Laura Docter is an educator with over thirty years of experience in teaching, educational research, and teacher education. She received her BA in History and her MA in Education from Stanford University and her PhD in Curriculum, Teaching, and Social Policy from Michigan State University. Her dissertation, Faithful Labor: The Lifework of Julia Anne King, 1838-1919, is a biography of a Michigan teacher. Laura has taught in urban, suburban, and rural; public and independent; elementary, middle, and high schools across the country. She was an Assistant Professor at the University of Puget Sound and a lecturer at The University of California-Santa Barbara. Dr. Docter is currently the 6th Grade Dean and a teacher in the History and Social Sciences Department at Castilleja School in Palo Alto, California. Laura has three children and is married to Cam Stout.
Duane E. McWaine MD A native of Oakland, California, Duane McWaine attended Longfellow, Crocker Highlands, and King Estates public schools before graduating from CPS high school. After receiving his AB degree at Princeton University, Duane completed medical school at the University of Southern California, now called Keck school of medicine, and psychiatry residency at Harbor General / UCLA Medical Center.
Dr. McWaine opened his psychiatric private practice in West Los Angeles in 1988, focusing on HIV / AIDS, mood disorders, and addressing stigma in the Persian communities in Southern California and abroad. During that time he served as Medical Director at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services while teaching in the department of Biobehavioral sciences at UCLA Medical School. Appointed by Governor Gray Davis and continuing under Governor Schwarzenegger, he served on California's statewide Council on Mentally Ill Offenders, pursuing ongoing interests in the severely mentally ill, stigma reduction, and the intersection between the mental health and criminal justice systems.
After spending four years in New Zealand and Samoa, Dr. McWaine returned to California, providing psychiatric care in inpatient and assertive outpatient psychiatric settings before joining Anthem Blue Cross in 2014. As medical director for Medi-Cal Behavioral Health at Anthem, Dr. McWaine worked with colleagues in physical health and provider communities to develop initiatives and build teams focused on physical health / behavioral health integration, substance use disorder treatment in the primary care setting, and transgender services.
Currently, Dr. McWaine provides consultation services to health plans, medical start-ups, pain management and transgender providers and PhARMa while caring for patients in acute psychiatric inpatient settings.
Elijah Thornburg is a student at Colorado College, studying Psychology, Philosophy, and Dance. He was the first openly transgender graduate from Castilleja, an all-girls’ middle and high school, and his primary area of interest within the world of mental health and illness is the well-being of LGBTQ+ youth and adults. Eli works as a Peer Writing Tutor in Colorado College’s Writing Center, serves as the Officer for Diversity and Inclusion on the Honor Council, is the Student Representative on the All College Committee for Diversity and Equity, volunteers with the Colorado Springs Refugee Alliance, and participates as a choreographer and dancer in student performances throughout the year. Eli has experience as a middle school girls’ soccer and basketball coach, a science camp assistant teacher, a wilderness camp counselor, and a swim instructor. He loves to paint, hike, swim, and hang out with his cat.
Tom Henry is a philanthropic advisor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and has been a professional fundraiser for the past fifteen years. As a volunteer, Tom has served on the boards of the Family Center for Bipolar Disorder at Beth Israel Medical Center - New York, of the Gordie Foundation, and of the Children's Radio Foundation, and is a current board member of the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Foundation as well as an advisor to Village Health Works. Married with three daughters, Tom is a graduate of Princeton University and the Harvard Graduate School of Design; he relaxes through cycling, endurance triathlon, and sailing.
Elizabeth Dumanian is a Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of psychotherapy experience. She has a private practice in Menlo Park, and serves as a consultant to the Peninsula Bridge program and Menlo School, in addition to providing consultation and supervision to other clinicians in private practice. Elizabeth received her BA from Stanford University and her MSW from the University of Chicago. In addition to her practice, Elizabeth is an active community volunteer and has served on the boards of Stanford University, Menlo School, The Children’s Health Council and The Haas Center for Public Service. Elizabeth and her husband have three children and enjoy hiking and traveling in their free time.
Michael Culver has had an over 30-year career as a legal and business leader, most recently as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Upwork and Vice President and General Counsel at Elance. Michael started his legal career as a corporate attorney at an international law firm. He has also led finance, accounting and operations in both tech and manufacturing companies. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Aesec and the Advisory Board of Certus, and he was a member of the founding Board of Directors of Legal OnRamp which was eventually acquired by Elevate Services. Michael also served a term on the Board of Trustees of the Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake City, Utah. He received an A.B. in Economics in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and received a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Michael enjoys skiing, golf and tennis, and also enjoys going to the symphony or seeing classic films on the silver screen at the Stanford Theatre.