BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Executive Management

HOLLY SMITHSON
Chief Executive Officer

 

   

Board Officers 

LIZ GASSER
BOARD CHAIR
Managing Partner, High Camp Ventures

RASHMI CHAR
VICE CHAIR
VP, Engineering, Qualcomm, Inc.

GRACE CHUI-MILLER
TREASURER
Chief Financial Officer, Correlation Ventures

 

Board of Directors

Associate LOLA ADEYEMO
Senior Diversity & Inclusion Specialist 
Thermo Fisher Scientific

CLAUDIA BARANOWSKI

KARA BORTONE
Senior Director, Sourcing & Portfolio Management,
Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS
          

JENNIFER BROWN
Executive Director, EY

 

MICHELE COMTOIS
Principal, Marsh & McLennan Agency            

JAYE CONNOLLY-LABELLE
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, RippleNami, Inc.

SHAYE EXNER
Senior Director of Corporate Sponsorships, Biocom                         

CAROLYN FRITZ
President, Fritz Consulting LLC

SABRINA JOHNSON
President and Chief Executive Officer,  Daré Bioscience

KATHERINE KANTARDJIEFF
Dean, College of Science and Mathematics, 
Cal State San Marcos

BRIDGET KIMBALL
Vice President and Chief Architect, Consumer Group, Intuit

CONSTANCE MAPLES
Chief Operating Officer, Lanyon Advisory Services

JUDY MULLER-COHN
Chief Operations Officer, BioFluidica, Inc.                         

CATHY SCHNABEL
Chief Scientific Officer, Biotheranostics, Inc.

JEAN STADWISER
Partner, KPMG

REVATHI SUBRAMANIAN
Managing Director, Global Data Science Executive, Accenture 

CHARITY WILLIAMS
Associate, Cooley

LEE WILLS
Head of Talent Acquisition & Culture Sony North America

 

Athena Emeritus and Founding Board Members

We are grateful to all of the women who helped form and shape the Athena organization. Their insight and direction have helped us to succeed in supporting an ever-growing membership of executives, managers, educators, entrepreneurs and service agencies in STEM-related industries. Each and every person has played a monumental role in Athena’s success as an organization.

Helen Adams Barbara Drinkrow Deborah Jondall Sigrid Pate* Christie Vail
Erna Adelson Berit Durler AnneMarie Kaiser Leni Perciado Elaine Weidenhammer
Cathy Akin* Karin Eastham Beth Kinsey* Aboli Rane Sara Wilensky Napoli
Gemini Babla Sue Ebner Karen Klause* Rhonda Rhyne Annette Winn
Suzanne Biggs Tamar Elkeles* Sarah Lamade Gwen Rosenberg Teresa Young
Janice Brown Maureen (Makridis)
Feerick
Patti Lazard Faye Russell Nicola Zahl
Barbara Bry* Karen Fisher Linda Le Beau* Killu Sanborn  
Julie Burgess Lynne Friedmann* Donna Leach Dawn Saunders  
Anita Busquets Tammy Garbett Sandra Louis Schmid Jeni Schrimsher  
Donna Caley Leach* Karen Garsson Maggie Lowe Joleen Schultz  
Cathryn Campbell* Brenda Gebler Catherine Mackey Linda Seaton  
Kelly Cashion Susan Gonick Margaret Mann Stephanie Shkolnik  
Jennifer Cayer Cathy Gonzales Vicki Marion Abby Silverman  
Kay Chandler Diane Goostree Magda Marquet Kim Silverman  
June Chocheles Lisa Grillone Lisa Martens Joan Stafslien  
Nancy Conyers Lisa Haile Donna Nichols Deirdre Stewart  
Nicole DeBerg Kathleen Hedges Barbara Noerenberg Julie Sullivan  
Jan Dehesh Emilie Hersh Anne O’Donnell* Susan Ten Eyck Mallory*  
Martha Dennis* Denise Jackson Benita Page* Denise Thompson  
Karen Anderson Wendy Johnson Tracy Lawhon Jackie Townsend  
       
*Founding Board Member