Domain Expert

Eric Herberholz

Organization: 
Linux/UNIX System Administrator
IBM
Social Media Strategist & Community Coach
Coach4SM
Online Community Builder
Community Leadership Summit West
Communication & Community Specialist
Moonlight Humanity Foundation
Eric was raised by nationally renowned visual art educators and schooled in the Art and Science of Computer Science at UC Berkeley. At Hughes Aircraft Company, he supported fighter-aircraft radar manufacturing at the Radar Systems Group, and he coded and administered Satellite UNIX-based test systems for Space & Communication. At a defense contractor, he started as their first UNIX System Administrator and went on to become a lead on a global private WAN.

J.D. Stack

Organization: 
Co-founding Consultant
EMPOWER ADVISORS



J.D. Stack co-founded a consultancy offering clients energy, workforce development and business services. He has extensive management experience in smart grid, clean energy, entrepreneurial assistance, economic development, program development and implementation, public affairs, and media relations.

Lyn Conner

Organization: 
Co Chair, Education Committee
Sacramento Professional Network
Computational Physicist
Lyn Conner has over eight years experience working as a computational physicist, solving numerical problems that could not be solved analytically or experimentally. She has a strong background in science, mathematics, statistics, numerical analysis, computational methods, and project management. Additionally, she has several years experience teaching university level physics. Most recently, she worked in Java web development in the public sector.

Matthew Valine

Organization: 
President
Sacramento Professional Network
Industrial Engineer
Matthew has a 26 year career in the food and beverage industry as an Industrial Engineer.  He has used his degree in Mechanical Engineering to look beyond the status quo to provide solutions that improve manufacturing systems and improve company performance.  
As a member of the Sacramento Professional Network, Matthew has served on the Computer Committee, and has Co-Chaired the Education Committee, and has served as the Internal Vice President. On January 18, 2014, he was named President.

Stephen Gilbert

Organization: 
Chaplain & Bereavement Coordinator
Interim HealthCare Hospice

Stephen Gilbert has spent more than 30 years in personal and professional coaching, griefwork, training, funeral service and ministry. He is a Management Effectiveness Coach, a Griefwork Coach and a Specialist in End-of-Life Planning and a Hospice chaplain. He is well known as a powerful workshop leader in the area of griefwork.

Theresa Saechao

Organization: 
Audience Development Account Executive
Sacramento Business Journal
As an Audience Development Account Executive at the Sacramento Business Journal, Theresa Saechao provides valuable resources to help Sacramento Area businesses grow. She conducts weekly networking coffee meetings 'Tuesday Morning Coffee with Theresa' at the Bizjournals.
Before joining the Sacramento Business Journal, Theresa was the Membership Director for the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce, and a Partnership Manager for the U.S. Census Bureau—Census Coverage Management.

Delania Lustig

Organization: 
Audience Development Director
Sacramento Business Journal
Delania Lustig has worked for the Sacramento Business Journal for several years, as Audience Development Director and Marketing and Circulation Director. Before that, she was a Senior Partnership Manager, Audience Development, for the Sacramento Bee, where she worked over eleven years.
Thus, she has ample experience marketing news and information in the print and online media to the Sacramento area.

Stephanie Spiller

Organization: 
Chair, Interview Committee
Sacramento Professional Network

Stephanie has more than fifteen years experience as a Human Resources Generalist, Manager, Director and/or Business Partner. Her experience includes managing a full spectrum of human resources programs, services and functions. She has a strong command of employment laws, compliance issues, benefit plans, risk management and strategic planning. She has proven successful at introducing process improvements in recruitment programs and staff-development initiatives while driving corporate goal attainment.

Bob Langen, MBA, PMP, ITIL

Organization: 
Information Technology Consultant,
Langen Consulting Services
External Vice President,
Sacramento Professional Network 

Bob Langen is a Senior Information Technology Leader with proven ability in strategic planning and cost effective operations management. He has developed and lead highly effective, culturally diverse, and distributed teams. He can drive the adoption of new technologies that improve business performance and profits, and deliver cost efficient and secure IT infrastructure and reliable business applications. He is an expert in program and project management through all phases of the life-cycle including planning, design, implementation, operations and closeout.

Gary Merkel

Organization: 
Co-Chair
Resume Committee
Sacramento Professional Network
Gary has several years experience implementing computerized business solutions, customer training and support, product testing and enhancement, and writing documentation. He has a proven ability to adapt to a variety of platforms, environments, and customer skill levels and temperaments. He was project lead for multiple implementations for Wonder Bread and CHW North.
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