Connie Alarcon, Founder: Connie has over 20 years of experience in human resources and staffing. She attended San Jose State University and studied business administration. She has been personally affected by breast cancer and founded Pinkalicious Divas in 2012. Her vision is to offer services that are focused on maintaining a woman's self-esteem and dignity, as they battle breast cancer.
John Kogan, CFO: John is CEO of Proformative. John has been CFO at four companies, a finance executive at Cardinal Health, and held numerous finance and accounting roles at AlliedSignal and Cisco Systems. John has raised well over $100M in equity capital and debt and has played central roles in numerous buy and sell-side transactions for both public and private companies. John has an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a B.A. in Economics from Connecticut College.
Julie Tripsha, Board Secretary: Julie has over 14 years of HR experience focusing in the high technology arena and working with both small and medium-sized companies. During the day, Julie is a Program Manager with The Melita Group, where she manages the internal HR programs for various bay area clients. Previously, she held the position of Sr. Manager, Human Resources for BigBand Networks in Redwood City, CA, where she focused on leading global HR programs during a period of rapid growth and change. Julie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo and a Master’s degree in Music (clarinet performance) from UCLA, as well as a certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Dr. Elwyn Cabebe, Board Member Dr. Elwyn Cabebe practices Medical Oncology and Hematology. A UC Berkeley graduate, he attended medical school at the University of Vermont. After residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, he completed his fellowship training at Stanford University. While there, he served as Clinical Instructor and led clinical trials in solid tumors, with emphasis in gastrointestinal malignancies. Dr. Cabebe was also a research associate for Genentech, Inc., helping to develop many of the modern cancer drugs used today. He has directorship appointments including being the current Co-Medical Director of Oncology at Good Samaritan Hospital. He also is the chairperson of the Good Samaritan Hospital Tumor Board. Dr. Cabebe recognizes that cancer is an uninvited, life changing condition. He feels that his role for patients and their families is to shepherd them through the difficult process of a cancer diagnosis with the focus on attaining the best quality of life possible.
Jan Sonneman, Board Member: A recognized Silicon Valley business innovator, Jan has over 20 years of experience in staffing and workforce solutions. She is the President and CEO at SlingShot Connections.
Jackie Mahoney, Board Member: Jackie has been in the staffing, client solutions and customer service arena for over 25 years, receiving several National Service and Sales awards for her time and commitment to clients and staff. At SlingShot Connections, Jackie is the Vice President of Sales and Client Services. She has a reputation for inspiring others, her energy is contagious.
Katie Cahill-Mallory, Board Member: Katie is a breast cancer survivor, celebrating three years in remission. She is an educator to elementary grade students, wife, and mother. When she was diagnosed, she didn’t know a single person who had been diagnosed with breast cancer and found it very difficult to connect others in her local community. Her passion for connecting those who are newly diagnosed with a local supportive buddy has had a profound impact to our community. If it from her work, that the Pinkalicious Divas’ Bosom Buddy program was formed.
Theresa Biagi, Board Member: Theresa is Registered Nurse and a triple negative breast cancer survivor with a passion for travel and life.