Our People

Cedars leadership team, along with a wide range of professional staff and volunteers, are dedicated to strengthening and furthering our mission.

Chuck Greene

Executive Director

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -Ghandi


Natasha Annenkova

Program Manager, Community Connections

"Per aspera ad astra"


Jeanne Lipson

Director of Development

"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."

-Dalai Lama


John Pope

Facilities and Organizational Safety Manager

"Hope is a verb with sleeves rolled up." -David Orr

Dorreen Roth

Human Resources Director

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


Cheryl White

Associate Executive Director

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


Stacy Anderson

Associate Director of Residential Services

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

Kaeb Menker, MSHCA

Director for Residential Health & Wellness

"It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain of wisdom and inner strength is often that of greatest difficulty."

Yasmin Boroumand

Program Manager,  Fine Art Studios

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

Maya Angelou


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


Sue Sherer

Chief Financial Officer

"The problem we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them" - A. Einstein

Denise Colwell

Asst. Program Director, Cedars Textile Arts Collaborative

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

Katherine (KC) Newberry

Executive Project Manager

"Love. Love is all you need." 

-The Beatles

Rodric (Rob) Robinson

Director of Residential Services

"Being of service to these incredible people has been a remarkable blessing that I am reminded of every day."

Michelle Williams

Gallery Manager, Artist Within

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

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

Cheryl White

Associate Executive Director

Tel: (415) 526-1352

email: cheryl@cedarslife.org

(415) 454-5310



PO Box 947

Ross, CA  94957

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Jeanne Lipson

Director of Development

Tel: (415) 526-1354

email: jeanne@cedarslife.org

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