John Pope

Facilities and Organizational Safety Manager

  • Owner at John Pope Construction Inc.

  • Marin Council BSA – Vice President of Properties.

  • Enjoys Mountaineering.

Chuck Greene

Executive Director

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world” -- Gandhi

 

  • 40 years of nonprofit management experience as co-founder of World College West, Executive Director of the Volunteer Center of San Francisco, The Richard and Rhonda Goldman Fund and the Goldman Environmental Prize.

  • Has been an Interim Executive Director for 11 Bay Area nonprofits and Cedars Executive Director for the past 8 years.

  • Graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and Harvard Business School, and was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow.

Cheryl White

Associate Executive Director

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” - Rumi

 

  • Over 25 years of professional experience in developmental services in both service provider and regional center settings

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

  • Happily “fell into” working with individuals with disabilities one summer 

Sue Sherer
Chief Financial Officer

“The problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them"  - Albert Einstein

 

  • Happily ditched mathematics for accounting at University of Iowa.

  • Actively involved with the Human Awareness Institute and has an ability to connect with people and compassionately listen.

  • Just returned to Cedars after taking a year off to explore the world and is even more committed than ever to find ways to use her strengths to give back.

Natasha Annenkova

Program Manager, Community Connections

"Per aspera ad astra"

  • College Professor, University of Cherkasy, Ukraine

  • Far Eastern Shipping Company,Vladivostok, Russia

  • English as Second Language Instructor

Stacy Anderson

Associate Director of Residential Services

"Let the world change you, and you can change the world"

 

  • BSW from Belmont University in Nashville TN

  • Started as a Direct Support Professional at Cedars in 2012

  • Loves camping and backpacking Big Sur, the Lost Coast, and the Yuba River

Yasmin Boroumand
Client Services/Senior Program Manager

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”  -- Maya Angelou

  • Working for non-profits has turned Yasmin into a renaissance woman!

  • National Task Group trainer for workshops on Fundamentals of Intellectual Disability and Dementia

  • Most boring and yet interesting job was a graduate student, cataloging over 10,000 US government documents. 

Denise Colwell
Asst. Program Director, Cedars Textile Arts Collaborative

Hands and Earth/Senior Program

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else." -- Booker T. Washington

 

  • Was hooked on Cedars in 1982, and has been with Cedars ever since

  • Volunteers regularly for several other non-profits

  • Avid swimmer and hiker

Kellie (PK) Lennon

Program Manager, Cedars Fine Art Studios 

"You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give." - Khalil Gibran 
 

  • BA in Theater Arts from California State University, State Dominguez Hills 

  • Takes her work home with her, to a farm filled with rescue horses, dogs, goats, and a donkey. 

  • Active in multiple animal rescues, veterans services, and CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams).

Jeanne Lipson

Director of Development

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”  -- Dalai Lama

 

  • Joined Cedars in May, 2015 after a decade of community service.

  • Was Vice President at Charles Schwab & Co. with experience in marketing, project management, strategy and analysis.

  • BSBA in Economics from the University of North Dakota and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Susan Loesch

Marketing Manager

"To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, to draw closer, to find

each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life". -  James Thurber

  •  Midwest born, raised and schooled in SF Bay Area, designer of things, marketeer, communicator, professional photographer and presumptive author

  • Earlier career started in Silicon Valley, primarily in Telecommunications industry

  • Listen more. Talk Less. Count blessings and it really is all about love 

Kaeb Menker, MSHCA

Director for Residential Health & Wellness

“It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain in terms of wisdom and inner strength is often that of greatest difficulty.” ―Dalai Lama

  • Over 15 years of experience working with the underserved population, program administration, and system development.

  • Graduated from University of California, Berkeley in Microbial Biology and MS in Healthcare Administration from Cal State University, East Bay.

  • Born and raised in Ethiopia, loves the wilderness, cooking random and exciting foods, and spending fun times with his wife and kids. 

Katherine (KC) Newberry

Executive Project Manager

"Love. Love is all you need" - The Beatles
 

  • Over 15 years experience in Strategy & Analysis at Kaiser Permanente

  • MBA and MPH from UC Berkeley

  • Mother to eight year old daughter, Claire

John Pope

Facilities and Organizational Safety Manager

“Hope is a verb with sleeves rolled up” -- David Orr

 

  • Owner at John Pope Construction Inc.

  • Marin Council BSA – Vice President of Properties

  • Enjoys Mountaineering

Rodric (Rob) Robinson

Director of Residential Services

“Being of service to these incredible people for over twenty years has been such a remarkable blessing that I am reminded of each and every day.”

 

  • Previously Health Services Manager at The Cedars of Marin

  • Worked as day program instructor at ARC

  • Cedars Lifer/Deadpan Humorist/Father of three/Cycling Enthusiast/Lover of many music genres

Dorreen Roth

Human Resources Director

"Make good choices and return to home with honor.”

 

  • Certified Mediator, Fresno Superior Court

  • Special Olympics Northern California, Law Enforcement Torch Run Director and Volunteer Coach 

  • Producer and Co-Founder, Stages Program Inc., Health Educational Films

Lauren Sockler

Director of Cedars Textile Art Collaborative

“Coming to Cedars was like falling off a horse into a bed of four leaf clovers.” — Marie Tappendorf

 

  • Previously worked at UC Berkeley Extension Marketing Department

  • Taught High School English

  • BA in English from Rutgers University and Single Subject Teaching Credential from Dominican University of California

Michelle Williams

Gallery Manager, Artist Within

"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." -- Maya Angelou

 

  • Has been involved with helping people with special needs for over twenty years in both community and education settings.

  • Worked for Barnes and Noble where she planned several community events and ran a children's book club.

  • Enjoys quilting and reading in her spare time.

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Since 1919, Cedars has been inspiring individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to lead creative, productive, and joyous lives.

Cheryl White

Associate Executive Director

Tel: (415) 526-1352

email: cheryl@cedarslife.org

Jeanne Lipson

Director of Development

Tel: (415) 526-1354

email: jeanne@cedarslife.org

(415) 454-5310

info@cedarslife.org

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