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CEO:  Mike Davey President: Joseph McGrath
CFO:Alvaro Orozco CMO:Michelle Roberts
Secretary: Irene Ydens COO: Jane Matsumoto
Medical Advisory Board


CEO : Mike Davey

Mike is married and the father of two daughters, Samantha and Rachel and resides in San Jose, Ca. Mike graduated from Santa Clara University with a double major in History and Political Science where he met his true love Kathleen McGrath. He briefly worked in politics for the California Ways and Means Committee Chair John Vasconcellos before he became disillusioned and returned to school earning his Masters in History and Teaching Credential at San Jose State University. Mike has taught Social Studies for the past twelve years at Saratoga High School where he is also varsity boys basketball coach. After years of watching his wife get involved in organizations such as Toys for Tots he became determined to make a difference when his wife Kathleen suffered a cardiac arrest and a resulting global ischemic injury. After contacting hundreds of researchers and doctors for help, he decided to found the Global Ischemia Foundation to try and encourage research in the field and help families caring for loved ones with global ischemic injuries. Mike can be reached at mdavey@globalischemia.org


President : Joseph McGrath

Joe is a married father of three, residing in Hollister, Ca. After graduating from high school, Joe enlisted in the U.S. Army and spent three years stationed in West Germany. He was Honorably Discharged in 1981 and shortly thereafter began his career in Silicon Valley. His current position is US Regional Manager for Customer Support activities for Toppan Photomasks. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and working on his property. Joe’s younger sister Kathleen suffers from an anoxic brain injury which is the primary reason he works for the Global Ischemia Foundation.


CMO : Michelle Roberts

Michelle lives in San Rafael, CA with her daughter Lucy. She has over 20 years of experience in marketing. She works at the Clorox Co. where she has held various positions in marketing working on brands such as Kingsford Charcoal, Clorox 2, Brita & Glad. She currently oversees the company's Interactive Marketing efforts. Michelle started her career at the adverising agency, Foote, Cone & Belding, developing media plans for clients such as Levi Strauss & Co. and Clorox. Michelle holds an AB in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley & an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She hopes that her work with the GIF will help researchers find answers & families find hope when it comes to facing global ischemic injuries.


COO/CFO : Alvaro Orozco

Alvaro has learned about ischemia due to Kathleen Davey's injury. He hopes the Global Ischemia Foundation will be able to make a significant impact in educating others of this growing injury and look for ways to provide funding for research. He attended Santa Clara University (BSC - Marketing) and has held leadership roles in a couple of non-profit organizations since graduating. He is currently the Director of Operations for Saratoga Basketball Camp and a third grade teacher.


Secretary : Irene Ydens

Irene lives across the street from the founders of the GIF, Kathleen and Mike Davey. She is a wife and mother of two boys (Jeremy and Daniel), a Certified Mobile Notary and President of Campbell Little League. Irene graduated from San Jose State University with her B.S. in Business. Irene started her career in sales at Xerox and later moved on to sell test products at MC Test Products in Los Gatos. Irene and her husband, Phil, lost their 6 year old son Luke to Leukemia in 2001 after a 4 year battle to save him. Irene hopes to provide GIF the support it needs to help others suffering from global ischemic injuries like Kathleen.







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