Board

Lydia Cameron, Sausalito, (MARINSPACE Board since 1995, past Board Chair):  Community leader, President of Sunny Hills Services in San Anselmo. Board member of Marin General Hospital Foundation, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Sonoma, and Board of Overseers at the UCSF School of Nursing. Formerly served on boards of the United Way of the Bay Area, Travelers Aid International, and the Child Welfare League of America. A founding member of the board of Shelter, Inc., the lead homeless agency in Contra Costa County.

Cheryl Cinelli, Kentfield, (MARINSPACE board since 2011), is Senior Vice President/Senior Commercial Loan Officer at Bank of Marin supporting Marin, Napa and San Francisco, with over 25 years experience in the banking industry.  She is a member and past membership chair of The Financial Women’s Association.  Cheryl’s community volunteer activities include The Winged-O Foundation, Huckleberry House, Kentfield Schools Foundation and the golf committee of Sunny Hills Services.  She is a member of the St. Francis Yacht Club and the Meadow Club.

Maureen Hochler, Corte Madera (MARINSPACE board since 2004) is a mediator, facilitator and trainer with Alliance for Resolution and has mediated over 200 cases focusing on human resources issues such as employee and management grievances, sexual harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination. She is a recognized expert in the area of employee – management relations and provides consultative services through her firm Hochler Associates. Ms. Hochler serves on many Mediation Panels including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), University of California, San Francisco Problem Resolution Panel, United States Postal Service, California State Court of Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court Mediation Panel. She has served as chairman of the Board for Bread and Roses, as co-president of the Northern California Association for Conflict Resolution (formerly SPIDR), and as a board member for Northern California ACR.

Debbie Levy, Larkspur, (MARINSPACE board since 2009, Board Chair), was for 18 years the President and CEO of Lifehouse, an organization serving the needs of developmentally disabled adults. She is currently consulting with a variety of nonprofits on leadership transition issues and strategic development projects. She also serves as the Board of Directors chair for The Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership of Marin.

Joe Meylan, Corte Madera, (2013): Owner, Meylan Construction. Active in American Society of Professional Estimators, currently a CPE; has taught courses at Sonoma State, and currently leads seminars and presentations on estimating. Previously on the Board of Lifehouse, Marin Housing for the Handicapped, and Marin Services for Women.  Joe currently serves now on the Marin County Parks & Open Space Measure A Oversight Commission, and is an ambassador for One Tam.

Suzie Pollak, San Rafael, (1990-2009, 2016), has than 30 years of experience ranging from Executive Director to Founding Board Member, and Officer for more than a dozen nonprofits in Marin County.  Suzie was the Executive Director of both the Marin Council of Agencies and the Volunteer Center of Marin, which merged to become what is currently known as the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership. She developed the Nonprofit Resource Center and led the Marin Council of Agencies during litigation over the Buck Trust and the subsequent formation of the Marin Community Foundation. Suzie is currently Vice Chair of the Marin County Cultural Services Commission, serves on the Board of Sunny Hills Children’s Services, was a founding Board member and Vice President of Marin Villages, currently serving on its Advisory Council.

Mark Rice, San Rafael, (2015): Attorney at McNeil, Silveira, Rice and Wiley. A life-long Marin resident in practice as a business attorney in San Rafael, Mark has been active as legal counsel or Board member for nonprofits in his 29 years as a legal professional.

Keene Simonds, Napa, (2017):  municipal planning executive; LAFCO Executive Officer, Marin County Local Agency Formation Commission.  Keene has worked on regulatory municipal planning, public works, finance and governance issues in the North Bay since 2002.  His adaptive and inclusive leadership has earned him a reputation for assisting communities to find effective solutions that are responsive to local needs and preferences.  Keene is a member of the American Planning Association and the Marin County Planning Directors Group.

Roger Smith, San Rafael, (2016):  a commercial real estate professional for more than 33 years, Roger’s career experience includes sales, leasing, development, redevelopment, ownership, and management of a full range of commercial properties.  A third-generation Marinite, Roger also has a long history of contributing his planning skills to various civic organizations, most recently the Citizens Advisory Committee on Economic Development and Affordable Housing.

Karen Stern, San Rafael, (2015):  Marketing Communications professional; Communications Manager, Waste Management of Northern California/Nevada.  Designed marketing campaigns and brand awareness for Waste Management of Alameda County, Lennar Corporation’s Hunters Point Shipyard Redevelopment, REI and Kodak Digital/Wolf Camera.  Produced annual fund raiser for the Marin Symphony.  Was founder, President and Director of Ross Valley Lacrosse Club and Ross School Foundation Auction Chair.

Jennifer Tyrell-Smith, CPA, Petaluma, (MARINSPACE board since 2012, Board Treasurer), is currently practicing as a Certified Public Accountant at Wilson Markle Stuckey Hardesty & Bott, LLP in Larkspur.  She has over ten years of experience in the accounting industry.  She holds degrees in both Botany and Accounting.  Jennifer is originally from Colorado, but has been a Bay Area resident since 1989.  She is an active member in the Petaluma Sunrise Rotary Club and previously served on the board of the AIDS Housing Alliance in San Francisco.