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


Ravi Agarwal
Faculty Nanyang Business School, Singapore, former C-Level global executive, Intel and Microsoft
Partner: Sunanda Agarwal

Maite Arango
Vice-President, Board of Directors, Grupo Vips; Chairman of the Board, Ashoka
Madrid, Spain

Katherine August-deWilde
Vice Chair, First Republic Bank
Partner: David M deWilde
San Francisco, CA

Leslie Blodgett
Beauty industry pioneer and former owner, Bare Escentuals
Tiburon, CA

Ciara A. Burnham
Partner, QED Investors
New York City, NY

Mark Clapper, MD
Advisor, Wellness Pillar, Stanford DCI
Leader, dciX Speaker Series, Stanford DCI
San Diego, CA

Michael C. Dorsey
Dorsey Capital Partners, Investor and Advisor
Partner: Susan Ford Dorsey
Woodside, CA

Aishetu Dozie
Former General Manager and Division Head, Investment Banking West Africa, Rand Merchant Bank Nigeria Limited
Lagos, Nigeria

Joe Dworetzky
Attorney, Writer and Artist
San Francisco, CA

Frances Edmonds
Writer, broadcaster, cross-cultural communications specialist
London, England

Jeannine English
Former President, AARP
Sacramento, CA

Charles Froland
Senior Adviser, Performance Equity Management
Partner: Melissa Froland
Friday Harbor, WA

Paul M Gilbert
CEO and Co-Founder, MedAvante, Inc
Partner: Amy Ellis
Princeton, NJ

Jay Harris
President of the Board, Public Intelligence Inc., Publisher, The Hightower Lowdown
San Francisco, CA

Anne M. Holloway
Corporate Director, American States Water Company
Atherton, CA

Glenn Langdon
Partner: Laurie Volny Langdon
Metrairie, LA

Lev Leytes
Chairman, Generation Capital, LLC
Partner: Galina Leytes
Palo Alto, CA

Craig McNamara
Founder, Center for Land-Based Learning
Partner: Julie McNamara
Winters, CA

Dianne M. Millner
Special Advisor to Executive Director of Minority Television Project, Inc., Head of Real Estate and Economic Development for the Oakland City Attorney’s Office
Oakland, CA

Goran Puljic
Senior Advisor, Strategic Value Partners; former Partner, Oak Hill Advisors, L.P.
Partner: Melinda Tweeddale Puljic
Darien, CT

Liz Snowden
Lecturer, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado and Co-Founder, former Senior Vice President, Access Health
Partner: Joe Tallman
Boulder, CO

Ann Bennett Spence
Managing Director (retired), Cambridge Associates LLC
Partner: Richard Bowers
Exeter, NH

James White
Executive Chairman, Bradshaw International and former Chairman, President and CEO, Jamba Juice
Pleasanton, CA

Howard Wollner
Senior Vice President (retired), Starbucks Coffee Company
Partner: Barbara Van Wollner
Healdsburg, CA

Nora Wu
Former Vice Chairwoman and Global Human Capital Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers International Ltd.
Shanghai, China

Rodrigo Xavier
Former CEO and Chairman, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Brazil
Partner: Patricia Costa Viere da Cunha
São Paulo, Brazil