Jeff Zon

Board Chair

Jeff has over twenty-five years experience as a visionary, results-driven senior technology executive with an exceptional track record for leading strategic initiatives and technology shifts to achieve quantifiable business growth. ​He has extensive background in leading all areas of Information Technology in the healthcare and retail industries.  Jeff is currently a Sr. Executive Partner at Gartner, serving as a trusted advisor and coach to IT leaders from Global 2000 organizations.  Previously, he​ held executive positions leading IT organizations at Providence Health & Services, REI and Whole Foods Market. Jeff holds a B.S in Business Management from Golden State University and an MBA from Washington State University, with a focus on leadership development.  Seattle, WA.

Susan Peterson Sturm

Board Chair Elect

Susan is an Operational Technology leader with 20 years of experience in profitably scaling innovative software-based businesses. She is the IIoT Transformation & Product Management Leader of Suez Water Technologies. Susan also serves as a board advisor for IOT focused companies and as an executive board member of Innosphere Ventures.   She is a global executive with proven track record of structuring and growing profitable digital software driven P&Ls in excess of $150M.  Specializing in change management/ acceleration, product management, M&A and strategic alliances. Fort Collins, CO

Juan Lopez


Juan has over 15 years of international experience across a broad range of finance and sales roles at large global companies, both in industrial and consumer sectors. Juan is currently the Global Director of Commercial Operations at Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest beer company, which he joined in October 2016. Before joining Anheuser-Busch InBev, he worked at General Electric for 10 years across different industries and worked & lived in 8 countries across Europe, China and USA. Juan holds a Masters’ Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. New York, NY.

Deborah Chambers

Board Member

Deborah is a development and fundraising professional who is in her 12th year as Vice President for Development & Partnerships for Central Union Mission, a 135+ year-old homeless shelter in Washington, DC. Prior to that role, Deborah had over 25 years experience in financial planning, sales and strategy development. She served as executive director and campaign manager for two capital campaigns helping to raise over $30 million. Deborah was also a financial planner with American Express Financial Services, where she marketed and negotiated financial planning packages, securities and insurance policies. She is an ordained associate pastor at First Baptist Church of Glenarden (Glenarden, MD) and Board Member and incoming president of New Day Laurel, a Maryland food pantry. Deborah also serves as a clergy ambassador with the U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of Columbia. Washington, D.C.

Amrita Dutta-Gupta

Board Member

Amrita is a marketing professional who has experience at several iconic American retailers/brands such as Sears, Craftsman, Lands’ End, and GNC, where she is currently the Global Brand Director for Health & Wellness. In addition to her passion for One Warm Coat and its mission, Amrita brings her leadership, energy, and creativity to the board. She has also been a volunteer with the Ronald McDonald House Charities for the past six years and loves being involved in her local community. Amrita attended Vanderbilt University for her BA in Economics and Political Science and completed her MBA in Marketing, Strategy, and International Business from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Pittsburgh, PA.

Ryan Frederiksen

Board Member

Ryan is a passionate and proven leader in supply chain logistics, distribution, and transportation, who operates daily behind the scenes to help well-known brands across the U.S optimize their networks and gain efficiencies. As a senior executive in this space, he leads his teams to cultivate millions in annual savings for the partners they serve through a deep commitment to teamwork, mutual value creation, and relationships built through trust.  Ryan currently serves as Vice President of Operations for National Accounts at Ruan Transportation Management Systems, a highly respected domestic leader in dedicated transportation, brokerage services, managed transportation, and value-added warehousing headquartered in Des Moines, IA.  Helping others outside of his normal business environment allows Ryan to fulfill his strong sense of purpose rooted in volunteerism and community service. He is a graduate of the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University and holds multiple BS degrees in logistics and supply chain management, finance, and management information systems. Des Moines, IA

Sahil Kumar

Board Member

Sahil is a technology leader with extensive consulting experience in CRM strategy, roadmaps, implementations, setup of center-of-excellence (CoE), and continuous improvement programs. He is currently a Director, Sr. Engagement Manager at Silverline. Over the years, he has led large implementations for various Fortune 500 clients. Prior to joining Silverline, he was a leader in the salesforce consulting practices of NTT Data and Deloitte. He has successfully delivered Salesforce CRM transformation engagements in the areas of sales / distribution, contact center, asset management, and customer experience for multiple Healthcare & Life Sciences as well as Financial Services clients. He holds a B. Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Punjab Technical University. North Smithfield, RI.

Cassiopea Olson

Board Member

Cassi is driven by a passion to support children, families, and communities at large. As an attorney with 9 years of courtroom, mediation, and corporate background, she brings a wealth of experience and compassion to her support of One Warm Coat.  Graduating from Loyola University (J.D. 2008), she went on to work for Credit Suisse, in the investment banking sector.  She has also worked in contract negotiation, entertainment law, and child and family advocacy.  She is currently a federal securities attorney licensed in Illinois.

Patrick Sullivan

Board Member

Patrick is an avid supporter of public education and children’s welfare. He has over 20 years of experience in the Staffing and Human Resources field. Patrick currently serves as a Staffing Manager supporting Research & Engineering recruitment at Google, leading teams to map, source and hire the world’s leading computer science talent. Prior to joining Google, Patrick held a variety of global HR and Staffing leadership roles at both Microsoft & Amazon. He has a BS in Psychology from Michigan State University. Palo Alto, CA.

Julian Young

Julian Young

Board Member

Julian has gained over 25 years of leadership experience in accounting and finance through a diverse set of roles, most recently in the media and healthcare industries.  In March, 2018, he joined ApolloMD, a physician led, multi-specialty provider of hospital-based clinical services for emergency departments, hospitalist, anesthesiology, radiology and other medical programs.  He has recently been appointed to the role of Chief Accounting Officer for the company. Prior to his experience at ApolloMD, he was with Cumulus Media, Lincoln Financial Media Company, and Jefferson-Pilot Communications Company, in roles of progressive responsibility.  Julian is a CPA and holds the CGMA designation. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, graduating with a BS in Accounting. Brookhaven, GA.