Advisory Council

The Advisory Council helps advise and guide the Center by providing informed perspective on goals, priorities and programs, and by advocating on the Center’s behalf beyond the Stanford community. The Council first met in June 2009.

Kenneth J. Bacon
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, RailField Partners

Hon. Timothy “Tim” Broas
Former United States Ambassador to the Netherlands; Of Counsel, Holland and Hart, LLP

Kathleen Brown
Partner, Government and Regulatory Healthcare Financial Services & Banking
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

M. Michele Burns

Tushara Canekeratne
Founder & CEO, Nadastra, Inc.
Co-Founder Virtusa Corporation

R. Martin Chavez
Global Co-Head of the Securities Division, Goldman Sachs

Chip Conley
Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership, Airbnb

Kim Dorgan
Managing Director, SIGNAL Group

Mike Duffy
Contributing Editor, TIME

Ric Edelman
Executive Chairman of Edelman Financial Services, LLC 

Mary Jane Elmore
Former General Partner and Present Consultant, Institutional Venture Partners

Matt Fellowes 
Head of Investments, Capital One

Jane Fonda 
Actress, Activist, Advocate, Author, and Fitness Guru


Christopher Harte
Former Publisher and CEO, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Russell (Russ) Hill
Chairman, CEO, Halbert Hargrove Global Advisors LLC

Frank (Gard) Jameson
Author and Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Heather Johnson
Managing Director and Private Banker, Deutsche Bank Wealth Management, New York

Jodee Kozlak
Founder and CEO Kozlak Capital Partners, LLC

Robert Levin
Director, Ellie Mae, Inc.; Consultant to Redbrick Partners

Ted Mathas
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, New York Life Insurance Company

Irene Mecchi
American Writer

Thomas E. Moore, III
Senior Managing Director, First Republic Bank

Ryan O’Hara
CEO/GM/Board Member

Paul Pagnato
CEO Founder, PagnatoKarp

Catherine B. Reynolds
Chairman and CEO, The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation

John (Jack) Rowe (Founding Chairman)
Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Amit Sachdev
Executive Vice President, Chief Regulatory Officer and Chief of Staff to the CEO, Vertex

Maureen Schafer
President, The Schafer Company

Andrew Sieg
Managing Director, Head of Global Wealth & Retirement Solutions, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Rick Smith
President, Pinkerton Foundation

Ann Bennett Spence
Managing Director, Cambridge Associates, LLC

Margaret Sullivan
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sullivan Strategy

Linda Tarplin
Cofounder, Tarplin, Downs and Young, LLC

Allen Thorpe
Managing Director, Hellman & Friedman, LLC

Solomon Trujillo
Chief Executive Officer, Trujillo Group, LLC

Norman Volk
Chairman, The John A. Hartford Foundation, New York, and Member of the Hartford Board (1979)

Geraldine (Gerri) Walsh
President, FINRA Investor Education Foundation
Senior Vice President, FINRA Investor Education

Laysha Ward
Vice President and Chief External Engagement Officer, Target

Barbara Waxman


The Honorable George P. Shultz
Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University