Kristiana Raube, PhD is an Adjunct Professor at the Haas School of Business and the Executive Director of the International Business Development Program. She is also Executive Director of the Graduate Program in Health Management at Haas-Berkeley, a program that prepares students for leadership roles in all aspects of healthcare, including care delivery and financing, biotechnology and medical devices, information technology, and consulting. Dr. Raube has worked to increase health management capacity through executive education and program development in the US and around the world, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Her research focuses on the delivery and financing of health services and she has evaluated a large number of health programs, including ones focused on physician payment, quality of care, access to care, infant mortality, and community-based health care. Dr. Raube received her doctorate in public policy from the RAND Graduate School of Policy Studies, her master's in public health from UCLA, and her BA in biology from the University of Colorado.
Before joining Haas, David spent 26 years in sales and marketing for global investment banking firms, including JP Morgan in New York and London, and Bank of America in San Francisco. This included corporate finance relationships with sovereign entities, banks and companies in the Middle East and the UK, as well as investment management relationships in the mid west and west coast of the US. David has an MBA in Finance and International Business from Columbia University, an MA in English from Indiana University, and a BA in English from Davidson College. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Mali, West Africa.
Elizabeth worked in Silicon Valley at BigBand Networks, Inc. for several years prior to joining Haas. As the 8th employee in BigBand's US office, she witnessed incredible growth including an acquisition and a successful IPO. By the time she left, the Company had over 500 employees worldwide. Her primary focus was operations and she helped define new sales order and backlog management processes to handle exponential growth both domestically and in EMEA/APAC, as well as reporting for the board of directors. She also served as an independent operational consultant for BigBand. At Haas, she helps run the IBD program. Elizabeth holds a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona, and studied literature at the University of Westminster (UK) as well as creative writing through the University of Iowa in Dublin, Ireland. She is currently working on a novel.
Whitney Hischier is a lecturer at Haas and serves as the Faculty Director for its Center for Executive Education. Whitney has spent most of her career in change management and system implementation consulting, primarily on international assignments. She has worked for KPMG in the Netherlands and UK, ABN Amro Bank in Portugal and Spain and the Endeavor Initiative, on projects in Chile and Argentina. Following an undergraduate degree focused on security and arms control, she worked with NATO for ten summers to run presidential-level conferences on European security issues in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, and Russia. Whitney previously served as the Assistant Dean for the Center for Executive Education at Haas from 2004-2012, spending much of her time consulting to domestic and international clients on human capital challenges and designing educational programs to help solve them. Major international clients include Statoil and DNV (Norwegian), the Panama Canal, and universities in Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. Whitney serves as a faculty mentor in the International Business Development program. She holds a BA in International Relations from Stanford University and an MBA from Haas with a Certificate in Health Management.
Jo Mackness is Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. Committed to challenging existing notions of business’ role in society and creating a new generation of business leaders, Jo leads Center efforts that engage students, faculty and companies in research, teaching and experiential learning that redefine good business. The Center has received global critical acclaim—most recently in January 2011 by The Financial Times that rated Haas number two in the world for MBA programs in corporate responsibility.
Before joining the Center, Jo served as the Corporate Responsibility Integration Leader at Ernst & Young, where she worked to embed social and environmental responsibility into core firm activities.
Prior to EY, Jo was a human capital consultant working in the US and the UK, primarily serving professional services and financial services firms on transactions, corporate governance and executive compensation issues.
Jo is a Haas alumna and has worked closely with the Center for Responsible Business since its inception in 2003—both as a corporate partner and as an instructor for the Strategic CSR & Consulting Projects course.
Former chairwoman of the board, Jo now serves as a board member for Net Impact, a global network of 20,000+ next-generation leaders who are putting their business skills to work for a better world.
A dual citizen of the UK and US, Jo lives in Oakland, California with her Danish husband and two sons.
George is program director for UC Berkeley’s Master in Development Practice degree program. George has 40 years experience in the design, management and evaluation of international economic and social development activities including long-term assignments in Senegal, The Gambia, Morocco and Madagascar. Over the past decade, his interests and work have had a particular focus on technology and information-based communities and networks. George was the founding executive director of the Blum Center for Developing Economies at UC Berkeley after having held executive positions in the international NGOs World Links, VITA and Pact. George serves as a faculty mentor within the International Business Development program at Berkeley-Haas where he also coordinates the Evening and Weekend MBA program’s Seminar in International Business. He has a master's degree from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex (UK) and a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.
Frank Schultz, Ph.D. is a faculty member in the Management of Organizations and Economic Analysis and Policy groups in the Haas School of Business. He teaches courses in Competitive Strategy and Leadership, as well as leading International Seminars to Brazil and China. He also serves as a faculty mentor for the International Business Development Program. Frank is the Co-Executive Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence where he collaborates in the development of the long-term strategy of the Center, manages its day-to-day operations and acts as a faculty coach through the Center’s Coaching Connection program. His teaching has consistently placed him in Haas Club Six for outstanding teaching. He is a past University of California Faculty Teaching Fellow as well as a recipient of the Haas School’s Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching.His educational background includes a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Washington, an MBA in Finance/General Management from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Minnesota. Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., he worked in a variety of functional areas for Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Chevron and Pillsbury.