- Brenna Bolger
Founder and CEO, PRxDigital
Brenna Bolger is the Founder and CEO of PRx, Inc.–now PRxDigital — an award-winning, full service marketing communications firm specializing in comprehensive branding campaigns, creative problem-solving, strategic planning, media relations and digital campaigns, including social media platforms, video content, production and optimization. Brenna’s role at PRxD includes overall CEO responsibilities, strategic consulting and creative solution development for clients, quality control over all clients, relationship maintenance, enabling employee development of their special strengths, interests and career growth, financial management and new business acquisition. PRxD clients have included Cypress Semiconductor, Applied Materials, Milestone Technologies, Habitat for Humanity Silicon Valley and East Bay; Clos de la Tech Winery, San Joaquin County, Stockton Metropolitan Airport, Greater Silicon Valley, Joint Venture Silicon Valley, Valley Medical Center Foundation, CORE Companies, ORBIS International among others.
- William S. McKiernan
CEO, WSM Capital
Bill McKiernan is CEO of WSM Capital, LLC a private equity firm he founded to invest in payment and other technology companies. Prior to founding WSM Capital, Bill founded CyberSource Corporation in 1994. In July 2010, Visa, Inc. acquired CyberSource in a transaction valued at $2 billion. Mr. McKiernan holds a BS from Boston College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is a Trustee of Boston College and Bellarmine College Prep. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Ireland Fund, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and the Harvard Business School California Research Center Advisory Board. He is the West Coast Chairman of the Boston College Technology Council and Chairman of the Board of Bitnet Technologies Ltd. a payment processor for bitcoin.
- Mary Proepper
Retired Development Director, NW Furniture Bank
As the Development Director for NW Furniture Bank in Tacoma Washington Mary was responsible for Fundraising, Communication, Community Relations and Volunteers Engagement. Previously, she worked at Bridging, the largest furniture bank in the country which is located in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area of MN. In her 8 year tenure with Bridging she implemented a successful fundraising and development department. Prior to Bridging, Mary spent more than 25 years in for-profit companies in the functional areas of account management, sales, project management, human resources and operations with some 20 years spent in management capacities. Mary grew up in Minneapolis and holds a BA from the University of MN.
- Marilyn Winkleby, MPH, Ph.D
Faculty Director of the Office of Community Health, Stanford University
Marilyn Winkleby, MPH, Ph.D. is the Faculty Director of the Office of Community Health at Stanford University and was a Professor of Medicine at Stanford for 30 years. She received her MPH and Ph.D. from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and at Stanford led a NIH-funded research group that shed light on the ways in which social factors impact health. Dr. Winkleby is widely recognized for founding and directing the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program that has brought over 650 low-income high school students together to participate in an innovative summer biomedical mentoring program. Her book, Healing Journeys: Teaching Medicine, Nurturing Hope, and a documentary film, Opportunity of a Lifetime, demonstrate the transformations that happen when youth are afforded the chance to excel. In 2011, the program received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government for mentoring in these fields. Dr. Winkleby is the recipient of numerous awards including the Athena Award for Outstanding Woman Leader of the Year, City of Palo Alto. She has been active on many non-profit boards, including Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen, Emergency Housing Consortium, and Hope’s Corner. Most recently she founded Access to Achievement Education Foundation whose mission is to enhance academic success among low-income and under-represented minority students through school and educational partnerships.