Mary Sheila received a B.A. in environmental education from Sonoma State University and earned her teaching credential from Chapman University. She received certification as a nutrition consultant from Bauman College, a certificate in clinical Ayurveda with DeAnna Batdorff, and is certified as a Pilates mat and rhythm workout instructor. She has studied amino acid therapy with Julia Ross and hormonal balance with Dan Kalish. Mary Sheila has a private nutrition practice, Occidental Nutrition, where she works one-on-one with clients and teaches group classes. She also teaches group nutrition classes at the Ceres Community Project, West County Health Centers, and Salmon Creek Middle School.Read More
Dr. Sheila Jenkins is a pediatric neurologist at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco. She has broad expertise in neurological conditions affecting children, with specific interest in the diagnosis and management of developmental delay, epilepsy and seizures, headaches, concussions, and movement disorders. Dr. Jenkins is passionate about helping families to understand the root cause of their child’s condition and working together with them to find the best solution to help them improve. While traditional therapies may be pharmacologic, she is also a strong advocate of non-pharmacologic approaches wherever applicable. She has seen a shift in her practice through the last 16 years, with increasing numbers of conditions that are exacerbated by excess stress and decreased self care.Read More
Matt Huxley is in his 24th year in public education. He taught for 10 years at the middle and high school levels and has spent the last 14 years in administration as an Assistant Principal at Berkeley High School, a Principal at Mill Valley Middle School, and now as Executive Director at The Academy of Alameda. While the work is not always easy, Matt feels blessed to be an educator and to have the opportunity to work with really great people in an effort to provide a world class education to students. He feels as passionate now at he did 24 years ago as a new teacher.Read More
Stephen Woessner is CEO of Predictive ROI and host of the Onward Nation Podcast. Onward Nation is a top-ranked business podcast in iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and iHeart Radio with listeners in over 100 countries around the world, five days a week. Stephen has interviewed nearly 350 of today’s most influential business leaders including Gary Vaynerchuk, Darren Hardy, Don Yaeger, Jay Baer, Verne Harnish, Jeffrey Hayzlett, Kute Blackson, Joanna Riley, and Scott McKain. His insights have been featured in SUCCESS, Forbes, Entrepreneur, The Washington Post, Inc. Magazine, and more.Read More
Lee Caraher is a CEO and acclaimed communication strategist known for her practical solutions to big problems. She started Double Forte in 2002 as a new kind of communications firm designed to work with good people, doing good work for good companies, by providing the best results and service in the business.
After struggling with how to work alongside Millennial clients and employees (Lee’s agency is now 35 people, 16 of whom are under 30) and figuring out how to bridge the generation gap, Lee has written a book about the topic, Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making it Work at Work. She’s learned a lot about how to reduce employee drama in the workplace and is affectionately known to her friends and colleagues as the “Millennial Whisperer” although she personally prefers Millennial Champion.Read More
Karen Catlin is an advocate for women in the tech industry, a leadership coach, a TEDx speaker, and co-author of “Present! A Techie’s Guide to Public Speaking.” Formerly, Karen was a vice president at Adobe Systems.
Karen started a blog in 2012 called “Use Your Inside Voice – Thoughts on the Intersection of Leadership and Parenting.” She believes that many leadership skills can be applied to parenting, and vice versa. In her blog, she explores these overlapping skills with personal stories from her career in software and her journey as a parent of two teens. (Her children have since graduated high school and are attending college.)Read More
Laura Henderson is a successful technology executive who made her mark in the industry as the General Manager of TEKLYNX Americas, Inc., the leading global provider of barcode and label software. As a strategic, results-oriented leader with a keen ability to create high-performing operating cultures, Laura has consistently achieved double-digit top and bottom-line growth at TEKLYNX Americas, Inc.
After nearly two decades of success leveraging technological advancements for the betterment of businesses across a variety of industries, her marriage to a special education teacher, and being the mother of five children, Laura began to recognize a need for technological advancements in an entirely different area of the economy – education.Read More