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Mark Bracker top
  Mark Bracker
Education: B.S. Biology, San Diego State University
M.D., University of Miami
Professional Career: Clinical Professor, UCSD Department of Family & Preventive Medicine
Associate Clinical Professor, UCSD Department of Family & Preventive Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSD Department of Community & Family Medicine
Medical Officer, U.S. Olympic Committee Physician
Physician, World Cup Ski Series
Medical Director, Dillon Health and Training Center
Physician, Snake River Health Services
Physician, San Carlos Medical Group
Community Service: Trustee, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Diplomat, American Board of Family Practice
Clinical Associate, University of San Diego
Member, California Medical Association
Member, AMSSM
Member, Surfers Medical Association
Member, Wilderness Medical Society
Awards and Honors: AMA Physicians Recognition Award
Certificate of Appreciation, UCSD Division of Graduate Nursing Education
AAFP Active Teacher in Family Medicine
AAFP Long Term Academy Membership
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  Carol Littlejohn Chang
Education: B.A, (Psychology) Azusa Pacific College
M.P.H., (Economics and Planning) UC, Berkeley
Professional Career: Dean Emeritus, UCSF School of Dentistry
Consultant to Academic Institutions and Health Care Facilities (retired)
Community Service: Trustee, Fleet Science Center
Trustee, UCSD Foundation
President, Friends of UCSD Healthcare and Health Sciences Advisory Council
President, San Diego Women’s Foundation Board of Directors
Chair, Board of Directors, Moores Cancer Center, UCSD
Chair, Charity Ball, Children’s Hospital
Chair, RITZ, San Diego Zoological Society
Awards and Honors: Woman of Dedication, Salvation Army
2009 People to Watch in San Diego
Diana Day top
  Diana Day

B.A. Economics, Washington State University
J.D., University of Virginia

Professional Career: Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management & Compliance, San Diego Gas & Electric Company and Southern California Gas Company
Assistant General Counsel, San Diego Gas & Electric Company
General Counsel, Sempra Energy Global Enterprises
Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Sempra Energy
Corporate Associate, Latham & Watkins
Community Service: Secretary, Sempra Energy Foundation
Chair, St. Charles Borremeo Academy Advisory Board
Trustee, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Prior Board service:  San Diego-Imperial County Girl Scouts, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, American Corporate Counsel Assn.
Awards and Honors: Tribute To Women in Industry (TWIN) Award from San Diego County YMCA
SD Metropolitan magazine "40 under Forty" recognition 
Athena of San Diego, Pinnacle Award nominee, 2011
Sempra Energy Chairman's Award (2006. 2008)
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  Pam Fair
Education: B.S. (Chemical Engineering), University of California at Davis
Professional Career: Retired
Vice President of Environmental, Safety and Facilities, SDG&E and SoCalGas
Vice President of Customer Operations, SDG&E and SoCalGas
Vice President of Customer Services, SDG&E
Vice President of Residential Services, SoCalGas
Various positions in sales, marketing, regulatory affairs and human resources, SoCalGas
Community Service: Chair, U.C. Davis Foundation Board of Trustees
Member, Advisory Board of the Pacific South Coast Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society
Awards and Honors:

Twenty Women Who Impact San Diego, 2013
UC Davis Jerry W. Fielder Memorial Award for Distinguished Service to the University, 2013
Women Who Mean Business Award, 2012
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Breath of Life Award, 2012
UC Davis College fo Engineering Distinguished Service Medal, 2012
Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal from the U.C. Davis College of Engineering, 2008
Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN)
Award from the San Diego County YWCA, 2003

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  Matt Grob
Education: B.S., (Electrical Engineering) Bradley University
M.S., (Electrical Engineering) Stanford University
Professional Career: Communications System Engineer / Division Manager
Senior Vice President, Engineering, Qualcomm Corporate Research and Development
Holds over 40 patents on systems and technologies
Community Service: Trustee, Fleet Science Center
Volunteer, FIRST Robotics
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  Karen Hutchens
Education: B.S. Psychology, San Diego State University
MBA – National University
Professional Career: President, Hutchens PR
Entrepeneur & Business Executive
Community Service: Trustee, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Member of the Board of United Way San Diego
Member of the Board of CleanTEch San Diego
Member of the President’s Council, Point Loma Nazarene University
Member of the Board San Diego Economic Development Corporation
Member of the Board Mexico Business Center
Member of the Board Girl Scouts of San Diego & Imperial County
Member of the Board San Diego World Trade Center
Member of the Board San Diego Downtown YMCA
Member of the Board San Diego County Boys & Girls Club
Member of the Board of Directors San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
Awards and Honors: National Association of Women Business Owners (NABOW) 2010 Woman of the Year
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  Michael Kalichman
Education: B.A., Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences, UC San Diego
M.Ap.Sc., Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto
Ph.D., Pharmacology, University of Toronto
Professional Career: Director, San Diego Research Ethics Consortium
Director, Center for Ethics in Science and Technology
Adjunct Professor, Pathology, UC San Diego Postdoctoral Associate, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego
Director, Research Ethics Program, UC San Diego
Associate Adjunct Professor, Pathology, UC San Diego
Assistant Professor in Residence, Anesthesiology, UC San Diego
Research Pharmacologist, VA Medical Center, San Diego
NIH Trainee, Pathology, UC San Diego
Postgraduate Researcher, Anesthesiology, UC San Diego
Postdoctoral Scholar, Neurosciences, UC San Diego
Community Service: Member, Professional Advisory Board, Epilepsy Society of San Diego County
President, Responsible Conduct of Research Education Consortium
Co-Founder, National Advisory Panel on Research Integrity
Awards and Honors: Outstanding Teacher Award, Neurosciences Graduate Program, UC San Diego
UC San Diego Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Award in Community Service
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  Gita Murthy
Education: B.A. Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego
Ph.D., Biomechanics, University of California, Berkeley
Professional Career: CEO, RORE, Inc., San Diego, CA
Consultant, Architectural and Engineering Firm, SOTA, Inc., San Diego, CA,
Research Fellow, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Anesthesiology, UC San Diego
Community Service: Member, Various Sub-Committees, Association of General Contractors
Board of Directors Member, Society for American Military Engineers, San Diego Post
Chair, National Small Business Council, Society for American Military Engineers
Member, Greater San Diego Business Development Council
Member, EW Scripps Associates, Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Awards and Honors: 2009, US Small Business Person of the Year, US Small Business Administration
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  Paul Nierman
Education: B.A. (Physics), Knox College
M.B.A. Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
Professional Career: Manager, Information Systems (retired)
Team Leader for CIS, Mercy Hospital/Scripps Health
Assistant Vice President, San Diego Trust and Savings Bank
Community Service: Trustee, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (Past President)
Advisory Board, University of San Diego Non-Profit Leadership and Management Program
President, Eli and Pauline Nierman Family Foundation
Past Treasurer and Board, Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego
Michael Norman top
  Michael Norman
Education: BB.S. in Astronomy, California Institute of Technology
M.S. in Engineering & Applied Science, U. California, Davis
Ph.D. in Engineering & Applied Science, U. California, Davis
Professional Career: Director, San Diego Supercomputer Center
Interim Director, San Diego Supercomputer Center
Chief Scientific Officer, San Diego Supercomputer Center
Distinguished Professor, UC San Diego
Professor of Physics, UC San Diego
Professor of Astronomy, U. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Associate Professor of Astronomy, U. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Senior Research Scientist, NCSA, U. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Associate Director, NCSA, U. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Research Scientist, NCSA, U. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Staff Member, X-Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Wissen. Mitartbeiter, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astrophysik, Garching, FRG
Student Employee, B-Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Community Service: Co-chair, UCSD Research Cyberinfrastructure Oversight Committee
Member, ACM Gordon Bell Prize Committee
Member, DOE ASCAC Subcommittee on Exascale Computing
Member, HPCWorld Working Group
Member, NRC Astro2010 Decadal Survey panel on Simulation and Data
Member, DOE Fusion Simulation Program Advisory Committee
Member, NSF MPS Advisory Committee
Member, NST Astronomy Division Portfolio Review Committee
Member, LLNL HPC Cross-Cut Review Committee
Member, Council on Competitiveness HPC Advisory Committee
Member, Ontario HPC Strategic Advisory Committee
Trustee, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Awards and Honors: B.S. with Honors, California Institute of Technology
Phi Kappa Phi, University of California, Davis
Supercomputing '95 High Performance Computing Challenge Winner
Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize
IEEE Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award
Supercomputing `99 High Performance Games Winner
Supercomputing `01 Gordon Bell Prize Finalist
Fellow, American Physical Society
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Gary Phillips top
  Gary Phillips
Education: A.B. (Mathematics) San Diego State University
M.S. (Engineering Physics) University of California, San Diego
Professional Career: Investment Manager, Conlegium Veterum Investment Partnership
Vice President for Program Development, SAIC
Project Manager Defense Technology, SAIC
Senior Engineer, Science, and Software (S-Cubed)
Community Service: Trustee, Fleet Science Center
Vice President, Green Valley Estates Home Owners Association
Member, Lyncean Group
Board President, San Diego Chamber Orchestra Board
Member Tech Coast Angels, angel investing and mentoring group
Awards and Honors: SAIC Defense Technology Group Excellence Award
SAIC Corporate Achievement Award for Excellence in Science and Technology
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  Peter Preuss Jr.

M.B.A Rady School of Management, University of California San Diego
B.A. (Psychology) University of Southern California

Professional Career:

Director of Business Development, Brain Corporation
Robotics Guri, Analytics Ventures
Co-Founder and CBO, Defensory
Engineer, Qualcomm
Lab Manager, Interactive Media Division, School of Cinematic Arts, USC
Deployment Engineer, Ascent Media

Community Service:

Co-Chair 2015 Preuss School Gala
Co-Chair 2013/14 UCSD Entrepreneur Challenge
Connect Springboard Fellow, Connect

Nancy Robertson top
  Nancy Robertson
Education: B.A. (Mathematics), Washington State University
Professional Career: Software Engineer, Technology Unlimited Group, San Diego (retired)
Sofware Engineer, Defense Contractor, San Diego
Officer, US Navy
Engineer, Boeing, Seattle
Community Service: Trustee, Fleet Science Center
Chair of the President’s Associates Planning Committee, San Diego Zoo
Chair, Celebration for the Critters, San Diego Zoo
Member SDMA, SDNHM, SIO, MOCA and the Old Glove
Brian Sagi top
  Brian Sagi
Education: B.S. Electrical Engineering, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
B.A. Computer Science, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
M.B.A. University of San Diego School of Business
M.S.E. Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of California San Diego
Professional Career: President and CEO, Cerian Technology Ventures, LLC
Vice President, ideaEDGE Ventures
Technology entrepreneur; founder of several technology companies
Community Service: Trustee, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Board, American Technician Society, San Diego Chapter
Board of Advisors, University of San Diego School of Business
Awards and Honors: The World's Leading Intellectual Property Strategists, Intellectual Assets Management Magazine, 2009
Greg Stevens top
  Greg Stevens
Education: B.S. Biomedical Sciences, Western Michigan University
M.S. Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University
Ph.D. Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Arizona
Professional Career: Pfizer Global Research & Development, Executive Director, Drug Safety R&D Site Lead
Pfizer Global Research & Development, Director, Drug Safety Evaluation
Pfizer Global Research & Development, Assistant Director, Drug Safety Evaluation
Agouron Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Senior Scientist, Manager of Investigative Toxicology
Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, Post-Doctoral Associate
Community Service: Adjunct Professor, San Diego State University, Environmental Health & Sciences Dept.
Society of Toxicology, Co-founder and past councelor for Discovery Toxicology Specialty Section
Society of Toxicology, Member of Mechanisms and Regulatory Specialty Section
SoCal Chapter of the Society of Toxicology (SCCSOT), Counselor, Past Newsletter Editor, and Past President
American College of Toxicology
Consulting Editor, Cell Biology and Toxicology
Ad Hoc Editor, Toxicological Sciences, Toxicology & Applied Pharmacology
Volunteer for the Scripps Ranch Youth Softball and Soccer Association
Frederick Walker top
  Frederick Walker
Education: B.S. (Bachelor of Science), Loyola University, Chicago
M.D. , Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago
Professional Career: Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Kaiser Hospital
Chief of Transfusion Medicine and Blood Donor Center, Kaiser Hospital
Director Hospital Cancer Program, Kaiser Hospital
Staff Pathologist, Kaiser Permanente
Associate Clinical Instructor at the UCSD, Pathology Department
Community Service: Trustee, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Board of Directors, San Diego Blood Bank
Board of Directors, The Bishop’s School
Boule' Fraternity
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  Charles Wheatley, III
Education: B.S., (Physics) California Institute of Technology
M.S., (Electrical Engineering) USC
Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering) UCLA
Professional Career: Electronics Systems Engineer
Senior Vice President, Technology, Qualcomm
Electronic Systems Engineer, Linkabit
System Engineer (satellite and communication systems) Rockwell International
International Consultant on cellular/personal communications
Holds over 75 patents on devices and systems
Community Service: Trustee, Fleet Science Center (President)
Member, Zoological Society
Member, Wildlife Conservation Network
Member, The Nature Conservancy
Awards and Honors: Distinguished Alumni Award, California Institute of Technology
Best Paper Award, Vehicular Technology Society
IEEE Fellow
Qualcomm Fellow
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  Doug White
Education: M.P.A. (Public and Non Profit Management) New York University – Wagner School of Public Service
B.B.A. (Management) University of Massachusetts Amherst – Isenberg School of Management
Professional Career: Manager, Government Affairs, Cox Communications
Manager, Government Affairs, Cricket Communications
Public Affairs Manager, California Center for Sustainable Energy
Senior Policy Advisor, Assembly Majority Office, New Jersey General Assembly
Project Manager, McMaster-Carr Supply Company
Legislative Aide, National Collegiate Athletic Association
Liaison to the Director, California Governor’s Office
Community Service: Trustee, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, Public Policy Committee Member
San Diego North Economic Development Council, Public Policy Committee Member
South County Economic Development Council, Member
The San Diego LGBT Community Center, past Board of Directors
Jewish Federation, Jewish Community Relations Council, past Executive Committee Member
San Diego Corporate Sustainability Roundtable, past representative/internal company Green Team Member, Local, State and Federal political campaigns
Awards and Honors: LEAD San Diego, Class of 2012 Fellow
New Leaders Council, Class of 2011 Fellow
SD METRO Magazine “40 Under 40” Award for outstanding civic and business leadership, Class of 2011
CA Democratic State Central Committee member, 2011-12 elected delegate from Assembly District 78
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  Heather Wilkens
Education: B.S. in Physics with a minor in Mathematics, graduated with distinction, UMN
B.S. in Astrophysics, graduated with distinction, UMN
M.S. in Physics, UMN
Ph.D. in Physics, UMN
MBA, The Wharton School, UPENN
Professional Career: Manager, Business Development, ATA Engineering, Inc.
Business Development for Inertial Fusion Technologies, General Atomics
Scientist and Group Leader, General Atomics
Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Science Foundation International Research Fellowship, University of Oxford, UK
Engineering Internship, Seagate Technology
Community Service: Trustee, Fleet Science Center
Awards and Honors: 2008 NIF Directorate Award, Development of Depleted Uranium Hohlraums, LLNL