Speaker Date Topic
Diana Lopez, HICAP Program Counselor and Educator Oct 22, 2019 8:00 AM
Navigating Medicare

Diana works for HICAP, California's Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, and as a Patient Navigator with a specialty in Integrative Health. Diana supports clients with information and resources for basic needs and helps them navigate complex medical systems. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in India Studies from Sonoma State University where the program included studying Hindi and Sanskrit and writing in Devanagari. This eventually led her to become the director of Linguistic and Cultural Services Department at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Francisco, CA.


By attending this presentation, participants will: 

 • Learn where to go and what resources are available if encountering challenges with Medicare

• Gain a working knowledge of changes to Medicare that may affect coverage 

• Learn about the most prevalent Medicare fraud schemes 

• Understand the roles of HICAP volunteers and the training required for becoming a counselor

Quinn Gardner, Emergency Mgr, San Rafael Oct 29, 2019 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 4 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 BA from Webster University.

TBA SG (Amigo) Nov 05, 2019 8:00 AM
Dana Vangorder, Exec. Director, the Spahr Center Nov 12, 2019 8:00 AM
Serving the LGBTQ and HIV Community

The Spahr Center is Marin's only non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to serving LGBTQ youth and seniors, as well as people living with and affected by HIV. Dana's career has included work as an advocate for appropriate government funding and policy to end the HIV and hepatitis C epidemics, as a legislative aide to local elected officials, and as a political campaign manager. He is also the founder of the San Francisco LGBT Community Center. Dana will talk about issues important to the LGBTQ & HIV communities, and the programs offered by the Spahr Center.

Canal Area Tour/Visit Nov 19, 2019 8:00 AM
Details to follow
Celeste Mergens - Days for Girls International Nov 21, 2019 12:00 PM
Women & Girls Health

This is a noon lunch meeting jointly with the Rotary Club of Mission San Rafael, at San Rafael Joe's Restaurant.





Food bank at Canal Alliance Nov 26, 2019 7:00 AM
Crystal Chissell, Project Drawdown Dec 03, 2019 8:00 AM
Project Drawdown identifies, reviews, and analyzes the most viable solutions to climate change
Project Drawdown identifies, reviews, and analyzes the most viable solutions to climate change

Crystal Chissell is an operations and governance specialist, working to champion diverse and collaborative leadership for a regenerative and beautiful future on Earth. As Vice President of Operations & Engagement at Project Drawdown, Crystal draws on her deep experience and interdisciplinary background in local and state government, law, business and social equity to nourish a culture of excellence at Project Drawdown and to facilitate partnerships that move the world toward climate solutions. She also speaks publicly about Project Drawdown and serves as an expert resource for news media, interest groups and advocacy organizations.

Prior to Project Drawdown, Crystal was a practicing attorney, advising the City of Baltimore and the Maryland Environmental Service. She also served as Mayor of the Town of Highland Beach, Maryland. Crystal holds a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, an M.S. in Environmental Science from Johns Hopkins University, an M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco, and a B.A. in Journalism from Howard University.




Susan Shloss Dec 10, 2019 8:00 AM
Financial Discussion Evening Harbor Rotary Holiday party
Rotary event TBA Dec 17, 2019 8:00 AM
Mr. Nan Su, Director of PR, The Epoch Times Jan 07, 2020 8:00 AM
Wisdom and Humanity from Ancient Chinese Culture

Nan Su has been serving as news commentator for SOH International Chinese Radio Network and NTD International TV Network since 2003. He is one of the coordinators of the Human Rights Torch Relay in 2008, which stopped at more than 140 cities around the world.                                                                                The ethical values and principles derived from Chinese culture helped create 5000 years of splendor in Chinese history. With the current state of the world, understanding the true China has never been more important. The presentation reveals the ancient philosophies deeply rooted in the Chinese culture since its very beginning, and explains how traditional Chinese culture was built based upon these philosophies.  




Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery Jan 14, 2020 8:00 AM
PDI Surgery Center TBA Jan 21, 2020 8:00 AM
Maika Llorens Gulat, Executive Director Jan 28, 2020 8:00 AM
Slide Ranch: Connecting Children to Nature

In addition to being Slide Ranch ED, Maika is a Trustee and Vice President for the School Board of the San Rafael Board of Education and co-founder and current Board Member of SchoolsRule. See many more positions and accomplishments at https:linkedin.com/in/maikallorensgulati/. 



Phillip Snell Feb 04, 2020 8:00 AM