Congratulations 2018 Pinnacle Award Winners

INDIVIDUAL IN LIFE SCIENCES
Ciara Kennedy, Ph.D.
President and CEO | Amplyx Pharmaceuticals

INDIVIDUAL IN EDUCATION
Katherine Kantardjieff, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Science and Mathematics | California State University, San Marcos

INDIVIDUAL IN TECHNOLOGY
Kathy Herring Hayashi
Senior Staff Engineer | Qualcomm

 

INDIVIDUAL IN SERVICE
Amy Bergen
Vice President, Business Development | The Leadership Edge

 

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION 

 

STARTUP: LIFE SCIENCES/TECHNOLOGY

 

2017 Winners

INDIVIDUAL IN LIFE SCIENCES
Sabrina Johnson
CEO & Founder
Daré Bioscience

INDIVIDUAL IN EDUCATION
Pamela Cosman, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
UC San Diego

INDIVIDUAL IN TECHNOLOGY
Nina Smith
Executive VP/General Manager, Casualty Solutions
Mitchell International

INDIVIDUAL IN SERVICE
Nancy Hong, Ph.D.
Managing Director
RiverVest Venture Partners

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION
Mitchell International

LIFE SCIENCE START-UP
AristaMD

TECHNOLOGY START-UP
Coin Up

2016 Winners

INDIVIDUAL IN LIFE SCIENCES
Camille Newton, MD
President | PureWick 

INDIVIDUAL IN EDUCATION
Lauren Lek
Head of School | Academy of Our Lady of Peace 

INDIVIDUAL IN TECHNOLOGY
Tricia Ward 
Senior Associate | Booz Allen Hamilton 

INDIVIDUAL IN SERVICES
Elizabeth Altman
Managing Partner | KPMG LLP 

2015 Winners

INDIVIDUAL IN LIFE SCIENCES
Allison Alberts, Ph.D.
Chief Conservation and Research Officer |San Diego Zoo Global

INDIVIDUAL IN EDUCATION
Erika Aranguré
Project Coordinator | San Diego Workforce Partnership

INDIVIDUAL IN TECHNOLOGY
Navrina Singh
Head of Qualcomm ImpaQt | Qualcomm Labs, Inc.

INDIVIDUAL IN SERVICES
Silvia Mah, Ph.D.
Co-Founder/CEO | Hera Labs

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION
Barney & Barney Insurance Services LLC, a division of Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC

2014 Winners 

INDIVIDUAL IN LIFE SCIENCES
Saundra Pelletier
CEO | WomanCare Global

INDIVIDUAL IN EDUCATION
Karen Overklift
Program Director | San Diego Science Alliance – BE WiSE

INDIVIDUAL IN TECHNOLOGY
Georgia Griffiths
President/CEO | G2 Software Systems, Inc.

INDIVIDUAL IN SERVICES
Shavon Lindley
Co-Founder/CEO | Women Evolution

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION
UCSD, mystartupxx

2013 Winners

INDIVIDUAL IN LIFE SCIENCES
Connie Matsui
Retired | Biogen Idec

INDIVIDUAL IN EDUCATION
Saura Naderi
Founder, myLab, Calit2 | UC San Diego

INDIVIDUAL IN TECHNOLOGY
Barbara Noerenberg
VP, Corporate Research & Development | Qualcomm

INDIVIDUAL IN SERVICES
Gaylene Xanthopoulos
President | The Leadership Edge

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION
Sanford Rose Associates – San Diego

2012 Winners 

INDIVIDUAL IN LIFE SCIENCE
Marcea Bland Lloyd, J.D.
Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel  
Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

INDIVIDUAL IN EDUCATION
Gabriele Wienhausen, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Education | UC San Diego

INDIVIDUAL IN TECHNOLOGY
Adriana Vela
Founder & President | NanoTecNexus

INDIVIDUAL IN SERVICES
Tamera Weisser, Ph.D., J.D.
Of Counsel | Jones Day

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION
PwC

2011 Winners

INDIVIDUAL IN LIFE SCIENCES
June Komar
Corporate Executive Vice President of Strategy & Administration | Scripps Health

INDIVIDUAL IN EDUCATION
Barbara Sawrey
Assoc. Vice Chancellor of Undergraduate Education, Academic Affairs | UCSD

INDIVIDUAL IN TECHNOLOGY
Aurelia Flores
Senior Counsel | SAIC

INDIVIDUAL IN SERVICES
Trindl Reeves
Chief Sales Officer/Principal | Barney & Barney LLC

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION
Sony Electronics, Inc.

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