Board of Directors
Mary Jane Luck, Board Chair, Mentor
Mary Jane is President of the Tyner Family Foundation, Board Secretary for the Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism and retired Vice President of the Levi Strauss & Co. Red Tab Foundation. Mary Jane completed her corporate career in Market Research in 2006 at Levi Strauss and Co. where she worked for over 27 years. Her responsibilities included directing the company’s Market Research efforts as head of Global Consumer Insights. Mary Jane is a mentor to SHE-CAN scholar Aidy Ung. She has been involved with SHE-CAN since 2011.
Barbara Bylenga, Executive Director, Mentor
Barbara is a social entrepreneur and has 20+ years experience in the business world, 15 of which she has spent running her own market research consultancy. She has provided companies such as Levi Strauss & Co., Nike, Nordstrom, Microsoft and eBay with intelligence that informs product design, advertising and marketing strategies. Barbara is a member of the Executive Council of Bpeace (bpeace.org), through which she has led several projects in Rwanda. A graduate of Florida State and Michigan State, Barbara was a mentor to Malyse, a SHE-CAN scholar from Rwanda who graduated Bucknell University in 2013, and earned a Masters in Public Health from Boston University in 2015.
Carol Chang, Chief Financial Officer, Mentor
Carol is the Chief Financial Officer at SHE-CAN. She spent five years at Ernst & Young, was a VP of Finance at KKR Financial, a Corporate Controller for a west coast based hedge fund, and worked in the Corporate Accounting practice at Blue Shield of California. Carol received her B.A. in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, her M.S. in Accounting from the University of Virginia, and is a licensed CPA in the state of California. She has volunteered with a number of organizations, including Wildtracks, Cross Cultural Solutions, the Marine Mammal Center and is on the board of Action For Nature. Carol is a mentor to SHE-CAN scholar Jocelyn Mizero.
Nancy Murphy, Board Secretary, Mentor
Nancy is a strategist and communicator working with organizations that strive to shape the future. She is a leader and director of experience design and communications at Worldview Stanford, an innovative Stanford University program that creates media and learning experiences to translate interdisciplinary research for public audiences. Previously she spent 20 years at Global Business Network, the pre-eminent scenario-planning consultancy, as CMO, editor-in chief, and a member of the leadership and management teams. She also ran her own marketing communications firm, was a strategy consultant with Arthur D. Little, and served as a police crisis intervention specialist. Nancy holds an AB (Phi Beta Kappa) in political science from Wellesley College and chaired the board of its alumnae Business Leadership Council. She also holds an MS in criminal justice and sociology from Arizona State University. Nancy is a mentor to SHE-CAN graduate Rina Ntagozera and to current SHE-CAN scholar Peninah Ingabire.
Kristin Nicholson, Mentor
Kristin has been in the investment industry for twenty-five years. She joined First Republic Bank in 2004 and is a Senior Managing Director and Wealth Manager. Prior to this position, she worked for smaller investment advisors in San Rafael and Oakland. She started her investment career in the Czech Republic as part of the MBA Enterprise Corps, a non-profit organization providing management support to local firms in emerging markets and also worked with a brokerage firm with offices in Prague and Warsaw doing equity research. Kristin received her MBA degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University. She holds both a Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Financial Planner designation and is a member of the San Francisco Analysts Society. At SHE-CAN, Kristin mentored Patricie Uwase, who graduated UC Berkeley with a Masters in Civil Engineering in 2015 and Kristin is currently a mentor to SHE-CAN scholar Vuochnear Ly who is attending Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.