Officers of the Board
Celia Canfield, Co-president
With over 30 years of publishing experience, Celia loves the power of words and is happiest when presenting ideas, whether as an adjunct professor or to an audience of new economy and sustainability advocates. More recently she has focused on helping nonprofits. She and her husband split their time between San Francisco and Sonoma, enjoying the diversity that each community offers. Originally from the South, Celia has called California home for the last 25 years, but still has her Southern accent.
Sydney Randazzo, Co-president
After working many years in marketing and advertising, Sydney began a more personal involvement with nonprofits in her community at To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation in Marin. Then with more than 20 years as a consultant at Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, she and her husband decided that Sonoma was where they wanted to be. Sydney found that Impact100 provided the opportunity to learn about local nonprofits and remain involved in the granting process. Free time…golf, hiking, reading, travel.
Ann Reder, Executive Vice President
Ann worked for many years as a high school teacher and administrator in San Francisco. She and her husband still reside in the city, but her heart is in Sonoma, where she has lived part-time for 12 years. Her interest in the nonprofit community and in extending her friendships in the Valley led her to become a founding member of Impact100. She joined the board as Membership Chair in 2010. Ann is an avid reader, walker and new grandmother.
Debby Kweller, Secretary
A recent retiree from a career in the disability insurance and financial management industry, Debby joined Impact100 in 2011 to network with other women and support greater collaboration among non-profits. She became familiar with Sonoma Valley Teen Services and joined their board in 2013. With a love of cooking and fine wine, Debby and her husband, Bob, moved to Sonoma Valley in 2001.They also spend four months each year camping in their Roadtrek Sprinter.
Arleen Curry, Treasurer
After ten years as an auditor, consultant, and investment banker, Arleen became a partner in a management consulting firm specializing in reorganizations, managing growth and assessing resources. She then joined Odwalla, Inc. in San Francisco as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, retiring to the Sonoma Valley in 1992 to grow grapes. She is a founding member of Impact100 and has also served on the boards of: Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers, Sonoma Ecology Center, and The George Ranch Community Association.
Jeanne Montague, Assistant Treasurer
Jeanne moved to Sonoma three years ago, but still commutes to the city where she works full time as an investment banker. Her career expertise is mergers and acquisitions, primarily representing the sale of middle market companies throughout the Western US. As a sideline, she works with her architect husband renovating houses, which doesn’t leave much time for her other interests: golfing, skiing and hiking. Jeanne joined Impact in 2011 and the board in 2013.
Members of the Board
Constance Grizzell, Grants & Greater Impact
Constance worked in the information technology industry as an executive and entrepreneur. She is a founding member of Impact100 and has served on the Board as Grants Chair since 2010. She is beginning a major renovation of an old adobe home and will soon become a full-time resident of Sonoma. Constance founded the SV Holiday Program in 2013, and in 2014 provided gifts to over 1200 people in need. She enjoys traveling, hiking, biking, skiing and fly-fishing.
Wendy Hoffman, Membership
After a long career in journalism and public relations, Wendy left the fog of San Francisco to settle in Sonoma three years ago. She joined Impact100 as a way to make new friends and get to know the community better. Her participation has led to her involvement in the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation, where she is a member of the board’s program committee. She’s an avid tennis player and plays on Sonoma’s team in a women’s three-county competitive league.
Grace Meeks, Impact Grant
Although always a Texan, Grace has been in Sonoma since 1996. She has over 25 years of experience as an architect and an equal amount of time volunteering. She is a founding member of Impact100. Her life’s philosophy: “I appreciate the results, but really enjoy the process. I believe in rules, but know they have to be broken at times. Volunteering takes up a lot of my spare and not-so-spare time, but it’s worth it. Keeping my life balanced always includes golf.”
Hope Nisson, Events
Hope was a flight attendant for 40 years, but still found time to volunteer as a fundraiser and event planner for nonprofits. Now retired, that role continues. Hope is a founding member of Impact100 and joined the board as Events Chair in 2014. She feels that Impact100 supports her belief that Sonoma is a giving community and a special place to live. A Sonoma resident for 35 years, she also enjoys travel, playing golf, and being with friends and family.
Nancy Pollock, Membership Engagement
Nancy is a third generation Californian who spent her career in the travel industry working for an airline, various cruise lines, and an Internet travel startup company. After moving to Sonoma in 2000 to marry her now husband Bill, Nancy quickly became involved with such wide-ranging organizations and activities as the Sonoma Valley Visitors’ Bureau, Master Gardeners, La Luz, the Red & White Ball, and others. She is a founding and current board member of Impact 100.
Diana Sanson, Community Grants
Originally from Virginia, Diana moved to the Bay Area in 1991 after graduating Duke with her MBA. She is a founding member of Impact100 Sonoma and has chaired or served on a grant review committee every year. She has held positions with numerous nonprofits, with most of her focus on environmental education organizations. She currently lives in Glen Ellen, where she built a rammed earth home in 2009. She and her husband are avid cyclists and XC skiers.
Judy Scotchmoor, Communications
After a long career in science education, Judy found that the communication skills acquired from lots of curriculum- and grant-writing, editing, and web development filled a need for Impact100. Judy joined the board in 2011 as Chair of Communications. She has lived in Sonoma for more than 30 years, is a founding member of Impact100, and in her spare time enjoys hiking, kayaking, and scruffling cats.
Peg VanCamp, Governance
Peg recently retired as Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel at Union Bank, after nearly 43 years in the banking industry – primarily in law. She joined Impact100 Sonoma in 2010 to learn more about and support the work of Sonoma Valley nonprofits. In 2012, she joined the board as Secretary. Thereafter, her legal background was put to good use when she took over as Governance Chair. Besides her nonprofit volunteer work, Peg enjoys biking and golfing, playing bridge occasionally, and reading good books.
Valerie Pistole Walter
Past Board Members
Annette Lomont and Christine Dohrmann, Co-Founders of Impact100 Sonoma ( June 2009), retired from the Board of Directors on June 30, 2011 and November 15, 2011 respectively. Mollie Collins rotated off the Board on June 30, 2012. Beth Aaron, Patti England, and Geralyne Mahoney rotated off the Board on June 30, 2013. B.J. Bishoff retired from the Board on February 10, 2014. Lorraine Ashton, Nancy Bruce, Mirja Muncy, and Kathryn Perry rotated off the Board on June 30, 2014.