Vartan Shahijanian

Vartan Shahijanian is the Senior Vice President of the Private Bank of Union Bank. He has more than 30 years of banking experience and rejoined Union Bank in 2006 from Northern Trust, where he served as Vice President and Managing Director of its Mill Valley office – from 2003 to 2005. Vartan has served on the board of directors for the Horizons Foundation, the Leukemia Society, and as board President and Chair of the ALS-Association (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) of the Bay Area Chapter.  He currently serves on the board of University of San Francisco’s Center for the Pacific Rim, as well as the University’s Regional Council. Vartan received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco and is fluent in Armenian and Persian.


Margaret Levine

Margaret Levine teaches in the graduate department of the University of San Francisco’s School of Nursing and Health Professions. Her nursing career spans 45 years and includes significant community work with vulnerable populations, locally, nationally, and internationally. Currently she is a director on the Board of Ritter Center, which coordinates care for homeless and low-income underserved residents of Marin County, north of San Francisco. Margaret is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Integrative Medicine and has expertise in articulating the role of spirit, mind, and body in whole body healing.  Her doctoral work focused on stress reduction techniques, such as Jin Shin Jyutsu and progressive muscle relaxation among people who are homeless. She frequently travels to Cairo, Egypt, as her current project is facilitating seminars of light giving for people in Cairo.



Ivy is founder and President of Visionlinc, a company dedicated to linking vision, people and strategies.  She is a strategic planner and executive coach to CEOs and their teams in creating innovative culture and optimizing people practices to achieve organizational mission. Ivy has over 30 years of extensive experience in international business and organizational development.  Her professional background includes VP Human Resources roles in the fields of high technology, biotechnology, strategic design consulting and finance.  She worked internationally for global industry leaders such as Genentech, AIG, Madge Networks and Landor Associates.  She also has extensive experience consulting with non-profit organizations. Her areas of coaching include strategic vision and planning, leadership and management with emphasis on high performing teams and integrating joy and meaning in our work life.


Monica Meyer

Monica Meyer currently resides in Paris where she consults on translation projects. Monica's fluency in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese has taken her from teaching English to Fulbright students to volunteering with refugees.  Having lived in Brazil, Mexico, and the Philippines, where dramatic disparities exist, she has long desired to participate in a movement to create a world where social injustice no longer exists, and where every person has the basics of healthy food and water, a place to live, and a way to support their lives.  Monica has a Masters Degree from the University of Texas, Austin.