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Team

All successful organizations have successful people behind them. Here is a list of the outstanding members of our community which comprise our Executive and Advisory Board Team.

Founder:

Joseph A. Ekman, Board Member 

 

Our Senior Executives:

Peter Passatino, CPA, Board Member, Chief Financial Officer, Dublin, California
Vince Barletta, Board Member, Engineering/Medical Device Executive, Greatbatch, New York
Adela Ekman, Board Member, Retired, Hewlett Packard Corporation, Palo Alto, California

 

Advisory Board Members

 

Business Team:

Joseph Barone, President of Barone’s Restaurant, Pleasanton, California

 

Communications Team:

Renee Gonzalez, Director of North American Communications, Santa Cruz, California
Michele MehlCo-Founder of Buzz Builders, Seattle, Washington
Anna Swanson, Consultant, Northern California

 

Energy & Clean Solutions Team:

Tamra Cihla, Project Manager, Chevron Energy Solutions, San Francisco, California
Vic Rodrigo, Technical Services Department, PG&E, Cupertino, California

 

Financial Services Team:

Vahe Hovakimian, Consultant, Oakland, California
John Palladino, President and Fiduciary Investment Advisor, 401(k) & 403(b) Fiduciary Advisors, Inc., San Mateo, California
Charlene Walcker, Financial Services Advisor, Northwest Mutual Financial Network. Walnut Creek, California

 

Fundraising Counsel Team:

Dr. Joann Kleinneiur, President, Revision Grants, Redwood Shores, California

 

Healthcare & Insurance Team:

Jennifer Alexander, Sr. Manufacturing Contract Admin, Sunnyvale, California
Robert Amjad, EMT, Med-Tech Services, San Jose, California
Bruce H. Bess, Ph.D., Consultant, Private Practice, Menlo Park, California
Deborah S. Bird, Clinical Research Associate, Abbott Molecular, Inc., Des Plaines, Illinois
Jenna L. Bonfield, Medical Examiner, Hawthorne Police Department, Hawthorne, California 
Shelly L. Brunner, Nurse Practitioner, Smooth SF, San Francisco, California
Julia Cox, Teacher, Pleasanton Unified School District, Pleasanton, California
Dave Osborn, Consultant, Boulder, Colorado

 

Real Estate & Development Team:

Mikel Hornsey, President, Duralife Painting, Sunnyvale, California
Kristi Kaady, Realtor, Keller Williams, Castro Valley, California
Terry McElroy, President, McElroy Properties, Los Gatos, California
Stephanie L. Scott, Realtor, Century 21, San Jose, California
Juliet Stanton, Vice President, V.P. Paoli & Company, Monte Sereno, California

 

Sales & Marketing Team:

Steve Anderson, President of Ketuchum Integration, San Jose, California
Rene F. Bernier, OEM Account Manager, Microsoft, Chicago, Illinois
Adam Carosso, Manager, Enterprise Holdings, Inc, San Jose, California
John P. DeBrocke, Chicago, Illinois
James M. DesJardins, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, San Francisco, California
Dorinna DiSesso, Senior Director of Western U.S. Sales, About The Kids Foundation, Pleasanton, California
Michael Drake, Regional Sales Manager, MetLife, Northern California
Wallace A. Gallaway, Unified Communications & Collaboration Manager, Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto, California
Russell Granger, Buyer, Deakin Partners, Danville, California
Michael Nicosia, Sr. Director Field Sales, Citrix Systems, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Angelo Rossi, Canada Consulting & Realtor, Woodside, California

 

Technical & Software Team:

Christopher Brignone, CRM Technical Specialist, Oracle Corporation, Redwood Shores, California
Christopher Fry, Chief Scientist and Founder of Clear Methods, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sundeep Jaswal, Technical Support, Apple Computer, Cupertino, California
Mike Little,  Field Technical Sales Specialist, Ciber, Inc., Austin, Texas
Greg Milhem, President, Page Access Software, Campbell, California
Toby Muresianu, Consultant, Los Angeles, California
Zach Shallcross, Designer, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington
Eric J. Stanton, Student, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California
Kevin V. Stanton, Student, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California