Class Notes | Obituaries
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Sam Imperati '74 is the Executive Director of the Institute for Conflict Management, Inc (ICM), an Oregon-based, national and international provider of mediation, facilitation, and training services. Imperati has been an attorney for more than 31 years, is Martindale-Hubble AV rated, and has managed more than 2,500 disputes. He was formerly Assistant Corporate Counsel with Nike, in private practice, and has handled litigation and mediated everything from “Admiralty to Zoning.” He has served as a Judge Pro Tem, as Chair of the Oregon State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, and as an Executive Committee member of the Portland Neighborhood Mediation Center Advisory Committee. Imperati has been a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), the Oregon Mediation Association (OMA), the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2), and the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD). He was on the OSB Ethics Committee, was Chair of the Multnomah Local Professional Responsibility Committee, and serves on OMA’s Standards and Practices Committee. He appears in the 2006 through 2011 editions of The Best Lawyers in America for mediation. He was the recipient of the 2007 Oregon Mediation Association Sid Lezak Award of Excellence for Outstanding Service to the Profession of Mediation in Oregon. In 2010, he received the Oregon State Bar ADR Section, Lezak Award for mediation.
Mark Hyde J.D. ’74 formed a nonprofit organization to challenge what was proposed to be the largest shopping center in Maui County, Hawaii, and prevailed before the Hawaii Land Use Commission in January. In February he received the 2013 Malama Ka Aina award from the Maui Chapter of the Sierra Club for his work.
Linda (Bader) Harroff '74 is enjoying retirement in Maine by sailing, gardening, and volunteering. She writes, "It beats work!"
Steve Flint '74 has joined the University of Idaho Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management as an Affiliate Instructor.
Constantin Delivanis MBA '74, an entrepreneur who co-founded Sand Hill Group, BDNA, a source of information about IT infrastructure, and was the creator of Technopedia.com, a social community for IT professionals, was profiled in Forbes for his contributions to the Silicon Valley Start-up Common.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Frank Boitano ’69, MBA ’74 and his daughter Lauren summited Mt. Kilimanjaro on Jan. 17, 2013.
Rita Beamish '74 climbed to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, at 19,300 feet, in July with a group of women journalist friends.
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.
Justice Steven M. Vartabedian J.D. '75 retired from the Fifth District Court of Appeals after nearly 29 years as a jurist.
Jeff Tarzwell '76 if CFO for Redwood City Electric. His wife Bridget '75, MBA '76 is busy building her printing business in Sacramento.
The Honorable James W. Tamm J.D. '75 writes, "I have joined the faculty of the Wallenberg Institute in Stockholm, Sweden."
Rodney D. Smith '75 is senior VP of Business & Financial Planning at Sage North America.