Maureen Sedonaen

Born in Neptune, New Jersey, Maureen was the tenth of twelve children. When she was young her family moved to Southern California, where she attended school. As a child, Maureen had a brief modeling career; her claim to fame was being featured as one of the Northern Tissue girls. In her teenage years, Maureen showed […]

Dolores “Dolly” Nave

Few people affected the greater public good more than Dolores Nave, affectionately known as “Dolly.” At age twenty, Dolly was a widow with two children after her first husband was lost in the Korean War. In 1955, she married Rich Nave, and they raised eight children. With her children involved in athletics and recreational activities, […]

Denise M. Lucy, Ed.D.

Dr. Denise Lucy is one of Marin’s progressive educators. She has consistently demonstrated academic leadership and vision in the formation of degree programs and strategic partnerships providing unique educational and community engagement in Marin County. Her commitment to educational equity has been unwavering during her thirty years in higher education. Denise believes that education is […]

Barbara Lee

Born in Los Angeles and raised by a strong and loving grandmother who believed and lived the axiom that compassion for others is a gift to oneself, which was one of the first of Barbara’s many gifts. As a Stewardess for United Air Lines she met her future husband. They settled in Marin County where […]

Linda Jacobs

Since 1973, Linda Jacobs has worked and volunteered for numerous local and national nonprofit organizations on a diversity of issues. Born in Coral Gables, Florida, after her parents left Philadelphia to start their life together, Linda was raised in a family where both parents worked and volunteered; her mother active in the Jewish congregation and […]

Julie Abrams

Julie Castro Abrams is the CEO of Women’s Initiative for Self Employment, a nonprofit that provides education, training and microloans to women-owned small businesses and transforms the lives of low income, high potential graduates. Under Ms. Abrams’s direction, the training-based, micro lending program has generated a return of thirty dollars to the local economy for […]