Tammy Plotkin-Oren

Written by: Emily Hirschman on July 26th, 2016

Tammy Plotkin-Oren, CFP®, and ChFC® is the principal and owner of TPO Financial and Insurance Services in Berkeley, CA. As a mother of three, Tammy knows first-hand that financial needs and priorities change as families evolve.  A core focus of her practice is risk management and how to use insurance and other tools to help… read more

Aviv Gilboa

Written by: buildcreate on December 1st, 2015

Aviv Gilboa is the President of Skylight, a high growth consumer tech company with a mission to connect loved ones. In his role, he oversees the company’s growth, day to day operation, and strategic vision and planning. Prior to Skylight, Aviv was the Head of Product Discovery and Growth at Ring, the Amazon owned security… read more

Steve Sutton

Written by: Emily Hirschman on February 1st, 2023

Stephen C. Sutton, EdD, vice chancellor of the Student Affairs Division, has spent his career advocating for students and operationalizing policies, services, and programs to support students. He has held several different administrative positions at UC Berkeley, including serving as the associate vice chancellor for Residential & Student Service Programs (RSSP). Dr. Sutton’s vision for… read more

Oren Gabriel

Written by: Emily Hirschman on August 31st, 2017

Oren Gabriel is Founder and CEO of NextPlayU. NextPlayU is a talent development and recruiting platform that empowers former college and professional athletes in their transition to meaningful new careers. Prior to NextPlayU Oren served as Vice President of Strategy and Operations at Lincoln Avenue Capital, one of the nation’s fastest-growing developers, investors, and operators… read more

Lenny Cohen

Written by: buildcreate on December 1st, 2015

Lenny retired in 2012 after practicing Gastroenterology. Lenny earned his degree from Yale in 1972. He and his wife Linda are skiers, cyclists and long-time congregants at B’nai Shalom Synagogue. They have two children.

Joey Freeman

Written by: Emily Hirschman on July 26th, 2016

Joey Freeman serves as the Deputy Mayor of Intergovernmental Affairs in the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass, where he has overall responsibility for advancing the Mayor’s agenda at the county, state, and federal levels of government. Most recently, Joey served as Senior Advisor and Policy Director on the Bass for Mayor campaign. Before… read more

Bruce Goldberg

Written by: Emily Hirschman on July 26th, 2016

Bruce spent 12 years at Genentech in a variety of leadership roles in drug development. As a Life Cycle Leader (LCL) he led multi-disciplinary teams to develop and optimize the long-term value of drug therapies in the auto-immune area. This included a new indication for Xolair in Chronic Urticaria.  Bruce also led the formation of two new functional… read more

Rachel Horning

Written by: Emily Hirschman on July 24th, 2019

Rachel Horning has served the Southern California region as a communications specialist and community builder for twelve years. She began her career working in economic development, advocacy communications, and community building. Throughout her career, she has nurtured a passion for merging the tech sector with the nonprofit sector, co-founding Startup Coil – a tech event… read more

Stephanie Mamane

Written by: Emily Hirschman on August 21st, 2023

Stephanie Mamane currently serves as the Sr. Director, Provider Networks at Stanford Health Care. With over 25 years of experience in healthcare, Stephanie leads the organization’s physician network strategy and health plan operations team for the Stanford Health Care Alliance. Prior to joining Stanford, Stephanie served as the VP of Contracting at Brown & Toland… read more

Robert Kaufman

Written by: buildcreate on December 1st, 2015

Robert Kaufman attended UC Berkeley, where he studied political science and business administration and was active with Berkeley Hillel. Since graduating from Berkeley, Robert has worked in the investment industry and is currently the head of investor relations at Linse Capital, a growth equity firm focused on industrial technology. Prior to joining Linse, Robert was… read more