Gail Theller

In her years with Community Action Marin, dynamo executive director Gail Theller has witnessed CAM grow from a fledging with a $40,000 annual budget to a huge, multi-program, multi-site service agency with an annual budget exceeding $10 million. And she’s not done yet. Personally and professionally, Gail thrives on empowering people, especially women. Countless poor […]

Heidi Kuhn

Fifth generation Marin native Heidi Kuhn, the founder of the internationally acclaimed “Roots of Peace” foundation, lives, works and breathes the motto, “Think globally, act locally.” She attributes her international perspective to her experience as a high school exchange student in Japan. From that point on, she was truly a child of the world. International […]

Peggy Harrel

Peggy Harrell, Director of Marin County’s Prisoner Services, was ordained a minister in the United Church of Christ twenty-two years ago. Prisoners in jail and at San Quentin Prison have come to depend on her after the more than two decades she has spent working among them. When Peggy started working in the jail, there […]

Hilda Castillo

Hilda Castillo has not wasted a minute of her twenty-two years in the U.S. She came to Sonoma State as an international student to learn English and earn a master’s degree, then returned to Venezuela. Before long the University recruited her, so back she came with her children, this time to stay. Her education, talents, […]