Executive Advisory Board

Anita Yu

Anita Yu is a philanthropist and co-founder of the Westly Foundation. She is committed to enhancing the lives of children and youth More  in California and beyond. Working with the Westly foundation on strategic initiatives, her experience as a tech sector professional, as well as her experience as a parent leads her to create strategies that lay the groundwork for the overall, long-term success of the Foundation. She brings the same strategic thinking to the CARE Advisory Board. As an Asian immigrant and mother, she is looking forward to improving the lives and health care experiences of Asians everywhere. 

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John Roos

John V. Roos is the Founding Partner at Geodesic Capital. He is a Senior Advisor at Centerview Partners, a preeminent mergers  More and acquisitions advisory firm and a member of the Board of Directors at Salesforce.com and the Sony Corporation. In addition to the Global Advisory Board of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Ambassador Roos chairs the Toyota Research Institute Advisory Board and serves on the Board of Directors of The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation.

Previously, Ambassador Roos served as Chief Executive Officer and Senior Partner at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich, & Rosati, the leading law firm in the United States in the representation of technology, life sciences, and emerging growth companies.

From 2009-2013 Ambassador Roos served as the United States Ambassador to Japan. On August 6, 2010 he became the first sitting U.S. Ambassador ever to attend the commemoration ceremony of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima. Ambassador Roos’ service in Tokyo coincided with the devastating 9.0 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis on March 11, 2011. Following this tragedy, Ambassador Roos led the American effort on the ground in support of Japan’s response to the multi-dimensional and unprecedented disaster. After the crisis, Ambassador Roos also led the creation of the TOMODACHI initiative, a public-private partnership that has raised more than fifty million dollars and established more than 40 exchange programs.

Ambassador Roos received his A.B. with honors in Political Science from Stanford University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

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Parveen Jain 

Parveen is a veteran of enterprise software and the power generation industry. Most recently, he was the CEO of RedSeal More  Networks, a network infrastructure security management company. Previously, he was founder and CEO of JovianDATA Inc. (acquired by MarketShare in 2010). He is currently also on the Board of Directors of Armor Defense and OpsHub.

He has a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, a B.S. in Physics from Delhi University, and a B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science.

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Thomas Kurian

Thomas Kurian is the CEO of Google Cloud and former president of Oracle Corporation. He is responsible for leading software development and transitioning More  the company’s technology to the Cloud. Kurian was responsible for the Oracle Fusion Middleware family of products. Under his leadership, the business became the fastest-growing within Oracle and the industry’s leading middleware product suite. Kurian also led the development for Oracle’s next-generation business applications, Oracle Fusion Applications. The products that his organization have built have driven the growth of Oracle from a $11 B business in 2001 to nearly $40 B today. 

Kurian was with Oracle from 1996 to 2018, holding various product management and development positions. Prior to joining Oracle, he worked as a consultant in London, Brussels, and San Francisco with international management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, serving clients in the software, telecommunications, and financial services industries.

Kurian has a BA in electrical engineering from Princeton University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He also has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He serves as an advisory member on the Boards of Stanford Business School and the Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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Wayne Wang

Wayne Wang is a Hong Kong-born American film director.  He studied film and television at California College of Arts and More  Crafts in Oakland and started his career filming. His first film, Chan is Missing, is widely recognized as the first Asian-American feature narrative film to gain both theatrical distribution and critical acclaim outside of the Asian American community. He is best known for The Joy Luck Club (1993), Maid in Manhattan (2002), and the independent features Smoke (1995) and Anywhere but Here (1999). In 2016, he won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the San Diego Asian Film Festival.

 

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Vivek Khuller

Vivek Khuller is an entrepreneur and investor who is passionate about building successful businesses and high performing teams  More with the next generation of entrepreneurs in technology, health, wellness and food sectors.

Vivek is the founder, president and CEO of Clearfly Communications, a telecommunications service provider. Under his leadership, Clearfly developed a business model that is up to 3x more capital efficient than other leading industry providers.

Prior to founding Clearfly, Vivek was a Venture Partner at Clearstone Venture Partners and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Matrix Partners in Silicon Valley. Vivek earned these positions based on his previous business development work at Sycamore Networks, an optical switch manufacturer, where he conceived a novel switch design that could expand access to the company’s largest untapped market at the time. Vivek began his career at Verizon where he won the company’s highest annual honor, the Chairman’s Award, given to 1 out of 130,000 employees, for developing automated testing software for emerging data services that saved millions of dollars in operational costs. At Verizon, he was also one of the earliest members of the Internet Center of Excellence.

Vivek serves on the Board of Visitors at the School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland. Vivek is an active investor in the technology sector of the public markets and numerous Bay Area small businesses. As a philanthropist, he has funded cancer research at UCSF and helped spearhead the Harvard Innovation Lab since its inception. As a fitness enthusiast, Vivek stair-climbed San Francisco’s Coit Tower the equivalent of 13 Mount Everest ascents in 2018.

Vivek received his BS in Electrical Engineering with Distinction from Mangalore University (India), MS in Electrical engineering from University of Maryland at College Park, and MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.

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Nipa Sheth

Dr Nipa Sheth is a dentist by profession. She has been practicing for 22 years and is well reputed in the field of dentistry. She currently practices in Sunnyvale and Saratoga. She is an active investor in early-stage startups working on breakthrough technologies in medical, dental and wellness fields.  More She was the co-founder and artistic director of the popular dance group called Zingaris. She presided over the non-profit group for 10 years and grew it from a 6 person dance-for-fun group to a 300+ team of choreographers, dancers and production crew that raised more than $100,000 for various charities in the Bay Area. She served on the board of India Community Center (ICC) and currently serves as a board member of ICC Wellness and as founding board member of ICC Palo Alto. She is passionate about education, health-tech and community involvement.

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Danke Wu

Danke Wu is a philanthropist and fundraiser who has worked with Los Altos schools and communities on STEM initiatives.  
Born in Beijing, Danke came to the United States in the late 90's  More and obtained her Master's degree in computer science in Ohio.  She relocated to Silicon Valley and began work for companies like SAP and Cisco as a senior software & network engineer. She maintains close ties with friends and colleagues both in US in China. She is an advocate for the Asian American community on education and health issues. Danke and her family have also supported various Stanford research & education projects in areas such as engineering, athletics and bio-engineering.

 

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Hong Seh Lim

Hong-Seh Lim is the president of Mil Kered Inc, a Cupertino-based company that invests in commercial and residential real estate on the Peninsula. More  He also invests in high-tech startups based in Silicon Valley and China. He previously worked at IBM Corp, and Calera Recognition Systems.

He received his BS in electrical engineering from University of Hong Kong, his MS and PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

He is an active volunteer at Stanford University and has served on the Engineering Advisory Board, Athletic Advisory Board, Parents’ Advisory Board, and LEAD Council. He was on the board of Trans Paci c National Bank, and Self-Help for the Elderly.

 

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Lillian Kim Chun

Lillian is an avid volunteer and fundraiser. She moved to the Bay Area with her husband David years ago from New York City, where she had worked in fundraising for The United Way of  More NYC and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lillian served for several years as President of the Wellesley Club in Silicon Valley and was on the Volunteer Council of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford Hospital. In 2014, she became a founding member of Korean American Community Foundation SF, which provides grants and assistance to local service organizations. Her primary philanthropic interests are in allergy and immunology, as well as in serving the Asian community. While raising two children, she also worked as an interior designer in Silicon Valley and New York City. Lillian has a BA in economics and French from Wellesley College.

 

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Shirley Orsak   

Shirley has been active in creating and funding programs for improved healthcare as well as patient advocacy. She has served More   on the Stanford Cancer Center Advisory Board, where she helped launch the Cancer Concierge program and a Stanford Hospital Innovation Fund. Shirley has also been active in funding effective treatments for food allergies via the Sean N. Parker for Allergy & Allergy Center at Stanford. Prior to her involvement with healthcare programs, Shirley worked in marketing for a variety of technology companies, including Apple and Netscape. She has a degree in Computer Science from Barnard College, Columbia University and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

 

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Vinita Gupta

Vinita Gupta is a writer and journalist, retired  CEO/entrepreneur, and bridge champion. She co-founded Digital  More Link Corporation and was the CEO from inception to retirement for almost 20 years.

Silicon India magazine credited Vinita for being the first woman of Indian origin to take her company public in the US.

She completed her Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Communications at IIT Roorkee, India in 1973. She received her Masters in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles in 1974. She was awarded two US Patents in the field of telecommunications.

She serves as a board member for Sutter Health, Mathematical Science and Research Institute, Berkeley, and Indian School of Business located in Hyderabad India, in addition to serving on the Community Board for Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

Vinita's publications can be found online at https://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/vinita-gupta and http://guptavinita.com/

Vinita is a bridge champion with three National Titles. She resides in Woodside, California, with her husband Naren Gupta, GP of Nexus Venture Partners.

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Jason Okazaki

Jason Okazaki is the Chief Legal and Business Officer of Assembly Biosciences, Inc.  Assembly is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing innovative therapeutics targeting hepatitis B virus and diseases associated with the microbiome. More 

Prior to joining Assembly, Mr. Okazaki served in a series of positions of increasing responsibility in the legal department of Gilead Sciences, Inc. from 2006 through 2020, culminating in his role as Senior Vice President, Legal, and Assistant Secretary.  At Gilead, Mr. Okazaki advised on strategic transactions, corporate governance, SEC matters and operational contracts and led the Asia and Latin America legal organizations.  He also led the legal efforts on all of Gilead’s acquisitions, including its landmark acquisition of Pharmasset in 2011, which resulted in a cure for hepatitis C virus.

Prior to joining Gilead, Mr. Okazaki was a senior associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York, where he represented companies in connection with mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance matters.

Mr. Okazaki received a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and a J.D. from U.C. Hastings College of the Law.  Mr. Okazaki also serves on the Stanford Athletics Board and the Board of the Directors of the International League of Conservation Photographers.  He and his wife, Marielena (founder of Epic 7 Travel), are passionate photographers (both above and underwater) and conservationists who have traveled to 70+ countries.

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Dr. Rao Mulpuri

Dr. Rao Mulpuri is the CEO of View, a technology company that is creating smart and connected buildings to improve people’s health and wellness, while simultaneously reducing energy consumption.  Since its inception over ten years ago, View has developed groundbreaking technology and products, and is growing very rapidly. More 

Prior to View Inc., Dr. Mulpuri held several executive positions at Novellus Systems, most recently as President of Novellus Systems Japan. He holds a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology, India, MS in Manufacturing Engineering, and Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from Boston University, and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Dr. Mulpuri is a member of the Young Presidents Organization and the Urban Land Institute, and serves on the Board of Directors of Kateeva, Inc, the Advisory Board of the College of Engineering at Boston University and the Executive Board of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.

 

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