Givelle lAMANO (JD 10)
Attorney, Lamano Law Offices
Givelle Lamano is a criminal defense attorney who truly cares about her clients. She
has represented people from all walks of life ranging from gang members appealing
their life sentences to young adults and senior citizens in misdemeanor cases. Lamano
also serves as a court appointed attorney for Alameda County, taking on cases when
the Public Defender’s Office is unable to do so, and is licensed in both state and
Lamano is the co-founder of the Three Strikes Justice Center, a non-profit organization
focused on alleviating the overcrowding of prisons. In addition, she serves as a Board
Member for Insight Prison Project, an organization providing services to prisoners
and parolees in 12 California prisons, 3 county jail facilities, and several re-entry
programs. Lamano is an advocate for prisoner reform and ending mass incarceration.
Lamano holds a JD (’10) from Golden Gate University and a bachelor of science in communications
from Woodbury University.
Susan Lovegren (MS 86)
Chief People Officer, AppDynamics
Susan Lovegren is the chief people officer of AppDynamics and leads the company’s
vision, strategy, and programs around its people. With more than 25 years in leadership
roles at public technology companies, Lovegren has a proven track record for creating
working environments in which employees thrive. She joined AppDynamics from Juniper
Networks where she served as the senior vice president of human resources and the
Juniper Foundation. At Juniper Networks, Lovegren was responsible for setting the
strategic direction for its nearly 10,000 employees and overall culture of innovation.
Over her career, Lovegren has campaigned for women in technology through partnerships
with the Anita Borg Institute, Grace Hopper Women in Computing, and Watermark. She
is a frequent panelist addressing the needs of the contemporary workforce and currently
co-leads Watermark’s C-Suite CHRO Network of human resources leaders and is on the
advisory board of Catalyst, the leading nonprofit organization with a mission to accelerate
progress for women through workplace inclusion.
Lovegren has held senior leadership roles in human resources at Plantronics, Juniper
Networks, and Agilent Technologies. She started her career at Hewlett-Packard where
she spent 16 years in various HR roles learning how to build employee systems and
programs for scale.
Lovegren earned a master's degree in human resources management from Golden Gate University
(’86) and a bachelor's degree in radio and television broadcasting from San Jose State
University. She previously served on the Board of Trustees for Second Harvest of Santa
Cruz County and currently supports a variety of educational and social causes. Lovegren
is the recipient of the 2016 Mark Your Mark Award for Advocacy from Watermark.
Sofia Tulchinsky (MBA 96)
Senior Director of Global Business Planning & Strategy, Salesforce
Sofia Tulchinsky is a Senior Director at Salesforce in the Global Business Planning
and Strategy team focused on Alliances and Channels. She is responsible for developing
and launching Go-To Market Strategies to help Salesforce increase its reach through
strong partnerships. She works closely with Alliances Leadership driving operational
efficiencies and long term business planning. Tulchinsky has been with Salesforce
for 5 years moving through the ranks in various Strategy roles. Recently, she was
recognized as a High Potential Female Leader at Salesforce and is helping build a
program focused on attracting, developing and retaining talented women. Prior to joining
Salesforce, Sofia spent 9 years at Exigen Group. She joined Exigen when it was an
early stage startup working on the launch, M&A Integration and managing the Sales
Born in the Ukraine, Tulchinsky immigrated to San Francisco with her family at the
age of four. After receiving both her BS (’95) and MBA (’96) from Golden Gate University,
she moved to New York and LA, and then returned to the best place to live. Tulchinsky
lives in San Francisco with her husband and 4 children.