Nominations Panelists

Our nominations and selection process was developed to provide the widest possible lens as we determine which companies will be highlighted as examples of excellence in providing economic opportunities in the Bay Area. JobTrain is honored to have such a distinguished and thoughtful group of panelists.

Our nominations and selection panels are separate, in an effort to ensure that our process is as independent as possible and that both nominees and finalists are chosen on the merits of the opportunities they offer to expand economic opportunity in the Bay Area.

Our distinguished nominations panel represent an amazing breadth of experience and understanding of both the local business environment and the talent and potential of when those with barriers to employment find opportunity. The panel will be reviewing the nominations to choose the 18 finalists.

Susan Ford Dorsey
President, Sand Hill FoundationAs President of Sand Hill Foundation, Susan Ford Dorsey directs philanthropy for the organization. A leader in philanthropic activities and community service, she is dedicated to preserving our natural environment and improving the lives of local families. Susan serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including Environmental Defense Fund and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. She also sits on various advisory committees at Stanford University, including the Freeman Spogli Institute, the Haas Center for Public Service and Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.
Teri Eyre
Retired Executive, Hewlett-Packard CompanyTeri Eyre is a Human Resources Executive with more than 25 years experience leading global HR organizations.  Teri served on the HP Executive HR Council for more than a decade, helping define and shape HP’s people strategies and practices during a period of significant growth  and transformation.  Teri also serves on the Executive Compensation Committee for El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA and is an executive mentor with the Santa Clara University Global Social Benefit Institute.  She has been an active JobTrain supporter, volunteer, and Board Member since 2011.
  Jamillah Moore
President, Cañada CollegeDr. Moore currently serves as the President of Cañada College, an award-winning institution located in the heart of the Silicon Valley.  Prior to her position at Cañada College, she was Vice-Chancellor for Educational Services and Planning of the San Mateo County Community College District, Chancellor of the Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD), President of Los Angeles City College, Senior Vice Chancellor for Governmental and External Relations for the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, and Interim Superintendent/President of Compton Community College
  Deborah Mukamal
Executive Director, Stanford Criminal Justice Center at Stanford Law SchoolDebbie Mukamal is the Executive Director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center at Stanford Law School. Her portfolio of work includes overseeing Project ReMADE, an entrepreneurship boot camp for formerly incarcerated people, and Renewing Communities, a statewide initiative to expand college opportunities for currently and formerly incarcerated students in California (in partnership with Rebecca Silbert at The Opportunity Institute). Along with Stanford Law School Professor David Sklansky, she has conducted research on the demographics of prosecutors’ offices and protocols for investigating police officer shootings. From 2005 to 2010, she served as the founding Director of the Prisoner Reentry Institute at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
  Russell Pyne
Managing Partner, Atrium CapitalRussell B. Pyne is the Managing Partner of Atrium Capital, an early-stage venture firm that manages strategic corporate venture programs on an outsourced basis. Prior to founding Atrium, Mr. Pyne was a General Partner of the Sprout Group and a corporate attorney with Davis Polk & Wardwell.  Mr. Pyne is a Strategic Advisory Committee member of JobTrain and an Advisory Council member of the Hamilton Fish Library in New York. He was previously a member of the Executive Committee of the Stanford Law School Board of Visitors.
 sayuri-sharper Sayuri Sharper
Retired High-Tech Executive and Business LitigatorSayuri Sharper is passionate about promoting a better world and lending her expertise to nurture social entrepreneurs to provide scalable solutions to global problems. She is currently a Senior Partner at Acumen, a global non-profit that invests in social enterprises to tackle poverty, and a Partner at Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund, a vibrant giving network based in Silicon Valley. Prior to her retirement, Sayuri was Of Counsel at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, a global litigation firm where she practiced complex, high-stakes intellectual property law. Before practicing law, Sayuri was the founder and CEO of Telesend Inc., a telecom equipment company that was subsequently acquired by Cisco Systems.
  Kris Stadelman
Executive Director, NOVA Workforce Investment Board Silicon ValleyMs. Stadelman has been a leader in Workforce Development for three decades in four states.  She is currently the Executive Director of the NOVA Workforce Investment Board in the Silicon Valley, California; previous CEO of the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, Washington; has held leadership positions in statewide programs in Colorado for the Governor’s Office as well as the State AFL-CIO; and directed employment and training programs for Community Action in Appalachian Ohio.