Angel Island Conservancy has an active and qualified Board of Directors with diverse experience in law, financial services, nonprofit administration, and project management. All share an appreciation for Angel Island and a commitment to its preservation.
Board members are recruited on an ongoing basis for their expertise in pre-determined areas to provide for the strategic planning goals of the Conservancy. Board members volunteer their time for different reasons, sometimes altruism, sometimes personal, but always for a purpose…
President, Aliyya Shelley Mattos is Executive Director of the Paperseed Foundation, a nonprofit organization underwritten by CellMark to strengthen educational opportunities for children and young people in underserved, resource-lacking communities around the world. She specializes in multi-sector collaboration to increase educational achievement, break down gender barriers and to harness existing business relationships of CellMark to support sustainable grassroots development work and create a culture of philanthropy in business. Aliyya has fifteen years experience in the fields of education, international development, girls’ empowerment and gender-based violence prevention. Her experience includes working to mitigate sexual harassment and violence on the University of California, Berkeley campus, leveling the playing field for low-income students with Aspire Public Schools, empowering and educating indigenous girls with the Population Council and serving as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala for three years. She is adamant that every child deserves a quality education regardless of race, creed nationality, gender or socio-economic status and is an avid enthusiast for all things outdoors. Aliyya holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and an Executive Certificate in Social Enterprise from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Vice President, Linda Moore is a native Californian who has lived in the Bay Area for 20 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.
Secretary, Kate Harper is an environmental leader who specializes in bringing organizations beyond compliance to maximize environmental benefits. After over a decade with the Environmental Protection Agency in San Francisco, Kate joined the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer and was posted in Brazil. She received her bachelor’s degree from Hamline University and her law degree from Golden Gate University. She returned to the Bay area to continue her environmental work and raise her son Zachary with her husband Greg. Kate enjoys outdoor activities, especially hiking, biking, and swimming. In addition to serving on the Angel Island Conservancy Board, Kate is also on the board at China Camp State Park – Friends of China Camp, and a volunteer at ExtraFood.org, a rescue service helping to end hunger and reduce food waste in Marin..
Treasurer, Germaine Chee is the Head of Strategic Planning in Wells Fargo Customer Connection (WFCC). Her team manages Strategic Planning & Analysis, Program & Project Implementation and Management Office, Banker Desktop and Customer Experience for the group. This contact center channel is one of Wells Fargo’s largest banking channel alternatives for customers, includes the oversight of 23 sites comprised of more than 10,000 team members, and supports multiple lines of business including deposits, small business, online, credit card, and home equity. She has over 25 years’ experience in financial services and have been with Wells Fargo for 15 years. She is currently serving as the executive co-chair for the Bay Area Chapter of Asian Connection Team Member Network and is the executive sponsor of the WFCC Diversity Council. She lives in Mill Valley with her husband and 3 wonderful children.
Board of Directors
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.
Nina Mayerhofer is passionate about making our natural resources available and accessible to the whole Bay Area community. As an educator, she views Angel Island as an ideal classroom. She moved to Marin County from Madrid in 1999. Born and raised in Europe, Nina studied at the University of Education of Heidelberg and at the Ecole D’Architecture in Geneva, and has taught in Heidelberg, Paris, Munich, and San Francisco. Nina brings a Design Thinking mindset to curriculum planning, and designing mutually beneficial partnerships between organizations and their communities. She is an active volunteer in her local community (e.g. PTA, SPARK, Odyssey of the Mind, St. Patrick’s Church, Dedication to Special Education). Nina, her husband John, and their three sons regularly enjoy an active outdoor life exploring the wonders of Marin County and beyond.
Teresa Ou is the Head of Business Operations for a healthcare IT start-up based in Burlingame. Prior to answering the siren’s call that is the start-up world in the Bay Area, she spent 8 years as a business management consultant at McKinsey & Co and 2 years as an independent consultant, focusing in the areas of healthcare and financial services. Prior to her business career, Teresa practiced for 5 years as an attorney, working primarily with start-up companies and venture capital. While this is the first time serving on a board, she has been active in fundraising, volunteering and supporting various non-profits. She holds a law degree from Harvard Law School, and an undergraduate degree in psychology and Women’s Studies from Harvard College. As a resident of Tiburon since 2009, Teresa, her husband, Ulrik, and their three sons have much enjoyed the active outdoor life possible in Marin County, and especially the local treasure that is Angel Island.
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.
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.
Jeanine Tede has lived in Larkspur since 2002. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California and law degree from Tulane University. She began her maritime and transportation law practice in London, and has been with Flynn, Delich & Wise LLP since 1996. Her clients include commercial ship owners and operators, marine terminal operators and maritime insurers. Jeanine has served on the Larkspur-Corte Madera Schools Foundation Board (now SPARK), and spent many hours volunteering in her sons’ classrooms, the school library, her younger son’s Boy Scout troop and both sons’ sports teams. Jeanine and her husband Karl can frequently be found cycling and hiking in Marin and in Yountville where the Tede family winery, Hopper Creek Vineyards, is located.