John has served as Board President since January 2010 and has been a member of the board since 2003. He is a board member of the East Bay Community Foundation where he is chair of the Community Engagement Committee which is responsible for overseeing the Foundation’s grantmaking, initiatives and strategic plan. Continue reading
Andy Barnes, principal of Barnes and Company of San Francisco provides real estate consulting and advisory services to organizations having complex land-use and development needs. Barnes specializes in large scale urban mixed-use development projects, often involving public/private ventures and sustainable development components.
Elliot Evers is a fifth-generation San Franciscan. He is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley, Hastings College of the Law, and The Sorbonne, and, when he is working, his firm specializes in the purchase and sale of broadcast stations, cellular companies and other telecom assets. When he is playing, Elliot is an avid outdoorsman who spends as much time as he can hiking, biking and otherwise enjoying the open spaces of which the Bay Area’s residents are so justifiably proud. Continue reading
Michael is the Vice President and Philanthropy Practice Leader at Olive Grove Consulting. He is the former Chair of the National Task Force on Community leadership at Stanford University. He was President of the East Bay Community Foundation from 1993 to 2006 and before that he was at the Marin Community Foundation from 1986 to 1993. Michael Howe currently consults with foundations, corporations and non-profits domestically and internationally. Continue reading
Jake Mackenzie is on his 16th year on the Rohnert Park City Council and is Mayor for the fourth time. A retired pesticide regulator (30 years with U.S. EPA), he currently occupies his retirement years chairing and serving on regional water, transportation, open space, sustainable growth and climate protection bodies. Continue reading
Jean McCown is assistant vice president and Director of Community Relations in Stanford University’s Office of Government and Community Relations. Jean was a member of the Palo Alto City Council from 1990 to 1998, served as mayor in 1993 and on the CalTrain Joint Powers Board and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. In addition to the Greenbelt Alliance Board, she is a Board member of the Palo Alto Housing Corporation Continue reading