Advisors for Silicon Valley Youth Innovation Award (SVYIA)


Dr. Erica Weirich, MD, Executive Director, Global Health Research Foundation
Practicing physician in Los Altos, CA, Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine
Before founding GHRF, Dr. Weirich worked extensively in international health, supporting traditional birth attendants and health visitors through the Aga Khan Health Service in remote northern Pakistan, working to improve the health of the refugee population in London, and working with the Zhordania Institute of Human Reproduction on maternal mortality in the country of Georgia. In 2007, she co-founded the GHRF, coalescing health development and respect for culture with Silicon Valley technology and resources. Using medical and technology assessments, with tools and business strategies for rapid access to outcomes and testing of interventions, GHRF is working to ensure that functioning solutions are made sustainable, scalable, and transferable, with knowledge shared.
Dr. Weirich earned an MA in International Development Policy along with her Medical Degree at Stanford University.


Dr. My T. Le, Professor of Engineering at Stanford University, Entrepreneur (several successful Startups launched and sold), and Angel Investor.


Dr. Barry Groves, Superintendent of the Mountain View Los Altos High School District.

Dr. Barry Groves has served as superintendent of the Mountain View Los Altos High School District since July 1, 2006. Previously, Barry was superintendent of the Cambrian School District in San Jose for 14 years. During his career, he has served as an assistant superintendent, principal, assistant principal, curriculum coordinator, consultant, and high school teacher. He earned a B.A .in American Studies and an M.A. degree in education from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His Ed.D. and another M.A .degree are in Administration and Policy Analysis from Stanford University.