|Shiraz Kotadia, President (Term: 2017-2019) email@example.com|
resident since 1980, Shiraz has a BA from Dartmouth College and an
MBA from the University of Chicago. He has over 30 years of
industry experience as Director of Information Systems, Director of
Consulting Services, Program Director, Senior SAP Project Manger,
and IT Advisor. He has been a Manager or Director for IBM,
SAP, Nortel, Panasonic, and General Motors and has implemented SAP
systems at a number of large and medium-sized companies. He
has taught MBA courses in Production and Operations Management,
Project Management, and Information Systems in the evening MBA
program at Santa Clara University. He was certified as a
Fellow in Production and Inventory Management. He is currently
a senior management and systems consultant.
His wife, Anar, is a senior Quality and Regulatory consultant for Medical Device companies. They have two daughters.
|Michele Dexter, Vice President (Term: 2017-2019) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|| Michele is the
3rd generation in her family to be born in San Jose. She grew up in
Cambrian Park and Willow Glen, and has lived in Almaden for the past
17 years. She has a long family history of business,
entrepreneurship, and community involvement.
Michele co-founded an IT services business with her husband, Rick. She has managed the business operations for the past 15 years, while simultaneously raising two sons. She is currently Council Liaison for District 10 Councilmember Johnny Khamis, working to accomplish many projects in the District as well as building strong community relations.
Michele is eager to support AVCA in its mission to keep the residents of Almaden informed about important issues and to encourage active engagement in civic affairs.
|Michael Lee, Treasurer (Term: 2017-2019) email@example.com|
Michael has lived with his wife, Luz, in Almaden Valley since
1979. He came to the Silicon Valley in 1975 to work at IBM as
a research scientist. When the IBM Almaden Research Center
opened in 1986, the commute became a short walk and a hop on the
shuttle to the top. He subsequently moved to HP Labs and
continued his research activities until his retirement. He is
a well-known expert in electrophotography, the process behind laser
He and his wife have helped many children of friends and acquaintances toward their goal of attending college over the years with advice and academic assistance. While his degree is in physics, he especially enjoys tutoring math since that often requires high level view, while a typical student is mired in the details. And occasionally, the light goes on!
|Jim Johnson, Secretary (Term: 2017-2019) firstname.lastname@example.org|
| Jim Johnson was
born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He grew up in a small town in
west central Wisconsin. After high school, he entered North
Central University, graduating in 1977. After college he
married Leisa and served as a youth pastor in Rockford, Illinois.
Moving to Colorado, he started his own business and continued serving as a youth pastor. In late 1984, Jim and Leisa moved to San Jose and brought his business to the Bay Area. They have resided in Almaden Valley for almost 30 years.
In 2008 Jim organized 190 volunteers to help victims of the Summit Hill Fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Jim and his volunteers helped many people clean up their properties, cut and plant thousands of trees, and rebuild houses. Out of that effort grew a food outreach that now feeds about 1000 people.
|Ray Holly, Director (Term: 2016-2018) email@example.com|
||Ray has llived in Almaden Valley for 36 years and was a Director of AVCA in the past. He was born in Chicago, IL and grew up in Cicero. He graduated from J. Sterling Morton High School and Morton Junior College in 1956 and Northern Illinois University in 1959. Then he went into the Navy for 2 years and served aboard the U.S.S. Northampton, Fleet Flagship of the U.S, and. in time of war, could carry the President of the U.S.A. He married Mary Ann in June of 1960 and moved to this area in 1961. He worked for United Technology Center in Sunnyvale and then for IBM for 27 years. They raised 3 daughters, have 8 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. They have traveled extensively in the U. S. and have enjoyed all 50 states.|
|Pat McMahon, Director (Term: 2016-2018) firstname.lastname@example.org|
a 45 year resident of Almaden, who has served on the boards
of numerous community and professional organizations.
He is a former AVCA President, and former chairman of the
District 10 Leadership Coalition, and he is a current San
Jose Library and Early Education Commissioner.
Pat's professional background includes engineering,
management, and consulting roles in Quality Assurance and
Process Improvement in numerous Silicon Valley companies,
including IBM, Sun Microsystems, Acuson, Kaiser Permanente,
Cisco Systems, and several start-ups. He is an
Aeronautical Engineering graduate of the University of Notre
Dame and a Stanford MBA.
|Jerry Mungai, Director (Term: 2016-2018) email@example.com|
|| A California
native, Jerry Mungai has a BA degree from Stanford University and a
MBA from UC Berkeley. He worked for over 30 years in high tech
companies and was his semiconductor company's representative on the
then Santa Clara County Manufacturing Group, now known as the
Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
He has a keen interest in local politics, particularly in areas that involve city finances and local public school education issues. Jerry and his wife, Joanne, have resided in Almaden since 1970. Their two sons are graduates of Bellarmine College Preparatory and UC Berkeley.
|Vacant Director Position (Term: 2016-2018)|
Kris Anne Gustavson was born in Safford, Arizona and moved to Kailua, HI when she was 13 years old. She received a degree in Recreation Education at Brigham Young University. She met and married her husband, Paul, at BYU. They moved to Chicago, IL after graduation where they both worked for Amoco Oil. They moved to San Jose in 1979. She has three daughters, a son and eleven grandchildren.
She and her husband founded the management consulting firm, Organization Planning and Design where she has taught brain dominance, team building and creativity workshops to clients since 1985. She has also volunteered as a Red Cross CPR, Lifeguard Training, WSI and swim instructor. In the LDS Church, she was Camp Director at Camp Ritchie in the Sierras (a summer girlís camp), headed the youth and children programs, taught early morning seminary and is currently an Assistant Public Affairs Director.
||Peter Groot and his wife Irene moved to Almaden in 1979. He
has a BS from MIT in math. He worked in software engineering and
system engineering for Singer-Link in Sunnyvale, TRW in Oakland,
Lucent, and Cadence. He also worked for a startup in New York
City. In retirement he did proofreading for 95120 magazine.
Irene taught history in Evergreen Elementary School District for 39 years. In her retirement she wrote a dystopian novel, Biocube Escape.
Peter also enjoys singing, was part of a barbershop chorus, and participates in several annual Messiah sing-alongs as well as neighborhood caroling.
Peterís commitment to transportation includes unrelenting reminders to the city to fix Almadenís potholes, remove graffiti, and upgrade road signs.
|Public Safety Advisor|
|Bob Strain, Webmaster Email = firstname.lastname@example.org|
|| Bob and Janet
Strain moved to Almaden Valley in 1980. Bob was born in
Bloomington, Indiana, but received all of his electrical engineering
degrees from the University of Illinois (BSEE, MSEE, Ph. D.
1963). He worked at Standard Telecommunication Laboratories in
England, then Bell Laboratories, Harris Semiconductor, Fairchild
Semiconductor, and National Semiconductor.
Since 1999, Bob has been a consultant for start-ups, foundries, and various legal cases. He is a docent with the San Jose Museum of Art and a member of the Docent Council Board. Bob has been Architectural Committee Chair and President of the Tract 5027 Homeowners Association.
Bob joined the AVCA Board in December 2010, taking the position of Planning/Zoning Chair. He was elected AVCA President in 2013 and served in that position until 2015 when he became a Director.
During the past two decades and a half, Bob and his wife did a lot of international traveling. Having lost Janet in March of 2017, Bob still has three children and three grandchildren.