The Alumni Association welcomed six new members to its board of directors: Joseph Giles, ’96, MBA’01, JD’01; Li Li Leung, ’95; Dr. Prakash Patel, ’89; Steven Shindler, ’85; Rick Wallace, ’82; and Linda Zhang, ’96, MSE’98, MBA’11. The board named David Segura, ’93, chair-elect, and Thomas W. Hawkins, ’83, treasurer. Chair Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, ’79, and secretary Mary Kay Haben, MBA’79, retained their roles.
The new board members:
Joseph Giles, ’96, MBA’01, JD’01, is a venture chair with Redesign Health, a healthcare innovation platform based in New York. Prior to Redesign Health, Giles was the founder and CEO of Midwest Vision Partners and president and chief operating officer of Athletico Physical Therapy. He also spent 14 years in investment banking and private equity. Giles has served on numerous corporate boards.
Li Li Leung, ’95, became the president and CEO of USA Gymnastics in March 2019 and has led the organization through an ongoing cultural transformation while emerging as a leader in the Olympic and international gymnastics movements. Prior to joining USA Gymnastics, Leung served as a vice president for the National Basketball Association where she was responsible for building, leading, negotiating, and managing key partner relationships around the world.
Dr. Prakash Patel, ’89, is the CEO of MaxHealth, an integrated primary care company that serves 67,000 patients in Florida in more than 55 clinics. He has 25 years of healthcare leadership experience and a proven track record of driving strategy and operations to deliver growth across a broad spectrum of healthcare areas. Patel, who earned his medical degree from Cornell University, has also held executive roles with Growth Curve Capital, Diversified Business Group, and GuideWell Enterprise. He serves on boards for Nirvana Health, Connections Health Solutions, Eternal Health, Dugout Ventures, and Performance Kitchen.
Steven Shindler, ’85, is a director of NII Holdings Inc., a provider of differentiated mobile communications services in Latin America. Shindler served as CEO of the company for 14 years. He previously was CFO of Nextel Communications. Shindler volunteers with several nonprofits. He serves on the board of Educando, is a trustee at Miss Halls School, and is on the advisory board of Interwoven Congregations. Shindler has been an active member of the LSA Dean’s Advisory Council for 16 years.
Rick Wallace, ’82, is the president and CEO of KLA Corp. as well as a member of the company’s board of directors. He began as an applications engineer at KLA Instruments in 1988 and has held various general management positions throughout his 34-year tenure with the company. Earlier in his career, he held positions with Ultratech Stepper and Cypress Semiconductor.
Linda Zhang, ’96, MSE’98, MBA’11, is the chief engineer for the all-electric F-150 Lightning at Ford Motor Co. Zhang has worked for Ford for more than 25 years, including in manufacturing, product development, finance, and corporate strategies roles.