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1990

GRD Engineering '90
Patel, Sanjay (Patel)

Sanjay Patel M.S. ’90 has served as founder and CEO of EDA Direct (www.edadirect.com) since 1997.

submitted Mar. 27, 2017 10:58A
'90
Park, Jeff

It has been nearly 10 years since Jeff Park J.D. ’90 partnered with Hemant Habbu to form Habbu & Park Inc. Park’s practice covers a variety of areas, including contracts and multiple areas of employment law, including discrimination, harassment, wage and hour issues, whistle blowing, misappropriation of trade secrets, leaves of absence, and other areas of employment law.

He has successfully represented and advised hundreds of clients with employment and contract matters and has aggressively pursues his clients’ rights and interests to achieve the best possible outcome. He writes that his unique perspective as both an attorney and mediator allows him to understand both sides of a dispute for more effective results.

submitted Mar. 25, 2017 5:53P
GRD Law '90
Morales, Chris

Chris Morales J.D. ’90, an attorney, traveled to Poland last fall to teach American constitutional and criminal law at a Polish law school.

Contact Chris
chris@moralesdefense.com; 415-552-1215; www.sfcriminallawspecialist.com
submitted Jul. 18, 2017 1:51P
'90
Koepf, Marianne
Marianne Koepf

Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP (CDF), an award-winning California employment, labor and immigration law firm, recognized for protecting California employers for more than 20 years, has promoted Marianne Koepf '90 to Partner. Koepf maintains a decade of experience with the firm, managing class action and single plaintiff litigation.

Contact Marianne
http://www.cdflaborlaw.com/attorneys/bio/marianne-koepf (415) 981-3233
submitted Jan. 11, 2017 3:54P
'90
Kelly, Sean

Sean Kelly '90 has been a medical examiner for 13 years at The New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner, which conducts independent investigations using advanced forensic science in the service of families, communities and the criminal justice system. The work he does provides answers for those affected by sudden and traumatic loss, and helps protect public health. Prior, Kelly was a medical examiner for the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner's Office.

submitted Jan. 15, 2017 9:45A
GRD Leavey/MBA '90
Flaherty, Heidi

Heidi Flaherty MBA ’90 retired with her husband to Bodega Bay, California, after 33 rewarding years in Silicon Valley.

Contact Heidi
www.linkedin.com/inheidi-flaherty5
submitted Jul. 19, 2017 5:32P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '90
Condy, Christine

Christine Condy ’90 has opened her own law office in North Beach, San Francisco. She focuses on business immigration law, which she has been practicing for more than 22 years. Condy and her family, including 8-year-old Camilla (who’s already planning on attending SCU!), live in North Beach.

Contact Christine
https://www.condyimmlaw.com
submitted Sep. 7, 2017 11:11A

1991

'91
Silacci, Mark

Mark Silacci MBA ’91 says he's lost count of how many times his business, Swenson & Silacci, has won the Readers’ Choice Award for best florist, which earned the distinction again this year. Founded in 1945, the business has retail stores in both Salinas and Monterey, California, as well as the online store OnlineFlowers.com. “Every year we’re honored,” he writes, “we never take it as a foregone conclusion. We like it. You’re present in people’s lives. You’re there for the birth, you’re there for the wedding. It’s very personal from a retail point of view.”

submitted Jan. 16, 2017 9:40A
GRD Law '91
Schissler, Claire (Serrao)

Claire (Serrao) Schissler J.D. ’91 has been appointed managing director and fiduciary manager of Boston Private’s West Coast operations. Based in the San Mateo office, Schissler will be responsible for managing all aspects of trust administration and overseeing a regional team of trust officers. 

submitted Oct. 3, 2017 10:50A
'91
Grause, M.

Bea Grause, J.D. ‘91 is leading the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) as President.

HANYS is New York’s statewide healthcare association, representing 500 hospitals, health systems, continuing care providers, and other healthcare providers the state.   Bea began her tenure as President of HANYS on July 1, 2016, and she directs all of the association’s activities, including advocacy, education, quality improvement, and data analytics.  With the likely impending repeal of the Affordable Care Act, one of her main areas of focus is protecting patient access to care in New York.

“This is an important time of healthcare transformation—it’s exciting and inspiring,” said Bea. “I’m honored to partner with our members, policy makers, and stakeholders to achieve better care for all New Yorkers.”

She joined HANYS after serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems for 14 years.  In that position, she successfully led Vermont hospitals through a variety of reform initiatives, including the state’s single-payer debate, continuously and intentionally building the hospitals’ brand as trusted, competent leaders.  

Bea also worked for ten years in Washington D.C. in a variety of positions, beginning as a Legislative Assistant for U.S. Representatives Norman Y. Mineta and Joseph P. Kennedy II. She simultaneously held senior governmental affairs positions with the Tennessee Hospital Association and Massachusetts Hospital Association. She spent the last three years working as counsel with the law firm of Foley, Hoag, where she developed tailored legislative and regulatory strategies for healthcare clients.

Before Washington D.C., Ms. Grause spent ten years in California, where she worked as a registered nurse, primarily in the emergency room and intensive care areas at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

Bea recently completed a three-year term (2012 to 2015) as an at-large member of the American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Trustees, including a 2015 term on the AHA Executive and AHA CEO Search Committees.  As part of her AHA Board responsibilities, she also served as chairman of the AHA Allied Advisory Committee on Medicaid.   

Ms. Grause earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Boston College in 1979 and is currently a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is also a 2003 graduate of the Vermont Leadership Institute.

submitted Jan. 15, 2017 7:42A
'91
del Rosario, Carina

Carina del Rosario ’91 created the visual art installation The Passport Series, which explores identity, discrimination and the history of identity documents. While trained in print journalism, she considers herself a cultural worker and a teaching artist. She writes: “The experience of completing any identity application makes the lesson clear: This is how the U.S. government has conferred rights on some people and denied them for others.” to complete the art installation, she took the five most common questions asked on identity applications, reframed them into more open-ended questions, set up temporary passport offices, and invited people to fill out her reimagined passport application. Read more about this project here.

submitted Feb. 5, 2017 6:57P
'91
Ackley, Meghan

Meghan Ackley '91 is among ESL faculty at the International Office of the Univeristy of Texas at Austin.  She speaks four languages:  French, German, Czech, and English and taught abroad in the Czech Republic for four years. She enjoys teaching listening/speaking, reading, grammar and pronunciation classes, and has been teaching at UT Austin ESL Services since 2005. 

submitted Jan. 3, 2017 12:05P
'91
Fogel, Karrolyne

Associate professor of mathematics Karrolyne Fogel ’91 received the 2017 President’s Award for Teaching Excellence at the Honors Convocation at California Lutheran University on April 25. The award recognizes professors who are held in high esteem by their peers, students, and the rest of the university community. Fogel joined the Cal Lutheran faculty in 1998. The Thousand Oaks resident teaches upper division electives for math majors as well as classes for non-majors. She also educates aspiring elementary school teachers through an interdisciplinary educational studies program and serves as the director of the mathematics single subject program for those planning to become high school math teachers. She was the chair of the mathematics department for eight years. In addition to serving as an academic adviser and mentor to math majors and minors, Fogel is adept at helping undeclared and transfer students identify and transition into fields of study. Fogel’s background is in algebraic number theory and her current research is in graph labeling. She also enjoys the mathematics of voting and has mentored student projects in that topic at Cal Lutheran and introduced the subject to local elementary school students. She has served on the leadership team for the Pacific Coast Undergraduate Math Conference, which was recognized in 2015 by the American Mathematical Society as a mathematics program that makes a difference. She is a member of the governing board of the Southern California–Nevada section of the Mathematical Association of America. Fogel received her doctorate in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin.

submitted May. 10, 2017 1:49P

1992

'92
Vaughn, Patricia

Patricia J. Vaughn ’92, MBA ’98 has been VP of finance and planning at Chevron's Midstream headquarters since February 2016. 

submitted Jul. 30, 2017 4:24P
UGRD Engineering '92
Ricketts, Bart

Bart D. Ricketts ’92 is president and CEO of Lease Crutcher Lewis, a commercial general contracting and construction management company with divisions in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington. His wife, Wendy (Baldwin) Ricketts ’92, is board chair for Serendipity Center, a nonprofit therapeutic school serving at-risk students with complex learning needs. The Ricketts live in Lake Oswego, Oregon, with daughter Olivia and son George.  

submitted Sep. 4, 2017 10:30A
'92
O'Brien, Micki
O'Brien, Micki

Micki O’Brien ’92, CEO and co-founder of Aligned Education, gave a TEDx Talk at Bellevue College. Titled “Tapping Your Superpowers,” the presentation referenced the impact neurotypical and neorodivergent concepts have on education, and how the larger culture tends to focus on getting kids to fit in a “normal box.” With the TEDx mission of spreading worthy ideas in mind, O’Brien argues that we can create a “new normal” that celebrates the uniqueness of each person—one with more authenticity and love.

Contact Micki
Watch her TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/vYlI3JjZyE0 Visit her company website: www.AlignedEducation.com Twitter: @AlignedEd Facebook: www.facebook.com/alignededucation/
submitted May. 14, 2017 9:37P
'92
Macias, Greg

After 23 years in Washington, D.C., and 12 years with AARP, Greg Macias ’92 is relocating to New York City to serve as the chief operating officer for sageusa.org, the nation’s leading advocacy organization for older LGBT Americans.  

submitted Aug. 2, 2017 7:25P
GRD Law '92
Harrison, Genie

Genie Harrison J.D. ’92 was honored with the award of top female attorney of the year for 2017 by the International Association of Top Professionals. For over two decades, she has provided legal expertise and delivered results as a trial attorney and advocate for plaintiffs, being heralded by the Daily Journal as one of California’s top labor and employment attorneys for eight years. In 2016 and 2017, she was listed by Super Lawyers as one of the top 10 Southern California “Super Lawyers”—and was named No. 3 on its Top 10 list in 2017. In 2016, Super Lawyers profiled and featured Harrison on the cover of its magazine. For seven years she has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the field of plaintiff’s employment litigation. Harrison is also the treasurer of Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the largest local trial bar association in the country. As a very active contributor to the bar, she looks forward to continuing to represent her clients and giving back to the community.  

submitted Aug. 22, 2017 2:17P
'92
Garcia, Larry

Larry Garcia ’92 leads the financial planning practice of the Pacific Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley. He has extensive knowledge and experience in retirement, business succession, estate, education, and philanthropic planning strategies. He takes special care in establishing a big-picture view of clients’ overall goals and develops planning strategies that often include the input of their other trusted advisors, such as CPAs, estate and business planning attorneys, trustees, and insurance professionals.

 

Having achieved multiple industry designations, including Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA), and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Garcia has a breadth of wealth management experience that enables him to deliver comprehensive solutions to clients.

Garcia played intercollegiate volleyball for Santa Clara University and the University of London. He and his wife, Kelley, are the parents of two daughters, and they live in Kirkland, Washington. He is a board member of the Kirkland Boys and Girls Club, and he manages the volleyball program at Holy Family School.

submitted Mar. 25, 2017 5:47P
'92
Craine, Nicole

SurveyGizmo, industry leader in online data collection services and survey software, has a new COO: Nicole Craine '92. Nicole brings more than years of operations, start-up, and leadership experience. Her main focuses will be speed, efficiency, and scalability. Nicole is an active member of both Women in Technology International (WTI) and Women in Wireless.


submitted Jan. 16, 2017 8:32A
GRD Law '92
Alfonso, Haydée

Haydée Alfonso J.D. ’92, MBA ’92 is general counsel and managing attorney at Bay Area Legal Aid, a firm with over 140 attorneys and advocates providing free legal assistance to low-income clients. She joined the organization in 2008. 

submitted Jul. 11, 2017 12:06P

1993

UGRD Arts & Sciences '93
Young, Stacy (Sanders)
Fenix Sanders Young

Stacy (Sanders) Young ’93 and husband Liberty Young welcomed son Fenix Sanders Young to their San Francisco home on June 19, 2017.

Contact Stacy
https://www.facebook.com/stacycats
submitted Sep. 12, 2017 5:40P
'93
Woytowitz, Pete

In February, Pete Woytowitz Ph.D. ’93 presented “Printing the Next Revolution—Materials, Software, and Additive Manufacturing” as part of the Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series. Woytowitz heads the algorithms and modeling group at Arevo Labs. He specializes in software development and modeling and optimization—including thermal, stress, and materials modeling. Prior to joining Arevo Labs, he served as director of computational modeling at Lam Research. He has worked at Failure Analysis Associates, Loral Space Systems, and Boeing Commercial Airplane Company. Woytowitz is also an adjunct professor at SCU and a California-registered professional engineer. He has three U.S. patents and more than 40 papers in the open literature to his name. 

submitted Feb. 21, 2017 8:20A
'93
Shih, Timothy

Timothy Shih Ph.D. '93 will serve as a keynote speaker at the 19th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dec. 18-20. His topic will be "Motion Interpretation Via Human-Computer Interaction."

submitted Nov. 1, 2016 2:30P
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