Sue Schwartzman was born and raised in the Bay Area, as was her husband. She has two children who chose different paths in life. One is a 31-year-old firefighter and paramedic. The other is a 29-year-old tech entrepreneur living in Australia. Sue went to U.C. Davis as an undergraduate and got a master’s degree in Education from Stanford University. For Sue, education meant doing well by doing good. She chose a profession that didn’t previously exist as a philanthropy professional, specializing in family giving. She was led on this journey through a commitment to doing good. Using her teaching skills, she created an international program called the “Seventh Grade Fund”...
Past Member Spotlights
It is Linda Santinoceto’s first month as a member of Impact 100 East Bay. She first learned of our organization through Gabriela Garner and Stephanie Shaw, who she knew from National Charity League. Linda spent her childhood in Pennsylvania, in an Italian Sicilian household. Her father was transferred to Fort Worth, Texas, where she attended high school. She chose to attend college at Texas A&M, and began her career in Texas, where she worked at USAA in San Antonio and Dallas. After marrying her husband and having three children, she went back to work part time at H&R Block...
Jackie Belser-Welch is an extrovert, so it wasn’t a surprise to her friends and family when she decided to pursue a career in sales. Jackie recognized that she could never sit behind a desk eight hours a day. It was a pretty big culture shock when General Motors moved Jackie from her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama to Southern California. She moved from GM to Xerox, having a 28-year relationship which allowed her to be on the “cusp of the evolution of technology and where we are today”. She was proud to learn and grow at a company of such high…
Alexis Bonn was born and raised in Contra Costa County. She moved to Los Angeles to attend Azusa Pacific University where she earned her B.A. in Psychology & Masters in Business (MBA). It was at Azusa Pacific that Alexis met her husband, Erik. They married in 2016 and moved to Bellevue, Washington for their jobs. Three years later, they decided to move to Brentwood to be closer to family and friends. Upon her return to the Bay Area, Alexis started her own consulting business in marketing and communications. Though she wasn’t looking for a job, she saw one that inspired…