Phyllis Rosenfield, M.A., Executive Director/President
Rosenfield is a founder and Executive Director/President of Listening for a Change. She has a background in education, social science and fine arts, and has a masters in Equity & Social Justice. She was the photographer and co-creator for “The Sonoma County Survivor Project”, and has served on numerous boards and commissions, including Chair of the Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights and President of the Sonoma County League of Women Voters.
Evan Johnson, Film Editor
Evan Johnson has been hired to work with the students to edit the video-recorded interviews. He has previously worked with the Community Media Center as a Media Production Specialist, where he trained video producers from the public and worked on documentary, studio, live, and creative television and video productions.
Gwynn Dandridge-Perry, New Media
Gwynn began as a volunteer helping Listening for a Change improve the website. Now, she’s here part-time upgrading the website and offering techinical support. A 2000 University of California, Berkeley graduate in Sociology, she has a strong background in non-profit work. Gwynn was previously an Associate Producer of New Media with KCET public television in Southern California.
For 42 years Noel Adams was an academic counselor/educator on college campuses. A recent retiree from Santa Rosa Junior College he has long been active in his Healdsburg community. Noel is a former member of the Healdsburg School Board Member; President of the Healdsburg Educational Foundation; Commander of the Healdsburg American Legion; and member of the Healdsburg Elementary School Site Council.
Commissioner Louise Bayles-Fightmaster
Superior Court Commissioner Louise Bayles-Fightmaster was appointed to the Sonoma County bench in 2004 and is assigned to the Family Law Division. She has been a member of several statewide task forces that addressed the rights of Family Law litigants and access to justice issues. Additionally, she has been active in statewide education and development of self-help services for self-represented litigants. For fifteen years she practiced Family Law and Estate Planning and Probate. She then served as the Family Law Facilitator for the Sonoma County Superior Court for seven years.
Pamela Lind Devlin
Pamela Lind Devlin is a retired educator, who worked for over three decades for the Santa Rosa City Schools District. In addition to being a middle and high school teacher of English and Film Study, she also was the founding principal of Maria Carrillo High School and the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Grades 7-12. She has volunteered in the community with myriad boards and organizations, such as Sonoma State University President’s Advisory Council, Tomorrow’s Leaders Today and Schools Plus as well as both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Her avocational interests Include cooking, reading, traveling, viewing movies and attending lectures. She enjoys spending time with her husband Joe, her dog Lola and her extended family, especially her grandchildren.
Naomi Metz is the owner and principal attorney of the Law Office of Naomi E. Metz, a boutique firm providing a full range of estate planning, trust administration, probate, and beneficiary representation services, with a special focus on the unique and still often complex needs of the LGBT community. Naomi regularly provides educational seminars for other professionals and the LGBT community on estate planning, tax, and property issues for LGBT families, as well as issues of “cultural competency” for professionals working with LGBT clients. Naomi is on the Board of Directors of the National LGBTQ Task Force Foundation, and is a member of the Steering Committee for the Sonoma County LGBTQI Giving Circle. She co-founded and facilitates a study group for attorneys and tax professionals that examines the complex interaction between California and federal tax and property laws, is a member of the Redwood Empire Estate Planning Council and the Sonoma County Bar Association, and is an adjunct professor at Empire College of Law.
As a native of Queens, Shanay received her education through the New York City public school system. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a law degree from local schools in upstate New York. Shanay’s legal experience includes working as: an Assistant District Attorney for Bronx County, a Staff Attorney for a non-profit organization serving individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and an Associate Counsel for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Shanay recently relocated to Sonoma County and after passing the California Bar Examination, she currently works as a legal consultant. Shanay enjoys spending time with her family, getting to know her new community, serving as an AVID tutor for the Lawrence Cook Middle School, and teaching a fitness class at the Body Déjà Vu Fitness Studio.