Our Team

Sue McCollum

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Sue McCollum writes two Newsletters on line each month, Through My Lens is life as seen through her lens, and the My Blue Dots Newsletter is current news about My Blue Dots. She has also written eight books.

Sue was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999 and completed her treatments at Stanford University Medical Center. Her first book, Moving On (before and after cancer) is her journal of her journey through her cancer experience.

To honor her parents Marion and Don Howell, who both died of cancer, Sue established an endowed fund at Stanford University Medical Center for cancer research in 2002. The Stanford University/Sue McCollum Blue Dot Fund has funded Dr. Albert Koong and his research at Stanford. To continue to support his cancer research and cancer research and programs across the country, the My Blue Dots non-profit fund was established in 2006 (tax ID #20-5469956).

 

Pauline Au

Graphic designer

Pauline is a design director with over 10 years of industry experience, specializing in packaging design and web design. Prior to design, she spent 4 years in web marketing, and holds a BA from UC Berkeley and MFA from Academy of Art University. In her free time, you can find Pauline planning her next adventure-packed travels (30 countries and counting!), testing a new recipe or heading to the beach. She was born in Hong Kong, grew up in Hawaii, and has been calling San Francisco her home for the past 15 years.

 

Carrie Bell

Accounting

Carrie has been in the accounting field for over twenty-five years running her own bookkeeping business. She is both a Certified Bookkeeper and Certified Quick Books Pro Advisor. Carrie has worked with MBD for over seven years and has great satisfaction in helping support the efforts of My Blue Dots in the fight against cancer.

 

 

J. Benjamin Leeds

Information Architect

 

 

Gregory Finley

CPA

Greg has been providing individuals taxation and executive tax planning services for high next worth individuals and their enterprises since 1982. He has extensive experience working with closely held and family businesses, with a focus on tax planning for mergers and acquisitions and financial planning as it relates to wealth preservation, diversification, and family wealth transfers.

He has been a speaker and written articles for the American Electronics Association and the Tax Executives Institute, and he has served on the boards of numerous not-for-profit organizations. He has a BS in business administration, with joint concentration in accounting and finance, from the University of California, Berkeley.