About Us

Mission Statement

Build a highly engaged  network of (public-private-nonprofit) community  leaders whose  innovation-centered work accelerates the delivery of breakthrough solutions that address our community's most pressing social needs.

Forum Planning Committee

Bobbi Makani, Forum Chair
Director, Silicon Valley Social Innovation Leadership Network;  Director, Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge;
Director, Tax Engagement Opportunities;  Lecturer, College of Business, SJSU

Core Planning Committee Planning Committee

Brad Maihack
Worldwide Director of Business Operations and New Product Program Management, Hewlett-Packard;  SI2; Executive In Residence, Global Leadership Advancement Center, SJSU

Antonio Aguilera
Board Chair, San Francisco Bay Area
Chapter of Social Enterprise Alliance

Almaz Negash
Managing Director, Step Up Silicon Valley, Catholic Charities

Derene Allen
Principal, Santiago Solutions Group; Co-Chair Membership Committee, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Social Enterprise Alliance

Joyce Osland
Executive Director,Global Leadership Advancement Center; Lucas Endowed Professor of Global Leadership; College of Business, SJSU
Michael Fallon
Co-Director, SJSU Center for Community Learning & Leadership; Lecturer, College of Social Sciences
John Swan
Principal, Green Global Village; Executive-In- Residence, Global Leadership Advancement Center, SJSU
Kip Harkness
Assistant to the City Manager, City of San Jose
Dave Wilde
Operations Management, Hewlett-Packard; Executive-in-Residence,Global Leadership Advancement Center, SJSU
Tanvi Kothari
Assistant Professor, College of Business, SJSU
  Dayana Salazar
Executive Director, CommUniverCity; Professor,
College of Social Sciences, SJSU
  Leslie Speer
Professor, College of Humanities and Arts, SJSU

 

Forum Advisors

David Steele
Dean, College of Business, SJSU

                        Jan English-Lueck
                  Associate Dean, College Applied Arts and Science,SJSU 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Special Thanks:

Facility:
The-Vu Nguyen
Office of Supervisor Dave Cortese
Santa Clara County Offices

Administrative Support:
Lindsay Sierra, Student
SJSUCollege of Business

Catering:
Golden Harvest Catering
www.goldenharvestcatering.com

Video:
Prabha Chandrasekar
Traci Mar
SJSU College of Business

Sponsorships:
Diane Satriano, Eric Bonesteel
Paul McNamara
SJSU University Advancement

Outreach and Promotion:
Caroline Ocampo
Catholic Charities

 

 

IN SINCERE APPRECIATION


The Forum would not have been possible without the efforts of this group.  The Planning Committee is very grateful for your invaluable help.

Elizabeth Alvarez
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

Jan English-Lueck
Associate Dean, College of Social Sciences, SJSU

Jacquelyn Peterson
SJSU Student, GLAC

Shannon Amidon
College of Business, SJSU

Zaynna Fakhreddine
Office of the President, SJSU

Mo Qayoumi
SJSU President

Robert Bain
Media Production, SJSU

Ernest Guzman
City of San Jose

Imelda Rodriguez
CommUniverCity

Sheila Bienenfeld
Dean, College of Social Sciences, SJSU

Vanetia Johnston
College of Social Sciences

Janice Rombeck
Office of Supervisor Dave Cortese

Eric Bonesteel
University Advancement, SJSU

Nainpreet Judge
SJSU Student, Beta Theta Pi

Dora Ruiz
College of Business, SJSU

Caitlyn Caraccioli
College of Business, SJSU

Ellen Junn
Provost, San Jose State University

Keith Sanders
Media Production, SJSU

Prabha Chandrasekar
College of Business, SJSU

Yvonne Ko
SJSU Student, Graphic Design

Diane Satriano
University Advancement, SJSU

Deep Choudhari
SJSU Student, Beta Theta Pi

Traci Mar
College of Business, SJSU

Bobbie Seiler
Bursar’s Office, SJSU

Dave Cortese
Supervisor, Santa Clara County

Paul McNamara
University Advancement, SJSU

Lindsay Sierra
SJSU Student, College of Business,

Rupal Dandia
University Advancement, SJSU

The-Vu Nguyen
Office of Supervisor Dave Cortese

David Steele
Dean, College of Business, SJSU

Marya Dominik
Office of the Provost, SJSU

John Nguyen
Golden Harvest Catering

Betty Tseng
University Advancement, SJSU

Greg Kepferle
CEO, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

Caroline Ocampo
Chief of Communications & Public
Affairs, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

Stacy Wheeler
GLAC

 

Satish Patel
Bursar’s Office, SJSU

Jason Wilson
SJSU Student, College of Social Sciences