Board of Directors

Board of Directors

2018 Board of Directors Back (l to r): Jan Vanderbilt, Nolan Kennedy, Ida Lopez Chan, Kenneth Wright, Maija West, Bill Mitchell, Abby Taylor-Silva, Michael Reid, Betsy Buchalter Adler, Loren Steck, William Sharpe  Front (l to r): Teri Belli, Birt Johnson, Jr.Ken Petersen, Jeff Eikenberry,   Not Pictured: Steve McGowan, Fred Meurer,  Erica Padilla-Chavez, Betsey Pearson

The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) is governed by a volunteer board of directors. These community leaders provide strong stewardship by establishing policy, setting priorities and approving final grant decisions. Members serve three-year terms, and their expertise, diverse perspectives and guidance drive our success.

2018 Board of Directors

  • Ken Petersen (Chair) President, Monterey Private Wealth
  • Birt Johnson, Jr. (Vice Chair) Community Volunteer, former General Manager AT&T
  • Teri Belli (Treasurer) CPA Owner, tBelli Business Consulting & Advising
  • Jeff Eikenberry (Secretary) Retired Senior Vice President, Jackson Family Wines
  • Betsy Buchalter Adler Trustee and Program Officer, Claire Giannini Fund
  • Ida Lopez Chan Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Nolan Kennedy Attorney at Law, Kennedy, Archer & Giffen
  • Steve McGowan Former CFO & Executive Vice President of Corporate Resources, Sun Microsystems, Inc
  • Fred Meurer Owner, Meurer Municipal Consulting
  • Bill Mitchell Managing Director, Carmel Realty
  • Erica Padilla-Chavez CEO, Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance
  • Betsey Pearson Non Profit Consultant, Retired President/CEO United Way
  • Michael Reid, Co-founder, Fund for Homeless Women
  • Bill Sharpe Professor of Finance, Emeritus at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business
  • Loren Steck, Entertainment Industry Consultant
  • Abby Taylor-Silva, VP of Policy & Communications, Grower Shipper Association
  • Jan Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Certified Public Accountants
  • Maija West, Law Office of Maija West
  • Kenneth R. Wright Community Volunteer, Retired California Highway Patrol

 

Past Board Chairs

2018 Past Board Chairs Luncheon” Standing (l to r) Kip Hudson, Dick Borda, Craig Johnson, Bob House, Bertie Elliott, Clay Larson, Kevin Cartwright, Greg Chilton, Kurt Gollnick, CFMC President/CEO Dan Baldwin. Seated (l to r) Ann Brown, Ken Peterson, Gail Delorey, Bill Doolittle. Not pictured David Armanasco, Mary Wright, David Benjamin

Past Board Chairs

  • Steve McGowan, 2017
  • Greg Chilton, 2016
  • Rick Kennifer, 2015
  • Gail Delorey, 2014
  • Ann Brown, 2013
  • Craig Johnson, 2012
  • Kurt Gollnick, 2011
  • Richard Borda, 2009-2010
  • David Armanasco, 2007-2008
  • Mary Wright, 2005-2006
  • Kevin Cartwright, 2004
  • Robert House, 2002-2003
  • Kip Hudson, 2000-2001
  • Lewis Fenton, 1999
  • David Benjamin, 1997-1998
  • Clay C. Larson, 1996
  • Basil Mills, 1995
  • William Doolittle, 1993-1994
  • Roberta Bialek, 1990-1992
  • Wilfrid A. Daly, 1989
  • Kenneth Ehrman, 1988
  • Sydney P. Harrison, 1986-1987
  • Joseph A. Lee, 1984-1985
  • Peter Wright, 1981-1983

Monterey Peninsula Foundation*

  • Stoddard Johnston, 1980
  • Ruth Fenton, 1979
  • Howard Bucquet 1977-1978
  • Will Shaw
  • Jean Thomas
  • James vanLobenSels
  • Mrs. Henry Russell
  • Charles Kramer
  • Margaret Jacks
  • Col. Allen Griffin

*Name prior to 1981