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Linda (Bader) Harroff '74 is enjoying retirement in Maine by sailing, gardening, and volunteering. She writes, "It beats work!"
Steve Flint '74 has joined the University of Idaho Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management as an Affiliate Instructor.
Constantin Delivanis MBA '74, an entrepreneur who co-founded Sand Hill Group, BDNA, a source of information about IT infrastructure, and was the creator of Technopedia.com, a social community for IT professionals, was profiled in Forbes for his contributions to the Silicon Valley Start-up Common.
Patrice (Koda) Coyle ’74 is serving her second term as chair of the Dignity Health Sacramento Service Area Board and was honored to meet President Obama, White House senior staff, and congressional leaders in February. She continues to serve on the boards of Cristo Rey High School and Mercy Foundation and joined the California Hospital Association’s Governance Forum in 2011.
Patrice Koda Coyle '74, representing Dignity Health, was elected chair of the California Hospital Association's Governance Forum. She is a member of CHA's Executive Committee and Board of Trustees.
John A. Chickosky ’74 is president and CEO of Natrix Separations Inc, a supplier of high-performance disposable chromatography products to the life science, food, beverage, and water markets. Chickosky has been a member of the Natrix Board of Directors since mid-2010 and will continue to hold a board seat. Natrix Board Chairman Jim Iuliano commented, “John has been instrumental in assessing our technology and shaping our business strategy as a member of the board, and we are thrilled to have him leading the company during this exciting new phase of its development. He is widely respected among biopharm industry leaders and has demonstrated a deft hand in commercializing new technologies in this space.”
Chickosky added, “Natrix’s patented advective high-capacity chromatography technology has been well-received by the industry, and we are confident that it will deliver a step-change improvement in the way downstream processing is handled. We now have the right team and a focused plan to swiftly deliver the promise of Natrix’s core technology to customers who need it to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing bioproduction environment.”
Most recently, Chickosky was Chief Commercial Officer and President of the BioSystems Division of Xcellerex, Inc., where he led the development and execution of the company’s commercial strategy. He brings more than 20 years of senior management experience with life science technology companies, including senior positions at Kendro Laboratory Products (now part of ThermoFisher), CARR Separations, and Sepracor, Inc. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Santa Clara University and an MBA from St. Mary’s College.
Tina Caratan '74 decided after 37+ years to redirect her career path and left public accounting. She is currently an adjunct professor at SFSU and doing free lance consulting for the not for profit industry. She ultimately would like to take on the role of a CFO for a major NFP in the greater Bay Area.
Julie Brooks J.D. ’74 was named one of the 100 “Women of Influence” by Silicon Valley Business Journal. As the executive VP, general counsel, chief compliance officer, corporate secretary at Conceptus Inc., Brooks oversees legal and compliance issues. Conceptus is a health care service company that focuses on women’s health. Founded in 1992, the company specializes in the design, development and distribution of medical products and services for use in the field of women’s health. Brooks is also president and director, Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel 2010–13. She received the president’s award for outstanding industry service, ARRDA, 1988.
Bruce Bottini ’70, J.D ’74 writes: “I am a trial lawyer in Portland, Ore., specializing in personal injury law, in practice with my wife, Marianne, and son John for over 25 years.”
Rita Beamish '74 climbed to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, at 19,300 feet, in July with a group of women journalist friends.
Justice Steven M. Vartabedian J.D. '75 retired from the Fifth District Court of Appeals after nearly 29 years as a jurist.
Jeff Tarzwell '76 if CFO for Redwood City Electric. His wife Bridget '75, MBA '76 is busy building her printing business in Sacramento.
The Honorable James W. Tamm J.D. '75 writes, "I have joined the faculty of the Wallenberg Institute in Stockholm, Sweden."
David B. Samuelson '72, J.D. '75 writes: "Still enjoying living up in the San Juans—probably never retire."
Sherri Sager '75 just celebrated her 15th anniversary as chief government relations officer at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.
Terence “Terry” Phillips ’75 is a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives seat in California’s new 23rd congressional district. As a CBS News foreign correspondent, he covered the collapse of the Soviet Union as well as conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Bosnia, and Haiti. He has also served as a public affairs executive in the wireless telecommunications industry. Phillips is the author of Murder at the Altar (a historical novel) and Off the Air: Thoughts About Our Quality of Life (a collection of his radio commentaries). He now lives in Bakersfield, Calif.
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Dr. Anthony Maida '75 has joined PharmaNet Development Group, Inc. as Vice President, Clinical Research. Dr. Maida will be responsible for leading PharmaNet's oncology team.
Joseph Kovar ’75 is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his CPA and Wealth Management firm, Sweeney Kovar, LLP, which serves businesses and individuals in Danville, Calif.
Psychotherapist Alexandra Kennedy '75 was a pioneer in the field of grief in the 1990s when her first book, Losing a Parent (HarperCollins), became a bestseller. Her professional work moved deeply into the field of grief and loss while her private life sought union with the Divine Feminine. The result of this 30-year journey is her third book, the just-published How Did I Miss All This Before? Waking Up to the Magic of Our Ordinary Lives (iUniverse; $19.95; ISBN 1450207987). A psychotherapist for more than 30 years, Kennedy has written an intimate account of courageous transformation in the midst of life's common challenges--truly a woman's path of awakening. Alexandra's three-decade quest begins with an unusual transcendent experience, unfolds through epiphanies at three sacred Earth sites, and culminates in the discovery that her yearning was always available to be fulfilled right here, in the most ordinary aspects of daily life. Through the medium of a compelling, multilayered story that is both personal and accessible, How Did I Miss All This Before? offers a unique combination of rich prose, deep professional and personal experience, interactive questions for readers, and a wealth of references from pioneers of both spirit and psychology. We tend to believe that waking up to our natural state of joyfulness comes with huge claps of thunder or miraculous events. Yet How Did I Miss All This Before? shows that life's magic happens in the most ordinary of moments, if only we are willing to see with fresh eyes. The process of awakening involves being fully present to life as it is right now. Kennedy's message is for everyone wishing to find greater openness to life in each precious moment. Kennedy, who lives in Santa Cruz, Calif., has served on the faculty of John F. Kennedy University, UC-Santa Cruz Extension, and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Her writing has been featured in USA Today, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Examiner, Boston Herald, Yoga Journal, and Mothering Magazine.
Terence Kane '75 published The Wise Planner: Safeguarding Your Family's Wealth. Based upon years of legal experience, Kane has written an entertaining and well thought-out book on estate planning, legal structures and how to protect your family's wealth. He lives in San Jose, Calif., with his wife and two daughters.
Terence M. Kane TMK54@sbcglobal.net