2019-2020 Cabinet Members
Lori holds degrees in Materials Engineering and Management. She began her professional career developing materials for space vehicle applications at NASA and ultimately expanded to helping Fortune 500 companies understand and optimize their investment in the digital world through data analytics. Lori is passionate about STEM educational outreach and using her data science skills to address issues in her community. She is the founder of the Civic Hacker Network and the Civic Hacker Summit, a community and virtual conference that celebrates people using data and technology for civic and social good.
For many years I was an insurance agent at AAA, after leaving there in 2003 I became a jewelry appraiser.
Over the years I have been a part of many community groups. I have enjoyed serving on the Library Commission, the Women’s Fund Membership committee, and am a past president of the Palo Cedro Chamber of Commerce. I enjoy working with the Redding Rotarians, and I am a Women’s Fund Cabinet member.
I am excited to be part of The Women’s Fund. They are an amazing organization and are truly committed to supporting our community with grants, educational programs and ongoing philanthropy.
In New York, Cathi had a successful career in the Property & Casualty Insurance industry. She was an authorized instructor for the NY State Licensing exam. Upon moving to Redding, Cathi perused a career as Financial Advisor. Cathi earned her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation in 2005.
Along with The Women’s Fund, Cathi currently serves as President for Soroptimist International of Downtown Redding and is a past graduate and steering committee chair of Leadership Redding. Cathi is also a graduate of Rapport Leadership’s Master Graduate Program.
Cathi has served as Cabinet Secretary for 3 years and manages the membership data base for The Women’s Fund.
For over a decade, Janessa has provided the vision and leadership to grow Euphrates Institute into a global network of peacebuilders and changemakers, now comprising over 30 Chapters in 15 countries. She created and leads transformative Travel Study programs to Israel, Palestinian Territories, and Jordan, focused on listening to the ‘Other’. She conceived of the Visionary of the Year program to honor, support, and increase the visibility of groundbreaking changemakers.
Previously, Janessa taught political science at her undergraduate alma mater, Principia College, and was a consultant to the State Department. She has a Master’s degree in International Policy Studies from Stanford University and a bachelor’s in International Relations from Principia College.
Janessa lives in Redding, CA with her husband and three young children. She enjoys spending time in nature, running, and yoga.
Dana is an Emmy-winning journalist, former television news anchor, TV and radio talk show host, producer and news editor. She anchored radio newscasts in Santa Barbara, California and Seattle, Washington as well as television newscasts in Monterey, California and Seattle. She served as host for the nationally syndicated television travel series called News Travel Network that aired on eighty-three TV stations across the country. She hosted the Northwest Afternoon talk show on Seattle’s ABC affiliate KOMO TV, interviewing Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Natan Sharansky, Jimmy Carter, Quincy Jones and many others for which she won an Emmy for best host. She served as Washington State Communications Director and Press Secretary under Washington State Governor Gary Locke.
She lectured in Journalism at the University of Washington and provided key note addresses at a wide variety of Seattle community philanthropic organizations, as well as Western Washington University and Pacific Lutheran University over a period of thirty-seven years.
Dana has finally settled down to writing. Her work appears in THE MORNING NEWS, LONG READS, the French publication ULYCES and THE KYOTO JOURNAL. She is a member of the Salish Sea Writer’s Collective led by author Brenda Peterson.
Returning to Redding after all these years has meant seeing the area for what it is now and how it has changed and not changed over these many years. As a woman who was a child, a teenager and a young bride here it is heartening to have an organization such as The Women’s Fund dedicated to the health, safety and development of all women. It is an honor to be a part of that.
Linda finds TWF a perfect fit for her to give back to the community because collective philanthropy means TWF can have a bigger impact in the community for a long time to come.