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Richard Golfin III is the Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer at the Alliance, where he oversees all regulatory affairs, compliance, privacy, and legal services. As a dynamic industry leader, Richard has grown Compliance and Privacy Programs to exceed industry standards and promoted a system of regulatory and privacy compliance built on an integrated system of policies, procedures, and the Corporate Compliance Program. Richard has also built from conception a Special Investigations Unit, which garnered special recognition from the California Attorney General’s Office for its quality of review and case recommendations.
Richard is a member of the Local Health Plans of California – Governance Committee, Co-Chair of the Local Health Plans of California – Compliance Officer’s Committee, Member of the Healthcare Compliance Association, Member of the Compliance Certification Board, and a Member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has also done voluntary work for the Los Angeles Mission, the Healthcare Compliance Executives of Southern California BridgeRoads Mentorship program, and served as a Board Member of the Los Angeles Drama Club and Shakespeare Institute. Richard is a sitting member of the Board of Governor’s at the Bread Project in Berkeley, California.
Richard lives in Oakland with his son Wyatt, wife Vivian and 2-dogs. He attended Drake University & Drake Law School, where he earned a Juris Doctor specializing in Health Law and Policy, and a Bachelor’s of Science & Business Administration Dual Major in Marketing and Business Management. Richard is a sought after public speaker and a long-time educator. He has previously taught as an Associate, Adjunct, and guest faculty at universities in Southern California and abroad.
Jeremy is a U.S. Naval Aviator and United Airlines First Officer managing passenger safety and timely execution of commercial flight operations. While in the Navy, Jeremy evaluated and operated E-6B aircraft, providing the President a survivable and endurable means to command the nation’s strategic nuclear forces. He received three Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals and twice was awarded as the “Instructor Pilot of the Year” for developing a standardized flight evaluation protocol for all Navy multi-engine training squadrons. Travel is his jam. After living in Manama, Bahrain, and leading operations throughout the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, Jeremy’s passion is exploring new locations around the world and sharing in the local customs. Athletics have also positively shaped his life. In 2008, he was Captain for the University of Texas Men’s Swimming and Diving team and an Olympic Trials participant.
Rachel is a sales manager at Genentech where she works to improve the customer and patient experience across the healthcare system. Prior to her sales role, Rachel was in product marketing where she developed strategies to bring new oncology treatments to customers. Her career began in digital advertising, where she supported clients such as Procter & Gamble, Clorox and Adobe to deliver global marketing campaigns. Rachel received her bachelor’s degree in Communication from The Ohio State University and currently lives in San Diego, CA. In her spare time, she enjoys running along the coast and exploring recipes inspired by her international travels.
Audrey is a Lead Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton where she helps teams and clients plan strategically, operate effectively, and reach their fullest potential. She has worked across industries such as government, healthcare, nonprofit, and oil & gas. Her career began in public accounting and has most recently consisted of supporting U.S. Navy leaders in areas such as organizational effectiveness, human capital strategy, leadership/team development, change management, and strategic engagement. Audrey has been a tennis player and dog lover her entire life. She enjoys maximizing her time outdoors, exploring new places, and being surrounded by people who inspire her to be the best version of herself.
John Penney is a Chief Strategy Officer, Business Development, and Strategic Partnerships Executive. His areas of focus include developing new businesses, growth opportunities, and business model innovation. John helped launch and was Chairman of Starz Play Arabia, the largest subscription content service in the Middle East and North Africa. He has held senior executive positions with 20th Century Fox, Starz, IMG, HBO, Scient, and Viacom.
John serves on the Board of Industry Leaders of the Consumer Technology Association, which is responsible for staging CES, the annual innovation show in Las Vegas. Prior to working in media, John was an equity research analyst with Sanford Bernstein. John is a credentialed Project Management Professional (PMP). He was born and raised in New York City and now lives in Santa Monica with his wife, daughter, and two dogs. John enjoys travel, photography, gadgets of any kind, industrial design, and reading.
Parul Suri is a travel industry expert, with a background in pricing and revenue management. She has spent the last 15 years working in this space in Asia and America, creating high performing teams and growing markets. After exploring the hotel world, Parul needed a new challenge and joined the Real Estate + Hospitality space in 2021. She currently heads the revenue team at Placemaker (co-founded by a Haas alumnus), a company that is blurring the lines between home and hospitality. Parul is passionate about DEI and is now spearheading this initiative at her company along with a few co-workers. Born and raised in India, she moved to San Francisco in 2012 and now calls the Bay Area home. In her spare time (which is limited being a toddler mom), Parul enjoys DIY projects, interior decoration, and evaluating real-estate.