Karae is a seasoned executive with over 15 years of leadership experience in both private and not-for-profit sectors. Her professional career began with a technical role at Burroughs, progressing to sales management in a variety of private tech companies, innovating CRM at Oracle, managing a .com start-up, and providing strategic consulting to a range of emerging growth and Fortune 500 technology companies at Wellbourne.
Karae’s community service experience includes work with the Battered Women’s Shelter, Special Olympics, and Center for Employment Training Board of Directors, as well as with the Mercado Global Board of Directors. Karae leveraged her strength in non-profit fundraising in her most recent roles as Chief Marketing Officer at the Computer History Museum, and as a Board Member of the Harvard Business School Tech Alumni Association.
Karae holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a B.S. degree in Management Information Systems. She has led global seminars and training for Microsoft, Silicon Valley Bank, Upwardly Global, Hewlett Packard, and Berkley Design Automation. Karae is also an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco and San Jose State University in both business and engineering masters’ programs.
Brian manages all of Shelter Network’s shelter and housing programs and direct services personnel, which includes Operations. He is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience developing and managing behavioral health and housing programs. Prior to his current position, Dr. B worked for Walden House for 18 years, overseeing research and evaluation, adolescent services, and development.
He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals concerning his work with substance abuse treatment research and serves as a clinical consultant for drug treatment programming. Dr. Greenberg received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and his Master’s degree and Ph.D. from The California School of Professional Psychology in Berkeley, CA.
Vicky leads InnVision with oversight responsibility for general operations, including human resources, program staff, and the teams which provide in-house supportive services. Vicky gained a solid foundation in human resources management with IBM for over 15 years before moving on to several leadership roles in other global companies in electronics manufacturing, business services management software, and energy/environmental technology services.
Vicky holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature and an MBA from Santa Clara University. She volunteers in her community, serving as an officer on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Morgan Hill Library and as a committee member with the Morgan Hill Library Foundation and the local chapter of the AAUW.
Amy has been a part of Shelter Network’s development program since 2004. Prior to joining Shelter Network, Amy worked in the private sector for more than 15 years in strategic marketing and investor relations in international telecommunications, internet communications, and software development companies based in Silicon Valley. She enjoys being engaged in her community and volunteers for Riley’s Place and other local non-profit organizations. Amy holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of San Diego.
Chris is an accomplished not-for-profit Development Professional who began his career in 1990 at Walden House, one of California’s largest and most respected human service organizations. He then founded and directed the Walden House Foundation. In 2002, Chris joined Larkin Street Youth Services as the Chief Development Officer, followed by his role as the Director of Development at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula. Then in 2010, Chris joined Shelter Network as the Director of Development. Chris is passionate about his work and about helping others. He attributes his success to having overcome tremendous challenges earlier in life and is grateful for the opportunity to serve others. Chris also serves on the Board of the GGS Foundation and volunteers as an advisor for numerous organizations.
Maria oversees InnVision Shelter Network’s marketing, including PR, Advertising, Social Media, and Communications. Maria joined the agency in 2009, working directly for the Executive Director, and was promoted to grow the Marketing initiatives into a unique department supporting fundraising and internal/external communications to the InnVision Shelter Network community. Her background in public service includes leading two international service-learning trips to Ecuador and India, and coordinating a summer program for low-income high school students pursuing science and medicine. Maria holds a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University.