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.
Co-Founder | Mony Nop, President, Rising Young Leaders
Mony Nop is a licensed realtor and owner of Mony Nop Real Estate in Livermore. Mony is also the 2016 President of the of the Asian Real Estate Association of America, Greater East Bay. Prior to becoming a realtor, Mony served 17 years as a police officer at the City of Livermore Police Department. A Cambodian immigrant who was born into a life of hardship under the Pol Pot Regime, Mony understands first-hand the challenges that young adults face and has made it his life’s passion to serve his community by involving himself significantly in local nonprofit organizations. In addition to co-founding the TVNPA, in 2012 Mony also founded the Rising Young Leaders with a mission to grow the next generation of young adult leaders through Leadership Academy programs and camps. Mony received his B.A. in Business Management at St. Mary’s College and his A.A. in Criminal Justice at San Joaquin Delta College.
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.
Membership | Christine Dillman, Director of Counseling and Sexual Assault Services, Tri-Valley Haven
Christine Dillman is the Director of Counseling and Sexual Assault Services at Tri-Valley Haven, where she has worked for over fifteen years. Christine is on the Board of Directors of the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance as Secretary. She was a Board Member at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) from 2009 – 2015. Christine was also the Chair of CALCASA’s Sexual Assault Program Services’ Committee which represented all rape crisis centers throughout the state of California. Christine received her B.A. from Brandeis University, she is currently working on her MBA at University of California, Davis. Her lifelong passion is ending violence against women and children. She enjoys collaborating with local non-profits and helping to build a stronger Tri-Valley community.
Board Director-Membership Development | Ana Dunigan, Development Manager | Northern California, American Lung Association
Ana Dunigan 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 Devlopment Manager for Nothern California, American Lung Association, where she brings years of business experience including marketing and customer care functions. Ana has worked with nonprofits throughout her career and 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
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 or board director positions at the Mony Nop Foundation, 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 – Development | 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. 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 prior to his time at the Bankhead Theater. He previously served in management and fundraising roles with such organizations as 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 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 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 and is also a Certified Association Executive. Nadine demonstrated her commitment to the nonprofit profession by achieving 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 many national, state, and local nonprofit boards.
Board Director | Shana Pete J.D., Leadership Developement Specialist for Center for Excellence in Nonprofits
Shana Peete served as the first executive director of Partners for Change. She has a Bachelor of Science in international business and a Doctor of Jurisprudence. She practiced law for eight years prior to moving to the Tri-Valley and has professional experience that 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.
Board Director | Vera Packard, MD,Executive Director
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 non-profit organization devoted to breast cancer awareness in 1997 in Brazil. Dr. Packard has over 20 years’ 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 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.