Pinnacle 2017 Nominees
Athena highlights the brightest and best in STEM. Congratulations to the 2017 Pinnacle nominees. Join us on May 4th, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency, La Jolla
Join us May 4th to network with our nominees and find out who the winners are!
Individuals in Life Science
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Kindred Biosciences, Inc.
CEO / Founder, Translation Health Consulting
Vice President, Human Resources, Synthetic Genomics
Brooke Emerling, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Cancer Metabolism and Signaling Networks Program, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
President & CEO, ALASTIN Skincare, Inc.
Global Business Leader, Becton Dickinson (BD)
Dr. Shashita Inamdar
Principal, Achieve Medical / Achieve TMS
CEO & CFO, Daré Bioscience / California Institute for Biomedical Research
Senior Manager Bioinformatics Engineering, Illumina, Inc.
Manager, Market Development, Illumina, Inc.
Managing Director and Co-Owner, HealthpointCapital
WW VP of Global Customer Services, Becton Dickinson (BD)
Dina Uzri, Ph.D.
COO, Abreos Biosciences
Ashley Van Zeeland, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer, Human Longevity, Inc.
CEO, Epitracker, Inc.
Co-Founder / CEO, Trials.ai
Christina Waters, Ph.D.
Founder, President and CEO, RARE Science, Inc.
Eveie Wilpon Schwartz
Co-Founder and President / COO, ProdermIQ, Inc.
Individuals in Education
Nicole Assisi, Ph.D.
CEO, Thrive Public School
Susan Baxter, Ph.D.
Executive Director, California State University Program for Education & Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB)
Entrepreneurship Manager, University of San Diego
Founder and Head Goddess, Technology Goddesses (TM)
Pamela Cosman, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, UC San Diego
Co-Director, mystartupxx and StartR
Linda Travis Macomber
Academic Program Director, MS Health Informatics, National University
Physics Instructor, San Diego Jewish Academy
Science Specialist, Del Mar Union School District / Del Mar Hills Academy
Strategic Business Partner, Center for Creative Leadership
Founder & CEO, Origin Code Academy
Individuals in Technology
VP of Marketing, Sony Electronics
SVP of Engineering, Qualcomm
Sr Manager, Support Engineering, Qualcomm
President, Equation Technologies
President / CEO, RippleNami, Inc.
Director, Marketing – Virtual Sales & Global Customer Success, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Senior Offering Program Manager, Intuit
VP, Division Counsel, Qualcomm
President & CEO, Precision Measurement Engineering and Aquasend
Principal Planning Manager for Surface Ships, Navy SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific
SVP and CIO, Qualcomm
VP, Engineering, Qualcomm
Staff IT Manager, Qualcomm
Chief Information Officer, Cubic Corporation
Engineer, Senior Staff, Qualcomm
Global Product Security Director, Oracle
Senior Director, IT, Qualcomm
Programmer Analyst, Sr Staff, Qualcomm
CEO, Founder, Sustainable Surplus Exchange Inc.
Sr Director, Product Management, Qualcomm
Nithya Ramanathan, Ph.D.
President & Co-Founder, Nexleaf Analytics
Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, LoanHero
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Casualty Solutions, Mitchell International
Individuals in Service
Chief Strategy Officer, San Diego Zoo Global
Principal, Barney & Barney
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Upstart Group
Nancy Hong, Ph.D.
Managing Director, RiverVest Venture Partners
CEO, Omni Creative Labs
Alison Long Pettine
Founding Partner, SEED San Diego
President, McCauley & Company
Kimberly J. Miller, Ph.D., J.D.
Partner, Knobbe Martens LLP
CEO / Founder, Careers with Wings
Heather Mueller, J.D.
Principal & Founder, The Mueller Law Office, P.C.
Executive Vice President, General Manager, HUB International
Denise Pirrotti Hummel, J.D.
Chief Innovative Officer, Lead Inclusively, Inc.
Teodora Purcell, J.D.
Senior Attorney, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
President, Solution Harbor, Inc.
Stephanie Seidman, Ph.D, J.D.
Partner, Dentons US
Partner, Latham & Watkins
President and Owner, 2Connect
Executive Director, Deskhub, Inc.
BioLabs San Diego
DLA Piper LLP (US)
Mira Costa College
RARE Science, Inc.
Life Science Start-Up
ALASTIN Skincare, Inc.
Precision Measurement Engineering and Aquasend