The 2020-21 Executive Committee
Richard E. Goldman, Board Chair
Education: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Profession: Co-Founder and Executive Vice-President, Men’s Wearhouse 1973-2002 (retired in 2002). Managing Partner, HatchToday Author, Luck by Design, Certain Success in an Uncertain World (Morgan-James, 2009) Executive Producer, Riding My Way Back (Documentary short film, 2014)
Interests/Activities: I enjoy spending time with my family—wife, kids, and grand kids, and I also enjoy reading and mentoring new business ventures. Read Full Bio.
Sr. M. Gervaise Valpey, O.P.
Board Members Emeriti:
Carol Franc Buck '54
Mark W. Cleary
Irwin Diamond †
Janet Pasha †
Genelle Dollarhide Relfe '49
Pablo Bizjack, Vice Chair
Education: Bachelor or Arts: Political Science, Boston College
Occupation: Director, BNY Mellon
Interests/Activities: time with family, traveling, hiking, coaching youth sports (soccer and baseball), developing my golf game.
Liz Revenko '87, CFP®, CIMA®, CPCC, ACC, MA, MBA, Treasurer
Education: B.A. Biology, Economics minor, Wellesley College; M.B.A., San Diego State University; M.A. Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara; Certificate in Financial Planning, University of California, Berkeley; Certified Life Coach, Coaches Training Institute.
Profession: Senior Financial Planner, Private Ocean; Mystery writer
Interests/Activities: Hiking, reading, cooking, cheating on the family dog with neighborhood cats, spending time with family, ongoing learning
Mary Buie, Secretary
Education: University of Virginia
Profession: Former Teacher: special education and elementary education
Interests/Activities: Duke Parents Committee, Women’s Board of the California Pacific Medical Foundation, Branson Parents’ Association, San Domenico PSA
Sister Carla Kovack, O.P., Mission Holding, Ex Officio
Education: BA, History, Dominican University of CA; Masters in Spirituality, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
Profession: Has been an educator spanning elementary through college teaching and administration. Currently, she serves as the Prioress General of the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael.
Interests/Activities: Committed to earth kinship, enjoys gardening and walking our sacred paths. Advocate for those on the margins, especially the homeless. Serves on the Board of Homeward Bound of Marin.
Education: B.A. in English with a minor in French; Master's in Comparative Literature; Master's in the Teaching and Administration of English as a Second Language, Doctorate in Educational Leadership.
Profession: Melinda Bihn is Head of School at French American International School and International High School. She has worked in both international schools in Europe and independent schools in the United States, and speaks French and German. Melinda has served on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Independent Schools and was a 2019 Fellow at the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership of Teachers College, Columbia University.
Interests/Activities: Melinda and her husband, Bill Wallace, are the proud parents of Sam and Rebecca (International High School 2017).
Sr. Cyndie Cammack, O.P.
Education: BS in Nursing-Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA; MS in Nursing-Dominican University, San Rafael, CA
Profession: Clinical Informatics Education Specialist, Hospice By the Bay, Larkspur CA; Dominican Sister of San Rafael
Interests: ongoing learning, making a difference in the lives of others, family, community and friends. Photography, art, music, reading, game playing and nature especially sky and ocean.
Heidi Hickingbotham Cary '61
Education: Dominican High School of San Rafael - Class of 1961; John F Kennedy University - Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies 1987; Master of Arts 1989 in Clinical Psychology; California School of Professional Psychology, PhD in Clinical Psychology 2000.
Profession: President of the Diana Dollar Knowles Foundation; retired MFC therapist 2012
Interests and Activities: Marin CAMFT Disaster Response Team - Mental Health since 1993; San Francisco Opera Adler Program; San Francisco Ballet for school aged children. I enjoy walking, travel, photography, spending time with my 8 grandchildren and writing memoirs for my family.
Christopher S. Lane
Education: Bachelors of Arts in Economics, Colgate University; Masters of Business Administration, Kellogg School of Management – Northwestern University
Profession: Partner, William Blair & Company, L.L.C.
Interests/Activities: Trail running, skiing, cooking, travel, and time with family
Sr. Judy Lu McDonnell, O.P.
Education: St. Mary’s High School, Stockton; Bachelor of Arts, Dominican College, San Rafael; Master of Science Teaching, University of the South, Sewanee, TN; Master of Arts in Culture and Creation Spirituality, Holy Names University, Oakland; Board of Immigration Appeals Accredited Immigration Representative
Profession: Co-Promoter of Justice, Peace and Care of Creation for Dominican Sisters of San Rafael and Mission San Jose
Interests/Activities: Advocating for social justice, physical fitness, hiking and car camping
Emager Pearce '89
Education: San Domenico High School; Stanford University
Profession: Senior Management for Bayer Healthcare Quality Assurance
Interests/Activities: Family, Cooking and Catering, Traveling, Reading, Community Service, and Church Functions
Carol Prince ‘63
Education: Dominican Upper School, San Rafael; B.S. Political Science and Teaching Credential, UC Berkeley
Professions: teacher, San Francisco Unified School District; Deputy Director and Strategic Planner, California Academy of Sciences; Deputy Director and Director of Government Relations, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.
Interests/Activities: Bothin Foundation Trustee; travel; creative writing; reading; gardening
Education: BA, Finance, University of Southern California; MBA, Anderson Graduate School of Management - UCLA
Profession: Founder and Managing Partner, Steelhead Advisors - M&A advisory
Interests/Activities: Family travel, dog time, golf, tennis, skiing, hiking, fishing and researching just about anything
Annie Endozo Roth ‘98
Education: B.A. in Physics, UC Berkeley
Profession: Wealth Planning and Investments (working with Baker Street Advisors LLC, a multi-family office in San Francisco)
Interests/Activities: Backpacking and hiking; Cello; Entrepreneur – Co-Founder of Mesa Beach, Inc., an early stage technology start up; Financial Literacy & Education for Women – Project Worth; American Heart Association – Young Professionals Board Founding Member; San Domenico Investment Committee Member
Christopher A. Skelton
Education: BA History & Japanese from Duke University; JD McGeorge School of Law
Profession: Land Use and Real Estate Attorney
Interest/Activities: Coaching youth sports, skiing, biking, board games, and family adventures
Amy Skewes-Cox '71
Education: B.S. in Conservation of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley; Masters in Landscape Architecture/Environmental Planning UC Berkeley
Profession: Environmental Planner (working with the California Environmental Quality Act in evaluating new developments)
Interests/Activities: Hiking in the Sierra; Gardening; Member of San Anselmo Open Space Committee; Fiber arts and Painting; Efforts on World Peace and Assistance to Victims of War
Education: M.S. in Naval Engineering, Polytechnic University Madrid, Spain
Profession: Founder and CEO of DeNexus Inc.
Interests/Activities: Family lover, Skiing, Sailing, Mountain biking. Outdoors in general
Education: BA Colby College, MA Monterey Institute of International Studies, MBA UC Davis.
Profession: Managing Partner, Idleyld Properties, LLC; Board Member Rock Resources; Former Founder and Portfolio Manager, North River Emerging Equities Fund, LP.
Interests: Fly fishing, trail running with my dogs, traveling with my family.
Education: The Immaculata Academy, Miami Florida; University of Florida—B.S. Nursing; University of California-San Francisco—M.S. Nursing
Profession: RN-Nurse Practitioner, Retired
Activities/interests: Family House Board of Directors; Regional Advisory Council Georgetown University; Marin Charitable; Marin Garden Club; Church of St. Raphael-Parish Leadership, Campaign for St. Raphael’s, Nazareth House Auxiliary; hiking, knitting, gardening and grandchildren