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Board of Directors

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Back Row (L-R) Katie Beacock, Shelley Anderson, Jeffery DalPoggetto, Fern Orenstein, Erica Heath, & Connie Goldsmith

Front Row (L-R) Hon. William H. Stephens, Janice Barlow, James Patrick 

 

Zero Breast Cancer is proud to have a Board of Directors comprised of a diverse group of community leaders who share their unique experiences and backgrounds to help the organization achieve its mission.

Janice Barlow
Executive Director
Janice has been executive director of Zero Breast Cancer for over 10 years. Prior to becoming executive director she served on the Board of Directors. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of California in San Francisco, attended graduate school at the University of Washington, and is a pediatric nurse practitioner. She brings to the organization a combination of wide-ranging experience in community health care and extensive personal involvement in health advocacy, community activism, community-based research, and non-profit organizations.

Katie Beacock
President
Katie is a Marin County native who has owned a real estate office in Stinson Beach for over 30 years. She served as a docent at Audobon Canyon Ranch for 13 years and was on the Board of Directors for almost 10 years. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999 and is a 14 year survivor.

Erica Heath
Vice President
Erica is Director of Regulatory Affairs of Ethical and Independent Review Services, LLC., a Marin-based firm that provides ethical (IRB) review of medical, social, and educational research. She did her undergraduate work at San Jose State University and received her MBA from Golden Gate University. She has been a member of the board for over 10 years.

Fern Orenstein
Treasurer
Fern Orenstein, M.Ed. has worked as a public health specialist for over 28 years and has lived in Marin County since 1992. Currently, Fern is a Program Manager for the Avon Comprehensive Breast Health Program at San Francisco General Hospital. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996 and is a 17 year survivor. She remains professionally and personally committed to raising community awareness about the possible environmental links to breast cancer as well as the importance of the precautionary principle.

Honorable William H. Stephens
Secretary
Judge William H. Stephens (RET) Marin County Superior Court served as a member of the Marin County Judiciary for 20 years prior to his retirement in 1999. He has previously served as Vice President of the Executive Board of the California Judges Association , Chairman of the Marin County Human Rights Commission, President of the Marin County Legal Aid Society, and was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association, the Family Service Agency, and the Marin Justice Council. Judge Stephens was motivated to join Zero Breast Cancer's Board of Directors 10 years ago, after having lost his life partner to breast cancer.

Shelley Anderson
Shelley brings 25 years of experience in the financial services industry to the organization. She has extensive experience with small to medium sized business operations and financial management and currently works for a private investment firm in Mill Valley. Shelley is a strong supporter of research into the environmental causes of cancer, outreach programs, and survivor support programs.

Jeffery DalPoggetto
Jeffery is a Certified Travel Counselor and Accredited Space Agent with Andavo Travel in Larkspur, California. He has been in the travel industry for 36 years in various positions, including owning his own travel agency for 14 years. He attended the McLaren College of Business Administration at the University of San Francisco where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He also obtained his Certified Travel Counselor designation from the Institute of Certified Travel Agents now known as The Travel Institute. Jeffery was motivated to join Zero Breast Cancer's Board of Directors by the loss of his mother to breast cancer in 1984.

Connie Goldsmith
Connie has been a Marin County resident for over 30 years. She has served on the Board of Directors for Marin Horizon School and has worked with Marin Academy for almost 15 years. She brings her experience working with boards and the local community to Zero Breast Cancer's Board of Directors and hopes to give back to the local community through her work with Zero Breast Cancer. 

James Patrick
James is a Senior Vice President, Certified Portfolio Manager, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, and Senior Portfolio Manager with Merrill Lynch Private Client Group in Mill Valley, CA. He has been in the financial services industry for 28 years. James attended Queens College in New York City before transferring to San Francisco State University and completing his studies in business administration. He has extensive expertise in private wealth management consulting for executives and their families relating to liquidity, financial planning, asset management, diversification strategies, and transition management.