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Board of Directors

The Grey Bears Board of Directors provides leadership, shapes strategic direction, ensures the best use of resources, and monitors performance for all of our programs. If you’re interested in joining the Grey Bears Board, click here for the online application or email

2022-2023 Grey Bears Board of Directors

President, Pamela B. Goodman, Owner/Co-Founder, Lifespan
Vice-President, Leslie O’Malley, City of Santa Cruz Waste Reduction Manager
Treasurer, Reed Geisreiter, Regional President Comerica Bank, retired
Secretary, Rachael Katz, Health Care Professional

Keith Collins, Director, Veterans Village
Rita Hester, MS, RN, ICU Nurse, Nursing Instruction Cabrillo College School of Nursing, retired
Kathy Hormel, Pharmaceutical Industry Executive, retired.
Joe Jaconette, PhD, Doctorate Program Mentor, Brandman University
Ventura Leon, Vice President, Facilities & Physical Security Manager, Santa Cruz County Bank
Thomas Parker, Vice President, Teledyne Corporation, retired.
John Presleigh, County of Santa Cruz Public Works Director, retired
Dan Reed, Lockheed Martin, Union Steward, retired