Athena San Diego announced Cheryl Goodman as the new executive director, effective March 1. The company also announced its five new board members.

Goodman is a former Qualcomm Inc. executive and has been an active member of Athena since 2008, co-chairing and moderating Athena’s flagship program, Signature Series. According to the company’s release, Goodman is a serial founder/co-founder.

“Cheryl is well-known and respected for her contributions in the technology and mobile areas,” said Karen Fisher, president of Athena San Diego and vice president of investor relations and compliance for One Roof Technology. “Moreover, Cheryl is in lock-step with the technology and biotech sectors we serve – she knows Athena’s ‘DNA’ and is keenly aware of the positive impact Athena has within the business community.”

Athena’s board of directors also announced five new members: Jennifer Brown (Ernst & Young LLP), Judy Müller-Cohn (Biomatrica), Michele Comtois (Barney & Barney LLP), Maggie Lowe (Qualcomm) and Dawn Saunders (Mintz Levin).

Athena San Diego is a professional development association serving women executives and rising managers in science and technology.