• Chris Wall, Chairman                                                                                                                                             Chris received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 1980 and moved on to a 36-year career with Cummins Inc., a global manufacturer of diesel engines and power systems.  In addition to engine development and power system application engineering, Chris had the opportunity with Cummins to project manage the start up a corporate child care center and to serve as General Manager of a global team in developing and selling new power systems for the oil and gas market.   Chris was a Court Appointed Special Advocate serving children in need for 25 years in Bartholomew County, Indiana.  Upon retirement and a move to Sea Ranch, Chris has been volunteering for Action Network and is now a Board Member.  During tax season, you can find her as a certified tax volunteer with AARP and Richard Henrikson in Point Arena.  She also volunteers on the Coastal Stewardship Task Force, the Solar Array Task Force and at the Art Center in Gualala.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

  • Mary Mobert, Secretary                                                                                                                                                 Mary partnered with her husband in several businesses, including Doghole Custom Boats, hand-built wooden boats between 8 and 24 feet long; Interface, a computer and office service business; and working with Semi-Sentient Systems, a software company that wrote programs for themselves and other companies throughout the U.S. She has served as a translator for the Denver University Science Department; an assistant legal secretary for James Cameron, Attorney at Law; and, presently, she serves as the administrator of the Gualala Municipal Advisory Council (since December 2002) and as executive secretary for Action Network (since November 2003). Mary is also a member of Soroptimist International of the Mendocino-Sonoma Coast.

  • Andrea Phillips, Treasurer                                                                                                                                                  Andrea lived in Gualala from the time she was four to about 14 years old. Then, she moved away so that she could attend a private school named, Ursuline High School in Santa Rosa. After high school she attended Santa Rosa Junior College and became involved in the insurance profession. She currently works as an insurance broker for Farmer’s Insurance in Gualala, as well as for many different companies. She is bilingual in Spanish and English.

  • Shirley Marks, Director                                                                                                                                              Shirley attended San Francisco State University and worked at the United States Geological Survey in the field of seismology. Her scientific writing has been published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, published by the University of California, Berkeley. She has also spoken in depth about an earthquake she discovered at a BSSA annual meeting in San Francisco. After retirement, she worked in real estate selling homes. Shirley is a tireless community volunteer serving in leadership roles on the Boards of Redwood Coast Medical Services Auxiliary, South Coast Seniors and Action Network.                                                                                                                                                    

  •  James Platt, Ph.D., Director                                                                                                                                                             James received a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Southern California and a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from Oregon State University. He is currently a Board member, volunteer and independent contractor for Action Network. His has worked at Chevron Chemical Company in Richmond, CA, as a researcher and project manager for developing manufacturing processes for plant protectants, and as a project development manager for Arysta Life Sciences, North America and San Francisco. After retirement in 2004, James began volunteering at Action Network and initiated the tutoring program and the annual Gualala River Run. He also launched Action Network’s environmental summer science program (now called Coastal Connections), which recruits youth from the local community. He has been active in developing youth programs, including honey bee biology and beekeeping presentations to local elementary schools, and development of an environmental science after school program.

        

  • Tom Dorn, Director                                                                                                                                                                              Tom was a candidate for a doctorate in public administration. He has worked as city clerk, city treasurer, city magistrate, assistant city manager, city manager and management consultant to California cities and counties. Currently Tom and his wife own and manage Mar Vista Cottages in Anchor Bay, a unique environmental resort, which can be visited at www.MarVistaMendocino.com.

  • Valerie Robbins, Director                                                                                                                                                                  Valerie is a local business owner in Gualala, CA.  She has a B.A. in Psychology and a M.S. in Special Ed.  She is experienced in leading and contributing her efforts towards assisting nonprofit organizations.  In addition, she has worked with children and families throughout her career and has a good understanding of their needs. 

  •  Kevin Evans, Director                                                                                                                                     Kevin Evans joins the Gualala community and the Board of Action Network with 39 years of experience in municipal recreation and community service – most recently as Director of Community Services and Parks for the city of Dana Point, CA.  Kevin began his career with a BA in Recreation Administrations from San Diego State University.  Kevin is a 39 year member of Lions Club International.  He has coached youth baseball, served as a Parks and Recreation Commissioner and in various community planning roles.  He enjoys travel with his wife Sylvia, playing competitive slow pitch softball, and spending time with family and friends.

  

  • Thaïs Mazur, PhD, Executive Director of Action Network                                                                     Thaïs has been a Mendocino Coast resident for the past 20 years and became the Action Network Executive Director in April 2019.  She received her PhD in Human Science and Community Health from Saybrook University, San Francisco, CA;  and holds an M.S. in Social Psychology and Occupational Therapy. In her previous position as Project Manager and Coordinator of Healthy Mendocino, Thaïs focused on housing, childhood trauma, mental health, poverty, and family wellness. She has expertise in the development of best practices to encourage health equity, foster community resilience, and build collective leadership.   

 

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