CYNTHIA HARVEY ‘05, PRESIDENT
Cynthia (AB 2005) is a Bay Area native and the director of research and special projects at Goodwill of Silicon Valley. She has a master's in education and has worked with educational entities and nonprofits in California and Rhode Island. While at Brown, she was a member of the literary fraternity Saint Anthony Hall and once composed a poem out of SpaghettiOs for the literary arts class Unpublishable Writing.
GLENN ALDER '81, VICE PRESIDENT
Glenn brings a foundation in many aspects of product development, product management and high volume manufacturing, through experience gained working for major personal computing and consumer electronics companies including Apple, HP, Philips and TCL.
ELIZABETH WEBER ‘14, YOUNG ALUMNI CHAIR
Elizabeth is an Interaction Designer at Google working on car interfaces. Prior to that she was a designer at Stella and Dot, an ecommerce company, and a UX Researcher at Eyefluence, an eye tracking and eye control start-up. Elizabeth concentrated in BEO (Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations) and Visual Arts during her time at Brown. She led Brown's Entrepreneurship Program and co-founded Lady Launchers.
NAEEM ZAFAR '81, TREASURER AND BOARD MEMBER
Naeem is a serial entrepreneur and teaches at the University of California Berkeley, Center of Entrepreneurship and Technology. After Brown with an electrical engineering degree he exiled to frozen tundra of Minnesota for graduate school and has been in Silicon Valley since 1988. Twenty years, two kids, one IPO and three CEO stints later, he founded Startup-Advisor, a company focused on educating and advising entrepreneurs on all aspects of starting and running a business (www.Startup-Advsior.com )
Sci Li days: "It took me a long time to find out that there is another library on campus. Other than flipping between Barus and Holley and Ratty I spent every day in the basement of Sci Li that had a vibrant social scene."
KEVIN EPSTEIN '92, BOARD MEMBER
Kevin prefers being known to Brown folks as "That guy who started the big SVBrownAlums.org mailing list", but insists it was all a misunderstanding. When not working on his day job (google or linkedin him), he teaches at Stanford and online, advises startup companies, and is an advocate for autism-related legislation. He is moderately concerned that he's still allowed to interview prospective Brown students for the admissions committee.
Signs of the times: Kevin is glad the Howell House math department isn't there any more, so they're be no questions about the whereabouts of the department sign. He cannot say the same about the street sign for Benevolent Street.
VICTORIA PAO '94, BOARD MEMBER
Victoria is a Silicon Valley native who ventured across the country to enter Brown’s PLME (program in liberal medical education). After eight years in Providence, she returned to the Bay Area and completed a combined residency in general surgery and plastic surgery at Stanford. She has traveled internationally performing reconstructive surgery and has been involved in medical research at several universities, biopharmaceutical companies, the Palo Alto VA and NASA. She now wrangles two boys and has a private practice on the side.
College Hill memory: coming face to face with Audrey Hepburn after her inspirational speech for the world hunger program…and being too star-struck to say anything.
DAVID SABEL '86, P'17, '19, UNIVERSITY LIAISON
David is a Product leader currently focused on the platform build out at Gwynnie Bee, a pioneer in subscription clothing rental. David has lead product teams in e-commerce and online advertising for 20 years at such companies as Microsoft, Yahoo, LookSmart and at startups in the Web Intelligence and Music Recommendation spaces. While at Brown, when he wasn't studying for his degree in International Relations of course, David spent most of his free time at WBRU wrestling with large vinyl platters.
CHANMALY PHANTHALANGSY MA'16, MEDIA CHAIR
Chanmaly received her MA in biology at Brown through a collaboration program between Brown University and Pfizer in 2016. She recently moved to the Bay Area, and works as a project manager for pharma and biotech companies.