Press Release - January 11, 2017

Samuel Johnson, Jr. Becomes Chairman of SVCF Board

Human resources, electronics manufacturing executives join board of directors

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Samuel Johnson, Jr., superintendent emeritus of the San Mateo Union High School District, has been appointed chairman of the board of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and two new directors have joined the board, SVCF announced today.

The new SVCF board members are human resources executive Rebecca Guerra and Daniel Perez, a founder of OnCore Manufacturing Services. The appointments were effective Jan. 1, 2017.

"We welcome Rebecca and Daniel to the board and are eager for them to share their perspectives and experience with us as SVCF begins its 10th anniversary year,” said Johnson, who previously served as vice chair of SVCF’s board. “Both of these leaders are committed to serving our community.”

SVCF is the largest community foundation in the world, with more than $8 billion in assets under management designated to support charitable causes. In partnership with its individual and corporate donors, SVCF is the biggest funder of Bay Area charities and awards more international grants than any other community foundation.

Samuel Johnson, Jr. is a lecturer at Notre Dame de Namur University and superintendent, emeritus, of the San Mateo Union High School District. His career spans more than 45 years of service to secondary and university education. He began his career as a mathematics teacher. He has served as a member of the boards of directors for the San Mateo YMCA, the Mid-Peninsula Boys and Girls Club and United Way, and he currently serves on the board at Provident Credit Union.

Rebecca Guerra is a human resources executive with more than 35 years of experience leading and advising market-leading companies in Silicon Valley. Rebecca sits on the Board of Trustees for Santa Clara University, and participates on the Urbanek Education Fund selection committee. She served as executive vice president of talent acquisition and care at Infoblox for four years, and she has held leadership roles at Extreme Networks, Riverstone Networks, eBay and Adobe System. Her professional specialties include coaching and mentoring technology-industry leaders and C-level executives. Rebecca holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA in finance, both from Santa Clara University.

Daniel (Dan) Perez has more than 35 years of leadership experience in the electronics manufacturing industry. He is the founder and retired president and CEO of OnCore Manufacturing Services. Under Dan’s leadership, the company earned recognition as an industry leader in serving the defense and aerospace, medical device, and industrial OEM (original equipment manufacturer) markets. Prior to co-founding OnCore, Dan was executive vice president of worldwide sales, account management and marketing for Solectron Corporation. Dan also served 14 years with IBM Corporation. He currently provides advisory services to private equity firms as well as coaching to C-level executives at both public and private companies. Dan serves on the board of the Tech Museum of Innovation and has previously served on the boards of Lifeguard Health Insurance, Joint Venture Silicon Valley, El Teatro Campesino, and the Mexican Heritage Corporation. Dan earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and an MBA, both from the University of California at Los Angeles.

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Silicon Valley Community Foundation advances innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. As the largest community foundation in the world, we engage donors and corporations from Silicon Valley, across the country and around the globe to make our region and world better for all. Our passion for helping people and organizations achieve their philanthropic dreams has created a global philanthropic enterprise committed to the belief that possibilities start here. Learn more at siliconvalleycf.org.