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.
Carla Hernandez Castillo, Chair
Carla Hernandez Castillo is a family law attorney in Sonoma County. She has been working in the legal field since 2010, and was licensed as an attorney in 2013. She is a Board Member of the Sonoma County Bar Association and Sonoma County Women in Law. While in law school she interned at the Alameda County Family Law Facilitator’s office and participated in the Self Help Access Center, providing free services to self-represented litigants.
Ken Emery, Treasurer
After 29 years of teaching, Ken Emery is currently working at Maria Carrillo where he engages students in the social sciences and discusses his love of travel. Ken has been the recipient of two Fulbright Hayes summer seminars, one in India and the other in Egypt and Israel, and the recipient of a Fulbright Memorial Fund travel/study scholarship in Japan. Aside from traveling, he enjoys spending time working on his photography skills.
Michael Gillogly has a long history of supporting progressive political movements, human rights, anti-sexism and environmental justice. Michael moved to Sonoma County in 1994 to become the Resident Biologist for the California Academy of Sciences at Pepperwood. As Pepperwood expanded he transitioned to Preserve Manager and oversees restoration and maintenance projects, directs field operations and coordinates with researchers. Michael has led eco-tourism trips in Alaska and California and guides whitewater rafting expeditions throughout the western U.S. He lives at Pepperwood with his wife where they raised their now adult son.
Daniel J. Lanahan, Vice-Chair
Daniel J. Lanahan is a local business law attorney. He is the former Assistant Dean of Empire Law School. He previously directed the Sonoma County Small Claims Advisory Clinic which provides free legal assistance to self-represented litigants. He presently serves as a board member with Friends of Trione-Annadel State Park and previously served on the board of directors of the Wednesday Night Market. Prior to law school he worked as a fundraiser for a local PBS station. He is also a licensed real estate agent. Dan enjoys fly fishing, running, and traveling in his free time.
Sandra Pardo, Secretary
Sandra Pardo is a Social Worker for the Adult & Aging Division, County of Sonoma for the past 16 years. She works with people 60 and older and helps identify resources and services that allows them to live independently in their homes. Previously, she worked for Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey and the late Senator John Vasconcellos, as Case Worker and District Director. Born in Chicago, raised in Healdsburg and Geyserville, she is married & has three kids in college. She enjoys photography and traveling. She holds a B.A in Sociology and a B.A. in Latin American Studies from Sonoma State University.
Richard Zweig has lived in Santa Rosa for forty years. He was the rheumatologist at Kaiser for thirty three years, and now works at the Alliance clinic in Windsor. He is married to Dr. Loretta Zweig with whom he has three sons and four grandchildren.
Melissa Long, Director of Community Engagement
Melissa Long worked as a trial attorney before moving to Hong Kong where she worked in the arts, first writing and editing for the Arts Festival, and then as Director of the Hong Kong Literary Festival. Since then she has been Executive Director of the Aspen Education Foundation, and most recently, Director of Advancement at the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County. She has served on several boards, and in her free time, tries to keep up with her children’s myriad activities.
Evan Johnson, Videographer/Website/Social Media
Evan Johnson is a 20 year multimedia professional with stops along the way in public television at The Community Media Center of Santa Rosa, C-Media and The Community Media Center of Marin. As well as Broadcast coordination and video production for the City of Santa Rosa. Studio production for Al-Jazeera affiliate AJ+. Jack-of-all-trade video credits in numerous non-profit and company productions.
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