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, 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.
Vice President, 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.
Treasurer, 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.
Secretary, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.