Nonprofit Leadership Awards winners

Read about this year’s honorees.

Sabrina Kidd, vice chair, Operation Access of San Francisco

Ken & Sharon Maiolini, board members, Becoming Independent in Santa Rosa

Rolf Nelson, board member, Chop’s Teen Club of Santa Rosa

Douglas Pavese, board member, Santa Rosa High School Foundation

Michael Senneff, director emeritus, Sonoma County Family YMCA

Joseph Spinelli, vice president of the board of directors, Lifehouse of Marin and Sonoma counties

Elizabeth Brown, president and CEO, Community Foundation Sonoma County

Julie Burford, founder of Ceres Marin and ongoing ambassador of Ceres Community Project in Santa Rosa

Christine Castillo, executive director, Verity of Sonoma County

Carolyn Pistone, president and managing director, Clear Blue Commercial of Petaluma

Melissa Kelley, volunteer board president of Impact 100 Redwood Circle in Sonoma County and executive director of the Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation

Nancy McKenney, CEO, Marin Humane Society

Mary Murtagh, president and CEO of EAH Housing, San Rafael

Elias Rosenthal, founder and director, Teens4Health and Teens4Biz, Santa Rosa

Jennifer Weiss, executive director, Boys & Girls Club of Central Sonoma County

Jack Tibbetts, executive director, St. Vincent De Paul Sonoma County

Nick Egan, head of school, The Healdsburg School

Laura Talmus, executive director and co-founder, Beyond Differences of the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland

Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa No. 50

Katy Carrel, volunteer, YWCA Sonoma County

Times like this remind us of nonprofits’ important work in our communities.

With thousands displaced by the horrific fires, food banks and other nonprofits sprang into action.

Here, you will read about 17 executives, board members, organizations and volunteers whose achievements are being recognized by our fifth annual Nonprofit Leadership Awards.

The honorees include a doctor who performs free medical procedures for those who cannot afford them, leader of one of the region’s leading community foundations and a teen that founded a nonprofit devoted to teaching your people about health food choices.

We know you will be as inspired as we were when we read about these incredible people and organizations.

Congratulations to all.

Nonprofit Leadership Awards winners

Read about this year’s honorees.

Sabrina Kidd, vice chair, Operation Access of San Francisco

Ken & Sharon Maiolini, board members, Becoming Independent in Santa Rosa

Rolf Nelson, board member, Chop’s Teen Club of Santa Rosa

Douglas Pavese, board member, Santa Rosa High School Foundation

Michael Senneff, director emeritus, Sonoma County Family YMCA

Joseph Spinelli, vice president of the board of directors, Lifehouse of Marin and Sonoma counties

Elizabeth Brown, president and CEO, Community Foundation Sonoma County

Julie Burford, founder of Ceres Marin and ongoing ambassador of Ceres Community Project in Santa Rosa

Christine Castillo, executive director, Verity of Sonoma County

Carolyn Pistone, president and managing director, Clear Blue Commercial of Petaluma

Melissa Kelley, volunteer board president of Impact 100 Redwood Circle in Sonoma County and executive director of the Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation

Nancy McKenney, CEO, Marin Humane Society

Mary Murtagh, president and CEO of EAH Housing, San Rafael

Elias Rosenthal, founder and director, Teens4Health and Teens4Biz, Santa Rosa

Jennifer Weiss, executive director, Boys & Girls Club of Central Sonoma County

Jack Tibbetts, executive director, St. Vincent De Paul Sonoma County

Nick Egan, head of school, The Healdsburg School

Laura Talmus, executive director and co-founder, Beyond Differences of the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland

Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa No. 50

Katy Carrel, volunteer, YWCA Sonoma County