Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership board members represent a wide range of individuals in the community from both the public and private community. We appreciate their talents and extraordinary contributions of time, energy, resources and dedication to CVNL’s mission, vision and work.
- David Hofele, Chair
- Nancy McKenney, Vice-Chair
- Dave Canny, 2nd Vice-Chair
- Ken Preston, Secretary
- Chris Osborn, Treasurer
- Maureen Sedonaen, Past Chair
- Rob Devincenzi
- Steve Fox
- Chuck Greene
- Brigitte Moran
- Steve Tulsky
- Marssie Versola
- Judy Wolff-Bolton
President/CEO, International ProInsurance Associates, LLC
As President and CEO of San Francisco-based ProInsurance, David Hofele is responsible for developing and guiding the firm’s long-term growth strategies which includes cultivating strategic partner and market relationships, recruiting professional talent, and identifying acquisition opportunities for geographic expansion. During his 26 years as an insurance executive, business leader, and corporate attorney, David has gained extensive skills as a team builder, problem solver, and strategic planner. He began his career as an attorney specializing in corporate and business law, taxation and regulatory affairs. In 1995, David joined Savannah-based insurance broker Palmer & Cay to serve as managing partner and general counsel. In 2005 he was named president of HRH Insurance’s (now Willis) West Coast operations. In 2009, David founded ProInsurance Associates and currently serves President and CEO of ProInsurance Holdings, Inc.
A native of St. Louis, David received a B.S. in Accounting from Marquette University, and a Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Law.
CEO, The Marin Humane Society
Nancy McKenney is in a dream job of being the Chief Executive Officer for the Marin Humane Society (she moved to Marin in March, 2011) and is very used to having pet hair on her clothes. Her career in animal welfare and non-profit management began in 1983 and includes working for the Humane Society for Seattle/King County (22 years), the Petfinder.com Foundation, King County Animal Care and Control (WA) and consulting. She holds a Masters Degree in Not-for-Profit Leadership from Seattle University and a Bachelor Degree (in History) from Brown University. She is a certified animal welfare administrator (CAWA) and currently serves on the board of the Asher Freeman Foundation as well as the CVNL board.
North Bay Division Senior Manager, PG&E
Dave Canny is North Bay Division Senior Manager at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), serving Marin and Napa Counties and the communities of Vallejo and Benicia. In this role, Dave leads a cross-functional team of local PG&E leaders to improve collaboration and work execution, as well as to highlight the Company’s community engagement with local customers and community leaders. Dave has been with PG&E since 2006, for much of that time developing and implementing energy efficiency programs with a focus on partnerships, including with water agencies, other program implementers and utilities. More recently, he served as the interim Director of Customer Impact, an organization that that is focused on improving customers’ experience of PG&E’s safety and reliability work in their communities by partnering with internal stakeholders and proactively engaging customers on the short term impact and long term benefits of PG&E’s large capital projects and key initiatives.
Prior to joining PG&E, Dave worked with the Marine Conservation Biology Institute and the National Ocean Service to develop a national network of Marine Protected Areas and is an avid SCUBA diver and photographer. He lives in San Anselmo with his wife and young daughters.
Dave received his Masters of Environmental Policy and Management from Duke University and his BA from Dartmouth College.
CPA, Bregante + Company, LLP
Ken Preston has been a CPA since 1977 and is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ken holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of North Carolina. He came to the Bay Area in 1979 from North Carolina and worked in a San Francisco public accounting firm as a manager and then as a partner until 1990. In 1990, Ken joined Bregante + Company LLP as a partner.
Ken works with a wide range of clients and is actively involved with individual, partnership and corporate taxes and tax planning. He also provides audit, review and compilation services to many of the firm’s closely held businesses and nonprofit organizations.
Senior VP/Market Manager, U.S. Bank
Chris is the Senior Vice President and Market Manager in U.S. Bank’s Commercial Real Estate group. Located in San Francisco, his group covers local commercial real estate investors and developers. Previously, Chris spent 16 years in Scotiabank’s Global Banking and Markets division, holding a variety of positions in both San Francisco and New York.
Chris holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, a BS from Boston College, and is a CFA charterholder. He is actively involved in youth sports as both a soccer and lacrosse coach.
Chris and his wife, Karen, have three children and have lived in Mill Valley, CA since 2004.
CEO, Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco
Maureen Sedonaen is the Chief Executive Officer at Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, and past President and CEO of Goodwill SF – Marin – San Mateo, a leading Social Enterprise and one the largest Anti-poverty organizations in the Bay Area. Maureen is an inspiring leader with a highly successful track record in social impact business in both the Non-Profit and Private Sectors. Prior to Goodwill, Maureen served as Regional Vice President for Revolution Foods and prior to Revolution Foods served as Founder, President and CEO of the national youth non-profit, Youth Leadership Institute. Maureen serves on the Board of Directors for the Agricultural Institute of Marin, The Youth Leadership Institute and the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership.
She serves as an advisor to WISE SV, a joint venture, social impact business of Job Train and CALSO. She is an adjunct professor at Dominican University School of Business in the Green MBA program. She completed the Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management and holds an MBA in Strategic Leadership from Dominican University of California. Maureen was recently named as one the 2015 Most Influential Women in Business in the Bay Area.
Publisher, Marin Independent Journal
Rob was appointed president and publisher of the Marin Independent Journal in 2015. He has worked in media for 23 years, most recently as editor and publisher of a Silicon Valley media group under the same Bay Area News Group brand affiliated with the Marin IJ. He has led digital and legacy media operations in roles such as publisher, editor, social media editor, director of circulation and advertising director. He is a former Business Person of the Year winner and Citizen of the Year finalist in the South Bay.
Rob is a graduate of Santa Clara University, earning a degree in communication with an emphasis in journalism. He is a member of the Rotary Club of San Rafael, serves on the Marin County Office of Education School to Career board, and is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
Rob is a lifelong Bay Area resident. He is married with two sons.
CFO, Small World Trading Co. (DBA – EO Products)
Steve Fox has more than 25 years of experience helping companies operate more efficiently. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer for EO Products, an all-natural consumer products manufacturer based in Marin County, California. Before joining EO, Steve was the Chief Financial Officer of Zocalo, an international furniture designer and wholesaler. He was the President of Start to Finish, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trek Bicycle Manufacturer where he successfully implemented a corporate turn-around. Steve also spent four years in international operations; two years with Premark International and two years with Fortune Brands. He began his career at Ernst and Young in Chicago.
Fox received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northern Illinois University and has taken Executive Management classes at Harvard Business School. He holds a CPA license. Fox is involved in both the local and global community. He is a member of the San Rafael Rotary and is on the board of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, the San Rafael Economic Vitality committee, the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership and the Marin Forum. He volunteered for 5 years as the Treasurer of the Nepal Youth Foundation which is based in Sausalito. Fox has traveled extensively and performed volunteer work in Kenya, Thailand and the Philippines.
When not helping to save the world from bad personal care products, Fox can be found on the squash courts, the yoga mat, his vintage 1996 Trek carbon fiber or exploring the world with his two amazing sons Aidan and Carter.
Executive Director, Cedars of Marin
Chuck Greene, a Novato resident for 35 years, is the Executive Director of the Cedars of Marin, which has model day and residential programs for adults with developmental disabilities. Chuck has more than 40 years of nonprofit management experience as co-founder and Administrative Vice President of World College West, Executive Director of the Volunteer Center of San Francisco, The Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund and the Goldman Environmental Prize. He has been an interim executive director for ten Bay Area nonprofits, including at CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, Chinese for Affirmative Action, Angel Island Immigration Foundation, Zen Hospice Project and the Marin Institute. Chuck graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and Harvard Business School.
CEO, Marin Agricultural Institute
In 2004, Brigitte Moran joined AIM, and its sister organization Marin Farmers Markets, as Executive Director. She has over 27 years of experience facilitating farmers markets, having started the downtown San Rafael Farmers Marketing on 4th Street in 1989. She has owned and operated a restaurant with her daughter and mother, and coordinated a diverse array of public and private events as an event producer. Brigitte is dedicated to realizing AIM’s vision of building a pavilion focused on celebrating the region’s agriculture roots, while simultaneously supporting the development and the success of our 500 local farmers, food purveyors, and artisans, and educating and connecting communities to local agriculture. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership, the Marin Economic Forum, and the Marin Forum.
Principal, the Benemetrics Consulting Group
Steven H. Tulsky, Principal of the Benemetrics Consulting Group, is an advisor to nonprofit organizations in the areas of financial management, planning, analysis, strategy, and operations. His career has encompassed over 35 years of experience as a financial professional. Prior to focusing on the nonprofit sector, he held positions as Chief Financial Officer, Director of Finance, Treasurer, and Assistant Treasurer of large, medium, and small public and private firms. Mr. Tulsky teaches various aspects of Nonprofit Finance to graduate and undergraduate university students, and to attendees at various social-sector workshops. He currently serves on the boards of four nonprofit organizations, including as President of a 500-family faith institution. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University, and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Founder, Awesome & Company
Marssie Versola has over two decades proven successes building and leading community events and programs. Currently she is works in the running and endurance industry, consulting with major endurance events including the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Series, the Austin Marathon, the Hood and Portland to Coast Relays, among others, to build cause marketing and community focused programs.
With a background in brand marketing and event marketing, Marssie’s expertise is steeped in various aspects of event management, from strategy and ideation, to sponsorship negotiation and fulfillment, to owning and operating full scale event projects from concept to execution. Marssie started her career at CVNL leading the production of the Marin Human Race from 2004-2009. She returned to CNVL as a board member in 2014 with the desire to provide a unique voice and perspective representing the millennial generation.
She is deeply committed to her work and her purpose, and believes when you combine the two the potential to do well and do good is enormous.
Executive Director, Osher Marin Jewish Community Center
Judy Wolff-Bolton has been with the Osher Marin JCC for thirteen years and as Executive Director for the past ten years. Prior to the Osher Marin JCC, Judy was the Executive Director of the East Bay JCC for twelve years and six years as Associate Director for URJ Camp Swig. She attended UCSB and received her BA in Sociology with minor in Religious Studies. Judy is a Bay Area native and resides in Berkeley with her husband and four children.