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 Initiative, (GLAC); Director, Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge, Director, Community Engaged Learning for CommUniverCity, Lecturer, College of Business, SJSU

Core Planning Committee

Planning Committee

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

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

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

Michael Fallon
Co-Director, SJSU Center for Community Learning & Leadership, Lecturer, College of Social Sciences

Leslie Speer

Professor, College of Humanities and Arts, SJSU

Ray Bramson
Homelessness Response Team Manager, City of San Jose Housing Department

John Swan
Principal, Green Global Village; Executive In Residence, SJSU Global Leadership Advancement Center

Dayana Salazar
Executive Director, CommUniverCity, Professor, College of Social Sciences, SJSU

Dave Wilde
HP, SJSU Global Leadership Advancement Center

Joyce Osland

Executive Director, Global Leadership Advancement Center, Lucas Endowed Professor of Global Leadership; College of Business, SJSU

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

Maria Haase

Administrative Assistant, San Jose City Housing Department

 

Forum Advisors

David Steele
Dean, College of Business, SJSU

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

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Special Thanks:

IT Support:
Terry Vahey, CIO, San Jose State University
Don Baker, San Jose State University IT
John Briar, San Jose State University IT
ShaiSilberman, San Jose State University IT
Nick Cranston, San Jose State University IT
Alysha Northrup, San Jose State University IT
Lennie Garcia, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Ed Kim, City of San Jose IT
Alex DeLuca, City of San Jose IT
WilChak, City of San Jose IT

Facility:
City of San Jose Housing Department
Jennifer Garcia, San Jose City Hall

 

Outreach and Promotion:
Caroline Ocampo, Catholic Charities
Antonio Aguilera, SEA
AdeleneGallego Ramos, Step Up Silicon Valley

 

Catering:
Rose Hunter, Spartan Catering

Institutional Partners:
Bullis Charter School
Marquette University
Mountain View/Los Altos High School District University of Notre Dame
West Valley Mission College Community College District

Administrative and Operations Support:
Lindsay Sierra, Cisco Systems, Inc. (SJSU alumna)
Nick Judge, San Jose State University
Shannon Amidon, College of Business, SJSU (website)

 

 

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