Anna Sidana: Founder, CEO, and Member of the Board of Directors
Anna has spent her professional life in high technology companies with careers ranging from marketing to business management. She currently works full time at Silicon Valley startups in marketing. Prior to that, she was at PayPal in San Jose as Director, Financial Products focused on Credit products. Ms. Sidana also worked at eBay with product responsibilities for worldwide pricing and promotions.
Before joining eBay, Ms. Sidana was vice president of marketing and alliances at several startups including Callixa Corporation and eTime Capital where she spearheaded product strategy, corporate positioning, public relations and award-winning advertising initiatives. Prior to that Ms. Sidana held management positions at Netscape, Visa International, Ernst & Young and IBM.
Ms. Sidana completed her undergraduate qualifications at The British Computer Society in the UK. She is also an advisor to The School Fund and an active mentor to Social Entrepreneurship programs in Silicon Valley. Anna is a successful artist in her spare time, and enjoys living with her two young children.
Board of Directors
Mr. Dillabough runs the Clean Building Materials Practice at the Westly Group. Prior to joining the Westly Group, Mr. Dillabough was the General Manager of Corporate Environmental Affairs at eBay. In this capacity he led all of eBay’s environmental efforts and helped design and set specifications for a 200,000 sq ft Gold LEED certified building. In addition he installed San Jose’s largest commercial solar deployment (650 KW).
Prior to that Mr. Dillabough was the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at eBay. This team generated $575 million in revenue through revenue sharing agreements and ad sales over a five year period.
Mr. Dillabough spent four years in corporate real estate and developed his own portfolio of close to 100 apartment units. Mr. Dillabough is one of the few people in this industry with a combination of clean tech and hands on real estate development experience.
Mr. Dillabough has a BS in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic University and serves on the Board of Directors for the Lucile Packard Hospital Foundation.
Susan Briggs is One Million Lights’ newest board member. She comes to OML with a background in product management and marketing. Currently she works as the Vice President of Product at VolunteerMatch in San Francisco. She brings with her skills in product management, business development and partnerships, strategic planning, and teamwork. She has held positions at Baynote, Move Inc., and numerous tech companies in the Silicon Valley including Yahoo and Netscape. She has had previous board experience with the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation and the Las Lomitas Education Foundation. She has been a consultant for nonprofits such as the Taproot Foundation and CaringHands.
Sierra is currently a student at Harvard studying Economics with a secondary field in Environmental Science and Public Policy, while focusing on Chinese as a language citation. At Harvard, she has also been involved in a variety of leadership roles in the Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business organization, the Harvard China Forum, and the Harvard Forum for International Development.
Sierra graduated from Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California, where she has received national recognition for her academic achievements as a US National Merit and AP Scholar. She has dedicated over 1000 hours in community service, initiating sustainable development projects in Nicaragua and the Philippines, as well as locally with her One Billion Bulbs club. She is also an accomplished artist, debater, and flautist: earning gallery showings from Beijing to San Francisco, participating with the National Forensics League, and excelling in contemporary flute chamber music performance.
Sierra has been awarded honors including being named an ABC7 Top Scholar and recipient for the Nestle Best in Youth award and the Salute to Youth Humanitarian Prize.
Amy deBlaise Kasai, Advisor
Ms. DeBlaise has spent her entire career helping people. She is committed to improving the lives of people. After 20 years as an active volunteer for the American Cancer Society, she has educated over 1,000 women on the importance of screening and early detection. She has served in various leadership roles and is the recent past-president of the San Fernando Valley Unit Council in greater Los Angeles. She is active in the LA Regional Board and continues to educate women through her professional work.
Ms. DeBlaise manages a successful clinical Cancer Research Department for a non-profit community hospital in Glendale, California. Ms. DeBlaise holds a Bachelors of Art from The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and is a Certified Clinical Research Professional. In her spare time she loves traveling, cooking and raising her daughters to appreciate their cultural fusion.