DCI Advisory Council

Stanford DCI’s Advisory Council consists of leaders from around the world who provide valuable guidance and input to the DCI leadership towards the continued improvement and sustainability of the program.

Isaac Stein

Co-Chair, Stanford DCI Advisory Council
Former Founder and President of Waverley Associates, Inc.;
Emeritus Chair, Board of Trustees, Stanford University

DCI Class of 2020

Atherton, CA

Marsha Vande Berg

Co-Chair, Stanford DCI Advisory Council
Managing Director, MJV Advisory

DCI Class of 2016

San Francisco, CA

J. Taylor Crandall

Chairman Emeritus and Founder, Oak Hill Capital Management

Menlo Park, CA

David deWilde

Founder and Former CEO, Chartwell Partners International

DCI Class of 2018

San Francisco, CA

Marc Freedman

Founder and CEO, CoGenerate (formerly Encore)

San Francisco, CA

David Gensler

Owner, Mes Filles Vineyard; Board of Directors of NextSpace; Former Co-CEO, COO, Board Director, Gensler

DCI Class of 2016

Sebastopol, CA

Lofton Holder
Lofton Holder

Managing Partner Emeritus, Pine Street Alternative Asset Management Company

DCI Class of 2020

Oakland, CA

Paul Irving

Chairman, Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging; Chairman, CoGenerate (formerly Encore)

Santa Monica, CA

Jere B. King

Former Executive, Cisco Systems; Chair-Elect, Children’s Health Council Board; Nonprofit Leader, Stanford Women on Boards

DCI Class of 2015

Palo Alto, CA

Kim Collins Parizeau

Former Chair, Middlebury College Board of Trustees

DCI Class of 2018/19

Wellesley, MA

Anju Patwardhan

Independent Board Director, FinTech VC, and Former Banking Executive

DCI Class of 2017


Laura Peterson

Executive Vice Chair and Board Director, Palladyne AI; Vice President, China Business Development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes (former)

DCI Class of 2018/19

Seattle, WA

Paula B. Pretlow

Independent Director and Board Trustee

DCI Class of 2017

San Francisco, CA

Thomas S. Schreier, Jr.

Founding Director, Inspired Leadership Initiative

Notre Dame, IN 

Jane Shaw

Principal of Harris Manchester College; Professor of the History of Religion and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford; Former Dean for Religious Life and Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford University

Oxford, UK

Arnold Silverman

Partner, Discovery Ventures, Empactful Ventures

Menlo Park, CA

Anna L. Waring

Consultant; Formerly Executive Director of The Foundation for a College Education (FCE)

DCI Class of 2018/19

East Palo Alto, CA