Partnership  •  Collaboration  •  Community
President and Co-Founder | Kathy Young, Chief Operating Officer, Fannie & John Hertz Foundation

Kathy Young is the President and Co-Founder of Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance. For her day job, Kathy serves as the Executive Director of the Hertz Fellowship Programs and Chief Administrative Officer of the Fannie & John Hertz Foundation. The Hertz Foundation provides graduate fellowships in applied physical and biological sciences, engineering and mathematics. Kathy has had a passion for the organization since she began her employment with the Hertz Foundation in 2007. Prior to her career with Hertz, Kathy spent many years working in the legal field. She received her B.S. in Organizational Behavior and Leadership from the University of San Francisco. In addition to co-founding TVNPA, Kathy serves on the Steering Committee for the Tri-Valley Anti-Poverty Collaborative. She is a resident of Livermore and spends her leisure time with her husband, Edward, three children, and two dogs.

Vice President and Co-Founder | Mony Nop, President, Mony Nop Foundation

Mony Nop is a licensed realtor and owner of Mony Nop Real Estate in Livermore. Mony is also the 2016 President of the of the Asian Real Estate Association of America, Greater East Bay. Prior to becoming a realtor, Mony served 17 years as a police officer at the City of Livermore Police Department. A Cambodian immigrant who was born into a life of hardship under the Pol Pot Regime, Mony understands first-hand the challenges that young adults face and has made it his life’s passion to serve his community by involving himself significantly in local nonprofit organizations. In addition to co-founding the TVNPA, in 2012 Mony also founded the Mony Nop Foundation with a mission to grow the next generation of young adult leaders through Leadership Academy programs and camps. Mony received his B.A. in Business Management at St. Mary’s College and his A.A. in Criminal Justice at San Joaquin Delta College.

Secretary | Christine Dillman, Director of Counseling and Sexual Assault Services, Tri-Valley Haven

Christine Dillman is the Director of Counseling and Sexual Assault Services at Tri-Valley Haven, where she has worked for over fifteen years. Christine is on the Board of Directors of the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance as Secretary. She was a Board Member at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) from 2009 - 2015. Christine was also the Chair of CALCASA’s Sexual Assault Program Services’ Committee which represented all rape crisis centers throughout the state of California. Christine received her B.A. from Brandeis University. Her lifelong passion is ending violence against women and children. She enjoys collaborating with local non-profits and helping to build a stronger Tri-Valley community.

Board Director - Finances | Peter Derrick, Consulting CFO

Peter is a diversified senior executive with over 30 years of experience as a chief financial officer, treasurer, SVP business developer, and banker. He has successfully worked with small growth oriented companies with revenues of $5 million to large complex organizations with revenues in excess of $1 billion, including: Nortel Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Phillips, National Westminster Bank PLC, and ABN AMRO Bank. As a C-level financial officer, Peter has raised and managed over $10 billion in financial assets for a variety of companies. Peter enjoys having an entrepreneurial spirit: he has worked as a Consulting CFO with numerous private firms in both the for-profit and the nonprofit sectors. Peter earned an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and a BA in Economics from the University of Waterloo. He currently resides in Livermore, CA, where he enjoys cycling, music, and the performing arts.

Board Director - Programs | Chris Carter, Director of Development, Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center

Chris Carter serves as Director of Development for the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, where he oversees all fundraising activities. Prior to LVPAC, Chris worked at Saint Mary’s College of California for eleven years, primarily serving as a leader in the College’s development department. At Saint Mary’s, Chris served first as the Director for Alumni relations and then as the Director for Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving. While working in higher education, Chris was a longtime member of CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education), leading and participating in multiple professional workshops focusing on volunteers and board management. Chris is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Livermore Rotary, and he also volunteers for the Boy Scouts of America. His strengths include expertise in donor relations, annual giving, volunteer development, and fundraising programs. Chris enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar and golfing.

Board Director - Membership Development | Ana Dunigan, Co-Founder, A Place For ME

Ana Dunigan is co-founder of A Place for ME, where special needs children and neuro-typical children can develop long-lasting relationships while learning important social interaction skills. Ana is the Director of Customer Development at Bay Home and Window, where for the past eight years she has overseen several profit centers involved in building the company’s marketing and customer care functions. Ana credits her rapid career advancement at Bay Home and Windows to her focus on bringing out the best in employees and her ability to achieve the results her customers desire. Ana became passionate about finding solutions for special needs children through her experiences with her son, who lives with autism.

Board Director - Marketing | Genevieve Getman-Sowa, Principal, GGS Consulting

Genevieve Getman-Sowa is Principal at GGS Consulting and is a passionate supporter of nonprofit organizations throughout the Tri-Valley and Bay Area. In her consulting practice, she works closely with nonprofit organizations providing them with strategic planning, development, and communications services to aid them in achieving their missions. Along with volunteering for TVNPA, she is currently Director of Development at the Mony Nop Foundation and has previously held staff or board director positions at the Diabetic Youth Foundation, Livermore Valley Education Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Valley Children’s Museum and more. Genevieve received her B.A. in French and European Cultural History from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a certified Early Childhood Educator. Genevieve resides in Livermore and in her spare time she loves to hike the hills around the Tri-Valley with her family and take part in local community events.

Board Director - Development & Finances | Valerie Jonas, Chief Development Officer, Axis Community Health

Valerie Jonas has been with Axis Community Health since 2010 where she presently serves as Chief Development Officer and oversees marketing, fundraising and capital projects. Axis, a non-profit organization, is the major provider of primary care and mental health counseling services for low-income and uninsured Tri-Valley residents. Valerie has worked with several Bay Area nonprofit organizations, including serving as Regional Director for the Jewish Federation of the East Bay and as a consultant to the Bankhead Theater project during pre-development. She has served on many nonprofit boards, including the South Florida Epilepsy Foundation and J., the Jewish News Weekly, and is a former President of Congregation Beth Emek. Her career in marketing and fundraising began in Florida with work for Hank Meyer Associates Public Relations and Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Foundation. A graduate of Duke University, Valerie is originally from Lakewood, New Jersey. She and her husband David Jonas drove across country from Florida with their three children to move to Livermore in 1994 and continue to enjoy being part of this vibrant community. 

Board Director - Communications and Outreach | Carolyn Siegfried, Executive Director, Pedrozzi Foundation
Carolyn Siegfried, fourth generation Californian and Livermore resident since 1988, has been the Executive Director of the Pedrozzi Scholarship Foundation in Livermore since 2013. She previously held management roles at other local nonprofit organizations including Hope Hospice in Dublin and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Livermore. She has also produced and hosted a variety of shows for Tri-Valley Community Television (TV30), including moderating local election forums. Her early career was spent in high-tech marketing in the Silicon Valley. She earned her MBA and General Engineering degrees from Santa Clara University.