2021-2022 Cabinet Members
Interested in becoming a Cabinet Member? New Cabinet members join July 1 each year unless there is a mid-year opening. Please email [email protected] for additional details.
Theresa was inspired by Anne Peterson, founding Cabinet Member, to join The Women’s Fund at its inception in 2010. She was drawn to TWF’s collective-giving model, specifically the opportunity to join with others to make a significant positive impact in the lives of women and children in the Redding area. Since becoming a member, she has served on the Grant Review Panel in 2013-14 and more recently on the Education Committee. She is honored and excited to work with the dynamic and committed members of TWF Cabinet to help usher the organization into its second decade.
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 pursued 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.
After many years with UC, she left to pursue a career in real estate development. She is a broker and has worked in commercial and residential sales and property management. She owned real estate companies in Santa Barbara, Colorado Springs, San Ramon, and Redding. She recently finished remodeling five homes in Santa Maria.
In 2011, Jean became the Executive Director of the Shasta Women’s Refuge which, under her direction, became One Safe Place. She was instrumental in raising the funds to build the Sierra Center. She was honored by the California State Legislature her work on domestic violence and sexual assault and was appointed by Governor Brown to be a member of the California Domestic Violence Advisory Council. After leaving OSP, she became Executive Director of the Shasta Library Foundation and retired for good in January 2019.
Her activities in Shasta County have included the Shasta Association of Realtors, Haven Humane Board of Directors, Riverfront Fundraising Committee, Redding Rotary, AAUW, PEO, Redding Chamber of Commerce, Dignity Health Advisory Council, and the California Highway Patrol Advisory Council. She taught a course at Shasta College on how to start a non-profit and how to manage non-profit boards. She is the founding member of a the “Unicorns”, a support group for Non-Profit Executive Directors in Shasta County.
She lives with her husband and three mini-schnauzers in Redding.
Jean loves Shasta County and is looking forward to being part of an organization so highly regarded and effective.
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.
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.
Noella graduated from California State University, Sonoma with a degree in History and minors in Humanities (Music and English). She holds a CA Secondary Life Teaching Credential and has a Degree in Business. After college Noella spent ten years teaching in Catholic Schools in Santa Rosa and Sacramento.
The next twenty years were spent representing a Fortune 500 Insurance Company in the Sacramento area. Noella worked in Sales and Marketing with an emphasis on Financial and Estate Planning. She was always involved in professional organizations. Noella served on the Board of The Sacramento Association of Life Underwriters for ten years and was its President in 1986-1987.
After moving to Redding Noella began teaching for the Shasta Union High School District and taught for the District for eighteen years. She retired in June 2013. After taking a break for about a year Noella began volunteering in the Redding Community. Serving on The Women’s Fund Cabinet is a natural extension of Noella’s commitment to helping others.
Turning to non profit work, Judy is a founding member of the Women’s Fund. She helped plan and guide the development of this important organization designed to foster economic stability and educational opportunity for the women of Shasta County. Serving first as membership chair, she worked closely with fellow board members to recruit local women and men to support financially the grant-making and programmatic goals of the Fund. Currently she chairs the Education committee which strives to bring free community forums on issues important to Shasta County.
She has also served widely on numerous arts, literacy, social policy, women’s equity, and environmental boards. She continues to consult with community organizations on fundraising, board development, and strategic planning. She and her husband, Lee, share 4 children, 6 grandchildren, and 2 beloved dogs. She is an avid hiker, reader, fisherwoman and has a suitcase ready to travel anywhere.