Leadership

OTEF, the Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship Foundation, educates and invests in people and organizations that create hope.

Board of Directors

Joan Koerber-Walker, Chairman of the Board

Joan brings to OTEF experience ranging from non-profit and entrepreneurial ventures to the Fortune 500. In addition to her role of Chairman of the Board here at OTEF, Joan currently serves as President and CEO of of the Arizona BioIndustry Association (AZBio).  Her resume includes board level and executive positions with for profit companies in the B2B and B2C space. She also has served as the CEO of the Arizona Small Business Association (2006-2008), on the board of trustees of the National Small Business Association in Washington D.C.,  on the board of directors of the Arizona Technology Council and  as chairman of the board of Parenting Arizona.  (LinkedIn)


Rob Dunaway, Member of the Board of Directors

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Rob has over 20 years of experience as a Silicon Valley technology attorney and startup company management advisor, having represented public clients and hundreds of startup companies. A co-author of popular books on startup company management and legal protection of software and licensing, he also has CEO experience and has started or co-founded several companies and non-profits. (RobDunaway.com)


Ed Nusbaum, Member of the Board of Directors

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Ed is a cofounder and partner of Stealthmode Partners. Previously a board member of the Arizona Technology Council, Arizona Internet Professionals Association, AeA, and TiE-Arizona. (EdNusbaum.com)


Executive Director

Francine Hardaway, Executive Director

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Francine Hardaway, Ph.D is the co-founder of Stealthmode Partners, an accelerator and advocate for entrepreneurs in technology and health care that was founded in 1998. Prior to Stealthmode, she owned two marketing companies, and served as Director of Worldwide Press Relations for Intel and the CMO of Innovative Environmental Products. Her communications specialties are technology, healthcare and financial services.

Francine was an Entrepreneurial Fellow of the Eller Entrepreneurship Center at University of Arizona, and was a founder of Social Media Club Arizona and the Arizona Software Association. She is also founder and Executive Director of the Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship Foundation, which provides entrepreneurship training to at-risk populations.

She is co-founder of  Aging Revealed and  USHealthCrisis and blogs on Medium for the Stealthmode Blog. She also writes a column for the Phoenix Business Journal.

Read her stories at FastCompany.com , Huffington Post.

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