Board of Directors

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Merrill Vargo

PRESIDENT

An experienced nonprofit leader, with an extensive background in fundraising, public relations and nonprofit organizational strategy.

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Arnold Rosenfield

MEMBER

A retired Sonoma County Superior Court Judge who worked to develop programs and protocols to aid families and children at risk in the justice system.

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Maggie Grover

MEMBER

Summit State Bank Branch Manager with over 14 years of banking experience. Committed to serving our community through connecting local businesses to each other and to the Bank.

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Orlando Macias

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Retired City of Santa Rosa Police Officer with a lifelong commitment to youth and families in the North Bay.

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Beverly O'Donnell

MEMBER

A retired School Educator with expertise in special events.

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Mary Banks

VICE PRESIDENT

Former teacher, financial manager and project strategist for start-ups. Now a career consultant to young professionals. Motivated by helping others and the opportunity to be creative.

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Carolina Spence

MEMBER

Retired Executive Director of a Senior Non-Profit. Excels in fundraising and community activities. Seated on several Boards & Commissions to beautify Santa Rosa.

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Kent Seegmiller

TREASURER

A former educator and businessman with an extensive background working with non-profits and the local community.

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Ellen Mundell

MEMBER

A former School Counselor with educational expertise and counseling experience.

Advisory Board Members

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Ernesto Olivares

MEMBER

Santa Rosa City Council Member dedicated to public safety, gang prevention and working to find solutions for economic recovery.

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Cathy Wieschendorff

MEMBER

A retired School Educator with expertise in special events.

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Kinna Crocker, Esq.

MEMBER

A nationally-recognized attorney with ten years in the courtroom and a strong commitment to the community.

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Tara Jasper

MEMBER

Entrepreneur and owner of Sipsong Spirits. Tara has been a longtime supporter of mental health and other non-profit work throughout the county.