Yvette joined the Pediatric Gastroenterology division at UCSF initially as a fellow in 2009 and later as faculty in 2015. She practices clinical medicine with an interest in children with food allergies, functional abdominal pain and disorders of growth and development. Additionally, she has experience with community-based medical and public health efforts to enhance maternal and child development and is the site principal investigator for several multi-site clinical trials investigating novel treatments for irritable bowel syndrome, constipation and allergic esophagitis. Yvette holds a BS from Brown University, an MD/MPH from University of Connecticut and Masters in Advanced Science (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) from UCSF.
Mariana’s deep academic background informs her passion for combining entrepreneurial vision with social justice. After spending her early career in academia, she pivoted to founding a business grounded in community and women’s health. Since moving to San Francisco, she has focused on personal writing, consulting and editorial projects, and part-time work at a local non-profit. Mariana holds a BA from Princeton University and a PhD in Comparative Literature from Columbia University.
Tracey’s expertise is in developing solutions to involve and educate learners. As a lead consultant at Imparta Ltd. (London) she created simulation-based training to achieve effective, lasting behavioral change for major clients such as WPP and HP. These modules are currently taught to 3,500 people across 134 countries. Tracey has provided pro-bono consulting services to non-profit organizations and volunteered extensively. Tracey holds a BA from Emory University and an MBA from London Business School.
Vinny is a community organizer and mental health advocate. Most recently he was a founding member of SF New Deal, a rapid relief effort formed in response to COVID-19.
Stacie spent more than 13 years at GSK, leading major strategic R&D change initiatives, evaluations of emerging new technology, and organizational design projects. She has closed deals to form and lead partnerships to accelerate early drug discovery using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. In addition to leading technical teams in drug discovery, she has also led groups in R&D business development, alliance and customer relationship management, strategy, operations, and project management.
Saul is a professor of neuroscience at UCSF and technology entrepreneur, with a background in physics, computer science, engineering, and neurobiology. He runs the Foundations of Cognition Lab within the UCSF Weill Institute of Neurosciences. He is also a co-founder of Herophilus, Inc., a neurotherapeutics discovery company.
Dan was formerly CEO & COO of e-commerce company PUBLIC Bikes. Following his interests in youth development & education, sustainable transportation, affordable housing, & the environment, Dan has served as a volunteer Board member for many nonprofits, including Chinatown Community Development Center, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association, Northern California Regional Land Trust, Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project, Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Valley.