In 2021, Bob Scott and Ann Elston both played a pivotal role in founding La Familia Sana. It wouldn't be inaccurate to say that without their skills and talent La Familia Sana, as a 501C3, wouldn't be here today.
Early on both said, their vision was to get us started and they sure did that!
We are sad to see them leave the Board but happy that both with stay on as consultants in finance and employment law.
Before they leave at the end of 2022, we want to take a moment to reflect on their dedication over the years.
Tell us a little about yourself?
I was born and raised in Southern California, the youngest of three brothers and lived in the same house until I graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a degree in Economics/ Accounting. I obtained my CPA license while working for Deloitte, Haskins and Sells for six years. I then went to work for the aerospace unit of TRW / Northrop Grumman where I eventually oversaw an accounting organization of 150. My husband Tim and I retired to Cloverdale in 2011. Since then we both have been ordained as clergy at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Why did you join the La Familia Sana board?
I have always had a strong belief in giving back to the community; especially those in need. Helping LFS get off the ground was important in establishing an organization that would help the underserved in our community. What are you most proud of?
My small part in helping those in need in our community. What advice do you have for High School aged you?
Be open to new experiences and challenges. There is so much to learn about the world and yourself. Do you have any pets? Tell us about them.
We have two cocker spaniels, Morgan and Kelsey. We “rescued” them over three years ago when their owner died. They are sisters from the same litter and love and fight like sisters. They are now 11 years old now and brighten our daily lives
Tell us a little about yourself?
I am the younger child of parents who met in college in the late 1920s, lost track of each other for years and then met again and married a few days after Pearl Harbor. I grew up on the family farm in Iowa. Education was strongly emphasized and I was fortunate to attend an excellent public school in a very supportive small community. After graduating from Iowa State University I did a stint as a navy wife before landing in San Francisco in 1972. A three year career with Levi Strauss convinced me that I belonged somewhere other than corporate America so I went to the University of San Francisco Law School at night. I have been practicing civil litigation since 1979 and have been in partnership with my husband, Lawrence Lossing, since 1980. We were part-time residents at Cherry Creek Ranch near Cloverdale from 1992 to about 2013, and then moved here permanently from Sausalito in 2016.
Why did you join the La Familia Sana board?
Zeke Guzman asked me to do the legal work to form La Familia Sana and apply for nonprofit status. I joined the board because I hoped that I could help in the formation of an organization with sound “bones” that would grow to be a key resource for the whole community.
What are you most proud of?
I am most proud of writing the grant that funded the first bicultural/bilingual mental health services so desperately needed in the Cloverdale Latinx community. Others have taken the program from its infancy to a resource that the community can count on being there in times of crisis.
What advice do you have for High School aged you?
Advice for high school students with the caveat that it comes from a 75 year old with no children. Develop the skill of self discipline which means thinking of consequences before saying or doing, understanding your priorities and carrying through with commitments you make to yourself, family, friends and school.
Do you have any pets? Tell us about them.
No pets since Clover the Cat went to kitty heaven a few years ago to join her predecessor, Rover the Cat.
We know it's not a goodbye... but a see you later!