Steering Committee

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Steering Committee 2017-01-17T23:32:23+00:00
Cathy Campbell
Cathy CampbellBoard Chair

Cathy Campbell is a Senior Global Diversity & Inclusion Manager at Microsoft.  She partners with senior leadership across the Cloud + Enterprise organization and the Global Development Centers to drive initiatives to recruit, retain, and advance diverse talent within the organization.  Throughout her career spanning across technology and financial services sectors, Cathy leads and aligns Diversity & Inclusion integration across multiple talent and business growth initiatives. She develops and implements pro-active programs to build a more diverse and inclusive culture which ultimately differentiates the organization as a company of choice for diverse talent and customers.

Charles Nyakundi
Charles Nyakundi Board Member

Charles Nyakundi, is a Sr. Diversity and Compliance Analyst at Oracle Corporation. Prior to this, he was the Corporate HR Strategic Partner with Volunteers of America, where he lead the effort to develop a long-term strategy to ensure continuous development and retention of key employees and potential successors.His previous experience includes Human Resources Manager at Presbyterian Homes and Services and HR Operations Analyst at Express Scripts, Inc. Core Competencies include EEO and AAP, HR practices, systems and processes. Charles holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and Economics Minor from MSU, Minnesota and an MBA in Strategic Management from WGU, Utah.

Jeffrey Thompson
Jeffrey ThompsonBoard Member

Jeffrey Thompson is the Ethics and Compliance Program Manager for Workday and is responsible for promoting and reinforcing a highly ethical business culture. Previously, Mr. Thompson worked at Levi Strauss & Company where he managed human resources compliance functions related to federal, state and local employment laws and related company policies.He holds a Master of Public Administration Degree from California State University, East Bay and a B.A. from the University of Iowa. Additionally, Mr. Thompson has been certified as an EEO Investigator and Counselor by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Jeffrey has served on the City and County of San Francisco’s Gender Equality Principles Advisory Council since its establishment in 2008.

Sharon Koons
Sharon KoonsBoard Member
  • Current Secretary of the Silicon Valley Industry Liaison Group (SVILG) Steering Committee.
  • Extensive experience in the EEO Compliance and Diversity field.
  • Successfully completed over twenty-five OFCCP audits.
  • Negotiated Agilent Technologies’ Functional Affirmative Action Plan (FAAP) with OFCCP.
  • MBA in Business Information Systems, an advantage in writing business specifications and system test plans.
  • Co-Chair of the Silicon Valley Industry Liaison Group (SVILG) 2008 to 2010.
  • Chair of the Silicon Valley Partnership (SVP) 2002 – 2004, a partnership between OFCCP, Community Groups and US Government Contractors in bridging the “digital divide”.
Lady Idos
Lady IdosBoard Member

Lady Idos is a Senior Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Analyst at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) laboratory, managed by the University of California (UC). As part of the Diversity and Inclusion Office (DIO), Lady strategizes with senior management and employees to help develop and implement organization-wide key initiatives. Some of her accomplishments include: launching the organization’s first Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) for LGBTQ, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and postdocs; creating the first set of Workplace Gender Transition Guidelines for transgender staff within the national laboratory and UC system; spearheading a hiring program to employ individuals with disabilities; and starting an internship program for veterans. Additionally, Lady serves to ensure HR compliance with federal and state regulations, including equal employment opportunity (EEO), affirmative action (AA), and OFCCP regulations. Lady investigates complaints related to sexual harassment and Title IX claims; as well as discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims under Title VII.  Lady holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco, and a B.A. degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Zina Deldar
Zina DeldarBoard Member

Zina Deldar is an associate in the Employment Law practice of Paul Hastings and isbased in the firm’s San Francisco office. Prior to joining the San Francisco office, Ms.Deldar practiced in the firm’s Chicago office. Ms. Deldar represents multinational companies in all aspects of employment law litigation and counseling.Her experience ranges from handling administrative complaints and single plaintiff claims to class andcollective actions involving discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wage-and-hourclaims under federal and state laws. Ms. Deldar also advises, writes, and speaks on federal contractors’ obligations under Executive Order 11246 and related statutes and regulations, and represents contractors in connection with building their complianceprogram and in compliance audits by the Office of Federal Contract CompliancePrograms (“OFCCP”).Ms. Deldar has significant experience counseling clients onreductions in force and compliance with applicable federal and state laws. She represents pro bono clients in immigration proceedings and advises non-profits onemployment law.

Dominique B. Burton
Dominique B. BurtonBoard Member

Dominique frequently provides training in D&I and engagement. She is a Board Member of the Northern California Employment Round Table and is involved with several professional organizations including the Equal Employment Opportunity Officers of the Bay Area, National Association of ADA Coordinators, and Association of Workplace Investigators – Local Circle. Most recently, joining the Steering Committee of the Northern California Industry Liaison Group.

Corliss Arthurton
Corliss Arthurton Board Member

Corliss Arthurton is a Human Resource management professional with over ten-years of progressive movement in the field. She has broad based human resource & operations experience gained from working in public/private, non-profit and union environments. She pursued opportunities to work in healthcare, media, and hospitality, law, and labor organizations. She has provided pro-bono consulting to Bay Area non-profits. Corliss earned her J.D. degree from John F. Kennedy University, in Walnut Creek, CA. She also holds an MA from the University of Florida and a BA from SUNY Albany in Mass Communication.

Mirelle King
Mirelle King Board Member
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Mirelle King is the senior manager for HR Compliance at Gilead Sciences. Prior to joining Gilead, she spent almost 20 years at Lockheed, much of that time was spent at Lockheed Martin’s corporate office, where she led the corporation’s OFCCP and state fair employment law obligations compliance for it’s over 100,000 employees. While at LM, Mirelle was active in the Washington D.C. area Business Leadership Network (BLN) and the Mid-Atlantic Industry Liaison Group. At Gilead, Mirelle manages the firm’s federal fair employment obligations, as well as collaborating with Diversity & Inclusion and others within and outside the organization. Since relocating to the bay area in 2016, she has joined the Northern California Industry Liaison Group (NCILG) including serving on the NCILG steering committee, and is actively working to establish her network in the bay area.

Linda Ly
Linda Ly Board Member
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Jonakey Gupta
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Joni Podolsky
Joni PodolskyBoard Member
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