Doug Hagan, Chair
Doug is President of Krytar, a Sunnyvale-based company which designs and manufactures ultra-broadband microwave components for commercial and military applications. Founded in 1975, Krytar is an industry leader in creating patented specialized ultra-broadband technologies utilized in communications systems such as wireless and satellite. Doug joined KRYTAR as Vice President of Marketing, and was previously Director of Marketing for NETGEAR, where he specialized in leading product launches for innovative new wireless and networking technologies. Doug has over 20 years’ experience in high technology, management consulting, and business development. Previous professional affiliations include both domestic and international positions with Netopia (acquired by Motorola) and AT Kearny in the United States, and Browning-Ferris Industries in Hong Kong. Doug holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the Wharton School.
Ray Colmenar, Vice Chair
Raymond is a Senior Program Officer for The California Endowment (TCE), one of the largest health foundations in the U.S. Prior to joining TCE, Raymond was Associate Director of PolicyLink where he led projects in California focused on state-level fiscal reform, school construction policy, and equitable public infrastructure investment. Raymond’s other previous professional positions include Senior Research Associate at the Rockefeller Foundation; Executive Director of the South of Market Problem Solving Council; and policy analyst for the City and County of San Francisco. He is chair of the board of directors of Filipino Advocates for Justice, and was a Rockefeller Foundation Next Generation Leadership Fellow. Raymond holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California, San Diego and a Master of Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.
Helen Iris Torres, Secretary
Helen is the Executive Director of Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE), a non-profit, non-partisan organization committed to ensuring political and economic parity for Latinas through leadership, advocacy, and education to benefit all communities and the status of women. Prior to joining HOPE, Helen worked at the United Way of Greater Los Angeles as a fundraiser and community relations officer. She has an extensive background in public relations, having worked for one of the world’s largest public relations firms, Burson-Marsteller, representing clients such as Chevron, the City of Los Angeles, and Coca-Cola. She later worked at Laufer Associates, an environmental public relations firm. Helen is currently serving as a Commissioner on the California Service Corps. Most recently, Ms. Torres has been appointed to SBC’s Hispanic Advisory Community Board (HACR), and the City of Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women. Helen holds a BA in Communications and a Masters degree in Urban Studies and Communications from Michigan State University.
Arnold Friedman, Treasurer
As an accomplished executive, Arnold Friedman pioneered new satellite applications sales in digital radio, broadband Internet, local television and next generation mobile satellite services, and under his direction Space Systems/Loral has established itself as the world’s leading provider of high-power commercial satellites. Arnold brings extensive experience in developing innovative business opportunities in start-up and established companies. He is currently Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) and vice president of business development at parent company, Loral Space & Communications (NASDAQ: LORL). Arnold rejoined SS/L in 2002 after a two-year hiatus as president of an international company formed to provide new satellite-based consumer television and telecommunications services. Prior to that he was vice president, ventures, for SS/L from 1996 to 2000. In that role he directed sales campaigns to established and start-up companies, and evaluated the potential of new technologies and investments. Arnold is on the board of directors of XTAR, LLC, a satellite communications company that provides services in support of diplomatic, military, and security communications worldwide. He holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
Tessie Guillermo, President & CEO
Tessie has been involved in technology adoption since 1987, where she had her first experience managing the installation of a patient information management system at a community health center in Oakland, CA. Prior to working at ZeroDivide, she served for 15 years as CEO of the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum, a leading national health policy/advocacy organization with offices in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. In 2000, Tessie was appointed by former President Bill Clinton to serve as an inaugural member of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. She currently serves as Board Chair for The California Endowment, the Board Secretary for Dignity Health and is also a board member of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, the Nonprofit Finance Fund, and Northern California Grantmakers (NCG). Tessie is an alumna of the University of California, Berkeley and California State University, East Bay, with a B.A. in Economics. She is a graduate of the Gallup Leadership Institute and was a 1997 Fellow of the Asian Pacific American Women's Leadership Institute.
Elizabeth is co-founder of WiserGiving, an online site dedicated to “making smart philanthropy simple.” She was also the President of The Foundation Incubator, which provided cutting-edge philanthropy education for new and emerging foundations, and eventually merged with the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. In addition to ZeroDivide, Ms. Bremner is a current Board Member of the Ms. Foundation and WiserEarth and has served on countless other boards located in Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley, and New Mexico. Ms. Bremner resides in New Mexico and began her service on the board in January 2012.
Cynthia is the founder of CG Consulting Group, Inc. and a state and federal lobbyist specializing in a broad range of issues related to the technology industry. She has also served as the California Director of TechNet, a bipartisan network of Chief Executive Officers dedicated to the growth of the innovation economy, and in a variety of positions with policymakers at the state and federal level. Ms. Guerrero worked for more than six years in the securities industry for firms such as Credit Suisse First Boston – Technology Group. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Mount St. Mary’s College and a Master in Public Policy from Pepperdine University. Located in Sacramento, Ms. Guerrero’s public service also includes serving on the Board of Visitors for the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy. Ms. Guerrero was seated on the ZeroDivide board in October 2011.
Miya recently retired as the Director, Office of Diversity Programs at Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, and has led efforts to establish DHS Cultural & Linguistic Standards making L.A. the first county to have developed its own C & L standards. She has a long history of working to improve the quality of life of the diverse populations of Los Angeles County and California. She has held leadership positions in government and the nonprofit sector as Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Commission for Children and Families, and Founding Director of the Pacific Asian Community Clinic, Asian Women's Health Project (T.H.E. Clinic), and the first Asian Women's Center in the US. She has been an advocate on legislative and policy issues in health and human services, and has a successful track record in building collaborations and partnerships within diverse environments. She has worked with broadcast and print media as Press Director for Congressman Mervyn Dymally, managed marketing and communications for the Public/Private Partnership Program, and in various positions at KCET-TV Public Television and KPFK-FM Pacifica Radio where she was Host/Producer for a one-hour weekly program for 12 years. Miya Iwataki is on the Executive Board of California Pan Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN), Vice President of Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, and Steering Committee of State Office of Multicultural Health Council. She has been recognized with many awards including the Los Angeles County Multicultural Award for Office of Diversity Programs, the Liberty Hill Foundation Founder's Award, Business and Community Leadership Award of the Asian Business Association, and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Civil Rights Community Leadership Award. She is a graduate of California State University at Los Angeles.
Anurag is the President of Sand Hill Angels. Sand Hill Angels is a group of successful Silicon Valley technology professionals dedicated to the formation and growth of startup companies. Prior to Sand Hill Angels, Anu was the founder and CEO of IncSync Corp, a mobile services company. IncSync launched PartySync, a mobile chat application, and 411Sync, a unique mobile search platform. Anurag is an angel investor with many start-up ventures, and advises companies in areas including Video IP, EDA, Online Ad tracking, SMS services, System Virtualization & Open Source Routing. He is a founding investor of hi5.com, a profitable social networking site with over 20M users. His career started at Intel and then was part of the founding teams & leading ASIC efforts at Cerent Corp (bought by Cisco) and Siara Systems (bought by Redback Networks). Anurag holds an Electrical and Computer Engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He is actively involved with his alma mater, and is on CMU’s CIT Silicon Valley Advisory Council, Alumni Admissions Council, and Andrew Carnegie Society. He is also on the non-profit boards of Friends of the Urban Forest, which has planted over 40,000 street trees in San Francisco, and Compass Community Services, which helps homeless families in San Francisco become independent.
Arturo is the Executive Director of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), and the NALEO Educational Fund. Prior to joining NALEO, Arturo was the Vice President for Community Education and Public Policy of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), where he supervised and directed MALDEF’s community education and leadership development programs. Also at MALDEF, Arturo served as Director of Outreach and Policy, where he coordinated the organization’s 1991 redistricting efforts that led to a historic increase in the number of Latinos serving in the California legislature. Arturo presently serves on the boards of the Edward W. Hazen Foundation, Hispanics in Philanthropy, the Independent Sector, the National Civic League, Alliance for a Better Community, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, the United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Council of Foundations (COF). Arturo was included in Hispanic Business Magazine’s List of 100 Hispanic Influentials in 1996 and 1998. He holds a master’s degree in Education and a bachelor’s degree in History and Spanish from Stanford University.