Jerry has been on the POE board since 1984 and for the first 20 years of POE she was the sole mentor for all the students. She has both taught and worked as an aide in elementary schools for over 20 years and was also active as an environmental docent in the schools as well as an organizer of the Palo Alto Girl's Softball League.
Founder and Advisor to POE South Bay
Dick is an entrepreneur and mathematical modeler who taught formal courses for many years in Stanford’s School of Engineering, and has also served as a mentor for many younger colleagues in the practical world of management consulting.
Carol worked as an engineer and toy designer before having children. She now spends her time doing data analysis consulting, tutoring students in math, volunteering at her children’s schools and running the POE SF Peninsula program.
Jean’s career has been in education, from elementary grades through high school. As a high school college counselor for over 20 years, her responsibilities included student scholarship programs. She is also a current board member of Palo Alto Housing, a non-profit affordable housing provider.
Anne has worked many years as a volunteer as well as a paid aide at a local high school. She works predominantly with underserved students who desire a college education. Anne has set up several programs dedicated to this purpose.
Carol Ann has worked for many years in the publishing industry at both National Geographic and Addison Wesley. She runs POE Mid-Atlantic which she started with her husband in 2008. She and her husband have three children and all enjoy hiking, biking and kite-boarding together.
Colene worked at Microsoft (both in the US and UK) for 18+ years focusing on global business strategy, marketing, and product management. She now spends her time consulting with start-ups and volunteering at her children’s schools.
Dana has been the Treasurer for both CASSY (Counseling and Support Services for Youth) and PACCC (Palo Alto Community Child Care). Prior to moving to Palo Alto to raise three children, she had a 12-year career in finance as a commercial banker.
Donna is a co-founder of the San Jose and Los Gatos chapter of POE. Prior professions include being a special needs teacher, adult school coordinator and landscape designer. Now retired, Donna can focus on POE and improving her own garden.
Rosemary is a co-founder of the San Jose and Los Gatos chapter of POE. She is in her twelfth year as a trustee of the Saratoga-Los Gatos High School board. Helping with her 2 young grandchildren is a pleasure and continual learning process.
Allen is a serial entrepreneur and executive who works in the medical technology arena and has served on boards of philanthropic and academic organizations.
Michelle worked in finance and Corporate Planning within the computer industry. Since retiring, she has served on the boards of the Saratoga Education Foundation, EMQ Auxiliary, and has volunteered at local schools and youth sports programs.