Michael Bernick, Counsel with Sedgwick LLP
Mr. Bernick is the former director of the California labor department, the Employment Development Department, serving from 1999-2004. He currently is Counsel with the Sedgwick LLP law firm in San Francisco, and a Research Fellow in Employment with the Milken Institute. He is a graduate of Harvard College (BA), Oxford University (Balliol College, B. Phil), and the University of California Boalt Hall law school. Mr. Bernick was one of the founders of the San Francisco Renaissance Center, the job creation/job training agency, for which he served as Executive Director from 1982-1986, and was on the Board of Directors of the BART regional rail system from 1988-1996.
Nelson González, Chief Strategy Officer, Stupski Foundation, San Francisco
Nelson Gonzalez joined the Stupski foundation in 2008 after serving as a consultant to the organization and helping to guide the development of a new strategic direction and programmatic orientation. His responsibilities include strategy implementation and review, program design and execution, knowledge management and evaluation, and partnerships.
Formerly, Nelson was the founder and managing director of the Advent Strategy Group, a global management consulting firm helping institutions in all sectors align strategy and organization toward greater social impact. For more than 13 years — at Advent Strategy Group, Booz Allen & Hamilton, World Vision and the British Royal Household, he led engagements in philanthropy, education, international development, public and foreign policy, media, the arts and public health for corporate, multilateral, governmental, foundation and nonprofit clients in 12 countries on five continents.
He also served as director of the Royal Institution World Science Assembly, where he led a global initiative on pandemic preparedness that engaged global pharmaceutical firms, the United Nations, several national ministries of health, and major science and foreign policy journals on issues of vaccine development, disease surveillance, public health infrastructure and emergency preparedness.
Nelson received a B.A. in political science from Amherst College and did his doctoral work at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was tutored in theology and philosophy at Oxford University, and has been a Fellow at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium; Columbia University in New York; and New York University. A native Colombian, he is fluent in both Spanish and French
Arnaud Mougin, Senior Auditor, PMB Helin Donovan (San Francisco, USA) : PCAOB and Non-Profit Audits, Tax Preparation for Individuals, Corporate and Non-Profit entities
Arnaud Mougin brings over 9 years of accounting, tax and auditing experience in public accounting firms servicing individuals and corporations (including public, private and non-profit organizations). Arnaud was formerly Senior Accountant at the French CPA firm Constantin Associates. He received his French bachelor’s degree from Bury-Sup University.