Dr. Ir. Erik H. J. Volkerink, MBA — Board member, President and Liaison Dutch Government
Erik Volkerink is a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University and Chief Scientist at Verigy Memory Test Solutions. He is an expert in Semiconductor Design & Test. He received a Best Paper Award at the CPA conference in the United Kingdom for his work on Software Development Methodologies for Real—time Distributed Hardware Systems. He is active in many industry wide activities including Registration Chair, Finance Chair and IEEE Liaison of the Pacific Northwest Test Workshop, Keynote Speaker of the Future of ATE Workshop (FATE) at the International Test Conference, Program Committee Member of the International Test Conference (ITC), SOC Test Topic Chair of the European Test Workshop (ETW), and Cost-of-Test Section Lead of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS).
Erik earned a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, a Master degree in Engineering from the University of Twente in The Netherlands and a Master degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Erik is also an example of how people with learning disabilities are able to overcome their deficiencies; and this is the foundation for his passion with respect to education. Prior to his University accomplishments, Erik worked as an Electrician in The Netherlands after he completed vocational training and special education schooling for children with learning disabilities.
Bob A. Carlier, MBA — Board member, Marketing and Emergency Procedures
Bob Carlier is an independent management consultant focused on global marketing and business development. Prior to consulting, Bob spent more than 20 years in strategic, high profile brand development and business management in executive positions with Gillette, Tyson, and RJR-Nabisco, as well as, Oracle Corporation and venture capital backed high-tech start-ups. He started his career at Johnson & Johnson Personal Products Company in Brand Management.
Bob Carlier earned a MBA from The George Washington University in Washington, DC and Bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Spanish from The American University in Washington, DC. Bob also studied at The Hague Academy of International Law in The Netherlands and at the University of Madrid. He has co-authored: “Should Madison Meet the Bar” published in the Maryland Law Forum; and, Bartoons Sales Cartoons, a book of sales training cartoons dealing with the everyday trials and tribulations of sales-reps and sales managers, published by R&E Publishers.
From an early age Bob lived abroad in different countries and had to operate within a variety of different education systems. He is fluent in several languages and knows first hand how important it is for expatriate children to maintain and enhance their native language skills while living in a host country. Bob enjoys sports and fitness and is a regular at the Cubberley tennis courts.
Dr. Ir. Pauline Teunissen — Board member, Parent Participation
Pauline Teunissen is Staff Scientist and Group Leader of the Grain Applications Research Group at DuPont Industrial Biosciences in Palo Alto. In this role she is tasked with the project management of multiple projects to deliver new products for the grain processing industry; and also manages a team of scientists who are specialized in the grain research field. A main research focus area is the development of enzyme solutions for the Biofuels industry. Pauline has published and holds numerous patents in her field of expertise, and has been an invited speaker at relevant conferences. Prior to this role she was Director of the EMEA Grain Applications team based in Leiden, The Netherlands.
Pauline obtained a Masters in Food Sciences and a Ph.D in Industrial Microbiology from Wageningen University in The Netherlands.
Pauline moved to the Bay area with her family in 2011 and her son is currently attending the Dutch School in Palo Alto. She has a strong interest and affinity for children’s education and volunteers to promote Science interest to children. Pauline enjoys the outdoor life with her family in her free time.