Board of Directors

Board of Directors

2020 Board of Directors Standing (l to r) Bill Sharpe, Joe Pezzini, Abby Taylor-Silva, Nolan Kennedy, Giff Lehman, Elsa Mendoza Jimenez, Ida Lopez Chan, Michael Reid, Loren Steck, Joe Pezzini, Erica Padilla-Chavez, Fred Meurer, Betsey Pearson. Seated (l-r) Jose Luis Alvarado, Betsy Buchalter Adler, Birt Johnson, Jr., Teri Belli, Jan Vanderbilt, Maija West. Not pictured: Judy Guzman Kruger, Francine Rodd

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.

2020 Board of Directors

  • Birt Johnson, Jr. (Chair) Community Volunteer, former General Manager AT&T
  • Teri Belli (Vice Chair) CPA Owner, tBelli Business Consulting & Advising
  • Jan Vanderbilt, (Treasurer) Vanderbilt Certified Public Accountants
  • Maija West, (Secretary) Law Office of Maija West
  • Betsy Buchalter Adler, Trustee and Program Officer, Claire Giannini Fund
  • Jose Luis Alvarado, Dean of the College of Education, CSU Monterey Bay
  • Ida Lopez Chan, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Kirk Gafill, President/CFO, Nepenthe/Phoenix Corporation
  • Judy Guzman Krueger, Managing Director / Regional Manager MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
  • Elsa Mendoza Jimenez, Director of Health Services, Monterey County Health Dept.
  • Nolan Kennedy, Attorney at Law, Kennedy, Archer & Giffen
  • Giff Lehman, Certified Financial Planner, Integris Wealth Management
  • Fred Meurer, Owner, Meurer Municipal Consulting
  • Erica Padilla-Chavez CEO, Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance
  • Betsey Pearson, Non Profit Consultant, Retired United Way
  • Joe Pezzini, CEO Ocean Mist Farms
  • Michael Reid, Co-founder, Fund for Homeless Women
  • Francine Rodd, Executive Director, First Five Monterey County
  • 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
  • Past Board Chairs

2019 Past Board Chairs Luncheon- Standing (l to r) Christine Dawson, Bill Doolittle, Craig Johnson, Steve McGowan, Kurt Gollnick, CFMC President/CEO Dan Baldwin. Seated (l to r) Greg Chilton, Dick Borda, Kip Hudson, Birt Johnson, Jr., Kevin Cartwright

Past Board Chairs

  • Ken Petersen, 2018
  • 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