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>
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… Read More>
Richard is a well-established entrepreneur and former Mayor of Auburn, CA (1973-1976). He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from Chapman University and … Read More>
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 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… Read More>
Vicki Spannagel is a Gold Country native living in Penryn. She is retired from Placer County Health and Human Services having started as a Public Health Nurse visiting families … Read More>
Carol brings a strong background in Information Technology consulting, having worked for IBM back when the Internet was still called “e-business,” and she has the t-shirts to prove it… Read More>
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… Read More>
Dick is past President and Chief Executive Officer of Dignity Health, a healthcare system comprised of 45 acute care hospitals and medical groups in Arizona, California… 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>
Pamela Constantino worked in the retirement plans industry for over twenty-five years as the President and Co-Owner of Polycomp Trust Company, a public trust company that served as… Read More>
James T. Williams
Jim Williams is the retired Chair 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>
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.
Click here to learn more about Janice’s lasting impact on Placer Community Foundation.
Emeritus Board Members
J. Richard Couzens
Guy R. Gibson
Kelly C. Hacker
Mary Ann Hamilton
Bruce A. Lyon
Thomas E. Propp
Justice Keith F. Sparks (Retired)
Curtis C. Sproul
H. Ray Yamasaki