Eva Long, Ph.D

Eva Long, Ph.D., is a Gerontologist and the Founder, President and CEO of the Center for Longevity, Transition, and Renewal. The center specializes in medical science research related to the longevity of life.  Throughout Eva’s history of professional accomplishments, she is frequently noted as the first female or first Asian American to attain or receive […]

Amy Lewis Reisch 

Amy Lewis Reisch has had a long career dedicated to equity, civil rights, peace, and justice; these principles have been unifying themes in her life and her work.  On the West coast, Eeast coast and back again, Amy served most recently as the executive director of First 5 Marin Children and Families Commission, dedicating nearly […]

Frances White

Born in Houston Texas to a family of educators and musical talent, has valued education as a fundamental necessity to achieving a vibrant quality of life. Fran White has dedicated her professional life to helping students experience educational achievement and student success. Currently retired from the College of Marin, as Superintendent/President emerita, Fran has continued […]

Jeannine Herron

Jeannine Herron was born in Berkeley and attended Anna Head School where her mother taught French. At age 19, she was on a summer tour of the Middle East with Whittier College students when she was offered a job as a teacher at Friends Girls School in Ramallah teaching English, Math and Science to 4th […]

Trisha Garlock

Trisha Garlock has been a leader in the school foundation movement since its inception almost 40 years ago and hasn’t stopped since co-founding Kiddo!, the Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation, and currently serving as President of SchoolsRule-Marin. Trisha’s dedication to providing an equitable and rich education for all imbues everything that she does and is […]

Virginia Edwards, EdD

A dedicated educator for over forty years, Dr. Virginia Green Edwards has brought to the classroom a strong belief in education and community service instilled in her by her parents. She was taught to take responsibility for her actions and to consider the consequences of the choices she makes in life. She has passed on […]


Jean Bee Chan, Lucas Valley resident, is an outstanding educator and mentor. As a professor of mathematics at Sonoma State University since 1973, Dr. Chan has been instrumental in bringing a sense of community and mutual support to the Mathematics Department, which has had an immeasurably beneficial effect on the morale of students and faculty. […]


Ruth Sluser’s thirty-five-year teaching career has encompassed serving at-risk and special education students, and administering programs for teenage mothers. Devoting herself to helping those with special needs to help themselves, she made a practical difference in the lives of many young women, providing the vision to see a high-risk person as a successful graduate and […]


Janet Daijogo is the consummate teacher — a role model of strength, flexibility and compassion as she endeavors to fulfill her goal of instilling in children a sense of importance, uniqueness and personal power. A kindergarten teacher at Marin Country Day Elementary School since 1984, she has had a positive impact on hundreds of children. […]


Sister Samuel was a dedicated and exemplary educator, and a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic. She received her Ph.D. in English Literature from Stanford University, and joined the faculty of Dominican college in 1957, serving as President of the College from 1968-80. She continued to teach English, and under her leadership the college […]