Healthcare Consultant, Self-Employed
Pronouns: She / Her
Linda has dedicated her professional career to ensuring that people receive the best health care possible. She is the Founder and CEO of Pathfinders Medical, one of the first private advocacy companies in the country. With a deep background in Health IT and also shared decision making, Linda has teamed up on innovative healthcare projects at both Stanford and Kaiser Permanente, and she also founded the Stanford Entrepreneurs Group, helping new business owners pioneer entrepreneurial ventures. She is currently exploring new territory serving as a mentor and teacher for the Stanford HIP program, where she works with individuals and groups on behavioral changes to increase personal health.
Linda received her MPH at San Jose State University, followed by her Masters in Communication from Stanford University. She has worked on numerous social justice initiatives, and was the volunteer coordinator for the largest volunteer organization for President Obama’s 2008 campaign. She is a passionate hiker and tennis player, and her two adult daughters are the joy of her life.
Board Vice Chair, Finance Committee Co-Chair
SVP & Senior Lead Business Execution Consultant, Wells Fargo Wealth & Investment Mgmt
Dan Rave is a SVP and Senior Busines Execution Consultant for Wells Fargo Wealth & Investment Management. In this role, he is focused on shaping the next generation of financial advice with core development in holistic planning and digital integration. During his 21 year career with Wells Fargo, he has also served as the Regional Brokerage Manager for Silicon Valley and held roles in both Private Banking and Investment Consulting.
Dan has been a volunteer for CORA for more than fourteen years, serving as Treasurer for ten of those years. He has completed his California DV Advocate Certification training and holds a B.S. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. Dan resides with his wife and three children in Half Moon Bay and loves surfing and all things in the mountains.
Phoebe Shin Venkat
Treasurer, Finance Committee Co-Chair
Community Strategist, Self-Employed, and Planning Commissioner, Foster City
As a survivor of relationship abuse, Phoebe is honored to bring her experience and energy to the CORA board. Phoebe is a community strategist with 12+ years’ experience specializing in community building and management. Her impact spans several industries and organizations including Merrill Lynch, Bloomberg, Tyco, ADT, Salesforce, Facebook, and Okta. Phoebe’s other strengths include communications, marketing, coaching, leadership, and operations. In addition to being a community strategist, Phoebe serves on the Planning Commission for the City of Foster City, mentors fellow community builders, and is an active member of her local Rotary Club.
Phoebe earned a BS in education from Boston University, and was the first person in her family to graduate college. Phoebe’s greatest inspiration is her mother Hanna who first taught her the value of connection, belonging, and empathy. Originally from New Jersey, she now lives in San Mateo County with her husband and son. Phoebe’s interests include: cooking, reading, watching movies and shows, listening to music, going to concerts, volunteering, and enjoying the outdoors.
Finance Committee Co-Chair
Attorney, ADZ Law LLP
Pronouns: She / Her
Christelle Carlon is an attorney at ADZ Law, LLC in San Mateo. The majority of her practice is committed to representing domestic violence victims in civil and family law matters. The focus of her practice and passion is advocating for those that have experienced trauma. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego where she double majored in Economics and Political Science. She received her J.D. from California Western School of Law, San Diego, in 2009 where she was a member of the family law society and an avid volunteer at Becky’s House, a YWCA domestic violence clinic. Ms. Carlon is a member of the State Bar of California and the San Mateo County Bar Association (Family Law Section).
Outside of work and civic duties, Ms. Carlon enjoys camping with her family, picking vegetables from the garden (not the actual planting though), and watching The Great British Baking Show after her children go to bed (if they go to bed).
Karuna S. Chibber, DrPH
Board Development Committee Co-Chair
Evaluation & Learning Officer at The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Pronouns: She / Her
Karuna S. Chibber is an Evaluation & Learning Officer at The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, a family foundation focused on improving the lives of children, families, and communities and restoring and protecting our planet. Karuna brings over 15 years of experience in research, measurement, and strategy, working both domestically and globally and across various settings – nonprofits, international development agencies, academia, and non-profit consulting. She has spent a large part of her career focused exclusively on violence prevention and gender equity, working with cross-sector partners to design, test, and evaluate community and clinic-based programs to prevent and mitigate domestic violence.
Karuna believes deeply in the power of data and storytelling, and, throughout her career, has found ways to help communities ‘own’ and employ data for program refinement, sustainability, and to maximize and communicate impact. Karuna holds a Doctorate in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health and a Fogarty International post-doc from the University of California, San Francisco’ Center of Excellence in Women’s Health & Empowerment. In her spare time, Karuna can be found experimenting with spices and exploring the world through the eyes of her two children.
Fund Development Committee, Co-Chair
Global Director for Market and Competitive Intelligence, EdgeConneX
Pronouns: He / Him
Kevin is Director of Research at Cushman & Wakefield. He has produced a variety of research in emerging markets, conducted both local and international market analyses, and appeared on many podcasts and at speaking engagements.
Kevin has a strong knowledge of international capital flows and macroeconomics, and frequently deciphers both local and global market trends current and future. He has a combined degree in Business Management and Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz.
In his free time Kevin enjoys travel, basketball, yoga, hiking/running, playing the ukulele, baking treats in the kitchen and obsessing over Formula 1.
Fund Development Committee Co-Chair
Jill has worked in the Violence Against Women field for 24 years. Her career started at the US Dept of Justice Office on Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Domestic Violence program. There she worked on the $46 million grant program to help local police departments train officers in responding to & investigating domestic violence cases. Jill moved to Southern California where she served as the Technical Assistance and Training coordinator for the Statewide California Coalition for Battered Women. Jill returned to Washington, DC to become the Director of Public Policy for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. There she helped draft the 2006 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. While in Washington she lobbied for federal appropriations for shelter programs through the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act as well as the Victims of Crime Act as a member of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence. She also coordinated NCADV’s National Lobby Day in partnership with the National Alliance Against Sexual Violence that brought hundreds of advocates, survivors and corporate leaders from around the country to speak to Members of Congress about the issues.
In 2008 Jill moved to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to work at the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape as the Director of Communications. There she worked on the HERO Project to educate parents and grandparents about child sexual abuse. Jill returned to California and joined the team at the Not For Sale Campaign to bring awareness and innovative social enterprise programs to five country projects to alleviate the causal factors that often lead to human trafficking and modern day slavery. Jill also worked for the NO MORE Campaign as the Field Liaison to assist local domestic violence and sexual assault agencies, college campuses and community action groups implement the campaign’s public awareness assets.
Most recently Jill served as the Chief Operating Officer at TO THE MARKET, a start-up retail social enterprise whose mission is to create business opportunities, stable employment and social services for vulnerable communities affected by exploitation, poverty, disease, natural disaster and war. There she worked with over 60 women artisan groups around the world who created handmade jewelry, home goods and apparel for major retailers.
Donald “Duffy” Magilligan
Partner, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy
Pronouns: He / Him
Duffy Magilligan is a partner with Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy in Burlingame where he represents victims and fights for other just causes. Prior to joining CPM, Duffy spent ten years as a prosecutor, most recently in Santa Clara County. Duffy’s experience handling domestic violence cases inspired him to join CORA’s board because he has seen first-hand the profound impact that organizations like CORA can have in our community.
Duffy received his B.S. in economics from Loyola Marymount University and his J.D. from the University of San Francisco. He lives in San Carlos with his wife Marissa and their two wonderful children.
Director, Clinical Operations for Protagonist Therapeutics
Principal and HR Consultant, LMM HR Consulting
Senior Staff Attorney and Ethics Advisor, U.S. Government Accountability Office
Pronouns: She / Her
Sarah Mirza is an attorney, specializing in government ethics law, at the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Prior to working for the federal government, Sarah obtained extensive experience in womxn’s human rights issues by working with several international institutions and NGOs on sexual violence in conflict, refugee assistance, and rule of law and accountability mechanisms. Sarah is passionate about the intersectional issues that disproportionately impact womxn’s safety and opportunities both globally and domestically, and she is humbled and excited to be able to bring her experience and passion to CORA’s board.
Sarah received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and her Bachelor’s degree in Politics and Master’s in International Public Policy from New York University. Sarah enjoys reading, watching documentaries, fashion and interior design, and eating anything fried and/or spicy.