Why did you join the La Familia Sana board?
After retiring from a career in nonprofit consulting that was national and international, I wanted to be involved in my local community. While I have truly loved my work with nonprofits in Cloverdale up to this point my real passion has always been social justice.
What are you most proud of?
In 2005 I was appalled and horrified watching the racist responses of both the federal government and mainstream nonprofits to Hurricane Katrina. I pulled together a nation-wide group of progressive donors, raising millions of dollars to go directly to local Black, Vietnamese and Latin community organizers in the Gulf South. It was a deep honor to work hand in hand with the 21st Century Foundation to rebuild New Orleans and surrounding parishes for the next five years. Well that, and the time our consulting firm put on a conference for the Dalai Lama. I have stories.
What advice do you have for High School aged you?
Not everyone is as stupid as you think they are.
Do you have any pets? Tell us about them.
7 Chickens and we are currently trying to seduce a feral cat, Clawed dePussy. He will come into the house to eat but we cannot, alas, touch him.
Welcome Nancy, we are honored to have your skills and talent on the board.