2023 Women of Vision Honorees
We are proud to honor six amazing "Women of Vision" who have made significant contributions to the community and are modeling extraordinary leadership abilities.
JAN LA TORRE-DERBY, Ed.D., Superintendent, Novato Unified School District Jan has been an educator for 50 years. She holds a degree from San Jose State in Humanities, a Masters in Education, and a Doctorate in International Multicultural from the University of San Francisco. Jan taught in San Jose and Oregon before coming to Marin in 1982. Read more
DR. BOBBIE HEAD, M.D, Ph.D., Marin Cancer Care Dr. Head’s path to medicine was somewhat unorthodox. She did not grow up wanting to be a doctor since she was a kid. She didn't meet a mentor who inspired her. She did not have a life-changing experience with a disease. She attended a few medical classes during the Christmas vacation of her junior year of college. She was mesmerized, excited, and inspired and found her calling. Read more
PAULA FRESCHI KAMENA, Marin County District Attorney (Ret.) Even before she became the first woman elected District Attorney in the history of Marin County and the Bay Area, Paula demonstrated her desire to make a difference and has taken countless steps to implement results. By stressing prevention and protection, she shattered the old way of doing things and created a new template for the County. Read more
DR. LOIS MERRIWEATHER MOORE, Adjunct Professor, University of San Francisco (Ret.) Dr. Moore's commitment to community and educational excellence has been widely recognized. In addition to being inducted into the Marin Women's Hall of Fame, she has received the MLK Humanitarian Award, the Novato Citizen of the Year Award, the Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy Leadership & Achievement Award, and other notable awards. Read more
NANCY WEBER, Soroptimist and Community Humanitarian Nancy has been a member of Soroptimist International for 10+ years. She has been in local, regional, and federation leadership roles serving as Director, Treasurer, President, Fellowship Director, and Membership Chair. She has been an SI delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York. Nancy serves on the Boards of the League of Women Voters of Marin and the Asian American Alliance of Marin. Read more
CECILIA ZAMORA, Executive Director of the Latino Council, San Rafael Cecilia is President of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin and serves on the Workforce Alliance of the North Bay. She Co-chaired the Marin County Coalition to End Human Trafficking and served on the Marin Women's Commission and the Board of the National Association of Commissions for Women. Read more