Encore Fellows

Doug Defrees

We Teach Science Foundation, Burlingame, California
Encore Fellow 2015

Doug DeFrees is a Ph. D. computational chemist that studied interstellar clouds as part of the NASA exobiology program and then leveraged his background in a long and successful career with IBM Research. Doug’s fellowship is with the We Teach Science Foundation where he is responsible for the development and implementation of a strategy to improve the mentor/student collaboration platform.

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Michael Seto

AACI, San Jose, California
Encore Fellow 2015

Michael Seto is a veteran of the technology and automotive industries with 40+ years of experience in the automotive and technology industries. Michael’s fellowship is with AACI, an innovator in patient centered, integrated health programs serving Santa Clara County. Michael is helping to refine AACI’s strategy and execution plans set forth in the strategic plan and is assisting AACI in brand development and market messaging.

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Mike Holubar

Midpeninsula Community Media Center, Palo Alto, California
Encore Fellow 2015

Mike Holubar is leveraging 30+ years of Services business experience at HP and other Silicon Valley technology companies in his fellowship with the Midpeninsula Community Media Center (MCMC). Midpeninsula Community Media Center uses TV and video on the internet to inform, inspire and empower others to speak and act on behalf of their communities. During his Fellowship, Mike will be marketing MCMC’s Professional Services to generate funding of additional outreach programs.

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Americo DeSantis

Single Stop USA, New York, NY
Encore Fellow 2014

Americo DeSantis is a senior business and finance executive with a proven track record of success in several top-tier financial services and Fortune 500 companies. Throughout his career, Americo has developed high-performing teams, built successful partnerships with business line heads and regulators, and implemented rigorous processes which still stand as his legacies. Americo is now the Senior Finance Fellow at Single Stop USA, an organization dedicated to helping low-income families and individuals build economic security by offering a “one-stop” program that combines benefits screening and applications with tax preparation, legal assistance, and financial counseling.

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Annette Orenstein

The Achievement Network, Boston, MA
Encore Fellow 2014

Annette Orenstein is an Encore Fellow at The Achievement Network (ANet), which partners with communities in underserved districts to improve student performance. Encouraging a culture of strong standards-based and data-driven teaching has helped ANet-affiliated schools outperform their peers. Drawing upon her extensive background in strategic planning and marketing for companies such as HBO and Showtime, Annette is developing a unified brand and communications strategy for ANet, a partner in the 100Kin10 network.

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Carol Heller

Green City Force, New York, NY
Encore Fellow 2014

Carol Heller is leveraging her experience managing sales, customer care and business development organizations in her Encore Fellowship with Green City Force. Green City Force is an AmeriCorps Program that engages young people from low income backgrounds in national service related to the environment. In her Encore Fellowship Carol is applying her business development and sales expertise to expand existing partner relationships and identifying and developing new sources of revenue for Green City Force.

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Catherine Farry

Sunnyvale Community Services, Sunnyvale, California
Encore Fellow 2014

Catherine Farry brings over 20 years of experience working at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, as an academic adviser and program administrator to her Fellowship with Sunnyvale Community Services. Sunnyvale Community Services assists low-income families and seniors facing temporary crises focusing all resources on basic needs. Catherine’s expertise in grants management, data collection and analysis is being used to support decision making, process management, and grants reporting to supply better information about the people served and their needs for basic services.

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Claire Keyles

The Osborne Association, Bronx, New York
Encore Fellow 2014

Claire Keyles brings more than 25 years of experience as a corporate attorney with JP Morgan and Pfizer Inc. and business executive skills to her Encore Fellowship for the Osborne Association. In her Encore Fellowship as the Healthcare Redesign Project Manager at Osborne, Claire will be applying her project management and legal experience helping implement numerous changes resulting from the New York State Medicaid program overhaul and the Affordable Care Act.

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Janet Shaw

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, New York, NY
Encore Fellow 2014

Janet Shaw is an experienced brand marketing manager from the medical communications and pharmaceutical industries. She is serving as a 2014 Encore Fellow with the international division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America in New York. Janet is applying her expertise to develop a strategy and implementation plan for the use of the Planned Parenthood brand in global markets.

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Jean Bourne

YWCA Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA
Encore Fellow 2014

Jean Bourne worked for over 30 years in a variety of Human Resource leadership positions at Wells Fargo and Macy’s, where she provided integrated human resource solutions to improve the organizations’ ability to achieve their strategic goals while creating a great place to work. Jean’s fellowship is with the YWCA of Silicon Valley where she is working with the CEO and her leadership team to ensure they have sustainable HR programs that align and support their mission, values and strategic direction.

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Jeanine Nadler

Literacy Inc, New York, NY
Encore Fellow 2014

Jeanine Nadler has over 20 years experience in financial services most recently as Managing Director, National Sales and Marketing at Atalanta Sosnoff. And now as an Encore Fellow at Literacy, Inc, Jeanine is helping to develop and implement a strategic process to enhance financial planning and data analysis. Literacy Inc. builds neighborhood networks that support young readers.

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Jim Kaubisch

Music for Minors, Mountain View, CA
Encore Fellow 2014

Jim Kaubisch is a recipient of Sun Microsystem ‘s Chairman ‘s Award for Innovation and brings extensive experience in developing new technologies and products to his fellowship with Music for Minors (MfM). As a Solutions Architect, he is helping MfM migrate its paper-based education delivery infrastructure to a collaborative web environment.

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