Linda Witong Abrahm

Linda Witong Abrahm is a distinguished and accomplished professional, bringing to the table a wealth of experience and a commitment to justice, human rights, and the protection of women and girls. With a career spanning over three decades, Linda has proven herself as a tenacious, creative, and ethical advocacy specialist. Her dedication to enforcing the […]

Kim Mazzuca

Kim Mazzuca’s transformative leadership has made an indelible impact in educational equity and justice not just in Marin County, but across the Bay Area and nationally.  As a chief executive officer, board volunteer and leader, social justice advocate, and mom, she is guided by very personal and deeply held values of compassion, equality, justice, and […]

Kellye Eboni Mckinley

Kellye (Eboni) Mckinley  is the single mother of two amazing sons, Zion, 23, and Ezra, 21, and the grandmother of Zion Jr. Eboni is a native of Chicago, Illinois, and moved to California in 1978, settling down in Marin City  along with her mother and siblings. She is the fifth  of nine children of a […]

Beverly K. Wood

Some lives are well planned and follow a proven path.  Others seem a complete result of fate or coincidence.  Judge Wood believes her life is a bit of both.  She was raised in a diverse working class neighborhood in the East Bay.  Her next-door neighbors included one family from  Algeria, and another from France.  The […]

Berta Campos-Anicetti

Berta Campos-Anicetti emigrated to the U.S. from El Salvador when she was 16 years old. She did not speak English and faced the many struggles of being a new immigrant. The gifts and challenges of those experiences have informed her work and given her great compassion for the difficulties that are faced by newcomers to […]

Leslie Murphy

Born in San Francisco, Leslie Murphy moved with her family to Novato in 1966. She cherished her time as a child growing up in a new development in the San Marin area of Novato. Leslie’s childhood was on a court with mostly boys which led to dirt clod fights, roller ball, and fort building. Also […]

Jean Berensmeier

Jean Berensmeier was born during the Depression in 1932. She was sent to live with her Croatian-speaking grandparents in Ruth, Nevada, at the age of four. To this day, Jean still sings her Grandma’s songs of “old-country.” Her Grandmother had a schedule for everything. Jean played in the desert where two key experiences shaped her life. The first was […]

Toni Shroyer

Toni Shroyer knows what hard work is.  She knows how to champion important causes.  Born in 1967 at Marin General, she grew up in a church manse, a stone’s throw from the church where her father was a Presbyterian Minister.  As she puts it, “The cupboards were bare, but we had a lot of love […]

Cheryl Paddack

Cheryl Paddack, Chief Executive Officer of North Marin Community Services, is a nonprofit executive and fund development professional who has dedicated over 25 years to advancing community wellbeing. She is a compassionate and courageous leader, and through building effective teams, has increased access to critical human services, independence for the visually impaired, expanded energy efficient […]

Gina Fromer

Dr. Gina Fromer is CEO of Children’s Council of San Francisco and a proud native of the city’s Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood. A sixth-generation San Franciscan, Gina’s experience of economic struggle during her childhood galvanized her from an early age to forge a path out of poverty – and ultimately to give back to her community through both volunteerism […]