Petaluma Community Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of local residents with long-standing experience in community, business and philanthropic endeavors.
- Christina Kauk (President) has been involved in many aspects of community life in Petaluma, having taught at Santa Rosa Junior College for 22 years, serving 12 years as a Trustee for the Petaluma City Schools, three years as a member of the Friends of the Petaluma Campus of the Junior College, as well as the advisory committees for the Friends of the Petaluma River and the Petaluma Arts Council. She has helped lead music at St. Vincent’s Parish for 25 years, working collaboratively with the musicians of our Hispanic community. She is also a business owner with her husband, helping manage a busy physical therapy and wellness practice for the past 22 years, and together they have created a totally green wellness center on the turning basin at the heart of Petaluma. The combination of these experiences has provided strong experience in the process of governance and instilled the belief that effective collaboration produces creative solutions. As a result of these endeavors, Christina is connected to healthcare, the arts, education and young adults, technology, small business, efforts for a sustainable community, and diverse groups in Petaluma. She has her finger on the pulse of many different sectors in our community and that gives her exceptional perspective.
- Bailey Malone (Vice President) is Deputy Director at the CS Fund, a Sonoma County-based family foundation dedicated to supporting progressive social change. Bailey manages a $1 million per annum grant portfolio with responsibilities including, reviewing grant proposals and financial documents, making recommendations to the foundation’s board of directors, monitoring and evaluating grantees, creating and executing short- and long-term grant-making strategies, and English-Spanish translations. She is interested in a broad range of social, environmental, and political issues from the local to international level. Bailey is a Petaluma native and graduated magna cum laude from Sonoma State University, where she was Copy Editor of the Sonoma State Star and a research/writing intern at Project Censored.
- Nina Alejos (Co-Treasurer) is a Certified Public Accountant at Baldwin & McGaughey & Co., LLP, a local accounting firm where she assists businesses and individuals with their tax preparation andconsulting needs. After working for a CPA firm in Greenbrae since 2006, Nina was excited to secure this job opportunity in Petaluma, where she was born and raised. Coming from a 3rd generation Petaluma family, Nina has always tried to be involved in the community since graduating Petaluma High School in 2002 and after receiving her B.S. from Sonoma State University, with a concentration in accounting, in 2006. She was an avid soccer player through theyears for PYSL, Petaluma High School and for Petaluma United. She gained a passion for helping young kids and volunteered for several years coaching youth soccer for many different age groups. Her husband, Charley Alejos, has been a baseball coach for Petaluma High School since 2005 and they are both actively involved in promoting youth and sports programs.
- Jorge Servin (Co-Treasurer) has considerable not-for-profit experience in his 10 years in public accounting. He has overseen audits for The San Francisco Foundation, The Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the Golden Gate National Park Conservancy, among many others. His ability to build and maintain strong client relationships, combined with his industry expertise, make him a highly effective and sought-after member of the auditing team.Jorge is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the California Society of CPAs, and the Government Accounting Quality Center, a voluntary membership center that promotes the importance and quality of governmental audits to purchasers of governmental audit services. He also serves on the Board of Berkeley’s Bay Area Hispanic Institute for Advancement. Jorge received a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting from Sonoma State University.
- Mike Hollingsworth (Secretary) and and his wife, Tammy, have lived in Petaluma for over twenty years where they have raised their two children, Sydney and Barrett. In 2004, he and his wife purchased what has become Hollingsworth Jewelers Gallery. Mike and Tammy have enjoyed becoming part of the great community of Petaluma. They have been active in promoting local nonprofit organizations through two annual store events—The Spring Lucky Day Sale and the Jewels for Schools event in which the customer chooses the local nonprofit of his/her choice to benefit from a percentage of the sale. Hollingsworth Jewelers Gallery has participated in about thirty nonprofit fundraisers each year with the donation of a piece of jewelry or a gift certificate to be raffled or auctioned. Mike and Tammy have enjoyed serving both their customers and the needs of the community.
- Fred Groverman, D.V.M. (Honorary Trustee) was born and raised in Petaluma and still lives and raises sheep on the ranch where he was born. Following his graduation from the University of California Davis as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, in 1958 he joined the Cotati Small Animal Hospital where he still works today. He is married with four grown children and a proud grandfather of six. As an active member of his community, Fred has served on numerous boards for more than forty years including Santa Rosa Memorial Alliance, Association of California Hospital Districts, Waugh Elementary School and the Sonoma County Fair boards. His veterinary experience has allowed him to be a valuable leader of the Sonoma County 4-H program for thirty six years. With his extensive knowledge of business and health care, he has been an advocate at the state level for health care related legislation. Fred was a co-founder of our Foundation in 1975 and became an active member in 1999 after serving over twenty-seven years on the Petaluma Health Care District Board of Directors.