Comprised of distinguished members of the off-campus community, the Advisory Board provides ideas and counsel from an independent perspective, assists in planning and fundraising, and enhances communication between the Center and its external constituencies.
Advisory Board Members
Superintendent of Schools, Diocese of San Jose
Kathy Almazol is the Superintendent of the elementary and secondary schools in the Diocese of San Jose. She has been an administrator in the elementary schools for the past twenty years.
Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
David Berger is a partner in the litigation department of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He is a leader in the firm's corporate governance group and heads its mergers and acquisitions litigation practice. David's practice combines advising boards and shareholders on matters of corporate control, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance, as well as litigating such matters.
Director, Markkula Foundation; Trustee, Santa Clara University
Kristi Bowers is a community volunteer, Director of Sales Marketing for Kings Mountain Vineyard, and nonprofit board member. Kristi has served on the Advisory Board since 1999 and on its executive committee since 2007.
John Bronson is an expert in the field of strategic corporate and operational development. Having spent the better part of his 28-year career helping high-growth companies build big brands through careful attention to the people who run them, Mr. Bronson is a strong advocate for the principles behind strategic planning and hiring.
Retired, Wyse Technology, Octel, Hewlett-Packard Company
Doug Chance was previously Executive V.P. of Hewlett Packard’s Network Systems Sector. He has served on many corporate and non-profit boards of directors in Silicon Valley including Community Foundation Silicon Valley. He is a graduate of Princeton University, BSE ‘64, and Stanford University, MBA ‘66.
Retired, Symantec Corporation
Prior to retiring on October 31, 2009, Art Courville was the Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for Symantec Corporation, a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management software for consumers and businesses.
Former CEO, Vodafone Ireland
Teresa Elder has led businesses with up to $4B revenue in the wireless and cable industries in the US and Europe. She has experience on commercial and non-profit boards. Teresa advises businesses in strategy, scaling and operations. She is the former CEO of Vodafone Ireland, making her the first female CEO of any Vodafone business globally.
Labor Attorney, DLA Piper
Christopher Foster is a labor attorney at DLA Piper in San Francisco, where he represents employers in a variety of industries, including healthcare, solid waste,media, and education. Christopher negotiates collective bargaining agreements, advises regarding strike management, and handles unfair labor practice claims before the National Labor Relations Board.
Chairman, M.E. Fox & Company, Inc.
Mr. Fox has served on many boards in the community, which have included a chairmanship of the Eastfield Ming Quong. He founded and chaired the very successful Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center Foundation with an initial gift. Today, this foundation is most prominent and serves many thousands of people in our community.
Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, Adobe Systems, Inc.
Charles (Chuck) Geschke co-founded Adobe Systems Incorporated in 1982. A leader in the software industry for more than 35 years, Geschke retired from his position as president of Adobe in 2000 and continues to share the chairmanship of the board with Adobe’s cofounder John Warnock.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Flextronics International
Jonathan S. Hoak, general counsel of Flextronics, a leading Electronics Manufacturing Services Provider, is an active member of the Center’s Business and Organizational Ethics Partnership. Hoak served as senior vice president and general counsel at NCR Corporation for 13 years where he oversaw all legal matters for NCR's global operations. Most recently, Hoak served as vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer at Hewlett Packard, where he led the strategy and implementation of HP's ethics and compliance program, including adherence to the company's Standards of Business Conduct.
Chairman and CEO, Kinsale Associates
Mr. Kelly is CEO of Kinsale Associates, Inc, an LLC providing strategic advice to corporate management teams considering mergers or acquisitions, growth capital, or other change in control matters, particularly in the semiconductor, software, wireless, and capital equipment sectors. Mr. Kelly has successfully built and sold three consulting businesses to multinational buyers.
Co-Founder/Business Development, Yiftee
Lori Laub has held executive management positions as Vice President of Customer Care for Great Plains Software, Intuit Corporation, and Vantive Corporation, General Manager Entry Business Unit for Microsoft/Great Plains Software, VP Support Products at Ziff-Davis Publishing, and was Chief Information Officer and VP Information Services at Remedy Corporation.
Managing Partner, Lauder Partners LLC
Gary Lauder is the Managing Director of Lauder Partners LLC, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm investing primarily in information technologies. He has been a venture capitalist since 1985, investing in over 80 private companies. He is also Chairman of ActiveVideo Networks.
Board Member and Former Chairman, Sutter Health
Richard Levy is former chairman of the board of Sutter Health, the chair of the Finance and Planning Committee for the Bay Area Region of Sutter Health, and a board member of the Sutter Health Peninsula Coastal Region. He is also Chairman Emeritus of the board and former CEO of Varian Medical Systems. This leading Silicon Valley-based company provides high-energy radiation equipment, hardware and software for treating cancer, as well as X-ray tubes for diagnostic radiology.
Retired Superintendent, San Francisco Mint
Ms. Marshall (formerly Carol M. Khosrovi) has extensive and distinguished government and private sector experience. Her career highlights include becoming the first woman Congressional Relations Director in any government agency and the first woman Director of VISTA (Domestic Peace Corps).
Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Katharine (Katie) Martin is a partner in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's Palo Alto office, where she practices corporate and securities law. She currently serves as a member of the firm's board of directors, its governing body, and previously served as a member of the Policy Committee and as the leader of the firm's business law department.
Retired, Ernst & Young
Martin R. Melone is a retired partner of Ernst & Young LLP, where he was responsible for global clients in a wide range of industries. He was a partner of that firm from 1975 to 2001. He is a member of the board of directors of Internet Brands, Inc., and chairs its audit and ethics committee. He is also a director of Public Counsel, the country’s largest pro bono law firm, and a trustee and Treasurer of the California Science Center Foundation.
Executive Director, Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation
Kathleen Odne is the Executive Director of the Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation in Walnut Creek, California. The Lesher Foundation provides grants to non-profits in northern California to improve K-12 education, enhance the visual and performing arts and in support of programs benefiting children and families.
Chair, Board of Directors, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
C.S. Park is currently serving as the Lead Independent Director of Seagate Technology, a world-wide leader in data storage solutions, and as a member of the Global Board of DLA Piper, a global law firm. He has served as Board Chair of Silicon Valley Community Foundation since January, 2015.
President and CEO, The Pasha Group
George W. Pasha, IV is Chief Executive Officer of The Pasha Group. He is responsible for worldwide operations of The Pasha Group’s three main divisions: Automotive, Maritime and Relocation/Transportation, as well as Corporate Services. He is also President of Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines, a joint venture with Hawaii Ship Management LLC, which provides ocean liner service for shipment of vehicles and other rolling stock between the West Coast and Hawaii.
Managing Director, Baccharis Capital, Inc.
Noel Perry is the Founder and Managing Director of Baccharis Capital, Inc., a private venture capital firm, started in 1991, located in Menlo Park, CA. The company's focus is on early stage investments in educational software, educational toys, organic food, health, and other consumer products.
Presiding Superior Court Judge, Superior Court of Santa Clara
Judge Risë R. Pichon has been a Superior Court Judge of the County of Santa Clara, State of California since 1998. She previously served as a Judge on the Municipal Court from 1984 to 1998 and also as a Court Commissioner from 1983 to 1984. She received a Juris Doctor Degree from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1976 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics in 1973 from Santa Clara University after having transferred from Xavier University in New Orleans in 1971.
Betsy Rafael most recently held the position of Vice President Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer at Apple. She held that position for five years from 2007-2012. Prior to joining Apple, Betsy was Vice President of Corporate Finance at Cisco Systems. Additionally, she previously held the position of Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer at Cisco.
Retired Chairman and CEO, Greater Bay Bancorp
Byron A. Scordelis, Director, served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Greater Bay Bancorp from January 1, 2004 until its sale in October 1, 2007. He joined Greater Bay Bancorp in 2001 as its Chief Operating Officer and President of the Greater Bay Banking Group, which was comprised of the company's banking subsidiaries as well as its business and technology operations, trust services and human resources activities.
Retired CEO, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Richard Slavin, M.D., is chief executive officer for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Slavin previously served as the president of the Camino Division of PAMF and as executive vice president. Along with David Druker, Slavin was the principal architect of the affiliation of Camino Medical Group into the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Raised in San Francisco, Slavin attended the University of California at Berkeley, graduated from Washington University Medical School, and received his surgical training at Stanford University Medical Center.
Physician-in-Chief, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara
Dr. Smarr serves on the Board of Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network and on the Smart Health Task Force. Most recently she ws invited to join the Santa Clara University Advisory Board of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Additionally, she is a member of the Population Health Sub-Group of the Operations Management Group, as well as the Compensation Committee and Administrative Issues Committee of the TPMG Board of Directors.
Consultant, Non-Profit Management, Ervie L. Smith, Inc.
Ervie Smith is the President/CEO of Ervie L. Smith, Inc. She has had a very a successful consulting practice since 1974 working primarily with nonprofits in Silicon Valley in the areas of fund raising, board development, strategic planning, organizational development and capital campaigns.
Community Volunteer; Trustee, Santa Clara University
Charmaine Warmenhoven has had a 25-year career as a teacher and administrator in Special Education and Disability Ministry. From 1988 through 2001, she was the Associate Director of Special Ministries at the Diocese of San Jose. This ministry assists parishes with the inclusion of people with disabilities into all aspects of parish life.
Director Emeritus, McKinsey and Company
Don Watters is a Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company, the global management consulting firm. During his 28 years with the Firm, Don and his family lived and worked in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, the Netherlands and Australia. He served primarily private sector clients in nearly 20 different industries on issues of strategy, organization and operations. In the late 1980’s, he led the team that opened McKinsey’s Silicon Valley Office.
Owner, A.C.M. Investments
A. C. "Mike" Markkula, Jr. has been associated with Santa Clara University in various capacities since 1984, and was Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 2003-2009. Mr. Markkula and his wife Linda, provided initial funding for the Center for Applied Ethics and served as Chairman of the Board of Advisors and a member of the steering committee. The University awarded him an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree in 1992.
Retired Executive Vice President, Hewlett-Packard Company
Prior to retirement in November 1993, William E. (Bill) Terry was Executive Vice President of the Measurement Systems Sector and a Director of the Hewlett-Packard Company, located in Palo Alto, California.
Ex Officio Members
- Michael Engh
- Dennis Jacobs
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, SCU
- Jim Lyons
Vice President for University Relations, SCU