Mike Piscotty, President
Mike Piscotty is a graduate from the University of New Mexico, Business school and the holds MBA from California State University, Hayward. A proven manager and leader, has led large scale software development projects for the past 30 years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Highly successful youth baseball coach leading teams to multiple national championships. Has participated on numerous youth sports in various board roles. Served on the Lynnewood United Methodist Church Board for 3 years. Wife Gretchen Piscotty, passed away from ALS in May 2018.
Stephen Piscotty, Vice President
Stephen Piscotty is a professional baseball player currently playing for the Oakland Athletics. Graduate from Stanford University with a BS degree in Atmosphere and Energy Engineering. Winner of the Tony Conigliaro Award in 2019. Winner of the Fred Hutch Award in 2019. Active advocate for ALS awareness and cure research.
Toni Eslick, Secretary
Toni Eslick has a B.A. Degree in Communications from California State University, Hayward. She is currently a Human Resources Director for Covia, a non-profit organization that provides services and housing to seniors. Toni has been employed by Covia for over thirty-five years and has experience working in Human Resources, Benefit Administration, Payroll, Accounting, Medicare/Insurance billing and Administration. Toni served on the Pleasanton American Little League Board of Directors in 2002 as the League Secretary, in 2003 as the League Treasurer and from 2004 until 2009 as the League President. She has also done volunteer work for Covia, the Pleasanton Unified School District, Open Heart Kitchen and the ALS Cure Project
Paul Pluschkell, Business Development/Partnerships Director
Paul Pluschkell is an American Entrepreneur. Paul has been a disruptor and innovator across a range of technology driven markets over the course of his 30+ year career. A proven leader, he has built, scaled and sold companies from start-ups to global enterprises, generating billions of cumulative gain for investors and management’s teams by combining his vision and operational expertise.
James Gilbreth, Fund Raising Director
James Gilbreth is President of Kota Networks Inc, an outsourced Information Technology solution for small to medium sized businesses. Member of the St Andrew’s Society of Oakland. Former 1st VP of the Pleasanton Girls Softball League. United States Army Special Forces (Ret)
Barron Wesenberg, Treasurer
Barron Wesenberg has a B.S. in Engineering from California State University Chico and an MBA from California State University Hayward. He has held engineering leadership roles in Fortune 500 companies and as an early member of a startup guided the company to $1.5 billion IPO. He is the current owner and co-founder of Kota Networks Inc and has had held various position on youth sports boards.
Andrew Woodward, IT/Communications Director
Andrew Woodward is a graduate from Kingston University, England and holds an MBA in Information Technology Management from the University of Phoenix. A successful technology leader working for small to medium sized technology & Healthcare companies for over 30 years, the last 26 in the bay area. Formerly a youth soccer coach for over 10 years for local Boys Soccer Organization (B.U.S.C) and 4 years as President of the Pleasanton Adult Co-Ed Soccer league.
Phil Green, Director of Corporate Sponsorships
Phil Green is a graduate of the University of Washington where he was on the 1991 National Championship UW Football team. He has spent the past 25 years building a career in developing technology solutions for brands such as Sony, Hewlett Packard, and Home Depot. A loving husband to his wife Jennifer, Phil is also a dedicated father to four children (Arianne-18, Hunter-17, Parker-13, and Whitney-10). Phil was diagnosed with ALS in August of 2018 and immediately dedicated himself to making a difference in the fight against this horrific disease. Phil is active in helping multiple ALS organizations with promoting ALS legislation and policy issues, increasing awareness and raising funds to find effective treatments and cures, and providing much needed support services for ALS patients and families.
Here is a list of the various organizations that he works with and the role he serves with each:
- Augie’s Quest, Leadership Council
- Team Gleason, Board of Directors
- International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations, PCAC (PALS & CALS Advisory Council)
- International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations, Innovation and Technology Council
- ALS Association, PCAC (PALS & CALS Advisory Council)
- Cytokinetics, Patient Advisory Board
- Clara Health, Breakthrough Crew
- MT Pharma, Technology Advisory Board
- HEALEY Platform Trial, Patient Advisory Committee
- HEALEY Platform Trial, Recruitment and Retention Committee
- UW Medicine Center for Translational Muscle Research, Patient Advisor
- CDMRP ALS Research Program, Consumer Reviewer
- I AM ALS, Clinical Trials Committee Co-chair
- I AM ALS, Legislative Affairs Committee
- I AM ALS, Community Advisory Committee
- NEALS, Research Ambassador
- International Symposium on ALS/MND, Patient Fellow (2019, 2020)
Mike Crawford, Outreach Director
Mike Crawford is a graduate of the University of Santa Clara, School of Law. He worked for over 30 years in the aerospace and defense sector, responsible for contract negotiations and business management, before retiring to coach high school and club baseball.
Mike is also Chairman of the Crawford Charity Golf Tournament, which hosts an annual tournament to raise funds for selected charitable organizations (including ALS CURE Project the past two years). He has been an advocate in the ALS community this year, actively working with the Lou Gehrig Day Committee and as a liaison with MLB to initiate an annual league-wide Lou Gehrig Day to raise ALS awareness and funding.