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. Cecilia is a Fellow of the Women's Policy Institute of the California Women's Foundation and a HOPE (Hispanas Organized for Political Equality) Leadership Institute graduate. She has chaired the San Rafael Leadership Institute since 1998. In 2017, Cecilia was named "Northern California Woman of the Year" by Sen. McGuire.
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. Dr. Head went into practice in 1987, joining a male oncologist in solo practice. Women with breast cancer preferred to see a female doctor - breast cancer chose her. While she sees all types of cancer, Dr. Head focuses primarily on breast cancer. She couldn't be happier or more fulfilled in her profession.
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, the Portrait of Success Award, the Carl A. Grant Multicultural Research Award and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Gates Millennium Scholarship Award. June 8, 1996, was proclaimed Lois M. Moore Day by the City Council of Novato. In 2010, she joined a cohort of international women hosted by a former member of the Egyptian Parliament to tour the Association for the Protection of the Environment, an NGO.
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. Nancy is also the Chair of the Justice Committee at the League, is a City of Novato Parks and Recreation Commissioner, is a member of the Human Trafficking Coalitions of Marin and San Francisco Counties, is a member of the Marin County Council of Chambers DEI Task Force, and is Marin County's liaison for United Against Hate Week. Nancy holds a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University.
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. Paula co-founded the Jeannette Prandi Children's Center, Adult and Juvenile Drug Court, Mental Health Court, the Sexual Assault Response Team, and many other innovative programs to better deal with victims and offenders. She was the first woman president of the Marin County Chiefs of Police Association.
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. She continued her career as a teacher in Sausalito Marin City, Principal and Assistant Superintendent in San Rafael City Schools, and Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent in Novato Unified School District from 1992-2011, when she retired. During her retirement, Jan worked part-time throughout the County. In 2021, Trustees asked Jan to return to NUSD to assist with recalibrating, and she will retire in June 2023.