Meet The Team

White Glove, High-Touch Support

Athena Board of Directors

Coco Brown

Founder and CEO of The Athena Alliance

Yvonne Wassenaar

COO of Airware, Board Director: Forrester, Harvey Mudd, Bitium

Debra Vernon

Corporate and Securities Attorney at the Law Firm of DLA Piper LLP

Jessica Denecour

Founding Board Member, Board Director: MobileIron, formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Varian.

Scott Maxwell

Senior Managing Director, OpenView Venture Partners

Mercedes De Luca

Founding Board Member, CIO: Pebble Beach Resorts

Merline Saintil

Operations Executive, Board Member, Thought Leader and Head of Operations, Product and Technology, Intuit

Jeanette Calandra

Board Member, PwC San Jose Market Managing Partner

Membership Program Team

Journey Advisors

Nancy Sheppard

Chief Journey and Strategy Advisor

Hillary Wicht

Executive Coach - Your Voice, Impact and Elevator Pitch

Nan Crawford

Executive Coach - Your Presence and Presentation with an Audience

Adriana Azuri

Executive Coach - Board Package Creation

Mara Brazer

Journey Advisor, Personal Positioning and Thought-Leader Stategy

Kathy Ullrich

Board Recruiter Screening

Dora Vell

Board Recruiter Screening

Alicia Litton

Board Recruiter Screening

Elizabeth (Liz) A. Tinkham

Executive Vice President, Seattle

Member Workshops


Board Bio Workshop


Game of Threats, Cybersecurity Management Simulation


Board Meeting Simulations

Brazer Communications

Personal Brand Management and PR Workshop