Board of Directors

Barbara Gough has spent more than 20 years working in technology media with accounts such as Apple, Intuit and Microsoft.

She is the principal of MediaThrive, LLC, specializing in business strategy, customer success and partnership development for small businesses.

During this time her company helped many American/Canadian technology companies implement their first international branding campaigns. Under her management, sales increased from zero to over 10 million.

In addition to her consulting practice, she is currently working with a business partner creating a seminar for entrepreneurs focused on business issues critical to startup founders.


Sayuri-Yuli Norrish Experienced in research in personality psychology and teaching statistics and research methods.

Developed personality measurement and text batteries in Japan to help high school students to find a good match for their major in college. Also one did research on job seekers to find a good match for their next - phase2! - career.

Jeannette Simmons Jr. grew up in Burlingame and is a longtime San Mateo resident.  She has over 25 years of experience working within a global investment management group as an Operations leader and a Human Resources professional.  Jeannette has in-depth experience in recruiting, talent development and workforce planning and employee relations. When she is not designing career paths, she is cooking up some 'master' recipes in the kitchen as a home chef.

Lucy Thompson is a Technical Recruiter who has worked for 20 years with top Silicon Valley companies. Starting in Advertising, she moved into International Events with Interop Networking Tradeshows, planning and traveling with the shows in Europe. Throughout her career she has worked for top companies including Apple, Softbank, Toshiba and Silicon Valley Bank. After years of being a stay at home mom and running her own Waldorf inspired Nature preschool program, she became a Recruiter. She enjoys career coaching where she helps clients update their resumes, fine tune their career searches and provides good old fashioned encouragement. She has reinvented herself several times in her career, demonstrating that it is possible given passion and opportunity that you can truly accomplish your goals.

Eve Visconti has worked for numerous non-profit organizations over several decades, writing grants, and doing a variety of jobs including teaching business writing. Currently she tutors school aged children in English and writing, and adults in English as a Second Language. Serving on Phase2Careers' Board of Directors will be the fourth Board on which she has served.

Ron Visconti has extensive experience in workplace issues and has helped all levels of job seekers of all levels navigate through difficult transitions and career change. He brings passion and boundless energy to his mission: helping the "Over 40" worker. He brings a sense of community to every organization he has worked with. He has also served on numerous committees involving workplace issues, disabilities, and volunteerism.

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