Leaders in education, creating affordable housing or offering improved healthcare are among those being chosen to receive a Business Journal Nonprofit Leadership Award this year.
“The individuals and organizations we honor here today deliver every day on their promise to make our communities better. It is a privilege to shine a light on their work,” said Publisher Brad Bollinger.
In its sixth year, the awards will go to 20 North Bay professionals or volunteers and one organization, each of which is making life better in the area.
The winners will be profiled online and in the Oct. 30 edition of the Business Journal.
Honorees will also be recognized on Oct. 31 as the North Bay Business Journal and the Pisenti & Brinker LLP present the Nonprofit Leaderships Awards Lunch Reception at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek in Santa Rosa with registration at 11:30 a.m. and the lunch and program from noon until 1:30 p.m.
Tickets are $80 per person or $700 for a table of eight. Register at nbbj.news/nonprofit17
Here are this year’s award recipients:
Sabrina Kidd, vice-chair of 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 D. Senneff, director emeritus, of the Sonoma County Family YMCA
Joseph Spinelli, vice president of the Board of Directors, Lifehouse of Marin and Sonoma counties
Elizabeth Brown, president and CEO, of the Community Foundation Sonoma County
Julie Burford, Founder, Ceres Marin; and Ongoing Ceres 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 & CEO of EAH Housing, California and Hawaii
Elias Rosenthal, founder and director, Teens4Health Teens4Biz in 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-2
Katy Carrel, volunteer, YWCA