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1997

'97
Daftary, Vijay

Vijay (Jay) Daftary ’97 and his wife Tara welcomed a baby boy, Neal, on Feb. 8, 2013. The family lives in Reno, Nev.

submitted Feb. 26, 2014 1:19P
UGRD Leavey Business '97
Conca, Joanne (Barbara)

Joanne Conca ’97 just moved back to Santa Clara County with her husband and two children after living in Colorado for 8 years. Both she and her husband are involved in their real estate investment business.

Contact Joanne
www.beyondhomes.com
submitted Aug. 9, 2013 7:57A
'97
Blanar, David

David Blanar '97 writes, "Hallo from England! I recently wrapped up an MA in Systematic Theology & Philosophy from the University of Nottingham—yep, you read that right. Really enjoyable work, it brought back lots of memories and made me all the more grateful for Fr. Tollini's lectures. Much love from overseas!"

submitted Feb. 18, 2014 2:15P

1998

GRD Leavey/MBA '98
Vaughn, Patricia

P. J. Vaughn '92, '98 is now living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She works for Chevron as the general manager of the Buenos Aires Shared Services Center.

submitted May. 14, 2014 2:13P
'98
Pierce, Lloyd

Lloyd Pierce ’98 has been hired by 76ers coach Brett Brown as assistant coach. Pierce had previous stints with the Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors, and Cleveland Cavaliers. The San Jose native played for Santa Clara University from 1994-98 and played professionally in Mexico, Australia and Germany before returning to Santa Clara to join then-coach Dick Davey's staff.

submitted Aug. 30, 2013 10:25A
GRD Law '98
Hicks, Josh

Josh Hicks ’95, J.D. ’98 is a new shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, a firm practicing in the areas of real estate, natural resources, public policy, corporate, and litigation. Hicks is a member of the firm’s government relations department and taxation group. His tax practice focuses on Nevada state and local tax matters, ranging from tax planning to litigated tax controversies. Hicks’ government affairs practice focuses on representation before the Nevada Legislature, local governments and state government agencies. In addition, Hicks practices in all aspects of Nevada campaign finance and election law, including all aspects of ballot initiatives.

submitted Jan. 7, 2014 10:35P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '98
Henderson, Sheila

Sheila J. Henderson M.A. '98 writes, "Two exciting events: My husband and I moved to New York City, and I recently published two books: Fostering Inventiveness in Children and Invention Friday Curriculum: Grades 2-5. These books are available on Amazon.com. For more information, please see the website: http://inventionfriday.org These books would likely be interesting to parents and teachers who are interested in encouraging their children toward interesting careers and to enjoy learning, inside and outside the classroom. The curriculum is great for the classroom, after school programs, and education at home."

Contact Sheila
drsheilaj@gmail.com http://SheilaJHenderson.org http://inventionfriday.org
submitted May. 10, 2014 2:04P
'98
Fisher, David

David Fisher MBA '98 is now vice president and business transformation officer at SRA International, Inc., a leading provider of IT solutions and professional services to government organizations.

Mr. Fisher will lead a business transformation program to drive continuous process improvement and operational optimization efforts in support of SRA’s strategic plan. As BTO, he will help SRA continue to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of internal business processes, enhancing the focus on providing customers with the best people, ideas and performance.
“We are pleased to welcome David to the SRA team,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Tim Atkin. “David’s thought leadership and extensive operational experience in the public and private sectors will strengthen how we support our employees and our customers.  He will provide SRA, and our customers, with strategies and practices that will enable us to consistently meet the dynamic needs of the federal government market in order to achieve exceptional operational performance.”  
 
Mr. Fisher has held a number of senior roles within the public and private sectors, most recently as Chief Risk Officer and Senior Advisor to the Commissioner at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Prior to joining the IRS, he served as Chief Administrative Officer/Chief Financial Officer at the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Before holding his role at the GAO, David held a number of positions with the Department of Defense (DoD), including serving as the first permanent director of the Business Transformation Agency, Defense Enterprise Integration Executive, and Special Assistant to the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Financial Management). Prior to joining DoD, David served as Managing Director with BearingPoint.
 
Mr. Fisher graduated with distinction from Stanford University with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication. He completed his Masters of Business Administration at Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business. He is also the author of Optimize Now (or else!): How to Leverage Processes and Information to Achieve Enterprise Optimization and Avoid Enterprise Extinction.
submitted Jun. 21, 2014 9:55A

1999

UGRD Engineering '99
Warner, Amy
Amy Warner '99, M.S. '00 was recently elected as vice president of Precision Analog. As such, Warner is responsible for setting and driving strategy for the Precision Analog team with the goal of sustainable growth and profitability with differentiated analog signal chain products designed for the industrial, energy and communications markets.
 
In previous roles at TI, Warner managed Precision Digital-to-Analog Converter products and served as an analog field applications engineer.  Prior to joining TI in 2004, she spent four years as a hardware engineer at Agilent Technologies.
submitted Mar. 12, 2014 8:39P
UGRD Engineering '99
Tarantino, Jeffrey

Jeffrey ’99 and Sarah Tarantino welcomed Edward "Teddy" Tarantino to their family on January 23, 2014. Teddy joined big sister, Katherine. Jeff also celebrated his 10th Anniversary with Erler & Kalinowski, Inc.

submitted Apr. 1, 2014 2:11P
UGRD Leavey Business '99
Sambandan, Sachi
Sachi Sambandan MBA '99 has been appointed senior vice president of engineering at Gigamon, a leader in traffic visibility solutions. Sambandan joins Gigamon from VMware, where he recently served as vice president for the company's R&D Hybrid Cloud Services, responsible for all aspects of product development as well as building and managing a team of approximately 180 engineers.  Prior to VMware, Sambandan spent ten years at Force10 Networks as vice president of engineering, developing and expanding Force10's product roadmap. Sambandan received a bachelor's degree in electronics and communication engineering from India's College of Engineering in Guindy, Madras. He went on to earn a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland and a master's in business administration from Santa Clara University.
 

 

submitted May. 16, 2014 1:12P
'99
Lalangan , Sheri (Lara )

Sheri Lara ’99  and Ronald Lalangan were married at Mission Santa Clara on August 17. The happy couple were surrounded by their family and friends, including fellow Bronco Susan Lalangan Vaughan who served as a bridesmaid.

submitted Oct. 4, 2013 4:33P
GRD Leavey/MBA '99
Goodman, Daniel

Daniel Goodman MBA ’99 writes: "After 8 1/2 years of owning my own retail business I decided it was time to marry my financial analysis skills to my customer service skills and become a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual. Whereas I used to help people brew beer and make wine, now I get to help them achieve their most amazing futures, helping them plan and achieve financial strength and security."

Contact Daniel
Daniel T. Goodman, MBA Office 925 520 4034 Mobile 925 487 7551 Northwestern Mutual San Francisco Bay Area Group- Pleasanton 6150 Stoneridge Mall Rd, Suite 100 Pleasanton, CA 94588 daniel.goodman@nm.com http://danielgoodman.nm.com/ https://www.facebook.com/danielgca
submitted Nov. 13, 2013 11:58A
UGRD Leavey Business '99
Fargo, Ben

Ben and Alli (Brandt) Fargo '99 are thrilled to announce the arrival of their second son, Andrew George Brandt Fargo, on Sept. 6. Andy joins big brother Ricky. The family lives in Pleasanton, Calif.

submitted Sep. 11, 2013 3:45P

2000

GRD Engineering '00
Warner, Amy
see year 1999
'00
Lau, Linus (Lau)

Linus Lau ’00 has been Chair for the Music Video, Film and Television Program at Musicians Institute since December of 2012, in addition to adjunct lecturer of Film Studies at Long Beach City College. He is also the composer of the upcoming feature "Bread and Butter," starring Bobby Moynihan of Saturday Night Live.

Contact Linus
www.linuslaumusic.com
submitted Oct. 2, 2013 2:55P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '00
Drogin, Christina (Beck)

Christina Beck Drogin ’00 and Jason Drogin ’00 welcomed daughter Mia Edie Drogin on August 29, 2012. Mia joins big brothers Will (6) and Jake (4).

submitted Aug. 7, 2013 9:22P
GRD Leavey/MBA '00
Clapperton, Michael

Michael Clapperton MBA ’00 has been named to the board of Etairos Consulting in San Jose, Calif. He currently is the Chief Technology Officer of IT Sigma in New York City, a SaaS Workflow Management tool.

Contact Michael
212-390-0696
submitted May. 29, 2014 10:11A
'00
Berardi, Gina (Policastri)

Gina Policastri ’00, J.D. ’03 is a partner at Lonich & Patton, LLP in San Jose. She is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Family Law Specialist. She and her husband welcomed a baby girl, Bianca, in 2011. The family lives in Willow Glen.

Contact Gina
www.lonichandpatton.com
submitted Aug. 2, 2013 2:18P

2001

'01
Weyher, Anna

Anna Weyher ’01 is the principal investigator and founder of the Kasanka Baboon Project, formed in 2010 for the study of a group of Kinda baboons (Papio cynocephalus kindae) in Kasanka National Park, Zambia. 

In addition to studying the social behavior of the Kinda baboobs, Weyher has set up a long-term research site dedicated to the study and conservation of the Kinda baboon, as well as developed science, environmental education, and conservation programs for the community. In particular, he Kasanka Baboon Project has created the Science, Math, and Conservation Club for Girls in the local area. With lessons held twice weekly at the Conservation Centre, the aim is to improve the girl’s science, maths, and English skills, while teaching them about conservation and giving them life skills such as first aid and computer ability.
 
 
Contact Anna
http://kasankababoonproject.com/
submitted Sep. 26, 2013 3:18P
'01
Thorpe, Gillian

 "Seek help for your child at the onset of any suspicion of alcohol or drugs," advises Gillian Thorp M.A. ’01, Three Stones Wellness CEO and co-founder with Kathryn Spelman, COO. "You don't want to wait until your child hits rock bottom and is expelled from school or in the hospital. Early intervention is important."

Three Stones Wellness, which opened in a cozy home in Santa Clara last November, is a residential program providing alcohol and drug abuse treatment for adolescents, ages 12 to 17. The home can accommodate up to six teens for stays of 30 to 90 days. It is one of just nine residential facilities for adolescents in all of California (compared with some 2,400 facilities for adults).
 
"There is a huge, unmet need for help for adolescents suffering from substance abuse," says Thorp, a mother of two daughters. Thorp holds a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University, where she was Director of the International Student Services before leaving the university last April to focus her efforts on establishing Three Stones Wellness.
 
"It's been quite a leap of faith, but it's something that speaks to my heart for personal reasons," says Thorp, a Santa Clara resident who was born and raised in South Africa.
 
"I wanted to do something in our community because I have long-standing roots here," continues Thorp, whose late husband, Deron, was a native of Santa Clara.
 
Thorp and Spelman are neighbors living on the same street, and Thorp's daughters are friends with Spelman's daughter. As the moms got to know each other, they discovered that they shared concern for teens struggling with substance abuse, which sometimes co-occurs with underlying disorders such as depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar, and attention deficit.
 
"The establishment of a holistic, compassion-based program for adolescents to address very real problems was needed. The opportunity to develop and create a new program with a fresh perspective, incorporating evidence-based treatments and drawing upon the expertise of professionals in the field, while working with a dear friend, was a privilege not to be passed by," writes Spelman in an e-mail.
 
A native of Southern California, Spelman brings her problem-solving and organizational skills as an attorney—with a law degree from the University of San Diego—to the partnership.
 
"What began as simply an idea and good intentions has blossomed into a program that we are extremely proud of. With the incredible support of our families and friends, and the commitment and work of the team that we have brought together, we expect that this program will create positive change in the lives of our adolescent clients and their families," states Spelman.
 
On the Three Stones Wellness website, it states that its core belief "is that alcohol and substance abuse is a treatable condition and that recovery is best achieved through a process that heals and nurtures mind, body, and spirit." This holistic approach to wellness is symbolized by three stacked stones, sometimes used by travelers along trails to mark the way home or to a new destination.
 
submitted Feb. 3, 2014 4:15P
UGRD Leavey Business '01
O'Brien, Brendan

Brendan O’Brien ’01 and Lauren (Russell) O’Brien ’02 welcomed their second boy Declan Charles on April 5, 2013. The family, with their oldest son Liam and dog Burger, currently live in Burlingame, Calif.

submitted Oct. 3, 2013 12:55P
'01
Doré, David
 
submitted May. 16, 2014 11:54A
'01
Diaz, Alma (Parra)

Angel Diaz ’99 and Alma Diaz Parra ’01 welcomed their first child, Eduardo Angel, on September 7, 2011. The family resides in Los Angeles.

submitted Oct. 7, 2013 9:15A
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