Board Members

Headshot Beth McCleary, Board Member

I started attending Friends Meeting or worship, and taught at a Friends high school, in Maryland in 1994; I was first an attender, then a member of Reno Meeting since 2000; I started attending quarterly meetings at SFC in 2005 or so with my two kids; I joined the CPFEA board 4+ years ago; I own and run my farm/ranch on the eastern front of the Sierra in Washoe Valley, Nevada.

Headshot Christine Mulvey, Board Member

Cris Mulvey started out as a human rights activist in Amnesty International and a peace activist in the anti nuclear movement of the 1980s. She went on to become a leader in the women's movement in her home country of Ireland, working as an organizer and educator with low income women there and throughout the so called Third World. When she moved to the U.S.A. in 1998 she worked in the environmental movement before taking a position as E.D. with a large feminist, social services non profit in her beloved Montana. She loves to hike and to write and is a published poet and author. She came to Grass Valley three years ago with her husband, her dog and her two cats. She has always been greatly inspired by Quaker tradition and values. Especially in these challenging times she feels honored to be a part of SFC and to share her experience in a way that contributes to social and environmental justice and peace and to the activism and leadership of new generations.

Since moving to California, Cris also volunteers as a bereavement counsellor, offers occasional healing arts workshops and has trained as a Rites of Passage and Vision Quest Guide. She particularly loves to work through ceremony and nature based immersions to help people navigate significant life transitions.

Headshot Krista Fotou, Treasurer

Krista Fotou lives with her husband and son in Petaluma, California. Her son, Elias, attended The Woolman Semester School in the spring of 2015. Currently she works for the Human Services Department of Sonoma County in the Economic Assistance Division. For seven years Krista served as Treasurer for the Friends of Cherry Valley Library. She also volunteered on a committee to raise funds for the Sonoma County Children's Village, a program that strove to keep siblings in foster care together in permanent homes.

Headshot Lisa Hubbell, Board Member

A bio of Lisa Hubbell will be available on our site soon. 

Headshot Phyllis Jewell, Board Member

Pomona College (B.A., Modern European Languages & Literature); Tulane University Law School (J.D.); Université Pierre Mendès-France / Grenoble II (post-graduate studies); member of California State Bar; Specialist Certification in Immigration & Nationality Law by California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization; practicing immigration lawyer in San Francisco 1985-present. Resident in Marin County.

Headshot Sandra Schwartz, Clerk of the Board

Sandra Schwartz is an activist, social worker, member of a Quaker Meeting for 34 years, mother, friend, passionate about social justice and progressive education.

Headshot Sarah Tyrrell, Board Member

A bio of Sarah Tyrrell will be available on our site soon.