Lindsay is a Program Officer in the Effective Philanthropy Group at the Hewlett Packard Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation she served as Executive Director of the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2). At SV2, she worked closely with donors and grantees to help identify strong nonprofit organizations and then to strengthen those organizations with long-term funding and additional assistance in management, governance, and internal operations. Before leading SV2, Lindsay ran business development for Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties. Lindsay holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business with a certificate in Public Management, as well as an M.A. in Education, M.A. in Sociology, and B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University.
Dana recently served on the Site Council at Walter Hays Elementary, working to develop school goals and allocate School Improvement Funds. She is also an active parent volunteer, taking on fundraising leadership roles for both the PTA and PiE. She recently completed six years of board service for Palo Alto Community Child (PACCC), three years as Treasurer. Prior to moving to Palo Alto to raise three children, she had a 12-year career in finance as a commercial banker with Citibank in New York, and Wells Fargo Bank and Union Bank of California in San Francisco. She left banking as a Vice President and Credit Officer in Union Bank of California’s Retail Industries Group.
Mike has been a partner for over 20 years at WP Investments, a real estate investment and development company. WP Investments owns and manages approximately 2,600,000 sq. ft. of industrial, office and retail space in the Bay Area. Mike graduated with a BSME from the University of Washington and obtained an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is also on the Board of Directors for NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Silicon Valley Chapter.
Mike has over 20 years of experience in new business creation, general management, and strategic planning in the semiconductor industry. In 2012, Mike founded Inertia Technology, an early-stage startup that uses mobile technology to provide social benefit organizations a platform for outreach and engagement. He is a partner with SV2 (Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund), a venture philanthropy organization whose partners pool money and skills to make a bigger, more meaningful impact on growth stage nonprofits. Mike received his BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Texas and his MBA from Southern Methodist University.
Melissa is a CPA and currently consulting on various accounting and finance related projects. Prior to consulting, Melissa worked for both Restoration Hardware and Virgin America as a Technical Accounting Manager. She has also worked in London for the IASB and started her career at Ernst & Young in public accounting. Melissa also serves as an Ambassador for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. Melissa has a B.A. in Corporate Finance and International Business from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.
Marsha currently holds a seat as a Councilmember for the City of Milpitas. Prior to her election to the Milpitas City Council, she sat on the Milpitas Unified School District School Board for over 20 years. She held various seats, including nine terms as President, and six terms as Vice President. In addition to her contributions to the Milpitas City Council and School Board, she has been active in the past with the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce, Metropolitan Education District, Santa Clara County School Board Association, Santa Clara Democratic Central Committee, and the Milpitas Economic Development Commission. Marsha has owned and operated a licensed childcare and preschool since 1985 and has deep roots in the local community.
Mary Jo is a lawyer specializing in financings in the public markets, practicing for 23 years. Originally from Virginia and later Washington DC, Mary Jo moved to Los Altos in 2010. In addition to raising her teenage daughter, Mary Jo volunteers with Los Altos Art Docents, Friends of the Los Altos Libraries, All Saints Episcopal Church in Palo Alto and the El Camino Real Diocese of the Episcopal Church.