Step Up Silicon Valley Executive Leadership Council

Comprised of leaders from the non-profit, business, and education sectors. The purpose of the leadership council is to persuade key decision makers to participate in common measurements to cutting poverty and promoting economic development. The council provides strategic direction and insight on how providers can achieve shared outcomes, and to persuade funders to support those organizations which participate in common measurement and align services shared outcomes.


Agnieska Winkler, Winkler Group
Almaz Negash, Sr. Managing Director, Step Up Silicon Valley, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
Gregory R. Kepferle, CEO, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
Khanh Russo
, City of San Jose
Marcos Herrera, Emeritus CCUSA Board
Randy Pond, Cisco, Foundation Board of Trustee
Siobhan Kenney, Executive Director, Applied Materials Foundation
Supervisor David Cortese, Board of Supervisors, Santa Clara County
Professor William Sundstrom, Santa Clara University

Sectors: Business/Corporation/ Foundations, NPO, FBO, Education, City, County, National Government


Chris Block, CEO, American Leadership Forum
Dave Cortese, Santa Clara County Supervisor, Third District
Andrea Faiss, COO American Leadership Forum
Poncho Guevara, Executive Director, Sacred Heart Community Service
Susan Hardman, SVP, Intersil
Gregory Kepferle, CEO, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
Zoe Lofgren, US Congressional Representative
Ruth Lutes, Lutes Consulting Services
Almaz Negash, Managing Director, Step Up Silicon Valley
Jen Padgett, Executive Director, Community Technology Alliance
Nancy Peña, Director of Mental Health Services, Santa Clara County
Dr. Mohammad H. Qayoumi, President, San Jose State University
Bruce Wagstaff, Director of Santa Clara County Social Services Agency
Don Watters, Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company