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Deepali Sachdeva
Member of Board of Directors, President
Deepali is a management adviser, an influential leader and an effective manager with numerous business success stories spanning more than a decade. In 2002, she founded CLASS as an answer to the need expressed by professional for a more wholesome and satisfying community service experience.   She was President and member of Board of Directors of St. Elizabeth’s Day Home and was a member of Board of Directors of Volunteer Center of Silicon Valley. She is a visionary who believes that its important that knowledge resources from the community be used to serve the community if we want our future generations to appreciate & inherit the values & tradition to serve the community in which they live in. Her energy, passion and drive are remarkable. She has Masters in Business Administration from University of Chicago – Graduate School of Business and Post graduation in Sustainable Business from University of Cambridge.

Sudeep Kanjilal
Member of Board of Directors, Secretary
Sudeep is a co-founder, an officer and a member of the Board of Directors of CLASS. He is also the chief spokesperson. Sudeep has 15+ years of experience advising Senior Executives at Fortune 500 firms in the High-tech, Manufacturing and Financial Services verticals. His key strengths is his ability to understand industry trends and underlying patterns, leveraging the same to advise executives and suggest solutions. He has have managed key clients like Microsoft, Texas Instruments, Dell, Freescale Semiconductors, Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia-Siemens Neworks, JP Morgan Chase and Citibank. He has a Master´s Degree in Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management and an undergraduate degree in Electronics Engineering. He is a firm believer in a positive change. He believes that the key to the community development is to effectively utilize the knowledge capital present in the community. His sense of humor and optimistic approach to life have inspired many.

Robert Albanese
Member of Board of Directors, Treasurer

Rob is an officer and a member of the Board of Directors of CLASS. Rob has more than 25+ years of relevant experience in project management and product development specializing in the architecture and development of multi-tier applications; thirteen of those years working at Hewlett-Packard where he led the effort to develop a patent-pending Flexible Schema Architecture used to create one of the industry’s first Component Supplier Management applications. He is an ex-President and board member of Moreland Educational Foundation and a frequent volunteer at organizations like the United Way, Second Harvest Food Book, Habitat for Humanity and others. He has also done consulting for Non-Profit Organizations based in the Bay Area.

Adam Skibley
Member of Board of Directors
Adam is member of Board of Directors. He also provides leadership to the CLASS’s Business Development Group. In the past he has led numerous client engagements at CLASS as a Project Manager. Professionally, Adam works as a management consultant primarily focusing on clients in the healthcare sector. He also has experience working in corporate finance in the professional services and high tech industries. Adam received his MBA from the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and holds a Bachelors degree in Finance and Spanish from the University of Notre Dame. He is active in the San Francisco community, serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Giants Community Fund, volunteering as an Analyst for the Social Capital Index, and playing an active role in the Notre Dame Alumni Club’s local chapter. Adam firmly believes in the power of passionate business leaders to maximize both the economic and social value that their organizations create.

Wendy Chen
Member of Board of Directors [ Interim Director –  Practice Development ]
Wendy is member of Board of Directors and she also leads the CLASS’s Practice Development team. She brings 10 year experience in global supply chain and vendor / customer relationship management. Her focus includes business consulting, cost / benefit analysis, process improvements, and project management of global sourcing and sales.  She obtained her MBA in Business Administration and Policy from Baruch College, City University of New York. She loves yoga, travel and cuisines. She started to uncover her inner calling for community service in 2003 while working as an event manager for 3 non-profit organizations. Since relocating to the San Francisco bay area, she has volunteered for many events / activities of local schools, disadvantage communities and environmental protection. CLASS provides a perfect platform to combine her desire to serve local communities with her professional skills. It has been a rewarding experience for her to work with dynamic professionals from cross-cultural and cross-industry backgrounds.

Jesse Aluja
Co-Director – Business Development
Jesse leads CLASS’s Business Development Group.  Jesse comes from a background of sales/marketing at various financial institutions, while also working with public policy issues with nonprofits in the Silicon Valley.  Jesse graduated with a B.S. in Justice Studies from San Jose State University and is now pursuing his Masters in Public Administration degree there as well.  He believes in CLASS’s mission and in its philosophy that volunteers can make a difference by solving problems. Jesse is known to be a person with innovative ideas who uses critical thinking to solve problems.  Jesse joined CLASS to serve society through his professional experience, along with his growing knowledge of public policy and administration.

Nipun Misra
Co-Director – Program Management Office
Nipun Leads our Program Management Office [ PMO ]. Nipun has worked in CLASS on various projects ranging from capacity assessments, strategic planning, marketing and branding strategy. In the past, Nipun has volunteered with various non-profits including Foundation for College Education, GRID Alternatives, Mountain View High School and RAFT. At Haas, Nipun serves as a Berkeley Board Fellow on the board of the SEEDS conflict resolution center in Berkeley. He holds a PhD in engineering from UC Berkeley and is currently pursuing a MBA degree from the Haas School of business. Nipun joined CLASS to maximize his efforts in supporting local non-profits carry out their mission and serve the Bay Area community.