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Gail has served as a Personal Assistant and Organizational Consultant since 2005. Prior to this she served as Director of Finance and Operations for MOD, Inc. for twenty years where she built a start-up graphic design firm into a nationally recognized, diversified corporation with a strong emphasis on business
Gail serves as a board member for the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University and has served as a board member for the Woodside High School Foundation and the Kitty Petty Institute for LD and ADHD.
Gail has been awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and has a B.A. Art History from California State University at Florence, Italy. Gail has two daughters.
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In June 2016, Nick graduated Valedictorian from Woodside Priory High School. He is taking a gap year before attending Harvard University. Nick is currently an Economic Design Fellow associated with Harvard’s Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications. He plans to complete his research analyzing the funding in California’s domestic violence prevention infrastructure.
Nick began volunteering with CORA during his freshman year of high school. He has completed their 40-hour clinical training program. He has emphasized creating communities of allies, an idea he borrowed from the LGBT community. As someone who has not personally experienced abuse, he highlights the significance of allies in curbing intimate partner violence. After his sophomore year in high school, he founded the Another Door Opens Fund, which he has leveraged to raise money for CORA and foster a broader awareness of domestic violence. He was honored with the Breakthrough Changemaker Inspiration Award for his work in the field of women’s rights. He continues to teach about domestic violence at high schools.
Nick played varsity baseball in high school, and in his free time enjoys pitching with his dad. He has a wonderful younger sister, Emma, who is a sophomore in high school. His mother, Judi, is a singer-songwriter.
Though a native Californian, Carelle has lived and traveled abroad a great deal. In fact she worked in Iran as a young adult in nuclear research during the last year of the Shah’s reign. Carelle trained as an organic chemist and worked many years in the medical device industry, primarily in regulatory affairs.
After the death of her daughter, Naiyareh, in an automobile accident in 2007, she retired to care for her late husband and has devoted her time since to volunteering with agencies like the Tahirih Justice Center, California Transplant Donor Network and the Mona Foundation, but her greatest passion is being a champion for CORA’s clients with whom she strongly identifies.
The legacy of organ and tissue transplant is central in Carelle’s family. She is hopeful that “everything she’s got” will go to organ and tissue donation when the time comes. Carelle joined the board at CORA in 2014.
Rachel is a Career Strategist and Life Coach at SoFi, a modern finance company headquartered in San Francisco.
Rachel has volunteered with organizations dedicated to supporting DV survivors across all the cities she’s lived in and is pleased to continue that commitment to service with CORA in her adopted hometown of San Mateo.
In addition to her experience as a coach and a volunteer, Rachel brings to CORA over 15 years of program management, strategic partnership, and capacity building experience in innovative and entrepreneurial social sector organizations, including the Taproot Foundation, Thrive by Five Washington, the NYC Leadership Academy, Sesame Workshop, and Chinese for Affirmative Action. Rachel has also dabbled in media planning and digital strategy consulting for companies such as Hasbro, Inc. and Time, Inc. Rachel holds a Master of Public Administration from Baruch College and a Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and received her coach training from The Coaches Training Institute.
When not working or volunteering, you can find Rachel exploring parks and playgrounds with her children Ella and Ethan or singing karaoke with her husband, Albert.
Jennifer joined the CORA board of directors in 2014. She is a Philanthropic Advisor at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors based in the San Francisco office. In this role, she engages with a range of individual donors, family foundations, and corporate clients to achieve their philanthropic goals.
Previously at the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation she managed youth education grants, engaged the next generation of family members in philanthropy, and oversaw the Foundation’s communications. Before that, she was the Vice President of Development of an international anti-slavery organization, leading fundraising and donor engagement. She also served as the Partnerships Director at a shelter for survivors of human trafficking. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Stanford University.
Currently retired, Chris spent most of her working years in Accounting and Finance. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, she started with KPMG Peat Marwick in Minneapolis. She transferred to the Bay Area in the mid 80’s, and worked many years as a Partner specializing in High Tech start-up ventures. Many of her clients were developing biotech companies. She left public accounting in the mid 90’s to cofound of a medical device company. After the sale of that company, she spent several years consulting with or on the board of various start-ups. Along the way, she has served on various nonprofit boards and committees.
Since fully retiring, Chris and her partner have spent a large portion of their time traveling the world. They are avid snorkelers and love to experience new cultures, particularly new foods. Chris’s other major interest is fiber arts. She currently serves on the Board of PenWAG (Peninsula Wearable Arts Guild). A major stop on any trip is to meet local artists and learn about local textiles.
Hana connected with CORA while working at Emanuel Law Group from 2013-14, where some of her clients received CORA’s counseling services. She is currently a Program Associate at the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation and works on the Education Team’s Policy & Advocacy portfolio to inform sound policy decisions that improve the quality of student learning. She developed her passion for education when she coordinated YouthCares, an after-school youth employment program in San Francisco that fostered leadership skills, community service, and college- and career-readiness in immigrant youth. Previously, she clerked at the National Immigrant Justice Center, the San Diego Immigration Court, and the San Francisco and Santa Clara District Attorney’s Offices. Hana earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in French and Psychology from UCLA and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. She lives with her husband and daughter in Palo Alto. In her spare time, Hana enjoys traveling, jogging, photography, learning Spanish and tackling challenging recipes. She serves CORA to help make the San Mateo community a safer place for her daughter and other little miracles in the next generation.
Board Vice Chair
Jill is the Director of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices in San Mateo and the Service Line Director for Women’s & Children’s Services for the Medical Offices in Redwood City. She has been working in Health Care Management and as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for over 25 years. Jill is very interested in the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child abuse and interventions that increase the safety of children and victims of domestic violence.
Jill received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the University of California, San Francisco and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine.
Rosemary Mayer Hintz
Rosemary is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT license #48332) and has provided counseling services since 2004. While earning an MA in Clinical Psychology from Notre Dame de Namur University, she provided individual, group and family therapy to children, adolescents and adults. She received specific training in substance abuse, school based counseling, and developmental disorders. After receiving her MA, she served as a counselor at a 60 bed, level 12 group home for teenaged mothers in the juvenile justice system where she conducted assessments and provided bilingual individual, group, family and crisis therapy. She received specialized clinical training in gang violence, crisis intervention, and conduct disorder. She has also conducted psychosocial assessments and provided counseling services to refugee children who lived in a federally funded residential program. While working in the refugee program, she learned to assess and treat children who were victims of human trafficking, war crimes and/or abuse.
She also worked as the Clinical Case Manager for the Shelter Network where she worked with homeless clients with dual diagnosis and mental health concerns.
Most recently, Rosemary served as the Manager of Client Services at CORA where she managed the 24 hour hotline and Emergency Response Program. She is currently in private practice.
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Bio coming soon.