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Please join us for an evening of insightful conversation about nutritional wellbeing in the workplace. We will discuss how great design and healthy food factors into productivity and social connectivity at work and through local community.
Lisa Britz – Director of Design at AP+I
Lisa leads design at AP+I, A woman owned design and architecture studio in Mountain View. Lisa is promoting a comprehensive design approach with her teams: equally balancing well-being, productivity, efficiency, and delight. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Computing Arts from UCSD and a Master of Interior Architecture from RISD.
Natalie Engels – Principal and Design Director at Gensler
Natalie is passionate about delivering spaces that people want to experience repeatedly. Her 20 years of experience in commercial interior design has been focused on workplace in the technology sector where she has leveraged her background in hospitality design to create immersive experiences. She works to guide the shift from traditional offices of the past into more well-rounded spaces for the future, enhancing the quality of the end-user’s life. A thought leader in her field, Natalie’s most recent speaking engagements include “Future of Work” at Adobe Global Summit and “Designing for Tech” at San Jose State University. An active community member, Natalie serves on the board of SV creates and is member of the Knight Foundation’s Community Advisory Committee in San Jose, as well as the past president of the International Interior Design Association’s Northern California Chapter. Natalie holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Louisiana State University. She is certified with the National council for Interior Design Qualification and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accredited.
Cayce Hill – Executive Director
Cayce is originally from Austin, TX, but arrived in San Jose in 2008 by way of Morelia, New York City, and Tokyo. Before moving to San Jose she worked with the Japan Organic Agriculture Association, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. Cayce holds an MPA from NYU Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, with a focus on Health Care Policy and Program Evaluation. As a culinary gardener and garden educator, Cayce has worked with The Absinthe Group, Sons & Daughters Restaurant, and the Delphi Agrarian Arts Foundation. She believes that good food, local community, and social networks – the old-fashioned kind with real people – are what make us all healthy and strong.
Stephanie Ivanick – Global Break Room Program Manager for LinkedIn
Enjoying the joy of food from a young age, Stephanie has done it all form opening cupcake shops to launching a gourmet chicken finger restaurant chain to redefining marketing strategy for some of CPGs best emerging brands. In her current role, Stephanie works diligently to create a best in class employee experience through focusing on menu assortment, design, marketing, and innovation in LinkedIn’s break rooms.