Advisory Board

YVONNE CAGLE [BIO]
Student & Staff Mentor
Contact: yvonne.d.cagle@nasa.gov
M.D. in Family Practice

B.A. in Biochemistry


  • NASA/ARC Astronaut Liaison for Biomedical Operations
  
  • Singularity University Faculty Liaison for Space
 
  • Retired Colonel USAF 
  • Senior Flight Surgeon
 
  • Family Practice Physician
  
  • Consultant for National Human Performance Center, Texas
  
  • Adjunct Professor for Family Medicine, UTMB, Galveston, Texas

BRIAN CRONQUIST [BIO]
Contact: bchome@att.net
B.S. in Chemistry, University of Santa Clara   

  • Vice President of Technology at Monolithic 3D
  • Board President of CPI International
  • Founding Team of Chartered Semiconductor of Singapore
  • 30 Pending or Issued Patents
  • Published over 90 Technical Papers  

ANI KARMARKAR
Contact: anirkarmarkar@sbcglobal.net
MBA, Rutgers University
MS Computer Science, Indian Institute of Technology
BS Electrical Engineering,  Indian Institute of Technology

  • Lockheed Martin Fellow
  • Chief Network Architect, DOD Satellite Program
  • Principal Engineer, CIENA Corporation
  • Director of Systems Engineering, CenterPoint Broadband Technologies
  • Senior Member of Technical Staff, Bell Laboratories -Lucent Technologies 

JEAN FAIRWEATHER
Contact: jdfairweather@sbcglobal.net
B.A. in History, Yale University
J.D., Boston College Law School

  • Corporate, government, and nonprofit sectors
  • Officer, director, and counsel for legal and professional associations and nonprofit organizations and institutions
  • Consultant to start-up tech and biotech companies and private corporations 

LARRY FENNERN [BIO]
Contact: l.fennern@yahoo.com
Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering, Iowa State University
M.S. in Computer Engineering, Santa Clara University 

  • High School & College & Professional Seminar Speaker
  • Inventor/co-inventor of 34 U.S. Patents
  • Control & Instrumentation Designer
  • Advanced Reactor System Design
 

GARY L. HEIDENREICH [BIO]
Contact: jnprgolf@aol.com
BSIE, New Mexico State University
MBA, Finance, University of Dallas

  • Retired from Juniper Networks in 2000, as Vice President of Operations of this start up company.
  • Prior to that worked for 14 years at 3Com Corp as Vice President of Systems Manufacturing.
  • Previous 13 years at various high-tech companies in the Dallas, San Antonio and Silicon Valley areas.
 


DANNY KIM
Contact: dkim@fullarmor.com
BS in Computer Science, Cornell University   

  • Co-founder and CTO, FullArmor Corporation
  • Microsoft MVP
  • Expert on Cloud Security, Windows Azure, Active Directory, and PowerShell
 

YOON BERM KIM [BIO]
Contact: yoonbkim@gmail.com 
Doctor of Medicine, College of Medicine, Seoul National University
Ph.D., Major in Microbiology & Immunology & Minor in Biochemistry, University of Minnesota

  • Professor Emeritus, Microbiology, Immunology and Medicine (former Department Chair, Microbiology & Immunology) –Chicago Medical School
  • Distinguished Professor, Institute of Biomedical Science & Technology –Konkuk University, Korea
  • Former Professor & Chairman of Immunology, Cornell University; Member and Lab Head, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Published 120 papers and 270 abstracts in medical & scientific journals
 

DOUG MCNEIL [BIO]
Contact: dougmcneil@comcast.net
San Jose State University   

  •  Senior Director at Kinestral Technologies, Inc.
  • Advisory Board Member for SJSU School of Engineering
  • Co-founded the Lighting for Literacy Program
  • Team America Rocketry Challenge
  • Member of Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club inspiring youth (STEM)
  

ERIC T. PHELPS [BIO]
Contact: eric@phelpscohenortho.com 
Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of California -Los Angeles
M.S. in Oral Biology, University of California -Los Angeles
B.S. in Environmental Engineering, California State Polytechnic University

  • Orthodontic Practice specializing in treatment for both adults and children
  • Accredited lecturer of Dental Professionals by California State Dental Board
  • Orthodontic Specialty Certificates from UCLA School of Dentistry & UCLA Center for Health Sciences
  • Admissions experience at School of Dentistry and Orthodontic Residency at UCLA
 

TOM RIVELLINI [BIO]
Engineering Director Apple Inc., iPod/iPhone Product Design
Contact: mars_rivellini@yahoo.com
M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 
B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University  

  • 20 years at NASA ’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory developing entry, descent, and landing systems for NASA’s Mars lander missions.
  • Chief Engineer for JPL's Low Density Supersonic Decelerator project
  • Chief Mechanical Engineer for entry descent and landing systems of the Curiosity Rover Mars lander.
 

BRUCE D. ROTH [BIO]
Contact: brucer@gene.com 
Ph.D. in Synthetic Chemistry, Iowa State University 
B.S. in Chemistry, St. Joseph’s College

  • Vice President of Discovery Chemistry at Genentech Small Molecule Discovery 
  • Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Chemistry at University of Michigan
  • Vice President of Chemistry at Pfizer Global Research and Development
  • Named one of the American Chemical Society Heroes in Chemistry for the Discovery and Development of Lipitor
 

DAN SALDANA
Contact: 
DanSaldana@msn.com 
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, San Jose State University

  • Satellite Development  -Project Leader over team of 10 NASA scientists and 18 Stanford graduate students at NASA Ames Research Center & Stanford University
  • Ground and Space System Integration at NASA Ames Research Center, Stanford Command and Tracking Antenna, Russian launch facility
  • Engineering Project Manager -Classified Satellites at Advent Systems Incorporated
  • Engineering Proposal Manager  -Star Wars Missile Tracking Satellite System at Lockheed Martin
  • Engineering Manager  -Military Space Shuttle Payload at Lockheed Martin
  

WERNER G. VAVKEN [BIO]
Advisory Board Chairman, Vice President and Director of AMSE K-12
Contact: wvavken@vcs.net 
M.A. in Education (Instructional Technology), San Jose State University
M.S. coursework in Electrical Engineering, Santa Clara University 
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, California State Polytechnic University

  • Chaplain & Former Director of E-Learning at Valley Christian Schools & The Quest Institute for Christian Education
  • Founding Director of Virtual Valley, Valley Christian Schools
  • California State Polytechnic University School of Engineering Advisory Board
  • 30 years of Telecommunication Research and Product Development at KLM, Digital Microwave Corporation, Farinon Electric, Lenkurt Electric, X-Tronics, Stanford Research Institute, Diablo Research, Gillespie and Associates
 

JIM YOUNG [BIO]
Contact: jyoung@realcomm.com
B.S. State University of New York at Buffalo

  • Co-founder and Producer of Realcomm
  • 18 years of Real Estate Technology
  • Authored more than 200 articles in technology and automation
  • Founder of Jamesan Group
  • Elementary School 1450 Leigh Avenue
  • San Jose, CA 95125 408.559.4400
  • Junior High 100 Skyway Drive, Ste. 130
  • San Jose, CA 95111 408.513.2460
  • High School 100 Skyway Drive, Ste. 110
  • San Jose, CA 95111 408.513.2400
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