Board of Directors
Chair of the Board
Civic Leader, Coakley Heagerty
Vice Chair of the Board
Laura Beth DeHority
Civic Leader & Parent, Special Needs Child
Treasurer / Secretary
Parent, Special Needs Child
Immediate Past Chair of the Board
Senior Vice President, Wealth Advisor, Morgan Stanley Global Wealth Management
Senior Vice President, Financial Consultant, RBC Wealth Management
Director, Marketing & Business Development, Blach Construction
CPA & Managing Partner, Boitano, Sargent & Lilly
Operations Manager, Hensel Phelps Construction Company
Vice President, Business Development, Robert A. Bothman Construction, Inc.
CPA, Burr, Pilger & Mayer, Inc.
Independent Consultant, Rodan + Fields
John “Jack” Easterbrook
Attorney, Structure Law Group, LLP
President, Valley Heating & Cooling
Partner, KPMG LLP
President, Paine Financial & Insurance Services, Inc.
Via Services Leadership
Kay R Walker, Ed.D.
President and CEO of Via Services
Kay holds a Doctorate in Education and has been dedicated to serving the needs of clients at the agency for 39 years. She is the chief administrator of all affairs of the organization including planning, organizing and directing all aspects of the policies and activities as guided by the Board of Directors. She holds a B.S. and license by the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance in Speech and Language Pathology, a M.A. in Learning Disabilities, and an Ed.D. in Educational Psychology. Kay’s formal education has been augmented with numerous workshops and seminars in management, organizational culture, marketing and public relations. She taught for six years in the masters program at the University of Santa Clara. Kay was the 2004-2005 President of the Rotary Club of San Jose Downtown and she participates actively in business and community events.
Leslie Davis, MA
Vice President of Programs
Leslie earned a Masters in Rehabilitative Counseling and Special Education and worked as a Special Education Manager for a group of charter schools before coming to Via in 2010. Leslie oversees Via’s First Step Early Intervention and Via West Campus programs. The First Step Early Intervention program provides screening, assessment and therapy for children ages 0-8 who may be experiencing developmental delays. The Via West program offers 3, 5 and 7 day residential respite program for children and adults, ages 5 and older. Leslie supervises a full-time staff of 21 and a part-time staff of 35.
Vice President of Administration
Leslie began her career in the high tech field at Eakins Open Systems (EOS), a private technology company located in Mountain View, and was with the company until 2001. As Director of Operations at EOS, she was responsible for the business development of the IT consulting department as well as the oversight of sales administration, purchasing, shipping & receiving and general administration of the company. In April of 2001 Leslie left the high tech arena to move into the nonprofit sector. She joined Via Services in April of 2001 and is the Vice President of Administration for the organization. Her responsibilities include the oversight and management of all IT and HR functions for the organization as well as Board relations and working as the financial liaison for Via Services.
Jacqueline Forsythe, MBA
Vice President of Advancement
Jackie recently joined Via Services as Vice President for Advancement. Ms. Forsythe provides strategic development, integration, and implementation of programs for Via’s advancement. Her responsibilities include leadership of fund development, public relations, and oversight of brand initiatives using multi-channel marketing communications platforms. Ms.Forsythe possesses extensive experience in non-profit sectors including hospitals/health, youth development, and higher education. She is highly skilled in growing organizations to scale. As a strategic thinker she has the keen ability to identify organizational strengths, align market opportunities, and build sustainable initiatives. Ms. Forsythe is adept at developing diverse community-based partnerships to support and sustain organizational growth with an emphasis on public / private partnerships and social equity as a cornerstone.