President, Gail Dolton, is a Northern California native and has been a resident of Mill Valley since 1994, where she currently lives with her husband, Doug, and their children. She is a corporate attorney with more than 25 years of experience, and currently serves as General Counsel and Managing Director of BondDesk Group, a leading financial technology company. Gail received her bachelor’s degree from U.C. Davis and her law degree from U.C. Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law, where she has served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Gail has served on the Angel Island Conservancy Board since August 2006. Beginning with annual summer camping trips as a child, Gail has been enjoying the natural world her whole life and, these days, loves spending weekends enjoying the outdoors (especially Angel Island!) with her family.
Vice-President, Skip Spaulding, is a partner in the San Francisco law firm of Farella Braun + Martel. He specializes in a variety of environmental compliance and litigation matters, including those involving water, wetlands, species, parks and other natural resource areas. He was formerly a managing attorney and vice president of the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund (now Earthjustice) and has served on the boards of directors of several non-profit organizations. In 2002, Skip received the Wiley W. Manuel Award for pro bono service for affordable housing litigation in the North Bay. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and his law degree from Georgetown University. Skip lives with his wife and three daughters in San Anselmo and is an avid runner, hiker and softball coach.
Treasurer, Michael Josselyn, is an environmental consultant who specializes in wetland restoration and management. He was a Professor of Biology at San Francisco State University for 20 years and is currently a Professor Emeritus. For nine of those years, he was the director of the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, a research facility that focused on the ecology of San Francisco Bay. He was trained as an aquanaut, undertaking research missions in underwater habitats. Based on his research, he is an elected Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences. His consulting firm, WRA, is a 50 person firm that has completed over 2000 projects in environmental evaluation and habitat restoration since 1982. Michael is a resident of San Anselmo, he is married, and has two grown children.
Secretary, Linda Moore, is a native Californian who has lived in the Bay Area for 15 years. Her interest and knowledge of the island is extensive, as she has volunteered as an Angel Island Docent for more than 10 years. Linda earned her Bachelor’s degree from UCLA in History, and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from San Diego State University. Professionally she began her career as a clinical health educator working for FHP Health Care (later PacifiCare). Wanting to expand her knowledge and experiences, Linda moved into health publishing at StayWell Krames and eventually into the online consumer health space serving as Director of eBusiness, Health Resources for CVS Caremark. Currently she is the Director of eSolutions National Sales Operations for Kaiser Permanente. While this is the first time she has served on a board, she has been active in fundraising for Lamb’s Players Theater, a non-profit company in San Diego and periodic volunteering for The Friends of Sausal Creek as well as producing a number of quilted and sewn items for various charities. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading, quilting and wine tasting, not necessarily in that order. Linda lives in Oakland with her husband Mark.
Board of Directors
Aimee Brown currently serves on and advises corporate, civic and non-profit boards. During her 25-year career in public finance, she worked on financing public-private partnerships similar to the relationship between AIC and Angel Island State Park. Aimee started her career at Goldman Sachs and after 15 years left to become a founding principal at Artemis Capital Group, Inc., a national, women-owned investment banking firm. During this time, she served on the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, the regulatory body that has authority over municipal securities activities for banks and securities firms. She also served on the National Association of Securities Dealers Fixed Income Committee, including one year as Chair and the Board of Directors for the California Public Securities Association. For the State of California, Aimee was appointed to serve as a Commissioner of the California Intercity High Speed Rail Transportation Commission. In addition to AIC, Aimee currently serves as Chair of the Revenue Bond Oversight Committee for the Public Utilities Commission of San Francisco and the Board of Fellows for Trinity College in Hartford, CT, her alma mater. Aimee is a national and San Francisco chapter member of the Women’s President Organization, a national member of Women Impacting Public Policy and Women’s Forum West. Aimee holds a Master of Management in Public Management and Business from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Aimee has lived in San Francisco for almost 30 years.
Jon d’Alessio, before retiring in 2008, served as CFO of Fred Finch Youth Agency, a Bay Area agency serving children with emotional and mental problems, since June 2002. Prior to that he spent 24 years with McKesson Corporation, a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical distributor, as a financial executive where his positions included Corporate Treasurer and Drug Group CFO. He has a MBA and JD from Stanford University and a BS from UC Berkeley. Jon is a sailor, skier and photographer who lives in Ross. He is also past-president and a current board member of Slide Ranch, an agricultural and environmental teaching ranch in Marin County.
Rosemary Galloway is a CFP© with a Platinum Financial Services® practice at Ameriprise in Walnut Creek. She has been a financial planner since 2002. Her previous experience includes more than ten years as a Vice President and institutional corporate bond salesperson at Goldman Sachs. Rosemary received a BA degree in journalism from Marshall University, and earned an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business in New York. She has worked on non-profit boards and was on the alumni board of Columbia Business School. She is a member of the Mayflower Society, and has served on parents’ committees at Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, MA, and St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH. A resident of Orinda for more than 30 years, Rosemary has hiked extensively throughout the Bay Area with the Orinda Hiking Club. She is married, and has a grown son and two grandchildren.
Greg Johnson has been a resident of Marin County since moving to California in 1980. He studied architecture at the University of California Berkeley and he currently serves as the Project Director for design + planning services for a number of cultural and corporate clients throughout the Bay Area. Greg is recognized for his skills as a project leader and for developing strategies that enhance the design of the physical environment and creating long term, sustainable venues. Over the past 20-years, Greg has worked with such prestigious clients as SFMOMA, The Oakland Museum of California, The Bay Area Discovery Museum, The Walt Disney Family Museum and a host of corporate, mission driven clients. Greg and his family reside in Tiburon where they are active members of the local community. Greg is an avid cyclist and pursuer of all outdoor activities.
Lisa Klairmont has over 30 years experience in urban planning and water transportation. Currently she is a water transportation consultant, working with San Francisco Bay Area ferry operators. Prior to this she was the Executive Manager and Board Secretary to the Water Transit Authority (WTA) now known at WETA. Under the CEO, she was responsible for overall day-to-day planning and operations of the Authority. Before WETA, Lisa was the Assistant to the Chair and Management Team of the Blue Ribbon Task Force and was involved in practically all facets of a two year study that resulted in the formation of WTA (later WETA). Lisa also worked as a Consultant to the GGNRA, planning a water shuttle system to link all of the key parklands and the waterfront (the “Island Hop”). Lisa also has been active in SPUR, serving on the Advisory Board and earlier as their Assistant Director. In addition she has served on many of the boards and commissions in Tiburon and Marin County, including the Tiburon Parks and Open Space Commission and the Tiburon Planning Commission. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and a Masters in Public Policy and Non Profit Management from Brandeis University. Lisa and her husband, Harold Kleiderman, are active boaters, and enjoy frequent visits to Angel Island.
Emil Peinert is an avid sailor and was introduced to Angel Island by camping for long weekends. He is certified financial planner and runs a financial planning practice at Ameriprise in Walnut Creek. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Williams College in Williamstown, MA, he moved to the Bay Area so that his wife could attend graduate school at Cal. He enjoys cruising the bay on his Cal 34, hiking and camping, and having a beer at his bar, the Kingfish. Emil lives in Oakland with his wife Sara and dog Baylor. Go Bears!
Sudha Pennathur is President and CEO of House of Pennathur, a design and manufacturing company of jewelry and textiles for high end specialty stores and museums. She has employed over 2,000 artisans over a course of 24 years to produce her unique collections for prestigious stores, such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, among others, and for catalogs and museums such as The National Geographic, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian. Prior to starting her company she was a G.M.M. at Levi Strauss & Co., Strategic Planning Director at Carter Hawley Hale stores and IT Manager at Broadway, Carson’s and the Bon Marche. Education: MBA in Marketing and Computers from the University of Washington, Seattle; BBA in Marketing, Pace College, Columbia Univ. NY; Bachelor of Commerce,(Business Management), Bombay University, India. Board/Organization affiliations: Board of Directors at The Redwoods, Mill Valley; Past co-chair and current on the Board of Advisors for Bread & Roses; Museum store Association (current) P.S. High School in Chennai, Advisory Board member (current); Artisans Council of India – for the perpetuation of the Arts and Crafts (current); Member of Levi Strauss Foundation Advisory Committee (1982 – 1983); Board Member of the Faculty Advisory Committee, Golden Gate University, San Francisco (1982 – 1983); Board of Directors, Vice Chairperson – Association of Retail Management Information Systems (ARMIS) 1972- 1976; Chairperson, Retail Systems Task Force, Systems Specifications Sub-committee – National Retail Merchants Association (NRMA); Consultant, Small Business Administration and Small Tribes Organization of Western Washington; Professor of Marketing at Cal state LA, De Paul University, Golden Gate University and Guest lecturer at Wharton.
Grace Salk is a resident of Marin County since moving to California in 1998. She holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She worked as a marketing director for non-profits and currently she is the business administrator of Northern California Foot and Ankle Center in San Francisco. While this is the first time serving on the board, she has been active raising awareness and funds with other national and local foundations. Grace and her husband, Bob, have been actively involved in raising funds for several non-profits in the San Francisco Bay area with a focus on education and health. For the last 13 years she has volunteered in different capacities with her children’s school district. Her passions are raising her two beautiful children and is an avid foodie, loves to hike and travel.
Aliyya Shelley Mattos is the Executive Director of the Paperseed Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening educational opportunities for children and young people in underserved, resource-lacking communities around the world. She specializes in public-private partnerships to increase educational achievement, and is adamant that every child deserves a quality education regardless of race, creed nationality, gender or socio-economic status. Aliyya has more than ten years experience in the fields of education, international development and gender-based violence prevention. She served with the US Peace Corps in Guatemala for three years and is currently the Vice President of the Northern California Peace Corps Association Board of Directors. She is an avid enthusiast for all things outdoors and holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.