Board of Directors
Emily and Phil met in 1997 during their freshman year at Santa Clara University. At the time of Phil’s passing, they’d been married over 7 years and lived in Pleasanton, CA with 3 cats (Minty, Olive and Salty) and a cocker spaniel (Poppy).
Donya Williamson Burns
In 1978, Donya’s parents met Philip's parents in childbirth classes in Seattle. They were childhood playmates and remained close throughout school and into adulthood. Donya will remember Philip, above all, for his intelligence and his gentleness. She is honored to be on the board of Phil's Foundation, and is committed to ensuring the Foundation makes long-lasting contributions to the communities Philip loved.
Shannon LeCompte has her M.Ed in Higher Education and 13 years of professional experience working for national non-profits, higher education institutions and education technology companies that empower youth to attend and graduate from college. She is also a certified yoga instructor and teaches mindfulness and yoga to adults and teens in the San Francisco Bay Area. Phil was Shannon's first Santa Clara University friend. They met at college orientation and lived in the same residence hall freshman year. He was a dear friend and like a brother to her.