Stacey Stevens is an extrovert who loves to get things launched, learn, and make people laugh. Those of us old enough to remember The Love Boat will understand how Stacey described herself in the past: “I’m Julie McCoy – your cruise director.” WHEEL OF FORTUNE She thrives on formulating an idea, developing it, and passing the details on for individuals and groups to execute. Her parents, first generation college students, emphasized how fortunate their family was, reinforcing the responsibility to provide opportunities for others. From them, she learned to become active in philanthropic organizations. That was the expectation while she was growing up. During her college years, she was a contestant on the Wheel of Fortune. She’s happy to share the word that will be forever emblazoned on her brain with anyone who wants to take her out for a glass of wine or Fieldwork IPA. Raised in one of Chicago’s northern suburbs before heading east to Philadelphia to attend the University of Pennsylvania, she returned to Chicago to work for Accenture as a computer consultant before deciding she wanted to have a role with more strategic impact. The next part of her educational journey found her traveling to Stanford…
Past Member Spotlights
Penni Hudis is without a doubt one of the most delightful women you’ll ever have the chance to meet. Penni has a life-long commitment to understanding what it takes, and helping to create a society committed to fair and equitable treatment for everyone, whether in our education system, in the workforce, or in accessing healthcare. She developed these values and commitments very early in life from role models, including her mother and father. Her mother was a social worker and university professor of gerontology and healthcare administration. Her father was a dentist who volunteered with a team of dentists and…
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,…
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...