Advisory Council

Sheldon Breiner, Ph.D.

Principal, New Ventures West; chairman and founder, Wireless Note Systems, Inc.; acting CEO of ESP, Inc.; president, Solis Therapeutics, Inc.; founder and president, Geometrics, Inc.; founding director of Sherpa Corporation; chairman, Geologic Safety Committee of the Town of Portola Valley; fellow, Explorer’s Club of New York; former member, board of directors, Peninsula Open Space Trust and Resource Center for Women (now the Career Action Center); former member, advisory council, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University; resident of Portola Valley.

Allan F. Brown

Chairman, Vance Brown, Inc., construction firm; founding director, Mid-Peninsula Bank; former president and trustee, The Sierra Club Foundation; chairman, National Advancement Committee of the Sierra Club; senior director, former president, YMCA of the Mid-Peninsula; former trustee, Channing House; former member, Stanford Athletic Board; former president, Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce; resident of Portola Valley.

Susan B. Ford Dorsey

Former chair, board of directors, Peninsula Open Space Trust; president, Sand Hill Foundation; member, board of trustees, Palo Alto Medical Foundation; member, board of directors, Monterey Bay Aquarium; member, board of directors, Peninsula Community Foundation; member, board of trustees, Phillips Brooks School; former chairman, board of directors, Children’s Health Council; director, Greater Bay Bank Corporation, resident of Woodside.

Phyllis Draper

Community volunteer; former member, board of directors, Peninsula Open Space Trust; former director, Children’s Health Council and Save the Children; director, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.; resident of Atherton.

David L. Fletcher

Attorney, Tucson, Arizona, and Palo Alto, California, specializing in real estate and business law; former member, board of directors, Peninsula Open Space Trust; member, Projects & Public Policy Committee Arizona Chapter of The Nature Conservancy; resident of Tucson, Arizona.

Robert B. Flint, Jr.

Member, Sierra Club Foundation; board of trustees, Woodside Conservation Committee; former president, Woodside School Foundation; frequent explorer of Antarctica; resident of Woodside.

Vince S. Garrod

Agricultural consultant; trustee, Garrod Trust; manager, Garrod Farms, Saratoga; member, board of governors, Farmers Insurance Exchange; member, board of directors, Santa Clara Valley Water District Public Facilities Financing Corporation; member, board of directors, Los Gatos-Saratoga Recreation Department; former member, board of directors, Evergreen Resource Conservation District; former member, Saratoga School Board; former president, Apricot Producers of California; resident of Saratoga.

Sukey Grousbeck

Member, board of directors, Interplast, Inc.; former member, board of trustees, Menlo College; member, advisory council, Edison McNair and Edison Brentwood Academies, East Palo Alto; tutor, Y.E.S. Reading, East Menlo Park; resident of Portola Valley.

Christina A. Holloway

Chairman, board of directors, Yosemite Association; member, board of trustees, The Yosemite Fund; former member, board of governors, Filoli; former executive director and president, board of trustees, Hidden Villa; former president, Junior League of Palo Alto; community advisor, Peninsula Conservation Center Foundation; community advisor, Environmental Volunteers; resident of Stanford.

Mary P. Hufty, M.D.

Family practitioner, Palo Alto Medical Clinic; president, Archbold Expeditions, an environmental organization studying endangered scrubland in Florida; docent, Jasper Ridge; chairman, board of directors, Woodside Trail Club Portola Valley Trails Committee; resident of Portola Valley.

Karla Jurvetson, M.D.

Staff physician, Stanford University Medical Center; psychiatrist in private practice, Los Altos; founding partner of Silicon Valley Social Venture (SV2), a partnership with the Community Foundation Silicon Valley; member, Majority Council of EMILY’s List; former member, board of trustees, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology; former member, board of directors, San Francisco Ballet; resident of Los Altos Hills.

Charlene Kabcenell

Member, advisory council and program committee, Community Foundation Silicon Valley; member, various advisory boards, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; member and former vice chair of Grantmaking, Silicon Valley Social Venture (SV2) Fund; resident of Portola Valley.

Martha J. Kanter

Under Secretary of Education, US Department of Education; Former chancellor, Foothill-De Anza Community College District; former president, De Anza College; co-chair, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network, Inc; trustee, San Jose Museum of Art; board president, Community College Leadership Development Institute Foundation; senior fellow, American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley; resident of Cupertino.

Suzanne B. King

Community volunteer; member, board of directors, San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Foundation; member, advisory board, Hidden Villa and Environmental Volunteers; resident of Woodside.

Robert C. Kirkwood

Retired director, government and education affairs, Hewlett-Packard Company; formerly an attorney with a specialty in land use; member, board of directors:  Planning and Conservation League Foundation, California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance, Kids in Common; former member, board of directors and chairman, Peninsula Community Foundation; board of directors, Sierra Nevada Conservancy; former chairman, California State Coastal Conservancy; former member, Woodside Town Council; member, Trust for Public Land California Advisory Committee; resident of Palo Alto.

George M. Marcus

Founder and chairman, The Marcus & Millichap Company; founder and member, board of directors, Greater Bay Bank; chairman, Essex Property Trust; member, board of directors, California State University Foundation; member, Real Estate Roundtable; member, American Leadership Forum; member, Commission on Building for the 21st Century; member, board of regents, University of California; member, Committee to Rebuild the de Young Museum; member, board of directors, Apartment Industry Foundation; resident of Los Altos Hills.

Norman E. Matteoni

Non-recording secretary, board of directors, Peninsula Open Space Trust; partner, Matteoni, Saxe & O’Laughlin, specializing in land use and condemnation law; former attorney, Santa Clara County Counsel's Office; former parks commissioner, planning commissioner and city council member, City of Saratoga; author, California Continuing Education of Bar text Condemnation Practice in California; resident of Los Gatos.

Jacqueline Mayer

Certified financial planner, Mayer, Moll & Associates, a financial planning and investment/insurance advisory firm; resident of Portola Valley.

Robert W. McIntyre

Senior vice president and chief financial officer, Trust for Public Land; board member, Environmental Volunteers, Palo Alto; resident of Palo Alto.

Dianne McKenna

Former supervisor, Santa Clara County; former mayor and council member, City of Sunnyvale; Commissioner on the California Transportation Commission; member, board of trustees, New Children's Shelter Fund; founding member, Peninsula Commute Service Joint Powers Board; member, advisory board, Hidden Villa; resident of Sunnyvale.

Robert H. Miller

Partner, Cooley law firm; extensive experience in federal and California income tax law and federal estate and gift tax law; lecturer in business law at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, Santa Clara University Law School and San Jose State University’s Business School; resident of Cupertino.

David W. Mitchell

Counsel to the firm of Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel, specializing in tax law; general counsel and board member, Community Foundation Silicon Valley; former chairman, United Way of Santa Clara County; resident of Palo Alto.

Gordon E. Moore, Ph.D.

Founder and chairman emeritus, Intel Corporation; co-founder, Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation; director, Gilead Sciences; member, National Academy of Engineering; chairman, board of trustees, California Institute of Technology; resident of Woodside.

Bette Moorman

Community volunteer; advisory board, Child Abuse Prevention Center; member, advisory council, Menlo School; resident of Atherton.

Janet Morris

Former member, The Garden Club of America National Legislative Affairs Committee; founding member, Hillsborough Beautification Foundation; founding member, San Mateo Parks and Recreation Foundation; resident of Hillsborough.

Susan P. Orr

Chairman, David and Lucile Packard Foundation; founder and president, Technology Resource Assistance Center; member, board of trustees: Lucile Packard Foundation for Children, Monterey Bay Aquarium; resident of Stanford.

Paul O. Reimer

Civil engineer; president, Reimer Associates Infrastructure Engineering Firm; county vice-president, Bay Area Council; honorary trustee, Urban Land Institute; former board member, Coyote Point Museum; resident of Portola Valley.

William Reller

Owner, EWS Real Estate Investments, Inc; member, council of directors, The Yosemite Fund; former president and board member, Palo Alto Endowment Fund; senior director and former president, Mid-Peninsula YMCA; former president, Palo Alto Board of Realtors; former president, Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce; former member, board of trustees, Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri; member, advisory board, Trees for Palo Alto; member, advisory board, Museum of American Heritage; resident of Palo Alto.

Barbara Doyle Roupe

Attorney; member, State Bar of California; member, board of directors, Community Foundation Silicon Valley; community volunteer; resident of Saratoga.

Alexander H. Schilling, Jr.

President, Tangent Fund Management; president, Union Square Investment Company; president, Peninsula Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired; member, board of trustees, Woodside Priory School; member and officer, The Management Center; former chairman, Conard House; former member and officer, San Francisco Education Fund; resident of Woodside.

Joseph R. Seiger

Co-founder and president, Vintage Properties, a real estate development company; former chair, board of directors, Catellus Development Corporation; member, advisory board, Opus West Corporation; member, board of directors, The Children’s Health Council; member, board of trustees, The Contemporary Jewish Museum; resident of Los Altos Hills.

Karie Thomson

Former chair, board of directors, Peninsula Open Space Trust; vice chair, board of directors, Ecotrust; chairman, board of directors The Kinship Foundation; chair, Open Space Committee, Town of Woodside; president, board of directors, Huron Mountain Wildlife Foundation; former president, Woodside School Foundation; resident of Woodside.

T. Chester Wang

Chairman, Pacific Rim Financial Corporation; partner, Acorn Venture Partners; chairman, board of directors, China Light Foundation; member, board of directors, Joint Venture Silicon Valley; member, board of directors, San Jose Economic Development Board; former member, board of directors, Santa Clara County Leadership Council; resident of Los Altos Hills.

Anne M. Westerfield

Member, board of governors, Filoli Center; former president, Hillsborough Garden Club; former vice president, Garden Club of America; former member, board of trustees, Coyote Point Museum; resident of Hillsborough.

Rosemary Young

Community volunteer; former member, board of trustees, Peninsula Community Foundation; former member and board president, Peninsula Open Space Trust; former board member, Center for Research on Women, Stanford University; former board member, Golden Gate National Park Association; resident of Portola Valley.

Leah Zaffaroni

Attorney; member, Portola Valley Planning Commission; general partner, Prydain Limited Partnership; member, Portola Valley Open Space Acquisition Committee; community volunteer; resident of Portola Valley.