Lee Chapman joined the board in February 2008. She has a broad background in corporate communications, branding, and web design across the nonprofit, government, and private sectors. Currently, she is senior account manager for TREW Marketing responsible for developing strategic marketing plans and delivering an integrated media approach for clients in the B2B engineering, science, and technology markets. Prior to joining TREW, Lee worked as brand manager for National Instruments developing and managing guidelines for implementing a consistent brand identity for the company worldwide. In the government and non-profit sectors, Lee served as public information specialist with the Texas Workforce Commission and also worked as the communications director for the YMCA of Austin, where she wrote news releases and marketing content, and served as primary spokesperson for the organization. Lee has a passion for increasing the awareness of and need for housing for the homeless in the Austin community.
Kamran Shah joined the board in February 2003 and is the Director of Marketing of the Embedded Software Division at Mentor Graphics. Kamran has varied experience including product planning, field marketing, web strategy and research and development which has given him broad perspective on business operations and strategy. Kamran has traveled extensively throughout the world and has an appreciation of the challenges dealing with low income and homeless populations in different countries. He comes to Green Doors with this knowledge and a desire to use his talents to increase the quality of life for lower income and homeless individuals and families.
Karry Keas joined the board in September 2012 and is the Senior Manager of Demand Management at Applied Materials, Inc. She has a diversified domestic and international background in manufacturing and business operations including forecasting, materials planning, procurement and factory scheduling. She personally and professionally thrives in challenging environments that demand leadership, creativity and intelligence. She is a demonstrated change agent with an outstanding track record for improving efficiencies and directing strategy and planning engagements, which have increased revenue, bottom-line performance as well as saved millions of dollars while exceeding standards of quality. Karry graduated with a bachelors in Business Administration from Texas State University and a Masters in Business Administration from St. Edwards University.
Amy Stabeno joined the board in September of 2012 and is the Statewide Microboard Coordinator of The Arc of Texas, a nonprofit organization that does statewide advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Amy moved to Austin in July of 2012 after living in New York City for several years. While in New York she worked as the Director of Social Services at a 202 bed municipal shelter for single male substance abusers. The program's primary goal was to find permanent supportive housing for the residents of their shelter. Amy graduated with a BA in English and a Spanish minor from Texas A&M University. She holds a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. Amy has a passion for social justice and making society a place where it is easier for people to be good.
Aamir Paul is currently the Vice President for Dell's Server Solutions Sales. In this role he is responsible for Dell's Global go-to-market strategy for Servers. He is also responsible for Research Computing and Data Center Solutions sales and strategy world-wide.
Prior to taking on this position, he was Executive Director for Server Computing Solutions in Large Enterprise, Americas. In this capacity he was responsible for sales of server, systems management and integrated solutions offerings to large enterprise customers across the US, Canada and Latin America. Aamir returned to North America in 2010, before which he was based in EMEA for over six years. While based in EMEA, he served as Director of the Advanced Systems Group for SMB in EMEA. Here he had responsibility for sales of server, storage and networking products and services to SMB customers across the region. He also served as Director and general manager of Dell's $1.1B SMB business in UK and Ireland.
Aamir joined Dell in 2000 and has held key roles in both North America and EMEA. In addition to leading various enterprise sales teams he has held leadership roles in marketing, operations and strategy functions during his tenure at Dell. Before joining Dell, Aamir was a process engineer at AlliedSignal (now Honeywell). He has a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
An accomplished entrepreneur, Dr. Sabharwal has almost 20 years of experience in the application of optical technology to biological and medical imaging system development. He was a co-founder of Optical Insights, LLC where he was responsible for the development of imaging platforms for fluorescence microscopy, high-throughput screening (HTS), and high-content screening (HCS). Following the sale of Optical Insights, he managed product marketing for scientific digital cameras at Photometrics, a division of Roper Industries. Since 2006, Dr. Sabharwal has worked as a consultant with entrepreneurial organizations. Recent projects have included product marketing consulting with Advanced Image Science, Inc., a digital, dental imaging startup based in Silicon Valley. He has also been involved with non-profit startups such as the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Tucson, AZ. In 2010, he moved to Austin with his fiancée, Jessica Caplan, and is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Xeris Pharmaceuticals, a California-based biotech startup. Dr. Sabharwal has a B.S. in Optics from the University of Rochester and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona.