Leadership Team

Stacie Hill

Stacie has over 20 years of experience in technology, marketing, finance, sales and is the CEO of Credere Corporation. She has held the roles of Chief Information Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer in companies across technology, telecom, healthcare and consumer industries. Before launching Credere Corporation, she was responsible for worldwide implementations for Oracle Corporation, designed and managed Channel Partner Programs for IBM, and was a member of the key management team for LensCrafters\EyeExam2000. Since launching Credere, Stacie has led global teams providing high level management, systems and marketing consulting to companies including Cisco Systems, Oracle Corporation, Symantec, SUN Microsystems, Phillips, Silicon Graphics, Intuit, Apple, Siemens-Rolm and Bare Escentuals where she managed worldwide initiatives, programs, implementations and launched products. She holds a BA degree in Economics, Accounting and Sociology, an MBA in Marketing, and an MS in Information Systems. She is the Founder of Beach Buddy, a sports product company, and the patented inventor of Beach Buddy and Scuba Buddy. Stacie's goal for WITI Orange County is to provide impactful content and tools while expanding the community creating a network of support for the women of Orange County.

Terry Dear

Winner of '2019 Best Tech Manager in Orange County' by Tech in Motion, Terry Dear has spent her entire career in IT. Terry likes to KISS things. Keep it Simple and Strategic. She has more than 20+ years of 'high-energy', 'hands-on' executive skills in large complex organizations (Fortune 100) and small companies. Terry's goals for the Orange County chapter is to provide 'collective wisdom' mentoring the next generation in the workforce on life-work integration, breaking the glass ceiling, and networking opportunities. Terry is currently Vice President of Software Engineering at Stretto in Orange County, Ca.

Lenka Vanek

Lenka Vanek has a long standing technical and management background in software engineering and product lifecycle management, particularly in database and data technologies. She is passionate about delivering timely, high quality and innovative software. Products under her leadership were recognized with numerous and prestigious industry awards. Lenka is also working towards the future where more girls and women consider a career in information technology. Lenka is currently leading Agile and DevSecOps transformation at Capital Group, in Orange County, CA.

Suzy Jarrett

Suzy Jarrett is a Sr. Client Manager at Dimension Data. She is a strategic partner to organizations in OC and LA markets offering IT consulting and expertise to clients looking to use technology to improve their business efficiency and profitability. Our services bring together all the ways you want to use the world’s best technology and deliver the outcomes you need to accelerate your business, wherever you are in the world.

Suneetha Menon

Suneetha Menon is the Vice President of Professional Services and Managing Partner at Solugenix Corporation, an Information Technology and Enterprise Support Solutions provider headquartered in Brea, California. Suneetha has been with Solugenix for 25 years, having joined the company in 1995 as a computer programmer. She has worked in various capacities since delivering and managing IT service management solutions to Solugenix clients in the Financial, Entertainment, HealthCare and Geographical Navigation industries. Suneetha is currently responsible for managing customer relationships and overseeing all aspects of delivering custom IT managed services and staffing solutions to some of Solugenix's largest clients in the Western US. She holds a Master's Degree in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University, New York.

Suneetha is passionate about gender equality and recognition of women in the work place. She is a past executive member of NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owner's) Los Angeles. As a champion of women's rights and with deep experience in Information Technology, WITI is a perfect support organization for Suneetha and she currently serves on the board of the WITI Orange County Network as co-membership chair. Suneetha is also the mother of 3 girls who she hopes with find careers in STEM fields in the future.

Juliette Anderson

Juliette Anderson is the Branch Manager of Ledgent Technology in Los Angeles which is part of the Roth Staffing family of companies, one of the largest privately held staffing firms in the United States. As the Branch Manager, she leads her team in setting goals that will best help the community's businesses and jobseekers. Ms. Anderson began her career in technical staffing in 2009, and has impacted the lives of countless individuals over the years. She is passionate about helping and supporting women progress in technology and business.

Louise Brandy

Louise is an Information Technology Executive with domestic and international experience in full Application Lifecycle Management, from vision, scope, design, selection, and development to deployment, maintenance and ongoing support. Broad skills with both business applications and infrastructure operations with a special emphasis on aligning business strategy with information technology initiatives. Proven collaboration with international executive leadership as a trusted advisor to deliver innovative and effective solutions, with companies such as PeopleSoft, CB Richard Ellis, Edwards LifeSciences and Corinthian Colleges. She is currently the Director of Field Technology for Arbonne, Int'l. Her unique background in Accounting and Finance, such as Assistant Controller for Century 21 Real Estate, allows for a broader perspective of business line issues and experience with business process improvements. Her goals closely align with WITI's mission of promoting the empowerment of women to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity. She is dedicated to growing the Orange County chapter through collaboration, networking and mentoring.

Kathy Lomax

Advisory Board

Kathy Lomax is an experienced senior IT executive with over 25 years' experience in leading Financial Services and Healthcare organizations, most recently as VP of IT at Capital Group Companies, home of the American Funds. Ms. Lomax has served in a variety of global roles including Infrastructure and web hosting, quality management, and application support where she was sought out to transform teams and ignite talent. She has also served as a leader on numerous IT governance related initiatives. Ms. Lomax is currently in transition seeking her next exciting transformational opportunity to lead, inspire, and drive results.

Julie St. John

Chief Information Officer and President of Information Technology Group and Investment Operations for The Capital Group Companies