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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Board and Staff Retreat - November 2016

Stewards has an active 8-15 member Board of Directors comprised of long-time volunteers, community members, local business professionals and leaders in the field of environmental education, marketing and nonprofits. All share a love of nature and a commitment to the preservation of the area's natural resources.

Board members are recruited on an ongoing basis for their expertise in pre-determined areas of expertise needed to provide for the strategic planning goals of the organization.

Stewards' governing documents and conflict of interest policy are available upon request. Email Michele

 

Personal Profiles

BILL BAMBRICK

After a career developing and implementing computer applications for manufacturers, Bill moved from Silicon Valley to Sonoma County in 2001.  He happily exchanged the “cubicle hell” of modern office life for the sylvan beauty of our county's open spaces. Bill is very active in many of the programs Stewards supports including the Armstrong trail crew, Willow Creek watershed program, Tidepool program, Armstrong Tour program, Environmental Living program, Seal Watch and Whale Watch. Bill was instrumental in starting the Sonoma Coast trail crew and acts in the capacity of coordinator, by far his favorite volunteer activity.

Committees:
Executive Committee (Past President)

Volunteer Work:
Sonoma Coast trail crew Coordinator, Armstrong trail crew, Willow Creek watershed programs, Citizen Action Team Coordinator, Tidepool program, Armstrong Tour program, Environmental Living program, Seal Watch, Whale Watch, Special Events

City of Residence:
Santa Rosa

MARCY BECK

Marcy joined the Stewards’ Board in late 2012  with a broad management background, most recently leading energy and environmental program development activities at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She also carried out management and budget analyses for the East Bay Municipal Utility District and Alameda County, and served on the Board of the Volunteer Center of San Francisco. Marcy holds an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. She and her husband Jim are founding members of the Friends of Villa Grande, dedicated to preserving and restoring Patterson Point Preserve in western Sonoma County. Marcy is focused on helping to ensure the long-term viability and impact of  Stewards in supporting its parks. 

Committees:
Special Events, Fund Development

Volunteer Work:
Grant writing, Special Events, Pond Farm Pottery program planning

City of Residence:
Villa Grande and Berkeley

HOLLIS BEWLEY

Hollis was appointed to the board in 2010. She has been the Stewards’ Tidepool Coordinator since 2008, is an avid birder who has been monitoring Sonoma Coast birdlife for many years, and is now serving as coordinator of Stewards’ Seabird Monitoring activities as well. Hollis’s love and knowledge of the coastal ecosystem has made her a huge asset to the environmental education programs that Stewards supports. She has an extensive work background in the field of medical administration.

Committees:
Executive Committee (Vice President), Program Outreach
 

Volunteer Work:

Tidepool Coordinator, Seabird Monitoring Coordinator, Beach Watch, Special Events

City of Residence:
Camp Meeker

GLEN BLACKLEY

Glen was appointed to the Board in 2014. He volunteers as a tour guide at Armstrong Redwoods. Glen is a retired teacher with a B.A. in Social Sciences, and was honored as Educator of the Year in Turlock in 2013.  Besides volunteering with Stewards, he delivers groceries for Food for Thought. His interests include helping Stewards with program development and docent recruitment and training. 

Committees:
Program Outreach

Volunteer Work:
Armstrong Tour Guide Program, Special Events

City of Residence:
Guerneville

JAN DE WALD

Jan rejoined the board after a leave of absence in 2016. She has many years' experience managing non-profit organizations in Sonoma County and being an advocate for the under served citizens of Sonoma County. Jan is dedicated to keeping Sonoma County State Parks open and accessible to the public.

Committees:
Events and Fund Development Committee 

Volunteer work:
Special Events

City of Residence:
Guerneville

JEFF EDMONDS

Jeff is passionate about our incredible Redwood Forests, beautiful coastline and diverse open spaces in Sonoma County.  Jeff's commitment to volunteerism spans assisting local swim teams, Habitat for Humanity, Sonoma County Regional Parks, orphans with HIV/Aids in Thailand and a volunteer US Forest Ranger in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Jeff looks forward to assisting Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods to protect its parks and keep them accessible to all.  Jeff owns a financial planning firm in Petaluma.  He is a Certified Financial Planner™ helping people have confidence and control over their finances. He is an expert in Green Investing for the environmentally conscious investor.  Jeff lives in Cotati with his wife, daughter, son and 2 Siamese cats. 

Committees:
Special Events and Fund Development 

Volunteer Work:
Special Events

City of Residence:
Cotati

JEANETTE ETHRIDGE

Jeanette joined the board in early 2016. As a recently retired health services manager, with the County of Sonoma, she brings to the board extensive experience in program development and analysis. Previously, Jeanette worked in the nonprofit sector in various capacities providing community health outreach. She has a B.S. from the University of San Francisco. Her volunteer work includes coordination of a women’s income generation project in Thailand, working as an interpreter at the Palatki Heritage Site in the Coconino National Forest, and as docent at a the Heceta Head Lighthouse for the Oregon State Parks.  She is interested in helping Stewards with development projects, fundraising, and assisting Stewards in submission of an Upstream Investment portfolio.

Committees:
Special Events, Fund Development, Upstream Investments 

Volunteer work: 
Whale Watch, Special Events

City of Residence: 
Forestville

GREGORY FEARON

Gregory was appointed to the Board in 2010. As a member of the Board of Coastwalk California, and active in the local Sonoma Coast Surfriders, he brings networking opportunities to the board as well as a solid understanding of the environmental and advocacy issues Stewards faces. Gregory has extensive experience working in the nonprofit sector as a board member and in an advisory capacity.  

Committees:
Executive Committee (Treasurer), Special Events, Fund Development 

Volunteer Work:
Special Events
 

City of Residence:
Santa Rosa

Brittany Kelly

Brittany was appointed as a board member in the fall of 2016. She is an avid lover of nature and third generation West County resident.  She recently moved back home after living all over the world and experiencing places where natural resources and access to parks have been severely limited and damaged by overuse and lack thereof.  In 2009, she was living in Texas (where there is a dearth of public lands) and despairingly witnessed the temporary closure of local CA State Parks due to budget shortages. In that moment she vowed to support the park systems and Stewards efforts to maintain the parks where she grew up and get involved if she ever moved back to CA.  In 2013, she moved to the East Bay and became a volunteer in the Seal Watch program and has been volunteering for Stewards ever since.  She believes passionately in preserving and stewarding our Regional, State and National parks, as well as National Monuments, Wilderness lands and Marine Protected Areas so that they can be there for generations to come.  Her background is in the arts and social work and currently works as a child and family therapist intern at Child Parent Institute in Rohnert Park. 

Committees:
Executive Committee (Secretary), Special Events

 Volunteer Work:
Special Events, Seal Watch

City of Residence:
Guerneville

AILEEN LIU

Aileen was introduced to Stewards while volunteering as a Whale Watch docent on Bodega Head where she became expert in distinguishing whale spouts from white caps.  She currently serves as the director of manager research for a large fiduciary investment consultant. Previously, she worked as an investment officer covering pension and endowments for the University of California.  She has an interest in responsible and sustainable investing. Aileen has an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Aileen is excited to support Stewards in their mission connecting people with parks both today and for generations to come. “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike. “  (John Muir).

Committees: 
Finance and Outreach

Volunteer work: 
Special Events, Pond Farm Pottery

City of Residence: 
Occidental and Moraga

ANDREA JOHNSTON

Andrea has a background in nonprofit management, education and program development. She founded Girls Speak Out with Gloria Steinem in 1994 to bring girls ages 7 and up together in positive workshops that explore their connections, history, research, strengths and strategies to celebrate their lives and overcome challenges. In 2014, the program was expanded to include boys and co-ed groups. She is an author, journalist and 30 year veteran of teaching on both USA coasts. Andrea joined Stewards in 2011 to support efforts to develop new programs and funding with an emphasis on serving nontraditional park visitors.

Committees:
Program Outreach

Volunteer Work:
Special Events

City of Residence:
Santa Rosa

DONNA ROPER

Donna has worked for non-profits since graduating from San Francisco State University in 1980. She worked 25 years for the YMCA in San Francisco, Oakland and Hawaii before moving to Sonoma County and working for the Volunteer Center, Camp Okizu and most recently, River to Coast Children’s Services. She received her Masters in Education in 1997, also from SF State. Donna is very involved in community efforts including Guerneville Rotary and volunteering at Guerneville Elementary School and Library.  

Committees:
Executive Committee (President), Special Events and Fund Development

Volunteer Work:
Special Events, Jenner Visitor Center

City of Residence:
Guerneville

 

 

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