Collette has over 15 years of experience working in software design as a project leader, game designer, art manager and animator. For more than ten years, she was a key innovator and manager for Lucas Learning and LucasArts Entertainment Company. While at LucasArts, Collette was a part of the executive management team and was recruited to help launch Lucas Learning LTD. During her tenure at Lucas Learning, Collette worked with teachers, scientists, and young children to create award winning educational software products. In 2001, Collette left the software industry to raise her two young sons. Having children of her own opened her eyes to the real need for hands-on experiential learning outside of the computer.
During his 24 years experience in the entertainment and technology industry, Doug Kay has played major roles in the development, production, and business practices in several companies that produce graphics, video, web-content and CD-ROM products for children. Doug was the Chief Technical Officer at LucasArts Entertainment and in 1985 he founded the computer graphics department for the well known Industrial Light and Magic Co. By 1994 he was managing a staff of 150 and he is the recipient of an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Techinical Achievement award. Doug has a Master's in Computer Graphics from Cornell University and has lectured for the entrepreneurship programs at both Cornell and Stanford Universities.
Eleanor Gorman has several years experience in human resources management and over eight years experience in international non-profit program management. Her background includes extensive work with volunteers, as well as collaborations with civic organizations, such as Rotary and Kiwanis. Recently, Eleanor served on the Santa Rosa Mothers’ Club Board as Community Outreach and Member Outreach coordinator. Eleanor has a MA in Russian Area Studies from Georgetown University and a Human Resources Management Certificate from UC Berkeley Extension.
Theresa Giacomino has 19 years of experience working with children in preschool and after-school programs. She completed her teaching units in Early Childhood Education at the College of Marin and Santa Rosa Junior College. Her early training as a docent for the acclaimed Terwilliger Nature Education Center made a lasting impact that inspires her ability to help children connect with the world of nature. For the past two years, she has been working with high needs children in the public school system.
Anya Drelich has several years of experience in education and received her California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Sonoma State University and her BA in History from UC Santa Cruz. In addition, Anya gained experience in the non-profit industry through previously working at a San Francisco organization dedicated to providing music education programs to public schools around the bay area.
David has been part of the facility management profession for 20 years. Having spent 15 of those years in the non-profit world both in Northern California and Central Florida. Following earning his Bachelor of Architecture degree at the University of Tennessee, he served at a non-profit in Orlando, Fl. David relocated to the Santa Rosa area in 2004 where he has served as a facility and site manager. His involvement with CMOSC began in 2007 as an event volunteer with the Museum-on-the-Go.
Kathleen McGill is a certified public accountant with 25 years of accounting and office administration experience. Her work has included performing audits for wineries, retail businesses and non-profits. She is currently a self-employed consultant to small businesses and an active member of the Petaluma Mother’s Club and parent volunteer at Mary Collins Charter School at Cherry Valley in Petaluma.
Melanie Lamoureux worked for seven years at Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation (MECC) in research and design for children’s educational software development. She also worked for four years at Lucas Learning where she conducted testing to understand how children related to the products being designed. She currently runs her own usability and design consulting businesses.
Herb Williams, founder of Delphi has over 40 years experience as a political consultant. It was through his former survey firm that he became acquainted with Santa Rosa, where he conducted the very first survey regarding the widening of Highway 101. Herb moved to Santa Rosa in 1992 with his son, Jesse. Since then, he has focused on Northern California issues and candidates. In Sonoma County, he has run 51 successful campaigns for 24 City Council Members and two County Supervisors. His proudest achievement is his Eagle Scout Award. He is President of the local Boy Scout Council. Currently, he is a member of the National Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Julio is originally from Ecuador - South America. He moved to Sonoma County in 2003 to work for a local Community Bank and Real Estate, directly involved with the Hispanic Community. He has over 18 years of experience in Banking, Finances and Real Estate and currently works for First Community Bank and REMAX Full Spectrum. Julio has been Board Member and Vice President of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Sonoma County, Board Member and Treasurer of The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals of Sonoma County, and volunteer of many committees for non-profit organizations in the County. Julio is married with two daughters, "Isabella" and "Valentina", he enjoys sports, traveling and spending time with his family outdoors.
By the time he was elected to his seat on the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors at the age of 27(!), Efren Carrillo had already distinguished himself as a dedicated and innovative community leader. Following graduation from UC Berkeley (with a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and policy) and internships with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and projects related to water economics and public health, he held key positions with the Sonoma County Economic Development Board, Sonoma County Business Environmental Alliance, Assemblyman Joe Nation and Redwood Credit Union. Raised in the Roseland area of Santa Rosa after living in Mexico City, Carrillo’s public service résumé includes Santa Rosa Gang Prevention Task Force, Health Action Sonoma County, the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership of Marin, Habitat for Humanity and the Southwest Community Health Center—and that’s not even mentioning his numerous volunteer efforts.
Ashle Crocker is a senior attorney with Thomas Law Group. Ashle was formerly a partner and served of-counsel to Remy, Thomas, Moose and Manley in Sacramento. Her practice includes environmental, land use and natural resource litigation, including compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Subdivision Map Act, California Endangered Species Act and the Williamson Act. Ashle was named as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine in 2010 and 2011. She is an active member of the California, Sacramento and Sonoma County Bar Associations and Sonoma County Women in Law. Ashle is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz and the University of San Francisco School of Law. She was raised in Sonoma County and currently lives in Santa Rosa with her family.
Mark Dolan has been an engineer in automotive, optics, and medical device industries. For over 10 years as a biomedical engineer, Mark has developed innovative manufacturing technologies, medical devices and created novel therapies at Medtronic. When not at work, Mark enjoys time with his family and friends, improving our community through the United Way, and raising bees. Mark holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara and a post graduate degree at USC.
Communications, marketing and research expertise specializing in travel and destination marketing. Previous experience with NGO international development, as well as non-profit communications and news writing. Learning something new every day.
With some forty plus years in publishing and media, spanning educational and consumer markets, Brete is an experienced, general manager/executive and serial corporate and personal entrepreneur, having seen successful organizations evolve from idea to start-up, mid-stage through maturity, including IPO and merger/acquisition. Starting his publishing and media career with McGraw-Hill, he moved corporately with management and executive roles at West Publishing, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, CBS, and Burgess Group. His career has lead to professional and personal interest in culinary and wine publishing and as an editor and writer, he has had a long running, by-lined, weekly national food feature column with Universal Press Syndicate, Cooking A to Z. Living in Sonoma County since the 1970's with his wife, Jean, father of two grown children, now a grand parent, he has had a continuing interest in education and child development, including a long-term board role on Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital's PACE.
Jason Glazier is an Independent Financial Advisor working out of his downtown Santa Rosa office. He specializes in goal planning, investment management, retirement plans and much more. Jason is very active in the community. In addition to being on the board of CMOSC, he is heavily involved with the Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa #50. This involvement culminated with him being voted the 2011 “Member of the Year”. Also in 2011, Jason was a finalist for the 4 C’s of Sonoma County’s “Champions for Children” award. In 2012, he was named as a Top Forty Under 40 award winner by the North Bay Business Journal. Jason lives in Santa Rosa with his wife and their daughter and son. More information about Jason can be found at www.jasonglazier.com.
Heidi grew up in Sonoma County and attended el Molino High School. Attended college at Santa Clara University and received her Bachelors degree in business in 2000. Immediately following College she worked at GAP, Inc headquarters in San Francisco and then pottery barn kids headquarters also in San Francisco. From there Heidi spent several years leasing and selling commercial real estate in Sonoma County and the greater Bay Area. Heidi is now raising three children under the age of five in Sonoma County. She has served on the Chamber of Commerce Boards of both Leadership Santa Rosa and the Young Professional Network (YPN) Boards. Heidi and her husband are both very involved and passionate about helping and bettering our community.
Diane received a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Davis in 1972 and went on to earn several advanced degrees: a Master's degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of the Pacific in Stockton; a Master's Degree in Organizational Development and a Doctorate in Human and Organizational Systems from The Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara; and an Administrative credential from California State University, Sacramento. She served as a speech and language teacher for the University of California, Davis Extension program, and subsequently taught educational leadership courses for CSUS and a curriculum and leadership course for California State University, Sonoma.
As an Administrator, Diane served as the principal and the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources in the Patwin Elementary School in the Davis Joint Unified School District before becoming a Superintendent of the Petaluma Old Adobe district in 2002.
LEADERSHIP ADVISORY COUNCIL
Jennifer Alexander, Founder/Executive Director, KidCity Children’s Museum, Middletown, CT