“One of the keys to Golden Seeds’ effectiveness is the collaboration among our many members nationwide.”

Jo Ann Corkran,
Managing Partner

The work of Golden Seeds is accomplished through teams. Our members are our most important asset. We make every effort to capitalize on their talents and skills.

Golden Seeds Leadership

Golden Seeds is managed by a Management Committee which includes:

Jo Ann Corkran, Managing Partner – Manages Deal Flow and is a Partner in the 2011 Golden Seeds Fund and the Golden Seed Venture Fund.   Read More

Loretta McCarthy, Managing Partner – Manages the nationwide network of angel investors. Read More

Peggy Wallace, Managing Partner – Manages post-investment activities and is a Partner in the 2011 Golden Seeds Fund  – Read More

Nationwide Initiatives

Office Hours

Rob Delman – Manager of the organization’s Office Hours program. He also co-leads the Golden Seeds Knowledge Institute.  Read More

Knowledge Institute

Rob Delman – Co-chair of the Knowledge Institute, Read More Carol A. Curley – Co-chair of the Knowledge Institute.  Read More

Member Engagement

Mindy Posoff – Co-Chair of  the Membership Engagement Program and manages the Golden Seeds Trend Talk Series. Read More Barbara Raho- Co-chair of the Membership Engagement Program  Read More

Post Investment

The Post Investment Committee provides companies that have received Golden Seeds investment with resources and assistance to help them advance, grow, and exit. The following people are the co-chairs of the post investment committee. Cheryl Kallem Read More Deb Kemper Read More Sheila Narayan Read More

Access to Capital

The Access to Capital Task Force coordinates Golden Seeds‘ expanded efforts to both provide mentorship to and foster the likelihood of funding of diverse entrepreneurs. The following people are the co-chairs of the Access to Capital Committee. Tasneem Dohadwala Read More Carolyn Fikke Read More Stephanie Fowler Read More Shannon Grant Read More Linda Laskowski Read More

Sector Groups

Sector Leader Liaison

Mary McCaffrey – Oversees the activities among the three Sector Groups at Golden Seeds Read More

Consumer Products and Applications (B2C)

Carolyn Fikke- Leads the Consumer Products and Applications (B2C) Sector Group  Read More

Enterprise Services and Technology (B2B)

Eric Nadler – Leads the Enterprise Services and Technology (B2B) Sector Group Read More

Health Care

Laura Davis – Co-lead of the Health Care Sector Group. Read More Petra Meyer – Co-lead of the Health Care Sector Group   Read More Mitzi Krockover – Co-lead of the Health Care Sector Group  Read More

Chapter Leadership


Mara Babin – Chapter Co-chair …Read More Mitzi Krockover – Chapter Co-chair …Read More Kathy Lynn-Cullotta – Chapter Co-chair …Read More


David Nethero – Chapter Co-chair …Read More Susan Nethero – Chapter Co-chair …Read More


Laura Davis – Chapter Co-chair  …Read More Tasneem Dohadwala – Chapter Co-chair …Read More Catherine White – Membership Lead …Read More


Laura Baldwin – Chapter Chair …   Read More


Suzan Deison – Co-chair and Membership Lead …Read More Samina Farid – Co-chair and Deal Flow Lead …Read More

New Jersey

Kathleen Coviello – Chapter Co-hair, NJEDA…Read More Lexie Demirali – Chapter Co-hair, NJEDA …Read More Gina Tedesco – Chapter Co-chair and Membership Lead …Read More Joan Zief – Chapter Co-chair and Office Hours Lead …Read More

New York

Jo Ann Corkran – Deal Flow Lead…Read More Rob Delman – Office Hours Lead…Read More Cheryl Kallem – Ecosystem Lead…Read More Loretta McCarthy – Membership Lead…Read More Mary McCaffrey – Deal Flow Lead …Read More Mindy Posoff – Member Engagement Lead…Read More Barbara Raho – Member Engagement Lead …Read More

Silicon Valley/San Francisco

Iris Fujiura – Chapter Chair …Read More Irina Berkon – Ecosystem Lead …Read More Jennifer Machado – Deal Flow Lead …Read More Linda Laskowski – Membership Lead …Read More Adriana Diener-Veinott – Office Hours Lead Wendy Ryan – Diversity and Inclusion Lead…Read More Inquiries about Golden Seeds in any location may be submitted to