Kathryn GorgesPresident Fall 2012 – present

Kathryn Gorges, MA 1990

Kathryn brings over 17 years of experience in high tech marketing and sales to her consulting business, Essential 3 Consulting, with medium and small businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area  She helps businesses develop sustainable revenue development strategies and put the frameworks, tools, and training in place to maintain consistent growth.

Kathryn has spoken at conferences, workshops, meetings, and corporations on topics ranging from the future of marketing and social media to the application of high availability systems in the financial industry.  She is currently the instructor for Marketing Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners at UC Berkeley Extension in San Francisco, CA.  She has held marketing and sales leadership positions at IBM, Amdahl, Stratus, and Tandem and has served in executive roles on non-profit boards and community organizations.  She has a Masters in Philosophy from Stanford University, a BS in Mathematics from William and Mary, and an MBA from Santa Clara University.


Michael FourkasTreasurer Fall 2012 – present

Michael Fourkas

Professional with experience designing, developing and manufacturing Medical Devices.

Emphasis on early stage company planning and execution leading to key organizational milestones: preclinical use, clinical use, regulatory submissions, supporting fund raising rounds, commercialization, and post acquisition technology transfer.

As a member of multiple teams that have scaled, experienced and comfortable with any organizational activity from strategic level through tactical execution.

Experienced with a variety of organizational and program structures including vertical teams and virtual teams.


Linda AdlerFounder of the Group

Linda Adler

Pathfinders Medical

I’m Linda Adler, founder and CEO of Pathfinders Medical. I’ve spent my professional life working to make the patient experience both personal and manageable. I’ve been fortunate to work in many facets of the medical field including primary care, academic and policy settings. I have a Master’s Degree in Health Communication from Stanford University and a Master’s Degree in Health Education from San Jose State University. I’ve worked for many years in the areas of computerized decision support, health education and decision-making. My extensive work at UCSF, Stanford and Kaiser Permanente make me uniquely qualified to help others navigate the medical system in order to obtain the best care possible.



Neal WilliamsNeal Williams

Carr & Ferrell, LLP

Corporate & Securities Practice Group

Neal Williams has been practicing for over 20 years at leading Silicon Valley law firms and is currently  a partner in the Corporate Practice Group of Carr & Ferrell LLP.

Neal specializes in corporate law, providing advice on the development, licensing and protection of intellectual property, as well as general corporate matters. Neal also serves as a general corporate counsel to start-up and mid-level private companies.

Neal is a proud alumni member of Stanford University, receiving his M.S.E.E degree here in 1970.


Ruth BrownRuth Brown

Small Brown Landscape Architects







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Julius ParasJulius Paras

Gumption Studios

Over the past two decades, I’ve been recognized as an award-winning student organizer, technology project manager, social entrepreneur, tennis league competitor, university alumnus, and executive director.

Today, I collaborate with skillful, creative, and mission-driven senior leaders from multiple industries, academic & cultural backgrounds, and life experiences to envision, design, and lead bold, innovative projects which actualize & extend the core capabilities of individuals, enterprises, or communities for positive social impact — via my consultancy, Gumption Studios.