2018-2019 Cabinet Members
Lori holds degrees in Materials Engineering and Management. Her career has run the gamut from developing materials for space vehicle applications to helping Fortune 500 companies understand and optimize their investment in the digital world. Lori is passionate about STEM educational outreach and using her data analytics 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 and enjoyed working at the Goldmart.
Over the years I have been a part of many community groups. I’ve served 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 Reading Rotarians, and most recently I became a Women’s Fund Cabinet member. My mother taught me the importance of volunteering and supporting the community and I am happy to follow in her footsteps. It has also been wonderful to see my children continue my mother’s legacy by giving back to their community.
I love living in Redding. I enjoy boating, kayaking, hiking and most things outdoors. We love to travel and we are grateful for so many wonderful trips we have been able to take.
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.
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.
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.
The Resners, as well as their business, are known for the generous heart they embody. They have received numerous awards including both the Virgil Covington Award as well as Business of the Year, by the State of California. The message that Erin preaches was most recently highlighted by the founder of Dutch Bros Coffee in Forbes magazine and throughout the Harvard Business School’s case study on Dutch Bros.
During her Entrepreneurial career Erin has spent time sharing with other business owners, students, school administrators, and teachers on what they are doing right with the next generation, including how to best set them up for success in the business world. Erin has paralleled her time in business with her dedication to her city and the youth within it. She is a philanthropic member and Vice-Chair of The Women’s Fund, a Court Appointed Special Advocate for youth in Dependency Court, a Commissioner for the City of Redding’s CSAC, as well as a major donor to multiple children-focused programs within the community.
She believes that the gift of business is the opportunity to impact people with whom you might not usually be in contact. Erin Resner and her husband live out their passion for people and their dream of making the world a better place, one cup at a time.