Nicole Serena Silver
Founder, President, and Executive Director
CREATION – IMPACT – PEOPLE – Nicole has founded and advised startups and has a degree from UC Berkeley in entrepreneurship. She grew up surrounded by nonprofits. Her grandfather was a non-profit attorney, her mother and uncle nonprofit executive directors. It was just a matter of time before Nicole joined the family by starting her own nonprofit. Nicole is skilled at bringing the right people into organizations and is able to think both globally and locally. Her goal is to impact the lives of many and make G.R.O.W. a globally recognized organization.
AUTHENTIC – HUMANITARIAN – GLOBAL LEADER – Bryan has helped organizations, both in the nonprofit and commercial sectors, utilize technology to exceed their goals since the mid 90’s. He has led social innovation and philanthropic endeavors for salesforce.com, LinkedIn, and is currently the Executive Director of Box.org. He is working on an initiative at Box designed to empower nonprofits with the Box content management and collaboration platform. Bryan’s energy and relationships are immensely valuable as we GROW our impact.
Chief Financial Officer
STRATEGIC – COLLABORATIVE – EMPATHETIC – Leroy was the Vice President of Finance at Apple. He led large, global organizations in a variety of strategic and operational activities. Since retiring from Apple in 2010, Leroy works with a number of small tech companies as a volunteer advisor with the Central Coast Small Business Development Center, and is an active investor and board member as well. Leroy’s career in Financial management at the corporate level as well as his work with non-profits and start-ups make him an ideal person to provide Financial oversight and leadership for G.R.O.W..
COMMUNICATION – DEDICATION – EXUBERANCE – Jill has fifteen years in the entertainment business operations and office administration. She has worked with record labels such as Universal and EMI/Capitol, helped produce numerous music videos, helped coordinate major tours with artists like John Mayer, worked with late night shows such as Jay Leno and David Letterman. Jill devours Excel tables, slays complex tax and legal forms, and gets down and dirty in process details to make sure the job gets done. She is reliable, smart, extremely personable and thinks fast on her feet. Jill goes the extra mile, where as most would stop at fulfilling the basic needs. Jill recently discovered her passion for health and is pursuing a career in the wellness industry;
GLOBAL – VERSATILE – LOYAL – Elisa has created and stewarded international nonprofit organizations for over 30 years. She has dealt with the complexity of poverty, war and human transformation in these environments. She supports GROW to develop leaders who are working to bring about change in individuals that will help shift the roots of the volatile issues of our time.