Board & Volunteers

The members of the CALCRA Board of Directors are all residents of California CCRCs dedicated to CALCRA’s mission and goals. They represent our membership at board meetings, making decisions to ensure the quality of life and financial security of CCRC residents throughout the state. Board members are elected in October to three-year terms. | View Board Meeting Minutes

In addition to board members, we also have a network of volunteers known as CALCRA Contacts at facilities throughout the state who assist with answering questions from members and the public about their CCRC facility or our organization. A CALCRA Contact is an active member who also usually coordinates and conducts membership drives.


Executive Board

Margaret Griffin

Margaret Griffin, President
1515 Shasta Dr., #1401
Davis, CA 95616
(916) 573-1247
(University Retirement Community at Davis since 2005)
Margaret spent thirty-six years in California state government, analyzing policy and legislation and overseeing and evaluating programs for various social service programs. She holds a BA in Sociology from Knox College and a Masters in Public Administration from Golden Gate University. She is active on the University Retirement Community at Davis (URCAD) Health Services Committee and has served on the Resident Council. Margaret has served on the CALCRA Board of Directors since 2009 and as President since 2010.

Bob Googins

Bob Googins, Vice President
18755 West Bernardo Dr., Apt 1231
San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 521-8646
(Casa de las Campanas since 2012)
Among many other roles ranging from professor to general counsel to executive director, Bob served as the Insurance Commissioner for the State of Connecticut. He received his BS and JD from the University of Connecticut and graduated with an MBA from the University of Hartford. He is presently on the Executive Council of the Resident Association at Casa de las Campanas. Bob has been on the CALCRA Board of Directors since 2014 and as Vice President since 2018.

Linda Saunders.jpeg

Linda Saunders, Treasurer
300 Hot Springs Road, Unit I-170
Santa Barbara CA 93108
(805) 969-8236
(Casa Dorinda since 2008)
After five years working for Shell Oil in Houston, Texas, Linda opened an accounting and financial consulting company, specializing in small oil companies. She received a BS in Finance and Business Administration and an MBA from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Louis Obispo, California, as well as studying accounting and forensic auditing at the University of Houston. She is involved with the Special Olympics; organizations that provide clothing assistance for women who are in rehabilitation and seeking employment; and chairs the Casa Dorinda Residents Christmas Fund for the facility’s employees. Linda has served on the CALCRA Board of Directors since 2013 and as Treasurer since 2014.

Rose Burgis, Secretary
3939 Walnut Avenue, #146
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 671-9357 
(Eskaton Village, Carmichael since 2015)
Rose worked in music publishing and taught music privately and in schools for 25 years. She holds a BA in Music Theory and Composition from Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. She is a Crocker-to-Go docent at the Crocker Museum in Sacramento, CA and the Chair of the Eskaton Carmichael CALCRA Advisory Board. Rose has served on the CALCRA Board of Directors since 2016.

CALCRA Board Members at Large

Penny Bard

Penny Bard
12490 West Fielding Circle, #222
Playa Vista, CA 90094
(310) 945-9222
(Fountainview at Gonda Westside since 2017)
Penny had a career as a pediatric endocrinologist with the Permanente Medical Group in Sacramento, CA. While raising her 4 children, she served on the Sacramento Bureau of Jewish Education and was instrumental in starting the Shalom Day School and serving on their Board for many years. In addition, she served on the Mosaic Law Congregation Board. After retiring from Kaiser, she moved to Carmel, CA and was an active board member and president of Congregation Beth Israel and a docent at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Since 2017 she has been living in Playa Vista, CA, and active as vice-president of the Fountainview at Gonda Resident’s Council and on their Medical Protocol Committee. Penny joined the CALCRA Board of Directors in 2019.


Edward DeLaney
100 Bay Place #1704
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 891-8146
(St. Paul’s Towers, Oakland, since 2005)
Edward was a professional engineer for over 40 years in the chemical, petroleum, rocket, and nuclear industries. He holds a BS from MIT and an MS from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, both in chemical engineering. He has served on the board of a 5,000-member homeowners association and a county solid waste and recycling commission, in addition to being twice elected as commissioner of a fire district. Edward has served on the CALCRA Board of Directors since 2007.

Mary Dougherty.jpeg

Mary Dougherty
1950 Silverleaf Circle, #115
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 704-1187
(La Costa Glen since 2014)
Mary served on the San Gabriel Valley Coalition for Education, the Arcadia Unified School District Board of Education, and was elected as a delegate to the California School Boards Association Delegate Assembly. She graduated from the University of Redlands and did graduate studies in Public Administration at Cal State LA. She has been a volunteer with the Assistance League since 1988 and is a member of the Resident Council at La Costa Glen. Mary has been a member of the CALCRA Board of Directors since 2016.

Charles Greene

Charles Greene
728-B Mas Amigos
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 682-7023
(Valle Verde Retirement Community since 2009)
Charles conducted contract research and engineering in underwater acoustics and retired from Greeneridge Sciences Inc., a company he founded. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara as well as SM and SB degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT.  He served as President of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara and of the Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association; he served as President of the Valle Verde Resident Association from 2012 to 2013. Charles has been on the CALCRA Board of Directors since 2012.


Mike Hernacki
8515 Costa Verde Blvd., #413
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 202-1885
(Vi at La Jolla Village since 2015)
Mike received his B.A. from Michigan State University and his law degree from the Detroit College of Law. In a work-life that spanned over 40 years, he was a teacher, salesman, lawyer, stockbroker, writer, and business coach. He has been very active in the Vi community: chairing the Communications Committee, providing promotional and publicity support for other committees, and singing in the chorus, as well as playing the harmonica in Vi’s Care Center 3 times a month. Mike began his service on the CALCRA Board of Directors in 2017.

Bill Mavity

Bill Mavity
19191 Harvard Ave., # 48B
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 786-9412
(Regents Point since 2016)

Bill was a circuit design engineer, engineering manager and Program Manager for over 37 years at RCA, Lockheed Electronics and Rockwell International. He holds a BSEE from the U. of Illinois a CA EE PE license, and holds a US Patent. He served for 30 years as a Board President, Treasurer, and member of the Woodbridge Village Assn; 6 years on the Board of Directors of the Orange Co. chapter of the Community Association Institute (CAI) chapter; over 12 years on the CAI California Legislative Action Committee (a lobbying group for Community Assn’s and Condominiums) to the CA Legislature; and 14 years in Irvine City government as a Transportation Commissioner, Planning Commissioner, and Executive Assistant to a City Councilman. Bill joined the CALCRA Board in October 2018.

Leonard Schneiderman

Leonard Schneiderman
3620 Dragonfly Drive, #207
Thousand Oaks, CA. 91360
(805) 241-4782
(University Village at Thousand Oaks since 2009)

After an early career as a social worker, Leonard went on to a forty year academic career in public social policy (Ohio State University, Indiana University, Ben Gurion University); served on the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and Far East and the Joint Economic Committee United States Senate; and is a Dean Emeritus UCLA School of Social Welfare and UCLA Emeriti Professor of Public Policy. He holds a BA, MS, and PhD. Leonard has been on the CALCRA Board of Directors since 2013.

Inda S. Shirley

Inda S. Shirley
1800 Atrium Parkway, #432
Napa, CA 94559
(The Meadows since March 2016)

Inda has a PhD in sociolinguistics, an MA in applied linguistics, an MEd in human service administration, and a BA in literature. Her work experience has ranged the gamut from negotiating contracts for the federal government and teaching English as a second language at a Japanese university to coaching writing and managing a Planned Parenthood facility. Inda has volunteered with a variety of groups and organizations including doing intake at Legal Assistance to the Elderly. She is currently an editor working with clients in Japan and the chair of Health Care for All - Napa Valley. In addition, she is an experienced lobbyist. At The Meadows, she is a member of the Health and Safety Committee. Inda was elected to the CALCRA board in 2018.


A CALCRA Contact is an active member who serves as a facility’s CALCRA representative, answering questions from members or the public regarding their CCRC facility or our organization. Contacts also usually coordinate and conduct membership drives.

Altavita (formerly Air Force Village West)
Provider: Air Force Village West
John Mc Grew (former Board Member)
17050 Andrews Circle
Riverside, CA 92518
(951) 567-5985

Canterbury Woods
Provider: Episcopal Senior Communities
Tom Streeter
651 Sinex Avenue #J-215
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 657-4249

Casa de las Campanas
Provider: Casa de las Campanas, Inc.
Bob Googins (CALCRA Board Member)
18755 West Bernardo Dr., Apt 1231
San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 521-8646

Casa Dorinda
Provider: Montecito Retirement Association
Linda Saunders (CALCRA Board Member)
300 Hot Springs Rd., Unit I-170
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
(805) 969-8236

Eskaton Village
Provider: Eskaton Properties, Inc.
Rose Burgis (CALCRA Board Member)
3939 Walnut Ave. #146
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 671-9357

La Costa Glen Carlsbad
Provider: La Costa Glen Carlsbad CCRC, LLC
Mary Dougherty (CALCRA Board Member)
1950 Silverleaf Circle, #115
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 704-1187

Lake Park
Provider: California-Nevada Methodist Homes
Helen Betts
1850 Alice Street #1103
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 836-2411

Piedmont Gardens
Provider: American Baptist Homes of the West
Mattie Scott
33 Linda Avenue, #1311
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 841-8733

St. Paul's Towers
Provider: Episcopal Senior Communities
Edward Delaney (CALCRA Board Member, Vice President)
100 Bay Place #1704
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 891-8146

John Linker
100 Bay Place #720
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 891-8374

Spring Lake Village
Provider: Episcopal Senior Communities
Ingrid Borland
5555 Montgomery Drive, #I-102
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
(707) 579-6776

University Retirement Community at Davis
Provider: Pacific Retirement Services
Margaret Griffin (CALCRA Board Member, President)
1515 Shasta Drive, #1401
Davis, CA 95616
(916) 573-1247

Tenny Lam
1515 Shasta Drive, #2333Davis, CA 95616
(530) 747-6073

University Village
Provider: Continuing Care Communities
Len Schneiderman (CALCRA Board Member)
3620 Dragonfly Drive, #207
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 241-4782

Valle Verde
Provider: American Baptist Homes of the West
Charles Greene (CALCRA Board Member)
728-B Mas Amigos
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 682-7023

Vi at La Jolla Village
Provider: CC-La Jolla, Inc.
Mike Hernacki (CALCRA Board Member)
8515 Costa Verde Blvd. #413
San Diego, CA 92122

Villa Gardens
Provider:  Front Porch
Robert Carlson
842 E. Villa Street, # 545
Pasadena, CA 91101

The Village at Hemet
Provider: Freedom Properties
Stefan Moses (Past Board Member)
2200 W. Acacia Avenue, Apt. W-101
Hemet, CA 92545
(951) 929-3727

Vista del Monte
Provider: Front Porch
Dick Starr
3775 Modoc Road #272
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 452-0255

Ruth O'Donnell
3775 Modoc Road #267
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 879-7790