Connie Chow is a business applications professional with over 10 years’ experience in this field. She has worked on software applications ranging from enterprise level to small business and nonprofits in the capacities of evaluation, selection, setup, configuration, integration, migration, maintenance and enhancements. She has also worked at SAP Labs where her responsibilities included software development and support on the SAP CRM application working with Fortune 500 customers. Connie graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of California at San Diego. Connie’s desire to serve on the Advisory Board at Here to Serve comes from her experience from care taking for her father when he had lung cancer. She appreciated all the care and support from family and church members, who came to help during that time and so understands and resonates with Here To Serve’s mission and the impact the organization is making in the community. Connie lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She enjoys skiing and embroidery in her free time.
Stephen Chen brings over 25+ years of leadership in program management, engineering development, and IT operations, defining strategies, leading programs to success, and offering creative ways to streamline the process for productivity and affordability. Having worked in the defense industry, commercial organizations, and nonprofits, he brings large organization discipline to start-ups and reintroduces the nimbleness of start-ups to large organizations. As a Senior Vice President at NuCompass Mobility today, Stephen serves as the visionary and architect for innovation, implementation and management of technology, security and data science solutions that support business execution and growth. He stays engaged with current events via different communities, including being a member of Cybersecurity Advisory Council for California State University, Chico, and publications through Forbes Technology Council.
Having lost both his mother and mother-in-law to cancer, Stephen understands the challenge and importance of having a good support system. As a lifelong techie, Stephen wants to pay it forward by leveraging technology to serve the common societal good and further Here To Serve’s mission to better cancer care and the treatment/recovery journey.
Henry Jordan served as chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo Capital Finance based in Santa Monica, California until he retired in early 2017 also serving on the Wells Fargo Management Committee…
Wells Fargo Capital Finance is the leading provider of traditional asset-based lending, specialized senior secured financing, accounts receivable financing, and purchase order financing to companies nationwide.
Henry joined the organization in 1984 as controller for Foothill Capital Corporation after several years of auditing Foothill with an outside accounting firm. He served as the chief financial officer of The Foothill Group from 1990 to 1997, was promoted to the office of the president of Foothill Capital Corporation in 1997, then named president and chief operating officer in 2000. In January 2011, Henry was named chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo Capital Finance.
A graduate of Loyola Marymount University, Henry is actively involved with his alma mater as a member of both its Board of Regents and its Business School Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Development Committee for Notre Dame Academy High School in Los Angeles.
A quote from Henry about Here to Serve: “Here to Serve does a wonderful job helping families function when they find themselves dealing with a devastating and unforeseen family health crisis. They “walk their talk” having assisted many families in our community during one of the most physically, emotionally and financially challenging periods in a family’s life.”
Kaushik Srinivasan is an accomplished C-Suite Executive, Consultant, Healthcare Attorney, and Entrepreneur with substantial success in the healthcare industry spanning clinical services, outpatient and ancillary care, medical devices, health law, and commercial real estate.
Throughout his executive career, Kaushik has held leadership positions with increasing responsibility in a variety of healthcare roles. As a CEO in training at Quorum Health, he has overseen the operations and growth of several clinical and ancillary departments, introduced new service lines for Orthopedics and Wound Care, led the construction of outpatient clinics, and identified opportunities to innovate by partnering with third-party vendors.
In his role as a Senior Consultant with Angstroms, he has led due diligence analyses and business plan developments for Fortune 500 companies, medical schools, and top universities. In addition, he has provided legal and business consulting to various clients pertaining to mergers & acquisitions, medical device commercialization, contract negotiations, and financial valuations. Kaushik is licensed as an attorney in several state and federal jurisdictions in the United States, and has leveraged his experience in health law and regulation to be a valuable asset for startup to mid-size growth-stage companies navigating the healthcare regulatory environment.
Kaushik obtained a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. He also received a BS in Healthcare Management and Finance, and a BA in Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. As a thought leader, Kaushik has co-authored three publications on the epidemiology of force-related neurological trauma, and holds professional memberships with numerous healthcare associations including the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Hospital Association, American Health Lawyers Association, the Center for Healthcare Innovation, and the Health Executives Network.
“I was very impressed by the work being done at Here to Serve. They are serving a patient population that has typically been overlooked by the healthcare system, but is often among those who truly need help the most. Here to Serve has the ability to make a positive impact on the lives of people who have endured significant hardship, and I am honored to join their team to find ways to better serve our communities.”
Dr. Judith K. Sato. M.D.
Dr. Judith K. Sato. M.D., is a nationally renowned researcher and pediatric oncologist specializing in the treatment of bone tumors and cancers of the body’s extremities. She is currently Professor of Pediatrics; Chair Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics; Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology; Director, Musculoskeletal Tumor Program; City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California, a top ten US cancer center. Her research influences a worldwide clinical cooperative group forming treatment standards for childhood cancers. Specifically, in addition to her responsibilities as director of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Program, she chairs the Developmental Therapeutics Liaison Committee for the international Children’s Oncology Group (COG).
Prior to joining City of Hope, Dr. Sato was clinical director and deputy head of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), where she founded a Bone and Extremity Tumor Program caring for children with sarcomas and other bone tumors. Dr. Sato received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, and completed her internship, residency and fellowships at CHLA. She has lectured nationally and internationally, and has published numerous papers on her promising research findings.
Don joins the Here to Serve board with a wealth of C-Suite experience and leadership in information technology services. After an early retirement in 2015 as CIO from Wells Fargo Capital Finance, Don assumed the role of Executive Director, UCLA IS Associates (ISA), University of California, Los Angeles overseeing the IS Associates’ operations, activities and policies, and providing advice and guidance to ISA’s Executive Board. Previous to that, from 1997 to 2014, Don was the Chief Information Officer at Wells Fargo Capital Finance, a leader in asset-based financing. Don provided technology and properties support for a business that grew from less than 200 employees and $750M in assets in 1997, to 1,750 employees and over $33B in assets in 2015.
Don managed an annual budget of $25-$30M with 1,750 users in 22 offices, both domestic and international. During his 18-year tenure as CIO, the technology and properties division of Capital Finance supported the company’s rapid growth through agile applications support, timely infrastructure upgrades, successful mergers and acquisitions, rapid office consolidations and shared-services integrations, and positive internal and external audit results.
He also served as head of application development for Foothill Capital (2 years), and in senior project management positions with both Providian Bancorp’s technology group in Northern California (8 years), and the Card Services division at Bank of America (13 years). Don shares, “I became aware that families of modest means, confronted with serious and costly illnesses, face major adjustments and dangerous financial and logistical risks and challenges. Having grown up in a family with five kids raised by a single working parent, I understand some of these difficulties even without the serious challenges a major illness can create. Since the care Here to Serve provides is supported and delivered through a technology platform, I’d like to apply some of the expertise I’ve acquired in my 42-year career in technology to assist in the Here to Serve mission.”
Matt is a PR and marketing professional with 17 years of experience working in the public relations, marketing, and advertising industries in B2B, tech, e-commerce, music, sports, entertainment, and consumer products and services. He’s worked at some of the largest, most well-respected firms in the world (Rogers & Cowan, Golin, Ketchum), creating, executing and managing national and international communications plans and strategies. He has worked with brands such as Nestle, Frito-Lay, Disney, Mattel, Sony PlayStation, TOMS Shoes, and more. A few of his “claims to fame” include promoting the launch of the Cooking Channel network and helping launch the now-popular Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups – a PR campaign that netted more than 2 billion total media impressions.
Matt has chosen to volunteer for Here to Serve because he has personally been affected by cancer, having lost his father to it in 2004. Additionally, Matt realizes the importance of organizations such as Here to Serve, and believes in their commitment to helping families navigate the difficult journey associated with pediatric cancer.
Jeff brings a varied background of corporate management and entrepreneurship to Here to Serve’s board of directors. For the past 15 years, he has been managing a boutique systems development and implementation consultancy, Leverage Point Corporation, that he founded in 2005. During the 20 years prior to Leverage Point, Jeff held a variety of sales and management positions in the technology field, culminating in his position as Regional Vice President over western operations for a global software and services company, responsible for combined annual revenue of over $70 million.
Jeff became aware of Here to Serve after the organization began supporting a close family friend in his battle with Osteosarcoma, and saw first hand how families can struggle juggling the myriad of responsibilities and challenges that come with caring for a child with a life-threatening illness. After actively participating in the care community that Here to Serve helped organize for the family, Jeff became interested in helping the organization grow and develop more efficient methods for serving families in need.
Jeff hopes that the combination of process expertise and technology experience that he brings to the table can help Here to Serve streamline operations, develop efficient technology solutions and improve outreach and service delivery.
Irma Granger is an HR technology professional with over 25 years’ experience in this field leading development, management and execution of HR technology strategies, new systems project implementations as well as managing operational units in both public and private sector organizations. She currently works as an Engagement Manager within Accenture’s Workday Practice. Prior to that she was Managing Director, HR Systems and Shared Services at MUFG Union Bank, N.A., for 15 years. Irma’s experience and responsibilities have also included HR Communications, intranet development and shared services organization management. Irma graduated with a Master’s Degree in Technology Management from Pepperdine University’s George L. Graziadio School of Business Management and with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from the University of Phoenix. Irma’s desire to serve on the Board at Here to Serve comes from experiencing directly the impact of health crises in families of family and friends, who have suffered the effects of cancer. Irma lives in Glendora, California and is married to Gary. They have five grown children and 10 grandchildren.
Beth is a CTO/CISO who focuses on emerging technology and the Blockchain/Web3/Security environment. Beth believes in the focus of Agile in software development and in being “Agile” in the C-Suite as well.
Beth has worked with T-Mobile, Xerox, BECU, OCC, Credit Suisse and CISCO in generating compelling and provocative software with an impact in the Energy, Web3 and Fintech markets. She is currently working with T-Mobile as a Strategy Advisor located in Bellevue, Washington.
Beth has a B.S. in Information Systems from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY and a MBA from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. She also has a Certificate degree from the Deming institute.
When she is not in a code review or strategy meeting, Beth enjoys hosting a dinner party for friends or gathering with her 4 other siblings who are scattered across the country or getting away to Banff for a little cross country skiing.
When asked why I wanted to participate with Here-to-Serve, Beth shares it is the act of service and to support those who need a “wrap-around” structure to help families traverse the world after a cancer diagnosis. “Sometimes the greatest gift that we can give ourselves is the act of service to another.” If I can, with my talents, provide families with easy methods to secure support services that will give them the help they desperately need, thereby making a small difference in their world, I have done well. I am very honored to join the Advisory Board team in support of Here-to-Serve.
Dominique DiPietro Youngberg, MLS, is a forward-thinking Corporate Communications professional with nearly 10 years of success changing the scope of public relations, brand marketing, and creative storytelling. She has a proven track record improving company reputations while directing global strategies to strengthen crisis and issues management.
Dominique began her career at AT&T as a corporate communications intern, which has led her to having a diverse career within the communications space. From overseeing social media operations and engagement, to creating executive visibility plans for various company leaders, and spearheading national PR campaigns for DE&I and CSR. Today, in her role as Senior Manager of Public Relations, Dominique is proud to be part of the digital divide and CSR communications strategy team, which has led AT&T to being ranked #1 in the market for positive impressions and share of voice in 2022.
One of her favorite career moments was helping launch AT&T’s first-ever holistic, 360-degree digital divide national campaign, Bridge to Possibility: Closing the digital divide, together. The campaign was later recognized and received PRSA’s 2023 Bronze Anvil Award of Commendation for Executive Communications.
Dominque has a hunger for continuous learning. After completing her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Journalism and Spanish, at the University of Nevada, Reno, she received a Master of Legal Studies from Pepperdine University, Caruso School of Law.
Dominique joined Here to Serve because she believes deeply in the power of community and collective action to create lasting change. Dominique has witnessed first-hand the impacts cancer has on families and admires the work that Here to Serve is doing to help them through the entire cancer journey, not just research and treatment. As an advisory board member, Dominique is committed to fostering collaboration and innovation, enabling the organization to reach more families in need and provide them with the comprehensive support they deserve.