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MEET OUR

BOARD

Involved Community Leaders

Sue Thompson

Sue Thompson

Chair

A California native, Sue Thompson moved to Placer County in 1974 and has been working in real estate here for over 35 years. For the past 18 years she has owned HomeTown Realtors in Auburn…

Sheila Cardno

Sheila Cardno

Treasurer

After almost 20 years of experience in finance and marketing with Intel, Sheila Cardno established a financial planning practice built on her interpersonal and analytical skills. She has been…

Elise Baker

Elise Baker

Board Member

Elise S. F. Baker, Esq., created PLACER LAW GROUP, APC after 25 years in the legal profession. She completed her undergraduate studies in southern California at California State…

Vicki Spannagel

Vicki Spannagel

Board Member

Vicki Spannagel is a Gold Country native living in Penryn. She is retired from Placer County Health and Human Services having started as a Public Health Nurse visiting families…

Pamela Constantino

Pamela Constantino

1st Vice Chair

Pamela Constantino worked in the retirement plans industry for over twenty-five years as the President and Co-Owner of Polycomp Trust Company, a public trust company that served as…

Paul Aronowitz

Paul Aronowitz

Secretary

Paul brings a wealth of professional expertise and a passion for community good to the PCF Board of Directors. Paul is the founding shareholder of the law firm Aronowitz Skidmore Lyon, located...

Margaret Fulton

Margaret Fulton

Board Member

Margaret Heiser Fulton is certified as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. She received her B.A. from…

Robert Weygandt

Robert Weygandt

Board Member

Robert M. Weygandt served as a member of the Placer County Board of Supervisors for 28 years (1995 – 2022). He lives on the same foothills ranch in rural Lincoln where he...

Dick Kramer

Dick Kramer

2nd Vice Chair

Dick is past President and Chief Executive Officer of Dignity Health, a healthcare system comprised of 45 acute care hospitals and medical groups in Arizona, California…

Richard Azevedo

Richard Azevedo

Board Member

Richard is a well-established entrepreneur and former Mayor of Auburn, CA (1973-1976). He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from Chapman University and…

Ken Larson

Ken Larson

Board Member

Since retiring from Hewlett Packard in 2005, Ken Larson has worked with companies, organizations and public entities to make their commitments to their employees and their...

Janice Forbes

Janice Forbes

FOUNDING BOARD CHAIRMAN

Janice Forbes was a native of Auburn, CA. She graduated from local schools, attended Mills College in Oakland, was elected to the Berkeley Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and received her B.A. from the University of California, Davis. Janice was publisher of Sierra Heritage Magazine, a regional magazine covering the Sierra Nevada mountain range, for 26 years and published a weekly community newspaper, The Sentinel, until 2010. In addition, she was active in the planning and funding the restoration of the School Park Preserve and Cooper Amphitheater.

She served several terms on the City of Auburn Economic Development Commission and on numerous local boards including the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce, the Auburn Symphony and the Auburn-Placer Performing Arts Center. She was a founding board member of the Sierra Business Council, a regional business organization.

Janice passed away in June 2013, but she will be honored and remembered as the leading force in establishing Placer Community Foundation. She had a vision for local philanthropy in Placer County and understood the impact giving could have on current and future needs throughout the county.

She also believed strongly in honoring and sharing the legacy of those who have chosen to give back to their place of home. Her tireless work has contributed to the quality of life we all share in this county. We are honored to have known and worked alongside Janice and she will be deeply missed. 

Click here to learn more about Janice’s lasting impact on Placer Community Foundation. 

EMERITUS BOARD MEMBERS

Susanne Baldo
Jeff Birkholz
John Briner
J. Richard Couzens
Guy R. Gibson
Kelly C. Hacker

Mary Ann Hamilton

Elizabeth Jansen
Todd Jensen
Ken Larson
Bonnie London
Bruce A. Lyon

Paul McKennaNadder Mirsepassi

Thomas E. Propp

Victor Roumage
Timothy Sands
Justice Keith F. Sparks (Retired)
Curtis C. Sproul
Larry Welch
H. Ray Yamasaki

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MEET OUR

STAFF

Professional, Trustworthy, Compassionate.

Veronica Blake

Veronica Blake

Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, Veronica uses her knowledge of Placer County’s nonprofit sector to connect the charitable interests of donors with needs in the community. She serves as the…

Stan Lovelace

Stan Lovelace

Office Manager

Stan brings experience from many different areas to bear as our office manager. In 2017, he graduated with a Bachelors in Philosophy from Sacramento State University.

Jessica Hubbard

Jessica Hubbard

Philanthropic Services Manager

Jessica has been with Placer Community Foundation since 2005. Her focus is on personalized donor services, and outreach to professional advisors for the purpose of encouraging charitable…

Michelle Hamil

Michelle Hamil

Philanthropic Services Associate

Michelle has called Placer County home since 2011. Much of her adult life…

Eileen Speaker

Eileen Speaker

Grants Manager

Eileen oversees the Community Foundation’s grant programs. She earned a master of public service degree from Marquette University and has experience volunteering and working for a variety of nonprofit…

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