1st District Supervisor

Member and Past Chair, Regional Transportation Commission
Member, Metropolitan Transit District
Member, Santa Cruz County Sanitation District
Member and Past Chair, Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo)
Member, Community Corrections Partnership
Member, Central Coast Rail Coordinating Committee 
Member, Santa Margarita Groundwater Sustainability Committee
Member, Task Force on Justice and Gender

Member, Smart On Crime Santa Cruz County
Member, World Surfing Reserve Stewardship Council
Past Chair, California Association of Local Agency Formation Commission (CALAFCo)
Vice-Chair, Select Committee on San Francisco Arrivals 

Co-Chair, Measure D Campaign – Transportation Self-Help Initiative, 2016
Co-Chair, Measure G Campaign – County initiative for public safety, parks, and social services, 2018
Co-Chair, Measure F Campaign – County effort to fund our Parks Department, 2014


Steering Committee Member
Live Oak Cradle To Career Initiative, 2013-present
A collective impact project, led by parents, to ensure that all students and their families have the best opportunity in life.

Cabrillo College Board of Trustees, 2000–2008
President of the Board 2003–2004. Led the effort to pass the Cabrillo Bond measure in 2004.

Measure A Campaign, 2002
Led the successful effort to pass a school to preserve and expand the schools in the Soquel Elementary Unified School District.

Health Services

Board Member, Central Coast Alliance for Health, 2013–16
Medi-Cal insurance provider in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Merced Counties. Served during the largest expansion of the insurance services in a generation. Reinvested funds back into communities to recruit medical professionals and expand clinic space and equipment to better serve the 70,000 members in Santa Cruz County.

Associate Director, Working Partnerships USA, 1997–2001
Working Partnerships is a non-profit organization focuses on labor and economic policy. Created a program to support temporary workers and help design the Children’s Health Initiative which provides insurance coverage for children under 18.

Executive Director, Santa Cruz AIDS Project, 1994–1996
Member, AIDS Housing Advisory Task Force to Secretary Cisneros, 1995–1996
Participant, First White House Conference on AIDS, 1995

Community Service Awards

Advocate of the Year, United Way of Santa Cruz County, 2016

2015 Vision and Voice for Children Award, Santa Cruz County Child Care Planning Council, 2015

Voice for Opportunity and Involvement – Voices for Choice, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, 2010

2010 Outstanding Community Leader Award, Surfrider Foundation, Santa Cruz Chapter, 2010

Ally of the Community Award, Lesbian and Gay Pride Celebration, 1990

Community Activities

Live Oak Little League Coach, Helped coach the Tigers, 2005.

Board Member, Temple Beth El, Board of Directors, 1997–2001


Board Member, Arhoolie Foundation, 2003–present
Board Member, Rex Foundation 1999–2010