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1974

UGRD Leavey Business '74
Coyle, Patrice (Koda)

Patrice (Koda) Coyle ’74 is serving her second term as chair of the Dignity Health Sacramento Service Area Board and was honored to meet President Obama, White House senior staff, and congressional leaders in February. She continues to serve on the boards of Cristo Rey High School and Mercy Foundation and joined the California Hospital Association’s Governance Forum in 2011.

submitted May. 4, 2012 11:43A
UGRD Leavey Business '74
Coyle, Patrice (Koda)

Patrice Koda Coyle '74, representing Dignity Health, was elected chair of the California Hospital Association's Governance Forum. She is a member of CHA's Executive Committee and Board of Trustees.

submitted Mar. 18, 2013 11:06A
UGRD Engineering '74
Chickosky, John

John A. Chickosky ’74 is president and CEO of Natrix Separations Inc, a supplier of high-performance disposable chromatography products to the life science, food, beverage, and water markets. Chickosky has been a member of the Natrix Board of Directors since mid-2010 and will continue to hold a board seat. Natrix Board Chairman Jim Iuliano commented, “John has been instrumental in assessing our technology and shaping our business strategy as a member of the board, and we are thrilled to have him leading the company during this exciting new phase of its development. He is widely respected among biopharm industry leaders and has demonstrated a deft hand in commercializing new technologies in this space.”

Chickosky added, “Natrix’s patented advective high-capacity chromatography technology has been well-received by the industry, and we are confident that it will deliver a step-change improvement in the way downstream processing is handled. We now have the right team and a focused plan to swiftly deliver the promise of Natrix’s core technology to customers who need it to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing bioproduction environment.”

Most recently, Chickosky was Chief Commercial Officer and President of the BioSystems Division of Xcellerex, Inc., where he led the development and execution of the company’s commercial strategy. He brings more than 20 years of senior management experience with life science technology companies, including senior positions at Kendro Laboratory Products (now part of ThermoFisher), CARR Separations, and Sepracor, Inc. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Santa Clara University and an MBA from St. Mary’s College.

submitted Nov. 8, 2011 7:27P
UGRD Leavey Business '74
Caratan, Tina

Tina Caratan '74 decided after 37+ years to redirect her career path and left public accounting. She is currently an adjunct professor at SFSU and doing free lance consulting for the not for profit industry. She ultimately would like to take on the role of a CFO for a major NFP in the greater Bay Area.

submitted Apr. 20, 2012 4:35P
UGRD Leavey Business '74
Caratan, Tina

Freshman Dorm: Sanfilippo

Tina Caratan ’74 writes, "Forty years after receiving my bachelor's degree at SCU, I decided to gain my master's. I proudly graduated with a master's in nonprofit administration (with honors!) in May from USF. But never fear—once a Bronco, always a Bronco!"

submitted Jun. 4, 2014 6:00A
GRD Leavey/MBA '74
Bunsow, Henry
Henry Bunsow J.D. ’74, noted intellectual-property lawyer, joined the firm Dewey & LeBoeuf. Bunsow has had a number of patent cases in Texas. Many of his recent trials have been in Texas, including nine in the Eastern District of Texas. His successes include: winning two jury trials in Dallas before Judge Barbara Linn; winning a defense case jury verdict before Judge Paul Brown in Sherman; winning seven plaintiff jury verdicts before Judge T. John Ward in Marshall; and winning a favorable settlement during a jury trial before Magistrate Judge Chad Everingham in Marshall. Henry has appeared at numerous Markman hearings, motions and court conferences. He is presently lead counsel in cases pending in Marshall, Tyler and Texarkana, Texas, in addition to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, California, the Eastern District of Virginia and other jurisdictions.
submitted Feb. 16, 2011 12:22P
'74
Brutoco, Diana
Diana Burgos Brutoco ’74 was recently named Orange County “Mother of the Year.” She accepted the honor at a gala at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine on May 10. It was quite a Mother’s Day celebration! It was for the benefit of Casa Teresa, a wonderful organization that helps young pregnant women who have nothing, not even a home.
 
Diana and spouse Dr. Rudolf Brutoco ’74 have four grown children themselves (Marisa, Juliana, Marcus, and Paul), and a 2-year-old grandchild, Rafael. Diana has supported SCU in many ways through the years, and is now on the Board of Fellows, as well. The bio about Diana for the formal event mentioned Diana’s gratitude to SCU for preparing her for meeting the challenges of life, and instilling confidence as well as a passion for helping others. As the world’s longest surviving recipient of an unrelated bone marrow transplant for leukemia, and subsequently a two-time survivor of breast cancer, Diana’s vigor is inspiring. For 25 years, she has helped countless others battle illness and despair. Diana accepted the award in honor of all mothers, saying: “I respect you all, and believe me, I know how hard you work, how much you love, and how important you are”.  Many other Santa Clarans were present for the award, including Rinaldo Brutoco ’68, Ric Brutocao ’66, Dan Barsanti ’71,  Shelly Bruneau Barsanti ’72), Christopher Hartig ’99, Mike Lange ’06, Adam Brutocao ’15, Gina Salcedo Pellizzon ’82, Bill Malcolm ’82, J.D. ’85), Severina Brutocao Malcolm ’82, Louis Brutocao (‘91) and Christina Brutocao Moreno ’94. The Mother of the Year is an especially fitting honor for the woman who recently donated, with her family, the “In Celebration of Family” bronze sculpture on campus, depicting a personal family moment in the lives of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

 

submitted Jun. 4, 2013 10:03A
'74
Brutoco, Rudolf

Rudolf L. Brutoco '74 is being honored by Western University of Health Sciences as a health care pioneer at its annual A Tribute to Caring gala on Nov. 9, 2013. He is receiving Western U’s highest award, the Elie Wiesel Humanism in Healing Award, presented to individuals who best represent the philosophy and values of the university and have actively incorporated them toward the betterment of the human condition.

Receiving the award is a tremendous honor, Dr. Brutoco said.
 
“Elie Wiesel devoted his life to humanism. It’s a tremendous affiliation and association,” he said. “It’s especially gratifying because my career has been multifaceted—personal health care, public health issues, philanthropic issues—but one thing that has connected my whole life’s work is regard for human beings and regard for the individual. So to have this award recognizing humanism places appropriate emphasis on the core value of my life’s work.”
 
A specialist in Behavioral and Developmental Medicine, with expertise in psychiatry, Dr. Brutoco’s career has been devoted to treating those with special needs, or going through temporary but difficult challenges. His professional goal has been to help individuals achieve their full potential, particularly when they encounter obstacles to personal happiness and fulfillment.
 
Dr. Brutoco’s wife, Diana '74, was diagnosed with leukemia in 1988. She needed a bone marrow transplant to survive, but her family members weren’t a match and, at the time, few people were registered as donors.
 
Dr. Brutoco developed the concept and led an international grassroots movement to educate, motivate, recruit, test, finance and register bone marrow donors. The visionary Life-Savers Foundation of America formed synergistic relationships with huge agencies, institutions and non-governmental organizations, including the American Red Cross, National Institute of Health, Roche Lab and many others, in order to maximize the impact of the movement. Through Dr. Brutoco’s leadership of the Foundation, as well as leadership within the fledgling National Marrow Donor Program, the ranks of the donor pool rose exponentially in support of the new life-saving technique of bone marrow transplantation.
 
This effort brought together government officials, agency heads, top doctors and, most important, the public at large, Brutoco said. The doctor who performed Diana Brutoco’s successful marrow transplant received the Nobel Prize for his pioneering work in bone marrow transplants. Dr. Brutoco himself received much acclaim for his work and leadership in promoting and facilitating marrow and stem cell transplants.
 
But this breakthrough medical technology was useless to those who could not find a donor match. For that technology to reach its full potential, it required a vast number of volunteers to come forth and say, “I will save the life of a stranger.” There are now more than 6 million Americans registered as volunteer “Life-Savers” through the donation of their marrow or stem cells.
 
“We’ve received a lot of expressions of gratitude through the years from patients’ families,” Brutoco said. “But we’ve received even more appreciation from donors. They got a chance to make a difference in the lives of someone else. We were blessed to be the facilitator of that. We are giving people a chance to be their best self. It’s a way to truly connect one soul to another in this shared human journey that is life. Through selfless donation of marrow and stem cells, and the acceptance of that by the recipient, goodness comes forward in the most essential way.”
 
submitted Oct. 25, 2013 11:51A
GRD Law '74
Brooks, Julie

Julie Brooks J.D. ’74 was named one of the 100 “Women of Influence” by Silicon Valley Business Journal. As the executive VP, general counsel, chief compliance officer, corporate secretary at Conceptus Inc., Brooks oversees legal and compliance issues. Conceptus is a health care service company that focuses on women’s health. Founded in 1992, the company specializes in the design, development and distribution of medical products and services for use in the field of women’s health. Brooks is also president and director, Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel 2010–13. She received the president’s award for outstanding industry service, ARRDA, 1988.

submitted May. 6, 2013 8:02P
'74
Brooks, William

Last February, William Mathews Brooks '74, identified a new species of coral reef fish, specifically of the goby (Gobiidae) genus, from the Indonesian seas. The new species, Eviota pamae, is a brightly colored orange and pink fish with a bright yellow midlateral stripe that runs horizontally down the side of the body. This tremendous discovery was announced in the April 2013 edition of International Journal of Ichthyology (www.aqua-aquapress.com). The journal highlighted the discovery by featuring the new species, Eviota pamae, on its April 15th cover.

Contact William
www.aqua-aquapress.com
submitted May. 29, 2013 11:23A
'74
Bottini, Bruce

Bruce Bottini ’70, J.D ’74 writes: “I am a trial lawyer in Portland, Ore., specializing in personal injury law, in practice with my wife, Marianne, and son John for over 25 years.”

 

submitted Apr. 26, 2012 3:33P
UGRD Leavey Business '74
Boitano, Frank

Frank Boitano ’69, MBA ’74 and his daughter Lauren summited Mt. Kilimanjaro on Jan. 17, 2013.

submitted May. 15, 2013 3:13P
'74
Bernbrock, Chris

Chris Bernbrock '74 retired from IBM on Dec. 31, 2013 - after nearly three decades of fascinating, mostly global, roles with the company. He can now be found these days enjoying long walks and Tai Chi on the beaches of Orange County in Southern California with his beautiful wife of 37 years, Yoopin.... and becoming increasingly involved in their parish community of Holy Spirit, in Fountain Valley. They will be attending the weekend portion of the class reunion in October.

submitted Apr. 23, 2014 2:41P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '74
beamish, rita

Rita Beamish '74 climbed to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, at 19,300 feet, in July with a group of women journalist friends.

submitted Aug. 10, 2011 1:14P
'74
Beamish, Rita

Freshman Dorm: Sanfilippo

Rita Beamish '74 is the project editor of the newly released The Upside of Aging, a wide-ranging, factually-based book that reveals the vast opportunities of our aging world. Yes, there is in fact an upside.

Contact Rita
rcbeamish@comcast.net
submitted Apr. 26, 2014 2:05P

1975

'75
Yam, Patrick

Patrick Yam MBA ’75 is part of a team of Silicon Valley financial and sports luminaries—including 49ers president and former Facebook CFO Gideon Yu, former Oakland Athletics co-owner Steve Schott ’60, local swimmers, and city leaders—that has raised $6 million in an attempt to move the International Swimming Hall of Fame from Florida to Santa Clara, a few backstrokes from the new NFL stadium. Yam is a Menlo Park-based venture capitalist. He serves on the Leavey School of Business advisory board and was a former SCU faculty member.

 
submitted May. 22, 2013 5:21A
GRD Law '75
Vartabedian, Steven

Justice Steven M. Vartabedian J.D. '75 retired from the Fifth District Court of Appeals after nearly 29 years as a jurist.

submitted Jun. 17, 2010 11:07A
'75
Tarzwell, Jeff

Jeff Tarzwell '76 if CFO for Redwood City Electric. His wife Bridget '75, MBA '76 is busy building her printing business in Sacramento.

submitted Jun. 11, 2009 1:47P
GRD Law '75
Tamm, James

The Honorable James W. Tamm J.D. '75 writes, "I have joined the faculty of the Wallenberg Institute in Stockholm, Sweden."

submitted Jun. 6, 2011 1:23P
'75
Smith, Rodney

Rodney D. Smith '75 is senior VP of Business & Financial Planning at Sage North America.

Contact Rodney
http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=5653964&trk=tab_pro
submitted Mar. 29, 2013 2:01P
GRD Law '75
Samuelson, David

David B. Samuelson '72, J.D. '75 writes: "Still enjoying living up in the San Juans—probably never retire."

submitted Jul. 11, 2011 9:38A
'75
Sager, Sherri

Sherri Sager '75 just celebrated her 15th anniversary as chief government relations officer at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

submitted May. 21, 2009 3:47P
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