Board of Directors
The North Coast Resource Conservation & Development Council
Board of Directors is comprised of the following officers and members:
President - Peter Braudrick has been an Associate Director of the Mendocino Resource Conservation District, and has worked with the California State Parks Department. He currently serves on the Jackson Demonstration State Forest Advisory Group.
Vice President - Darcie Mahoney is a Mendocino County forester with many years experience in sustainable forestry and water quality issues, and lives near Elk.
Treasurer - Susan Warner retired from the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board where she served as their Executive Officer, culminating over 25 years of Board experience in both the Central Valley and the North Coast. Susan was responsible for protecting water quality in the streams and groundwaters of the North Coast through regulatory, planning, monitoring, cleanup, and enforcement actions relating to both point source and non-point source discharges including pollution from timber harvesting, dairies, construction projects, vineyards, municipal or community wastewater treatment plants, solid waste disposal sites, industrial sites, and similar facilities. Prior to her water quality career, Susan also taught agricultural science courses at San Joaquin Delta College and worked for the Agricultural Chemicals Division of Shell Chemical Company. Susan is a registered civil engineer, with a Master's degree in forest soil science from Oregon State University and a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the University of the Pacific. She has lived and worked in Mendocino and Sonoma County for nearly 30 years, and currently resides on the coast near the village of Mendocino, Mendocino County.
Secretary - Tish Ward represents the Southern Sonoma County Resource Conservation District as a sponsor for the Council. She is the ranch manager for Atwood Ranches, and is a member of the Sonoma County Grape Growers Commission. She is a leader in the area of creek restoration, fish-friendly farming, and community relations through work with local schools and stewardship programs.
Ron Rolleri was involved in the formation and development of the North Coast Resource Conservation & Development Council. He has lived in Sonoma County since 1971. After working in the high-tech industry for 12 years, Ron began a landscaping contracting business specializing in natural landscapes and efficient irrigation. Ron has managed vineyards, apple orchards, and planted his own vineyard in 1989. He has served on the Sonoma County Vineyard Technical Group as Director and President. He is currently director of the Sotoyome Resource Conservation District where he has been a Director since 1998. Ron resides in Sebastopol, Sonoma County.
Chuck Morse represents the West Lake County Resource Conservation District as a sponsor for the Council. Chuck currently is the Mendocino County Agricultural Commissioner.
Ann Cassidy represents the Gold Ridge Resource Conservation and Development District as a sponsor for the Council. Ann lives in Bodega Bay and uses a rainwater harvest system to supply their home with water. She is a member of the Salmon Creek Watershed Council, Bay Area Barns and Trails, and other organizations.
Steve Dunnicliff Steve works for the County of Mendocino in the Executive Office.
Kathy Kellison is an accomplished elementary school teacher with 25 years of experience in the local community with excellent networking connections with her peers. She is the founder and executive director of Partners for Sustainable Pollination, a volunteer-based nonprofit. She is on the board of directors of the California State Beekeepers Association and a member of the American Beekeeping Federation. Kathy has been keeping bees for over 5 years.
Paul Kaiser is a Sonoma County farmer (Singing Frogs Farm) and winner of the 2010 Farmer-Rancher Award for the United States from the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign. Paul is the only farmer-rancher to receive this award, alongside five other Pollinator Advocate awardees representing Mexico, the US and Canada.