Leadership

Cameron Safarloo

Cameron Safarloo

Chief Executive Officer

Cameron Safarloo became the Chief Executive Officer for Hanna in April, 2021. He is an experienced business executive with over 30 years of operation management and leadership experience, both within the for-profit and nonprofit sectors.

Prior to starting at Hanna, Cameron served as a Chief Executive Officer at Youth Homes, a Northern California nonprofit organization providing residential and community mental health services to the foster youth population, where he led and successfully implemented various operational and strategic initiatives on high-impact transformation, agile change, and organizational repositioning for growth.

Throughout his career he has held various executive leadership positions within multi-national corporations, start-up, and social services organizations. He has also served on several boards of nonprofit and private organizations over the past 15 years.

Marisa

Marisa Binder

Vice President of Development

In this role, Marisa oversees all fund development—annual fund, major giving, planned giving, foundation grants, events, campaigns, etc.

Marisa has a diverse background in nonprofit philanthropy with experience in all aspects of fundraising, including communications, major gifts and community relations. She has more than a decade of experience working with organizations focused on social justice work including as Director of Development for the Bay Area office of Facing History and Ourselves, an educational organization, and as Development Officer for CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse), a domestic violence agency.  Other roles include Marketing and Communications for Aquarium of the Bay and Peninsula Family Service

Marisa started at Hanna in 2020 as the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. In her free time, Marisa serves as the Secretary for Vallejo Symphony.

Catherine

Catherine Donahue

Vice President of Finance and Facilities

Catherine brings a wealth of experience to Hanna as a CPA with over 30 years of experience in finance and accounting. A Big Four alum, Catherine’s career includes over a decade of public accounting. Her private sector experience is broad, spanning turnaround situations, from high-growth companies to large multinationals. Prior to joining Hanna, Catherine served as Vice President and Corporate Controller of a North Bay entity leading them through an IPO followed by a highly acquisitive strategy.

 

Catherine’s hands-on experience in finance is deep with proven leadership skills to leverage strengths and build solid platforms for growth. Throughout her career, she has held senior leadership roles with McKesson Corporation, Esterline Defense Technologies, DIRECTV, and EY. Catherine is an avid animal lover and enjoys volunteering with animal-related activities when possible. She also serves as a member of the finance committee of a local nonprofit. She is a Sonoma resident and is passionate about Hanna’s mission.

Stephanie Miller

Stephanie Miller

Vice President of People Operations

Stephanie Miller is the Vice President of People Operations at Hanna. She is responsible for all things HR-related – recruitment, retention and helping to ensure that Hanna remains a great place for all to work.

Stephanie has a long history of providing HR services to both non-profit and for-profit organizations. In her most recent role, she provided HR consulting services for 11 years and oversaw the implementation of new HR processes at both small and large organizations.

“Every good conversation starts with listening.” – Tom Haak

Leslie Petersen

Leslie Petersen

Vice President of Contracts and Business Development

Leslie Petersen is the Vice President of Contracts and Business Development. She has been part of the Hanna team since 2007, and during that time has held positions in Finance and Fund Development. She has created spectacular events for thousands to enjoy and is a tireless advocate for the youth on our campus and in the community.

In her current role, Leslie works closely with youth and child-serving organizations and is in charge of all contracts for Hanna. She’s a member of the Hanna leadership team and is responsible for helping guide decisions related to business operations of Hanna.

Leslie recently completed her Certificate in Fundraising from Boston University. She is deeply ingrained in the Sonoma community and lives in Glen Ellen, where she has lived her whole life, and also where she raised her family.

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Scott Singer, M.A.

Vice President of Residential Programs

A graduate of St. Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif., Scott joined the Hanna staff in 1982 as a recreation program coordinator.

Scott received his Master in Educational Leadership from his alma mater in 1987, and has since amassed more than 500 continuing educational hours in residential care during his tenure at Hanna.

Scott has continued to grow both professionally and personally at Hanna and he currently holds the position of Chief of Operations. His expertise, guidance and caring spirit continue to ensure that Hanna fulfills its mission of turning hurt into hope for at-risk youth and their families. Scott has been instrumental in providing both program and project support throughout the planning phases.

Scott currently works closely with the California Department of Social Services, and with local youth associations and school boards. He previously worked with several California juvenile youth organizations.

Throughout his career, Scott has volunteered countless hours in support of local youth athletic groups, including serving as a youth sports coach and league administrator in his home community. Scott continues to volunteer with other nonprofit organizations, and is associated with several community service groups including those dedicated to overcoming gang influence and violence in our communities.

Meredith Standing, MBA

Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Meredith joined Hanna Center in 2021 as a member of the Hanna Institute and has become a member of Hanna Center’s leadership team. She has over fifteen years of experience creating, implementing, and managing programs and events within complex, multi-tiered, multi-faceted organizations. Meredith comes to us from the Child Parent Institute, where she began her work supporting the health of children and families in Sonoma County. Born in California, raised in the Bay Area, and trained in San Francisco and Sonoma counties, Meredith loves exploring Sonoma County’s beautiful regional parks in her free time with her son.

Noeli

Noeli Cardenas Zamora

Clinical Director, Community Mental Health Hub at Hanna

Noeli Cardenas Zamora is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with many years of clinical experience providing treatment to children and adults in various sectors of the mental health community in both Southern and Northern California. As a licensed clinical supervisor, she has overseen the administration of treatment programs that facilitate clinical services for at risk children, families, and adults. Noeli is a bilingual/bicultural provider with specialized training in the areas of trauma, grief and loss, behavioral analysis, intimate partner relations and Latinx women. Noeli has been an invited speaker in the areas of clinical treatment of children, professional development, and overcoming barriers to mental health recovery. She is a distinguished graduate of Pepperdine University where she received specialized training in the areas of assessment and treatment of Latinx clients. She was also appointed as adjunct faculty at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology.

Board Members

Hanna Center is governed by an all-volunteer board, which is separated into trustees, regents and regents emeritus.

The Board of Trustees are the voting members of the corporation and have fiduciary responsibility for Hanna.

The Board of Regents serves as an advisory body to the staff and Board of Trustees.

Longtime board members whose actions and wisdom have brought Hanna to our current successful position—such as past board chairs, “life members” or others who have had a special relationship with Hanna over the years—are honored with the title of Hanna Regents Emeritus in recognition of their service.

We seek new board members annually to ensure a fresh and varied flow of new ideas, insights and expertise.

Our Board

Chris Sanders – Marketing, Sales Executive at Walmart Connect
Chair of the Board of Trustees

Therese Nugent – Licensed Real Estate Agent at Compass/Wine Country
Vice Chair of Board of Trustees
Chair of the Building and Grounds Committee

Mary Corroon – Retired Management Consultant
Secretary of Board of Trustees
Chair of the Governance Committee
Chair of the Development Committee

Joshua McFerron – Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
Treasurer
Chair of the Finance Committee
Chair of the Audit Committee

Ken Callander – Managing Principal at Value Strategies LLC 

Randy DeVoto – President/CEO (retired) CSDA Architects

John Diserens – Co-Founder at iMod Structures

John Gurney – Consultant / (retired) Police Chief, Sonoma

Chris Lynch – CFO, Walsh Vineyard Management, Inc. 

Richard Pardini – Retired Chief Engineer/Vice President

Jon Parker – Vice Chairman (retired), Boston Private Financial Holding Company

Bob Smith – Attorney (retired) City Prosecutor, City of Sonoma

Bishop Robert Vasa – Diocese of Santa Rosa
Special Permanent Seat – Bishop
Bishop, Diocese of Santa Rosa

Board of Regents

Mike Battaini
Buildings and Grounds Committee

Jack Bertges
Audit/Finance/Development

Charles M. Corsiglia
Youth Services Committee

Joseph Crivello
Youth Services Committee

Patrick M. Flanagan
Donor/Culinary

John E. Fox

Patrick Hemingway
Buildings and Ground Committee

William G. Isetta

Jim Lynch

Jane McClure
Youth Services Committee

Steven McCoy-Thompson

Robert McGrath

Lisa Mertens

Tullus Miller

Michele Paul

Thomas M. Perkins

David Poe
Finance and Investments Committees

Mary Jo Potter
Youth Services Committee

Jack Powers
Youth Services Committee
Development Committee

David Schofield
Investment Sub-Committee

Edward E. Sillari

Kathleen Snodgrass
Investment Sub-Committee

Jenarro Toback
Buildings and Grounds Committee

Brenda Walker
Youth Services Committee

Sarah Whitelaw
Chair, Investment Committee

James R. Woolwine

Regents Emeritus

L. Wayne Batmale

Thomas E. Bertelsen, Jr.

Sr. Linda Ann Cahill, D.C.

Thomas M. Chin

Terence A. De Voto

Jack Fitzpatrick

Greg Labagh

Joan G. Latno

Daniel Libarle

Thomas J. Lohwasser

Annette E. Lomont

William H. McInerney, Jr.

Donald A. McPhail

Joanne Murphy

Maryanne Murray

Richard L. Robinson

Bill Schrader

Caroline Rose Simmons

Robert E. Simms, Esq.

James Talton Turner III

Most Rev. Daniel F. Walsh, D.D.

Robert B. Wilhelm