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Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement

Advisory Board


Elizabeth S. Adams


CorriganNancy M. Corrigan
Nancy M. Corrigan, CFA, founder of Corrigan Financial, Inc., has over 20 years of experience in financial services. Her background is unique. With a major portion of her career spent in financial management for large institutional investors (CIGNA, University of California), she now brings the discipline and best practices of professional investors to wealth management for individuals, families, and business owners.

Nancy holds the highly respected Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/Actuarial Science is from the University of Illinois-Urbana. She is a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco, the CFA Institute, and the San Francisco Financial Planning Association. She has also been an active member and served on several committees for the Commercial Real Estate Women of San Francisco. Her involvement with these professional organizations gives Nancy extensive resources to call upon when complex situations arise in her clients’ portfolios. She is committed to keeping her skills as current as possible, participating in over 30 hours of continuing educations classes each year, regularly updating her knowledge in such areas as portfolio management, investment management, risk management, and estate planning.


DentinoTeresa Dentino
Teresa Dentino is the CEO and Founder of The Financial 411, a successful financial education firm in the Bay Area. She is also the author of What Your Mother Never Taught You About Money, the first book in a series specifically created for women who want to get financially savvy.

Teresa began her financial services career as a stockbroker in San Francisco, CA in 1985. Through 25+ years of financial industry experience, including past work at three multi-national Wall Street firms and service on several boards of directors, she successfully launched and managed her own full-service securities firm. After seeing successful results and receiving positive feedback from clients and the media, Teresa established The Financial 411 in 2001. She has been recognized on CBS MarketWatch, The Wall Street Journal, WGN Radio, Town & Country Magazine, Worth Magazine, Physician’s Money Digest, The View From The Bay, and The Rob Black and Your Money Show, among others.

In her free time, Ms. Dentino participates in numerous community services and loves to play Polo, among other equine adventures.


Robin Evitts
Robin Evitts is an executive consultant focused on delivering transformational business performance improvements.  As a senior executive of a Fortune 500 company, as a partner of a Big 4 global accounting and consulting firm, and as a non-profit executive and Board member, she has developed a unique combination of IT, finance and corporate governance expertise.  Robin is also serving as the acting Chief Financial Officer of Community School for Creative Education, a Waldorf public charter school opening in Fall 2011.  Additionally, she is the First Vice President and Audit Committee chairman of the Board of Girls Incorporated of Alameda County.

Previous executive roles included Vice President – Chief Information Officer and Vice President – Internal Audit at The Clorox Company.  She was also a partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP, specializing in corporate governance, risk management and auditing/accounting services.  

Robin is an alumna of the College of Business, majoring in Accounting.


fisherStacy G. Fisher
Stacy G. Fisher is a senior vice president with Wells Fargo Bank.  In 2010, after nearly 18 years with the International Group (IG), Stacy was named to a newly created role within the Community Bank  heading the leadership development at the mid- to senior management level across the multi disciplined lines of business. Community Bank businesses include Internet Services, Regional Banking, Customer Connections (phone banking) and Diversified Products (including SBA loans, Dealer Services, Business Banking).

Stacy is an active member of the Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Board and a member of the Financial Women's Association of San Francisco.  She is a past board member for the San Francisco Mental Health Association and chair of the Wells Fargo International Group (IG) Diversity Council. Stacy is the recipient of the IG Management Excellence award, IG Diversity Champion awards, and Golden Spoke award, Wells Fargo - Wholesale Bank’s highest honor.  Stacy began her career at Citibank, N.A. after graduating from the University of Illinois.


knudsenToni Knudsen 
Toni Knudson is the Finance Director for the Voice Technology and Enterprise Social Software Groups at Cisco Systems, Inc. Toni has worked in various finance roles in Cisco over the last 12 years including leadership roles in Finance & Accounting Shared Services, Planning & Operations, Corporate Real Estate-Facilities Management, and Supply Chain-Demand Planning. Prior to Cisco, Toni held several finance roles at Hewlett-Packard Company. She holds a BS-Finance (Bronze Tablet) and a JD (with Honors) from the University of Texas at Austin.  Toni is an inactive member of the Oregon State Bar.


roaneSusan RoAne
Susan RoAne leads a double life as a bestselling author and a sought-after keynote speaker known as "The Mingling Maven'," she gives her multi-generational audiences the required tools, techniques and strategies they need to connect and communicate in today's global business world. Her practical, informative, and interactive presentations are known for what The San Francisco Chronicle calls her 'dynamite sense of humor.'

She received her Master's Degree from San Francisco State University and her Bachelors in English from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, where she was honored at 'Authors Come Home'. She still considers herself one of the Fighting Illini! A former teacher, Susan now lectures for major corporations and conventions and at major universities such as Yale, Wharton, University of Chicago, University of Texas Law School and will return as guest faculty for the eighth time for NYU's Summer Publishing Institute.

An expert on connecting and communicating, Susan RoAne is often quoted in such diverse venues as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Maxim, and


schragerLaurie Schrager
Laurie Schrager is the Director of Market Analysis for Limelight Networks.  Limelight is an Internet platform and services company that integrates the most business-critical parts of the online content value chain.  Laurie is responsible for driving profitability though pricing strategy and commercial negotiations.  Laurie started her career on Wall Street as a technologist supporting an equity derivatives trading desk and progressed into equity research and eventually consulting before going back to business school.  She has a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Math/Computer Science from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.  Outside of work, Laurie enjoys time with her husband and baby daughter. 


Debaney Shepard
Debaney Shepard graduated Bronze Tablet from the University of Illinois, where she also earned a master’s degree from the College of Communications. She began her career as a reporter at the Champaign-Urbana Courier, then moved in rapid succession to the Milwaukee Journal, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Los Angeles Times. After working part-time for a number of years when her children were young, she returned to a full-time career in journalism as the copy chief at Sunset magazine and then served as the editorial manager at Business 2.0 until Time Inc. closed that magazine in 2007. Debaney is now deputy managing editor at Booz & Company, a global management consultancy.