Program Advisory Board and Chair Members

Thank you to our chairs and advisory board members for your continued service and dedication our UCSC Extension Silicon Valley programs!

AI Application Development

AI Application Development

Jason Samaha

Asst Prof, Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience


Mike Schmidt

Director of Software Engineering, AMD


Paul Baldassari

Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations, Flex


Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Hien C Luu

Senior Engineering Manager, DoorDash


Jason Samaha

Asst Prof, Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience


Mike Schmidt

Director of Software Engineering, AMD


Paul Baldassari

Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations, Flex


Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics

Janani Rangarajan

Statistical Data Analyst, Gilead Sciences | Program Chair


Paul A Saunders

Biotechnology Consultant


David Bernick

Assistant Adjunct Professor​, Project Scientist/Lecturer


Gregory Frank

Biosciences Instructor, UCSC Extension Consultant


Robert Knight

Founding CEO MyClassText.org Statistics Instructor, UCSC Extension


Biotechnology

Biotechnology

Edward James Rozhon

Program Chair | Retired Sr. Manager, Clinical Operations, Genentech


Thomas R Pamukcu

CEO, Health Wallet


Abizar Lakdawalla

Director, Proxeom​


Ahmed Hamdy

Head, Early Stage Clinical Development


Alyson Falwell

Clinical Research Operations Manager


Michael Huston

Huston Associates, LLC


Business Administration

Business Administration

Dianne V Conry

Consultant, Kranz & Associates | Program Chair


Judy A Lacroix

Talent Management & Development | Leadership & Organization Development


Richard B Rondeau

Agile Coach/Program Manager Safeway


Stephanie Evans-Wemusa

Director, DEI & Belonging, Mindbody | Advisor, UCSC Ext. HR Management


Benjamin Wang

Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer NeVap, Inc


Larry O'Connell

Former Instructor, Business Administration Program


Phil Brotherton

Principal, Phil Brotherton Consulting


Wenlei Shan

Former Instructor, Business Administration Program


Clinical Trials Design and Management

Clinical Trials Design and Mana…

Edward James Rozhon

Program Chair | Retired Sr. Manager, Clinical Operations, Genentech


Narinder Singh

Pharmacy Director, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center


Thomas R Pamukcu

CEO, Health Wallet


Ahmed Hamdy

Head, Early Stage Clinical Development


Alyson Falwell

Clinical Research Operations Manager


Michael Huston

Huston Associates, LLC


Computer Programming

Computer Programming

Ajay K Mittal

Senior Software Engineer, SCIF


Bineet Sharma

Director/Assoc. Professor, Univ. of Silicon Valley|Chair/Instructor UCSC SV


Data Science and Data Analytics

Data Science and Data Analytics

Parthasarathy M Padmanabhan

Data Engineering Lead, New Relic | Program Chair


Armen Pischdotchian

Academic Mentor, IBM Watson Solutions


Ashish Gupta

Senior Staff Engineer, LinkedIn


Ching-Fong (CF) Su

Director of Engineering, Machine Learning, Quora


Lise Getoor

Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz


Piyush Bhargava

Senior Director in Data & Analytics Organization, Cisco


Rama Oruganti

Principal Engineer in the Data & Analytics organization, Cisco


Early Childhood Education: Supervision and Administration

Early Childhood Education: Supe…

Robyn F Stone

Leader in STEM Education


Alicia Arizmendi

TUPE Coordinator & Student Support Specialist, Morgan Hill Unified School


Angel Chang

Bilingual Educator and Researcher, Stanford University


Nell Redaniel

President and State Director, Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CAAEYC


Educational Therapy

Educational Therapy

Bibinaz Pirayesh

Educational Therapist & Founder, www.OneOfOneKids.org


Diana Black Kennedy

Educational Therapist, Speaker, Author


Sharmila Roy

Special Consultant, Schwab Learning Center | Program Chair


Ashley Shapiro

Founder of Edcahoots


Erin Powers

Educational Therapist


Embedded Systems

Embedded Systems

Mandar M Munishwar

Formal Verification Engineer, Google


Sam D Huynh

Principal Member of Technical Staff, AMD