Meet Our Teams



Our Board of Directors and Staff

Professionals dedicated to promoting biotechnology education.

Officers/Executive Committee

Interim President
Rodney P. Brooks

Executive Program Coordinator
Alameda County Public Defender Office
Oakland, CA 94612

Secretary
Susan Lucas Stonebraker, M.B.A.

Division Deputy, Operations Energy Sciences Network (ESnet); Division Deputy, Operations
Scientific Networking Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Treasurer
Teresa (Terry) Calarco

Former Head of Scientific Operations and Facilities, NIBR Emeryville-Novartis
Emeryville, CA

Former President
Caroline Kane, Ph.D.
Professor in Residence Emerita
Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-3202

2016 Directors

Bak Chan, C.F.P., M.B.A.
Private Wealth Advisor
Ameriprise Financial
Oakland, CA

Vivien W. Chan, Ph.D.
Head of Portfolio Management
Eureka Therapeutics, Inc.
Emeryville, CA 94608

Tina Etcheverry, Ph.D.
Etch Wave Consulting
Berkeley, CA 94708

Jamie Kitano, J.D., M.B.A.
Attorney, Shook Hardy & Bacon
San Francisco, CA 94104-4505

Jason Kantor, Ph.D.
Biotechnology Analyst, Artisan Partners
San Francisco, CA

Jennifer Simone Wade, Ph.D.
CRDP Associate, Genentech, Inc.
South San Francisco, CA


2016 Staff Members

Lynda E. Gayden
Executive Director

(510) 705-5192
lgayden@biotechpartners.org

Carissa Poehnert
Interim Director of Programs

(510) 705-7795
cpoehnert@biotechpartners.org

Chamroen Eng, B.A.
Program Manager

(510) 705-7793
ceng@biotechpartners.org

Katrina Krommenhock
Office Assistant

(510) 705-4830
Katrina@biotechpartners.org

Johnny Reid
Program Coordinator

Berkeley High School

Jessica Govoni
Program Coordinator

Oakland Technical School

Jeanine Porzio
Program Coordinator

South San Francisco High School

Jermelle B. Newman
Teaching Assistant/Tutor

Berkeley High School

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 2186-0186 Berkeley, CA 94702

Office Location:

Bayer HealthCare
800 Dwight Way, B52-2
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 705-5237 (fax)


Thanks to Our Sponsors

Some of the generous companies we have the pleasure to work with

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