Coach Biographies & Contact Information

Bob Miller, MBA

Co-Chair of Center for Social Sector Leadership's Advisory Board

Bob holds an MBA from Haas and a BS from University of Oregon where he was recently named Alumni Fellow for Career Achievements. He was the CEO and Director of Envirotest Systems Corporation; CEO, Founder and Director of Systems Control, Inc.; and CEO and Director of SD-Scicon, Silicon Valley companies specializing in computer systems and services and environmental services. Bob Miller is Co-Chair of CSSL’s Advisory Board.


Colin Boyle

Colin Boyle, MBA/MPP

Deputy Director at UCSF Global Health Sciences

Colin is the first Deputy Director of UCSF Global Health Sciences (GHS), dedicated to improving health and reducing disease worldwide. Colin joined UCSF after 15 years with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he was a partner and managing director leading many of the firm’s social impact projects. Before BCG, he worked at Partnership for Organ Donation in Boston as a site team specialist and for Corporate Decisions in Boston as an associate. Colin has worked extensively in global health, business management, and strategy development and is currently on the board of the Oakland Museum of California. He also teaches Strategic Management of Nonprofit Organizations at Haas.


Cristy Johnston Limon, MBA

Executive Director, Center for Social Sector Leadership

Cristy Johnston Limón joins Berkeley Haas as a serial social sector leader having most recently held executive director roles at national poetry and spoken word organization Youth Speaks, Oakland-based performing arts organization Destiny Arts Center, and San Francisco economic development organization in San Francisco, Excelsior Action Group.  Her professional experience includes real estate and community development, public policy as a legislative aide, and nonprofit leadership with a focus on organizational change. Cristy grew up in San Francisco and is passionate about advancing social change through broad cross-sector engagement, investing in leaders, and in social impact organizations. On the board of American Conservatory Theater, Oakland’s Bandaloop, and former co-chair of the Haas Alumni Diversity Council, Cristy mentors and leads rising and established leaders in arts, culture, and business to advance positive social change. Cristy is a UC Berkeley alum with an EMBA (2016) from Berkeley-Haas School of Business and a BA with honors (2002) in Political Science.


David Riemer

David Riemer, MBA

Executive in Residence, Berkeley Haas School of Business

David lives at the intersection of innovation and storytelling. He helps entrepreneurs, business professionals and artists focus their ideas through the power of narrative. In short, he helps people get their stories straight. Earlier in his career, David led the ad agency J. Walter Thompson in San Francisco, held senior marketing roles at two tech start-ups, and was VP Marketing at Yahoo! in the mid-2000s. David now runs Box Out Industries where he works with entrepreneurs, product managers, and marketers to develop and convey their product stories. He also started Spiral Staircase Productions to collaborate with artists and is currently developing two original musicals. David teaches innovation and design-thinking at Berkeley-Haas Business school, where he is Executive-in-Residence. He is an advisor at several accelerators (including Berkeley’s Skydeck, 500 Start-ups, and BRIAA) and is a frequent speaker about the power of storytelling. David also serves as Chair of the Board of the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and Vice President of the Board of the Destiny Arts Center in Oakland. He holds a BA from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia.


Irvenia Waters, MS/MBA

Leadership Development Coach, Waters Leadership Coaching

Irvenia Waters is a leadership development consultant working with the health care industry, independent schools, and non-profit organizations in the areas of governance, strategic planning, and resource development.  Irvenia graduated from Duke University and holds an M.S. in Public Health from the University of North Carolina and an M.B.A. from Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley focused on organizational behavior and human resources.

Irvenia has held leadership positions in several Bay Area independent schools and non-profit organizations.  Currently, she serves as Vice-President of Lick Wilmerding High School Board of Trustees and a member of the Advisory Committee for the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education.  Irvenia chaired the boards of Marin Country Day School and Legal Services for Children, a non-profit law firm providing legal and social work services to children and youth, and was Vice-President of the Board of Directors for The Little School.


Lynne Heinrich

Lynne LaMarca Heinrich

Senior Consultant and Principal, Marts & Lundy

Lynne joined Marts & Lundy as a senior consultant in 2000 with more than five years of consulting experience in her own practice and with another national consulting firm. She has served as co-leader of the firm’s Arts & Culture Practice Group and has served in staff and consultant roles to the nonprofit sector for more than 30 years. Her varied client portfolio includes performing and visual arts organizations, educational institutions, hospitals, and medical centers, health and human service agencies, museums, environmental organizations, foundations, corporations, venture philanthropists, and numerous public-private partnerships. Lynne provides consulting services in fundraising, capital campaigns, nonprofit management, board governance, strategic planning, leadership coaching, and development to nonprofit organizations.

Along with her Marts & Lundy client work, Lynne serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. She is also a Lecturer in board governance at the Haas School of Business, teaches in the Getty Leadership Institute, and is a former member of the Board of Directors of Marts & Lundy.



Nora Silver, PhD

Adjunct Professor, Haas and Faculty Director, Center for Social Sector Leadership

Nora is Director of the Center and Adjunct Professor at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. She brings more than 30 years of leadership experience as a nonprofit founder, executive director, and board member. She has consulted internationally with more than 200 organizations on strategy and governance, authored books and articles on leadership and community involvement, and taught at universities and conferences around the world. She founded and ran three nonprofit organizations and has experience as a funder at a community foundation. Nora teaches Social Sector Solutions. She has led the growth of the Board Fellows program from 8 fellows in 2004 to 114 fellows in 2013.


Paul Jansen

Paul Jansen, MBA

Adjunct Professor, Haas and Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company

Paul co-founded and led McKinsey’s Global Nonprofit Practice serving leading nonprofits and foundations on issues of strategy and organization. He is the author of many articles and reports challenging sector beliefs about performance, including a co-authored report entitled, The Dynamic Board: Lessons from High-Performing Nonprofits. Paul teaches Social Sector Solutions and Nonprofit Boards: Governance and Leadership at Haas. He currently serves as the board chair of Care USA and on the SCE Fund board.