Meet The Board


William “Bill” Finkelstein (President) – has been a Sonoma County resident since 1992 and lives in Bennett Valley with his wife Mary Mack. Bill received a BS in Engineering and an MS in Computer Science from UCLA and retired from a career in High Tech and Financial Services in 2004. He’s a member of a number of local non-profit boards and is an avid cyclist and ride leader for the Santa Rosa Cycling Club. He can often be found enjoying our many city, regional, and state parks. His favorites include Howarth, Galvin, and Finley Parks and the Prince Memorial Greenway.
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PictureShawn Hetherman (Secretary) – Shawn and her husband Paul moved to Santa Rosa in 2012 and are thrilled to call Sonoma County home. Shawn is active with the Valley of the Moon Rotary and a mentor at Roseland University Prep School. She is the owner of Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids. Her background includes Sales, Marketing and Supply Chain Planning, for companies including Mars, Foster Farms, Schwan’s, and Sodexo. She graduated from Cal Poly, Pomona earning a BA, Magna cum Laude, in Liberal Studies and a MBA from the University of Redlands. Whenever time permits, she and her husband enjoy being outdoors, hiking, and can often be found at Howarth Park. ​

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Michele Rahmn (Board Member) – Michele has lived in Sonoma County since 1983 and moved to Coffey Park in 2011 with her husband Steve and 3 children. After the Tubbs Fire took her home, she was so moved by how the community came together to help one other, she wanted to give back to her community. Now she volunteers for Coffey Strong and Rebuild Northbay Foundation. She loves her community and is passionate about rebuilding a community that is connected, beautiful and safe for generations to come.Her and her family love spending time at Howarth Park and various neighborhood parks.

Toni Abraham (Board Member) – Toni works for Catholic Charities as the Children’s Resource Manager of Shelter and Housing Programs.  She has more than 20 years’ experience and education to support her work in the field of children’s services. She received a degree in Child Development and went on to study Administration of Juvenile Justice at Santa Rosa Junior College. The past 10 years she spent her time developing youth empowerment and leadership programs designed to help youth recover from trauma they experienced from homeless, foster care, incarceration, and/or gang involvement. During that time, she created several model programs like the Sunflower Community Garden, the Clean Slate Tattoo Removal Program, and GEM *Girls Empowerment Conference, for middle school and high school students. In her new role, she brings her skills and talents to Catholic Charities Housing and Shelter Department working to connect homeless parents with resources for childcare and other children’s resources. She is an active member of Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership, a Board Member of Julie Nations Foundation, a member of the ACE’s Connection.