Laura M. Salinas is a television producer. Her work includes The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Star Search, and History Channel specials. Currently she is VP of Sales, US and Latin America for Avalon. She was Director of PR for the Corporate Fund for Children, and was the Director of Communications for Si TV (bilingual start up cable channel) in Los Angeles. Her work at the University of Texas at Austin directed attention to the portrayal of Latinos in the media.
Kent Arnold founded the Senior Government, and Conflict Resolution and Human Rights programs at the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Conflict Resolution. He consulted to the UN Staff College and UNHCR and has helped prepare government, military and civil society leaders for peace talks in civil wars in the Horn and Great Lakes regions of Africa. Kent has an MA in social conflict (University of Colorado). Kent is currently the President of TerraXML, Inc.
Jonathan H. Lee has a thirty year career in education in the heart of Silicon Valley. His work spans a broad range of settings, including private, urban and suburban public and charter schools. Currently he is on a leadership team for the San Jose Unified School district. Jonathan served in the US Army Reserve and retired with the rank of Captain. He has a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Organizational Leadership from the University of San Francisco.
Dr. Sarbani Bhaduri is a practicing nephrologist with a specialty in transplantation. Her leadership positions include Division Head of Nephrology , Scripps Clinic and Research Institute, Assistant Professor UCLA, and Executive Board Member of CAST, the Coalition for Anti Slavery Trafficking. She currently works with start ups in the medical biotech field. Dr. Bhaduri has an M.D. from Texas Tech University’s School of Medicine, and Transplant Nephrology Fellowship at UC San Francisco.
Thaddeus Napp is Director of Strategy and Brand Intelligence at Vermilion, where he helps purpose-driven organizations make meaningful connections with their audiences. His clients have included Whole Foods Market, Zuke’s Pet Treats, the University of Colorado, The Farley Health Policy Center, Beforeplay.org and Naropa University. Thaddeus earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Animation with high honors from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.
Jane Miller is a 30-year food industry executive with experience working with start-ups and Fortune 500 companies, including President, UK and Ireland at HJHeinz and President, Central division of Frito-Lay for PepsiCo. Jane is passionate about helping people new in their careers. Her career advice website, Janeknows.com, and her business book, Sleep your Way to the Top (and other myths about business success) are geared towards young leaders starting their careers.
David Gabriel, Ed.D is Co-founder and Managing Partner of Global Reach Leadership LLC (GRL) where he leads projects for clients ranging from disruptive startups to top global corporations across a range of sectors including Technology, Retail, Financial Services, Pharma/Biotech, Government and Nonprofits. David recently served as a Mayor’s executive fellow and senior advisor to San Francisco International Airport, helping them define their 5-year strategic goals and divisional human capital plans.
Olivia Pollak graduated from Yale University in 2016 and works in federal consulting in Washington, D.C., supporting projects for government clients such as the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Currently, she supports the Veterans Health Administration in implementing a new medical supply chain program for VA hospitals across the country. A history and psychology double major, Olivia worked in clinical psychology labs in college and worked with clinicians to improve student mental health services on campus.
Libby Wiener is currently the Political Correspondent for ITV News in London. She works from the House of Commons, reporting on all political news.
She was a Home Affairs Correspondent in England and then she went to Brussels as the Europe Correspondent reporting on a range of key news stories. She returned to the UK to take up the position of Royal Correspondent for ITV News, and also spent one year as Political Correspondent in Australia.
Pamela Dennis, PhD built and led an award winning international consulting business where she worked with global Fortune 100 firms like GE, GM, Merck, Telstra, BHPbilliton, as well as emerging companies and small, closely held partnerships. Her book, Exit Signs: the Expressway to Leaving Your Business with Pride and Profit, is based on Pamela’s experience selling her consulting firm and was cited as a top book for small business owners by Inc.com and Forbes.com.