Board of Trustees

The Second Harvest Board consists of fifteen Trustees representing a broad cross-section of the community who are responsible for shaping the mission and strategic direction, ensuring leadership and resources and as well as monitoring and improving performance.

Quick link: Board & Committee Member Orientation

Pat Wadors – Chair
As VP, Global Talent Organization, at LinkedIn, Pat Wadors often interfaces with corporate public boards and is leveraging her skills to involve the Second Harvest board and other businesses in our area.  Prior to joining LinkedIn, Pat was Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Plantronics, and before joining Plantronics, Pat held management positions at Yahoo! Inc. and several other technology companies. Pat is the current Chair of the Second Harvest Board of Trustees and also chairs the Executive Committee.

  Phil Dundas – Board Member Phil Dundas is the owner of The Landscape Company in Capitola.  In his experience as a corporate attorney, he has advised the Board of Trustees of numerous private and public companies.  Phil joined the Board of Trustees in 2008, is a past chair of the Second Harvest Board Development Committee and currently serves on the Executive Committee.
  Dave DeBoer – Treasurer Dave DeBoer is the retired Chairman of Greenbrier Intermodal.  He has served as the Board Treasurer of Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes.  His background in distribution, transportation, logistics, finance, and general management is being leveraged to continue improving the efficiency of Second Harvest operations. Dave currently the Chair of the Finance Committee and also serves on the Executive Committee.
Tim Carl – Secretary Tim Carl is the owner of The Carl Group, Inc. a company that provides technical communications to professionals in the Silicon Valley.  In addition to serving on the Board, Tim is Chair of the Second Harvest Audit Committee and also serves on the Development Committee as well as the Executive Committee.
Laurie Mireles Ramirez– Board Member
Laurie Mireles currently works with Salud Para La Gente. She also serves on various health-related committees throughout Santa Cruz County.  In 2009, she received her PhD in Policy, Organization Measurement and Evaluation from Berkeley  School of Education.  Laurie is currently the Vice Chair of the Second Harvest Board Development Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee as well as Co-Chair of the Hunger Fighter Selection Committee.
 Lisa Kirk Lisa Kirk – Board Member Lisa Kirk is Vice President of Human Resources at Seagate Technology and is committed to working with non-profit organizations such as Second Harvest that promote healthy life choices.  She serves on the Second Harvest Fund Development and Corporate Relations Committees and has over 30 years experience in Human Resources.
Ralph Maltese – Board Member
Ralph Maltese is currently VP of Operations for Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.  Prior to this position, and as the owner of BPR Consulting, LLC, Ralph  used his 20 years of experience in project management and process re- engineering in the food industry. He led the effort to develop the five-year IT Roadmap for Second Harvest and has a passionate belief in our mission and in-depth knowledge of our organization.  Ralph is currently the Vice Chair of the Second Harvest Finance Committee.
Donna Mosich – Board Member Donna Mosich, an independent consultant, Learning and Training-DM Technical Services,  has also served on several non-profit organizations as a committee volunteer and leader.  She recently served three terms as the President of Friends of Main Street, the non-profit organization for Main Street Elementary School.  Donna continues her involvement by being on the Second Harvest Fund Development and Corporate Relations Committees and taking a leading role on the Santa Cruz Chefs Dinner Committee, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Turkey Trot Committee, and serving as Co-Chair of the Hunger Fighter Selection Committee.
Bob Norton – Vice Chair Bob Norton served on the Aptos Chamber Board for ten years and Above the Line for eight years. He has extensive management and organizational experience in nearly every aspect of the grocery industry and a strong desire to give back to the community.  Bob currently chairs the Fund Development and corporate Relations Committees and also  serves on the Executive Committee.
  Dieter Ramaekers – Board Member Dieter Ramaekers is a Wealth Advisor.  He has served for several years on the investment committee and the planned giving committee for the Humane society of Silicon valley.  He is also on the Board of the Sunrise Rotary Club of Santa Cruz County,  Dieter joined the Second Harvest Board in 2010 and currently serves on the Second Harvest Major Gifts and Development Committees.
Joop Rubens – Board Member
Joop Rubens currently is the Director of Development for the Fistula Foundation and has been working to eradicate hunger through his involvement serving on the Boards of KIP Solutions, and the Global Information Internship Program.  A social media and networking expert, he has the communication skills to build advocacy for Second Harvest. Joop currently chairs the Second Harvest Major Gifts Committee as well as serving on the Fund Development  Committee.
  Jon Sisk – Board Member Jon Sisk is SVP, Director of Real Estate and Construction Lending for Santa Cruz County Bank.  He has worked closely with Second Harvest over the past five years through Sunrise Rotary and in his prior position at Lighthouse Bank. Jon currently serves as the Chair of the Dominican Hospital Foundation and has as also served on the St. Francis High School finance committee.  Jon is a valuable member of the Second Harvest Board Development Committee.


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