Stephen T. Lieberman
Steve joined LFC’s board in 2015 and brings to more than 20 years of experience leading information technology programs in government, business, academia, and nonprofits. Steve is interested in research and applications at the intersection of machine learning and government policy, and promoting the democratization of finance to foster systemic social and economic equity. He previously worked as an appointed government official and civilian contractor in a series of senior program management and R&D roles. Before that he was involved in a number of technology startups in California and the NYC metro area. Steve holds Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology, Biology, and Music from Simon’s Rock College and Bard College, a Master’s degree from the University of Connecticut, and completed his Ph.D. coursework in Modeling and Simulation (Computer Science) during his tenure at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.
Brooke is a teacher, coach and counselor at the Stevenson School and also runs his own test prep and tutoring business. He received a BA in Spanish from Boston College as well as an MBA in International Marketing from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. He has held a variety of marketing management positions in banking, food service and educational industries. Having lived in Chile for almost five years,Brooke is fluent in Spanish. Committed to service,Brooke started his career at the Inner City Teaching Corps in Chicago and previously worked as a volunteer at Loaves, Fishes and Computers. He is excited to join the board to bring both his marketing experience and his passion for service.
Dr. Chip Lenno
Since 2008, Dr. Chip Lenno has served as Chief Information Officer of CSUMB. Dr. Lenno is responsible for the day-to-day operations of over 70 members in his IT staff for a campus of more than 8,000 users. Dr. Lenno has responsibility for every aspect of technology systems management for the campus. Dr. Lenno’s responsibilities include management and oversight of CSUMB’s IT department, including all hardware, software, network design, installation, and maintenance, as well the academic technology unit—The Center for Academic Technologies (CAT). Dr. Lenno is also responsible for the campus’s Information Security Program. Dr. Lenno has over 25 years of experience in IT, project, and budget management. He has participated in many strategic and tactical planning activities, and has an excellent record of results-driven solutions to complex technical and organizational problems. Dr. Lenno earned his Bachelor of Science from San Diego State University, his Master of Science from Texas A&M University, and his Doctor of Education from Pepperdine University.
Mr. Siefke joined our board in February 2018. Jacob brings to LFC his many years of dependability and thoughtfulness as a financial professional with experience in treasury operations, financial planning, corporate development and strategy. Jacob is a Manager of Corporate Development and Strategy at Granite Construction; a proactive team player, resourceful in researching complex matters, developing initiatives, and identifying & driving business process optimization with innovative technology solutions & collaborative cross-functional team leadership. Jacob’s background in budget development, cash management, and accounting will help provide key insights into LFC’s current and future goals. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a Minor in Management Information Systems from Santa Clara University.
Board President (Emeritus)
Arlene has worked in the arts, educational technology, and the new media for
over 40 years. She shares her expertise by serving on Boards of Directors in
organizations involved in these arenas. Her experience includes strategic
planning, research, project management and evaluation, funding and
marketing strategies. Arlene serves as Chair Emeritus at LFC, and provides
leadership in new programs, grant writing, project management and
evaluation, and with partnerships and collaborations.
She was the founding Director of the Wireless Education and Technology
Center at CSU Monterey Bay and was one of the founders of the Central
Coast Broadband Consortium (CCBC) to create a tri-county broadband
network and assist families with broadband adoption and digital literacy
skills. Arlene was recognized as a California Broadband Champion (2014) and
received the “In the Arena Award” (2007) for her leadership in educational technology from the Center of Digital Education, where she was a Senior
Fellow. She is a former Communications Professor with expertise in culture
Ally Wenzel has worked for over three decades in various technology leadership roles in industry and independent schools. Her expertise includes developing strategic and tactical processes for managing all aspects of an enterprise network in schools and how this work is informed by the mission and vision of educating students. Ally’s skills include staff development, business processes, data workflow, physical infrastructure, database integration, identity and access management, cloud technologies and cybersecurity. Currently serving as the Director of Technology at Stevenson School, in Pebble Beach and Carmel, California, Ally holds a B.S. in Computer Science and an M.S. in Instructional Science and Technology from California State University. Ally is an ATLIS Pillar award winner and serves on the faculty of the ATLIS Leadership Institute program for aspiring technology leaders. Ally presents at conferences and consults with schools across the globe to share best practices from her lived and learned experience. As a cyclist and avid adventure travel enthusiast, Ally and her husband travel extensively pedaling, hiking, walking and driving the roads less traveled.
Stephen’s work as a Strategic Supply Chain Planner at Driscoll's has polished his toolset for LFC. He brings to the board, which he joined in August of 2017, over 15 years of experience in actuarial analysis, software engineering and strategic planning roles to the table. Stephen’s work in network optimizations, simulations, and modeling of complex financial and physical networks has unlocked millions of dollars of value for his employers and he expects to have similar results with LFC. He holds a Bachelors from the University of California at San Diego and continues to learn from everyone with whom he interacts.