Our Team

Our team at Community Foundation Sonoma County believes in the power of connecting people, ideas, and resources to benefit all who live here. Our Board of Directors and dedicated team are here to help you invest in the promise of Sonoma County.

Staff

 José Castro Gambino

José Castro Gambino

Community Impact Officer

707.360.6140
Óscar Chávez

Óscar Chávez

President & CEO

707-303-9616
 Kirsten Etherington

Kirsten Etherington

Administrative Assistant for Philanthropy

Mark Geary

Mark Geary

Interim Vice President for Finance and Operations

707-303-9624
Rachel Harstad

Rachel Harstad

Office and Technology Manager

707.303.9623
Amy Holter

Amy Holter

Vice President for Community Impact

707.303.9621
 Olivia Loes

Olivia Loes

Philanthropy and Grants Associate

707-303-9618
 Hulder Muga

Hulder Muga

Executive Assistant/Board Liaison

707.303.9615
Kristin Nelson

Kristin Nelson

Interim Vice President for Philanthropic Planning

707.303.9625
Minal Patel

Minal Patel

Accountant

707.303.9622
Susan Price

Susan Price

Senior Philanthropic Advisor

707.303.9638
Rebecca Rogoway

Rebecca Rogoway

Philanthropic Advisor

707-303-9626
Baldemar Ruppert

Baldemar Ruppert

Community Impact Officer

707.303.9619
Tricia Savelli

Tricia Savelli

Communications Manager

707.303.9636
Annette Williams

Annette Williams

Community Impact Coordinator

707.303.9639

Board

Lisa G. Carreño

Lisa G. Carreño

Member at Large

Kerri Berry

Kerri Berry

Member at Large

Richard Davis-Lowell

Richard Davis-Lowell

Board Chair

Kit Driscoll

Kit Driscoll

Member at Large

Aiko-Sophie Ezaki

Aiko-Sophie Ezaki

Member at Large

Christina Z. Hollingsworth

Christina Z. Hollingsworth

Treasurer

Akash Kalia

Akash Kalia

Member at Large

Deberah B. Kelley

Deberah B. Kelley

Member at Large

Ralph Lewin

Ralph Lewin

Member at Large

Teejay Lowe

Teejay Lowe

Member at Large

Alan Preston

Alan Preston

Member at Large

Janet Ramatici

Janet Ramatici

Secretary

Thelia Wade

Thelia Wade

Immediate Past Chair

Dale Wannen

Dale Wannen

Member at Large

Michelle Young

Michelle Young

Member at Large

Jean Schulz

Jean Schulz

Director Emeritus (Non-Voting)

Advisory Committees

We are grateful for the dedicated expertise of our investment advisory committee members who provide strategic financial and community investment knowledge to our team.

INVESTMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Deberah B. Kelley, Chair
Executive Vice President Wealth Management, Mechanics Bank
Current CFSC Board Member

Chris Dobson
Dobson Asset Management

Steven Goldberg
Friedemann Goldberg Wargo Hess LLP

Barrie Graham
Retired Banker, previously:
WR Hambrecht & CO

Nick Smith
Chief Investor Relations Officer, Section 32

Thelia Wade
Wealth Advisor, Buckingham Strategic Wealth
Current CFSC Board Member

Dale Wannen
Sustainvest Asset Management LLC
Current CFSC Board Member

Michelle Young
Partner, Transcend Wealth Partners
Current CFSC Board Member

 

INVESTMENT CONSULTANTS

Todd Au, CIMA
Institutional Consultant
Graystone Consulting

Tony Parmisano, CFA
Institutional Consultant – Portfolio
Manager – Vice President
Graystone Consulting

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

Steve Rabinowitsh, Committee Chair
Retired Professor, Santa Rosa Junior College
Former Board Member

Lisa G. Carreño
President and CEO, United Way of the Wine Country
Current Board Member

Aiko-Sophie Ezaki
Project Manager, EPC Built
Current Board Member

Pete Golis
Columnist, The Press Democrat
Former Board Member

Akash Kalia
Owner, Palms Inn
Current Board Member

Ralph Lewin
Executive Director, Peter E. Haas Jr. Family Fund
Current Board Member

Alan Preston
Retired, Chevron Corporation, Corporate Vice-President
Current Board Member

Janet Ramatici
Retired, Petaluma Education Foundation
Current Board Member