BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bridget Anderson, Director of Admissions and Strategic Initiatives at the Spring Hill Montessori and Academy in Petaluma is an educator with over 30 years experience as an administrator in independent schools. She brings a wealth of knowledge about student services and multicultural issues in education from her years as the Director of Admission for The Branson School and the Director of College Placement for the Oakwood School and The Marymount School in Southern California and as consultant for admissions for The International School of Asia Karuizawa (ISAK) Japan. She was the Director of Development for Making Waves Foundation, a non-profit supporting quality education for first generation youth in the Bay Area and is currently a college-counseling consultant, Trustee for The Berkeley School, mentor at 10,000 Degrees in San Rafael and for Making Waves Foundation alumni. Her passions include Japanese flower arranging (ikebana), gardening and international travel.
Monica Bonny is Chief Operating Officer of the Alder Graduate School of Education, a teacher training program that provides a teaching credential, master's degree, and year-long apprentice with an experienced mentor teacher. Monica is passionate about providing a path toward economic independence for individuals of lower socio-economic status. Her prior experience includes two terms as an elected school board member and ten years of management consulting and structured finance experience in both non-profit and for-profit organizations. Monica has a BA from Northwestern University in Economics and an MBA from Wharton in Finance. She was born in Colombia and lived throughout Latin America until age seven, when she and her family immigrated to the United States.
Karen Dunn, an active volunteer in Marin County’s youth development community for the past 18 years, serving as PTA President and Treasurer for Neil Cummins Elementary School, as Treasurer of the Tidalwaves recreational swim team, and as a costume volunteer at Stapleton School of the Performing Arts in San Anselmo. For the past four years, she has been in charge of the costumes at Stapleton, leading a team of 20 volunteers as they prepare up to 280 children for The Nutcracker and the spring show. Karen also serves on the Board of Directors at Stapleton. Karen has experience in the private sector as a financial analyst and project manager at Hewlett Packard. She has a BA in History from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Washington.
Mitchell Feldman is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Feldman’s research interests are focused on mentoring in academic medicine and on psychiatric and behavioral issues in medical patients. He is the Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of General Internal Medicine and the co-editor of the textbook Behavioral Medicine: A Guide for Clinical Practice published by McGraw-Hill. Dr. Feldman completed his MD and internal medicine training at the University of California, San Francisco.
Jane Kramer has a PhD in health policy from the University of California, Berkeley and worked for over a decade conducting adolescent health policy research at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the founding executive director of Enriching Lives through Music, an El-Sistema inspired program that uses intensive engagement in a vibrant music community as a powerful tool towards individual and social transformation. Jane plays oboe and English Horn and loves to kayak. She is the recipient of the 2016 Marin County Humanitarian Award for her social justice and music leadership. Jane is also a member of Marin Promise, a partnership committed to a common vision that all Marin students meet the educational milestones that are critical to assure lifetime success.
Lori Lerner, a proud 3rd generation San Franciscan, loves bringing people together to achieve their common goals. She began her early career as a teacher and administrator working with blind and visually impaired individuals in the US and Australia. Upon returning to Marin she worked as a Children’s Librarian. Her passion for the arts extends to being on the Advisory Board of Marin Theater Company and the Lark Theater Brain Trust. Lori thrives on being active outdoors, taking Improvisation classes, listening to jazz, experiencing live theater and spending time with her family and friends.
Barney Mizel was born and raised in San Francisco, graduated from UC-Berkeley and served as a Captain in the U.S. Army. During his 42-year long business career, Mizel built-through acquisitions-three of the top ten national insurance brokerage firms. As Chairman and CEO of USI from 1994 – 2001, he completed over 100 acquisitions of insurance brokers and employee benefits firms, building the company’s annual revenues to $400 million. The company was subsequently sold to Goldman Sachs after going public.
Sara Sackner is the Director of Advancement at The College Preparatory School in Oakland where she leads fundraising and external relations. Prior, she was the Director of Development at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. She worked in development at The Thacher School in Ojai, CA and served on the board of the Ojai Music Festival. Sara has made several feature-length documentary films and was a partner in a multimedia company. Her passions are new music and arts education.
Nancy Walker served from 2009-2017 as an elected member of the Reed Union School District. She most recently worked as Director of Knowledge Management for venture philanthropy firm Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation and previously served as a senior executive in the publishing industry. Nancy earned a MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. She lives in Larkspur with her three teenagers and is a novice scull and sweep rower with Marin Rowing Association.
Tom Wilson is a nonprofit consultant and 30 year Fairfax resident. He has worked in the nonprofit industry since 1986, most of that time as an Executive Director. He was a founding member of the boards of Ecology House, Inc. and Canal Housing Alliance, and served on several other boards. Tom received the 2016 the Marin County Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership Lifetime Achievement award for his tremendous contributions to the Canal neighborhood. He is a California native and lifelong Bay Area resident.