridge Playground and Magical Bridge Foundation

Vince Steckler Anchor donor of Magical Bridge Playground and Magical Bridge Foundation and CEO, Avast Software

Join us as we spread the joy of Magical Bridge Playgrounds throughout the Bay Area and nationwide!

Magical Bridge Foundation seeks partners, suppliers, artists, designers, and sponsors as we bring innovative and inclusive playgrounds to more communities. Our valued partners engage in the brainstorming and development process, feedback and usage studies, community engagement events, and placement and construction activities. Bringing a playground to life is an exciting process, and when it’s innovative and inclusive to all ages and abilities, the rewards are beyond compare. As a vendor, supplier, volunteer, artist, designer, or construction partner, we hope you’ll join us on our incredible journey.

We thank the following partners who have joined Magical Bridge Foundation in our mission to bring more innovative and inclusive playgrounds to life:

Abilities United
Babygrand Web Design
Barbara Butler Artist-Builder, Inc.
Enlight Foundation
Groundswell Landscape Design
Jen Lewin, Artist
Northbound Films
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Singer Associates Public Relations