Numenta Co-founder and former CEO Donna Dubinsky serves as Board Chair. Donna joined Jeff Hawkins in 1992 to become president and CEO of Palm, a position she held through Palm's acquisition by U.S. Robotics and subsequently 3Com Corporation. In 1998, Donna and Jeff co-founded Handspring, creator of the category-defining Treo smartphone. In October 2003, Handspring merged with Palm, where Dubinsky continued to serve on the board until early 2009. Previously, Donna spent 10 years at Apple Computer in a variety of sales, sales support and logistics functions both at Apple and at Claris, Apple's software subsidiary.
Donna holds a B.A. from Yale University, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. She currently serves on the board of the Peninsula Open Space Trust, the Computer History Museum and Yale University.