Center for Park Management Advisory Council

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The Center for Park Management (CPM) is advised by a council of industry leaders, park managers, philanthropists and outdoor enthusiasts. The council promotes and ensures the program's success by providing guidance and suggestions to help CPM grow in the right direction. The following are members of the advisory council:

Gia Biagi, Chicago, IL

Trained as an urban planner, Gia Biagi serves as Chief of Staff at the Chicago Park District where she builds relationships, guides collaboration, aligns strategic planning with performance, and accelerates innovation at a municipal government agency with nearly 3,000 employees and $2 billion in assets. 

She serves as president of the board of NeighborSpace, a non-profit land trust that provides long-term protection to more than 90 community gardens across Chicago. She is also a board member of the City Parks Alliance, a national organization that serves a broad-based network of people and institutions that care about urban parks. She recently co-founded the Civic Design Lab (civicdesignlab.net), an online forum to examine, discuss and promote new tools and insights that build better communities. Gia lives in Chicago with her husband and two sons. 

Becca Bracy Knight, Boulder, CO

Becca Bracy Knight is executive director of The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems, a national education nonprofit dedicated to raising student achievement by recruiting, training and supporting executive leadership talent from across America to become the next generation of urban school system leaders. Previously, Bracy Knight was a director of The Broad Foundation and was responsible for managing numerous grants and two of the Foundation’s flagship initiatives: The Broad Prize for Urban Education and The Broad Superintendents Academy. Earlier in her career, she was regional director of K-12 programs for Kaplan Learning Services, family services director for the Salvation Army’s South Central Los Angeles Youth Project, and a Healthy Start coordinator in San Francisco. Bracy Knight also worked in Oakland on major school reform initiatives through Partners in School Innovation. She has held leadership positions in the AmeriCorps National Service Program and its precursor, the Summer of Service. Bracy Knight was a member of the 2008 cohort of the Aspen Institute-NewSchools Entrepreneurial Leaders for Public Education fellowship program. Bracy Knight received her bachelor’s degree in science, technology and society from Stanford University.

Brian Dickson, Alexandria, VA (Council Chair)

Brian K. Dickson is the Senior Vice President, Professional Development and Strategic Partnerships, for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest professional association devoted to human resource management. Mr. Dickson, who serves on SHRM’s Leadership Team, has executive oversight of SHRM conferences, training and education, and certification preparation programs. He also leads SHRM’s efforts to build strong business relationships with corporations, government agencies, and other organizations.  In addition, Mr. Dickson develops SHRM’s partnership arrangements to create new sales and delivery channels for SHRM programs and services, and leads the Society’s business development efforts in the Americas and Europe. 

Prior to joining SHRM, Mr. Dickson was a Partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers Consulting, and an Account Executive at IBM.  He also served in executive roles at Federal Management Partners and Celerant Consulting.  Throughout his consulting career, Mr. Dickson has focused on HR issues, and has led major client projects in strategic human capital planning, organizational development, business process reengineering, and learning system implementation.  Prior to entering the consulting field, Brian served as a Foreign Service Officer for the US Department of State, where he focused on Latin America and trade issues.  He also worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a non-profit foreign policy research center. 
Dickson holds an MS from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a BS from Wabash College of Indiana.

Jill Freeman, Rochester, NY

Jill is a consultant and East Coast Director for the Madera Group with 20 years of experience leading teams, building partnerships, managing high-profile special events, raising funds and managing organizations. She is a skilled strategist, content developer, facilitator and project manager for programs related to strategic philanthropy, civic engagement, leadership development and social change initiatives. Prior to launching her eponymous consulting firm where she works with philanthropists and social change organizations on strategy, development and project management, she was the vice president of the Global Philanthropy Forum, leading day-to-day operations and overseeing the annual conference. She was previously at the Harwood Institute, working with foundations and nonprofit organizations across the country leading civic engagement sessions and designing and facilitating leadership labs. She began her career in San Jose as the media relations assistant for the San Jose Sharks (NHL) and eventually worked with the American Leadership Forum, the Children’s Discovery Museum, and served as the Executive Director of the Egyptian Museum. Jill has a M.A. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a B.S. in Public Relations from San Jose State University. She sits on the board of the Rochester Women’s Network.

Denis P. Galvin, McLean, VA

Deny Galvin joined the National Park Service in 1963 as a civil engineer at Sequoia National Park.  Subsequent assignments saw him serving as an engineer at Mount Rainier National Park, in the Park Services’ Southwest Regional Office, as a training specialist at Grand Canyon National Park and as a management assistant at the New York District Office.  In 1974 when a new NPS Regional Office was opened in Boston, Deny became Associate Regional Director for Operations; 2 years later, he became Deputy Director for that region.  He transferred to Denver, Colorado in 1978 where he became manager of the Denver Service Center.  In 1985 Deny was selected as Deputy Director of the National Park Service and in 1989 he was named Associate Director for Planning and Development.  In September 1997, Deny accepted a re-assignment as Deputy Director.  He retired from the National Park Service in January 2002.  A South Boston native, Deny is a 1960 engineering graduate of Northeastern University.  His wife, Martha, is an artist and teacher with a fine art degree from the Corcoran Museum.  They have two children, Eileen and Denis. Deny is a member of NPCA’s Board of Trustees

Marveen Hart, Alexandria, VA

Marveen Henderson is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and is responsible for providing technical and programmatic leadership related to diversity and inclusion within United Way Worldwide and the United Way movement.  Marveen provides and shares tools, resources, best practices and trends related to diversity and inclusion to local United Ways in the United States.  With the goal of increasing the knowledge and use of diversity and inclusion as a business imperative, she serves as the lead resource to individuals and organizations that are engaged in diversity management, both in and outside of the United Way movement.  As well, she provides leadership and direction for the continuous assessment and growth of network-wide efforts in building an inclusive culture. She advises the Chief Diversity Officer, President and senior leadership on the policies, programs, practices and resources needed to achieve excellence in the diversity management discipline. Also, she is responsible for assisting and collaborating with internal teams and departments in establishing and achieving their diversity and inclusion objectives.

As a 27-year United Way Worldwide professional, Marveen has served in various capacities in the organization including Director, Field Leadership; Director, National Conferences and Special Events and Regional Director, The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.  Marveen has one son, Marcus and resides in Prince Georges’ County, Maryland.

Lance Hatten, New Orleans, LA

As Superintendent of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, Lance Hatten cares for a talented workforce and a series of park units that extend throughout the lower Mississippi River Delta. He has dedicated himself to creating a workplace and caring for a park where employees are appreciated and visitors are valued.

Hatten began his National Park Service career at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, in St. Augustine, Florida where he worked as a park ranger interpreter then later as a protection ranger.  He went on to hold positions across in Savannah, Georgia where he served as Chief of Interpretation and Resource Management of Fort Pulaski National Monument; and in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., as Site Manager of National Mall Operations. He went on to work in a variety of positions including Strategic Planner, Deputy Chief of Administration, Deputy Chief of Visitor Services and Chief of Interpretation and Education, all at the National Mall and Memorial Parks. These experiences allowed him to hone collaborative leadership skills.

Originally from Buffalo, NY, Lance received a B.A. in History from Grambling State University then later a M.A. in History (American) from George Mason University. The National Park Service has honored him with several special recognitions during his career to include the 2006 National Capital Region Harry Yount Award.

Alex Hooker, San Francisco, CA

Alex Hooker is a Land Conservation and Environmental Literacy Program Associate at the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation. His focus is on building the capacity of land trusts and environmental education organizations to address twenty-first century environmental issues. He strongly believes in the role of quality, relevant environmental education in developing environmental youth leaders in local communities. Alex works with individual organizations and large collaboratives to ensure best practices are being shared, evaluation is driving improvement, and professional development opportunities are coordinated throughout the field. Prior to joining the Foundation, Alex was a program manager for the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. There, he led community-based volunteer programs to restore park sites and partnered with local schools to provide academic and professional learning opportunities for high school and college interns. He also worked to conserve marine wildlife at Hawaii Volcanoes National Parks, and as a naturalist in the San Juan Islands. Alex received his bachelor’s degree in conservation biology from the University of Minnesota, where he conducted research on plant diversity and water resource issues.

Jim Kirkpatrick, Atlanta, GA

Jim Kirkpatrick, PhD, is a Senior Consultant for Kirkpatrick Partners. Jim’s major area of expertise is the Kirkpatrick Business Partnership Model. Jim consults for Fortune 500 companies around the world including Harley-Davidson, Booz Allen Hamilton, L’Oreal, Clarian, Ingersoll Rand, Honda, the Royal Air Force and GE Healthcare. Jim is a masterful facilitator and conducts workshops on the Kirkpatrick Model, business partnership, and his newest topic, Training On Trial. He also delivers keynote presentations around the world. Since 1995, Jim has developed and managed a career development center, worked on senior strategic planning teams, and consulted with organizations all across the world in topics of evaluation, team building, coaching and leadership, and conducted executive coaching. Jim has co-written 3 books with his father, Don Kirkpatrick, the creator of the Kirkpatrick Four Levels. He has written three new books with his wife, Wendy: Kirkpatrick Then and Now (2009 Kirkpatrick Publishing), Training On Trial (2010 AMACOM Books) and The Brunei Window Washer: Bringing Business Partnership to Life (2012 Kirkpatrick Publishing).

Sally Madsen, San Francisco, CA

Sally Madsen is a designer, project leader, and a leading thinker in social innovation at IDEO. Her work focuses on creating impact at scale—spanning across the realms of education, environment, social enterprise, and design for emerging markets. She brings a holistic view to innovation, building systemic solutions that include product, service, and experience elements. Sally teaches at the Stanford d.school and serves as an advisor to IDEO.org. In 2003 Sally founded Cosmos Ignite Innovations, a start-up based in India that provides solar-powered lights as a replacement for kerosene lanterns. She holds degrees from Stanford University in Mechanical Engineering. Outside of work, Sally spends much of her time outdoors. She’s an avid sailor, with a busy racing schedule in the San Francisco Bay. She’s a new mother. And she’s an enthusiastic globetrotter, traveling with open eyes (and open mouth) and a camera around her neck, immersing herself in the experience.

Robin Martin McKenna, Washington, DC

Robin Martin McKenna joined the staff of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) in 2000 and currently serves as Deputy Vice President for Regional Operations.  Established in 1919 by those who founded the National Park Service (NPS), NPCA’s mission is to protect and enhance America’s national parks for present and future generations.   As the leading voice for the parks, NPCA advocates for parks and the Park Service, educates decision makers and the public about the importance of preserving parks, works to convince members of Congress to uphold laws that protect parks and to support new legislation to address threats, and assesses the health of the parks and park management to better inform our advocacy work. 

Based in the Washington, DC headquarters, Robin helps to oversee and support the staff in 24 regional and field offices across the country that are uniquely poised to address park issues at the local and national levels.  Her responsibilities include ensuring internal coordination and communication between field staff and DC based lobbyists, media managers, legal department, and fundraising staff; managing a $7.3 million operating budget; and providing programmatic and policy support and guidance to program leaders.    

Prior to working in our Regional Operations department, Robin was an Associate Director for our Corporate and Foundation Relations department where she worked closely with program staff to identify funders and develop funding proposals for their work.  She was responsible for raising $2 million or 10% of the organization’s operating budget. 
Robin holds a BA in Environmental Science from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Shawn Mott, Alexandria, VA

Shawn Mott is the Talent Management Director at American Diabetes Association (ADA), where he is responsible for leading the development and implementation of talent management strategies and initiatives that drive employee engagement, development and retention. He also leads the implementation of the Association's diversity and inclusion initiatives. Additionally, Shawn has been tasked with re-energizing the Association’s commitment to and execution of management training and employee development. In the near term, he will focus on the roll-out of the new position classification system, diversity initiatives, supervisory skills development, and the formal re-launch of ADA University.

Shawn holds a Master of Science, Human Resource Development, from Villanova University and a Bachelor of Science, Early Childhood Education, from Cabrini College.  His certifications ubckyde Association for Psychological Type: Qualified to administer Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Center for Leadership Studies: Certified to deliver Situational Leadership Model. His experience includes 12 years in various positions at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, a Senior Associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Public Sector Practice, and a Program Designer at Independence Blue Cross.  Shawn has more than 20 years of community involvement, which includes volunteerism and board appointments. 

Shawn currently lives in North Bethesda MD, where he is actively involved in Montgomery County by working with the Health and Human Services Foster Care Program.   He is also actively involved in the plan and preparation of the 2012 Rainbow Families DC Conference, which is the only organization of its kind serving the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender parents and prospective parents in the DC-metro area.

Dorrit Nelson, New York, NY

Dorrit Nelson is a manager in the Office of Fraud Detection and Market Intelligence, at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), a self regulatory agency.  Dorrit works in the New York office on Wall Street.  Currently, she manages a team of analysts to ensure that regulatory tips and various matters regarding broker-dealers and associated persons and other market/regulatory issues are addressed and handled appropriately.  She analyzes industry trends to identify emerging sales practice issues and she organizes and facilitates quarterly Complaints Initiatives Committee (CIC) and National Summit meetings with member organizations and other regulators.

Dorrit has over 30 years experience in the Financial Industry, mainly working on Wall Street.   She has worked for the New York Stock (NYSE) for 5 years, where she was a manager in the Sales Practice/Investor Complaints & Inquiry Department.  Prior to joining the Stock Exchange, Dorrit worked for Deutsche Bank where she was Vice President in the Corporate Investment Banking Technology and Operations Department.

She has served on the board of the Financial Womens Association of New York (FWA) and the board of the Hudson Valley Presbytery.  She was instrumental in starting a support group at Deutsche Bank called the Global Partnership Network for Women which has grown to become the Women on Wall Street (WOWS), an organization that focuses on mentoring, informing and inspiring women in the Banking/Financial Industry.   In addition, Dorrit is active in community projects.  She currently serves on the board of Deacons for her church and helps to run the Food Pantry.  Dorrit also perform prison ministry by visiting the local prisons to converse with assigned prisoners and provide contact with society.  She volunteers her time to help in building homes for the needy in countries, such as Nicaragua and Dominican Republic, through Bridges to Community.

Nina Roberts, San Francisco, CA                         

Nina Roberts, Ph.D. began her work in the environmental field as the assistant director of a recreation community center; a position affiliated with the Boston Area YMCA.  Her responsibilities focused on the provision of recreational and environmental activities for youth whose families resided in low-income communities. This job solidified her interest in the field of outdoor recreation. She has since held a variety of positions that include work with the National Park Service, Student Conservation Association and other nongovernmental organizations. She currently holds a position with San Francisco State University as an associate professor of recreation, parks & tourism where she focuses on teaching and research in regards to youth development, outdoor recreation, leadership, and parks management.  Roberts earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education and outdoor recreation from  Bridgewater State College, a master’s degree in outdoor recreation and resource management from the University of Maryland, College Park, and, in 2003, she earned a doctorate from Colorado State in outdoor recreation and natural resources management.  Nina’s areas of expertise include outdoor programming and leadership, adventure education, youth development, recreation land management, as well as constraints and barriers to visiting parks and public lands.  She is an authority on race, culture and gender issues in parks and outdoor recreation.

Alex Romero, Washington, DC

Alex Romero is the Superintendent of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Alex assumed this position in June 2013, prior to which he was the superintendent of National Capital Parks-East, a diverse park with natural, cultural and recreational resources that includes 15 sites, all located either in the District of Columbia or in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Romero comes to the superintendent’s position as a 19-year veteran of the National Park Service, having served as deputy superintendent for the park from December 2004 to July 2010. Prior to his work at National Capital Parks-East, Romero was deputy superintendent for Prince William Forest Park from June 2003 to December 2004, where he was responsible for park operations. Prior to Prince William Forest Park, Romero worked at Gateway National Recreation Area from May 1991 to May 2003 as the park’s public health sanitarian. In 1997, he was appointed as the district manager at Breezy Point. As sanitarian, Romero was responsible for environmental health issues that directly affected visitors and employees. As the district manager, he provided oversight of visitor services, lifeguards, large fee collection, resource management, and first aid operations within six parks areas in the Breezy Point District. A native of Long Island and Queens, New York, Romero holds a BS in environmental science with a minor in secondary education from SUNY Old Westbury and successfully completed the NPS’ Executive Leadership Program.

James Siegal, Washington, DC

James Siegal is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of KaBOOM!, the national non-profit that seeks to give children the childhood they deserve by ensuring they get the balance of active play they need to become healthy and successful adults. Prior to KaBOOM!, James served as Chief of Staff for the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that supports citizen engagement to address community challenges through AmeriCorps, the Social Innovation Fund and other programs. James has broad experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors, including serving as Vice President of Nonprofit Programs and Practice at the leading non-profit coalition, Independent Sector. He also served as Registration Section Chief and Assistant Attorney General at the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau and associate at the global law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. James and his wife enjoy spending time on the playground with their three young girls.

Tom Vines, New York, NY

Tommy (Tom) Vines is Vice President of Business & Technical Leadership, Human Resources for the IBM Corporation.  He was appointed to this role in August 2010. His focus is on succession planning and leadership development across IBM, ensuring IBM has the business and technical leadership talent to fill key positions, now and in the future, resulting in a world-class leadership team.  In 2011 Fortune Magazine ranked IBM #1 Top Global Company for Leaders for the second time, following the same recognition in 2009.

Prior to this role, Tom was Vice President of Human Resources, Growth Markets based in Shanghai, China from July 2008 where he focused on IBM’s expansion and growth in Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa.  During his tenure in the Growth Markets, Tom was instrumental in the organizational and leadership appointments that established the Growth Market teams.   He established the Growth Market Human Resources management systems and launched both the Growth Market Country General Manager Forum and Diversity Council.  Tom provided leadership for many critical initiatives to support the continuing growth of IBM's business in the Growth Markets reaching more than 220,000 employees in 140 countries, accelerating the development of leaders for IBM's future in those markets.

Previously, Tom held the role of Vice President of Human Resources, IBM Asia Pacific from March 2006 to June 2008.  In this role he was responsible for leading the development and implementation of HR policies and practices that touch more than 110,000 employees in 12 countries.

Before he moved to Asia, Tom held the role of Vice President of Human Resources, Sales & Distribution, Global Industries, where he was responsible for human resources strategies for IBM’s sales and sales support workforce.  Tom has worked in other HR leadership positions in IBM where he was responsible for staffing, talent management, employee relations, compensation, diversity, benefits, total quality management, learning, management development, community relations, and site services.  From 1993 to 1999 Tom was Vice President, Human Resources, CIGNA.  Tom was responsible for directing and developing Human Resource programs for CIGNA’s Technology Division.  His leadership was instrumental in landing CIGNA as one of the best places to work for Information Technologists according to Computerworld Magazine. 

Tom took a leave of absence from the corporate world and founded the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR).  From 1999 to 2000 Tom served as the first President of NAAAHR.  NAAAHR is a non-profit organization which serves as a network, resource, and forum to promote African American representation in the human resources profession and industry.   

Tom has been featured in numerous publications such as: Fortune, Human Resources Executive, Computerworld; PC Weekly; and Information Week.  He has also presented at numerous conferences sponsored by various Human Resources and Information Technology professional organizations.  He has also served on the board of the American Red Cross, Junior Achievement, Family Services of Philadelphia, and Society for Human Resources’ College Relations Committee, and as Chairman of the Employer Advisory Board at Drexel University’s College of Business.  HR Magazine in 1999 named him one of the top 20 HR Hotshots in the United States.

Tom has an undergraduate in Business Administration from the Virginia Commonwealth University.    Tom was on the Dean’s List and the Graduate Scholars List at American University where he completed his Master’s in Human Resources. He resides in New York City.

Lisa Voss, San Jose, CA

Lisa Voss is the lead of the Innovation Leadership and Capability Development pillar of Cisco's Services Innovation Excellence Center, whose goal is to accelerate the success of Cisco Services business, customers, and partners by embedding world-leading innovation capability across the $10B Services organization. She previously managed Cisco relationships with MIT, Harvard, and USC to identify and apply cutting-edge leadership and organizational insights, designed and delivered critical elements of the Strategic Leadership Forum for Cisco's top 3,000 executives, and drove a team with Directors from HR, IT, Finance, and Web 2.0 platform group to pioneer a cross-functional program to transform internal workforce services experience. Lisa’s vast experience includes positions at MIT, Intuit, General Electric, and Honeywell International Inc. Lisa holds an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School. 

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Rolf Diamant, Woodstock, VT

Rolf Diamant recently retired from a 37-year career with the National Park Service (NPS) where he developed partnership models for national parks and conservation strategies for wild and scenic rivers and national heritage areas. He was the founding superintendent of the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. The park is home to the NPS Conservation Study Institute—a hub for new conservation thinking and practice. Rolf, trained as a landscape architect, was also superintendent of the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site where he led the successful effort to conserve and make accessible a vast archive of Olmsted plans and drawings. Rolf, along with Dr. Nora Mitchell, co-founded the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation—the NPS technical center for stewardship of historic landscapes.

In 2012 Rolf joined the faculty of the University of Vermont where he writes and lectures on a wide range of park and conservation issues. He is a contributing author to Envisioning Gateway: Designing the 21st Century National Park, (Princeton Architectural Press, 2011); Twentieth-Century New England Land Conservation: A Heritage of Civic Engagement (Harvard University Press, 2008), Reconstructing Conservation: Finding Common Ground (Island Press, 2003) and Wilderness Comes Home, Re-wilding the Northeast (University Press of New England, 2001.) Rolf is a past president of the George Wright Society and writes a regular column on national parks for the George Wright Forum. Rolf was a Loeb Fellow in Advanced Environmental Studies at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He earned his Masters of Landscape Architecture and a BS in Conservation of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley.

Joyce C. Doria, Potomac, MD

Ms. Doria is a retired Senior Vice President and Partner of Booz Allen Hamilton.  She has been an elected member of the Board of Directors and served as the Chairperson for the Worldwide Audit Committee of the Board.  Ms. Doria led the Organization Development/Change Management (ODCM) Practice for the Firm specializing in managing change, organizational restructuring and transformation, quality improvement, business process redesign, human resources, performance management, economic and business analysis, outsourcing and privatization, and multi-media training systems. This business area provided services to both government and commercial organizations. Ms. Doria led the Organization Development/Change Management business for the firm for 25 years, and she has over 30 years’ experience in leading complex consulting engagements in the commercial sector, with associations such as the American Medical Association and the American Red Cross and in nearly every federal agency to include civilian, defense, and the intelligence communities.  Recent clients pursued restructuring, business process redesign include a number of commercial clients in the energy, media, manufacturing, and retail industries as well as the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Justice, the U.S. Senate, the House of Representatives, the General Accounting Office, the Department of State, the General Services Administration, the Peace Corps, the Departments of Education, Army, Air Force, Navy, Energy, Intelligence Agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Personnel Management, the Department of Interior including National Park Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Department of Homeland Security.  Ms. Doria’s combined experience, both as an operational manager and as an external consultant, offered a pragmatic approach to the management of these client assignments. An accomplished speaker, Ms. Doria has presented at a variety of conferences and workshops in productivity, strategic planning, change management, performance management, and business process redesign.  Ms. Doria is an organization psychologist with B.A. in psychology from Brandeis University where she studied with Abraham Maslow and an M.A. in psychology from Boston University.  Ms. Doria is active in community affairs and is currently the President of the Potomac Citizens Associations of Maryland.  In addition, she has been a long standing member of The World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, The Audubon, The Sierra Club, The Humane Society and other conservation groups. Ms. Doria is a member of NPCA’s Board of Trustees.

Charles Holloway, Stanford, CA

Chuck is the holder of the Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers Professorship in Management Emeritus. Professor Holloway has become a leader in the study and teaching of entrepreneurship, supply networks, and technology management. He has recently developed two new courses in this area, Evaluating Entrepreneurial Opportunities and Strategy and Management in Supply Networks. He also teaches courses on the formation of new ventures. He is one of the directors of the Stanford Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Graduate School of Business aimed at curriculum development and research on smaller, rapidly growing companies. He was the founding co-chair of the Stanford Integrated Manufacturing Association, a cooperative effort between the Graduate School of Business and the School of Engineering, which focuses on research and curriculum development in technology and manufacturing, and helped develop a joint program to prepare doctoral students in this area.
Professor Holloway has a BS in electrical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and an MS in nuclear engineering and PhD in business administration at the University of California, Los Angeles. He joined the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1968, where he has served in a variety of positions at the GSB, including Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, from 1980-87 and 1990-91, as well as in the University, most recently as chair of the University Commission on Graduate Education. Prior to coming to Stanford, Professor Holloway served as assistant to the Technical Director at Naval Reactors, a joint organization of the Atomic Energy Commission and the Bureau of Ships, where he worked closely with Admiral H.G. Rickover on the development of nuclear powered-ships. He also worked as a senior engineer for Bechtel Corporation's Scientific Development Department.

Professor Holloway has served as a board member for more than 10 start-up companies in a range of industries. He is currently on the board of SRI International as well as several smaller companies. He is the author of Decision-Making Under Uncertainty: Models and Choices, co-editor of The Perpetual Enterprise Machine--Seven Keys to Corporate Renewal Through Successful Product and Process Development, and many articles in the field of management.

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