Charles Bullock
Charles Bullock, Ph.D., Board Chair

Dean Emeritus
San Jose State University

A visionary leader in higher education, Charlie Bullock also is an expert on inclusion of people with disabilities.

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Dr. Charles Bullock
Dean Emeritus
San Jose State University

Dr. Charles Bullock, dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts at San Jose State University, has helped The Health Trust strengthen its ties to the local university community and lends his expertise in public health. Charlie is a visionary leader in higher education and an expert on the inclusion of people with disabilities, especially in sport and recreation. He came to SJSU in January 2009 from the University of Nevada, Reno, where he was Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences. Prior to his time in Reno, he had been on faculty for 17 years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Charlie holds B.A. and M.S. degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Roberta L. Robins
Roberta L. Robins, J.D., Board Vice Chair

Founder
Robins Law Group

Roberta L. Robins is founder of Robins Law Group, specializing in intellectual property matters. Roberta is a long-time advocate of women’s issues, including women’s health, gender abuse and gender bias.

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Roberta L. Robins, JD
Founder
Robins Law Group

Roberta L. Robins is founder of the Robins Law Group, a law firm specializing in intellectual property matters. Roberta has over 25 years of experience in the patent field and specializes in biotechnology, including the areas of vaccines, therapeutics, molecular biology, immunology and genetics.

Roberta has a wide range of interests and is a long-time advocate of women’s issues, including women’s health, gender abuse and gender bias. She is currently on the Board of the Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration (ORAM) whose mission is to advocate for refugees fleeing sexual or gender based violence. She is also on the Board of the Women’s Intellectual Property Law Association (WIPLA), an organization dedicated to providing a forum for interaction, communication and support among women intellectual property lawyers and promoting the honor and dignity of women in the intellectual property legal profession. Roberta has served as a trustee of Montalvo Arts Center, whose mission is to foster community engagement through the creation and presentation of multidisciplinary art.

Roberta received a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences from San Jose State University and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She also pursued several years of graduate work in cell and molecular biology at San Francisco State University and worked as a researcher in genetics at the University of California-San Francisco.

Cindy Ruby
Cindy Ruby, Board Secretary

Community Volunteer

Cindy Ruby has served as a member of the Saratoga Union Elementary School District Board of Trustees and on several other nonprofit boards.

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Cindy Ruby
Community Volunteer

Cindy Ruby, a long-time community volunteer, has served as a Saratoga Union Elementary School District Board Member, a FIRST 5 Commissioner and Chair, and a member of several nonprofit boards. A former elementary school teacher, Cindy has significant experience supporting education throughout Silicon Valley. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University and has been involved in a number of school fundraising campaigns.

Sonya Arriola

President
Sacred Heart Nativity Schools

Sonya Arriola is President of Sacred Heart Nativity Schools, two Catholic, Jesuit middle schools that serve first-generation college bound, low-income students in the Washington/Gardner neighborhood near downtown San Jose. Her educational experience mirrors that of her students, as she was a first-generation college-bound student herself.

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Sonya’s primary interest is identifying strategies for academic success among first-generation college bound students. She is interested in the social, emotional and academic impact of urban poverty on students and works towards finding solutions to barriers to higher education. She graduated with Honors from Stanford University, received her Master’s in Education from Harvard University, and completed additional post-graduate study at the University of California, Berkeley.

Darren A. Cde Baca, CIMA, CFP
Darren A. Cde Baca, CIMA, CFP

Regional Vice President
Ivy Funds

Darren A. Cde Baca brings more than 30 years of experience in the investment management business to The Health Trust board of trustees.

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Darren A. Cde Baca, CIMA, CFP
Regional Vice President
Ivy Funds

Darren Cde Baca, Regional Vice President for Ivy Funds, has more than 30 years of experience in investment management. Before joining Ivy Funds in 2006, he was with Dreyfus, where he was both wholesaling and managing the retail and institutional distribution for the Western half of the United States. He also served as the National Sales Manager for The Royce Funds and spent 12 years at PaineWebber (now UBS) in various marketing positions. Darren obtained his B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College in 1982.

Michael Celio, J.D.
Michael Celio, J.D.

Partner
Keker & Van Nest LLP

An experienced attorney specializing in white-collar criminal cases, Michael Celio brings strong analytical skills to The Health Trust.

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Michael Celio, J.D.
Partner
Keker & Van Nest LLP

Michael Celio is a partner with the San Francisco law firm Keker & Van Nest LLP, specializing in white-collar criminal cases, complex civil litigation, and enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or the Department of Justice. An experienced trial lawyer, Michael has significant expertise defending civil and criminal cases involving antitrust actions, shareholder lawsuits and theft of trade secrets.

Michael earned a B.A. degree from Stanford University, an M.S. from the London School of Economics and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He brings strong analytical skills to organization’s complex challenges and helps engage the legal, venture capital and technology communities in the work of The Health Trust.

Jim Heerwagen

Advisor

Jim comes to The Health Trust with 25 years of hands-on experience in executive, investor, and adviser roles for early stage technology companies. He is currently an adviser to early stage companies and nonprofits.

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Jim Heerwagen
Advisor

Jim comes to The Health Trust with 25 years of hands-on experience in executive, investor, and adviser roles for early stage technology companies. He is currently an adviser to early stage companies and nonprofits.

Jim was co-founder and CEO of IQVine, Inc., which provided crowd-sourced market research and expert advice. Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunvolt Nanosystems, Inc., which developed a materials system to power electronic devices, the first of which was solar cells. Before Sunvolt, Jim was President and CEO of NtechRA, Inc., a venture-backed developer of enterprise software based in San Jose, CA. He began at NtechRA after founding and running Bridge Partners, which specialized in investing and advising early stage electronics and software companies. Prior to this, Jim was Senior Vice President and COO of V-One, Inc., a publicly traded developer of network security software. Before that, he was Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Telogy Networks, a developer of real time communications software. Jim has held senior sales and marketing management positions with Bell Atlantic, Tymnet and Infonet.

Jim received his BSE in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from Duke University in 1980 and his Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1986. Jim was an officer in the Civil Engineer Corps of the US Navy and is a member of several advisory and non-profit boards. He lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and  three sons now attending college.

Marianne Jackson
Marianne Jackson

President & Founder
3g Human Capital Consulting

Marianne Jackson has devoted her career to leading effective human capital strategies. She has served as Chief Human Resources Officer in some of California’s best known corporations.

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Marianne Jackson
President & Founder
3g Human Capital Consulting

Marianne Jackson has 20 years of experience as the Chief Human Resource Officer in some of California’s best known corporations. Her experience spans both healthcare and technology industries including Cisco Systems, Palm, Sandisk, Sun Micro Systems and Blue Shield of California. She is well known for her practical approach to organizational effectiveness, executive coaching, workforce optimization, strategic planning and culture-shaping.

Marianne recently retired from Blue Shield of California after serving as their Chief Human Resource Officer for nearly ten years. She is credited with leading a critical shift in Blue Shield’s legacy culture and is nationally known for the unique design of one of the most successful corporate wellness programs.

Marianne Jackson currently is the president of a human capital company that assists organizations with improving competitiveness. Her approach effectively links the business strategy with a targeted people strategy ensuring the right capabilities have been invested in and the culture propels performance. She speaks on a variety of topics including human capital planning, culture shaping, corporate wellness and C-level succession planning. She has addressed audiences such as: The Corporate Leadership Council, Argyle Forums, Oracle World, the HR Strategy Forum, The Economist Forum, and IMD International, a global business school.

Marianne holds bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology from University of California-Santa Barbara and has done graduate work at Santa Clara University.

Emily Lam, M.P.P.
Emily Lam, M.P.P.

Director of Policy and Government Affairs
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

As the Director of Policy and Government Affairs for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Emily Lam has a deep understanding of the forces that shape health policy at the state and federal levels.

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Emily Lam, M.P.P.
Director of Policy and Government Affairs
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Emily Lam is the Director of Policy and Government Affairs for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), a $1 billion/year San Francisco department that provides water, power and sewer services to 2.6 million Bay Area residents. In this role, she oversees the agency’s public policy and political strategy at the local, state and federal level around water, wastewater, energy, climate change, infrastructure financing and workforce development.

Previously, Emily was the Vice President of Health Care and Federal Issues at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a public policy trade association representing 390 employers on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley. She also worked for a start-up health care IT company, the San Mateo County Health Department and in Washington D.C. for the research and consulting firm, The Lewin Group.

Emily is a San Francisco native and received a B.A. with Honors in Community Health from Brown University and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard. She is a Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellow, Latin American Legislative Fellow, and Royce Society Fellow. She was named in Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 under 40 in December 2013.

David Neighbors
David Neighbors, C.P.A., M.S.T.

Partner
GALLINA LLP

In addition to having more than 20 years of business experience in Silicon Valley specializing in corporate and individual tax compliance and planning, David Neighbors is an active volunteer who has assumed leadership roles with several community institutions.

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David Neighbors, C.P.A., M.S.T.
Partner
GALLINA LLP

David Neighbors is a partner in GALLINA LLP’s Silicon Valley Tax Practice and has more than 20 years of business experience in Silicon Valley specializing in corporate and individual tax compliance and planning. He has experience in the areas of compensation planning, start-up and emerging growth issues, mergers and acquisitions, accounting for income taxes, research credits and stock option planning.

Prior to joining GALLINA, David was with KPMG Peat Marwick and Ernst and Young in San Jose. He works with high net worth individuals, closely held businesses, partnerships, limited liability companies, nonprofit organizations and fiduciaries. An area native, David graduated from San Jose State University with a B.S. degree in Business with an Accounting emphasis and a M.S. degree in Taxation.

David is involved in many professional and civic organizations in the community. He is an active member of the AICPA and Past President of the Silicon Valley/San Jose Chapter of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is a member of the adjunct faculty at San Jose State University’s Lucas Graduate School of Business and a member of the Board of Trustees for The National Hispanic University Foundation and the Beta Alpha Psi Scholarship Committee at San Jose State University. Additionally, he has served on the Governing Board of the Berryessa Union School District and on the East Side Union High School District’s Audit Committee. He regularly volunteers his time helping local non-profit organizations with their annual tax filings and has served as a board member of the Big Brothers and Sisters of Santa Clara County and Alum Rock Counseling Center.

Eva Terrazas

Executive Director of Policy and Advocacy
Uplift Family Services

Eva Terrazas is currently Executive Director of Policy and Advocacy for Uplift Family Services. Prior to joining the agency, Eva spent over 25 years working in public policy and affairs for government, higher education and nonprofits.

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Eva M. Terrazas is an experienced policy and organizational development professional who has worked in higher education, government, media, and non-profit. She is an active and engaged community member who serves or has served on various non-profit boards, including:  Co-Founder and current board member MACLA (San Jose Center for Latino Arts); Third Street Community Center (downtown after school and community impact organization), Horace Mann Elementary School Foundation (raising funds for special programs, particularly low-income students), SVCN Leadership Team, and the San Jose Arena Authority.  She is recipient of the Board Leadership Award provided by Compass Point, San Jose, CA.

Eva holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from San Jose State University.