Our friendly and professional staff counts it a privilege to serve you. Our medical staff is comprised of registered nurses operating under the supervision of our board certified OB-GYN medical director. Our patient advocates are nonjudgmental and objective. Our corporate staff oversees our best practices and interacts with our wonderful supporters.
Paul Sluis, Esq.
Paul has been a Director since 1992, and served as General Counsel for many of those years as a California attorney in good standing since admission to the Bar in 1981. He is the current Board Chairman and lives in Oakland. Having worked in a general practice for 8 years and worked 17 years in the Office of the General Counsel at AC Transit, Paul has retired from maintaining a regular law practice.
Nancy Cecconi joined the board in 2014. She is a registered nurse, who graduated from Mt. St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles with a BSN in 1975. Her fields of nursing include pediatrics and OB. She is also a board member of FACE (Family Aid-Catholic Education) for the Diocese of Oakland, and the Coalition of Concerned Medical Professionals based in Oakland. She is a member of the Order of Malta. Nancy and her husband John reside in Piedmont. They are the parents of three grown children.
Yvonne is Manager of Talent Management at Slalom Consulting. She attended University of California, Berkeley - Walter A. Haas School of Business and is a Gallup Strengthsfinder Coach and CTI Trained Executive Coach. She is a member of Moraga Valley Presbyterian. Yvonne lives in Lafayette with her husband, Alan and their three children.
Albert was appointed the Executive Director in 2014, having served as its Director of Development since 2007. Prior to serving in the non-profit sector, Albert comes from a background in marketing, sales and management consulting at various Bay Area businesses and organizations. He received his B.A. from UC Berkeley and resides with his wife and five children in Alameda.
Glenn Miller, CPA
Glenn Miller joined the board in 2014. He is a Certified Public Accountant in practice since 1976. He is also a board member for Logoi.org ministries. He was a founding Director of Bank of Livermore. He and his wife Linda live in Castro Valley, and have two biological adult children and two adopted children from Chile. For ten years they served as “critical care” foster parents for Alameda County, assisting approximately 20 children during that time.
Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair
Phil has worked since 1975 primarily with Franklin Templeton Investments in various roles including controller and director of finance. He resides in San Carlos.
Rev. Sam Shafer
Rev. Sam Shafer is the former Executive Director of Friends in Transition, an organization providing mentor training for volunteers matched with prison inmates transitioning back to the community. He holds a BA degree in Economics, Political Science, and Psychology from the University of Colorado, and a Master of Divinity from the Iliff School of Theology. He resides in Oakland.
Tom was born and raised in Santa Monica, California, and earned his PhD in Computer Science from UCLA. He has worked for Google and Cisco as a software engineer and researcher. Tom joined our Board in 2017 and is a parishioner of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church and Shrine in Santa Clara, California.
Dr. Samuel Young, OB/GYN
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Dr. Mary Hinkley, OB/GYNSupport Circle
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