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


Vikram Akula
Founder and Chairperson Emeritus, Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd.
Hyderabad, India

Susan Alexander
Former Chief Human Resources Officer, Sotheby’s
Partner: Kurt Alexander
Greenwich, Connecticut

Marcelo Barbará
Founding Partner, Lanx Capital and Cambuhy Investimentos
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Brandee Barker
Activist, Advisor, Investor, Board Member, Founder and Former Tech Exec
Menlo Park, California

Teresa Briggs
Member, Board Of Directors at ServiceNow, former Deloitte West Region Managing Partner
Hillsborough, California

Kathy Burke
Deputy Director of Stanford’s Center for Innovation in Global Health
Partner: T. Robert Burke
Woodside, California

M. Suzanne (Susan) Calandra
Former Senior Associate Vice President for Finance
Stanford University
Foster City, California

Nancy Carlson
Former Vice President, Aviation & Marine Global Business Unit, ExxonMobil
Alexandria, Virginia

Susie Case
Adjunct Professor, English and Communications Department
Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, New York

Siew Kai Choy
Former Managing Director, GIC Private Limited

Nancy Deyo
Board Advisor, Social Innovation Advocate, Former Technology CEO
Partner: Chris Deyo
San Francisco, California

Mary Laurence (Mimi) Dunne, MD
Former Director, Supportive Care Medicine, Health Quest Medical System
Partner: John G. (Jack) Keene, MD
Rhinebeck, New York

David I. Epstein
Entrepreneur, Advisor, Investor, Speaker
Partner: Sarah Epstein
Palo Alto, California

Victoria Gonzalez
Impact Investment Entrepreneur
Partner: Steve Welker
St. Louis, Missouri

Amit Gupta
Private Investor, Former Banker
Partner: Gauri Gupta

Jason Hoffs
Film/Television Producer
Partner: Jessica Tuchinsky
Laguna Beach, California

Tarun Jotwani
Founding Partner at Naviter Capital/ Chairman Dasra, U.K.
Partner: Anne-Lindsay Makepeace
London, United Kingdom

Lan Kang
Former Executive Board Director & SVP, Global Partner, Fosun International
Shanghai, China

Perry Karsen
Former Chief Executive Officer, Celgene Cellular Therapeutics and Executive Vice President, Celgene Corporation
Partner: Melanie A. Karsen
Occidental, California

Zahavah Levine
Pioneer in Digital Media and Digital Music Law and Business
Partner: Jeff Meyer
San Francisco, California

Janet McKinley
Philanthropist and Member of Multiple Non-Profit Boards
San Francisco, California

Anna Olliff-Cooper
Therapist, former Family Physician
Winchester, United Kingdom

Bernd Ondruch
Managing Partner and CIO
Partner: Viktoria Niederhofer
London, United Kingdom

Andy Phillipps
Entrepreneur and Early Stage Investor
London, United Kingdom

Richard Royse
Former Senior Vice President, Smith Barney
Partner: Rocky Blumhagen
San Francisco, California

Carol Schrader
Angel Investor/Advisor
Partner: Eric Schrader
San Francisco, California

Juliette Feeney-Timsit
Independent Philanthropy Consultant and Advisor
Lakeville, Connecticut

Mireya Vargas
Director and Founder, Centre for Well-being and Sustainability (USA and Latin America)
Centro Lyra (Venezuela)
Miami, Florida