Board of Directors


Robert Armstrong
President
Robert is a Senior Security Architect in the Product Strategy group for the Application Division at Oracle. Robert began working at PeopleSoft in 2003 and joined Oracle’s Product Strategy Management team as part of the PeopleSoft acquisition in 2005. In his current role, Robert provides the over-arching security strategy direction, including analysis and vetting of customer requirement, industry challenges and emerging security technologies for all Oracle Application products including the next generation Fusion Application product family.

Robert holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Robert has 15+ years’ experience in the Information Systems security industry, including the strategy, design, implementation and management of Secure Enterprise Architectures, and analysis and definition of strategic direction for security in enterprise class software applications Information Systems architectures.

Wardrobe for Opportunity is Robert’s first service on a non-profit board. Prior to serving on the Board for WFO, Robert started his non-profit experience volunteering with Special Olympics as a coach and counselor as a teenager. Robert also severed as camp counselor for Exceptional Children’s foundation and has been involved in numerous volunteer engagements supporting National Parks, Conservancy groups, education and health initiatives. Robert is currently serving as a volunteer tutor for the “Read Project” at the Livermore Library where he works with individual students to increase their English language comprehension skills. Robert is one of six siblings and lives with his wife Kristin in Livermore, CA with their two dogs and is passionate about helping people grow, nurture their passion and desire to contribute for the greater good of society.

Nate Thomas
2014 Soiree Chair
Nate Thomas, currently a Small Business Specialist at US Bank, comes to WFO with more than 15 years experience in leadership development, team building and sustaining healthy business to business connections. Nate is a natural collaborator with who is deft at maximizing business relationships and maintaining mutually beneficial partnerships. Nate has a great history of giving back to the community, having shared his skills with a three year commitment as a dedicated board member for Boys & Girls Club.
Guy Hadnot
Board Member
Guy is currently the Director, Consumer Product Development and Customer Experience for Health where he is responsible for management and implementation of consumer experience across all consumer touchpoints at Health Net. Prior to joining Health Net, Guy served as Group Director for the Product Development Division of AAA Insurance Company where he oversaw all product development and strategy for the Auto Insurance product. He joined AAA after serving over 5 years as Vice President and Senior Product Manager for the Card Services Division of Bank of the West, a subsidiary of BNPP (Banque Paribas).

Guy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine along with a MBA from University of California, Los Angeles Graduate School of Management. Guy has over 20 years of experience in Product Management/Development and Marketing. In addition to working in the health insurance and financial services industries, Guy also has experience in the Consumer Products industry with Nestle in Glendale.

Prior to serving on the Board for Wardrobe for Opportunity, Guy started his non-profit experience volunteering with Operation Hope and working in elementary schools to teach financial literacy. Guy has also volunteered with Junior Achievement for 5 years and has been a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of Urban Bankers. Guy also served as Editor and Chief for Black Achievers Publications, a weekly free periodical in Los Angeles.
Venkat Mocherla
Board Member
Venkat Mocherla currently serves as the Associate Director of Sales and Marketing at The Advisory Board Company, a global research, technology, and consulting firm serving 4,100+ organizations across 40+ countries in health care and higher education. In his current role, Venkat led sales and marketing efforts for Advisory Board’s clinical operations and eHealth programs in Europe, Middle East and Canada, where he built partnerships with healthcare organizations in well over 10 countries. Prior to the Advisory Board, Venkat was part of DaVita HealthCare Partners’ leadership development program. As part of DaVita’s Corporate Strategy team, he helped launch their first primary care venture, Paladina Health, as well as was part of other key projects such as Enterprise Growth Strategy and International Market Entry. Venkat began his career in healthcare while working as an Associate for Triage Consulting Group and UCLA Healthcare in Southern California. Venkat received his Bachelors in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Burnitta Nanton
Board Member
Burnitta Nanton is a Senior Engineer in the Packaging Systems Engineering, Centers for Excellence Organization at E&J Gallo since 2012. She leads product and package change management for the winery’s new product launches for the Premium and International business units.

Prior to Gallo, Burnitta worked for The Clorox Company for 5 years in Product Supply and before that for Kraft Foods/Nabisco for 7 years in Productivity and Packaging R&D in the company’s Global organization.

Burnitta has a passion for strategy and enjoys creative technology solutions that promote collaboration and communication. A native of Newport News, VA; Burnitta holds a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from Hampton University; and an Executive MBA from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business. Her MBA program enabled her to gain exposure to the international business market and culture in Istanbul, Turkey; Prague, Czech Republic; and in Beijing and Shanghai, China.

Burnitta finds professional enjoyment through the challenges of seeking ways to increase profitability by revamping processes; and that is where she has been told her smiles begin.
Vera Packard
Board Member
Dr. Vera Packard is the Executive Director of the HERS Breast Cancer Foundation. She has been with the organization for four years and absolutely loves her job. She’s originally from Brazil. She earned her Master’s in Medicine in Brazil, and specialized in breast disease, particularly in breast cancer in London, UK. She worked in private practice in addition to the University Hospital for 20 years. Her passion for training and teaching others is part of her personal mission of inspiring people to have a better life!

Vera has a deep commitment to women’s health issues and was inspired to start a non-profit organization devoted to breast cancer awareness in 1997. Working for a breast cancer organization here in the United States has not only helped her to continue to be involved in the medical world, but also in the business side as well. It’s a great opportunity to build a new career carrying over skills from her former medical career.

Vera served as president of her former Rotary club in Brazil. She was also an ambassador for the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce from 2006 to 2009 and a member ABWA (American Business Women Association) / Express to Success Network from 2005 to 2010, also serving as its chapter president. Vera has her own business with a health and wellness company called Arbonne International which has provided her with vast knowledge about nutrition, skin care and of course business practices and sales.

Wardrobe for Opportunity had its seed planted in Vera’s heart in 2005 when she learned about their mission at a Rotary meeting. She now feels it’s time to bring her non-profit management experience and her business expertise to this wonderful organization that helps so many men and woman gain success and confidence.
Moiré L. Rasmussen
Board Member
Moiré Rasmussen is the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Leader for the Greater San Francisco market of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. She is responsible for leading the market's strategic initiatives to retain, develop, and advance women and minorities for the San Francisco and Sacramento offices. She is a certified coach and has the Strategic Professional Human Resource certification. She is a frequent public speaker on college campuses surrounding diversity challenges and serves as a panel expert for Diversity Best Practices, a not-for-profit organization. She has also worked with companies to assist them in their talent management on-boarding processes as well as help them review and build their diverse talent pipeline. Moiré is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. She is a Board Member of the Accounting Careers and Awareness Program (ACAP), a subsidiary branch of NABA Inc. She is a lifetime member NABA and is also a member of Ascend Inc. and ALPFA Inc.

Advisory Board

David G. Olson, Chair
Linda Bennett
Brigid Brahe
Alicia Bryan
Sue Green
Carolyn Rovner
Jacqueline Sommers
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