Amanda Crew can currently be seen as the female lead in Mike Judge’s HBO hit series SILICON VALLEY. She recently wrapped production on the Lakeshore Entertainment thriller THE WANTING, opposite Adam Brody. Additionally, Amanda can be seen in Jeff Blitz’s Fox Searchlight feature TABLE 19 opposite Anna Kendrick, the Focus Films feature RACE opposite Jason Sudeikis, and Lee Toland Krieger’s AGE OF ADALINE with Blake Lively and Harrison Ford.
Craig Kramer is Mental Health Ambassador and Chair, Global Campaign for Mental Health, in Neuroscience External Affairs at Janssen R&D, a Johnson & Johnson company.
In this capacity, Craig leads a Johnson & Johnson team that seeks to transform mental health care globally by raising awareness, reducing stigma, promoting research, improving access, and ensuring better patient outcomes. Key initiatives include a global leaders’ coalition to champion proven, scalable reforms, and a CEO roundtable to develop “next-in-class” workplace mental health practices.
Prior to this role, Craig held a variety of positions in global corporate and government affairs at Johnson & Johnson and worked as a lawyer in the U.S. Congress, a Washington, D.C., law firm, and an international human rights organization.
Craig is a graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, the University of Michigan School of Law, and Harvard Business School’s General Management Program.
Lisa Kantor, a Los Angeles lawyer and partner in Kantor & Kantor LLP, represents people denied health benefits for treatment of both physical and mental illnesses. Most recently, Ms. Kantor has focused her efforts litigating insurance company denials of coverage for residential treatment of eating disorders. Kantor & Kantor is one of the few law firms in the country with a distinct eating disorder practice staffed with lawyers and other professionals experienced in the specific needs of people who have been denied benefits for eating disorder treatment.
Ms. Kantor sues health plans that refuse coverage, or agree to pay for treatment for a short period of time, forcing patients to be discharged before their health is restored. In 2007, she won the first published eating disorder decision in California in which the court applied the state’s mental health parity law to beneficiaries who sought treatment outside California. In August 2012, she won the first federal court ruling that determined health plans must pay for all medically necessary treatment for mental illnesses, including residential treatment.
For her achievements, Ms. Kantor was named a Top Woman Lawyer by the Los Angeles Daily Journal and an Attorney of the Year by the San Francisco Recorder. She received a “Special Recognition” award from the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation and a California Women Lawyers’ Woman of Distinction Award, and has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer continuously since 2009.
Paraag Marathe is in his 16th year with the 49ers, and first as Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President of Football Operations. Marathe is also a Managing Partner in the investment entity created by the York Family. On the team side, Marathe reports directly to 49ers CEO Jed York and has a significant role in major strategic decisions for the club as Chief Strategy Officer. He also continues in his long-respected role as the team’s chief contract negotiator and salary cap architect, while overseeing the team’s football analytics department.
As part of the 49ers York family’s investment entity, Marathe has already led a number of transactions as the team looks for investment opportunities in and out of sports to expand the 49ers brand. In 2015, Marathe was selected as a member of the Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 class.
With hundreds of hours of television under her belt, Marti Noxon is one of the most prolific writer-producers in television today. Currently, Noxon has several television series on the air including Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, Lifetime’s UnREAL, and Code Black for CBS.
Girlfriends Guide to Divorce, which Noxon created and serves as showrunner on, was Bravo’s first scripted series to air on the network and recently wrapped its third season. Following its season 2 finale, the series received a 3-season pickup locking in its 3rd, 4th and 5th seasons. In addition to her duties as showrunner, Noxon has also stepped into the director role for several episodes of the series.
Noxon is also co-creator and executive producer of the acclaimed Lifetime drama series UnREAL. For her work on the show, Noxon has received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. The show has additionally won countless awards and accolades during its breakout first season, which Noxon was showrunner on, including a Peabody Award and a Women’s Image Network Award, for Outstanding Show Produced by a Woman. It was also named one of AFI’s Top Ten Television Programs of the Year and honored by the Critics’ Choice Awards as one of the Most Exciting New Series of the year.
Noxon also serves as executive producer on the CBS medical drama series Code Black. The show is based on the Los Angeles Film Festival award-winning documentary of the same name, which Noxon executive produced as well.
Up next for Noxon on the television side is HBO’s Sharp Objects, an adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel of the same name. Noxon serves as showrunner on the series, which is currently in production and will premiere in 2018. Academy Award® nominated actress Amy Adams stars in the high-anticipated drama with Jean-Marc Vallee directing the full series.
Additionally in the works for Noxon is Dietland for AMC, a series based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Sarai Walker. The series, which was highly sought after by several networks, will be one of the first projects created under Noxon’s recently-minted overall deal with Skydance Media. Under the three-year deal, Noxon will create and develop new projects for the independent studio through her production company, Tiny Pyro.
On the film side, Noxon is making her feature directorial debut with the film To The Bone, which premiered on Netflix on July 14th. Written by Noxon and loosely based on her own personal experience with eating disorders, the film stars Lily Collins, Alex Sharp, Keanu Reeves and Carrie Preston. The project premiered in competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival earning strong reviews and quickly selling to Netflix for $8 million, making it one of the highest sales to come out of this year’s festival.
Over the course of her impressive career Noxon has written and served as executive producer on some of the most beloved and critically acclaimed series of the past two decades, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Brothers & Sisters, Point Pleasant and Still Life. She has also acted as a consulting producer for Mad Men, Prison Break, Angel, and Glee. Noxon’s screenwriting credits include, I Am Number Four and Fright Night.
A graduate of UC Santa Cruz, Noxon currently lives in Los Angeles with her two children and is co-owner of Grist & Toll, an urban flour mill in Pasadena.
Jenna Tregarthen is passionate about designing innovations that not only increase access to eating disorder care, but also improve quality of care. Her expertise in patient-centered design and business model innovation was honed during her role teaching healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship classes at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. As an advisor to entrepreneurship accelerator programs StartX Med, Startup Garage, and Stanford Ignite, she is familiar with common pitfalls and emerging opportunities in social impact companies. Jenna conceived of the Recovery Record idea whilst undertaking her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and being the primary supporter for her best friend, who was living with an eating disorder. She later took a leave of absence from her Ph.D. and clinical training in order to lead development of Recovery Record into the preeminent eating disorder management technology platform, serving 300,000 people and 10,000 practitioners. Jenna believes that recovery from an eating disorder is possible and is honored to support Project HEAL in bringing the chance to HEAL to those who otherwise could not afford it.
Gretchen Gerwe Welch
Gretchen Gerwe Welch has extensive experience at the senior-most levels of the US government, and significant involvement with community, non-profit and educational institutions. She also has a strong interest in art and art history, and recently completed graduate coursework in Asian Art.
Gretchen retired from US State Department in 2012 after thirty-two years in the Foreign Service, where her career focused principally on management and operations, specifically in human resources, training, budgeting, crisis management, and public diplomacy. She has sixteen years of overseas experience working in Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UK. She also worked extensively in Washington, including five years supporting three Secretaries of State; three years as a senior official in the Bureau of Human Resources; and eighteen months as Dean of the School of Language Studies, overseeing a program with 1000 students studying over 70 foreign languages. She concluded her government career in September 2012 by coordinating the US Government’s support for the Summer Olympics in London, UK. She speaks French and some Arabic.
Gretchen enjoys being active in her communities. She was a member of the Board of Trustees at both the Saudi Arabian International School in Riyadh (1993-95) and the Cairo American College (2002-04); President of the Board of the Chesterbrook Swim and Tennis Club, McLean, VA (2006-09); member, Board of Directors of the State Department Federal Credit Union (2008-09); member, the Stanford Club of Great Britain Board (2012-13); Reunion Co-Chair, 35th Reunion of Stanford Class of 1978 (2013), and coordinator for Stanford’s Alumni Interview program in the UAE and Qatar 2014-2016. She received an Award of Merit from the Stanford Alumni Association in 2013.
Since retiring, she has pursued personal and academic interests, and completed a post graduate diploma with distinction in Asian Art at SOAS at the University of London in July 2016, specializing in Islamic, Chinese and Japanese art.
Gretchen graduated from Stanford University in 1978 with a degree in International Relations and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Her husband David Welch was a two-time Assistant Secretary of State and former US Ambassador to Egypt and is now a senior executive with the Bechtel Corporation. They have three daughters, all graduates of Stanford University: Emma, 2010; Molly, 2013; and Hannah, 2016.
Sejal Hathi, 25 years old, is the cofounder & global ambassador of Girltank, a global enterprise that connects, funds, and trains female social entrepreneurs in 6 continents. Previously, she served as Founding Partner of S2 Capital, a venture fund investing equity and debt in entrepreneurs under the age of 30 in the developing world — focusing specifically on its healthcare and gender equity portfolios. Most recently, Sejal completed a 2-year term as the only under-30 member of the World Health Organization’s Expert Review Group for Women’s and Children’s Health, a body of 9 individuals appointed by the UN Secretary-General to evaluate and report on progress toward women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health goals globally. She has served as a USA Ambassador to Ashoka, a “For Girls in Science” Ambassador to L’Oreal USA, an Innovation Advisor at the U.S. Small Business Administration, and an adviser on youth development and women and girls to the U.S. State Department, UNESCO (U.S. National Commission), Indiaspora (Board), Youth Service America (Board), the World Bank (YDP Network Board), Girls for a Change (Board), and State Farm Insurance (Board).
Sejal has spoken at TEDWomen, the World Health Assembly, and the United Nations, among other venues; and has been named a Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree, a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, a Harry S. Truman Scholar, one of Newsweek’s “150 Women Who Shake the World,” a National Jefferson Award winner, a United States Presidential Scholar, a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow, one of CNN’s Young People Who Rock, and one of Glamour Magazine’s Young Women of the Year for her work. A published author and Yale Global Health Fellow, Sejal graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology. She is currently a 4th-year MD & MBA candidate at Stanford University.