As a community of leaders committed to making the world better, the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute abhors the racism, especially toward Blacks, that has been a tragic fabric of the US from its inception. The continued tragedies and abuses to Black Americans must end now. As a community committed to social justice, we will do all we can to lead positive change individually and as a DCI Community.

Phil Pizzo, MD, Founding Director


Colin Barrow
Investment Manager, and former Leader of Westminster Council (Executive Mayor)
Partner: Ana Barrow
St Prex, Switzerland

Katie Connor
Executive Director, Career Development, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, Colorado

Tammy Crown
Former Vice President of Strategy, Charles Schwab and Company
Portola Valley, California

Cynthia Cwik
Former Partner at Jones Day, Former Chair, American Bar Association Section of Science and Technology Law
San Diego, California

Gregory T. Davidson
Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Menlo Park, California

Deborah Dean
Vice President, General Counsel Americas, Dassault Systemes
Boston, Massachusetts

Melissa Dyrdahl
Former Chief Marketing Officer, Adobe Systems,
and former CEO, Ella Health
Los Altos Hills, California

Le Roy “Terry” Eakin
Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, EYA, LLC; and Founding Chair of DC Prep Public Charter Schools
Partner: Lindsay McKelvie Eakin
Bethesda, Maryland

Nancy Feingold
Creative Brand Architect
Los Angeles, California

Sameer Govil
Former Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Initiatives, VISA Inc.
Atherton, California

Yasmin Halima
Global Health, Gender Activist and President of the Yasmin Leadership Academy
Washington, DC

Pamela Hamamoto
Former US Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva
Tiburon, California

Pradeep Jaisingh
*Fall 2018
Founder and Chairman, Healthstart. Founder-Director, International Oncology and Managing Trustee, Outcancer Foundation

William “Bill” King
Back 40 Group, Investor and Entrepreneur, former Managing Director, JP Morgan and Citadel Asset Management
Partner: Lesley King
Old Greenwich, Connecticut

Wanda Kownacki
Former Healthcare Executive; Community Leader and Facilitator
Los Gatos, California

Jodee Kozlak
Founder and CEO, Kozlak Capital Partners LLC
Partner: Nick Kozlak
Founder, Kozlak Capital Partners LLC
Palo Alto, California and Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jill Lafer
Former Board Chair of Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Partner: Barry Lafer
New York City, New York

Jackie Magno
Managing Director, Golden Seeds Silicon Valley
Portola Valley, California

Karin Meyer
Independent Consultant and Advisor
Palo Alto, California

Fábio Mourão
Head of Investment Banking and Member of the Executive Board, Credit Suisse Brazil
São Paulo, Brazil

Ernie Parizeau
Adjunct Professor, Middlebury College,
Former Venture Capitalist
Partner: Kim Collins Parizeau
Wellesley, Massachusetts

Laura Peterson
Former Vice President, China Business Development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
The Boeing Company
Seattle, Washington

Maria Popo
CEO, Entrepreneur and Media Technologist
Lone Tree, Colorado

Herb Riband
International Healthcare Policy Advisor
Partner: Jeanine Thomas Riband
Lausanne, Switzerland

Jim Rymarcsuk
Former Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, Honeywell Aerospace
Scottsdale, Arizona

Anna L. Waring, PhD
Educator, Executive Director (retired), Foundation for a College Education
East Palo Alto, California

Randi Zeller
Partner Emeritus and former General Counsel, A.T. Kearney
New York City, New York