Board of Directors

Patricia Chiapellone

Board President

Patricia is Alum Rock Counseling Center’s former Chief Executive Officer, is a graduate of Psychology from UC Santa Cruz, in addition to completing her coursework for a Master’s degree in International Management from Denver University. Her 40-year career in the non-profit sector has focused on community collaboration, program development, fund development, youth mentoring, mental health, housing, and board development. Patricia was an active participant in the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits, SVCN Leadership Group, Mayors Gang Prevention Task Force, Juvenile Justice Systems Collaborative, and the Probation Leadership Team. Patricia brings a passion for working with at-risk youth and extensive experience in working in multi-cultural environments.

Girish Shah

Board Vice President

Founding CTV board member, Treasurer of Silicon Valley Interreligious Council, Advisory Board Member of Alum Rock Counseling Center, former President of the Jain Center of Northern California and has been active in many other boards and committees. Girish is dedicated to nonviolence education and creating peaceful communities where everyone thrives.

Terri Fukuda

Board Treasurer and Secretary

A founding CTV board member. Terri is the Controller at Charities Housing Development Corporation, a member of the California Society of CPAs, and the Guadalupe River Park and Gardens previous treasurer and current member. Terri is also a certified meditation instructor.

Dr. Mihir Meghani


Mihir is a Kaiser Emergency Physician in Fremont who provided medical care in India after the 2001 earthquake, in New York after 9/11, & in Sri Lanka after the 2004 tsunami. He is a distant relative of Mahatma Gandhi, whose life inspires Mihir to continuously cultivate nonviolence into his life through thought, speech, and action. He serves on the Silicon Valley Interreligious Council board and is a co-founder of Hindu American Foundation. Mihir has received numerous awards for his community service and is passionate about building a culture of peace and harmony in our homes, schools, community, and world.

Daniel Gutierrez


Daniel has over 10 years of experience building, running and overseeing community based programs working with youth and adults throughout the San Francisco Bay Area from his work in San Mateo County building the Sheriffs Activity League (SAL) Coast Side programs, to San Francisco County with Mission Graduates helping to rebuild the Mission Beacon and Santa Clara County with the Community Services Unit at Alum Rock Counseling Center (ARCC). Daniel is passionate about work that provides everyone with access to new opportunities and that leads to stronger more vibrant communities.

Shelley Swan


Shelley brings over two decades of social justice work to CTV as Executive Director of Carry the Vision. She is the co-founder of Restore Life Skills Program which teaches breathing exercises and meditation techniques for stress reduction in schools, jails, and the workplace. Shelley is a graduate of Justice Studies from San Jose State University and Meru Institute where she received her Master of Divinity degree. Her passion is to bring restorative practices into all sectors of the community and for people from all backgrounds to realize their full potential to change the world.

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