Sue is a new member inducted in January 2020. She had a rewarding career as a Registered Nurse and is now working as an Executive Coach working with emerging leaders helping them with a variety of leadership challenges. Sue has a deep commitment to supporting young women and has taught at Daraja Academy in Kenya and now mentors young women through the organization, Students Rising Above. Born in Hawaii, Sue loves being in water and is an avid swimmer on the Marin Aquatics Masters Swim Team.
Sylvia is a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Realty and was Marin Realtor's 2018 Realtor of the Year. She is a Leadership Novato 2012 graduate and serves as a mentor for the 2021 class. She is a Commissioner on the Marin County Commission on Aging for District 5, ex-Officio for City of Novato Economic Development Advisory Committee, NUSD Measure G Citizens Oversight Committee, Novato School Fuel Advisory Board, Rotary Club of Novato Sunrise (past President), as well as volunteering for Novato Paint the Town Red, July 4th Parade Committee, and Novato Holiday Tree Lighting Committee. She also is a past president of our Soroptimist club and is Chair of the Pauline Stuber STEM high school award.
Carole has had several offices and been president in the past. She retired as an instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College. She was Chair of the North Bay Science Discovery Day providing STEM experiences each year to over 17,000 attendees. She recently started the SMART 2 CMOSC project for Novato 3rd graders.
After living most of her adult life in New York City Lisa relocated to Marin County in 2020 and is proud to call Novato home. Lisa has been an Executive Recruiter for over 20 years and currently works for Apple. When not working, she's an avid reader and traveller having visited over 17 countries, even living for awhile in a few exotic places. Lisa is looking forward to serving the Novato community and building new friendships through Soroptimist's.
SHAUN FAHERTY COOPER
Shaun is currently our Vice President and is responsible for the dynamic speakers chosen for the program meetings which are the first Wednesday of each month . She was Co-Chair of the Lobster Sale.
Robin has built a partnership with League of Women Voters.
Rachel currently is on the Novato Planning Commission. She is on the Marin County's Mental Health Board and loves mentoring the youth of Marin County. She is a member of Citizens Climate Lobby and attends a yearly conference in D C to educate congress members about Climate Change.
COLLEEN TOBIN FINNEY
Colleen recently transferred from the SI Marin club and is now on our Board. She had a very rewarding career for over 40 years as a Probate, Trust and Estate Planning Paralegal in the Bay Area. Colleen retired from full-time employment in June of 2018, but still enjoys her work so much that she is continuing to do some contract paralegal work for attorneys in San Rafael.
Patsy helps get our Fashion Show models ready with their make-up.
Rosemary came up with the idea of selling local olive oil as a fundraiser.
Kathy is currently our Secretary.
INSA SIMON GRAHAM
Insa and her family are often on a world tour, but she has managed to organize our very first S-Club for high school girls, and it is being offered online.
Angeline is a new member.
Sandra Hanns is the founder and CEO of iGreen Media Group and organizer of San Francisco Sustainable Fashion Week International. Currently she is on the Board of Trustees of The Mexican Museum and Advisory Board to the Museum of the American Indian in Novato. In August 2020 she became a Climate Reality Leader trained by our former Vice President of the United State Al Gore. Sandra is the Chair of Dream It, Be It with our club.
Patricia has been a past president.
Barbara initiated the holiday shopping night for downtown Novato.
Kate provides tours for us to unusual sites in the Bay Area.
Susan was our former Treasurer and is currently the Hospitality Chair.
Susan is currently a member of the Board of Directors.
Vicki is a new member; more information will be coming soon.
Renée is a new member; more information will be coming soon.
Rosemary is a past president and has had many other offices on the Board of Directors.
Patty currently is the Membership Chair as well as Fun & Frolic.
SHARLENE VAN BOER
Sharlene works hard behind the scenes obtaining sponsors for our fashion show.
NANCY LEE WEBER
Nancy is the 2020-2022 Founder Region Membership Chair and previously was the Founder Region Fellowship Director for District IV in 2018-2020. She has served several terms as Novato Club President, Treasurer, and Board Member over the years. Nancy is active as a social justice advocate and community volunteer with several organizations. She currently has roles with City of Novato - Recreation, Cultural and Community Services Commissioner; Not in Our Town Novato; Marin County Coalition to End Human Trafficking; League of Women Voters Marin County; and Novato Chamber of Commerce. Even though her schedule is full, Nancy lovingly carves out quality time to spend with her granddaughter Evan.
Kris is a new member who recently relocated from Illinois to be with her family in Novato. She looks forward to getting to know those in the group, and the community in general.