DON GIBSON is a Bay Area entrepreneur and politician. He has served several terms on the school board in San Mateo County and has developed several business alliances to solve social problems. He is the originator of a system of solution-based political strategies.
DANA HARRISON began her career in the financial services industry. She has served as the Vice President for Bank of America’s U.S. Wholesale Services, and Vice President of Corporate Customer Services for World Banking Group. She has been the CFO and de facto CEO of Theatre Bay Area, the country’s largest regional theater service organization. She has established her own theater company, built artists’ live/work spaces in Oakland, and applied her skills to numerous philanthropic and artistic ventures.
DR. KAREN SUE ROLPH received both her Master’s and PhD from Stanford University, and she is currently doing post doc work in education. She is a professional anthropologist who has taught at several bay area universities. Prior to her academic career, she was a San Francisco fashion designer and clothing manufacturer, chosen twice by the State Department to represent the United States in international trade expositions.
CATHERINE VAN HOESEN has been a violinist with the San Francisco Symphony for the last 30 years. She is an internationally celebrated teacher of musical professionals, who has been highlighted in the world music press for her exceptional teaching abilities. She is also an instructor at the city’s Conservatory of Music.
JOHN LAW is an internationally recognized artist, writer, and cultural innovator. He was a founding member of Burning Man and the force behind SF cultural movements like the SF Cacophony Society.