Marriage and Family Therapist
Los Angeles, CA
Education: San Francisco State
Antioch University Santa Barbara: 2014
In 1972, at the beginning of the women’s movement, Marcia Brandwynne became the first female television journalist to anchor a major prime time newscast in the San Francisco Bay Area.
As such, she took seriously, her singularly public role to mentor and educate young women to enter the field of journalism. Her
Living in Los Angeles, she worked in the entertainment industry as well, heading up Carol Burnett’s production company for ten years. In 2002, Brandwynne went back behind the scenes to help run a major news department in Los Angeles. She produced
Ms. Brandwynne – 75, having recovered from two bouts of cancer, has become a new role model for healthy aging. In 2012 she returned to school earning her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, working pro bono in a low fee clinic for four years to become a Licensed Psychotherapist. Recently she opened her private practice in Los Angeles where she offers a generous sliding scale for those who want therapy but cannot afford the service.
Back in the
As her career burgeoned, Brandwynne won a number of Emmys and reporting awards for investigative journalism and reporting on social conditions.
President & CEO
Padilla NetWorks, LLC
Education: BS Mechanical Engineering, New Mexico State University, 1976
A Crucial Corporate Voice
Orlando T. Padilla is President, CEO and Founder of Padilla NetWorks, LLC established in 2010. Padilla NetWorks provides global public policy, strategic planning and management expertise on domestic and international business topics to Fortune 500 clients and new business ventures. Key experiences include international perspective at the highest management levels; general management; corporate responsibility achieving optimum reputation/image; seasoned Latino leadership initiatives. Currently serves as Senior Advisor to Board members and officers representing a portfolio potential of 70 Fortune 500/1000 companies in 15 industries.
Prior to retirement from a 34-year global career at General Motors, Mr. Padilla’s last assignment was Global Senior Director, Public Policy, Corporate & Government Relations with expanded responsibilities for the General Motors Public Policy Center at General Motors headquarters in Detroit. Padilla led a variety of senior management assignments with increasing responsibilities during his long career at GM, experienced in global multi-functional, multi-sector and general management roles in achieving business turnarounds, growth, innovation, and cultural change.
“As a fellow cancer survivor, Orlando also brings that voice of experience and compassion to the table. He has been a friend, colleague and supporter for many years – in particular – for the National Latino Cancer Summit. He nominated me to the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS). The experience gave birth to the idea of creating a national agency to amplify and leverage Latino voices around important cancer issues, “said TLCI Founder, Ysabel Duron.
Among his Body of Work
He is a founding member of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility Corporate Executive Forum, currently serving on the Board of Directors of 18 non-profit organizations
Padilla has received distinguished awards and recognition from numerous entities in business, health care, education and the media for career, leadership and civic accomplishments. Named by Hispanic Business Magazine – one of the most influential Hispanics; Listed on the Corporate Elite – Top 100 Hispanic Executives. Named a Distinguished Alumni by New Mexico State University.
NIH Director Emeritus
Office of Research on Women’s Health (1991-2011) Washington, D.C.
Education: Wellesley College, BA, zoology, 1963; University of Virginia School of Medicine, MD, 1967.
A Woman of Firsts
1991 Dr. Vivian Pinn was the first full-time director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health
1982 Dr. Vivian Pinn was the first African American woman to chair an academic pathology department in the United States at Howard University School of Medicine
1967 Dr. Vivian Pinn was the only African American and the only woman in her class to graduate from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
In 2017 a building at the center of the UVA Health System hospital complex, which houses the medical school, was renamed
L.D. Britt, chairman of the Health System’s board,
Importantly she did not give up but forged a path for women of color as a role model and advisor in biomedical careers
“Dr. Pinn first funded my former agency’s fledgling efforts to launch the National Latino Cancer Summit during her tenure at NIH. I am now pleased to call her a dear friend and colleague as she helps guide the Latino Cancer Institute said TLCI founder, Ysabel Duron.
Howard University College of Medicine, Women in Medicine, Woman of the Year Award, 1989; University of Virginia, Distinguished Alumna Award, 1992; Wellesley College, Alumni Achievement Award, 1993; Black Woman Hall of Fame Foundation, Chicago, Bethune Tubman Truth Award, 1990.