Early Edge California (2015)

Circle: Education

mission

earlyedge1Early Edge California is a nonprofit advocacy organization working to ensure all children have the early experiences necessary to be successful learners by the end of third grade, setting them on a path to college and career readiness.

earlyedgecalifornia.org

participating members:

  • WEBID0000001913 Karen A. Non-Profit Co... Consultant
    Karen Alden

    Karen Alden

    Consultant

    Non-Profit Consultant

    Impact Circle:

    Education

    Karen has twenty years of business experience, primarily in the areas of marketing and strategic planning. She spent many years in the cable television industry, holding senior executive positions at the Walt Disney Company, Fox Television, the Home Shopping Network, and USA Networks. Her most recent full-time position was as CEO of Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods, Inc. Karen is currently contributing her management and marketing experience in the non-profit realm. She is a member of the Steering Committee for Harvard Business School’s Community Partners Program, which provides pro bono consulting to Bay Area non-profits. She also serves on the board of directors of Hope Street Group, a bipartisan organization that develops policies that enhance economic opportunity. Karen has served on local boards or provided consulting services to a variety of Bay Area organizations, including the following: – Peninsula Symphony Orchestra – E3–Education, Excellence and Equity – Redwood City Police Activities League – Destiny Arts Center – Center for Youth – Peninsula Bridge Program Karen graduated with a BA from Boston College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is currently working toward a Certificate in Early Childhood Education and has completed numerous courses in non-profit management and grantwriting.

  • WEBID0000002918 Rebecca D. New Teacher C... Development A...
    Rebecca Dyas

    Rebecca Dyas

    Development Associate

    New Teacher Center

    Impact Circle:

    ​ Alumni

  • WEBID0000002933 Meg S. Impax Laborat... VP, Intellect...
    Meg  Snowden

    Meg Snowden

    VP, Intellectual Property, Licensing & Litigation

    Impax Laboratories, Inc.

    Impact Circle:

    Education

    Environment & Energy

    Meg Snowden is Vice President, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Licensing at Impax Laboratories, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company applying its formulation expertise and drug delivery technology to the development of controlled-release and specialty branded and generic products. Ms. Snowden is responsible for all intellectual property matters, patent and corporate litigation, licensing transactions, and regulatory advice and counseling. Prior to Impax, Ms. Snowden held in-house positions of increasing responsibility in the biotechnology field, and also worked in patent litigation in a law firm setting for a variety of industries.

  • Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH April S. New Teacher C... Program Consu...
    April Stout

    April Stout

    Program Consultant

    New Teacher Center

    Impact Circle:

    ​ Alumni

    Starting out in the classroom as an upper grade teacher, literacy specialist, and site-based coach April’s work in education has also included supporting and training instructional coaches, working with district and school site leadership to develop pathways for continued teacher development and learning, designing and facilitating professional development around collaboration, oral language development, and literacy across the content areas.

  • meredith_willa_professional Meredith W. Bridge To Impact Founder and C...
    Meredith Willa

    Meredith Willa

    Founder and Consultant

    Bridge To Impact

    Impact Circle:

    ​ Alumni

    Meredith Willa advises organizations on how to maximize their social impact and effectiveness. She provides consulting services to San Francisco Bay Area organizations in the nonprofit, philanthropic, and public sectors. She believes firmly in the importance of making mission-related, data-driven decisions to generate better outcomes. Her specialization is with programs and policies that address early childhood, education, health and welfare issues. Meredith Willa started her career at the Medical Health Research Association where she helped families who had children with cognitive and physical disabilities navigate the complex web of social services. She received a masters degree in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley, where she published research on the effects of welfare receipt on children, and a bachelor of science degree in human development from Cornell University. She has served as President of the Young Executive Board of CampInteractive, a NY-based nonprofit, and continues ongoing involvement with the Alumni Association of the Goldman School of Public Policy.