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Memorial Scholarship
CharitySmith

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

About the Board of Trustees:
Appointments to the Board of Trustees are volunteer positions which generally last from 1 to 3 years. Members of the Board of Trustees are expected to participate in foundation events, support our various funds and endeavors, and seek out opportunities to further the charge of CHARITYSMITH Nonprofit Foundation.

As we proceed into our second decade of contribution via memorial funds, it is CHARITYSMITH's honor to thank those of you who have diligently served, and to welcome those accepting the challenge of service. Together we are building a lasting legacy of sincere contribution within the community.

brooks rohlenBrooks H. Rohlen, MD (Founder & President, Board of Trustees)
In addition to serving as President of CHARITYSMITH, Brooks Rohlen has a Masters of Science from MCP Hahnemann University and a Medical Doctorate from the University of Utah.  He completed his internship in general surgery at UCSF-East Bay, and is currently a resident in anesthesia at Stanford University. Brooks founded CHARITYSMITH Nonprofit Foundation in 1994, in memory of his father, Douglas F. Smith.


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douglas (duke) rohlenDouglas S. Rohlen, MBA (Vice President, Board of Trustees)
Duke Rohlen has served on the Board of Trustees since 2003. With a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University, his contribution consists of consultation and direction for the growth and future of CHARITYSMITH. Duke is currently working as President of Strategic Operations for FoxHollow Technology in Palo Alto, California. Duke and his wife Kendall are strong financial supporters of the Foundation and are among CHARITYSMITH’s Founding Members.
 


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matthew fergusonMatthew Ferguson (Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Audit Committee)
Mr. Matthew Ferguson was raised in Virginia and now resides in Menlo Park, California with his wife Katie and their four children. They also have a dog named Diva. Mr. Ferguson's educational background includes a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley. Matt is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Tethys Bioscience, a developer of novel tests used to predict and prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes. Prior to joining Tethys, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Proteolix, a developer of drugs for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases. Proteolix was acquired in 2009 by Onyx Pharmaceuticals. Before Proteolix, Matt served as Chief Financial Officer at FoxHollow Technologies, where he was responsible for the company's 2004 initial public offering and played a significant role in the company's 2007 merger with ev3 Inc. Earlier in his career, he held a variety of finance, corporate development and operations positions at ChannelPoint and Hewlett-Packard. Matt brings a wealth of education and financial leadership experience to CHARITYSMITH, and we appreciate his service as a member of the Board of Trustees.
 

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phelps kipPhelps Kip, MD (Secretary, Board of Trustees)
Kip has served on the Board of Trustees since 2005.  He is a Spinal Surgeon at the Sierra Regional Spine Institute in Reno, NV, an Orthopedic Surgeon for the US Ski Team, and spends his weekends with his family in Squaw Valley.  Kip’s contribution to CHARITYSMITH as a generous financial donor is only exceeded by his contribution as a volunteer. His predisposition to look toward the future is invaluable to the advancement of CHARITYSMITH. Most recently, Kip and his wife Krista have started the Lake Kip Memorial Fund.

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billie buckBillie Buck (Director, Board of Trustees)
Mrs. Billie Buck is native of Vermont, and graduated with a double major in Psychology and Education from Middlebury College. She is married to Trevor Buck (Fund Administrator, AWB Memorial Fund) and together they have a dog named Petey. Billie's affiliation with CHARITYSMITH dates back to 2004 and the inaugural Squaw Valley Prom. Advancing through the ranks of volunteer work, Billie's history of service at CHARITYSMITH includes the position of Executive Director from October 2007 to September 2008. In her time with CHARITYSMITH, Billie has demonstrated thorough understanding of nonprofit management as well as inherent leadership skills. Appropriately, Billie will now serve as Director, Board of Trustees. As such, her responsibility will be to foster the involvement and contributions of Board Members.

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brian fosterBrian Foster (Advisory Council, Board of Trustees)
Brian has a degree in Economics from the University of Arizona where he played lacrosse with fellow Board of Trustees member Max Webber. His service to CHARITYSMITH includes overseeing the Anton W. Bakker Memorial Fund and helping orchestrate the “best party” of the year, the Squaw Valley Prom. Brian is a Commercial Real Estate Broker in Marin County and has previously served on the boards of the Marin County Bicycle Coalition and Access4Bikes. When not putting in long hours at work in Marin, Brian can be found in Squaw Valley snowboarding and spending time with friends.

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patrick baumPatrick Baum (Advisory Council, Board of Trustees)
Patrick has been affiliated with CHARITYSMITH since its inception in 1994 and was admiitted to the Board of Trustees in 2006. He has a B.A. from the Utah Valley State College and currently works in international sales. Patrick's commitment and administrative efforts have been fundamental to multiple fundraisers over the past 10 years. He is a driving force in the Annual Green Tie Dinner, the Squaw Valley Prom, and the Pocket Change for Charity Campaign.
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phil olsenPhil Olsen, JD (Advisory Council, Board of Trustees)
Phil has served on the Board of Trustees since 2006. A graduate of Stanford University, Phil has practiced law in the Lake Tahoe area for over 30 years and serves as a part-time judge and mediator. Additionally, Phil is the Founder and (self-appointed) Captain of Beard Team USA, striving to make the United States a power at the biennial World Beard and Moustache Championships. As a member of the Board of Trustees, Phil provides advise and direction from a legal perspective and has been fundamental in CHARITYSMITH's status as a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation in the State of California.

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charles mortimerCharles C. Mortimer (Advisory Council, Board of Trustees)
Charlie Mortimer has served on the Board of Trustees since 2002. His service to CHARITYSMITH includes overseeing the Scholarship Selection Committee. Charlie’s generous donations to the Foundation are second only to his willingness to attend CHARITYSMITH events such as the Annual Green Tie Dinner.

 

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roxane wellsRoxane Wells, CPA (Advisory Council, Board of Trustees)
The role of financial leadership and impeccable accounting is filled by Roxane Wells, who volunteers her time on a monthly basis to CHARITYSMITH. Since the Foundation’s very beginnings, it has engaged the financial guidance and expertise of Roxane Wells, CPA. After years of generously volunteering her insights, the Foundation was able to secure Roxane as a member of the Board of Trustees in 2002.

 

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kevin flanaganKevin Flanagan (Advisory Council, Board of Trustees)
Kevin is a native of Seattle and a graduate of the University of Washington School of Architecture. He is now the Managing Principal of NAC|Architecture in Seattle; his work is focused on the design of schools and other facilities that improve and support their communities. He now lives on the small island community of Bainbridge Island – a short ferry ride away from Seattle – with his wife Hollind and daughter Anya. Kevin enjoys the opportunity to channel some of his energy and strategic planning skills to CHARITYSMITH.
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josh perkinsJosh Perkins, CPA (Advisory Council, Board of Trustees)


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Former Members of the Board of Trustees:
Michael Hassey, Tamara Seiter, Bruce Riddle, Matthew A. Golson, Jesse Thurgood, Glen Griffin, Peter Woodring, Garth Garrison, Frederica Rohlen, Max Webber, Brian Roberts, Jeff Sensenig

 
 
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