Officers Seated (Left to Right) Nina Wong-Dobkin, Vice President; Nancy Stuhr, Secretary; Lauren Merriman, President; Carla Dorow, Treasurer. Standing (L to R) Dick Walker, Jenise Henrikson, Kevin Henrikson, David Fung, Park Chamberlain, Tara Sreekrishnan, Kate Rainwater; Wei Mo. Member not pictured: Pamela Baird
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm (FODHF) Board of Directors has 11 members. Our all-volunteer board believes that the Farm is a rare Silicon Valley community educational center that must be preserved and supported.
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Lauren serves as Board President. She is Recreation Supervisor with the City of Campbell. Previously she served as a Recreation Supervisor with the City of Mountain View City Recreation Division responsible for both the Farm and FODHF for many years. She recently served as President for the California Parks and Recreation Society’s 4th District (San Francisco to Gilroy).
Nina serves as Vice President of the Board as well as Chair of the Donor Relations Committee and member of the Grants Committee. She also writes for the Board newsletter. She works as a parent participation preschool teacher.
Carla has served several terms on the Board as Treasurer. She has also served on the Grants Committee and manages Farm Tour Event Registration. She has volunteered at the Farm for nearly 20 years wearing many hats. She is a CPA and tax consultant. Her extensive financial management experience supports the Board’s financial decisions.
Nancy is the Board’s Secretary. She has been a Farm livestock volunteer and a Mountain View realtor for the past two decades. She also serves on the Grants Committee. Nancy brings business and marketing skills and nonprofit Board experience having volunteered on the Friends of R House Board and the Board of Mountain View Education Foundation’s Realtor Fund-Raising Board.
Park serves as Board Treasurer and Chair of the Board’s Farm Project Volunteer Committee. He has a tax consulting business. He has visited the Farm and hiked the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District trails for decades. He has served as President of the Board at the Serra Little League.
Wai serves on the Board’s Donor Relations Committee. Shehas served on the Board of Directors for the Waldorf Peninsula School where she led the strategic marketing and Parent Education committees. She also helped launch the Bay Area’s Children in Nature movement.
Pamela serves on the Grants and Donor Relations Committees. She is owner of KB Associates and is a design and marketing consultant. She brings 35 years of business and marketing experience to the Board. She also serves on Mountain View’s Planning Commission.
Kate serves on the Merchandise Committee and will additionally assist the Board with marketing efforts. Kate currently works as a consultant for Google and brings with her a breadth of talents.
Tara serves on the Marketing and Communications Committee. She currently works as a Chief of Staff to a City of Berkeley Councilmember and has a passion for politics.
David Chairs the Grants Committee and has managed the Board’s SVGives fund-raising campaign. He brings extensive management, fundraising and communication skills to the Board. He currently runs his own software consulting company. He has held key management positions on several Silicon Valley start-ups and serves on the Cupertino Planning Commission.
Jenise chairs the Board Marketing Communications Committee. She has been in the tech world in roles ranging from product management, partner alliances to business operations. Today she is CEO of Alpha Brand Media, publisher of the marketing news site, Search Engine Journal. Jenise helped create Friends website and social media presence.
Kevin chairs the Database Committee and serves on the Finance Committee. He founded a Silicon Valley company that was acquired by a major corporation, where he now works as a technology manager. Kevin grew up on one of Northern California’s largest family pig farms.
Dick brings decades of marketing, sales, and planning skills in the electronics distribution field to the Board, where he serves on the Grants Committee. He managed his own electronics company until he retired and now volunteers as a Farm docent and travels with his wife. As a fifth generation Californian, he has enjoyed bringing his children and grandchildren to the Farm.