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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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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Beverly O'Donnell

MEMBER

A retired School Educator with expertise in special events.

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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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Jennifer Harte

MEMBER

Victim services coordinator with a background in program implementation, project management, and advocacy. Passionate about serving disenfranchised populations and collaborating to improve social service delivery.

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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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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.

Advisory Board Members

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Cathy Wieschendorff

MEMBER

A retired School Educator with expertise in special events.

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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.

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Ellen Mundell

MEMBER

A former School Counselor with educational expertise and counseling experience.

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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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Kinna Crocker, Esq.

MEMBER

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