Board of Directors
CEO and President | Kathy Young, Executive Director of the Hertz Fellowship Program and Chief Administrative Officer, Fannie & John Hertz Foundation
Kathy Young is the CEO and President of Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance. For her day job, Kathy serves as the Executive Director of the Hertz Fellowship Programs and Chief Administrative Officer of the Fannie & John Hertz Foundation. The Hertz Foundation provides graduate fellowships in applied physical and biological sciences, engineering and mathematics. Kathy has had a passion for the organization since she began her employment with the Hertz Foundation in 2007. Prior to her career with Hertz, Kathy spent many years working in the legal field. She received her B.S. in Organizational Behavior and Leadership from the University of San Francisco. In addition to co-founding TVNPA, Kathy served on the Steering Committee for the Tri-Valley Anti-Poverty Collaborative and has been a volunteer with Taylor Family Foundation. She is a resident of Livermore and spends her leisure time with her husband, Edward, three children, and two dogs.
Board Chair | Carolyn Siegfried, Executive Director, Pedrozzi Foundation
Carolyn Siegfried, fourth generation Californian and Livermore resident since 1988, has been the Executive Director of the Pedrozzi Scholarship Foundation in Livermore since 2013. She previously held management roles at other local nonprofit organizations including Hope Hospice in Dublin and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Livermore. She has also produced and hosted a variety of shows for Tri-Valley Community Television (TV30), including moderating local election forums. Her early career was spent in high-tech marketing in the Silicon Valley. She earned her MBA and General Engineering degrees from Santa Clara University.
Board Director – Membership Development | Ana Angeles, Development Manager | Northern California, American Lung Association
Ana Angeles is co-founder of A Place for ME, where special needs children and neuro-typical children can develop long-lasting relationships while learning important social interaction skills. Ana is the Development Manager for Northern California American Lung Association, where she brings years of business experience, including marketing and customer care functions, to the organization. Ana has worked with nonprofits throughout her career; working with the American Lung Association is a natural fit for her. Ana became passionate about finding solutions for special needs children through her experiences with her son, who lives with autism.
Board Director – Marketing | Genevieve Getman-Sowa, Principal, GGS Consulting | Nonprofit Development & Communications
Genevieve Getman-Sowa is Owner and Principal Consultant of GGS Consulting and is a passionate supporter of nonprofit organizations throughout the Tri-Valley and Bay Area. In her consulting practice, she works closely with nonprofit organizations providing them with strategic planning, development, and communications services to aid them in achieving their missions. Along with volunteering for TVNPA, she is currently a member of the Board of Directors/Secretary for the Community Association for Preschool Education (CAPE, Inc.). CAPE serves Eastern Alameda County, low-income children and families with preschool education and health services through Headstart and Early Headstart Programs. She has previously held staff, board director or volunteer positions at Rising Youth Leaders, Diabetes Youth Families, Livermore Valley Education Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Valley Children’s Museum and more. Genevieve earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and European Cultural History from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a certified Early Childhood Educator. Genevieve resides in Livermore and in her spare time she loves to hike the hills around the Tri-Valley with her family and take part in local community events.
Board Director – Programs | Steve Glavan, Development Officer, Major Gifts, Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Steve Glavan is Development Officer, Major Gifts, Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center where he brings his vast knowledge and passion for the nonprofit community. Prior to his time at the Bankhead Theater, Steve was the principal owner of Sapience Nonprofit Solutions, a Pleasanton-based consulting firm providing advisory services to nonprofits in areas that include fund development, strategic planning, and board development. He previously served in management and fundraising roles with various organizations including: United Way, The Humane Society, Joni and Friends, Horizon Christian Schools, and Christian Youth Theater. In addition to TVNPA, Steve has served on boards and in volunteer roles with the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the House of Ruth, and Valley Community Church. Steve holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential. He resides in Pleasanton with his wife, Caryl. They have three children and four grandchildren.
Board Treasurer | Nadine Horner, External Relations Officer for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Nadine Horner, MBA, CAE, is the External Relations Officer for the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. Nadine is responsible for identifying emerging issues and formulating response strategies to high profile issues and concerns. Before moving to Livermore in 2001, Nadine worked in Washington, D.C., for more than 15 years, including as a Director for the American Society of Association Executives, the leading organization for nonprofit management. She holds a Masters of Business degree and is also a Certified Association Executive. Nadine demonstrated her commitment to the nonprofit profession when she achieved this distinction by passing a rigorous written examination and by re-certifying every three years, demonstrating competency in 10 areas of nonprofit management. Nadine has served on numreous national, state, and local nonprofit boards.
Board Secretary – Marketing & Finances | Valerie Jonas, Chief Development Officer, Axis Community Health
Valerie Jonas has been with Axis Community Health since 2010 where she presently serves as Chief Development Officer and oversees marketing, fundraising and capital projects. Axis, a non-profit organization, is the major provider of primary care and mental health counseling services for low-income and uninsured Tri-Valley residents. Valerie has worked with several Bay Area nonprofit organizations, including serving as Regional Director for the Jewish Federation of the East Bay and as a consultant to the Bankhead Theater project during pre-development. She has served on many nonprofit boards, including the South Florida Epilepsy Foundation and J., the Jewish News Weekly, and is a former President of Congregation Beth Emek. Her career in marketing and fundraising began in Florida with work for Hank Meyer Associates Public Relations and Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Foundation. A graduate of Duke University, Valerie is originally from Lakewood, New Jersey.
Board Director | Robert Nuddleman, Esq.,
Attorney, Nuddleman Law Firm
Robert Nuddleman is the owner and primary attorney at the Nuddleman Law Firm, P.C. He represents individuals and companies in federal and state court and various administrative agencies such as the California Department of Industrial Relations (Labor Commissioner), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board. A significant focus of Mr. Nuddleman’s practice relates to wage and hour claims, breach of contract, trade secret protection, claims of sex, race, age, and pregnancy discrimination and/or harassment and accommodating persons with disabilities. Mr. Nuddleman advises and represents business clients in employment and business matters in an attempt to avoid litigation and reduce potential exposure to claims of all kinds in light of developing law.
A particular focus of Mr. Nuddleman’s practice includes advising caregiver agencies, trustees, conservators, families, residential care facilities, care homes and others regarding wage and hour and employment laws in the elder care industry. Mr. Nuddleman frequently presents seminars and workshops regarding workplace disputes and compliance with federal, state and local employment laws.
Board Director – Programs & Membership | Vera Packard, MD, Executive Director, Lazarax Cancer Foundation
Dr. Vera Packard is originally from Brazil, where she earned her Medical Degree, and specialized in breast disease, particularly in breast cancer at Guys Hospital in London. In her home country, she worked in private practice in addition to the University Hospital for 20 years. Vera has a deep commitment to women’s health issues which inspired her to found a nonprofit organization devoted to breast cancer awareness in 1997 in Brazil. Dr. Packard has over 20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership. She is the former Executive Director for the HERS Breast Cancer Foundation where she led a talented, dedicated staff on a mission to improve the lives of breast cancer survivors in the Bay Area. She joined Lazarex Cancer Foundation in October of 2017 and is committed to its mission and success. Vera believes in communities coming together helping each other. She has served as president of her former Rotary club in Brazil and was a leader in the medical community in Natal, Brazil. She is currently also a board member of Wardrobe for Opportunity and The Latino Cancer Institute. Vera has been awarded one of the 100 Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Outstanding Business Woman by American Business Women’s Association, Bay Area Council and the Ruby Award by the Soroptimist 24-680 Club from Walnut Creek. Vera is married to Mark, and has a beautiful family. Their daughter Mac, and son Tiago, with his new wife Georgea are all proud to call Northern California home.
Board Director | Shana Pete J.D., Leadership Development Specialist for Center for Excellence in Nonprofits
Shana Peete served as the first executive director of Partners for Change. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in international business and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree. She practiced law for eight years prior to moving to the Tri-Valley and her professional experience includes managing a Child Development Center, serving as a program coordinator for Read Aloud America, and managing a 30-person customer fulfillment team for Amazon. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching the game of tennis to students of all ages and using her gifts of communication and connection to bring people together.