Board of Directors

Sadhna Diwan

Professor of Social Work

Director of the Center on Healthy Aging in Multicultural Populations (CHAMP)

San Jose State University

Sadhna Diwan is Professor of Social Work and the Director of the Center on Healthy Aging in Multicultural Populations (CHAMP) at San Jose State University. She received her PhD in Social Welfare from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and completed a post-doctoral training fellowship in social gerontology at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on case management; the use of home and community based services by older adults; and the on development of curriculum/training for the delivery of culturally responsive wellness and health promotion services to address physical and psychological well-being among diverse older populations. In addition to numerous peer-reviewed publications, research reports, and book chapters, she has received funding from the National Institute on Aging; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the John A. Hartford Foundation, and other public and private funders. She has clinical experience as a psychiatric and a medical social worker and extensive training experience with social services providers and community volunteers.

Christa Gannon

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. (FLY)

Christa Gannon is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. (FLY). Seventeen years ago, FLY was only an idea held in the mind of incarcerated boys, boys who were spending most of their teenage years, and for some their lives, behind bars for choices they had made.  After being asked by Christa (a Stanford Law student at the time) what would prevent other youth from ending up like them, they helped design FLY.  FLY believes that all our children deserve a chance to become more than their past mistakes.  FLY’s mission is to prevent juvenile crime and incarceration through legal education, leadership training, and one-on-one mentoring. Christa has received numerous awards for her work at FLY, including the James Irvine Leadership Award, Human Rights Award for the City of San Jose, Stanford Law School’s Inaugural Alumni Public Service Award, the Law Foundation’s, Youth Advocate of the Year Award, a Bay Area Women of Influence Award, and an induction as an Ashoka Fellow (one of the first in the field of Juvenile Justice in the United States). Christa has B.S. in sociology and law and society, graduated with honors from Stanford Law School, and is a member of the California Bar.  After law school and before founding FLY she clerked for Napoleon A. Jones Jr., of the US District Court, Southern District in California. In addition to her work at FLY, she sits on the leadership team of the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits (an alliance of nonprofits in Santa Clara County), serves as a strategic advisor to Thrive (an alliance of nonprofits in San Mateo County) and was formerly a member of Stanford’s National Haas Advisory Board. Christa is also a wife, mother of two children and a volunteer basketball coach.

Veronica Goei

Executive Director

Grail Family Services

 

Veronica Goei has more than 25 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector developing programming and curricula in the areas of parenting, early literacy, oral language development and adult education. Her curricula are implemented at the local, state and national levels, including the Lee y Serás parent curriculum she wrote for Scholastic, Inc., a global publishing and education company.  Recognized as an expert on the role that family engagement plays in children’s successful outcomes, Veronica has been a featured speaker at a number of parent engagement conferences and was instrumental in the design and development of the Alum Rock family engagement program. Over the years, Veronica has served as a consultant to many organizations including Stanford University, Western Illinois University, UCLA, the Children’s Bureau, and many NGOs. As Executive Director of Grail Family Services (GFS) for 18 years, she has provided direction and oversight for all GFS programming, including design, development, funding, implementation and evaluation. Under her leadership, GFS has built a reputation for expertise in early childhood literacy, family engagement and working with Latino families. Veronica serves on the New Market Tax Credit advisory board of Opportunity Fund and is a Board member of the Children's Musical Theater of San Jose and the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits (SVCN). Veronica holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Chile. She is a graduate of the Harvard University Strategic Perspective in Nonprofit Management Program, and the HOPE (Hispanas Organized for Political Equality) Leadership Institute.

Bruce Ives

Chief Executive Officer

LifeMoves

 

Bruce Ives is the CEO of LifeMoves, the largest provider of homeless shelter and services in Silicon Valley.  Prior to LifeMoves, he gained extensive management and leadership experience during 19 years at Hewlett-Packard where he held diverse positions on the legal team culminating in his role as Senior Vice-President and Deputy General Counsel. While at Hewlett-Packard, Bruce also founded and led their pro bono program, helping countless tenants, veterans, and women facing domestic violence, as well as others who need but can’t afford legal services. Bruce’s lifetime commitment to public service began with his first job out of college at an inner-city school district. After law school, he joined the Los Angeles Public Defender’s office. He went on to be the District Director for Congresswoman Anna Eshoo in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. A resident of Menlo Park, he was an elected Trustee of the Menlo Park School District and served on the Board of Directors of Public Advocates, a public interest law firm that works on issues of housing and education equity. He currently serves as President of Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills. Bruce earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Jeanne Labozetta

Lead Consultant

Jeanne Labozetta Consulting

 

Jeanne Labozetta is lead consultant with Jeanne Labozetta Consulting.  Her specialties include strategic planning, organizational development, business process improvement, executive management and board of directors coaching and facilitating meetings. Jeanne also served as Senior Consultant of Realize Consulting Group from 2006 to 2015. Prior to RCG, she served as President and CEO of Family and Children Services of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Jeanne also served as Director of Individual and Family Development of Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County. Jeanne is past Chair of the Board of Directors of Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits, a member of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Community Advisory Council and United Way Silicon Valley Community Building and Impact Committee, and a Senior Fellow with American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley. Jeanne has served as an officer of the following organizations: California Association of Family Service Agencies, Executive Leadership Planning Council of the Alliance for Children and Families. Jeanne holds a BS in Sociology, an MBA and MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Santa Clara University. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapy by the state of California. She is the recipient of two Santa Clara University Awards; the Ignation Award, the highest award to alumna for outstanding service to the community, and the Outstanding Alumna, Division of Counseling Psychology and Education

Anthony Lin

Senior Public Affairs Representative

Kaiser Permanente

 

Anthony Lin is a Senior Public Affairs representative with Kaiser Permanente. Before his current role, Anthony worked at Pacific Gas & Electric Company in Government Relations/Public Affairs, and as a Senior Field Representative to Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo. Growing up in the South Bay, Anthony found his calling with community affairs at De Anza Community College. Anthony is a past participant of Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute’s Youth Leadership Academy and Civic Leadership Program. Anthony transferred from De Anza Community College to UC Berkeley where he double majored in Asian American Studies and Political Science.  Anthony also holds a Masters of Arts from UCLA in Higher Education and Organizational Change. Anthony currently serves on the Policy Board of San Jose SPUR.

Alette Lundeberg

Retired 

Community Volunteer

Alette Lundeberg has been involved with the non-profit sector for many decades beginning with her stint as a community organizer with the Community Schools. Working as an organizer enabled her to develop a variety of skills that she built upon throughout her career. Eventually, she moved to the County's Commission on the Status of Women where she investigated and mediated complaints of discrimination. From there she moved to Economic and Social Opportunities where she managed programs that provided education and training for welfare moms and female offenders. After years of grant writing and managing through difficult economic times, she joined the County of Santa Clara's Social Services Agency where she managed welfare to work and refugee programs. In this role, she was able to design and fund a variety of innovative programs ranging from tattoo removal to housing subsidies to unique services for the learning disabled. She was also fortunate in being able to work on many projects with the diverse refugee/immigrant communities in the county. Alette retired from the County in 2007 and volunteers in the community...grant writing, management/job coaching, advocacy...she is always open to new opportunities to contribute. She is very proud of SVCN's record of advocacy on behalf of the non-profit sector.

Sandra Murillo

Retired

Government & Nonprofit Executive

 

Sandra Murillo is a retired government and nonprofit executive.  She retired as the Chief Operations Office with Housing Trust Silicon Valley. Sandra joined the Housing Trust after 20 years of employment with the City of San Jose where she held the position of Housing Planning and Policy Administrator and Grant Manager with the Housing Department.  Prior to her employment with the City of San Jose, Sandra was an Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager for Security Pacific National Bank.  Sandra brings extensive experience in grant administration and management of federal, State and local programs.  She has demonstrated strengths in policy development and program planning, budgeting and financial analysis. Sandra currently provides grant management support and housing loan administration services to nonprofit and government organizations. Sandra has served on various workgroups including the Santa Clara County Continuum of Care Performance Management Group, and Rank and Review Panel.  In addition to SVCN, Sandra serves on the Board of Directors for the San Jose Conservation Corps and Charter School.  In 2018, Sandra was the recipient of the Annual Latino Heritage Leadership Award.  She attended San Jose State University’s School of Business Administration Management and Pacific Coast Banking School Graduate program.

Gary Rummelhoff

Chief Financial Officer

The Unity Care Group

Gary Rummelhoff is Chief Financial Officer of The Unity Care Group, a nonprofit serving foster youth throughout northern California. He has over 30 years of executive multi-industry experience, including a variety of leadership positions for multi-million dollar nonprofit, government and corporate organizations. He holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business and a BS/BA from the University of Missouri, Columbia, College of Business.  Gary was a CFO of the Year 2010 Finalist, San Jose Silicon Valley Business Journal and was the past Vice President of Operations and CFO at United Way Silicon Valley. He served on the San Jose Unified School Board from 1996 to 2004 and then as Trustee for the Santa Clara Board of Education from 2004 to 2008. He is an active volunteer and board member for ACE Charter School.

Victoria (Vicki) Tung

Director of Public Affairs

Texas Instruments

Victoria is the Director of Public Affairs at Texas Instruments (TI), a global semiconductor and manufacturing company, where she leads state government relations, public policy and corporate citizenship strategy. Prior to her role at TI, she managed state and federal relations and consulted on technology policy issues for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. Before moving back home to the Bay Area California, Victoria spent 10 years in Washington, D.C. working in the legislative and executive branch. She was a political appointee in President Obama’s administration where she served as the Associate Director for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce. In her role, she advised the Secretary of Commerce and executive leadership on innovation and economic development policy. Victoria also co-led the effort to re-establish the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders which was created to increase access and participation in federal programs for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). Prior to her appointment, she was the founding Executive Director of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) on Capitol Hill. Victoria had the unique responsibility to ensure that CAPAC was a leading voice for the AAPI population, which has been historically overlooked, particularly on the federal level. Victoria started off her political career as a congressional fellow for Congressman Mike Honda of California. Throughout her six years on Capitol Hill, Victoria played a significant role in shaping the Congressional policy agenda for AAPIs and ethnic minorities in our country through her advocacy and leadership. Victoria received her B.A. in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jessica Weare

Philanthropy and Civic Engagement Manager

Microsoft

Jessica Weare oversees Microsoft’s philanthropic investments in Silicon Valley, focusing on computer science education, workforce development, and civic technology.  She managed the company's Bay Area employee engagement program to an 87% participation rate and helped launch the first-ever online giving day in Silicon Valley, which raised $24 million for local nonprofits.  She is an American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow and a member of the Public Policy committee of United Way Bay Area.  She currently serves on the board of directors of SVCN and California Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  She holds a B.A. from Yale and a Ph.D. from Stanford.

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