WBE is managed by its all-volunteer Board of Directors. The Board is made up of multiple Committee Chair positions who handle the day-to-day management of WBE. Serving for a two-year term, the Chairs manage their individual committees directing vital activities that include program development, speaker selection, events, volunteers, and marketing communications. Only WBE members are eligible to apply. Candidates are invited to submit their applications for open Board positions during the fall recruitment period. Learn more
Naomi Kakiuchi, Board of Directors Founder’s Chair 1995 – Present Naomi has a long history with WBE. Her past roles include both President and Chair of the Board of Directors. As Program Director Naomi serves on the Board of Directors, bringing top-level business leaders to inspire WBE’s monthly breakfast and outside classes and programs. Naomi Kakiuchi is President of NuCulinary, a culinary education company with a mission of sharing food and culture to bring people together. NuCulinary specializes in creating interactive cooking classes, parties, corporate wellness education, and teambuilding events that offer a balanced blend of food, history, nutrition, and fun.
Madhu K. Singh, Co-Chairwoman, 2011-Present Madhu K. Singh, Chief Legal Officer of the Foundry Law Group. An entrepreneur to the core, Madhu draws from her firsthand experience and strong community roots to help our clients build strategic legal frameworks for success.
Amy Puckett, Co-Chairwoman Amy Puckett is a consultant at heart – digging out issues, understanding the obstacles and opportunities, and working with stakeholders to find a win-win solution. Both in corporate settings and for those who are dealing with cancer (www.amydawn.net), Amy listens with compassion and works to solve the really big puzzles in life. A member of WBE since 2012, Amy has served on the board and participated in Business Ignition Group (BIG).
Cheryl Clemans, President Cheryl is a multi-faceted Marketing specialist proficient at collaborating with multiple stakeholders to determine audience interest and develop strategic go-to-market communication plans that align with your company’s business priorities and initiatives delivering results-oriented growth.
Inderjeet Ramgotra, Past President Inderjeet Ramgotra guides her patients to radiant health and relief from pain. As an acupuncturist and herbalist, she provides hands on healing to relieve pain, help you feel better and get more out of life. Inderjeet treats women’s health issues such as menstrual and menopause problems, infertility issues and much more. Acupuncture is a natural way of helping the body heal itself without relying on drugs or surgery. She practices gentle acupuncture, with none of the pain you might associate with needles. Inderjeet has helped hundreds of people live pain free with increased vitality and improved health.
Vicki Legman, Speaker Chair 2014 – Present For 27 years, though high energy training events, Vicki Legman has been helping organizations, teams and individuals increase effectiveness, build business relationships, communicate clearly and strengthen teams.
Julie Rubinstein, Membership Chair As owner and principle consultant, Julie partners with organizations to support their leaders in building the capabilities needed to fulfill their strategic commitments. Her work focuses on supporting leaders and organizations in cultivating cultures that align with their direction, building teams that can do more collectively than they can individually, and developing individuals to rise to the complex and adaptive environments in which they work.
Piper Lauri Salogga, Programs Chair Piper Lauri Salogga is the founder of Beauty of Being Human™. A transformational coach, inspirational writer and speaker, Piper has been a professional changemaker for over 20 years. She has supported and guided hundreds of clients to realize their dreams in all areas of their lives: relationships, careers, children, wealth, creativity, health, and more. In tune with her client’s needs, Piper uses a nurturing, creative mix of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), hypnotherapy, reiki, ancient manifestation practices, and traditional one-on-one coaching.
Kristann Orton, Operations/Volunteer Management Chair Kristann Orton is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Inceodia. Inspired to change the world one business at a time, Kristann believes that organizations are most successful when closely attuned to their customers’ needs. And when the entire workforce is engaged to rise up and meet those needs. Known for her flexible approach and easy going, quiet intelligence, Kristann leads clients through a journey of discovery. She creates tangible steps that help clients meet big picture goals.