Board of Directors

JP Balajadia   High-tech entrepreneur; founder of Rubicon Data Centers, a server storage company headquartered in San Francisco. Former co-founder and owner of 365Main. Degrees in electrical engineering.
Matt Burrows   Director of Legal and Business Affairs, Warner Bros Entertainment, Inc. Formerly senior counsel at Apple, Inc. in Cupertino for iTunes worldwide and head of Music Business Affairs for the William Morris Agency in Beverly Hills. Pro Bono work for the Human Rights Action Ctr, the US Campaign for Burma, the ACLU Foundation of S.Calif, and the UN Food and Agriculture Org. Degrees from UC Berkeley and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles; non-resident fellow at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society.
William Sloan Coats   Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, Silicon Valley, specializing in Intellectual Property and Technology Practice. Member, United Nations Team on Intellectual Property Rights

Gordon Howie

  Harvard B.A. in economics and MBA in Finance; career as Managing Director of Healthcare Financing Groups for Bank of America Securities, USB Financial Services, First Boston Corp, and Kidder Peabody. Extensive nonprofit board experience.
Sr. Marilyn Lacey
Executive Director
  Sister of Mercy; working since 1980 with refugees, migrants & other displaced persons in refugee camps overseas and in domestic resettlement. Master's degree in social work administration; credentialed in administration and teaching.
George Lula
Board Chair
  Founder of Grove Capital Partners and Grove Technology Partners.  Career included serving as CEO of PNC Capital Markets (PNC Bank); SVP, Mellon Bank; and VP, Goldman Sachs & Co. Served in the US Air Force as an officer and is a University of Pittsburgh graduate.
Jan Selenger Robertson   Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, Robertson Brothers, Inc., a Michigan- based builder and real estate developer. Extensive community involvement, including experience on non-profit boards such as the Urban Land Institute, Beaumont Hospital, and Mercy High School.

Theresa Samuel-Boko
Board Secretary

  Refugee Resettlement Manager, Catholic Charities, San Jose, CA. Worked in displaced persons’ camps in Khartoum, Sudan, Master’s degree in human services administration.

Mark Sato Stevens

  Senior Counsel with Motorola Mobility LLC, Sunnyvale, CA. With a master's degree in Public International Law from the Fletcher Sch of Law and Diplomacy in addition to his J.D.from the University of California, Mark is particularly committed to global human rights issues.
Shirley Tamoria   Medical Director, Kalihi Palama Health Clinic, Honolulu, Hawaii. Experienced in primary care, public health, and the training of community health promoters in rural Peru and Southern Sudan.
Frank Winiarski   Electrical engineer with nearly 40 years' experience in various high-tech manufacturing positions, including VP of Manufacturing at Sonus Corp, VideoServer Inc, and Net2Net; Exec VP at Peer Logic; and VP of Operations at Ashton-Tate. Degrees from Boston Univ and the Univ of Idaho.