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Stephanie Barbour | Michael Cherry | Joan Dauria | Shaye Dillon | Barbara Galyen | Marie-Jeanne Juilland | Ann Marie Lei | Mark Levine | Linda Park | Marissa Peterson | Betty Till |

Stephanie Barbour
Stephanie Barbour

Executive Coach
Leadership Development Consultant

Stephanie Barbour is an Executive Coach, Leadership Development Consultant and Educator who specializes in developing powerful executive presence, influence and team engagement in leaders and teams. Her customized coaching is informed by cutting edge neuroscience research, evidence-based practices and systems science - proven development strategies that enable her clients to cultivate exemplary leadership skills.  As an expert in self-mastery and relationship-management, her clients become more effective communicators, build alliances more easily and collaboratively, and design impact with greater clarity, purpose and achievement.

Stephanie coaches executives and leaders in mid-level to Fortune 500 companies and has extensive experience in the energy, IT, biotech and financial services industries. Major accomplishments include helping design and create Pacific, Gas & Electric’s (PG&E) internal leadership coaching program, designing a successful coaching/mentoring program to coach mid-level managers for a Fortune 500 company and co-training an entire management tier of 500 leaders.

Professional Background
Stephanie’s corporate experience in coaching, training and facilitating is informed by twenty years of hands-on business experience including roles leading acquisition teams, managing HR enterprise initiatives, and designing three transformative cultural changes. As a leader she is known for turning difficult situations into collaborative wins and merging conflicted cultures. She recently held positions as the Vice President of Programs for the Board of PCMA (Professional Coaches, Mentors, and Advisors Association) and was the founding Bay Area Chapter Leader for the global NeuroLeadership Institute.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Executive and Leadership Coaching
    •  Executive Presence, Influence, Engagement, Communication, Facilitation skills
  • Leadership and Team Development
    • Team Trust, Collaboration, Commitment, Accountability and Group Dynamics
  • Facilitation, Team Retreats and Strategic Visioning
    • Customized Designed Conversations for Strategy, Goals, Commitment and Action
  • Customized Workshops
    • Leadership (varied topics), Influence, Accountability, Communication

Selected Clients
Google, eBay/PayPal, Cisco Systems, Yahoo, Informatica, Visa, V.me, Merck, Novartis, Symantec, Pacific, Gas & Electric, WageWorks, Alternative Technologies, Episcopal Senior Communities and YWCA.

Certifications and tools

  • Certified Somatic Coach, Strozzi Institute, Petaluma, California
  • Certified Coach, New Ventures West, San Francisco, California
  • Certified Myers-Briggs Personality Type Instrument (MBTI)
  • Certified Social Styles Assessor, Tracom Group
  • Lominger Leadership Architect & Voices 360 Assessor
  • Organizational Relationship Systems Coaching© (ORSC), CRR Leadership Challenge (LPI)
  • Grove Team Performance and Grove Strategic Visioning Process
  • Crucial Conversations (PG&E Vendor Certification)
  • Certified Creativity in Business© facilitator

Stephanie received a B.S. Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley, with a major in Marketing. She obtained her expertise in self-mastery, neuroscience and systems intelligence through her ongoing studies with the NeuroLeadership Institute and certifications with Strozzi Institute and the Center for Right Relationship. As a lifelong learner, she continually challenges the paradigms she’s learned by studying, applying and testing out new information and research in human behavior and leadership.

Stephanie considers single parenting her two children into adulthood one of her greatest leadership accomplishments. She is a passionate practitioner of Aikido, mindfulness and embodied leadership and is nourished by wild nature, poetry, beauty and lots of laughter.

Michael Cherry
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Michael Cherry is President of Cherry and Associates. He is an executive coach with experience assisting organizations and individuals in achieving strategic, business objectives through leadership development and performance management. He is versed in team development, strategic planning, Not-for-Profit management, merger and acquisitions and job transition coaching. He has know-how in training design and delivery, human resources management, group and individual facilitation, program and instructional design/development and change management. He has coached both domestic and international clients.

In addition to his coaching work, Mike is a faculty member of the College of Business at Lewis University and serves as Academic Coordinator of Adult Business Programs. He teaches Business Communication and Organizational Development to both undergraduate and graduate students. As Academic Coordinator he is responsible for the overall character, content and quality of the University’s Accelerated Business Programs.

Key Career Accomplishments

  • Created and implemented customized, leadership coaching/development programs and supporting documentation and tools for more than 10 client organizations.
  • Developed 360-degree competency models and facilitated competency-based performance management and leadership improvement programs.
  • Conducted benchmarking studies of coaching practices used to facilitate leadership readiness initiatives.
  • Participated in designing and implementing successful cultural and “best practices” integration programs for mergers and acquisitions.
  • Spearheaded the development of new product offerings to comply with legislative boundaries.
  • Developed and implemented screening, selection, orientation and performance assessment programs.
  • Conducted national, client satisfaction surveys.
  • Designed and implemented values-based leadership programs to address organizational goals/direction.


  • MSA, Not-for-Profit Management, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
  • MBA, Leadership & Organizational Change, San José State University, San Jose, California
  • BSC, Business Administration, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California

Clients have included

Advanced Micro Devices

Applied Materials

Coherent Laser


Dell Computers

Hewlett Packard

Silicon Image

Sun Microsystems

The Gap

Ultimate TV



Joan Dauria
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Joan Dauria has over twenty years of human resources management experience in the media, internet, technology and financial services industries.  Originally from the east coast, Joan worked in New York City at Paramount Pictures and then spent fourteen years in various human resources leadership positions at TimeInc, culminating as a Group Director for Time Magazine, the consumer marketing division and the People Weekly franchise. Time Inc is the world’s largest magazine publisher and a division of Time Warner.

She relocated to the Bay Area to join the new management team at ZDNet as Vice President, Human Resources where she established the function.  After ZDNet was acquired by CNET Networks, she became the Vice President, Human Resources for the CNET Media Group. In 2002 she joined LookSmart LTD, an internet search company as Vice President of Human Resources.  Most recently Joan was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Visa USA. In each role she had responsibility for all human resources disciplines both domestically and internationally.

Joan demonstrates effective leadership, organizational, problem solving and interpersonal skills. She leverages her strong background and experience with early stage companies as well as Fortune 100 corporations. She acts as a coach, facilitator and change agent in working with individuals to leverage their style and vision to achieve results.

Joan is a member of the Human Resources Committee of the Girl Scouts of the Bay Area, a Guide Dogs for the Blind volunteer, serves on the advisory board of the Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business HR Leadership Program and she is a coach/mentor for Women Unlimited.

Joan is a graduate of Rhode Island College with a dual major in Education and Psychology. She is qualified in the use and interpretation of a variety of assessment tools including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Personality Dimensions.

Shaye Dillon, Ph.D.
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Social Psychologist
Leadership Consulting

Shaye has 15 years of experience working with leading edge start ups, Global Corporations, and privately held companies. She is an adjunct Professor in the College of Business, MBA program at San Jose State University, California where she teaches courses in Leadership, Managerial Communication and Organization Behavior. She and her graduate students are currently conducting corporate sponsored research on how to improve the way change is communicated in organizations. Her expertise as a Leadership Consultant focuses on helping executives and their teams influence for results, develop communication and decision making competencies, and focus their attention where it counts. She has worked with CEOs, CFOs, and CIOs that need to be more confident and decisive when in the “hot seat”; attorneys that need to develop more persuasive opening and closing arguments; and teams that must work together productively for the success of the organization.

Shaye grew up in the Detroit area and started her career consulting with auto companies and their unions. She has lived in Silicon Valley for the past nine years and works with some of the leading technology, internet, and professional services organizations. Shaye has a Ph.D. in Organizational Communication with an emphasis in Social Psychology from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Strategic communication
  • Influence
  • Decision making and critical thinking
  • Team and interpersonal problem solving
  • Skill development for communication competencies
  • Social science based research and needs assessment
  • Speech writing
  • Change management
  • Organizational development

Shaye has created numerous developmental programs and facilitation models that get breakthrough results with executives and their teams.

Representative Clients:
Sun Microsystems, Intuit, Hewlett-Packard, Westpak, InSilicon, Tarlton Properties, Inc. Salary.com, Laurus Consulting, Rapt Technologies, GAP, Yahoo, Applied Materials, United Defense, Solano County Health and Social Services, Icarian, Open Wave, Silicon Graphics (SGI), Microsoft, and Wyse Technologies.

Current clients include:
Hewlett-Packard, Sun Micro Systems, GMAC, CNET, Palm Source, BEA, Westpak, San Jose State University, and Roche Diagnostics

Barbara Galyen, EdD

Barbara Galyen, EdD

As an executive coach, consultant, trainer, and facilitator, Barb has worked with organizations all over the world. With a strong focus on Leadership Development, Team Building, Global Mindset, Diversity & Inclusion, Change Leadership, and Communications, Barbara helps individuals develop self-awareness then build relationships while they gain results.

Having lived abroad for 20+ years in Germany, Australia, Kenya, Britain, and most recently India, plus worked on most continents, Barbara offers the unique opportunity for clients to learn from her "on-the-ground" experiences in different countries and cultures. Her expertise spans the sectors of the corporate, non-profit, educational, United Nations, and government worlds. Barb has facilitated high level discussions in Afghanistan with government ministers and the UN, led leadership off-site meetings with corporations like Genentech and Cisco, collaborated with emerging women leaders in India, conducted team building retreats throughout Africa and Asia, plus coached clients from Israel to Australia.

A wide variety of methodologies and assessment tools provide clients with practical information to build viable solutions. A Bachelor's Degree in Social Science, Master's Degree in Counseling, and Doctorate Degree in Organizational Leadership plus continued professional development keep Barbara up-to-date with recent research in personal transformation and organizational development. Her strategies focus on both the behavioral aspects of individuals plus the structural and process efficiencies in organizations.

Clients have included: Genentech, Hewlett Packard, Oracle, SAP, UNISYS, Cisco, Sun Microsystems, John Deere, Sungard, Zensar Technologies, Sterigenics, Wipro, WNS, P & O Nedlloyd, United Nations, USAID, WFP, UNICEF, UNDP, ApproTEC, IRC, International Schools, Embassies, City Councils, School Districts, Universities, and more.

Barbara has been an active member in various world affairs organizations such as the Commonwealth Club, World Affairs Council, Pachamama Alliance, SIETAR (Socity of Intercultural Education, Training and Research), ASTD, Rotary, and Toastmasters. Her personal mission is to help transform individuals and organizations to their highest potentials while creating a healthy, sustainable planet in a socially just world. She is "making a difference in a different world!"

Marie-Jeanne Juilland

Marie-Jeanne Juilland

Marie-Jeanne Juilland brings 20-plus years of business experience working with international executives in Silicon Valley to her coaching. She leverages past leadership roles in fast-growth environments, executive communications, and a decade as a national business journalist.

She has co-led signature initiatives at TriNet HR as VP of Marketing, including 100% growth and an IPO; at Robert Half International as head of Corporate Communications; and at Venture Magazine as Bureau Chief directing media coverage on venture capital and emerging growth companies. Her consulting work has covered multiple industry sectors, including life sciences, medical device, finance, technology, law, accounting, higher education, and foreign governments.

As a coach, she is known for her direct yet compassionate style, and her ability to quickly identify core issues. As a former journalist, Marie-Jeanne has interviewed hundreds of leaders, asking powerful questions to elicit critical business answers.

SPECIALITY – EXECUTIVE PRESENCE AND COMMUNICATION Marie-Jeanne blends the latest in neuroscience and secular mindfulness practices with hands-on behavioral skills training to optimize communication and influence. Put simply: authentic powerful presence – built on the “inside” and “out.”


Coaching Leaders

  • Technically strong rising stars needing to rapidly build leadership presence
  • Leaders wanting to improve how they "show up" – including presentations/speeches
  • Founders and senior leaders exploring legacy and career transition

Coaching Teams

  • Leadership and functional teams wanting to excel in productivity, trust and collaboration
  • Cohorts of peer leaders building competence and self-awareness over 6 mos. to a year

Mindfulness Leadership Programs

  • Custom designs for offsites & workshops.
  • Search Inside Yourself Leadership program, developed at Google

Other Services

  • 360s, Assessments and Keynotes

EDUCATION Marie-Jeanne graduated from Stanford with a degree in Political Science. She holds certifications from New Ventures West for Coaching, from UC Berkeley for HR Training and Development, and from IEQ for Enneagram assessment. She is one of 100 consultants worldwide trained over a year-long period to teach the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Program, developed at Google. Her writing has been published in business school textbooks and the NY Times. She is a skilled, dynamic speaker.

PERSONAL Marie-Jeanne is known for her contagious energy and commitment to community building. She is a longtime YMCA board member, and teaches mindfulness to youth and elder caregivers. She loves hiking, nature, dancing and dark chocolate, and finds her best teachers in her immediate family – two teens, her husband and her elderly parents – all affectionately known as her in-house "Zen Masters."

SELECT CLIENTS Wells Fargo Bank • Swiss Government/swissnex • Canadian Consulate • Deloitte • Mitsubishi • Facebook/Crescent Coaching • Stanford University Graduate School of Business • Vistage CEO Groups • Bridge Design/Ximedica (medical/life sciences) • YMCA • Wisdom 2.0

Ann Marie Lei

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Ann Marie Lei is a leadership consultant and executive coach based in Portland, Oregon, USA. She designs and facilitates a variety of individual and group programs for corporate and non-profit clients. Her primary areas of focus include leadership develoment and executive coaching, intercultural communication in the workplace, multicultural work team effectiveness, and international assignments. Ann Marie has earned a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Arts degree in Intercultural Relations through Antioch University and the Intercultural Communication Institute. The focus of her masters thesis research was on factors that influence the business effectivenss of transferees from various countries working in the United States on temporary assignments.

Prior to starting her consulting business, Ann Marie worked for Nike, Inc. for 17 years. The majority of her work at Nike was in international advertising and marketing communications, with additional experience in leadership develoment and human resources. She has traveled extensively throughout Western Europe and Asia. In addition to several years at Nike's World Headquarters in Oregon, she worked at Nike's European Headquarters and lived in the Netherlands for 3 1/2 years, starting up and leading Nike's European retail marketing and merchandising departments. In this role she directly supervised Dutch, British, French and Algerian employees and led a team of managers from several European countries.

Ann Marie's recent consulting projects have included the design and faciliation of intercultural communication workshops for Nike, Inc., a comprehensive training assessment for Paccess, and the design and facilitation of a cultural competency program for St. Joseph's Shelter in Mt. Angel, Oregon. She is currently developing cultural orientation programs for two organizations, to help people from various countries that have recently arrived in the United States to accelerate their ability to work effectively in the U.S. American work environment and with their American colleagues.

In January, 2001, Ann Marie joined the faculty of the Winter Institute for Intercultural Communication at the Catholic University in Lille, France, where she teaches an annual 5-day course about "Working with U.S. Americans" to third-year students. She aslo teaches intercultural communicaton courses in the Masters Of International Management (M.I.M.) Program at Portland State University and the Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program at Oregon Health Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Ann Marie is qualified to administer and analyze the Intercultural Development Inventory (I.D.I.), which she has utilized in corporate and non-profit organizations to assess levels of intercultural sensitivity prior to training, and to evaluate the development of a group of participants in a leadership development program. She is accredited in the Insights Discovery System, an internationally validated personality profile system based on the work of Dr. Carl Jung, and is a board member of SIETAR USA, the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research.

Marc Levine, Ph.D
Mark Levine, Ph.D

Marc is an Executive Coach and Organization Development professional with a long track record of successful engagements with C-level officers, senior executives, and technical leaders.  His executive coaching specialties include helping clients shift from technical leadership to enterprise leadership, devise and cascade strategy, lead change, enhance influence skills, and build relationships with key stakeholder groups.

Previously, Marc was a Co-Founder and Executive Vice-President of Customer Success at Scout OnDemand, a cloud-based enterprise coaching solution provider. In this role, he was responsible for developing and maintaining customer relationships and driving coaching effectiveness.

Before co-founding Scout OnDemand, Marc was a Principal at Linkage, Inc., where he led complex, multi-level client engagements in the areas of change management and executive team development.  In partnership with senior-level clients, Marc helped enhance company-wide leadership capabilities and improved individual, team, and organizational effectiveness.

Prior to joining Linkage, Marc was a Co-Founder and Principal of Cobalt Strategies, Inc., a boutique human capital consulting firm, where he specialized in leadership, organization development and change management.  Previously, Marc led the Western Division consulting team for The Forum Corporation, a global learning and consulting firm. 

Marc earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, now Alliant University.  He teaches graduate-level courses in leadership and organizational change at the University of San Francisco and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences.

Select Clients:
Marc’s clients include Activision/Blizzard, Adobe Systems, Allergan, Boeing, Cisco Systems, Danaher, Disney, DuPont, eBay, Edwards Lifesciences, Ernst & Young, Exxon/Mobil, Genentech, Fedex, Fluor, HSBC, Illumina, Independence Blue Cross, International Monetary Fund, Intuit, Invesco, JDS Uniphase, JPMorgan/Chase, Kaiser Permanente, KPMG, L3 Communications, Los Alamos National Laboratories, Macrovision, McKesson, Mentor Graphics, National Semiconductor, Nexa Technologies, Pacificorp, Petco, Pioneer Hi-Bred, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Providence Healthcare, Qualcomm, Raven Software, Red Octane, Salesforce.com, Siemens, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Standard Insurance, Symantec, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Toyota, Visa, WR Grace, and Wyndham Worldwide.

Linda Park
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Linda Park brings over twenty five years of highly successful executive management experience where she has held vice president positions in Hewlett Packard, Sun Microsystems/Oracle, and Cisco.  She has diverse knowledge and experiences in Services, Operations, Engineering and Marketing with extensive international experience leading multi-functional, multi-national organizations with key operations based in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and BRIC countries.  Additionally, she has extensive global experience in executive relationship management with suppliers, partners and customers.  She has contributed significant millions of dollars in cost reductions by developing supplier strategies, service initiatives, and streamlining processes and tools.  She has built organizations, business processes and metrics to enable teams to do more with less while delivering greater efficiency and increasing customer satisfaction. Linda has been recognized as a change management leader who gets results while building a high performance team.

Throughout her career, she has led a thousand plus employee organization and has coached and mentored vice presidents, directors, and managers. Having lived as an executive, she understands the diverse challenges of being one.  In addition to working with executives, another key component of Linda's coaching work involves working with individuals coming from technical background and trying to move up to their next level of leadership as she herself has a technical education in electrical engineering and has successfully climbed the Silicon Valley corporate ladder from an engineer to an executive.   

Linda has a BSEE and an MBA; and she has been awarded the Silicon Valley Tribute to Woman & Industry and Sun Microsystems Engineering Excellence awards.

Professional Experience:

HP VP, Delivery Strategy and Process Engineering 
Sun (Asia) VP, Global Customer Services Emerging Markets (expat based in Asia)
VP, Global Customer Services APAC (expat based in Asia),
VP, Software Central Engineering
Cisco VP, Global Supplier Management 
Sun Director, Hardware Engineering Technologies
Director, Supply Chain Management
Director, Semiconductor Commodity Management

Linda also held various positions with LSI Logic, Lockheed Missiles & Space, and Motorola.

Marissa Peterson

Marissa Peterson

Marissa Peterson brings a broad senior executive portfolio to her board and
executive coaching practice. She joined Sun Microsystems when it was still a small public company, helping it scale to reach a peak of approximately $20 Billion in annual revenues. She retired from Sun after 17 years, with an unprecedented legacy of concurrently leading some of Sun's largest and most effective organizations: as Executive Vice President of Global Services, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations, and Sun's Chief Customer Advocate.

As EVP of Sun Services, she developed and oversaw programs designed to helpcompanies reduce the time, cost and risk of transforming their business. These programs leveraged technology to architect, implement and maintain customers' network computing infrastructures. As Chief Customer Advocate, Marissa resolved critical customer satisfactionissues while driving more systemic efforts – most notably the Sun Sigma program – to instill a "customer–first" ethic throughoutthe company. And as EVP of Sun's Worldwide Operations organization, Marissa guided Sun's supply chain, manufacturing and logistics programs and established an industry leadership position for high quality and cost-effective product execution to a global customer base.

Since then, Marissa’s board and executive coaching practice has thrived due to her extraordinary focus on delivering excellence and accelerated business value to clients. Her diagnostic insights, range and depth of coaching approaches, practical first-hand leadership experience, and working to the full context of the business are differentiating characteristics. Coaching clients include Apple, Yahoo, VMWare, Intel, HP, EBay, NetApp, Cadence, Symantec, Equinix, Atmel, TiVo, ACT, Stanford Hospital, Charles River Ventures, Pace, SolFocus, Dolby, OSI Software, Ericsson, Seagate, Mercy Foundation and Montgomery Professional Services, among others.

Her executive leadership experience and track record of results make Marissa a valued board member of a number of public, private and non-profit companies. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Humana ($48+ Billion health benefits and insurance), Ansell ($1.6+ Billion protection solutions), Quantros (healthcare IT start-up), and Oclaro ($400 Million optical solutions). She also previously served on the Board of Directors of Supervalu, the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital of Stanford, Covisint and was a Board Trustee of Kettering University. Marissa holds the distinction of being an NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) Board Leadership Fellow.

Among her awards are the Sun Microsystems President's Excellence Award, Silicon Valley Tribute to
Women & Industry, Kettering University Management Achievement Award, SF Business Times Top
Women in Business, Filipinas Magazine Corporate Leader of the Year, the National Co-op Hall of Fame, the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal's Most Influential Women, and the Excellence in Science & Engineering Award from the Philippine Development Forum.

Prior to joining Sun, Marissa was at Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Saturn Corporation and various General
Motors divisions. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and an Honorary Doctorate in Management from Kettering University where she studied as a full academic scholar graduating magna cum laude. Marissa also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, where she was selected as a GM Fellow.

Betty Till

Betty Till

Betty Till has over twenty years experience in leadership positions in business and healthcare. As Vice President of Corporate Communications and a member of the executive team at a variety of companies, Betty coached senior managers in crisis communications, developed corporate business and marketing strategies and communicated merger and acquisition goals and information to employees.

Betty provides executive coaching for individuals who are preparing for new leadership roles, transitioning into a new company and role, and those who want to increase their probability for success in their current role. Throughout her career she has coached and counseled managers and employees on effectively communicating, creating alliances, making choices and building positive relationships. She has a unique ability to build rapport with her clients. She works collaboratively with her clients to help them design the impact they want and to achieve specific outcomes in work and in life.

Betty is a Certified Professional Coach and is an Assessment Center Evaluator. She is qualified to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)©, 360 degree Benchmark© from the Center for Creative Leadership, the Lominger Choices Architect and Voices©, as well as the Organization Systems International Polaris 360 Survey. She has published articles in Healthcare Leadership and Management Report, EMS Manager and Supervisor and several other publications.

Her client companies include EmCare, Inc., Life Port, Inc., InnoVast, Warner Brothers/Reprise Records, Hewlett Packard and Sun Microsystems.

With a BS in nursing from the University of Texas at Austin, Betty began her career as a Registered Nurse where she provided care for critically ill patients at a major trauma center. With her critical care background, she soon began teaching in the Allied Sciences Department at Austin Community College and pioneered one of the first Associate Degree programs for paramedics in 1980. She held a faculty position at Austin Community College for six years. She is currently a member of the International Coaches Federation, the Professional Coaches and Mentoring Association, the Institute of Management Consultants, the Professional Women's Chamber Connection, and an advisor to the Junior League of San Jose.