Judges – 2018

Each year, we seek a balanced panel of judges by selecting leaders from diverse areas such as nonprofit, business, venture capital, entrepreneurship, journalism, technology and social enterprise.

Enoch Choi

Enoch Choi, MD

Family Physician – Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Dr. Enoch Choi, MD is a full time Family Physician providing same day care at Palo Alto Medical Foundation. He provides free care to the homeless as the Medical Director of Peninsula Healthcare Connection. He leads medical disaster relief trips as the Medical Director of Jordan International Aid, having led dozens of trips to the Philippines, Cambodia, Sandy, Japan, Haiti, Katrina, Nepal, and now Kenya. He teaches, as Clinical Assistant Faculty, Internal Medicine, Stanford Medical School. His medical informatics consulting practice provides training, design,and expert witness expertise.

Enoch’s board involvement includes nonprofits: visibility chair of Palo Alto Community Foundation, co-chair of PAFMG Healthcare Endowment, YCIS-SV, NIH AHRQ Standing Member, Heath Technology Forum, a few startups: LiveLeaf, FosmoMed and 19Labs and judging panels: Tech Museum/SCU TechAwards, Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project.


Ben Mangan

Executive Director – Berkeley-Haas Center

Ben is Executive Director and Faculty at the Berkeley-Haas Center for Social Sector Leadership. Previously, Ben was co-founder and CEO of EARN, which is using technology to help workers in all 50 US states, to save and invest in their futures. At Berkeley-Haas, Ben teaches strategy and leadership for social impact as well as the Social Lean Launchpad, an intense 11-week sprint for early-stage social ventures comprised of MBAs and other graduate students from around campus. He also helps lead Berkeley-Haas’s Global Social Venture Competition and the Haas Impact Investing Network.

In addition to teaching, Ben is the Berkeley-Haas lead for a global partnership with the online learning initiative Philanthropy University, a groundbreaking initiative that provides free online training by the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners, for people around the world who want to increase their ability to have positive impact in the world. Philanthropy University has enrolled over 250,000 unique learners from 190 countries worldwide.

Ben has been featured in Time Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek. He has won multiple awards, including the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award and the Fast Company Social Capitalist of the Year Award.
Ben also serves as an appointed member of the Federal Reserve Board’s Community Advisory Committee. Ben holds a BA from Vassar College and an MPP from Harvard’s Kennedy School.

Adele Peters

Adele Peters

Staff Writer – Fast Company

Adele Peters is a staff writer at Fast Company who focuses on solutions to some of the world’s largest problems, from climate change to homelessness. Previously, she worked with GOOD, curating content about public interest design on good.is. She also worked with BioLite, a social enterprise, and the Sustainable Products and Solutions program at UC Berkeley. Adele is passionate about the power of design to reshape the world’s broken systems. She is particularly interested in research and development of innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and social impact.

Laura Turkington

Laura Turkington

Senior Manager Business Development & Innovation – Vodafone Group Services

Laura helps to drive the global innovation agenda across Vodafone supporting a wide range of internal stakeholders and managing an external eco-system of partners ranging from start-ups to academia. Laura has held a number of senior positions in Vodafone; developing Vodafone’s current global sustainable business strategy, and building and implementing a new social investment strategy for both Tanzania and India.

Laura has over 18 years’ experience working across the private, not-for-profit and government sectors in 10 + countries. Previous roles have included managing a diverse commercial portfolio for an entrepreneur, providing consulting to technology start-ups, setting up the Irish Professional’s network in the UK, living on a deserted island doing voluntary work on marine conservation and driving a rickshaw across India for women’s empowerment, engaging the media worldwide.
Over the last couple of years, Laura managed to make it to Everest basecamp, do an ultra-marathon and cycle over 220 miles in 2 days fundraising for refugee children.

Rebecca Wang

Rebecca Wang

CSR Leader/ Social Impact Change Agent

Rebecca Wang is driven by her personal passion and belief that any individual can make social impact, and that everyone has a responsibility to serve.

Rebecca most recently led Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s award-winning employee engagement strategy – which included everything from hands-on/ team-building activities to skills-based and pro bono volunteering – for its employees worldwide.

She moved into the corporate world when hired by Cisco Systems in 2000, to design and scale the company’s volunteer program globally and manage the Cisco Systems Foundation matching gift and disaster relief programs. She then joined Hewlett Packard in 2010.

Rebecca has her professional roots in the nonprofit sector, spending ten years as a fundraiser and volunteer manager at a variety of organizations including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and YMCA.

She currently serves as a Board member on two national organizations focused on social impact through pro bono volunteering: Taproot Foundation and CreateAthon.

Stanley Chia

Stanley Chia, Advisor

Vodafone Distinguished Engineer – Vodafone US Technology

Dr. Stanley Chia is senior technologist with Vodafone Procurement Company. Before this he was a senior member of Vodafone US Technology. With 30 years of experience in mobile related technologies, he has held key positions in operation, development and strategy. As a pioneer of small cells, his work experience spans multiple disciplines and continents. He is Senior Member of Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (US), Fellow of Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK) and Vodafone Distinguish Engineer.

June Sugiyama

June Sugiyama, Staff

Director – Vodafone Americas Foundation

June has been in her current position as Director of the Vodafone Americas Foundation holding the corporate philanthropy role for over 15 years. She led the transition of Foundation’s strategy towards technology for social impact and most recently launched the new pillar of funding to Empower Women and Girls through Technology.

June enjoys the challenge of creating alignment between corporate philanthropy and CSR or Corporate Social Responsibility with corporate strategy, resulting in effort to support incubation of social innovation start-ups; to stimulate and nurture technology funding by developing funder education & nonprofit education programs; searching innovative ways to harness mobile data for nonprofits to serve the community faster, better, safer, while emphasizing the importance of considering privacy and security. Her latest efforts are focused on diversity in the workplace, women and girls in sciences and technology, and a very large internal project to create several employee programs for individual recognition, team activities and community engagement.

Listed in 40 Women to Watch Over 40 and has been featured in a Forbes article, “A Tech Giant Is Helping Women Solve The Big Cyber Skills Shortages“. June has served on the board of Northern California Grantmakers, participates in the Arts Loan Fund and the Emergency Loan Fund of the organization. She also serves on the advisory board of the Foundation Center in San Francisco, and several other Bay Area boards