Board of Directors

Lynne Lancaster, Co-President/Grants Review Committees
Lynne is a co-founder of BridgeWorks, a company dedicated to bridging generation gaps in the workplace. She is a nationally recognized public speaker and the author of When Generations Collide and The M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation Is Rocking the Workplace. Lynne and her husband moved to Sonoma in 2000 and immediately became involved with local nonprofits. She is a grandmother of two, a hiker and dog lover, and competes on her horse in show jumping. Lynne is a founding member of Impact100.

Gera Vaz, Co-President/Membership
Gera VazFor more than 25 years, Gera led results-oriented human resources teams in delivering best-in-class services throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. As Chief HR Officer for two global law firms, she directed implementation of best practices that resulted in both firms being named to Fortune Magazine’s “Top 100 Companies to Work For.” Gera and her husband took up permanent residence at their Kenwood home in 2015, where she continues to consult while enjoying the views of the vineyards during long conference calls.

Judith Walsh, Co-President/Governance
A Napa native, Judith is happily retired after a long career as a corporate tax lawyer in San Francisco and the East Bay.  She moved to Sonoma in 2011 with her husband and joined Impact100 Sonoma in 2013 to learn about the local non-profit community and meet like-minded women.  Judith is a board member and Secretary of Sonoma Overnight Support, and volunteers with FISH.  In her free time, Judith likes to read, garden, and cuddle with her elderly rescue cat while enjoying learning to cook with the bounty of produce from our local farmers markets.

Helen Bohl, Treasurer
Helen served various telecommunications companies over thirty years, performing financial and regulatory functions. After an almost-three-year sailing trip Helen, a San Francisco native, and her husband returned to California and now happily split their time between San Francisco and Sonoma. Helen holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA in Finance. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, improving her bridge game, and attending various performing arts.

Liz Tunney Williams, Secretary
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After moving back to Sonoma, Liz met a couple of Impact100 Sonoma members and she knew she wanted to be part of this group.  She has been on the Financial Review Committee ever since.  Liz was a VP at Citibank in NYC, San Juan, PR and San Francisco. She holds a BA from Wellesley College and an MBA from Columbia University. She has two grown sons and is the proud grandmother of a granddaughter, June. When she isn’t raising money for Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, she enjoys tennis, gardening, and more recently, golf.

Chriss Fife,  Information Management & Technology
Chriss’ diverse education and career has included a bachelor’s degree in theater and master’s degree in marketing, as well as experience launching software and medical device startups, improving communications for the regulatory department of a major financial exchange and increasing client business and product development for international educational exchange programs. After 15 years in San Francisco, she moved to Sonoma in 2012 to begin a new career as a certified specialist of wine.  She enjoys traveling, working on her house and learning about wine and the history of Sonoma Valley.

Margaret Grandy, Community Grants
After more than 40 years living in the Middle East, South East Asia, Australia, and England, Margaret returned to the US and settled in Sonoma in 2014. Her portable career abroad included editing, writing, and teaching, and, for the last twenty years, she worked at the American School in London as Director of Admissions and Associate Head of School. A native Californian who received an MA and MLS from UC Berkeley, she is happy to be back in California and loves the vitality and warmth of Sonoma life.

 

Ann Iverson, Communications 
ann smallAnn moved to Sonoma in 2013 to escape Silicon Valley after a 30-year career in marketing communications and to focus on making sculpture. For nine years, she was a partner with SV2, a social venture philanthropy organization, where she became involved with a number of nonprofits. She joined Impact100 Sonoma to meet like-minded women and continue this work on a more local scale, including mentoring six vivacious 5th grade girls. Ann also enjoys gardening, hiking and skiing.

 Meghan Marsh King, Marketing & Development
Meghan Marsh King is a brand strategist and writer with over ten years of experience in strategy, marketing, sales and consumer experience. At the helm of her own brand she has managed a range of successful projects for clients as diverse as nonprofits, legal services, luxury retail, design and hospitality. Meghan’s desire to tell stories and solve problems with artistry gives her a dynamic set of skills that lend themselves to improving business performance and creating brands and experiences that endure. 

 

Mary Marcussen, Diversity & Sponsorship
thumb_mm3_pp_1024Mary enjoys her longtime career as a project development, strategic planning, and major grants professional for science museums, universities, and nonprofit organizations nationally. She is a former systematic biologist, educator, and grants manager for the California Academy of Sciences. Mary joined Impact100 in 2010 in order to serve the local Sonoma Valley community where she and her family have lived for more than 30 years. In between work deadlines or various globetrotting adventures, she can be found in the garden, in the kitchen, or in the company of family and friends.

Cam McKinley, Assistant Communications
DSC_0055 (1) copyAfter years as a professional writer, editor and photographer, Cam now utilizes those skills primarily to serve Impact100. She and her husband moved to Sonoma in 2014 and love to hike, garden and share the richness of life with family and friends. Closest to her heart, Cam is an Interfaith Minister and serves as a meditation teacher, healing arts practitioner, and advocate for restorative justice practices.

 

Tracy Reynes, Assistant Membership
Tracy enjoys her full-time career as a Sonoma Realtor and parent of an active young family. She moved to Sonoma in 2001 while working for a local caterer as a wedding/event planner and knew right away that she never wanted to leave. After attending a new-member recruitment event for Impact in 2016, she quickly realized this was a group she needed to be involved with! The mission of collective giving and support for the nonprofit community is one that resonates deeply for her. As a dedicated volunteer and member of several local nonprofits, she takes pride in being a valuable and contributing member of her community.

Angela Ryan, Assistant Communications
A Sonoma native, Angela returned to the valley in 2013 after earning a doctorate in history and spending nearly a decade as a college professor. Eager to be involved in the local nonprofit community, Angela began volunteering and eventually embarked on a career in nonprofit fundraising. After working for a boutique consulting agency, she recently accepted the position of Executive Director of the Petaluma Museum Association. Angela joined Impact100 in 2016 as a member of the first cohort of the NextGen program. When she’s not working or volunteering, Angela is busy with her two young children and enjoying the good life in her hometown with family and friends.

Claudia Sims, Grants Oversight
DSC_0032In 2002, Claudia and her husband bought what was then a second home in Sonoma.  As remodeling was completed and work-lives were wound down, it became their full-time residence.  Claudia has a 35+ career in welfare casework and employee benefits.  As a benefits consultant many of those years, she became quite experienced at preparing or analyzing benefit plan proposals.  Little did she know that experience would be useful at Impact 100 Sonoma.

 

Mary Jane Stolte, Impact Grants
Mary Jane moved from San Francisco to Sonoma in 2009 after a 25+ year career as a Speech Pathologist, and now works as a Wine Host at MacArthur Place Hotel. She has recently completed a Wine Executive MBA degree and serves on the Sonoma State University MBA Alumni Board. Joining Impact100 in 2013, she has been on the Impact Grant Review Committee for four years. Mary Jane enjoys traveling and playing trivia with her team at Murphy’s Irish Pub.

 

To view the 2017-2018 Impact100 Sonoma Org Chart, click HERE

If you are interested in participating in board work, or know of an Impact100 member who might have interest, please contact Judith Walsh at governance@impact100sonoma.org. To download a board application form, click HERE

Past Board Members
Annette Lomont and Christine Dohrmann, Co-Founders
Beth Aaron
Lorraine Ashton
B.J. Bishoff
Nancy Bruce
Celia Canfield
Mollie Collins
Arlene Curry
Patti England
Pam Gilberd
Cathy Gorham
Constance Grizzell
Wendy Hoffman
Geralyne Mahoney
Grace Meeks
Jeanne Montague
Mirja Muncy
Hope Nisson
Kathryn Perry
Nancy Pollock
Sydney Randazzo
Amy Rassen
Ann Reder
Terri Rhodes
Diana Sanson
Judy Scotchmoor
Peg VanCamp

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