WANDA Core Faculty
Phillpia Perkin is a Business Owner and Coach. Her clients vary greatly from inmates in jail and parolees entering rehabilitation, to business professionals and stay-at-home moms. She is committed to getting to the heart of the matter, helping clients maximize their own potential while providing a supportive structure for positive change and growth.
Eileen Sullivan – Bio Coming Soon!
Barbara Tyler has a background in education and real estate. She was a teacher, vice-principal and consultant to school districts. While in education, Barbara received extensive training in Goal Setting and Time Management. Making a major career change in 1981, Barbara became a residential real estate agent on the Peninsula. She enjoyed a very successful career and was honored as the #1 real estate agent internationally with Coldwell Banker. Now retired, she lives in Menlo Park with her husband. She claims that “success is not random.” Barbara will share her goal setting techniques that she credits with her success in her career and in her life.
Elizabeth Vilardo, MD is the CEO of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). An internal medicine physician, Dr. Vilardo joined the Camino Medical Group’s Sunnyvale Medical clinic in 1988. She was a member of the Board of Directors, including six years as Board chair, and served as chief of medicine at El Camino Hospital from 1993 to 1997. Dr. Vilardo received her doctorate of medicine from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Vilardo earned a Bachelors of Arts in biology (Cum Laude) from California State University, Sonoma and a Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. Dr. Vilardo has been named a ʺTop Docʺ by San Francisco Magazine four times.
WANDA Guest Faculty
Marie Alexander -Bio Coming Soon!
Charisse Fontes is a WANDA alumni, mother, wife, speaker and successful business owner. She joined WANDA as a member of cohort 4 in 2011, bouncing back from being homeless and other challenges. Charisse now inspires others by speaking about passions closest to her heart. Charisse is the CEO of The Culture Circle where she works with startups to help them build a strong company culture. As a leader, she believes in living life with purposful aims to inspire others to do the same.
Carmen Saldana – Bio Coming Soon!
WANDA Collaborating Agencies
CLSEPA’s mission is to provide transformative legal services that enable diverse communities in East Palo Alto and beyond to achieve a secure and thriving future. Our goal is to support individuals and communities in effecting significant, positive changes.
NHSSV’s mission is to promote community revitalization and economic stability by providing responsible homeownership and neighborhood services to low and moderate income families.
Project Sentinel’s mission is to develop and promote fairness and equality of housing for all persons and to advocate peaceful resolution of disputes for community welfare and harmony.
Technology Credit Union’s mission is to deliver technology and personal expertise that inspires, educates and empowers our members to succeed financially.