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1985

UGRD Leavey Business '85
Allanson, Joe

Joe Allanson ’85 is thrilled to have joined the board of trustees at the University of San Francisco. While a Santa Clara Bronco at heart (Once a Bronco, Always a Bronco), USF is a place where his contributions have the potential to make a greater impact. Allanson continues to serve as a trustee at St. Ignatius College Preparatory and will be hitting his six-year term limit in June 2018. He is also the chief accounting officer and controller for Salesforce.com in San Francisco, where he recently celebrated his 14th anniversary at the company.

submitted Jun. 9, 2017 10:29P

1986

UGRD Engineering '86
Martin, Simona (Hodek)

Simona Hodek Martin '86 is the COO for Atlos Investments Inc, a registered investment advisory firm opened together with her husband, Bill Martin, in Los Altos, CA. Simona is also the co-founder of Martin+Mo, an online lifestyle brand.  Simona lives in Los Altos with her husband and two boys.

Contact Simona
simona@altosinvestments.com
submitted Oct. 4, 2016 8:10A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '86
Lefebvre, Mary Beth (Cebedo)

Mary Beth Cebedo Lefebvre ’86 is an IT project manager at Stanford University. This summer, she attended a family reunion in Lake Tahoe, California, with her parents and siblings Francis Cebedo ’87Celine Cebedo Schmidek ’88Josephine Cebedo Copeland ’90 and their families. 

submitted Aug. 6, 2017 4:53P
GRD Law '86
Gronowski, Stephen
The Gronowski family

Stephen Gronowski J.D. ’86 and his wife, Katy (Mortezai) Gronowski J.D./MBA ’87, are in private practice in Walnut Creek. Stephen specializes in transactional real estate. Katy is a certified specialist in family law and has taught law school courses in family law and community property. They live with their children in Alamo, California. Their oldest daughter, Madeline Gronowski ’21, is about to become a Bronco.

submitted Jul. 11, 2017 12:00P
UGRD Leavey Business '86
Donohue, Laura (Thompson)

Laura (Thompson) Donohue ’86 has a tax practice, Donohue & Associates, and works as a certified clinical hypnotherapist. She and her boyfriend, Jason, live in Grass Valley, California. Her son, Matthew, attends San Jose State, her daughter, Sarah, attends Sacramento State, and her daughter, Megan, graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Contact Laura
http://taxmomcpa.com/ https://www.lauradonohueccht.com/
submitted May. 2, 2017 2:02P
'86
Bianco, John

 John P. Bianco '86 was appointed to the Tulare County Superior court June 28th 2010.

submitted Oct. 5, 2016 4:33P

1987

GRD Engineering '87
Nghiem, Peter

Peter Phung Phu Nghiem M.S. ’87, M.S. ’14, Ph.D. ’17 was awarded a Ph.D. in computer science and engineering after completing his thesis, “Towards Efficient Resource Provisioning in Hadoop” under the supervision of Silvia M. Figueira.  

submitted Aug. 1, 2017 2:35P
'87
Mar-Spinola, Julie

Julie Mar-Spinola J.D. '87 received the Alumni Special Achievement Award from tthe Santa Clara University School of Law. She holds a dual business and legal role as Finjan Holdings, Inc.'s Chief Intellectual Property Officer and Vice President of Legal.  She is responsible for the Company's revenue-based operations, including IP assets, cyber technology innovations, enforcement programs, licensing best practices, public policy initiatives, and mentorships.  In 2016, Ms. Mar-Spinola was appointed to the Board of Directors for subsidiary, Finjan Mobile, Inc.  Ms. Mar-Spinola has dedicated her entire professional career in representing high technology companies of all sizes and business models on all things IP, including IP portfolio development, M&A's, acquisitions, divestitures, enforcement (licensing and litigation), as well as preservation and monetization of proprietary technologies and patents. 

Julie is Chairman Emeritus and co-founder of ChIPs (www.chipsnetwork.org), a non-profit dedicated to advancing women at the confluence of law, technology, and regulatory policy.  She serves as a court appointed mediator specializing in patent and other complex disputes, since 2011, and is a member of the High Tech Advisory Board at Santa Clara University, School of Law, since 2014. Ms. Mar-Spinola has been a member of the Patent Public Advisory Board (PPAC) since 2015.  Julie has also been recognized for her contributions in the fields of technology and law, including most recently by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and the Recorder.

submitted Jan. 3, 2017 12:29P
'87
Lopez, Leslie

Leslie R. Lopez J.D. '87 is the deputy director and chief counsel at the California Department of General Services.
Ms. Lopez has served as deputy secretary and general counsel at the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency since 2013. She served as general counsel at the State and Consumer Services Agency from 2007 to 2013 and as a deputy attorney general in the Government Law Section at the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General from 1994 to 2007. She was a deputy city attorney in the Sacramento City Attorney’s Office from 1990 to 1994 and in private practice from 1987 to 1990.

submitted Jan. 12, 2017 12:25P
GRD Law '87
Der Manuelian, Christopher

Christopher Der Manuelian J.D./MBA ’87 is a personal injury attorney with offices in Jackson, Modesto, and Stockton, California. He worked as an insurance defense attorney in the Bay Area for the first 10 years of his career. 

submitted Mar. 25, 2017 5:27P
GRD Law '87
Curtis, Dana

Dana Curtis J.D. ’87 was the keynote speaker at the 2017 San Francisco Peacemaker Awards for Community Boards of San Francisco. She is Santa Clara Law’s new director of conflict resolution programming.

submitted Jul. 11, 2017 12:04P
UGRD Leavey Business '87
Clinton, Steve

Steve Clinton '87, J.D. '97 is with the law firm Womble Carlyle. He mentors law student participants in the Entrepreneurs Law Clinic, as well as participates in the "Bronco Network" which connects mentors to Santa Clara student athletes to provide guidance, information, and career counseling. He writes, "It's very rewarding to be able to connect with students and provide perspective and hopefully some helpful suggestions about the path ahead." As the dad of a child with special needs, he's proud to be a board member of Hope Services – the leading provider of services to people with developmental disabilities in the region.

submitted Jan. 3, 2017 1:21P
'87
Califano, Peter

Peter C. Califano J.D. ’87 is the president of the Commercial Law League of America. In 2011, Mr. Califano testified in Congress and has since organized the CLLA’s leading effort for bankruptcy venue reform. He has more than 30 years of experience in representing parties in all aspects of insolvency-related matters, including bankruptcy and state law insolvency proceedings, litigation and related business transactions.

submitted Jan. 12, 2017 11:19A
GRD Law '87
Bishop-Thompson, Avis

Avis Bishop-Thompson J.D. ’87 is a partner with DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, representing private and public clients in education, labor, and employment law. She has been nominated for the Superior Court in New Jersey by Gov. Chris Christie.

submitted Jul. 11, 2017 12:01P

1988

'88
Santarosa, Scott

For the contributions he has made to enriching the lives and furthering the prospects of the poor—and for his leadership within the Society of Jesus—Scott Santarosa, S.J., ’88 received the School of Engineering's highest honor, the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, recognizing alumni whose accomplishments in their professions, communities, and University service have set them apart.

During his time as a student at SCU, the seeds for Santarosa's future were planted when he took part in a brief trip to Mexico. There, he witnessed abject poverty but was moved by how the people experienced God's love. After receiving his bachelor's degree in civil engineering, he joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, running an after-school program for low-income families in New Jersey, and soon decided to begin the formation process to become a Jesuit. He spent his fourth year of theology studies in Mexico City.

As a Jesuit, Fr. Santarosa spent five years at Verbum Dei High School in Watts, Los Angeles. When he arrived in 2000, the inner-city school was on the verge of closing. Just six years later, he transformed the school into a well-respected Catholic preparatory school for low-income students, with 100 percent of the graduating students accepted to college. For the next eight years, he lovingly pastored Dolores Mission Church in Los Angeles, a parish dedicated to social justice through serving the poor and the immigrant. In 2014, he took on the role of Provincial of the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus, and as the Jesuits merge the California and Oregon provinces, he will head the new province, which includes Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and Hawaii.

Santarosa is no stranger to this mag; read about his provinical post in the Summer 2014 edition.

submitted Mar. 22, 2017 8:07A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '88
Johnson, Linda

Linda B. Johnson M.A. ’88 retired from the University of New Hampshire as librarian in 2016. She is emeritus associate professor at the University of New Hampshire.  

submitted Aug. 22, 2017 11:20A

1989

'89
Wang, Jeffrey

Jeffrey C.P. Wang J.D. ’89 is managing partner, Litigation Practice Group, International Corporate Transaction Group, at WHGC, in Newport Beach, California. Wang’s practice focuses on handling the legal concerns of international and domestic corporations, with a special emphasis on international technology corporations.

Wang started with the tax department of Pricewaterhouse in San Jose, California. He then became a litigation attorney at several reputable, AV-rated litigation law firms in Northern and Southern California. Wang started this firm in 1994 and has since built a substantial client portfolio in Northern and Southern California as well as in the Pacific Rim countries.

He has been a frequent commentator in Chinese language newspapers regarding the legal significance of recent events that have impacted Trans-Pacific international commerce and the Chinese American business community. Wang has also been a frequent speaker in events and seminars sponsored by international government agencies, think tanks, and public accounting firms that are designed for international corporations focused on the political, business, legal, and intellectual property issues related to doing business in America. 

submitted Jan. 15, 2017 10:03A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '89
Valine, Helen (Valine)

Committed to the Jesuit mission as it relates to education, as a higher education professional, Helen Valine '84, '89 M.A. is excited to serve on the board of the Jesuit Graduate Admission Professionals. The purpose of the association is to support admission members of Jesuit colleges and universities, share best practices in enrollment management, and promote professional development. She looks forward to achieving much good and effective work on this board.

Contact Helen
4098589992
submitted Nov. 21, 2016 3:46P
'89
Eldridge, Chantal

After graduating summa cum laude, Chantal Eldridge J.D. '89 clerked for one year with Judge William Ingram, the chief Judge for the Northern District of California. Since then, she has been a successful trial attorney and managed her own practice for more than 20 years. Since moving to Texas more than a decade ago, she has defended felony and misdemeanor criminal defendants. For the past several years, she has worked extensively with felony and misdemeanor criminal defendants with MH/IDD issues and their families.

submitted Jan. 15, 2017 10:11A
'89
Chiotellis, Nick

Nick Chiotellis '89 is a dentist with his own practice in Gilroy, California, since 2000. He says, "One of my favorite parts of the job is establishing a relationship and partnership with patients. I enjoy being able to learn about and take care of their dental needs and concerns through dialogue and communication. There is no greater reward than seeing someone's entire outlook change when their confidence is restored through a great smile! I have lived in San Jose my entire life, apart from college and dental school. I love the people here, and am fortunate to be able to raise my kids in such a great city. At home, my wife and two kids keep me busy doing family activities. In my spare time, I enjoy listening to music, as well as coaching my son's basketball team."

submitted Sep. 27, 2016 12:10P
GRD Leavey/MBA '89
Chan, Nelson

Socket Mobile, a leading innovator of data capture and delivery solutions for enhanced productivity, appointmented Nelson C. Chan MBA '89 to its board of directors. Mr. Chan becomes a member of the Company's Compensation Committee and of its Nominating Committee.  

Nelson Chan, 55, served as the CEO of Magellan Corporation from 2006 to 2008, a leader in the consumer, survey, GPS and OEM GPS navigation and positioning markets.  From 1992 through 2006 he served in various senior management positions with SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash memory cards, the most recent as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Business. From 1983 to 1992 Mr. Chan held marketing and engineering positions at Chips and Technologies, Signetics, and Delco Electronics. Mr. Chan serves as an independent director on several public companies, including Synaptics, a worldwide developer and supplier of custom-designed human interface solutions; Adesto Technologies, a developer of innovative, low-power memory solutions; and Decker Brands, a global leader in designing, marketing and distributing footwear, apparel and accessories. Mr. Chan also serves on the board of directors of several private companies.  Within the past five years, Mr. Chan previously served on the boards of Outerwall Inc. – a provider of automated retail solutions, and Affymetrix – which developed, manufactured and sold products and services for genetic analysis to the life science research and clinical healthcare markets.

submitted Oct. 21, 2016 4:11P

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
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