The Agency’s Board of Directors is comprised of individuals from diverse backgrounds who are committed to supporting our mission. Our board members serve without compensation, and the work of the committees on which they serve plays an integral role in our ongoing development.
If you are interested in applying for membership to our Board of Directors, please send your letter of interest to Cheryl Smith, CEO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the Board:
Janette E. Drew
Board President, Member since 2017
Janette is Director of Operations for Sustainable Contra Costa. Formerly she was in commercial banking & finance with extensive experience in credit risk management, asset management, portfolio administration, and business management. Janette is currently on the board of Portico Benefit Services. She has held various leadership roles in public corporations as well as nonprofit entities.
Kirk L. Dobbins, Esq.,
Board Vice President, Member since 2016
Kirk L. Dobbins, Esq. is Vice President and Regional Counsel for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals of the Northwest in Portland, Oregon. He has a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP), Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional – International (CCEP-I), and Certified Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) professional. He has executive experience in for-profit and non-profit corporations and served as counsel for the federal government and in private firms. He is a member of several state bars and holds leadership positions in national professional associations.
Board Secretary, Member since 2018
Before retirement, Lois spent her career in law firm management, most recently as the Chief Operating Officer of Fenwick & West, a multi-office technology and life sciences firm based in Silicon Valley. Lois serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for a foster youth in Contra Costa County and serves on the Session (governing board) of Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church.
Member since 2012
Jeffery Gary is the President of WorkCompTV, a worker’s compensation industry consulting firm. He is a retired manager of worker’s compensation for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. In 2006, he was honored with Manager of the Year for The City and County of San Francisco. Jeffery is the past President and current board member of the San Francisco Industrial Claims Association. With a BA from USC, majoring in Film and Television Communications, he is also a professional photographer.
Jane Henderson, Ph.D.
Member since 2015
Dr. Henderson now retired, spent more than 30 years crafting and implementing California public policy in the areas of child welfare services, family support services, K-12 education, child development, and juvenile justice. She was the founding Executive Director of First 5 California, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction for the California Department of Education, and staff director of the state Senate Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.
Logan Marcus, MD, MSc
Member since 2021
Dr. Marcus is a physician and entrepreneur based in the Bay Area. He serves as the Associate Director of Medical Operations for the Bay Area at Concentra, caring for patients at his clinic in South San Francisco and overseeing operations for clinic sites throughout the city and in the East Bay. Dr. Marcus also serves as a consultant for workplace health and safety issues, and as a board member for several startups in the area. Dr. Marcus is an alumnus of both Georgetown University and the University of California San Diego.
John R. Robbins SIOR, FRICS
Member since 2002
Mr. Robbins has been in commercial real estate for over 30 years. He is the CEO of Carpenter/Robbins Commercial Real Estate, Inc., a national real estate brokerage and consulting company representing private sector companies and Government Agencies. He has held senior management positions in commercial brokerage and development with national companies, and, over the course of his career, has negotiated several million square feet of transactions for individuals, corporations, and government, as well as developed over 1.5 million square feet of commercial properties.
Mr. Robbins has been an instructor in real estate at the University of Denver and Golden Gate University. He holds an MBA and a BS in Industrial Management from California State University, San Jose. His professional affiliations include the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS). His Board affiliations include: (Current) Family Support Services, SIOR Northern California, (Past) UC Berkeley Lawrence Hall of Science, College Preparatory School, NAIOP.
Member since 2018
Shay Rogers is a Global Engagement Specialist for Employee Success at Salesforce. Prior to joining Salesforce, Shay worked at Kaiser Permanente, where she spent 14 years in various roles within IT, National PR and Communications, National Patient Care Services, National Diversity and Inclusion. Most recently, she was the lead project manager over the National Bargaining in National Labor Relations. Shay has a passion for community service, mentoring girls/youth women, and advocating for the underrepresented population. Her board affiliation: Oakland Teen Empowerment Program and RepresentED.
Member since 2022
Ramon is a Managing Director at Burkland Associates, a remote first consulting firm for technology startups, where he also consults as a fractional CFO. In previous roles, he’s run operations, growth, finance, and product at early stage startups. Ramon started his career on Wall Street at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as an Investment Banker and later as a Securities Trader. He also serves on the board of the non-profit organization BUILD.org, which teaches business skills to underserved high school students. Ramon earned a BA in Financial Economics from James Madison University with summa cum laude distinction. He also has an MBA from The Graduate School of Business at Stanford University with a concentration in Entrepreneurship.
Karen E. Wilson
Member since 2015
Karen is a Partner with Mowat Mackie & Anderson LLP (MMA), a full-service CPA firm in Oakland. Karen leads the firm’s international practice and focuses on complex individual, trust, and non-profit tax consulting and services. Prior to joining MMA, Karen worked with accounting firms PwC and Ernst & Young in their expatriate and foreign national tax groups, as well as Wellspring Group CPAs in Washington state, focusing on assisting high net worth individuals with their charitable planning. Karen is an alumnus of the University of Washington Foster School of Business (Business Administration, Accounting Concentration) and is an Enrolled Agent with the IRS. She currently serves as the Financial Advisor for Peninsula Chapter DeMolay and is an active member of Financial Women of San Francisco and ProVisors in San Francisco.