Chairman of the Board
Larry Welch is the former Vice President of Indirect Procurement for Hewlett Packard. Prior to his retirement in June 2007, Larry had worldwide responsibility for all non-production purchases for HP in the areas… Read More>
For more than two decades, Ellen MacInnes served as a financial advisor for individuals living primarily in Auburn and the surrounding foothills. She managed the assets for hundreds of family… Read More>
Paul McKenna recently retired from a successful 36 year career as a finance executive with Hewlett Packard. Paul led the financial operations team for the Global Delivery Centers within HP’s Enterprise… Read More>
A California native, Sue Thompson moved to Placer County in 1974 and has been working in real estate here for over 35 years. For the past 18 years she has owned HomeTown Realtors in Auburn… Read More>
James T. Williams
Jim Williams recently retired as Chairman of Williams + Paddon, Architects + Planners, Inc. One of the largest and most reputable architecture firms in the Metropolitan area, Williams + Paddon is… Read More>
Kindra Britt is the Community Affairs Director for Placer County Office of Education (PCOE). She has been a high school teacher and coach; appointed an adjunct professor at age 26 at CSU Long Beach… Read More>
Nadder Mirsepassi has been with Sutter Health since 1996, when he started as a Sr. Financial Analyst at Sutter Community Hospitals, before joining the Sutter Health Treasury as a Cash Manager. In 2000, Nadder… Read More>
Since retiring from Hewlett Packard in 2005, Ken Larson has worked with companies, organizations and public entities to make their commitments to their employees and their communities… Read More>
Guy R. Gibson
Guy Gibson is a lifelong resident of Roseville. He is a graduate of Roseville High School, UC Davis, and The University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he was a member of the Traynor Honor Society… Read More>
A resident of Newcastle, Richard Saletta is a licensed clinical social worker and marriage and family therapist; a past federal court Special Master who oversaw statewide class-action mental health and… Read More>
After almost 20 years of experience in finance and marketing with Intel, Sheila Cardno established a financial planning practice built on her interpersonal and analytical skills. She has been… Read More>
Elizabeth Jansen is a 4th generation Lincoln resident. Her great grandfather came from Denmark to Lincoln in 1877 when he was just 16. Walter Jansen started the grain business which eventually… Read More>
Timothy J. Sands
Tim Sands is a retired Deputy District Attorney for Placer County and is a third generation Auburn resident. His participation on the Placer Community Foundation’s Board of Directors is preceded by his father… Read More>
Founding Board Chairman
Janice Forbes was a native of Auburn, CA. She graduated from local schools, attended Mills College in Oakland, was elected to the Berkeley Chapter of Phi Beta
Kappa, and received her B.A. from the University of California, Davis. Janice was publisher of Sierra Heritage Magazine, a regional magazine covering the Sierra Nevada mountain range, for 26 years and published a weekly community newspaper, The Sentinel, until 2010. In addition, she was active in the planning and funding the restoration of the School Park Preserve and Cooper Amphitheater.
She served several terms on the City of Auburn Economic Development Commission and on numerous local boards including the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce, the Auburn Symphony and the Auburn-Placer Performing Arts Center. She was a founding board member of the Sierra Business Council, a regional business organization.
Janice passed away in June 2013, but she will be honored and remembered as the leading force in establishing Placer Community Foundation. She had a vision for local philanthropy in Placer County and understood the impact giving could have on current and future needs throughout the county.
She also believed strongly in honoring and sharing the legacy of those who have chosen to give back to their place of home. Her tireless work has contributed to the quality of life we all share in this county. We are honored to have known and worked alongside Janice and she will be deeply missed.
Emeritus Board Members
J. Richard Couzens
Mary Ann Hamilton
Bruce A. Lyon
Thomas E. Propp
Justice Keith F. Sparks (Retired)
Curtis C. Sproul
H. Ray Yamasaki