Coach Biographies & Contact Information
The Berkeley Board Fellows Coaches provide Fellows with program-related feedback, guidance and support throughout the program.
Colin Boyle, MBA/MPP
Deputy Director at UCSF Global Health Sciences
Colin is the first Deputy Director of UCSF Global Health Sciences (GHS), dedicated to improving health and reducing disease worldwide. Colin joined UCSF after 15 years with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he was a partner and managing director leading many of the firm’s social impact projects. Before BCG, he worked at Partnership for Organ Donation in Boston as a site team specialist and for Corporate Decisions in Boston as an associate. Colin has worked extensively in global health, business management and strategy development and is currently on the board of the Oakland Museum of California. He also teaches Social Impact Metrics and Strategic Management of Nonprofit Organizations at Haas.
Program Officer, Marine Conservation Initiative
Meaghan has worked in the nonprofit sector for 15 years. Her current work in philanthropy at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation focuses on bringing together diverse interests in British Columbia to resolve conflict and ensure a healthy ocean and sustainable communities. This involves making grants to indigenous communities, nonprofits and businesses to find durable solutions. Previously, she was at Conservation International, where she evaluated community-based conservation and economic development projects in the Philippines and Indonesia. Meaghan also taught middle school environmental education in Missouri, Indiana and North Carolina, the latter through a fellowship with the National Science Foundation. She facilitated a marine conservation funder working group in the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity. Meaghan also served on the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy’s San Francisco Bay Area Steering Committee. She now sits as Board Secretary for the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers Network and Board Vice President for the Bay Area Young Survivors, while also volunteering for Imerman’s Angels and Upwardly Global.
Lynne LaMarca Heinrich
Senior Consultant and Principal, Marts & Lundy
Lynne joined Marts & Lundy as a senior consultant in 2000 with more than five years of consulting experience in her own practice and with another national consulting firm. She has served as co-leader of the firm’s Arts & Culture Practice Group and has served in staff and consultant roles to the nonprofit sector for more than 30 years. Her varied client portfolio includes performing and visual arts organizations, educational institutions, hospitals and medical centers, health and human service agencies, museums, environmental organizations, foundations, corporations, venture philanthropists, and numerous public-private partnerships. Lynne provides consulting services in fundraising, capital campaigns, nonprofit management, board governance, strategic planning, leadership coaching and development to nonprofit organizations.
Along with her Marts & Lundy client work, Lynne serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. She is also a Lecturer in board governance at the Haas School of Business, teaches in the Getty Leadership Institute and is a former member of the Board of Directors of Marts & Lundy.
Paul Jansen, MBA
Adjunct Professor, Haas and Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company
Paul co-founded and led McKinsey’s Global Nonprofit Practice serving leading nonprofits and foundations on issues of strategy and organization. He is the author of many articles and reports challenging sector beliefs about performance, including a co-authored report entitled, The Dynamic Board: Lessons from High-Performing Nonprofits. Paul teaches Social Sector Solutions and Nonprofit Boards: Governance and Leadership at Haas. He currently serves as the board chair of Care USA and on the SCE Fund board.
Ben Mangan, MPP
Adjunct Professor, Haas and Executive Director, Center for Social Sector Leadership
Ben is the Executive Director of the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, and a Lecturer at Berkeley-Haas. Ben has been teaching strategy and leadership at Haas for the past four years, prior to joining the school full time to lead CNPL. Ben has used the past 20 years to spark prosperity and possibility in new ways, teaching, leading a consulting practice for Ernst & Young, driving organizational strategy for the early micro-payments company, beenz.com, and co-founding EARN – the nation’s leading microsavings provider for low income Americans.
Ben has been featured in Time Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek. He has won multiple awards, including the James Irvine Foundation leadership Award, the Fast Company Social Capitalist of the year Award, the Tipping Point Award, and selection in the 2013 book “Everyday Heroes: 50 Americans Changing the World One Nonprofit at a Time”. He writes frequently on innovation in the social sector, with publications in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and as a blogger for LinkedIn’s Influencers and the Huffington Post. He has held multiple board seats including Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Mission Economic Development Agency, and an appointment to the San Francisco Private Industry Council, by then-mayor Gavin Newsom. Ben holds a BA from Vassar College and a MPP from Harvard’s Kennedy School.
Bob Miller, MBA
Board Chair, Center for Social Sector Leadership
Bob has been the CEO and Director of Envirotest Systems Corporation; CEO, Founder and Director of Systems Control, Inc; and CEO and Director of SD-Scicon. Prior to these positions, he was CEO and Director of British Petroleum Scicon Computing Services, Manager of Finance and Administration (Wellsco Data Corporation), Assistant to the Treasurer (The Rand Corporation), and Sales and Marketing Manager (PacBell). Bob became CEO of the Entrepreneurs Foundation from 2000-2001. He now serves on the board of directors of Alameda County Foster Youth Alliance and formerly served on the boards of Options Recovery Services and Aspiranet.
President, Philanthropy Associates
Ann Shulman is a facilitator, mediator and trainer with twenty years of organizational development experience. Ann uses her expertise in facilitation, conflict resolution and intra-organizational communications to help foundations and non-profits deal with internal design and operational challenges – from planning and operation of meetings and retreats, to dealing with staff reductions and interpersonal conflicts on the Board of directors.
Ann has extensive experience in curriculum design and delivery, having trained the leadership and staff of organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies and top-ten foundations to local community groups; she has also acted as professional executive coach as well as an organizational effectiveness consultant. Ann brings an international perspective, having worked in over a dozen countries. She is the former President of the Northern California Mediation Association, directs her own family’s charitable fund and has served on the Board or as board chair of many nonprofit organizations.
Ann earned her B.S. in Psychology from Duke University, her J.D. from U.C. Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law, and her LL.M. in International Law from the European University Institute. She is currently on the faculty of the Hastings College of Law in San Francisco where she teaches courses on facilitation.
Nora Silver, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Haas and Faculty Director, Center for Social Sector Leadership
Nora is Faculty Director of the Center and Adjunct Professor at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. She brings more than 30 years of leadership experience as a nonprofit founder, executive director and board member. She has consulted internationally with more than 200 organizations on strategy and governance, authored books and articles on leadership and community involvement and taught at universities and conferences around the world. She founded and ran three nonprofit organizations and has experience as a funder at a community foundation. Nora teaches Large-Scale Social Change and Social Sector Solutions.
Irvenia Waters, MS/MBA
Leadership Development Coach, Waters Leadership Coaching
Irvenia Waters is a certified professional coach working with health care, independent schools and non-profit clients in the areas of governance, strategic planning and resource development. Irvenia graduated from Duke University and holds an M.S. in Public Health from University of North Carolina and an M.B.A. from Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, focused on organizational behavior and human resources.
Irvenia has held leadership positions in several Bay Area independent schools and non-profit organizations. Currently she serves as Vice-President of Lick Wilmerding High School Board of Trustees and as member of the Advisory Committee for the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education. Irvenia chaired the boards of Marin Country Day School and Legal Services for Children, a non-profit law firm providing legal and social work services to children and youth, and was Vice-President of the Board of Directors for The Little School.