Van Ton-Quinlivan is a nationally recognized thought leader in workforce development with a proven record for guiding and implementing large organizational change while fostering a culture of experimentation, innovation and collaboration. Her distinguished career spans the public, private and non-profit sectors.
Most recently, Van served as the executive vice chancellor of Workforce and Digital Futures of the California Community Colleges, the largest higher education system in the nation with 115 institutions. As an appointee of Governor Brown, she grew public investments from $100 million to more than $1 billion during her tenure by establishing workforce as a state policy priority.
Prior to her higher education role, Van oversaw workforce development for Pacific Gas & Electric. In 2013, she was named a White House Champion of Change in recognition of her notable career in industry and education, as well as for her service as a community leader. She received the California Steward Leader Award in 2017. Van is a frequent speaker on workforce development and has been quoted in numerous publications including The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Van earned her master’s degrees from the Stanford Graduate School of Education and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She received her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University. She serves on the boards of the National Skills Coalition, Western Governors University, and California Forward, and advises education-focused venture fund Achieve Partners.
Vice President & Chief Data Scientist
Anthony Dalton has more than 20 years of data, IT, and business systems management experience in various industries. He served as both chief operating officer and chief data scientist at Educational Results Partnership (ERP). During his tenure at ERP, he was responsible for the development and operation of the Cal-PASS Plus system and creation of the LaunchBoard, a data system that serves more than 2 million students and practitioners. Anthony serves as an education researcher with the University of Texas at Austin and built out a statewide linked relational database that leverages 100% of student-level and worker-level data for Texas.
Anthony is a Microsoft-certified database administrator and Microsoft-certified systems engineer. He earned both his master’s degree in data science and bachelor’s degree in computer science from Southern Methodist University.
Vice President, Programs
Helen Fairchild is a highly accomplished academic operations professional with broad knowledge and experience in all aspects of education business management, training and development, curriculum design, and student support services. Helen has two decades of educational and healthcare experience and previously served as National Dean of Curriculum for an allied health career college.
In addition to her extensive academic experience, Helen is a driving force in the dental profession. She consults with the Dental Board of California on regulatory initiatives and provides actionable insights to programs seeking approval to offer dental assisting programs and certification courses. She also has authored digital courseware content to augment learning in allied health professions, health science, and professional soft-skills competencies that are required for allied health workers.
Helen holds a bachelor’s degree in technical management and a master’s degree in human resource management from the Keller Graduate School of Management.
Alan Chan, PhD
Director of Data Science
Dr. Alan Chan has fifteen years of experience conducting diversity and equity research in health, mental health, and education. His research spanned topics such as the development of culturally-competent prevention and treatment to reduce health and mental health disparities, diversity and student success in higher education, and multiple measures college placement.
He was lead data scientist for the LaunchBoard Community College Pipeline, a program evaluation and planning tool for all colleges and programs of study in the California Community Colleges system. Alan has a range of expertise in social science research, survey methodology, cross-cultural measurement, assessment, statistics, as well as big data methods to glean insights from statewide, longitudinal education and workforce data.
Alan holds a Ph.D. in Social-Personality Psychology with a minor in Quantitative Psychology from the University of California, Davis.
John Cordova, RN, BSN, PHN, MSN(IP)
Program Director of Allied Health
Futuro Health welcomes John Cordova, RN, BSN, PHN, MSN(IP) to serve as Program Director of Allied Health to grow and innovate our education and training catalog. John comes to Futuro Health with over 19 years with the California community college system. He has worked exclusively with workforce and economic development in his tenure, focusing on nursing and allied health programs across the state. As the Statewide Director – Health Workforce Initiative, he led a team of ten Regional Directors jointly meeting the needs of industry workforce needs in training, professional development, and curriculum.
John has taught in varied nursing career programs for the Certified Nurse Assistant, Licensed Vocational Nurse, and Associate Degree Nursing programs. As a professional nurse, a member of various nursing service organizations, inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and the Past President of the Southern California Chapter for the American Assembly for Men in Nursing, he advocates for men in nursing and women in EMS. He also brings community and public health nursing experience working with community health fairs, public health, residential and community care homes, long-term care, and most recently, vaccination centers.
John earned his bachelor’s degree in nursing from California Dominguez Hills, with his Public Health Nursing certificate. He is currently completing his master’s degree in Nursing Education with Western Governors University. He has trained in human patient simulation with low and high fidelity simulators, integrating simulation technology into interdisciplinary models; project management, and served as a clinical expert on the Healthcare Technology Specialist Certification with a national organization.
Senior Data Scientist
Juliana Kumpf has 9 years of experience in data science across a range of industries in the private sector, as well as in the nonprofit sector. She is passionate about applying her diverse experience in data science to the social sciences, especially in regards to equity issues, and brings a high level of energy and excitement to her work.
She was the lead data scientist in building the Adult Education Pipeline and Guided Pathways segments of the Launchboard Community College Pipeline, providing innovative thinking, technical expertise, and practical application of student data.
Juliana holds a Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Sociology, with emphasis in women and gender studies, from the University of California, Davis
Joy Hermsen, MBA
Director of Innovative Partnerships
Joy Hermsen is an experienced workforce innovation solutions architect, developing strategic partnerships across systems to help students launch their careers. Joy’s expertise comes from leading successful teams in public and private organizations. She recently built innovative work-based learning internships, apprenticeship pathways and industry partnerships as part of the Workforce Economic Development Division at the CA Community Colleges. She also has been Director of Operations, Director of HR & Strategy, Director of Training & Development and Director of Employee Engagement & Community Relations from Fortune 500 companies to local, family-owned companies.
Joy earned her master’s degree in business administration from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, and her bachelor’s degree in political science at UCD. She is an alumna of the Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy. She has served as president on several boards, including the UCD GSM Alumni Association and Girls on the Run Sonoma County.
Marlene Blasco has over 20 years’ experience working in both public and private sectors. Specializing in the accounting field, specifically accounts payable, payroll, employee benefits, and account reconciliation. In her most recent role at H&R Block, she worked as a Tax Analyst since 2017. She is passionate about applying her vast accounting experience to non-profits.
Nita Patel, PMP
Director of HR and Finance
Nita Patel has more than 20 years of experience in project management, and federal and state fiscal, budget, grants and contracts monitoring and oversight in both private and public sectors. She is a strategic and analytic thinker who is adept at reviewing processes and creating system-wide efficiencies to improve operations.
Most recently Nita was manager, for the Workforce and Economic Development Division at the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. During her tenure she was responsible for the management and oversight of $1.2 billion in funding annually and reporting aspects of the state and federal funding sources. In addition, Nita provided a clear and concise audit trail to support state and federal grants totaling more than $200 million. She was project manager for the NOVA platform since its inception in 2016, which allows the California Community College System to plan and invest over $3.2 billion in projects and provides transparency to all stakeholders. She was also instrumental in the implementation of e-signature technology for the agency, and managed the day-to-day division operations and the grants and contracts administration team.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with honors from De Montfort University in Leicester, UK.
Oscar has over 10 years of software design and development experience. When designing and developing he makes sure to keep his designs user-centric. Oscar graduated with his BS in Computer Science from CSU Sacramento where he developed skills in leadership, with a strong foundation in math, logic, and cross-platform coding. In his last four years, he has worked at Elk Grove Unified School District as an educator working with the community and focusing on equity in the classroom. In his most recent years, he has collaborated with California Community College Chancellor’s Office to work on dashboards for Cal Pass Plus, California’s only actionable statewide longitudinal data system.
Samantha has more than 5 years of experience in management and coordination. She started her journey with Futuro Health as a project manager for the Futuro Health pods at the Vaccination Campaign at Moscone Center, one of the largest vaccination sites in the United States. Her time there was focused on two major purposes- vaccinate as many Californians as possible while creating clinical opportunities for students during the scarcity of the pandemic. The team at Moscone was successfully able to vaccinate over 300,000 individuals and provide clinical hours to hundreds of students.
Samantha is now joining our team as a Program Coordinator, working alongside our Ed Providers and partners to improve processes and optimize the student experience.
She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication at Azusa Pacific University with an emphasis in organizational communication.
Application Development Manager
Steve Mendoza is a web development professional with extensive experience in information technology developing both front-end applications and back-end databases. He has a proven ability to facilitate operationally efficient results through successful optimization of processes and programs. Adept at developing enterprise automated data integration solutions that increase productivity. He is a results-driven and strategic member of both small business and large corporation developer teams.
Tyson Conn has over fifteen years of dynamic technical experience in network systems, infrastructure planning and development, and operations management and support. Tyson has developed and implemented IT policies and procedures including those for architecture, security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing, and service provision for organizations ranging from 20 – 10,000 employees. Tyson’s strong technical knowledge in combination with his evaluative and problem-solving ability has led to the successful implementation and management of a multitude of IT activities across a variety of organizations.
Executive in Residence
Veenu Aulakh has joined Futuro Health as Executive-in-Residence, to evaluate possible futures for our expansion. She comes from the Center for Care Innovation’s (CCI) where she served as president from 2012 to 2020, growing the organization’s staff, budget, and strategy to focus on strengthening the health and health care for under-invested communities across the country. Veenu helped to build critical partnerships with health care providers, funders, entrepreneurs, and community partners to transform health.
Before joining CCI, Veenu worked as a senior program officer at the California Health Care Foundation, where she managed program-related investments in organizations that have the potential to significantly lower the cost of care. She also led projects to improve the quality of primary care with an emphasis on information technology and patient engagement.
Previously, Veenu held a number of positions within Kaiser Permanente related to improving quality of care, developing disease management programs, and increasing patient engagement. She also worked as a project manager with the diagnostics division of Abbott Laboratories.
Veenu received a bachelor’s degree in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in health policy and management from Harvard University. In her spare time Veenu enjoys traveling to foreign lands and biking and hiking up hills in the Bay Area.