Silicon Valley Regional Data Trust | Our Team
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Our Team

Experience, Ideas, Trust.

Company Founders

Rodney Ogawa


Rod Ogawa, Ph.D.

Professor of Education at UCSC and Director of the SVRDT. Professor Ogawa’s research has focused on educational policy, school organization, and educational reform. His current study examines how educational policy and the consequent organization of schools shapes educational opportunities for low-income Latina/o youth in 3 high schools in Silicon Valley.

Bill Erlendson


Bill Erlendson, Ph.D.

Building on twenty-five years of teaching and administrative experience in public school and post secondary education, Bill served as Assistant Superintendent for Educational Accountability and Community Development for the San Jose Unified School District and Adjunct Professor for National University in the field of Public Policy Development.  As Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Erlendson developed national models in public engagement that served to guide and inform system wide cultural change and policy development.

Marcy Lauck


Marcy LauckMA Organizational Development

Marcy brings expertise to the SVRDT in guiding strategic institutional change and data-based quality management processes. She supports the identification, prioritization and scoping of national education data strategies to inform SVRDT’s strategic direction, including facilitating the collaboration of experts from a broad range of sectors to build an understanding of the critical data flows needed to develop a robust approach to a national data strategy for education and maintains an ongoing knowledge of the Education Big Data landscape including issues regarding ethics, interoperability, security, data integration, and data validity.

Patty Ponzini


Patty Ponzini

Patty has more than 20 years of experience in developing and implementing regional initiatives. Her experience includes the development, administration and implementation of economic development activities, business incubation, coaching and mentoring businesses, the development of strategies to facilitate interactions between research and education institutions, private enterprise, and policy makers to foster sustainable regional economic development. Patty is currently working on the Silicon Valley Regional Data Trust initiative with a goal to build capacity for a shared community vision among Silicon Valley’s (Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties) private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Patty holds a BA in Biology, and a California Real Estate License.