• Andrea Henderson - Board Chair Andrea Henderson - Board Chair



     


    Marin Community Foundation
    5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 100
    Novato, CA 94949
    (415) 464-2500
    Term: 2021 (3), Board Chair 

    Title:  Senior Director of Philanthropic Planning

    Professional Duties: Andrea Henderson is the Senior Director of Philanthropic Planning for the Marin Community Foundation. In this role, she leads a team that engages with donors, and their professional advisors, to develop customized philanthropic plans aimed at optimizing a donor’s charitable giving and delivering outsized impact.

    Professional Experience: Prior to joining the Marin Community Foundation, Andrea spent over 15 years in financial services developing and executing strategic marketing and growth initiatives for business lines serving small business, middle market, and corporate banking customers. Additionally, she has focused on business development, financing and portfolio management within the sustainable technology sector

    Accomplishments/Community Service: Andrea is passionate about social equity, sustainability and promoting development of young people and entrepreneurs. She currently sits on the board of Lifehouse Agency and Marin Childcare Council. Additionally, she is on the Advisory Board for North Bay Woman Magazine.

    Chamber of Commerce Role: Director, Treasurer (2022, 2023), Chair Elect (2023)

    Personal Information: Andrea grew up in Southeast Asia, has lived in Thailand, Hong Kong, and the Philippines, and is conversational in Mandarin. She currently lives in Novato with her husband and two children.

  • Joe McCallum - Chair Elect Joe McCallum - Chair Elect

     

     


    Newmark

    1101 Fifth Ave Suite 230,
    San Rafael, CA 94901

    Term: 2023 (1)

    Title: Associate

    Professional Duties:  Commercial real estate brokerage services.

    Professional Experience:  Joe has devoted his entire professional career to the commercial real estate industry, beginning in 2014 as Newmark’s North Bay research coordinator.  Joe then launched his brokerage career in 2018, focused on the leasing and sale of commercial property across Marin and Sonoma counties.  Joe leverages his analytical background to identify unique opportunities and seek creative solutions for his clients.

    Accomplishments/Community Service:

    • Rotary Club of San Rafael (2023 to present)

    Other Volunteer Activities:

    • City of San Rafael Citizens Advisory Committee on Economic Development and Affordable Housing (2019 – 2021)

    Chamber of Commerce Role:

    • Board of Directors (2023 to present)
    • Economic Vitality Committee (2019 to present)
    • Governmental Affairs Committee (2019 to present)
    • San Rafael Chamber Leadership Institute Graduate (2019)

    Personal Information: Joe was raised in Marin County and graduated from Sir Francis Drake High School, moving on to earn his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon.  A current resident of San Rafael, Joe is proud to focus his professional career on contributing to the vitality of the region where he was raised and now works and resides.

  • Gwen Mayer - Treasurer Gwen Mayer - Treasurer

     


    Ghilotti Bros., Inc.

    525 Jacoby Street
    San Rafael, CA 94901
    (415) 454-7011 x 2207 
    Term: 2022 (2)

    Title: Administrative Manager

    Professional Experience: GBI is a family-owned and operated general engineering contractor based in San Rafael since 1914, now in it’s fourth generation. Gwen has been with Ghilotti Bros., Inc. since 2013.

    She provides leadership that maintains the overall vision and goals of the company. Responsible for overseeing the daily operations of Headquarters and Regional office needs and provides GBI with an outstanding concierge level of service to customers, vendors and GBI employees. She partners on projects and initiatives that help drive the company’s priorities.

    Accomplishments/Community Service: Girl Scout volunteer since 2008. Troop leader for 10 years. Camp Arequipa volunteer since 2009. Camp director, workshop leader and most recent years camp swag procurer. San Rafael Chamber Leadership Institute 2020

    Chamber of Commerce Role (Director, Committee work, etc.): Board of Directors

    Personal Information: Gwen grew up in Lake Almanor, CA. She moved to Marin in 1994 after meeting her now husband, Ken. She lives in San Anselmo with her husband, two children, two dogs, and cat.

  • Beau Blanchard - Secretary Beau Blanchard - Secretary

    California Film Institute 

    1001 Lootens Place

    San Rafael, CA  94901

    Term: 2024 Past Board Chair (2018) BOD (2014 - 2020)  

    Title: Associate Director of Institutional Giving, California Film Institute (CAFILM)

    Professional Duties: Beau started at the nonprofit California Film Institute in 2009 with the 32nd Mill Valley Film Festival and has since risen to his current position of Associate Director of Institutional Giving, now responsible for over $4M annually in sponsorships and grants. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Beau studied Journalism and Cinema which led to a producing position with Sony Pictures Entertainment & Columbia Pictures. After a decade on the studio-side of the Hollywood film industry, Beau returned to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2008 to rediscover his 'cinephile roots' through independent, foreign, and documentary film exposition & distribution. 

    Personal Information: Beau enjoys coaching little league and soccer, attending Oakland A’s, 49ers, & Warriors games, and spending time with his family. Beau and his wife Lauren currently have one son, Camden Scott, and two loving dogs, Penny Lane and Maximus Decimus Blanchard.

  • Carol Parks - Past Board Chair Carol Parks - Past Board Chair

                

     


    Alegre Home Care

    4380 Redwood Highway Ste. 
    A-6 San Rafael, CA  94901
    (415) 578-7471
    Term: 2019 (5), Past Board Chair (2023)

    Title: Director of Client Services

    Professional Duties: Operations and Marketing Manager for two North Bay Alegre Home Care offices. Alegre Home Care is a locally owned, California State Licensed Home Care Organization.  

    Professional Experience:

    • A business operations management and marketing professional with over 35 years of professional experience.  
    • Eighteen years of experience in the home care field in Marin County with the same company.
    • Has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Marketing from the University of Arizona.

    Accomplishments/Community Service: Marin Home Care Association/Board of Directors/Treasurer, Graduate of the San Rafael Leadership Institute Class of 202

    Other Volunteer Activities:

    • Treasurer, Executive Board of the Marin Home Care Association.
    • Represents Alegre Home Care as a member of the Marin County Section on Aging.  
    • Creighton University Admissions Partner/6 years: A welcoming voice that contacts and congratulates admitted students from the San Francisco Bay Area and answers any questions they may have about Creighton University.

    Chamber of Commerce Role: Board Chair; Health and Wellness Resource Group Chair, 2019 Business Showcase Committee, Governmental Affairs Committee member, Economic Development Sub-committee member

    Personal Information: Married to Roger and has two daughters, Emma and Olivia.

  • Brad Rogerson​ - Chair Governmental Affairs Committee Brad Rogerson​ - Chair Governmental Affairs Committee

                        


    Hanson Bridgett LLP

    1000 4th St., #700
    San Rafael, CA 94901
    (415) 995-5898
    Term: 2019 (5) Past Chair (2022)

    Title: Partner and Group Leader of the Hanson Bridgett Real Estate Transactions Practice Group

    Professional Duties: Brad is a business and real estate attorney in the San Rafael office of Hanson Bridgett LLP

    Professional Experience: Brad has over 20 years of experience representing clients in a wide range of real estate and real estate finance transactions. He is a former Chair of the Standing Committee on Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies for the California State Bar's Business Law Section and is an expert on the use of pass-through entities in connection with real estate investments and project finance transactions. Brad also serves as Securities Counsel for the California Mortgage Association and has extensive experience representing private lenders and mortgage funds with respect to the securities laws and regulatory requirements affecting the private lending industry.

    Accomplishments/Community Service: Brad is a regular speaker and writer on topics related to real estate investment and private lending. Brad is also active in the Dads Group for Coleman Elementary and enjoys spending time with his daughter in the Marin YMCA's Adventure Guides program. 

    Chamber of Commerce Role:

    • Board Chair (2022),  
    • Chair Elect (2021)
    • SRCC Leadership Institute (2018-2019)
    • Governmental Affairs Committee

    Personal Information: Brad received his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Colorado in 1991 and graduated, cum laude, from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1996. Brad lives in the Dominican Heights neighborhood of San Rafael with his wife, Megan and daughter.

  • Leigh Bakhtiari - Vice Chair Sustainability and Economic Resiliency Leigh Bakhtiari - Vice Chair Sustainability and Economic Resiliency

                      

    City Carpets, Carpet One Floor & Home​
    555 Francisco Blvd E
    San Rafael, CA 94901
    (415) 526-5836
    Term: 2019 (5), Vice Chair Economic Resiliency

    Title: President

    Education and Professional Experience: Master of Business Administration - Barowsky School of Business - Dominican University of California. C-15 licensed contractor.

    Accomplishments/Community Service: San Rafael Leadership Institute graduate class of 2020. 2019 Small Business of the Year & Spirit of Marin recipient.

    Other Volunteer Activities: Marin Council of Chambers DEI taskforce, ESL aide Canal Community Alliance, transport & adoption volunteer at The Milo Foundation.

    Chamber of Commerce Role: Director, Vice-Chair Sustainability, East San Rafael Working Group member, Green Business committee member. Former member of Women in Industry and Business Showcase committees.

    Personal Information: Marin native born and raised in Mill Valley where she & husband Hossein raised five kids and numerous large dogs; proud grandparent of two.

  • Rob Devincenzi - Vice Chair Community Promotion Rob Devincenzi - Vice Chair Community Promotion

     


    Marin Independent Journal

    4000 Civic Center Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94901
    (415) 883-8600
    Term: 2017 (7), Vice Chair Community Promotion

    Title: President and Publisher

    Professional Experience: Rob was appointed president and publisher of the Marin Independent Journal in 2015. He has worked in media for 29 years, previously 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 and advertising director. 

    Accomplishments/Community Service: He is a former Business Person of the Year winner and Citizen of the Year finalist in Silicon Valley. He was the 2017 Spirit of Marin speaker and was proud to celebrate the Marin Independent Journal's selection as Large Business of the Year in 2018 by the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce.

    Other Volunteer Activities: Rob is a graduate of Santa Clara University, earning a degree in communication with an emphasis in journalism. He serves on the boards for Rotary Club of San Rafael, Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership, San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, Marin Forum, Marin Promise, and the Marin County Office of Education School to Career organization. He serves on the Marin Council of Chambers' DEI Task Force and co-founded the Giving Marin Community Partnership.

    Personal Information: Rob is a lifelong Bay Area resident. He is married with two sons.

  • Libby Wood - Vice Chair Member  Programs Libby Wood - Vice Chair Member Programs

     


    Senior Settlers

    454 Las Gallinas #126
    San Rafael, CA 94903
    (415) 850-0669
    Term: 2020 (4), Vice Chair Member Programs

    Title: Principal

    Professional Duties: Libby is a Certified Senior Move Manager and the owner of Senior Settlers, a nationally recognized senior and specialty move management company.

    Professional Experience: Libby started working as a senior move manager in 2012, initially doing it for friends and relatives before taking it on as a profession. She fell in love with the challenge and the reward of working with the elderly, making individual lives a little bit better.

    Accomplishments/Community Service: Libby is on the board of the Marin County Section on Aging and is a popular speaker on topics related to moving, downsizing, and chronic disorganization issues. Libby occasionally tutors high school students who need a little help with their math problems.

    Chamber of Commerce Role: Libby is on the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is responsible for member services.

    Personal Information: Libby is originally from Mendocino County, but grew up in Bakersfield, California.  She graduated from Stanford University in 1978 with a degree in Mathematical Sciences, incorporating math, computer science, statistics, and operations research.  Libby started as a software developer with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in 1979.  She retired in 2011 after 32 years in a variety of roles, including Vice President of Information Technology. Libby has been married to her husband, Todd Annell since 1980 and they have three grown children

  • Omar Carrera Omar Carrera

     


    Canal Alliance

    91 Larkspur Street
    San Rafael, CA 94901
    (415) 306-0423
    Term: 2019 (3)

    Title: CEO

    Professional Duties: 

    • Guide the organization and provide a vision for where it will be in the immediate future and the long term.
    • Secure funding and build strong partnerships to support organizational strategies.
    • Ensure that staff is engaged, satisfied, and able to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

    Professional Experience:  High performing, strategic thinking professional with more than nineteen years' experience in business operation management in the non-profit and for-profit sector. Extensive expertise in building and optimizing organizational processes and performance measurement systems to maximize impact.

    Other Volunteer Activities:

    • Steering Committee San Rafael General Plan 2040, Vice Chair
    • Marin Promise, Board Member
    • Marin COED Soccer League, President
  • Daryoush Davidi Daryoush Davidi

                         


    United with Earth Corp

    3135 Kerner Blvd.
    San Rafael, CA 94901
    (510) 210-4359
    Term: 2023 (1)

    Title: President/CEO/Founder 

    Professional Duties: Daryoush Davidi earned his Ph.D with an emphasis in MultiCultural Community Clinical Psychology (MCCP).  He transitioned from a career in psychology and started his own company in 2007 founded in San Francisco, United With Earth, a San Rafael based company in the Canal. He is currently the leading supplier of organic ethnic specialty produce items such as dates, figs, walnuts and Persian cucumbers.

    Professional Experience: Completed his fellowship at inpatient Psych hospital with 51/50 and homeless demographic. Member of California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). NSF/ HACCP Certified for Warehousing and Distribution.  Graduate of San Rafael Leadership Institute.

    Accomplishments/Community Service: He has received Certificate of Recognitions for WorkForce Housing in Marin County From: Senator Mike McGuire, Assemblyman Damon Connolly and Congressman Jared Huffman. Certificate of Recognition from Assemblyman Marc Levine for involvement in the business community of San Rafael.   

    Other Volunteer Activities: He serves as a Member of the Board of Directors: San Rafael Peacock Gap Homeowner Association: Event planning, Community building and the liaison to the Fire Department. Member of Board of Directors, Kol Shofar Synagogue: Membership / Executive Committee.

    Chamber of Commerce Role: Board of Directors. Also serves on the Police Advisory and Accountability Committee for the City of San Rafael. 

    Personal Information: Immigrated to the USA at the age of 13 and has been a continuous resident of California for over 35 years. Daryoush and his wife have 2 children and reside in San Rafael. His wife is a native of Marin County. Both kids proudly attend public schools in San Rafael.

  • Jennifer Grenier Selvig ​ Jennifer Grenier Selvig ​

     


    Marin Sanitary Service

    1050 Andersen Drive
    San Rafael CA 94901
    (415) 458-5542
    Term: 2020 (2)

    Title: Outreach Manager

    Professional Duties: Marin Sanitary Service (MSS) has been the resource hauler for central Marin for the last 70 years.

    Professional Experience: I’ve enjoyed working for MSS for 8 years, and at this time I assist our commercial customers in becoming compliant with CA laws that require them to recycle and compost. Within MSS I've worked on the Household Hazardous Waste program, schools, and multi-family recycling too.

    Accomplishments/Community Service: I earned a Sustainable Practices Certificate from Dominican University.  I have been a San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce Board Director for the last 2 years.  When my children were in school, I was the Safe Routes to School liaison for Hidden Valley Elementary School.

    Chamber of Commerce Role (Director, Committee work, etc.): Director.  I served as the SRCC Green Business Committee chair person 2016-17, and have been on the Business Showcase Committee for the last 5 years. I’ll be the liaison to the Green Business Committee as BOD.  Lastly, I'm a graduate of the 2013 San Rafael Leadership Institute.

    Personal Information: I grew up in Mill Valley, graduated from Tam High, and married not MY high school sweetheart (since Erik was dating my best friend back then). We now have two daughters in college.

  • Lynsey Kayser Lynsey Kayser


    SVN | MG Property Advisors, Inc.

    101 Lucas Valley Road, Suite 100, San Rafael, CA 94903

    Phone: 415.531.0734

    Title: Senior Advisor

    Professional Duties: Commercial Real Estate Sales and Leasing

    Professional Experience: Employed at SVN for 9 years, with prior experience in Commercial Property Management at Equity Office Properties in San Francisco.

    Chamber of Commerce Role: Co-Chair, Women of Industry Committee

    Volunteer Activities: Guide Dogs for the Blind and Vivalon – Meals On Wheels driver

    Personal Information: Native of Marin County, graduated from Novato High, attended University of Oregon. Has two teenagers, one at Terra Linda and the other at UCSB.

  • Miriam Karell Miriam Karell

                                                     


    Marin Small Business
    Development Center (SBDC
    )
    104, Bertrand Hall, 79 Acacia Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901

    Term: 2023 (1)

    Title: Director

    Professional Duties: Oversees entire operations, fundraising, training development, client services and management of staff and Advisors. Also, responsible for building community partnerships and avenues for expansion of services.

    Professional Experience: Miriam has been the Director for the Marin SBDC for the past 10 years. Prior to this, she ran her own sustainability consulting businesses for 7 years. In the beginning of her career, she was a civil and environmental engineer.

    Accomplishments/Community Service:

    • Teaches Sustainability Leadership at UC Berkeley Extension
    • Member of the Novato Economic Development Advisory Committee
    • Participants in different county advocacy groups

    Other Volunteer Activities:

    • Co-teaches or hosts meditation classes or prayer sessions 4-5 times a week
    • Zoom tech and prayer support for online healing events
    • Supports individuals in spiritual growth

    Personal Information: Miriam is a San Franciscan native, loves to get outside in nature, expresses creativity through painting, writing and cooking, and is ordained and part of an interfaith healing ministry.

  • Dr. David Klein Dr. David Klein

     


    CEO, MarinHealth

    250 Bon Air Road
    Greenbrae, CA 94904
    (415) 925-7000
    Term: 2022 (1)

    Title: CEO

    Professional Duties: Currently the Chief Executive Officer at MarinHealth.

    Professional Experience: David Klein, MD, MBA, brings an especially informed perspective to his position as CEO of MarinHealth, having spent the first fourteen years of his career working as a general surgeon. Since leaving the operating room, Dr. Klein has built a long, successful career as a healthcare executive and hospital CEO. His open leadership style fosters communication and collaboration between the hospital staff, the administration, and the community at large.

    Prior to his position at MarinHealth Medical Center, Dr. Klein served as President and CEO of Dignity Health’s two San Francisco-based hospitals: Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center. At Dignity Health, he oversaw a great deal of positive change, including a turnaround to profitability, multiple Healthgrades Five Star and Excellence Awards, the development of a Transgender Health Program, the establishment 14 Bay-Area based urgent care centers, and the launch of the new Bothin Burn Center, the largest burn unit in Northern California.

    Before joining Dignity Health, Dr. Klein was Chief Operating Officer and then President of the Baylor Scott & White Health All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Under his stewardship, the hospital received many accolades for service line excellence and overall quality, including top hospital rankings in US News and World Report. Prior to his role at Baylor, Dr. Klein served as Administrator of Presbyterian Hospital of Denton in Denton, Texas, and as Chief Executive Officer of Cedar Park Regional Medical Center in Austin, Texas.

    Accomplishments/Community Service: Dr. Klein received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, his medical degree from the University of New Mexico, and his master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine.go

    Other Volunteer Activities: Dr. Klein has sat on numerous community boards, from the American Heart Association, March of Dimes, and American Cancer Society to the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. He is the current Chair of the San Francisco Section of the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California and a member of the San Francisco Marin Medical Society.

    Chamber of Commerce Role  Board of Directors

    Personal Information: Dr.Klein lives in Mill Valley with his family.

  • Dr. Yung-Jae Lee Dr. Yung-Jae Lee

                        


    Dominican University of California

    50 Acacia Avenue, Bertrand Hall Room 25
    San Rafael, CA 94901
    (415) 458-3786
    Term: 2021 (1)

    Title: Dean, Barowsky School of Business

    Professional Duties: Overseeing all aspects of operations of Barowsky School of Business, Institute of Leadership Studies, and LePage Center for Global Innovation.

    Professional Experience: 
    Associate Dean and Interim Dean at Saint Mary’s College of California
    Visiting Professor at UC Irvine and University of St Gallen, Switzerland

    Accomplishments/Community Service: Successfully launched many graduate programs: MS Business Analytics, MS Accounting, Online MBA - China

    Other Volunteer Activities:  Board of Director at North Bay Leadership Council, Board of Director at Oasis International

    Chamber of Commerce Role (Director, Committee work, etc.):  Director

    Personal Information: He grew up in South Korea, and has been married for 35 years, and now has two daughters.

  • Vicki Masseria Vicki Masseria

     


    Community Supporter

    San Rafael, CA 94901
    (415) 454-3303
    Term: 2018 (3)

    Title: Retired, Director of Finance & Operations, St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County

    Professional Duties: Vicki began her career in non-profit in early 2015 when she joined SVDP, an independent non-profit organization based in San Rafael serving the less fortunate in our community.  Her responsibilities include finance, HR and operations (including the free dining room and property management). Prior to SVDP, Vicki spent 20+ years in Executive Management roles in healthcare media (CEO, Divisional President), worked hand-in-hand with private equity and served as an M&A consultant in the science/healthcare markets.

    Education & Professional Experience: Vicki holds a BS in Education from Ohio University with majors in history and psychology.  She is also a graduate of Executive Management Programs at both Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management.

    Chamber of Commerce Role: Board Director commencing 1/1/18, Governmental Affairs Committee

    Community Service: Graduate of the San Rafael Chamber’s Leadership Institute. Vicki has also been a member of UNICO, the nation’s largest Italian-American service organization, since 2009. She currently serves as the Marin County Chapter’s Treasurer and Secretary.

    Personal: A 28-year resident of San Rafael, Vicki enjoys the outdoors, especially hiking the hills of Marin County and an occasional round of golf. She is also an enthusiastic Warriors fan.  She and her husband, Joe O’Hehir, have two sons.

  • Roger Smith Roger Smith

     


    Circle Bar Trust

    PO Box 150033
    San Rafael, CA 94901
    (415) 990-8725
    Term: 2022 (2)

    Title: Owner

    Professional Duties: Commercial real estate investment and management

    Professional Experience:  30 years as a commercial real estate agent plus the same as a commercial real estate investor, developer and manager.

    Accomplishments/Community Service: I have served on the Governmental Affairs and Economic Vitality committees for a number of years and have represented the Chamber on the General Plan Steering Committee and other City committees. I am the recipient of the Elissa Giambastiani Advocacy Award in 2017.

    Other Volunteer Activities: I am currently on the Board of Friends of No. 9, an organization working to renovate and display a historically important locomotive.  I have served on many City committees, including two general plans, the downtown plan, parking, homeless, and facilities committees.  I have volunteered to help the College of Marin, the League of Women Voters and have served as a board member of Planned Parenthood. Sleepy Hollow FPD, MarinSpace, the Rotary Club of San Rafael and Mark Day School.

    Chamber of Commerce Role: Director. Long-term member of the Economic Vitality Committee and Governmental Affairs Committee

    Personal Information: Married, three grown children, live in San Rafael, born in San Rafael, attended Marin Country Day School and SFD HS (that was the name, then), BS from UC Davis, MBA from UC Berkeley.  Current hobbies include camping, local hiking, road bike riding and gardening (water permitting).

  • Karen Strolia  - President and CEO Karen Strolia - President and CEO

          

    San Rafael Chamber of Commerce
    817 Mission Avenue
    San Rafael, CA 94901
    (415) 454-4163

    Title: President and CEO