Board of Directors

The Tim Griffith Foundation Board gathers at the 2019 Gala, honoring the supporters who enable the Foundation’s work helping those struggling with addiction, violence and loss.

Stacey Redman, President and Founder

Stacey founded the Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation in 2005 after losing her son to senseless violence in 2004. Stacey is a Bay Area native and graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s in Sociology. Stacey has worked in Human Resources for over 25 years at various San Francisco Bay Area companies such as Autodesk, Levi Strauss, Mervyns and Oral B Laboratories. She has a grown son, daughter-in law and three grandchildren who  resides in Redwood City.  Stacey is currently working as an HR Consultant in BioTech. Stacey co-facilitates the Meadowlark Grief Retreats.  In addition to founding and leading the Foundation, she has been a “Big Sister” in the Big Brother Big Sister’s program, a peer grief counselor at Kara in Palo Alto and has served on the Advisory Boards of the Service League of San Mateo County, as well as Crime Victims United of California.   Stacey is a recipient of the Jefferson Award, San Jose Giants Hometown Hero Award and the Bill Lane Community Service Award.

Carolyn Yates, Vice President

Carolyn is a founding member of the Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation, joining in 2005. She has an extensive background in the field of Organizational Leadership and Development in several industries including technology, health care, and retail. Carolyn has worked internally in establishing leadership and development initiatives and teams and has done independent consulting to organizations. She is currently working at Google as a Director focusing on organizational development.

Denise Harvey, Secretary and Auction Chair

Denise is a founding member of the Tim Griffith Foundation, joining in 2005. She is an officer of the board and also serves as Auction Chair. She is a Bay Area native and has worked as an HR Professional for the last 23 years at technology and retail organizations. She currently works at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco as a Strategic HR Business Partner providing HR strategy and thought leadership.  Denise has expertise in team dynamics, culture, change management, leadership development and holds a SHRM certification. While raising her now-grown son and daughter, Denise was very involved in the community as a Girl Scout and Boy Scout Leader, PTA and School Site Council Member. Today, Denise and her husband Rick are raising a granddaughter.

Carol Haner, Foundation Treasurer

A supporter of the Tim Griffith Foundation since its inception, Carol joined the Board in 2018 as the Foundation Treasurer. She has over ten years of recent experience in Finance and Business Management and an additional 25+ years in disciplines in the Technology sector, including Systems Engineering, Programming and Management. Carol was born in Pennsylvania and moved west, spending the last 43 years here in the Bay Area. She has been an active volunteer over the years, including roles on the Outreach and Finance boards for Woodside Village Church, Roy Cloud PTA Treasurer and the Fundraising Chair. She has taken on tasks such as volunteering for Art in Action and acting as a parent volunteer.

Julie Gayner, Communications Chair

Julie Gayner is a founding member of the Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation, joining in 2005, and acts as the volunteer Communications Chair. In addition to volunteering with the TGF, she is a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate in Alameda County and a crisis counselor with the Crisis Text Line organization.  Both organizations support at-risk youth.   Julie has over 20 years experience as a Learning and Organization Development professional in global organizations in retail and high tech industries

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Deb Lemos, Operations Chair

Joining in 2005, Debbie is a founding member of the Tim Griffith Foundation and acts as the volunteer Operations Chair for the organization. In addition, she is the current Chair of the Academic Scholarship Committee and runs the TGF-Stanford Internship program. In her professional role, she has over 20 years of experience in the fields of Research Administration and Operational Management in both clinical and academic environments. She is currently employed as the Director of Finance and Operations of the Mathematics Department at Stanford University. Previous to her current position she has worked in other departments at Stanford including: Sociology, OB/GYN and Microbiology. Her prior volunteer work includes School Site Council Member, PTA Board Member, Woodside Pony Club, Woodside Vaulters, and parent volunteer.

Lisa Perry, Volunteer Chair

Lisa joined the Tim Griffith Foundation in early 2005 and acts as the Volunteer Chair for the agency. She has worked in the medical field for 28 years. She currently works at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford as an executive assistant to the Chief Quality Officer. Previously she worked for Stanford University School of Medicine in the Division of Pediatric Surgery where she managed the division both academically and clinically. She was raised in Santa Cruz, California and has lived in Redwood City for the past 41 years. She is the mother of four children. Her prior volunteer work includes being one of the founding parents of Families Creating Living Options in Belmont, a residential home for disabled children; the Northern California Chair for an annual national conference for Support Organization for Trisomy 18 & 13, and also the Campaign Coordinator for the Parker G. Kidney Transplant Fund through Children’s Organ Transplant Association.

Celia Harms, Board Member

As a past participant in the Foundation’s Meadowlark Retreat for Mothers grieving the loss of a child, Celia understands the impact of the Foundation’s mission.  In 2019 she joined the Board of Directors for the Tim Griffith Foundation.  Celia has a wealth of knowledge and experience in annual giving and donation support, gained over her career at Stanford’s Law School and School of Business, as well as in marketing and diversity roles at Apple. Her enthusiasm and assistance as a volunteer for TGF were inspiring and we look forward to working with Celia in future.

If you are interested in joining the Tim Griffith Foundation board, please contact Stacey Redman for more information.


Linda Murphy


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