The Board

Pierre Smit

President since 2020

Was G.M. from a small printing & mailing facility for  32 years and Executive Director for the St. Francis Living Room, a comfortable place for homeless and low income seniors in the Tenderloin of San Francisco

Dirk De Mol

Website Coordinator & Event Organizer

Hardware Test Engineer at Nuro. Dirk is based in the South Bay.

Fabienne Sowa-Dobkowski, PhD


Faculty Team Lead and Adjunct Faculty | Southern New Hampshire University |

Owner / Founder of Fab Art Gallery & Fab Photography Services | | 415-342-2102

Philippe Jansen


Deputy Director Field Technical Solutions at TSMC North America. Philippe is based in the South Bay.

Marcia Saecker

Event Organizer 

Cloud Engineering Program Manager with Apple, Marcia loves connecting with people from every culture and walk of life. She is based in the South Bay.

Wim Sohier

Event Organizer

Science & Technology Counselor - Americas at Consulate General of Belgium; Founding Chair & Board Member University Ghent Alumni / Chapter USA West. Wim is based in the Silicon Valley.

Harold Deblander

Event Organizer

Realtor with Sotheby International Realty, with two decades of experience focused on achieving great real estate goals. Harold is based in San Francisco.