DVC Foundation Board of Directors

Eric Young

Eric Young

Chair 
Senior VP, Private Bank Regional Manager, Northern CA, California Bank and Trust

Eric Young is the Senior VP, Private Bank Regional Manager, Northern CA, California Bank and Trust, which specializes in financing, cash management, international banking, commercial and business banking, personal banking, and wealth management. At CB&T he is expanding private banking services and developing new products to serve a client base of high net-worth individuals. He has been in banking for over 20 years and previously was the Affluent Segment Leader for Wells Fargo Mr. Diablo Region and a Regional Banking District Manager responsible for the effective management of multiple Wells Fargo locations. Eric currently serves on the board the Diablo Valley College Foundation under the Contra Costa Community College District and was previously a board member with the Glow Foundation in San Francisco. He has a B.S degree in International Business Marketing from the University of San Francisco and CFM and NASD Security licensed series 7, 66, and 26. Eric loves to cook and share with family and friends and also travel the world to learn and enjoy other cultures, especially local ethnic gourmet food.

Linda Hendrickson

Linda Hendrickson

Vice Chair 
Consultant, Steps for Success

Linda Hendrickson is a Career Coach at Steps For Success. Linda has 33 years professional experience in Human Resource Management. She currently works as a consultant in Career Coaching and Development. She attained her B.S. In Human Resource Management from Byer State University, Los Angeles. She is a certified Job and Career Development Coach and certified as a Life Coach.

Shelly Lewis

Shelly Lewis

Secretary
Consultant

Shelly has a background in communication, public relations and community outreach with a passion for parks, opens space, and recreation. She served for nearly ten years with the East Bay Regional Park District as the Community Relations Manager and Public Information Supervisor. More recently she led the Public Affairs Department at the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District on the Peninsula. She has a B.S. in Business from Miami University (Ohio) and a MBA from Saint Mary’s College (Moraga). Shelly serves on the YWCA Contra Costa/Sacramento Board of Directors, the City of San Ramon Open Space Committee, and was appointed in November 2017 as a Commissioner on the City of San Ramon’s Park and Community Services Commission. She also assists non-profit organizations with writing and fundraising needs.

Steve O'Brien

Steve O’Brien

Treasurer
VP, Finance, Bio-Rad Laboratories

Steve is Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis at Bio-Rad Laboratories, a leading global medical device manufacturer headquartered in Hercules. His comprehensive career in corporate finance has also included management roles at Applied Bio-Systems, Sun Microsystems, and Borland Software. He is a trusted advisor to company leadership teams– playing a pivotal role in the strategic planning process and in quantifying operational efficiency objectives. He has implemented revenue enhancement, cost containment, financial controls, and M&A process improvements enabling growth and improved profitability. But what he enjoys most about his job is recruiting and mentoring others.

 Sara Hepner

Sara Hepner

Owner, Sales Operations Experts Group

Sara Hepner is the owner of Sales Operations Experts Group where she works with technology companies to implement programs, process, and systems to grow quickly. She brings a talent for implementing a data-driven engine to organizations. She has 20 years of experience leading sales and operations teams in information technology companies. She has also been an advocate for education and poverty alleviation programs in the community, fundraising for local schools and food banks. Sara is a graduate of Alma College in Michigan and Indiana University Kelley School of Business MBA program.

 Christine Bonifacio

Christine Bonifacio

VP, Senior Program Manager, Wells Fargo at Work Program Pacific North Region

Christine has worked in the banking industry for over twenty years. During that time she held several leadership roles, including Program Manager, where she was responsible for planning, executing and managing new customer acquisition strategies designed to grow the customer base. Additionally, as a Branch Manager, Christine coached team members at all levels, providing the guidance that allowed them to improve their performance. Their increased ability to identify, profile, and service clientele in an emerging market resulted in deposit growth of one million dollars a month. In the area of loss prevention, Christine designed programs that support loss prevention management. She also developed learning programs that met needs identified in areas of sales, service, controls, policies and compliance. An alumna of Diablo Valley College, Christine’s passion is giving back to her community. In addition to the DVC Foundation, she also serves on the board of Opportunity Junction.

 Phyllis Carter

Phyllis Carter

VP and CFO, San Francisco State University 

Phyllis has 20+ years of experience in executive and senior management positions in education, non-profit and corporate enterprises. She is Vice President and CFO of Administration and Finance at San Francisco State University, a public research university in San Francisco, CA. Previously, she served as Chief Business Officer/Director of Business and Administrative Services for Laney College, an urban community college in Oakland, CA. Prior to this role, she was Chief Financial and Administrative Officer at Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, an independent non-profit on the University of CA-Berkeley campus. Also, she was Chief Financial Officer at Playworks and enabled early stages of national expansion for the youth development social enterprise. Before entering the education industry, she was a senior manager in financial and strategic planning, accounting and project management in such industries as information technology, telecommunication, pharmaceutical and corporate venture capital. She has a legacy of being a dynamic leader guiding organizations to greater sustainability and financial health. As a business partner to executive leaders, she provides strategic advice and leads initiatives to improve financial and operational management. Phyllis is a CPA and earned an MBA from Washington University Olin School of Business.

 Susan Lamb

Susan Lamb

President, Diablo Valley College  

Susan Lamb joined Diablo Valley College January 1 as the eighth DVC President. Susan served as the Interim Chancellor/ President at City College of San Francisco for two years where she led the high profile reaffirmation of accreditation and developed and implemented a Promise Program. After serving as a tenured faculty member in 1991 and as an administrator at Contra Costa College, Susan transferred to DVC in 2006 and served in progressively complex administrative roles including Vice President of Academic Affairs through 2013. During this time, Susan’s collaborative accomplishments included addressing accreditation concerns, maintaining fiscal integrity during an extremely volatile financial period, and creating numerous new programs.

 Norman Lundberg

Norman Lundberg

Attorney, Masterson, Calhoun and Lundberg  

Norman Lundberg is an attorney and partner with the firm Masterson, Calhoun and Lundberg. His community activities include past Board member and President of the Richmond Boys Club and Board member of the Richmond Rotary where he participated in the Chacala, Mexico high school rebuilding project. Norman has extensive experience in estate planning, all aspects of probate, litigation, administrative law practice, corporate and partnership law as well as over 25 years of experience in handling healthcare legal issues for diverse clients. He joined the DVC Foundation Board for the opportunity to serve the educational community and assist students who have financial need.

 Monisha Merchant

Monisha Merchant

Managing Director, Lotus Advisory Ltd.   

Monisha brings over 15 years of experience in the private, government, nonprofit, international development and higher education sectors. At Lotus Advisory, Monisha provides public affairs and management consulting services to companies and organizations, including Airbnb, Cal Alumni Association, National Immigration Forum, and Manufacturer’s Edge. Previously, Monisha was a senior policy adviser on business and economic issues to U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, where she partnered with industry leaders and local economic development agencies. She led the multi-sector efforts to create the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network in Colorado and to bring a new USPTO regional office to Denver. Monisha has worked at Level 3 Communications, Booz Allen Hamilton, Lucent Technologies, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She has worked on projects in Brazil, China, Germany, Ghana, Indonesia, Japan, and Nicaragua. Monisha served on the University of Colorado Board of Regents. Monisha has an electrical engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

 Steven (Wally) Vandegrift

Steven (Wally) Vandegrift 

Consultant, Retired Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery    

Steven "Wally" Vandegrift was employed in the Petrochemical industry in Contra Costa County for over 30 years, holding many leadership positions in Maintenance, Environmental and Major Project & Turnaround departments. He played baseball in Northern California for numerous teams at the college, semi-professional and independent league levels. He has also coached and managed at different levels of the game. Wally has been a member of the Diablo Valley College Foundation Board of Directors since 2008 & Chaired the Board from 2010 to 2012. His proudest achievement of his board career has been directing the Diablo Valley College Foundation’s annual golf tournament for 14 years. This event has raised over $2,000,000 and has supported hundreds of deserving DVC students over the years.

DVC Foundation Staff

Cindy Goga
Executive Foundation Director
(Executive Committee/ Voting Member)
Email: cgoga@4cd.edu 

Janice Bross
Development Officer
Email: jbross@dvc.edu 

Hilary Honnette
Special Events Manager
Email: hhonnette@dvc.edu