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Board Officers

Brendan Hamel-Bissell
Brendan Hamel-Bissell
President
(San Francisco, CA)
MS Electrical Engineering 2016, PhD Electrical Engineering 2016

Brendan was born and raised in Underhill, Vermont, a town of 3000 people. He was first inspired by LGBT issues at 12 years old when he attended a House Committee hearing on Civil Unions at the Vermont State House with his father. He is an active supporter of the LGBT and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) community as the president of Stanford's GradQ, cofounder of Stanford oSTEM, and graduate student panelist at the Out for Undergraduate Technology Conference (OUTC). He was recognized by Stanford with a 2013 Graduate Education Academic Achievement Award. Brendan earned his B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering at McGill University (Montreal, Quebec) in 2010. He is currently a professor at Sonoma State University. His research interests include fiber optics and photonic devices.
Jessie Dubreuil
Jessie Dubreuil
Vice-President
(Santa Cruz, CA)
BA English 1999, MA English 2000

Jessie grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts. After Stanford, she received her PhD in English from the University of Virginia. She is currently a professor at UC Santa Cruz. She lives with her partner Aran (also Class of 1999). In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, cycling and running.
Eric Elkin
Eric Elkin
Secretary
(Berkeley, CA)
BA Human Biology 1988

Eric also received a master's degree from the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. After working as a statistician in medical/pharmaceutical research for over 20 years, he currently works for Kaiser Permanente Northern California as a data consultant. Originally from Los Angeles, Eric has called the Bay Area home since graduating from Stanford and currently lives in Berkeley. He enjoys mah jong (American style), reading, movies, travel, and food.
Laura Shact
Laura Shact
Treasurer
(San Mateo, CA)
MBA 2010

Laura grew up in Chicago and happily relocated to the Bay Area to attend the Stanford GSB. Prior to business school, Laura worked as a consultant in Deloitte's Human Capital Consulting practice. She specialized in change management, communications, and training for technology implementation projects, and her favorite project during that time was working at Harley-Davidson. Laura works at Deloitte's San Francisco office. Laura loves hiking and running outdoors. On weekends, she can be found hiking the "Dish" or exploring local parks. In addition to Laura's interest in outdoor adventures, she also has a passion for international cuisine and considers herself a "foodie." Favorite foods include Indian chicken curry, sushi, and gelato. She also loves to travel and offers consultation on the best reward programs for credit cards, airlines, hotels, and rental cars.

Board of Directors

All the officers listed above are members of the Board of Directors. The other members are:

  • Adam Bad Wound, MA Education Policy 2005, MA Sociology 2006 (San Francisco, CA)
  • Nancy Baker, BA Psychology 1971 (El Granada, CA)
  • Claude Baudoin, MS Computer Science 1974 (San Rafael, CA)
  • Wil Bowen, BA International Relations, BS Symbolic Systems 2003 (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Marcus Busby, BS Product Design 2013 (San Francisco, CA)
  • KJ Cerankowski, PhD Modern Thought & Literature 2014 (Oberlin, OH)
  • Sunny Choi, MS Engineering Management 1997 (San Mateo, CA)
  • Elizabeth Dooley, JD 2013 (San Francisco, CA)
  • John Elias, JD 2006 (Washington, DC)
  • Jim Farah, BA Economics 1968 (New York, NY)
  • John Freed, BS Mathematical Sciences 1977 (Paris, France)
  • Ali Murat Gali, BA Human Biology 2017 (Stanford, CA)
  • Gerry Giacoman Colyer, MBA 2015 (San Francisco, CA)
  • Brianna Lister, BS Mathematical & Computational Science 2014 (San Francisco, CA)
  • David Press, BA History 1990 (New York, NY)
  • Nancy Rafferty-Jones, BA Political Science 1980 (Boston, MA)
  • Danny Taing, BA Psychology 2007, MA Sociology 2008 (New York, NY)
  • Lauren Tanner, MBA 2013 (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Kevin Wegener, BS Electrical Engineering 2000 (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Marcus Williams, BS Civil Engineering 2004 (Oakland, CA)

Presidents Emeriti

  • James W. Haas, 1964
  • Kathy Levinson, 1977
  • Kathy Veit, M.A. 1988
  • Juan Jover, M.S. 1984, Ph.D. 1985
  • George Duran, 1989
  • Nick Kelley, 2000
  • Elly Matsumura, 2001
  • Shiyan Koh, 2005
  • Ryan Wirtz, 2004
  • Anietie Ekanem, 2002
  • Dwight Tran, 2006
  • Jim Farah, 1968
  • John Elias, J.D. 2006
  • Nancy Baker, 1971