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Meet Our Board

Cheryl Sorokin - President

Professional Experience: Attorney and consultant on corporate governance issues with Veaco Group, a corporate governance consulting organization. Executive Editor and Author: Nonprofit Governance and Management, 3rd Ed. Co-author: The Role of the Corporate Secretary: Facilitating Corporate Governance and the Work of Corporate Boards. Formerly Group Exec VP & Corporate Secretary of Bank of America NT&SA & BankAmerica Corporation. Former Spanish teacher.

Volunteer Experience: Board Member and President, Marin Villages; Tiburon Peninsula Village steering committee and TPV volunteer; Board Member and secretary of the National Board of AAUW; Board Member and Program Chair of AAUW Marin; Member of Emeritus Board of ACT (former President of the ACT Board); Member of the Advisory Council of Pocket Opera (former Board Member); Treasurer – Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae Chapter of Marin; Member of the OLLI Advisory Board at Dominican. Formerly, Board Member, the Society for Corporate Governance, and Chair of Corporate Practices Committee of the Society.

Education: B.A. – Spanish (Highest Distinction); M.S. – Education, Indiana University; JD, Northwestern University Law School (Order of the Coif).

Larry Meredith - Vice-president     

Professional: Retired Director of Marin County’s Department of Health and Human Services; Previously held executive management and other positions with the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the Social Research Group in Berkeley.

Volunteer: Board Member; Marin Villages; Chair, Twin Cities Village; Board Member, Alcohol Justice (current); Board Member, Center for Volunteerism and Non-profit Leadership (past); Board Member, Pacific Institute of Research and Evaluation (past); Board Member, Developmental Studies Center (past).

Education: B.A., University of Western Ontario; Pennsylvania State University, M.S, Ph.D.; Brockton Veterans Administration, Post-doctoral Internship.

Alan Sankin - Treasurer

Professional Experience: Attorney and Certified Public Accountant; Retired Vice President Tax and Treasurer at Dolby Laboratories Inc. (2007-2018) responsible for all tax matters of the company.  Previously held senior tax and treasury positions at Oracle, Fair Isaac  & Co., and Cisco Systems.

Volunteer Experience: Tax Counsel and Treasurer for Lawyers For One America, a pro bono legal services group based in Sausalito, California providing pro bono, tax and legal services to underserved individual clients and not for profit organizations in the region; Treasurer and Board Member for the Prosecutor’s Center for Excellence.

Education: A.B. from Syracuse University; J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law; L.LM in Taxation from the New York University School of Law, Graduate Division.

Gatian Cunningham

Professional: Chartered Financial Analyst and Member of the CFA Society San Francisco. Founder, owner, and principal, Hearth Capital Management, an investment management firm.  Formerly, partner at BA Investment Management, research analyst Bank of America Trust Department in San Francisco; political public relations employee in various Bay Area local races, and a researcher at the CIA.

Volunteer: Chair, Tiburon Peninsula Village steering committee, and TPV volunteer; former Chair, Marin Villages Local Village Council; Treasurer, Marin Democratic Party; Board Member, Marin Community Food Bank; Board Member, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Marin; Member, Women’s Political Action Committee; Women’s Futures Golf Team, Meadow Club.

Education: B.A., Syracuse University, and M.A., Economics, American University in Washington D. C.

Andrea Dyer

Professional ExperienceLicensed Real Estate Professional, Coldwell Banker Realty. Member, Marin Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors.

Previous experience: consulting, coaching, educating and facilitating leaders and organizations to achieve desired results and enable enduring change; Private Practice and Co-founder, Demeter Matrix Alliance, a Consulting and Coaching Collaborative; Arthur Andersen’s Business Consulting Practice; Faculty, Sonoma State University Masters in Organizational Development program; Faculty, New Ventures West Integral Coaching Programs.

Volunteer Experience: Annual One Warm Coat drive and Tiburon-Belvedere One Day of Giving event.  Actively involved in local schools – previously RUSD, currently Redwood High School.  Guide Dogs for the Blind Breeder Custodian. JDRF, Type 1 diabetes outreach volunteer. Schools Rule Marin, Doner Advisory Council. Previously Board Member San Francisco Community Music Center, Board Member Ring Mountain Day School, & Board member The World Café Community Foundation.

Education: B.A. Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara (with honors). Certified Luxury Property Specialist, Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. Seniors Real Estate Specialist. SRES, National Association of Realtors. Certified Professional Coach, International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Stan Green

Professional Experience: Retired Financial Services Professional. Previously Senior Vice President- Investments at Morgan Stanley and PaineWebber/UBS and Principal at Stanley F. Green, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisory firm.

Volunteer Experience: Marin County Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST); College of Marin Endowment’s Finance Advisory Committee; Investment Committee of Community Action Marin; founder of Marin Financial Planning Day; Member of the Rotary Club of San Rafael Harbor. Formerly, Board Treasurer of Osher Marin JCC and CVNL; Marin County Commission on Aging, Whistlestop Finance Committee; S.F. Institute on Aging Fiduciary Services Program; founder, the Redwood Players of Redwood High School (in support of RHS Drama Dept).

Education: B.S., Mechanical & Aerospace Science, University of Rochester; Master of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, U.C. Berkeley; Certified Financial Planner.

Jean Gunn

Professional Experience: Sr. Vice President/Human Resources Director, CapitalOne/GreenPoint Financial; Vice President, Fontaine-Gunn Associates, Inc.; HR Manager, The Hartford Insurance Group.

Volunteer Experience: Board of Directors, Novato Human Needs Center; Chair, Special Districts Committee, Marin Civil Grand Jury; Selection Advisory Committee, Marin Civil Grand Jury Association; Steering Committee Chair, Novato Village; Commissioner, Marin County Commission on Aging.

Education: BA, University of San Francisco; MBA, Dominican University, San Rafael.

Marilee Pierotti Lau      

Professional Experience: Retired National Partner in Charge of the Employee Benefit Plan Practice for KPMG, LLP. Marilee is currently providing audit and accounting consulting services for CPA firms specializing in employee benefit plan audits and is the Consulting CPA on Staff for the Colorado Society of CPAs overseeing their Peer Review Program.

Volunteer Experience: Twin Cities Village; steering committee member, Board of Fellows, Santa Clara University; Executive Committee member. Various volunteer committees for the AICPA and California Society of CPA’s. Founding member and past chair of the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center’s Executive Committee.

Education: Santa Clara University; B.S. in Economics and an MBA in Accounting.

Sparkie Spaeth

Professional Experience: Retired Director and Manager of public health/community health programs Marin County Department of Health and Human Services, focused on primary prevention programs in the areas of substance abuse, tobacco control, nutrition, Maternal & Child Health, WIC, HIV, as well as homeless planning and policy work, and many collaborations with schools, non-profits, health care organizations, law enforcement and cities throughout the County.

Volunteer Experience: Chair of the Marin Villages Local Village Council; Chair of San Rafael Village steering committee and SRV volunteer; Chair of the San Rafael Age-Friendly Task Force; Senior Advocate to the San Rafael General Plan 2040 Steering Committee; Marin First Five Commission; Marin Juvenile Justice Commission; County liaison to the Marin Health Council.

Education: B.S., Penn State University in Speech Pathology and Audiology; Masters in Health Care Administration from the University of San Francisco.

Sue Steele                                                      

Professional Experience: Marriage and Family Therapist; Clinical Supervisor, Institute for Health and Healing & California Institute of Integral Studies; Animal Health Technician; Microbiologist, Chevron Chemical Corporation.

Volunteer Experience: Mill Valley Village steering committee and MVV volunteer; Board Chair, Community Church of Mill Valley; President, Marin Chapter California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists; Leadership Council, Compassion and Choices Northern California; Clinical Supervisor, Community Institute for Psychotherapy; San Francisco Adult Literacy Program; SPCA Animal Assisted Therapy Program; San Francisco Suicide Prevention; Mill Valley Community Emergency Response.

Education: B.Sc Swansea University, Microbiology/Botany;  Western Career College, Animal Health Technician;  Masters degree California Institute of Integral Studies, Integral Counseling Psychology.

Gina Tucker-Roghi

Professional: Occupational therapist. Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, Dominican University of California. Consultant for interprofessional healthcare program development and education. Geriatric Academic Career Award recipient.

Volunteer: Dominican University of California Center for Community Engagement Advisory Board; Dominican University of California Occupational Therapy Alumni Association committee Chair; Member, American Occupational Therapy Association; Member, Occupational Therapy Association of California; Member, American Geriatric Society; Member, Institute on Healthcare Improvement Age-Friendly Healthcare Action Community.

Education: BS in Occupational Therapy, San Jose State University; Masters of Health Science in Occupational Therapy, University of Indianapolis; Post-Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.