Diane is currently the program officer for The California Endowment’s San Francisco Bay Area regional office. Diane has more than 13 years of experience working to address the health and human service needs of diverse communities, and focuses her grant-making activities on improving community health and the elimination of health disparities.
Prior to joining The California Endowment, Diane was a program director at the Prevention Institute in Oakland, CA, where she was responsible for shaping and advancing the organization’s programs addressing health disparities, nutrition and physical activity, and the built environment.
Diane also has considerable experience in philanthropy, including seven years as a program officer for The San Francisco Foundation and she was also a project manager for the Community Foundation of Silicon Valley.
In addition to her experience in philanthropy, Diane has considerable experience as a health advocate. She served as a project coordinator for the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California, where she developed regional coalitions of community-based organizations and health professionals throughout California, and facilitated their engagement in advocacy and public policy development.
Dan is active in land conservation from the Pacific Ocean to Lake Tahoe. He serves as a volunteer and/or board member of various non profits including the Northern Sierra Partnership, Sempervirens Fund, and The Trust for Public Land. In this capacity, Dan works with landowners, philanthropists, and public agencies to protect redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains, ranchland in the Sierra foothills, and sustainable timber properties in the high Sierra. When he is not focused on conservation deals, Dan invests in various cleantech and internet startups in the Bay Area. Prior to his career in conservation, he served as Vice President of Business Development at HomeGain, Inc., a company sold to Classified Ventures in 2005. Dan is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and spent four years in Washington DC at the US-China Business Council before attending the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. He enjoys SCUBA, hiking, skiing, and the craziness of bicycle commuting in San Francisco.
Kaleo serves as a Director at PwC. He is a financial executive with over 15 years of experience in accounting, operational finance, and mergers and acquisitions. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst. Kaleo received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and is passionate about the outdoors.
Carol is an independent consultant, helping nonprofit and philanthropic organizations partner to create lasting impact, mostly in the area of environmental education. Previously, Carol was the Director of Environment & Stewardship Programs with the Morgan Family Foundation where she spearheaded major collaborative initiatives for the foundation, including the Northern Sierra Partnership, the California Stewardship Network and collaborations between funders, environmental educators, and local schools.
Prior to her work with the foundation, Carol served for ten years as the President/CEO of the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, where her collaborative approach engaged the business, government and nonprofit sectors to better serve the community at large.
Jayne is Managing Director of Miramar Environmental, Inc. and co-owner of Miramar Farms. Prior to co-founding Miramar in 2012, Jayne was the Director of Land and Environmental Management for Pacific Gas and Electric Company. In this capacity, she managed a staff of 300 professionals with an annual budget of $50 million. Her team at PG&E was responsible for the stewardship of PG&E’s statewide land holdings, as well as environmental planning and permitting for new construction. From 2004-2009, Jayne was the founding Executive Director of the Stewardship Council, a $100 million-funded private foundation dedicated to land conservation and environmental education for youth. She is also the co-founder and former president of Essex Environmental, an award-winning environmental consulting firm that she ran for over 15 years before it was acquired in 2002.
Jayne received her MSC in Regional and Urban Planning from the London School of Economics and her BA from Boston College. She is a board member of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and a Fellow with the American Leadership Forum, Class XXIV. She spent six years as a board member of the San Mateo County Workforce Investment Board and four years on the Cabrillo Education Foundation Board.
Luis is the Director of Emerging Markets for the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF), where he is responsible for tracking, monitoring and seeking investments in underserved urban markets and underserved rural and Native American communities in California. Before joining CETF, Luis served as Executive Director of Latino Issues Forum, a public policy and advocacy institute. He is a former member of the Stewardship Council Board of Directors – a private nonprofit created to ensure that over 140,000 acres of California’s pristine watershed lands currently owned by PG&E are permanently protected for the public good.
Luis received a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, concentrating in Housing, Urban Development and Transportation. He completed his undergraduate education at Princeton University, concentrating in Politics with a Certificate in Latin American Studies. Luis serves as an expert on health, political and economic conditions in the Latino community to the Spanish and English media, major research institutes, and numerous public policy organizations.
Mike is responsible for overseeing Pacific Gas and Electric’s (PG&E) implementation of the Land Conservation Commitment, pursuant to which PG&E agreed to permanently protect and preserve the approximately 140,000 acres of watershed lands associated with their hydroelectric generation facilities. He has nearly twenty-nine years’ experience as an energy industry and environmental professional, including direct responsibility for land surveying, gas and electric facility siting, regulatory analysis and permitting, land use and environmental planning, corporate real estate portfolio management, business process improvement initiatives, and Power Generation project management, engineering, and construction.
Mike is a member of the Stewardship Council Board of Directors, currently holding leadership roles as Treasurer, Vice President, and Chair of the Council’s Youth Investment Committee. Mike is a Registered Professional Land Surveyor whose education and training includes a Bachelor’s degree in Surveying Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Laura is a Policy Analyst at the University of California’s Nutrition Policy Institute, where she researches the impact of nutrition and physical activity on public health, with an emphasis on informing public policy to eliminate health disparities. She has long pursued an interest in food and nutrition. From teaching at an elementary school garden program in Mountain View, CA, to running a summer camp kitchen in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, to fighting hunger at City Harvest, an emergency food provider in New York City, Laura has diverse experience working towards a more equitable food system.
Originally hailing from Montara, CA, Laura spent a brief cold period on the east coast, graduating from Wesleyan University with a BA in English, before beating a hasty retreat to California’s sunnier climes. Laura is a registered dietitian and holds an MPH from the University of California-Berkeley. When she’s not at work, you’ll often find her cooking, hiking, or swimming in the bay.
Raj is the principal of Pilarcitos High School in Half Moon Bay. Before becoming principal he taught math at Cunha Intermediate School, also in Half Moon Bay. In his free time he enjoys learning about South Asian culture, making chai, listening to music, and hiking with his dog Bodhi. Raj is excited to bring his decade of experience in education to the Youth Outside table.
Liwen, an attorney at Fenwick & West, focuses his practice on emerging technologies. Among other things, he counsels clients on the protectability of software or online content, access to computer systems, gathering and the use of competitive intelligence, along with the licensing of intellectual property. Liwen is also committed to professional diversity efforts and participates in an active pro bono practice for various conservation, immigration, and media organizations. Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Liwen worked in semiconductor quality and reliability for Altera Corporation.
Katrina is originally from the Pacific Northwest, where she fell in love with hiking, sunshine, and coffee. After living in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, she now calls beautiful San Francisco home.
Katrina is currently the Vice President of Marketing at Unity Technologies -- the creator of Unity, an intuitive and flexible development platform used to make wildly creative and intelligently interactive 3D, 2D, and VR/AR content. The "author once, deploy everywhere" capability ensures developers can publish to all of the most popular platforms.
Prior to joining Unity Technologies, Katrina was VP Global Marketing at Electronic Arts, the world’s leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment. While at EA she built several successful teams and businesses across Subscriptions, Digital Marketing, eCommerce, Mobile Marketing, Player Network, and Brand and Product Marketing. She has been on the EA team twice in her career. Before rejoining EA in 2009, she spent several years at Microsoft leading Partner Marketing for the Xbox 360 and Games for Windows businesses.
When Katrina's not out running or hiking, she's usually focused on launching an exciting new product or service. She has spent 15 years in the videogame industry, where technology and creativity intersect to create remarkable innovation and entertainment. Katrina attended the University of Oregon as an undergraduate and as an MBA student. She has a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and an MBA with a focus in Sports Marketing from the University of Oregon.
Kathy is a Principal Business Analyst with PG&E. She leads the Continuous Improvement Program for the Safety, Health, and Environment team with a focus on process improvement projects. Kathy received her MBA from the University of San Francisco and her BS from the University of Santa Clara. She served two terms on the San Mateo Civil Grand Jury and five years on the board of the Cabrillo Education Foundation, three of those as Treasurer.