Cornelia Bohle-Neubrand has 20+ years of international experience working as Localization Manager for high-tech companies in California and Germany, equipping her with skills in project, program, contract, team and vendor management.
Board of Directors
GISSV is a California nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors comprised of GISSV parent volunteers. Elected by its Society, the Board legally represents GISSV, while also establishing the strategic direction for the school. The Board consists of 11 members, each of whom is elected to serve a term of three years. Members of the Board can be elected for up to three three-year terms with a two-year break in services after the second term. The Board holds regular meetings to perform its duties as specified in the GISSV by-laws (Approved by the Society in May 2016; pending approval from Germany) and in accordance with the Board-adopted Business Rules and Code of Conduct.
Organizational matters are regulated and approved by the Board in coordination with the Head of School. On behalf of the GISSV Board, the Head of School is responsible for the daily management of the school. The GISSV Head of School as well as a representative of the German Consulate General in San Francisco attend Board meetings as non-voting members.
Upon resolution of the Board, additional persons may participate in an advisory capacity during Board meetings, or may be consulted on individual topics on the agenda. Typical guests are the Head of School, the Head of Administration and the Parent Association (PA) presidents or their representatives. The PA presidents present parent issues as discussed at PA meetings for consideration by the Board.
2020-2021 Board of Directors
- Cornelia Bohle-Neubrand, President
- Dr. Horst Groesser, Vice President
- Kareen Weissenberg, Treasurer
- Holger Ippach, Vice Treasurer
- Mark van de Wiel, Secretary
- Berna Nicklisch, Vice Secretary
- Georg Behrens
- Onur Cinar
- Wael Ghandour
- Supriya Solbach
- Dr. Brett Wingeier
Horst Größer is a management consulting executive and a Managing Director of a leading global professional services firm. He advises Fortune 500 companies in the high tech and software/Internet sectors on strategy, operations and technologies of product innovation.
Kareen Weissenberg has an extensive background in corporate finance, having held a number of senior finance positions in the CPG sector.
Holger Ippach is a General Manager with significant experience defining the business strategy for sales, marketing, and operations for leading hardware and software technology companies.
Mark Van de Wiel is Chief Technology Officer at HVR Software, a technology company focused on real-time data integration.
Berna Nicklisch is a Senior Lead Project Manager who managed major projects in multiple international companies like Deutsche Bahn and Bombardier.
Georg Behrens is a California attorney who has practiced law as a government prosecutor for more than twenty years.
Onur Cinar has 20+ years of engineering leadership experience working at high-tech companies in California, most notably in Google, Skype, Microsoft, and Samsung.
Supriya Solbach is a Channel Sales and Partner Strategy executive with 20 years experience in various high-tech companies and brings this focus into her role on the Board.
Dr. Brett Wingeier is co-founder and chief executive officer of Halo Neuroscience, a consumer neurotech company. His two daughters are in Kibili and fourth grade at GISSV.