Personal Information
I grew up in Albany attending our public schools. For twenty years I led the Lake Tahoe conservation group known by the motto “Keep Tahoe Blue.” I came home to Albany to care for my mother in her last years, and decided to stay.  

Former Executive Director of Congregation Netivot Shalom; and Coordinator of Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) meal program, arranging for meals to be delivered to local Holocaust survivors and other elders. 

In recent years, I also maintained a law practice serving mainly seniors and nonprofit organizations, and have served as Interim Director of Refugee and Immigrant Services for JFCS.


  • UC Berkeley, major in philosophy 
  • Hastings College of the Law, J.D. 
  • Teaching: Lake Tahoe Community College (business law, philosophy, ethics), 
  • Sierra Nevada College (land use & environmental review) 

Community Service 

  • Advisory Board, Citizens for East Shore Parks 
  • Albany Landfill Dog Owners Group (ALDOG) 
  • Board of Directors, Chaparral House (local nonprofit nursing home) 


  • Waterfront Committee 
  • Parks & Recreation Commission 
  • Executive Committee, EarthShare California 
  • Steering Committee for Presidential Forum on Lake Tahoe 
  • Co-chair, Tahoe Transportation & Water Quality Coalition 
  • Founding member, General Assistance Advocacy Project (volunteer representation for 
    homeless individuals and others in need of public assistance)

Ends December 2018