photo: Gallery Route One Latino Photography Project

BOARD & STAFF

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

corneliaMaureen Cornelia, President moved to the Bay Area from affordable upstate New York in 1993. She quickly came to understand the impact that the area’s high cost of real estate has upon communities. After a sales and marketing career in high tech, she was drawn to the Inverness/Point Reyes area by the sense of community, the activism of its residents, and the beauty of the land.  She and her husband moved to Inverness in 2002.  An early CLAM supporter, Maureen joined the CLAM Board to support its efforts in creating affordable housing options for this vibrant, diverse community that is being ever challenged by escalating real estate values.  She brings project planning and management experience to her work with CLAM.  Maureen serves on the Finance, Fundraising, Property and CLT Policy Committees.

 

Corey OhamaCorey Ohama, Vice President and Treasurer is a filmmaker and documentary editor who grew up in Inverness. Besides film, she also has a background in tax preparation, and serves on the CLAM Finance Committee as well as the Finance Committee of New Day Films, a filmmakers’ co-op. Corey was drawn to volunteer with CLAM after seeing how difficult it was for young people to find an affordable place to live in West Marin. She would like to make sure we continue to have a viable, vibrant community into the future. She lives in Inverness with her husband, son and mom.

 

 

eric-oEric Oldmixon, Secretary has been a West Marin resident since 2009.  He and his wife Sarah met here in 2003; realizing they spent most weekends in West Marin with friends they committed themselves to making West Marin a home. The sense of community and the natural landscape of West Marin reminds him of the small Massachusetts area he ran around as a kid, making it the ideal place for him and his wife Sarah to raise their daughters.  After living in three rentals in four years the family was delighted to be able to become the owner of CLAM’s first Community Land Trust permanently affordable home.  Eric is a high school visual arts teacher, artist, and environmental steward.  He is motivated to enable CLAM to offer more of our community members the stability and comfort afforded by home ownership.

 

Nancy Myn AdessMyn Adess has lived in Inverness since 1983. She has been involved with CLAM as Board Member, Fundraising Committee Chair, and Finance Committee Chair since 2002. She has also served locally on the boards of the West Marin Health Project (now the Coastal Health Alliance), the Jack Mason Museum, the West Marin Music Festival, and, currently, the West Marin Review. She has also volunteered with the West Marin Literacy Project and West Marin Senior Services. As a professional editor, Myn edits books, reports, and policy briefs for a wide variety of individual authors and social change organizations; she specializes in the fields of fundraising, community organizing, and social justice. She has worked as a public health consultant and researcher, and was the executive director of an international nonprofit health advocacy organization based in San Francisco.

 

Susan BraytonSusan Brayton in 2001 was a CLAM founding board member and has been a continuous member of the Fundraising Committee, now serving as its chair. She has lived in Inverness since 1977. She participated in the initial community meetings about affordable housing that gave birth to CLAM. She has extensive experience in office management and business administration for nonprofit and for-profit organizations in the Bay Area and elsewhere. Locally, she volunteers as an Internet forum moderator and consultant for West Marin Commons/Commons Connect. She is an artist and has shown her work locally in many venues. She is a former board co-president of Gallery Route One and was a long-time volunteer for Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael.

 

mike-hoganMike Hogan, has been a lawyer since 1979 specializing in land use and environmental law. He is interested in the unique affordable housing issues presented in a rural environment, and supports private non-profit organizations seeking solutions to social issues. Mike has been a resident and homeowner in Inverness Park since 2011, is married to Audrey Piper (owner of Enjoy Pilates in Point Reyes Station), and father to five children. Mike is proud to be part of CLAM and its record of achievement. Mike serves on the Fundraising and Property Committees.

 

 

 

Kerry LivingstonKerry Munger Livingston, a longtime West Marin resident, has plenty of experience in the local housing situation: she and her husband were renters raising three children for fifteen years (five rentals in Point Reyes Station and Olema) before finally finding one of the last affordable houses in Inverness in 1998. Her father, Carl Munger, co-founded CLAM at a time that he could see first-hand the housing frustrations of lower income West Marin residents. Kerry has been a West Marin librarian since 1986; since 1991 she has been the librarian of Stinson Beach and Bolinas libraries. She and her husband, historian Dewey Livingston, live in Inverness.  Kerry serves on the Board Nominations Committee.

 

 

Marshall LivingstonMarshall Livingston has been involved in housing issues in West Marin since 1976, as homeowner, designer, builder and landlord. Previously a licensed contractor and currently a real estate broker, his experience with ownership, financing, construction and tenant/landlord law and relations are valuable components to CLAM and the community. He lives with his wife in Inverness. Marshall serves on the Property Committee.

 

 

 

 

Jorge Martinez grew up in Inverness and Point Reyes, mostly on dairy ranches. After the closing of the Giacomini Dairy Ranch in Point Reyes, his family was left without a job or a home, as their employer provided housing for agricultural employees. Unable to find an affordable house in West Marin, they moved to Petaluma and commuted daily to Point Reyes Station for work and school. In 2005, his family qualified for EAH housing Point Reyes Affordable Homes, thanks to the ongoing effort and commitment of the community to provide affordable housing for working families. After graduating from Tomales High School, he attended Santa Rosa Junior College and later graduated from Sacramento State University’s Engineering Department with a degree in Construction Management and a B.S. in Administration. He works for West Marin Community Services coordinating aid to the immigrant community. He is actively involved locally with West Marin Standing Together and Abriendo Caminos. Jorge serves on the Finance Committee.

 

 

Laurie Monserrat moved to Point Reyes from Sacramento in 2004.  She lives with her wife and teenage nephew in the first house built by fellow board member Marshall Livingston.  Laurie currently works as a scientist with Cal/EPA, as an education consultant for the North American Association for Environmental Education, and as a bookkeeper for the Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas.  Laurie became interested in housing issues during her time with the Sacramento co-housing community.  She volunteers at West Marin School and with Canine Companions for Independence.

 

 

 

Susan Scott

Susan Scott, a regular visitor to Point Reyes since 1975, moved in 2003 to Inverness from Sacramento, where she lived, raised children, and worked as an attorney for 22 years. She spent 15 of those years organizing, developing and living in one of the first American urban cohousing projects (Southside Park Cohousing) and the first with an affordable financing program for low and moderate income residents. In addition to setting up the cohousing project, her legal career has involved farmworker labor rights, non profit formation and taxation, criminal appellate defense and, since 2006, international human rights. Upon moving to Inverness, she immediately began working for affordable housing here and joined the Interim CLAM Board in June of 2002. She returned to the board in 2011. She is committed to using the land trust home ownership model to further the creation of a viable self-sustaining multi-income community in the Tomales Bay area. She has served continuously on the Property Committee.

Nancy VayhingerNancy Vayhinger  has been a Point Reyes resident since 2006. She served for 20 years as a psychotherapist, teacher, wilderness guide, manager, and writer for a high school and rehabilitative program for disadvantaged teens in Petaluma.  A practitioner of Tai Chi, Aikido and the Asian physical arts, Nancy is certified in corrective therapeutic massage, which she offers in Point Reyes and Petaluma.  In addition to the CLAM board, Nancy also volunteers at KWMR local radio. Nancy was inspired to serve on the CLAM Board after viewing a documentary describing the disappearance of beautiful historic towns along the Mediterranean coast due to economic pressures of increasing wealth. Nancy serves on the CLAM Events Committee.

 

 

pamela-wrightPamela Wright has worked in commercial real estate for over 30 years, after an earlier stint as a city planner. She is currently a Managing Director for the Capital Advisory group at Greenhill & Co, where her team helps leading global real estate managers access institutional capital. She is also a member of the Board and Executive Committee of UC Berkeley’s Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics. Pamela’s deep love of West Marin stems from the early 80’s when she first bought a home in Point Reyes Station. She enjoys increasing involvement in the West Marin community. An avid hiker, Pamela sits on the Board of Directors of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, and is Board Secretary for Sound Orchard, the West Marin non-profit dedicated to building community through music. Pamela is excited to add her efforts to CLAM’s mission to provide affordable housing in Tomales Bay communities. She serves on the Finance Committee.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Christina BurgoyneChrista Burgoyne, Fundraising Committee has 30 years of experience in real estate management in the East Bay. Her volunteer work includes fundraising for several Bay Area nonprofits, co-chairing art fundraisers in the East Bay and Marin (Environmental Action Committee & West Marin Live), and serving on the board of Gallery Route One. She has been a member of CLAM since its inception and serves on its Fundraising Committee. “I believe that a community can stay viable only if it provides local, affordable housing for people who contribute to the community.”

 

 

PagettBetty Pagett, Fundraising Committee. A Marin resident since 1981, and consultant on affordable housing advocacy. She served First United Methodist Church in San Rafael for ten years before becoming Director of Education and Advocacy for EAH Housing, a statewide non-profit housing organization founded with headquarters in Marin. She retired in 2007 and has been working as a volunteer and consultant on sustainable communities, particularly as issues and policies have impacts on working poor families and seniors.

 

 

 

Lorraine Fisher-SmithLorraine Fisher-Smith, Events Committee has been a West Marin resident since 1988, and has worked in her community as a Certified Massage Therapist since 1990.  She was a founding member of the West Marin Parent-Teacher-Student Association and has coached soccer in the West Marin Youth Soccer League’s Recreational division.  Lorraine recently stepped down from the board of directors. Her interest in working for CLAM stems from watching friends and good community members leave West Marin in order to find affordable housing elsewhere. Lorraine lives with her husband and two children in the Point Reyes area where she enjoys bicycling, swimming and hiking.

 

 

Terry NordbyeTerry Nordbye, Property Committee has lived in West Marin for 40 plus years. A building contractor since 1975, Terry was central to the building of the Dance Palace Community Center in Point Reyes Station. His work for CLAM includes the Blue and Passive homes and the Inverness home, CLAM’s first home sale. He consults, teaches and has presented at West Coast conferences on high performance and passive house building. He is a consultant to architects and trains crews on constructing energy-efficient buildings. He is also pioneering air sealing of buildings as a trade in the U.S.

STAFF MEMBERS

Kim ThompsonKim Thompson, Executive Director joined CLAM in 2012 from California’s San Joaquin Valley, where she worked to build healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities. She lived in a Southeast Asian refugee neighborhood for years while directing a first-time program to educate refugee residents about their housing rights, and led organizing efforts for improved living conditions and affordable housing policy in the city of Fresno. She’s contributed to smart growth initiatives and advocated for cleaner Valley air quality in her role to engage physicians in public health efforts; and has taught university courses on environmental ethics, cultural anthropology, and developed a touring course of major San Joaquin Valley issues. She earned a Masters of Divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary, has graduate training in anthropology from UC Berkeley, and a certificate of Applied Anthropology from the Tamale Institute of Cross Cultural Studies, Ghana.

Ruth Lopez, Community Engagement Coordinator and Property Manager has worked in non-profit administration, education, and property management for many years.  Ruth has lived in Point Reyes Station since 1988, raising and educating three daughters here.  Ruth also teaches aikido to children at the Dance Palace Community Center.

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Roth, Development Director joined CLAM in July, 2017. She has been a consultant to social justice nonprofits for more than 20 years, with a focus on fundraising and board development. Stephanie has written widely on the topic of fundraising and organizational development, and is the co-author (with Mimi Ho) of The Accidental Fundraiser: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Money for Your Cause. A regular visitor to West Marin from her home in Berkeley, Stephanie is thrilled to be part of an organization that is committed to equity and access for all of its residents.

 

 

 

Stacey Laumann, Project Manager has worked on affordable housing and land use policy at the Marin County Community Development Agency, and managed real estate development projects for Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco. Stacey has been a member of housing planning advisory committees for the Association of Bay Area Governments and coordinator for the Mayors’ Institute on City Design. Prior to working in housing and land use, Stacey worked in local and global event planning. She is a Park and Recreation Commissioner for the City of San Rafael, and board member of the Marin Environmental Housing Collaborative. Stacey has a BA in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz, and an MSc in Urban Regeneration and Development from the Bartlett School of Planning at University College London.

 

Noelle Hiam, Office Manager joined CLAM in 2017. She became interested in the movement for affordable housing after witnessing first-hand the inaccessibility of the area during her move to Inverness in 2016. With a degree in earth and environmental science and a background in agriculture and co-op management, she is committed to promoting sustainable and equitable land use and building a diverse community in West Marin. She is inspired by the area’s vibrant community and hopes to ensure its viability for future generations. She may also be found working at Point Reyes Books, gardening, and creating pottery and fiber arts.

 

 

Rae Levine, Executive Director Emeritus served as CLAM Executive Director

from January 2003 to June 15, 2010.