Minal Patel

Minal lives in Windsor with her family, including her teenage son. She has a background in accounting and computer science education; some of her recent accounting work has been in real estate and pharmaceutical industries. Earlier in her career, she performed data and operations analyst duties with Chase Manhattan and Washington Mutual Banks.

While her professional accomplishments are impressive, it is Minal’s connection to the community that makes her a fit for the Community Foundation. She volunteers regularly, mostly in education, and very actively supports her son’s school. She is very environmentally minded – intentionally living a simple lifestyle to protect the environment. She is most excited that her work will contribute something positive for the broader Sonoma County community.

In summer, Minal enjoys hiking and gardening as she looks for new ways to connect with nature and soil. She is also an avid creative home-cook. She believes in eating healthfully, but with lots of flavor.