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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Advisory Board

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

  • Kathy Almazol

    Senior Fellow, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

    Kathy Almazol is a Senior Fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Previously was the Sr. Associate and Head of Faith Formation at the Ethics Center, and Superintendent of the elementary and secondary schools in the Diocese of San Jose. She was an administrator in the elementary schools for over twenty years.

  • Cathy Benko

    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.

  • Jim Cowie

    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.

  • Margaret M. Bradshaw

    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.

  • Dan Cooperman

    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.

  • Art Courville

    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.

  • Norman Kline

    Founder and CEO of LibraryWorld, Inc..

    Norman Kline '79 is the founder and CEO of LibraryWorld, Inc. a leading online library automation company, and has served in city leadership positions in Saratoga, San Jose, and Santa Clara. He is also a member of the California Common Cause Board.

  • Carol Mayer Marshall

    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).

  • Katharine A. Martin

    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.

  • Denise Melone

    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.

  • C.S. Park

    Independent Director of Seagate Technology

    C.S. Park is currently serving 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 is also a board member and former chair of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

  • Roey Rahmil

    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)

  • Ann M. Ravel

    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.

  • Nancy W. Reynolds

    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.

  • Byron A. Scordelis

    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.

  • Michael Shea, Sr.

    President, Shea & Shea

    Michael M. Shea, Sr. founded Shea & Shea in 1966. He represents injured victims and their families in a wide range of complex catastrophic injury cases and is licensed to practice in state and federal courts.Shea is admitted to practice in California; Washington; the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; the U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit; and the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • John B. Shoven

    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.

  • Martin J. Skrip

    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.

  • Richard Slavin

    CEO Emeritus, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

    Dr. Slavin, a thoracic and vascular surgeon, is an experienced healthcare executive who is the CEO Emeritus of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. He has had over 35 years of leadership in multi-specialty group medical practice guiding his group’s successful evolution with a focus on patient service and quality improvement. Dr. Slavin has also had a productive surgical career including responsibilities as the Chief of Surgery at El Camino Hospital and for many years on the clinical faculty at Stanford Medical School. 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. He is currently on a number of local community non-profit boards.

  • Joyce Ann Viloria, MD

    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.

  • Don Watters

    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.

Ex Officio Members

  • Lisa Kloppenberg
    Acting President, SCU
  • Jim Lyons
    Vice President for University Relations, SCU


Emeritus Members

  • A.C. "Mike" Markkula Jr.

    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.

  • William Terry

    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.

  • Michael E. Fox Sr.

    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.

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