The Khaled Hossieni Foundation


ABOUT / about our advisory board

Marc Parkinson, Advisory Board Member and Treasurer

Marc is a certified public accountant and the managing partner at Petrinovich Pugh and Company, LLP. He holds a Bachelor of Science in economics from Santa Clara University and an MBA from the Andersen School of Management at UCLA with a concentration in finance and accounting. He is currently on the executive committee for the board of fellows at Santa Clara University, and on the board of trustees at Presentation H.S. where he is a past chair. He is vice chair of the Silicon Valley Organization (formerly the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce) and on the Government Relations Committee for the California Society of CPA's. He is a past president of the California Society of CPA's, a past chair of the California Society of CPA's Education Foundation and is currently active in a number of committees for the society.

Sue Foltz, Advisory Board Member

Sue is a 26 year veteran at Abbott Laboratories where she has been in Finance, Marketing, and is currently a Medical Diagnostics Senior Executive for the Diagnostic’s Division. Sue has received numerous awards and recognitions including the 2009 American Association of Clinical Chemistry Educator of the Year Award – California , Vice President’s Award of Excellence, Senior Sales Awards and the Vince Lombardi Award. Sue is actively involved in community outreach programs for Notre Dame High School, Holy Spirit Middle School, and Silver Oak Elementary School. She has also worked as a volunteer with the Sacred Heart Community Center, JW House, Girl Scouts of America, and Silver Creek Valley Country Club.

April Valenzuela-Mason, Advisory Board Member

April is Principal and Founder of Ascend Marketing Consulting Group. As a marketing consultant, April has advised marketing executives at various high tech firms in the Bay Area including Adobe, Apple, and Intuit. Previously, April was the Director of Product Marketing for SAP and held similar positions at Intuit, Centigram, and AT&T. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School in 1994.

Becky Morales, Advisory Board Member

She is currently the owner and real estate broker of BFM Properties and has been a licensed real estate broker in the San Francisco Bay Area for 30 years. Becky has won several Real Estate Awards including Top Listing Agent, Top Selling Agent and the coveted MAME award for Marketing and Merchandising Excellence, Outstanding Manager & Salesperson in Northern California in 2007. Her affiliations include the Sales and Marketing Council, Home Builders Association of Northern California the California Association of Realtors and Santa Clara County Association of Realtors. She has also participated as a volunteer for Teen Challenge and has served as a committee member for fundraisers for the physically challenged.

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