Tamra Peters

Tamra Peters, Founder & Executive Director, Resilient Neighborhoods Growing Up. Over the course of five decades, Tamra Peters has demonstrated her passion to protect the natural world. She grew up in the 1950’s in Arlington, Virginia, playing in the woods and fields with her brother and the neighborhood kids. There was always something to discover […]

Patricia Kendall

Pat Kendall’s first community was the San Francisco neighborhood where she was born and raised. On her block, young couples, like her parents, bought their homes new, started their families, and many spent their last days there. Her  neighborhood became an extended family, giving the children a strong start. Pat talks fondly of the parents […]

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 […]

Cecilia Zamora

Cecilia Zamora is the Executive Director of the Latino Council, a San Rafael non profit seeded by the United Way of the Bay Area in 1997. The Latino Council’s focus is strategic planning, organizational development, board diversity, data gathering/research, and advocacy/public policy development. The Latino Council, once known as the Latino Services Project, helps other […]

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 […]

Lynn O’Malley Taylor

In my wildest dreams I never imagined having the honor and privilege of serving as a judge for the State of California for the last 35 years. My parents, Edmund James O’Malley and Elizabeth Hoover O’Malley, grew up during the depression. My father paid for college and law school cleaning toilets. My parents met at […]

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 […]

Cheryl Sorokin

Cherie Sorokin never expected to climb the corporate ladder.  Yet, by 1999 she was a Group Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary of one of the major financial institutions in the U.S., and well-known in the corporate world for her expertise and leadership in corporate governance. At Bank of America Cherie also began to put […]

Afaf Meleis

Over the course of more than five decades, Dr. Afaf Ibrahim Meleis has demonstrated a profound passion for pushing the boundaries of nursing science, cultivating the next generation of health care leaders and enriching women’s health knowledge and agenda. As the vibrant and forward-thinking Dean of the University of Pennsylvania’s, #1 in the World, School […]