Advisory Board Members
Experienced Corporate Board Member, Best-Selling Author and Patent Holder
Cathy Benko is a board member for Nike, Inc., and the former Vice Chairman and Managing Principal of DeLoitte LLP.
Co-Founder and CEO of Grape.ag
Kristi Bowers is a co-founder and CEO of Grape.ag; technology startup advisor; manager of Kings Mountain Vineyards; and a Trustee for Santa Clara University.
Chief Legal Officer, Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine
Jim Cowie is currently Chief Legal Officer at Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine, and served for 12 years as Senior VP and General Counsel, and one year as Advisor to the CEO at Cadence Design Systems.
Executive Vice President (retired), Bridge Bank
Peggy Bradshaw retired as executive vice president and chief banking officer at Bridge Bank in September 2015. Her professional experience includes more than 20 years with Comerica Bank, and as a member and chair of the Board of Regents of Santa Clara University.
Retired General Counsel, Apple and Oracle
Dan Cooperman is the former senior vice president and general counsel of Oracle Corporation (1997-2007) under Larry Ellison and senior vice president and general counsel of Apple Inc. (2007-2009) under Steve Jobs. Following his retirement from Apple, Dan served as senior counsel at DLA Piper LLP, a global law firm, and taught a course entitled, “The Role of the Modern General Counsel” at Stanford Law and Business Schools.
Chair and Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Katharine (Katie) Martin is chair of the board of directors and a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. She practices corporate and securities law at their Palo Alto office, and previously served as a member of the Policy Committee and as the leader of the firm's business law department.
Associate Managing Director, Havas San Francisco
Denise Melone graduated from Santa Clara University in 2006 with a BSC in Marketing. She has worked in healthcare advertising for over 15 years, with experience in both client management and strategic development across the board in multiple disease areas in both the patient and healthcare provider spaces.
Businessman, Philanthropist, and Founder of Next 10
Noel Perry is a businessman, philanthropist, and the founder of Next 10, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that educates and empowers Californians to improve the state’s future.
Partner, Shartsis Friese LLP
Roey Rahmil is a partner at Shartsis Friese LLP. His litigation practice focuses on complex business cases, with an emphasis on representing professionals and businesses in professional liability, real estate, and insurance coverage matters. (Photo Credit: Copyright 2015 Gary Wagner)
Director, Digital Deception Project, MapLight
Ann M. Ravel is director, Digital Deception Project at MapLight, and a lecturer and adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley – School of Law. Nominated to the Federal Election Commission by President Barack Obama on June 21, 2013 and appointed by unanimous consent of the United States Senate. She served as Chair of the Commission for 2015 and Vice Chair for 2014 before leaving in 2017.
Retired Principal, Investcorp
Nancy W. Reynolds retired as a Principal in Investcorp’s Technology Investment Group where she served as the CFO and Investor Relations Coordinator. She also serves on the Kent Place Board of Trustees and acts as the Board Liaison to the Ethics Institute at Kent Place School (“EIKPS”), a first-of-its-kind institute at the primary and secondary school level. Nancy has served on EIKPS’s Strategic Planning Committee and has developed a strong interest in advancing the process and practice of ethical decision-making.
Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics - Emeritus at Stanford University
John B. Shoven is the former Trione Director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics - Emeritus at Stanford. He is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He specializes in public finance and corporate finance and has published on Social Security, health economics, corporate and personal taxation, mutual funds, pension plans, economic demography and applied general equilibrium economics. He is Chairman of the Board of Cadence Design Systems and Lead Independent Director of Exponent.
Retired KPMG LLP Senior Corporate Tax Partner
Marty is a retired KPMG LLP senior corporate tax partner, having served multinational companies in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. He also served as an accounting firm executive at two other international accounting firms. Marty has extensive Board experience in higher education.
Internal Medicine, Primary Care Physician, Permanente Medical Group
Joyce Viloria is a primary care physician at Kaiser Santa Clara, joining in 2012. Her medical interests include the management of chronic medical conditions, healthy nutrition, and preventive medicine.
Ex Officio Members
- Julie Sullivan
- Jim Lyons
Vice President for University Relations, SCU
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.
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.