Over 25 years of nonprofit leadership

Providing seamless transitions in staffing and governance.


MBA, Management and Marketing – Golden Gate University, 1986
BFA, Environmental Design (Interior Architecture) – California College of Arts and Crafts, 1979
Ongoing professional education: LearnIt, CompassPoint, the Foundation Center, Northern California Grantmakers, BoardSource, 4Good, American Society on Aging, Village to Village Network, and others

Staff Positions:

Executive Director – National Brain Tumor Foundation, 1997-2003
Deputy Director – Pacific Northwest Transplant bank, 1993-1997
Department Manager – RIDES for Bay Area Commuters, 1991-1992
Manager of Marketing and Customer Service – Conservatree, 1988-1991


Progressive Consultants Network
– East Bay Chapter
Cal Non Profits
Brain Tumor Action Week – Chair of national event:  2002, 2000, 1999
North American Brain Tumor Coalition, Board of Directors, 1997-2003. Vice Chair, 2000-2001
Oregon Donor Program, Board of Directors, 1993-1997.
Idaho Donor Network, Co-Founder and Director, 1993-1997
National Kidney Foundation, Board of Directors – 1986-1988
Archstone Foundation, External Review Committee – 2013
National Brain Tumor Foundation Grant Review Committee, Chair – 2001-2003

Awards, Publications and Presentations:

Village Business Model Research Report Researcher, August 2014
The Village Movement – California State University Long Beach, Lauda Lecturer, April 2013
Village to Village Network Webinar – Insurance Options for Villages, September 2012
Dedicated Service Award, 1993 and 1997 – Oregon Donor Program
Outstanding Service Award, 1995 – Oregon Donor Program
Editorials and Editorial Responses
in New York Newsday, Daily Journal of Commerce, Oakland Tribune, SF Chronicle, The Oregonian, Idaho Statesman.

I wanted to write to say how much I have enjoyed working with you and learning from your cool and organized manner of tackling everything you do. Very admirable! You’ve made a huge contribution to the further development of our organization, and I know you’ll be missed.
Board member, Women’s Therapy Center
I secretly hoped you would become the permanent ED, though I know it never works that way. It was always a pleasure to talk with you and work with you. You were always simultaneously warm, friendly, and professional. I’ll miss your expertise and experience.
Staff member, The Watershed Project