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Board of Directors

Kim Ondreck Carim, Chair

Kim Ondreck Carim is currently a Principal at Strategy:Next, a consulting firm that empowers people doing good to transform their organization's strategies into realities through an alignment of action with vision and a focus on value-adding activities, making it easier for them to change the world. Prior to Strategy:Next, Kim was CFO at San Francisco Ballet, a position she held for over a decade. Her achievements at San Francisco Ballet garnered her a Bay Area CFO of the Year award and features in columns on and the Wall Street Journal online. Kim began her career with Deloitte in New York City, eventually serving some of the firm’s largest global clients as an expert in derivative financial instruments and treasury risk management.

In addition to serving on the Board of Techbridge Girls, Kim serves on the Board of Trustees of Dance/USA, on the Audit Committee of Headlands Center for the Arts and as a member of Alameda Unified School District’s Measure I Bond Oversight Committee. Kim holds a BA from Yale and an MBA with distinction from NYU Stern School of Business, where she was a recipient of the AICPA’s John L. Carey.



Maria Kaval, Director

Maria Kaval is a Vice President of Engineering at Oracle Corporation with over 20 years experience. She started her career as a software engineer at Siebel Systems, and after Siebel Systems was acquired by Oracle in 2005, she has held various positions in Software Development at Oracle, recently focusing on UI Development for the Cloud. At Oracle, Kaval is also a Community Leader for the Oracle Women's Leadership initiative and helps lead up Oracle's participation in the American Heart Association Heart Walk. Kaval holds 4 patents in the area of Software Engineering.

In her spare time, Kaval is a Girl Scout leader, leading a troop of 14 girls for the past 9 years. As a troop leader, Kaval is focused on empowering girls, via camping trips, STEM projects, and community service to help them grow up to be compassionate, courageous and confident. She plans to take her Girl Scout troop to London in the summer of 2017.

Born in Sweden, and raised in Newark, California, Kaval earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University and an M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University. She is a long-time resident of Menlo Park, CA and lives there with her husband and two daughters.

Jane Machin, Treasurer

Jane Machin was formerly a Senior Director at Genentech for 12 years.  At Genentech, Machin held a number of senior positions in the Finance organization including supporting the R&D and Commercial organizations and leading the Corporate Strategic Planning Group.  Most recently Machin led the Channel Operations team responsible for the ordering and distribution of all Genentech products.  During her tenure at Genentech, Machin was also CFO for the Genentech Access to Care Foundation and the Genentech Foundation.  Prior to her employment with Genentech, Machin was the corporate controller at Vicuron Pharmaceuticals and prior to that worked for both PricewaterhouseCoopers and GlaxoWellcome.  Machin is a UK Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business and French from the Aston University in the UK.

Rhonda Morris, Secretary

Rhonda Morris is Corporate Vice President of Human Resources for Chevron. Rhonda joined Chevron’s Human Resources Development Program in 1991 and went on to hold various positions of increasing responsibility. In 2007, she moved from Human Resources to become general manager of Europe Marketing in London.

In addition to Techbridge, Rhonda serves on the board of directors for the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Management and the East Bay Agency for Children. She also serves on the advisory board for several Chevron employee networks.

Rhonda earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California at Davis and a Master of Business Administration from Boston University.

Marc Casale, Director

Marc Casale is a project leader at the Boston Consulting Group and has been working at the intersection of education and business for nearly 15 years. At BCG, Marc has helped education, business, and nonprofit leaders solve their most challenging problems including work with the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship, The Washington Business Roundtable, and Washington STEM. In 2014, Marc co-authored Opportunity for All: Investing in Washington State’s STEM Education Pipeline to make the case for greater investment in Washington’s STEM pipeline. Marc began his career as a 5th grade ESL teacher in Bronx, New York. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School, a MA in Teaching from Pace University, and a BA from Duke University.

Marc is blessed to have strong women in his life, including a wife and mother who work in STEM, and a sister who works in education.

Quiana Smith, Director

Quiana is a Corporate Development Leader and Diversity & Inclusion Advocate with 17 years of experience in business strategy development, as well as technology (software + hardware + services) sales execution. She possesses strategic alliance, sales and marketing strategy, client relationship management, and executive-level negotiation skills and has successfully applied these skills by influencing business decisions in Global, Media/Advertising, Financial Services, Retail, Legal, & Federal Government industry verticals. Her long-term professional goal is to create significant business impact as a Mergers & Acquisitions Executive.

Quiana's commitment to increasing the number of women and minorities in STEM has been a major focus since she entered Corporate America and noticed a small number of minorities at the major technology companies that she's worked for. She has served as Co-chair of Blacks at Microsoft North Capitol Area chapter, created the Microsoft East Region Minority Professional Development Conference in 2013, and received the Microsoft North America Diversity & Inclusion award for her efforts to recruit, develop, and retain women and minority candidates and employees within the organization. For the past two years, she held the role of National Chair of Oracle Corporation’s African-American Business Leaders of Excellence employee resource group. She has spoken on STEM panels for the launch of the H.D. Woodson High School's iSTEM Academy, for the Technology Council of Maryland, and during the 2012 Council for Opportunity in Education Annual conference.

As a NASA Women in Science and Engineering academic scholarship recipient and graduate in Mathematics (Spelman College) and Electrical Engineering (Georgia Tech) who has been successful in technology sales engineering and account management, it is important that she creates an environment for girls, women, and minorities to experience the same exposure and success. This is why she has been an active Founding Advisory Council member (DC) and liaison to the National Board for Techbridge Girls since late 2015.

Quiana grew up in Snow Hill, NC but now resides in the DC Metro area. She is currently the Senior Director of Strategic Alliances at ICF International, a management consulting firm. Quiana enjoys spending time with her family, small/medium business consulting, exercising, and travelling when she is away from work. Always the advocate and strong voice for Diversity and Inclusion, Quiana has also worked to increase the representation of designers of color in the fashion industry through her partnership with Harlem’s Fashion Row in New York City.

Erik Verbeek, Director

Erik is a senior leader at Adobe holding various customer and partner facing roles for
nearly 10 years. He brings a deep understanding of the needs of digital agencies and
systems integrators; and he works with leading global partners to support digital
practice development, accelerate technology innovation, and enable leading-edge
digital experience strategies. Erik’s extensive experience across technical services,
partner development, and global customer success is core to Adobe’s go-to-market
strategies. He leads a global organization of senior technology consultants, partner
managers, and global account management professionals responsible for the long-
term success of many of Adobe’s largest partners and customers.

Erik’s diverse background includes experience across customer solution visioning,
technical enablement, mission critical enterprise support, sustaining engineering,
operational readiness, and alliance management practices that advocate for
purposeful customer experience design. Prior to Adobe, Erik held senior leadership
positions at both Symantec and HP focused on Customer Success. His strong
operational discipline led to the achievement of industry-leading employee and
customer retention levels.

Erik holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and has earned a
Certificate of Special Studies from Harvard University's Extension school in
Cambridge, Massachusetts.