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.

CALCRA BOARD MEMBERS

Executive Board

Margaret Griffin

Margaret Griffin, President
1515 Shasta Dr., #1401
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 747-6471
mgriffin@urcad.org
(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.

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Edward DeLaney, Vice President
100 Bay Place #1704
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 891-8146
sptegd1@yahoo.com
(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 and as Vice President since 2013.

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Linda Saunders, Treasurer
300 Hot Springs Road, Unit I-170
Santa Barbara CA 93108
(805) 969-8236
l2saunders@hotmail.com
(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.

Charles Greene

Charles Greene, Secretary
728-B Mas Amigos
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 682-7023
cgreene@impulse.net
(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.

CALCRA Board Members at Large

Rose Burgis
3939 Walnut Avenue, #146
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 671-9357
machi7@comcast.net  
(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.

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Mary Dougherty
1950 Silverleaf Circle, #115
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 704-1187
mary@bdog.net
(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.

Bob Googins
18755 West Bernardo Dr., Apt 1231
San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 521-8646
rgoogins@yahoo.com
(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.

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Mike Hernacki
8515 Costa Verde Blvd., #413
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 202-1885
michaelhernacki@gmail.com
(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.

Karen Robison

Karen Robison
3939 Walnut Ave. #237
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 972-1632
krobison1313@gmail.com
(Eskaton Village, Carmichael since 2009)
Karen is the past president of the Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups, a statewide advocacy, education, and public policy not-for-profit association; she was also on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing and was the former President/CEO of the Mental Health Association in Milwaukee County. She has a BS in Nursing from Northwestern University and an MS from the University of Rochester, New York. She is currently chair of the Health Education Coordinating Committee, current events discussion group leader, a facilitator for the Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group, and member of Affordable Housing Boards of Directors at Eskaton. Karen has been on the CALCRA Board of Directors since 2009.

Leonard Schneiderman
3620 Dragonfly Drive, #207
Thousand Oaks, CA. 91360
(805) 241-4782
lschneid@ucla.edu
(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.

CALCRA CONTACTS

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
jmcgrew2@aol.com

Canterbury Woods
Provider: Episcopal Senior Communities
Christy Yarr
651 Sinex Avenue #L-119
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 657-4197
christyyarr@comcast.net

The Carlisle
Provider: Sunrise Carlisle L.P.
Greg Ohanneson
1450 Post Street #512
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 346-1464
gohanneson9191@sbcglobal.net

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
rgoogins@yahoo.com

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
l2saunders@hotmail.com

Channing House
Provider: Channing House
Carl W. Otto (Past Board Member)
850 Webster Street #735
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 321-3945
carl_otto@sbcglobal.net

Eskaton Village
Provider: Eskaton Properties, Inc.
Karen Robison (CALCRA Board Member)
3939 Walnut Ave. #237
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 972-1632
krobison1313@gmail.com

La Costa Glen Carlsbad
Provider: La Costa Glen Carlsbad CCRC, LLC
Mary Dougherty
1950 Silverleaf Circle, #115
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 704-1187
mary@bdog.net

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

Los Gatos Meadows
Provider: Episcopal Senior Communities
Elenetta Longworth
110 Wood Road, F 209
Los Gatos. CA 95030
(408) 354-0419

Piedmont Gardens
Provider: American Baptist Homes of the West
Mattie Scott
33 Linda Avenue, #1311
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 841-8733
mattiescott111@gmail.com

San Francisco Towers
Provider: Episcopal Senior Communities
Fred Little
1661 Pine Street, #713
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 447-5416
fred3377@aol.com

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
sptegd1@yahoo.com

Virginia Anderson (Former CALCRA Board Member)
100 Bay Place #2001
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 891-8456
andersonvp@earthlink.net

Spring Lake Village
Provider: Episcopal Senior Communities
Marge Sommer
5555 Montgomery Drive, #A-1
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
(707) 579-6616

University Retirement Community at Davis
Provider: Pacific Retirement Services
Margaret Griffin (CALCRA Board Member, President)
1515 Shasta Drive, #1401
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 747-6471
mgriiffin@urcad.org

Ellie Norris
1515 Shasta Drive, #2119
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 747-6319
enorris@ocsnet.net

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

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
cgreene@impulse.net

Vi at La Jolla Village
Provider: CC-La Jolla, Inc.
Jacques Peeters (CALCRA Board Member)
8515 Costa Verde Blvd. #255
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 646-0646
4jacques@roadrunner.com

Villa Gardens
Provider:  Front Porch
Jim Haight
842 E. Villa Street, # 316
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-8957
jthaight@earthlink.net

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
mobal@mailstation.com

Vista del Monte
Provider: Front Porch
Dick Starr
3775 Modoc Road #272
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 452-0255
rs157alp@gmail.com

Ruth O'Donnell
3775 Modoc Road #267
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 879-7790
ruthal3@yahoo.com