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.
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, Marin Humane
Nancy McKenney is in a dream job of being the Chief Executive Officer for Marin Humane (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.
Partner, ProCo Global
As a partner, David provides strategic direction to our personal insurance joint venture, manages a large book of business and partners with producers in new client development. He approaches every aspect with an open and creative mind and a passion for service. Before joining ProCo, David held senior management positions with Willis-HRH, the third largest brokerage firm in the world, as well as managing partner and general counsel responsibilities with Palmer & Cay, a large privately-held brokerage firm based in Savannah, Georgia. He has extensive experience building and managing brokerage operations, developing client relations and overseeing production teams. David earned a Bachelor of Science in account from Marquette University and a law degree from St. Louis University of Law. In his personal life, David is a husband, father of three great girls and a passionate volunteer who spends his weekends on a trail or on a surfboard.
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.
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.
Executive Director, Marine Mammal Center
Dr. Boehm is passionate about making a difference in environmental conservation. Whether through the communities he works with, the organization he leads, or the policies and practices he influences.
Jeff joined The Marine Mammal Center as its Executive Director in in 2008. He leads more than 65 staff and 1,200+ volunteers in an organization that advances ocean conservation through marine mammal patient care, innovative science, and STEM-aligned education. Work that has never been more relevant.
Previously, Jeff served as the Senior Vice President of Animal Health and Conservation Science at the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago where he worked for 16 years. There, he oversaw the veterinary medical program and led and coordinated the aquarium’s conservation science division, including conservation partnerships, in-house programs, and educational and advocacy programs and partnerships.
Jeff received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at San Diego and his veterinary medical degree from the University of California at Davis. He is a diplomate of the American College of Animal Welfare.
Residing in Mill Valley, California, Jeff lives with his partner, two children and an ever-changing menagerie of animals.
Chief Executive Officer, 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.
CFO, 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.
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.
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.
Executive Vice President/Regional Market President, Comerica Bank
Michael A. Silva has been Market President for San Francisco and North Bay Regions at Comerica Bank since January 2016. Mr. Silva joined the Comerica Bank in 1998 and served as a Senior Vice President and Group Manager for the San Francisco Middle Market office at Comerica Incorporated.
Executive Director, St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County
Christine Paquette is the Executive Director for the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County, where she has held management positions for the past eleven years. Before becoming an Executive Director, Christine spent 14 years in non-profit development on the East and West Coasts.
Christine is a member of Marin’s Homeless Policy Steering Committee and is on the board of the Marin Interagency Disaster Coalition. She has taught nonprofit management classes at UC Berkeley and Dominican University and has served on the development board for the national St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Christine is a Marin County native and a graduate of Redwood High School and U.C. Berkeley. She currently resides in downtown San Rafael.
Director of Public Affairs, Kaiser Permanente, Napa-Solano
Shiyama Clunie works at Kaiser Permanente as Public Affairs Director for the Napa-Solano Area. In her role, Shiyama is responsible for internal and external communications, community and government relations, and community benefit functions within NSA.
She came to Kaiser Permanente after serving for 16 years in AT&T’s External Affairs department, where she led the North Coast/East Bay Community and Government Affairs team in Napa, Solano, Marin and Sonoma Counties, as well as throughout the East Bay.
Shiyama received her undergraduate degree from UC San Diego, and her law degree from UCLA School of Law.
Executive Director, Fair Housing Napa Valley
Pablo Zatarain’s passion for helping others- especially the most vulnerable populations- led him to a career in fair housing. Pablo came to Fair Housing Napa Valley in 2013 and has been Executive Director since late 2014. He has nine years of fair housing experience, working for organizations in the Bay Area and Washington, DC prior to coming to Napa. In these roles, Pablo has worked on local and nationally-based fair housing issues.
Since arriving at FHNV, Mr. Zatarain has overseen the successful implementation of new and traditional FHNV programs and worked with staff to assist clients with their housing related needs. He has also participated in regional coalitions and projects to continue meeting the existing needs of Napa County’s residents, including assisting residents following the 2014 South Napa Earthquake and the 2017 Napa Fire Complex.
Pablo attended UC Santa Cruz and received his BA in Sociology. He resides in the East Bay with his wife and children.