Senior Strategist, Special Populations, Office of Financial Empowerment at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Olivia Calderon has a distinguished career advancing policies to bring economic and social justice to disenfranchised and low-income communities.
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Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Whitney Davis-Houston
Whitney Davis-Houston recently launched her own practice specializing in small business and entertainment transactions. Her clients include producers and production companies, as well as small business concerns.
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California State Director, Voices for Progress
Although best known for her advocacy for gender equality and reproductive justice, for the last decade, Sandra Fluke has devoted her career to public interest advocacy for numerous social justice concerns, such as LGBTQ rights, worker rights, economic justice, immigrant rights, and international human rights, including focusing on the impact to communities of color.
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Hon. Wendy Greuel
Former Los Angeles City Controller
A working mom and lifelong Angeleno, Wendy attended LA public schools and graduated from UCLA. Wendy started her career in public service working for her mentor, former Mayor Tom Bradley, where for ten years she worked on a wide range of public policy issues including child care, senior care homelessness, housing, public health and education.
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Hon. Matt Haney
Director of Policy, Rebuild the Dream
Matt serves as an elected School Board Member and Vice-President of the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education, where he is responsible for determining policy, budget, curriculum, educational goals and standards for all pre K-12 public schools in San Francisco.
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Manager, Strategic Planning, City and County of San Francisco
Hala K. Hijazi has over 15 years of management experience with the City and County of San Francisco, specializing in economic public policies and programs development and implementation.
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Courtney La Bau
Senior Investment Advisor, Borak Capital Holding
Courtney La Bau has most recently worked and lived between Cairo, Egypt and Los Angeles as a Senior Investment Advisor for Borak Capital Holding, an investment company specializing in packaged investment opportunities within the finance, real estate and entertainment industries across the Middle East, specifically in Egypt through Borak and its subsidiary companies.
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Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
A specialist in international corporate tax, Ms. Pfatteicher focuses on tax and operational structuring, and US and foreign tax compliance, as well as large-scale cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
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Hon. Susan Rose
Former Santa Barbara County Board Supervisor
During her more than 30 years experience in public administration, education and community activism, Susan Rose has been committed to the advancement of women, workplace issues and civil rights. She served two 4-year terms on the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors during which she led efforts to create initiatives for affordable housing and homelessness, to improve the quality of life for women and families, and to ensure the environmental health of her community.
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CEO, 360 Total Concept, LLC
In 2006 Shonda Scott, CEO, founded 360 Total Concept, LLC, a management consulting firm based in San Francisco/Bay Area, to be a part of the solution.
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Communcations Director, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Naomi Seligman, President of Seligman Consulting, has built her career on transforming talented people and organizations into powerhouses of influence. Her hard-hitting strategies have consistently put her clients on the map over the past 20 years, in a career spanning both Coasts and the very different worlds of Washington D.C. and Hollywood.
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Thuy Thi Nguyen
Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Community College League of California
Since October 2003, Thuy Thi Nguyen has served as General Counsel for the Peralta Community College District, which comprises of Laney College, Merritt College, College of Alameda, and Berkeley City College. At different points during her tenure as General Counsel, Thuy had served in additional roles as Acting Vice Chancellor for Human Resources and District-wide Strategic Planning Manager. She has also taught education law at California State University, East Bay.
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Regional Security Operations Manager, Sony PlayStation
Shawn VanDiver was born in Springfield, Illinois and moved to sunny California at the age of 3. He enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17 and served for just over 12 years. He served aboard the ships USS Thach and USS Chancellorsville as well as at several shore commands.
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