Board Meetings

Board Meetings occur the first Thursday of each month, 6:30-8:30pm, at 211 Novak Drive, Petaluma.

Board Members

Trisha Almond, Board President & Founder

• 30 years experience as Facilitator/Instructor/Master Trainer in military, government and private sectors”
• 19 years event organization experience in private and nonprofit sectors
• 20 years fundraising experience in nonprofit sector
• 18 years serving local youth and youth groups as a leader, trainer and mentor
• Gulf War Veteran, disabled; active US Navy and reserve US Coast Guard; honorably discharged
• Petaluma Leadership Alumni, 2010
• Petaluma Woman of the Year, 2011
• Petaluma resident since 1991
• Married; two adult daughters

Linda Malvino, Board Treasurer

  • • A founding board member
    • 12 years as an accounting manager and financial analyst for an environmental engineering company
  • • 12 years as an office manager for a Sonoma County based optic scanner manufacturer
  • • 25 years as volunteer leader and board member serving Petaluma youth groups
  • • 30-year Petaluma resident
  • • Married to a local business owner; two adult daughters 

Renee McKenna, Board Secretary

 • A founding board member
• VDay Petaluma volunteer & organizer – 2009 to present
• 9 years serving Sonoma County as a Registered Clinical Dietitian
• 3 years serving Sonoma Couny as an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant
• County of Sonoma Maternal, Child, Adolescent Health Advisory Board Member
• Sonoma County Breastfeeding Coalition member and Secretary
• 14-year volunteer staff for Old Adobe Union School District Camp Navarro
• 15-year Petaluma Girl Scout
• 2012 Petaluma Valley Rotary Group Study Exchange to Turkey, Team Member
• Petaluma resident since 1979

Carol Sanders, Board Member


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