Susan Gilmore Executive Director
Executive Director and founder, Susan Gilmore, is responsible for the oversight of the entire organization which includes board development, fund development, program development, community relations, budget and finance, and the supervision of the administrative team. Ms. Gilmore has been with the agency since 1986. She holds a degree in Child Development and has more than 30 years of experience in the child development field.
Susan serves on various boards and commissions throughout the North Bay further linking NBCC to numerous resources in Marin and Sonoma County. Susan chairs Petaluma’s Health Action Cradle to Career work group, serves on the QRIS consortiums for Marin and Sonoma County, and is actively involved on committees for both counties on establishing strategies that support early education investments. Susan’s ability to make connections, network and build relationships with different community sectors creates a win-win situation for all involved. Her entrepreneurial spirit and passion inspires those around her, and encourages collaboration toward system change.
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Kristina Sisseck, M.A. Program Director
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Kerry Blasdell Finance Director
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Teresa Fogolini Garden of Eatin’ Director
Teresa brings over 17 years of experience and education developing and teaching nutrition, garden, and literacy programs for children and communities in Sonoma and Marin counties. Her work in education includes non-profit organizations, libraries, early childhood and elementary schools. She holds a California multiple subjects teaching credential and reading certification. She earned her Master’s degrees in Education and Reading & Literacy in order to further her commitment to provide enhanced and equitable learning experiences to children and families. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education at UC Davis.
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Lori Mogan Director of Development and Communications
Lori works closely with the Board of Directors and Executive Team to support the organization in all aspects of fund development, marketing, and communications. She has more than 20 years nonprofit experience in fundraising and program administration. Lori holds an undergraduate degree in marketing and a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco. Prior to joining NBCC’s Executive Team, Lori served as the Administrator for Marin Girls Chorus and as the Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer for the nationally recognized, Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Lori is a past Board President for Marin County’s San Rafael Host Lions club and volunteers for several nonprofits. Lori lives in Novato with her husband and two children.
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Sharon Vaughn Human Resources Director
Sharon brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in Human Resource and Organization Development to NBCC. She works closely with all levels of the organization to maintain and promote compliance, employee engagement, and organizational effectiveness. In addition to holding leadership roles in Human Resources, she has also served as an Organization Development consultant to both nonprofit and for profit organizations. She continues to deepen learning and knowledge by serving on the faculty for Sonoma State University’s Masters in Organization Development program.
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Board of Directors
Michael Pelfini, Ed. D.
First Vice President
Second Vice President
Steven B. Leonard
Col. Bill Cope
Eric Van Boer