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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Mike Stewart – ​Mike Stewart has lived in Sonoma County since 1985, Graduated from El Molino High School and has an AS in Fire Science from Santa Rosa Jr College.  He is a Captain/ Paramedic for the Ukiah Valley Fire Authority where he has worked since 2002.  He is a Past Active member of the Active 20-30 club of the North Bay #656 where he served as president, as well as sitting on the national board of directors.  Mike loves taking his family to Howarth Park to ride the train, as well as all the other wonderful parks in the area
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Ed Cohen (Board Member)  – Ed Cohen moved to Sonoma County in 2017 and lives in Bodega Bay with his wife Pris Nelson. Ed and Pris run Nelson Global Consulting providing Executive Coaching, Leadership Development and Team Building programs for organizations of all sizes around the world. Prior to Nelson Cohen, Ed was Chief Learning Officer for Tech Mahindra based in India and Booz Allen Hamilton out of Washington DC. He received a BS in Accounting from University of Florida and an MS in Education from Nova Southeastern University. As a newer resident to this area, Ed is excited to have the opportunity to contribute to the community.
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