Human Relations Commission Biographies

Deepali Brahmbhatt
BRAHMBHATT, Deepali

Deepali Brahmbhatt is Partner at One LLP, a Palo Alto based law firm where she primarily focuses on litigation and compliance matters related to intellectual property, cybersecurity and privacy. Deepali has been practicing law in California for nine plus years. Before she transitioned to law, she was an engineer and is an inventor on five patents related to networking, security and multimedia technologies.

Deepali is passionate about Palo Alto’s diversity and inclusive policies including online and cyber policies and their impact on seniors, adults and children. She loves hiking, bicycling and baseball.


Gabriel KralikKRALIK, Gabriel
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Steven Lee
LEE, Steven
Steven D. Lee is Corporate Counsel at Farmer’s Business Network, Inc., a Silicon Valley based technology startup focused on helping farmers by democratizing information, providing unbiased analytics, and creating competition for farmers’ business.

Steven has previously served on seven other commissions, including Santa Clara County’s Housing & Community Development Advisory Committee, the City of Davis’ Human Relations Commission and Social Services Commission, and the City of Durham, NC’s Human Relations Commission.

Steven graduated Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude from UC Davis and Duke Law and is originally from West San Jose. You may reach Steven at stevendlee@gmail.com.

Jill O'nan
O'NAN, Jill
Jill O’Nan has been a professional writer and editor for more than 20 years.  She has maintained a 200-pound weight loss for nearly 10 years.  To stay fit she hikes and bikes regularly, and can often be found walking the trails in Foothills Park or riding along the Bryant bike boulevard in Palo Alto. 

Jill grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where Jerry Springer, the now-infamous talk show host, was mayor of the city at the time and gave the commencement speech at her high school graduation.  She attended Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy.  She then completed an Masters or Arts in East Asian Studies at Stanford University and spent a year in Japan before returning to Stanford for her Juris Doctor degree.

SMITH, Kaloma Biography not yet available.

Valerie Stinger
STINGER, Valerie

Valerie spent much of her professional life in New Product Planning at Genentech and Syntex.  In 1999, she left that career to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco.  There, she taught business students and worked with a developing artisan business.  She has continued to work in developing countries:  weavers in Lesotho; vendors in Sudan; farmers in Malawi, Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda; scientists in the former Soviet Union; and women entrepreneurs in the Middle East. 

She has lived in Palo Alto since 1974 with her husband, Jim and their two, now-grown, daughters.  She served on the Library Advisory Commission for two terms.  She loves walking, theater and reading.  She has a B.A. in Economics from Goucher College and an M.B.A. from the University of Santa Clara. 


Qifeng Xue
XUE, Qifeng

Qifeng Xue has been a professional in the biotech industry focusing on Analytical Support to drug discovery and development for more than 20 years.

 

Qifeng has lived in Palo Alto for more than 13 years and likes hiking regularly in local parks and trails. He is passionate about the diversified and inclusive community of Palo Alto.  Being a parent of two kids, he is very proud of our stellar schools.