Tricia Sulpizio Estrada is the Founder and President of Brighter Futures for Beautiful Minds, and the Executive Director of the BFBM Foundation. Tricia began her career working in the technology industry at QUALCOMM, a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies. At QUALCOMM she has held several different positions within the Company. Tricia started working in QUALCOMM's Infrastructure division in the International Business Development Team focusing on the Latin American Region. Afterwards, Tricia moved to a position in the Marketing and Public Relations group within QUALCOMM Enterprise Solutions Division, a leader in mobile data solutions for the transportation industry. Completing her time at QUALCOMM Tricia worked in QUALCOMM's Corporate public relations and marketing department assisting in trade shows, media relations and Corporate Giving.
Rich Sulpizio currently serves as president and CEO of Qualcomm Enterprise Services (QES), Qualcomm's division responsible for mobile communications and services to the transportation industry. Sulpizio joined Qualcomm in 1991 and retired in July 2001 as president and chief operating officer of Qualcomm Inc., a leading mobile technologies company. . After his retirement, QUALCOMM asked Mr. Sulpizio to serve as President of QUALCOMM China from May 2002 to March 2003, and then as President of QUALCOMM Europe from January to September 2004. In March 2005, Mr. Sulpizio returned, and served until December 2005, as President and CEO of MediaFLO, USA, Inc, a QUALCOMM subsidiary, chartered with bringing multimedia services to the wireless industry. Before joining QUALCOMM, Mr. Sulpizio spent eight years with Unisys Corporation, a diversified computer and electronics company, and 10 years with Fluor Corporation, an engineering and construction company. Mr. Sulpizio was a member of the Board of Directors of QUALCOMM, INC., from 2000 until 2007.
He also serves on the board of directors at ResMed, Inc. and CA Technologies, Inc. He is also on the advisory board of the University of California San Diego's Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular and the board of Directors of the Danny Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament.
Rich Sulpizio earned a B.A. from California State University, Los Angeles and a M.S. in Systems
Management from the University of Southern California.
Martin Nichols is a partner in the Corporate and Finance group at DLA Piper. He focuses his corporate practice on emerging growth and established technology companies in the clean tech, software, telecommunications and medical device industries.
He has extensive experience with venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, strategic collaborations, initial and follow-on public offerings, securities law, technology transfers and licensing. He has represented a wide variety of companies, venture capital firms and investment banks.
In addition, Mr. Nichols has lectured at and chaired seminars sponsored by CLE and other professional groups and has given legal commentary on the technology sector for various publications.
Dr. Martin T. Stein, MD is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego/Rady Children’s Hospital - San Diego. A clinician-educator in developmental and behavioral pediatrics, Dr. Stein conducts research and also teaches medical students, residents and fellows.
Dr. Stein played a key role as editor in the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Guidelines for Health Supervision III, and also co-chaired the committee that developed the AAP’s practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders. Additionally, Dr. Stein is co-author of the textbook Encounters with Children: Pediatric Behavior and Development, a practical how-to guide to normal childhood development and behavior. Terrorism, bullying, divorce and violence are among the many societal influences explored in his book, along with learning disabilities, gender differences, autism and reactions to stress.
As a past president of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Dr. Stein is particularly interested in the creation of methods to incorporate developmental and behavioral concepts into the practice of pediatrics. He has served on the editorial board of Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine since its inception.
Dr. Stein received his MD at the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine in 1968 and completed his residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY in 1971. In his free time, Dr. Stein enjoys jazz and classical music, in addition to observing the diversity in development among children.
Jennie Myhra, M.A. B.C.B.A., is a clinical program supervisor at ABA & Verbal Behavior Group in San Diego, CA. She is also a senior research associate at Radys Children’s Hospital working in classrooms with children with autism. Jennie possesses a Masters Degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Autism from San Diego State University. She is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has 12 years experience in working with children, adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Developmental Disabilities (DD). Previously, Jennie taught in the San Diego Unified School District for 3 years. She currently supervises student teachers and MA candidates in the special education credential and autism programs at San Diego State University. Jennie has extensive experience in providing and supervising behavioral treatment programs for infants/toddlers and young children in intensive ABA programs