Speaker Date Topic
Quinn Gardner, Emergency Mgr, San Rafael Apr 07, 2020 8:00 AM
City of San Rafael Disaster Response & Emergency Management
City of San Rafael Disaster Response & Emergency Management

Quinn Gardner is the Emergency Manager for San Rafael. She is a dedicated public servant, with over a decade of experience in disaster response and emergency management. She has designed and delivered multiple disaster-related classes focused on individual and community preparedness and volunteer coordination. Adding to an extensive list of completed courses, she recently graduated FEMA's four-week long National Emergency Management Advanced Academy (NEMAA). Prior to leading the Office of Emergency Services in San Rafael she worked for the UC Berkeley Office of Emergency Management, the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, and AmeriCorps St. Louis Emergency Response Team. She holds an MPA from the University of Missouri and a BA from Webster University.

Annika Osborn, Drive Clean Marin Apr 14, 2020 8:00 AM
Electric Vehicles: A Community Conversation on Climate Action

In Marin, driving is 40% of our carbon footprint. Join us for an engaging discussion about driving electric and learn how you can save time, money and the planet. Annika Osborn is focussed on climate mitigation. She works on the Drive Clean Bay Area Campaign for the organization, Cool the Earth, to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. She is also Volunteer Engagement Chair with Drawdown: Marin, a project of the County of Marin.

 

Peter Lee, Exec Dir; Stan Green, Board Member Apr 21, 2020 8:00 AM
Marin Villages

Marin Villages is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization empowering aolder adults to be active, connected ad independent in the place they call home.

TBA SG Apr 28, 2020 8:00 AM
Korean War
Andrew Raphael, former Executive Director, Konojel May 05, 2020 8:00 AM
Konojel, a US 501c3 & Registered Nonprofit in Guatemala Helping People Move Toward Self-sufficiency
Konojel, a US 501c3 & Registered Nonprofit in Guatemala Helping People Move Toward Self-sufficiency

Konojel (which means "all together" in the Mayan language Kaq'chikel) strives to create and support platforms through which underserved individuals and families can move themselves toward self-sufficiency. The speaker has led a team of mostly Mayan indigenous women as they developed programs that serve linch 5 days a week to 80 children and adults considered most at risk of malnutrition. Konojel has also established an after-school program for elementary school children and created a job-training program for single Moms. It has also opened a computer center with educational technology available to all students in the local village and started a restaurant staffed by local women with profits supporting these programs. 
 

 

TBA SG May 12, 2020 8:00 AM
Make a Splash

See https://pcmlearntoswim.org. Details to follow

Alison Hermance, Dir. of Communications, Wildcare May 19, 2020 8:00 AM
Wildcare, Advocating for Wildlife for a Sustainable World
Wildcare, Advocating for Wildlife for a Sustainable World

Allison Hernance has been at Wildcare for 17 years in various capacities. She has been Director of Communications for 8 years, handling all the PR and media for the organization. She also runs the website and produces the newsletter, but she says that one of the best parts of her job is doing research and presentations to groups of all sizes.
In a volunteer capacity, she is on the Squirrel Foster Care Team and is part of the raptor Reunite Team (Yes these are things at Wildcare :)). In her spare time she enjoys travel, bird watching and off-road motorcycling.
This presentation will be held onsite at Wildcare.

 

 

Candra Canning, Live Bright Now May 26, 2020 8:00 AM
TBA
TBD (KE) Jun 02, 2020
Chandra Alexandre, CEO, Community Action Marin Jul 07, 2020 8:00 AM
An Overview of the Many Programs of CAM, Marin's Largest Nonprofit
An Overview of the Many Programs of CAM, Marin's Largest Nonprofit

Chandra Alexandre, the CEO of Community Action Marin, has over 20 years of experience supporting organizations to social justice outcomes. Her work has helped strengthen regional affordable housing and early childhood education initiatives, expand education reform strategies nationally, and resource grassroots-led movement building for global women's rights. Chandra graduated from Columbia, has an MBA and holds both Ph.D. and D.Min degrees. She has taught fundraising and philanthropy at the University of San Francisco and is an official mentor for the United Nations Association of San Francisco.