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RAFT'S ANNUAL FUNDRAISING DINNER
Thank you to those who joined us for the Amazing Race event in October.
Meet Teacher of the Year Emmanuel Stewart
RAFT congratulates our Teacher of the Year, Emmanuel Stewart, Instructional Program Administrator in San Francisco's Bayview Zone. Learn more about this outstanding, hands-on teacher in the video below.
6:00-7:00pm Reception & Hands-on Activities
7:00-8:30 Dinner & Program
Meat option: Beef Short Rib
Adobo with Pickled Onion and Cilantro Salad Served on a bed of lightly infused goat cheese polenta.
Vegetarian: Warm Quinoa
Warm quinoa with fresh spinach, dice sweet potatoes, dried cranberries, pesto essence, sauteed red onion.
Executive Vice President, Operations, Processes, and Systems
As Executive Vice President of Operations, Processes, and Systems at Cisco, Randy Pond oversees the functions of global business services, corporate affairs, supply chain operations, and legal services. He also co-chairs the Quality Experience Steering Committee.Read More
As Executive Vice President of Operations, Processes, and Systems at Cisco, Randy Pond oversees the functions of global business services, corporate affairs, supply chain operations, and legal services. He also co-chairs the Quality Experience Steering Committee. To help fuel growth, promote innovation, and increase Cisco’s productivity, Pond is currently leading a comprehensive business transformation across Cisco operations by reengineering business processes, rearchitecting systems, and redefining the role of Cisco leadership.
Previously Pond was Senior Vice President of West Coast and Asia Operations, where he held responsibility for all of worldwide manufacturing operations, including product fulfillment and logistics. Before that, as Vice President of Manufacturing, he oversaw all aspects of manufacturing operations, including new product introduction, planning, procurement, production operations, and distribution and logistics. He joined Cisco in 1993 as Director of Manufacturing Operations through the acquisition of Crescendo Communications.
Pond’s key accomplishments at Cisco include establishing consistent business processes and operational metrics across the company, double-digit productivity growth, redefining the manufacturing model, delivering Cisco’s new business models into operation, and redesigning the employee value proposition.
Prior to joining Cisco, Pond was Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer, and Vice President of Operations at Crescendo Communications. He has also held various finance and operations positions at Versatec, David Systems, Xerox Corporation, Schlumberger, and Arthur Andersen.
Pond chairs the board of the March of Dimes of Silicon Valley, and serves as a board member for CARE USA, and the Islamic Networks Group.
Pond holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from Ball State University in Indiana, is an advisor for the Miller College of Business Board of Advisors, and a Trustee of the Ball State University Foundation.
Founder and CEO
Latinas Contra Cancer
Ysabel Duron, Founder and CEO of Latinas Contra Cancer, based in Silicon Valley, California, has over a decade of non profit experience. She is an award winning journalist, a 43-year veteran of television news.Read More
Ysabel Duron, Founder and CEO of Latinas Contra Cancer, based in Silicon Valley, California, has over a decade of non profit experience. She is an award winning journalist, a 43-year veteran of television news. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee proclaimed April 11, 2013 Ysabel Duron Day following her retirement in April 2013. Duron is featured in a 2008 publication, Building the Latino Future, Success Stories for the Next Generation by authors, Frank Carbajal and Humberto Madrid.
She was appointed in 2011 to the Congressionally-mandated IBCERCC (Interagency Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Convening Committee) investigating the state of the science on breast cancer and the environment. The 270-page report was released in February 2013.
In 2011 she was the recipient of the California Latino Legislative Caucus Spirit Award for Achievement in Journalism and Media.
Duron, a cancer survivor (Hodgkins Lymphoma) served on the boards of the California Breast Cancer Research Program Council and the Patient Advocacy Leadership Committee at GSK. Latinas Contra Cancer, a leading advocacy and service agency, serves 5 cornerstones: prevention, detection & treatment, patient services, capacity building and research. LCC also convenes the biennial National Latino Cancer Summit. In 2009 LCC received the Best Small Health Agency Award from the Latino Caucus of the American Public Health Association.