Meet Our Board

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Larry Welch

Larry Welch

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>

Ellen MacInnes

Ellen MacInnes

Secretary
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>

Sue Thompson

Sue Thompson

Board Member
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>

Margaret Fulton

Board Member
Margaret Heiser Fulton is certified as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. She received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley… Read More>

James Williams

James T. Williams

First Vice-Chairman
Jim Williams is the retired Chairman of Williams + Paddon, Architects + Planners, Inc. One of the largest and most reputable architecture firms in the area, Williams + Paddon is known for the quality… Read More>

Nadder Mirsepassi

Nadder Mirsepassi

Board Member
Nadder Mirsepassi is the Assistant Treasurer, Treasury Director with Sutter Health, and has been with Sutter since 1996.   Prior to joining Sutter Health, he was a Registered Investment Advisor with Brecek and Young… Read More>

Raúl Martínez

Board Member
For nearly 20 years, Raúl Martínez has helped foundations, local government, and nonprofits address a host of strategic planning, evaluation, and research needs. His expertise cuts across many fields… Read More>

Elise Baker

Board Member
Elise S. F. Baker, Esq., created PLACER LAW GROUP, APC after 25 years in the legal profession. She completed her undergraduate studies in southern California at California State University, Northridge… Read More>

Ken Larson

Ken Larson

Second Vice-Chairman
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 Gibson

Guy R. Gibson

Board Member
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>

Richard Saletta

Richard Saletta

Board Member
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>

Sheila Carno

Sheila Cardno

Treasurer
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>

Tim Sands

Timothy J. Sands

Board Member
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>

Bonnie London

Board Member
Bonnie London is a Registered Nurse with broad clinical experience in critical care, pharmaceutical sales and school nursing. Her focused interest is in community health… Read More>

Janice Forbes

Janice Forbes

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

Susanne Baldo
Jeff Birkholz
John Briner
Pamela Constantino
J. Richard Couzens
Mary Ann Hamilton
Elizabeth Jansen
Todd Jensen
Bruce A. Lyon
Paul McKenna
Thomas E. Propp
Kelly Richardson
Victor Roumage
Justice Keith F. Sparks (Retired)
Curtis C. Sproul
H. Ray Yamasaki

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