Joy Weiss, Chair
Dust Networks Group at Linear Technology
Joy Weiss, currently president of the Dust Networks product group at Linear Technology, has held executive leadership positions at a variety of private and public technology companies. Joy was CEO of Dust Networks when it was acquired by Linear Technology in 2011. Prior to Dust Networks, Joy was president & CEO of Inviso, an award winning private microdisplay company, and she began her career at Nortel Networks where she rose to the position of president and GM of the Network Management division. Joy has also served on the boards of several private companies, including Saraide, Glimmerglass, and Vigilent. She holds a BSEE from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mark Seiler, Treasurer
Mark Seiler is the managing partner of Metrovation, a real estate development firm as well as principal of Metrovation Capital, a real estate capital company. Mark serves on several boards of directors, including Boys and Girls Club of Oakland and Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Northern California. He is also past president of Rhoda Goldman Plaza, a not-for-profit assisted living and Alzheimers community.
Senior Vice President of Communications Products
Research and Data at Oath
Jeff Bonforte is Senior Vice President of Communications Products, Research and Data at Oath. He leads the team responsible for Mail, Messenger, Flickr, Groups, Calendar, and Contacts.
Jeff has 20+ years of experience in internet and technology product development. A long-time entrepreneur, he has founded or led pioneering start-ups including i-drive, Gizmo5, and Xobni, which Yahoo acquired in 2013. Bonforte also previously worked at Yahoo as Vice President of Social Search and Vice President of Messenger.
Bonforte is an active angel investor. Outside of the tech industry, he has over 400 skydives, is a partner and investor in Aston Martin Racing North America and sits on the board for Playworks, a national nonprofit that supports learning and physical health by providing safe and inclusive play to low-income students in urban schools. Jeff earned his BA in Classical Civilizations from UCLA.
CEO & Founder
Kuang Chen is the founder and CEO of Captricity and the recipient of MIT Technology Review’s ‘35 Innovators Under 35’ award. The idea for Captricity came from Kuang’s PhD dissertation at UC Berkeley. His research focused on data-centric approaches to increase the efficiency of low-resource organizations. While doing research in Tanzania and Uganda, he experienced first-hand the importance and difficulty of transforming paper into actionable data. Captricity now provides its solution to a majority of top insurance companies, as well as U.S. government agencies and hundreds of non-profits, to increase revenue, reduce cost, and power insights.
Richard “Dick” Daniels
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, Inc.
Dick Daniels is executive vice president and chief information officer for Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, Inc. Dick is responsible for Kaiser Permanente’s Information Technology vision, strategy, and execution. Dick reports to Bernard J. Tyson, chairman and chief executive officer, and is a member of the national executive team. Dick has more than 30 years of information technology leadership experience. Before joining Kaiser Permanente in 2008, he served as senior vice president and divisional CIO for Capital One and as senior vice president at JP Morgan Chase. In 2007, Computerworld honored him as a Premier 100 IT Leader.
EVP Global Corporate Services
Lisa Edwards is EVP global corporate services at Salesforce, with global responsibility for finance operations. Previously, she lead strategic partnerships for Visa in her role as SVP/Head of global strategic alliances and global IP strategy at Visa Inc. At Visa she also served as head of global corporate services at Visa (Global procurement, AP, travel, events, real estate, asset management, security). Prior to that, she was an entrepreneur: CEO of a technology startup which she sold to IBM and co-founder and president of a second company that was acquired by Knight Capital. She started her career as a strategy consultant (then manager) at Bain & Co. Lisa graduated from Stanford University and received her MBA from Harvard Business School.
Chief of Staff in Communications
Jose Gordon serves as Chief of Staff in Communications at eBay, where he is responsible for managing and strengthening the company’s brand, reputation, and global impact. Previously, he was founding executive director of the Golden State Warriors Community Foundation and built the NBA’s leading fundraising and grant-making program. Earlier, he was senior director of Development Communications for the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health in Palo Alto. Jose graduated from Stanford University with degrees in economics and American Studies. In addition to Playworks, he serves on advisory boards for GreenLight Fund, Learn Fresh, Ben’s Friends, and the Ellie Mae Classic@TPC Stonebrae. Jose and his family live in the South Bay, where he coaches youth basketball and soccer.
Josh Hittman runs proprietary research for Greenlight Capital where he focuses on new and existing investment diligence and has been in that role since March of 2014. In addition to the national board of Playworks, Josh is also still active on the regional NY/NJ Playworks board and has been since 2015. Josh began his career at Accenture in 1999, followed by senior positions at Washington Mutual and NetSuite. In 2006, he joined Gerson Lehrman Group to establish its new offices in Austin, TX and later set up its European operations hub in Dublin, Ireland. In 2012, Josh joined Balyasny Asset Management, a market neutral multi-strategy hedge fund, where he helped build out a proprietary research team. Josh earned a BA in finance from Southern Methodist University in 1999. Josh lives in NYC with his wife and three daughters.
Jane Isaacs Lowe
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Retired)
Jane Isaacs Lowe has an extensive career in philanthropy, academics, and social work. With an 18-year tenure at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, she most recently served as their Senior Adviser for Program Development, and Director of the Vulnerable Populations Portfolio. Prior to that, she was a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Work teaching and publishing in the areas of community health practice, administration, and planning. She began her career as a social worker and administrator at Mt. Sinai Medical Center (New York City) where she also was a faculty member in the medical school’s Department of Community Medicine. She serves on the Board of Trustees of Lutheran Services in America, and is a fellow at the New York Academy of Medicine. Lowe earned a doctorate in social welfare policy and planning from Rutgers University, a master’s in social work from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Cedar Crest College, where she was a member of the board of trustees from 2008-2017.
Pat Morrin is the former co-founder, CFO, and vice president for Basis Communications Corporation – a communications semiconductor company based in Fremont, California, which was acquired by Intel Corporation. Pat was previously director of marketing and business development at Intel, and held various finance positions at Cirrus Logic, Inc. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for The Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland; a member on the Board of Advisors for Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of California, Los Angeles; and chairman of the Board of Advisors for the Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego. Pat received a B.A. in English and a BBA in business management from the University of San Diego, and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.
Leading Inside Out
Paul Schmitz is CEO of Leading Inside Out, a nonprofit and philanthropic advisory firm, Senior Advisor to The Collective Impact Forum, and the first Innovator in Residence at Georgetown University’s Beeck Center for Social Innovation and Impact. Paul is the author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up. Paul previously served as CEO of the national leadership development organization Public Allies, was a social innovation advisor to the White House, and has been named three separate years to The Nonprofit Times list of the 50 most influential nonprofit leaders in America.
Nonprofit Strategy and Finance Leader
Pooja Shah has a mix of private and nonprofit sector experience. Her first nonprofit role was as a Playworks coach in East Oakland, CA, and she is thrilled to be back at Playworks as a board member. Pooja most recently served as the Vice President of Strategy, Finance and Operations at Peer Health Exchange, a national nonprofit organization that trains college students to provide a comprehensive health education to underserved high school students. Prior to Peer Health Exchange, she was the Chief Financial Officer of a national nonprofit organization called Reading Partners and also spent some time at the KIPP Foundation. Pooja started her career in technology investment banking at Lehman Brothers followed by corporate business development at Cisco Systems. Pooja graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Economics and minor in Business Administration. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School.
CEO and Founder
Jill Vialet, CEO and founder, established Playworks in 1996 and has led the organization through rapid growth for more than 18 years. Jill’s selection as an Ashoka Fellow in 2004 provided the opportunity she had been seeking to put her vision for national expansion into action. Jill is considered a leader in the field of play and a successful social entrepreneur, receiving invitations to speak at Skoll World Forum, Partnership for a Healthier America Summit, TEDx, Harvard Law School, Stanford School of Business, and Social Impact Exchange. In December 2011, Jill was named one of 30 Social Entrepreneurs of the Year by Forbes magazine.