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Slate of Officers 2020-2021

Nomination for the 2020-2021 Board

PRESIDENT Mary Turner Gilliland - ΦBKNCA: Treasurer 2001-2011, President 2011-present. BA (High Honors), French and Textiles & Clothing, UCSB 1969. Community Volunteer, 1971-present. Currently President of local chapter P.E.O. Sisterhood. Also 50-year member of American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (Distinguished Service Awardee); member of Int’l. Federation for Home Economics, CA Assn. of Family & Consumer Sciences, Costume Society of America, and International Quilt Study Group.

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAMS O'Neil Dillon - O’Neil grew up in Berkeley and attended UC Berkeley (1962) and UCSF School of Medicine (1965). After internship at Mt Zion Hospital in San Francisco, he joined the US Public Health service and provided medical care to Peace Corps volunteers in Malaysia. On return to the US, he finished a psychiatric residency at Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCSF finishing in 1971. He practiced psychiatry in Berkeley, including providing psychiatric care of UC Berkeley students at Cowell Hospital student health services. Along with many years of private practice in Berkeley, he has also provided psychiatric crisis intervention services at San Quentin State Prison high security and death row inmates. He has been Past President of the Medical Staff at Alta Bates Hospital, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Herrick Hospital in Berkeley, as well as Past President of the Northern California Psychiatric Society.

SECOND VICE PRESIDENT, SCHOLARSHIP Joanne Sandstrom - ΦBKNCA: Second Vice President, Scholarship, 2006 – present. A.A., Glendale Junior College (as it was then), 1957; B.A. in English and teaching credential, UC Berkeley, 1959 and 1960, respectively; M.A. in English, Cal State Long Beach, 1968. Taught English at Costa Mesa High School, Saddleback College and Long Beach City College, 1969-1975. Sailed around the world, 1975-1980. In charge of the publications program (editor, typesetter, proofreader, marketer, publicist, etc.) for the Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley, September 1980-2009 (on leave sailing around the world again in 1988). Retired and doing freelance editing.

THIRD VICE-PRESIDENT - MEMBERSHIP Patricia Kenber - ΦBKNCA: Third Vice President - Membership, 2013 - present. B.Sc. (Honors) Mathematics, University of Exeter, UK, 1966; B.A. English (summa cum laude), San Francisco State University, Phi Beta Kappa, 2000; M.A. English San Francisco State, 2003. Systems engineer IBM UK until moving to USA in 1972. American Association of University Women (1979-1992): Branch leadership roles in Georgia and California, and California AAUW Communications Chair, (1991-92). Board member of Role Players Ensemble Theatre, Danville (2004-2009), serving in various roles – publicist, database manager and President. Currently employed as a tax preparer for a CPA firm. Enthusiastic, reader, traveler and theatergoer.

CORRESPONDING/RECORDING SECRETARY Susan Jenkins - ΦBKNCA Corresponding secretary 2015 – present. A.A., Liberal Arts, University Studies (honors), Gavilan College, 1995; B.A., History (honors) Santa Clara University (magna cum laude), 1998; Phi Beta Kappa 1998. Alpha Sigma Nu, national Jesuit honor society, lifetime member. Community volunteer, most recently Board member Santa Clara Chorale (2008 – 2013), serving as fundraising chair, grant writer, and annual campaign manager. Over 10 years experience working in Silicon Valley for various high-tech companies focused in the areas of finance, legal, and HR. Avid reader, gardener, wantabe chef, theatergoer, and traveler.

TREASURER Duncan Missimer - ΦBKNCA Treasurer 2014 – present.  B.S. Chemistry, UC Santa Barbara 1975, Phi Beta Kappa; B.S Computer Science, UC Santa Barbara 1984; System software developer from 1984 to 2012 at Hewlett-Packard, Rhapsody Networks, Brocade Networks; Memberships - IEEE and Usenix.

Committee Chairs appointed by the Board for 2020-2021

ASILOMAR CHAIR Deirdre Frontczak - ΦBKNCA: Various 1983-85, Asilomar 2014 - present. Chair. B.A. Philosophy (magna cum laude), New York University 1970; Ph.D. Philosophy (with distinction), Boston College, 1974; M.Th. Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, 1996. Adjunct Professor of Philosophy/English at Sonoma State University, Santa Clara University, University of San Francisco and Santa Rosa Junior College (1997---); Principal, Sheen Communications Group, leadership and corporate communications (1990 ---). International Association of Business Communicators, 1986-1989; Summerfield Waldorf School, 2001-03; Leadership Santa Rosa, 2005-08.

CHAPTER LIAISON Amanda Sanyal - ΦBKNCA: Chapter Liaison 2014 - present. B.A., Communication Studies and Cultural Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara 1997; Phi Beta Kappa 1997; Golden Key National Honor Society 1997; Order of Omega 1996; Delta Delta Delta 1995; Consumer technology, public relations, and social media 1998-present.

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER Ray Hendess - ΦBKNCA: Communications Officer, 2007 - present; Webmaster 1997 - present; President, 1995-1998; Program Chair, 1991-1995; Scholarship Committee, 1991-1994; ΦBK Western District Secretary/Newsletter-Editor/Webmaster, various dates. B.S., Chemistry (magna cum laude), Bates College, 1960; Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Princeton, 1964. Research scientist, Eastman Kodak, 1964-1981; real estate owner/manager, 1976-2000; computer system administrator 1998-2002; web design 1997-present. Avid skier, gardener and theatergoer.

TEACHING EXCELLENCE CHAIR Melissa Xanthe Stevens - ΦBKNCA: B.A. Gender and Women’s Studies (summa cum laude), UC Berkeley, Phi Beta Kappa, 2019. Producer of Emmy Award-winning television program Cheap Eats, Los Angeles, 2015-present; owner/operator of event décor company Balloonacy in Sacramento, CA, 2001-2015; professional opera singer (lyric soprano) and singing teacher in Australia and Europe 1992-2000. Studied under Dame Joan Hammond DBE CMG at the Victorian College of the Arts, the University of Melbourne as the youngest opera student ever to be accepted (age 15). Poet, lyricist, singer/songwriter. Passionate about environmental humanities, animal rights, disability inclusion, Indigenous rights, gender equality, and social justice.