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Board of Directors

Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need.

Officers

E. John Evans
Board President

John was born and raised in Red Oak, Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University with degrees in English, History and Speech/Theatre. His wife’s work transfer brought their family to Santa Rosa in September, 2000. They have three kids and four grandchildren, all living in California. John joined the Board in January of 2002 and has been a strong supporter of CPI ever since. All children and their families deserve a good life and CPI is there to help them achieve that.

Anthea Maybury
Board Treasurer
Trent Wealth Management of LPL Financial

Board

Gary Lucas
Business Owner

Colleen Metz Rouleau
VP Future Foods

Colleen brings over 30 years of corporate experience to her passion for nutrition. She recently launched her own non-profit consulting business, leveraging her expertise to empower organizations in the disability space. Colleen's leadership is evident in her roles as Area Director for Special Olympics Sonoma County, Chairman of the Board and Camp Director for Camp Revolution, and as a non-profit consultant for Common Ground Society. As a lifelong advocate, Colleen champions inclusion and seeks innovative solutions to challenge societal perceptions surrounding disability.

Jeff Miller,
Retired Pediatrician

In 1980 Jeff settled in Santa Rosa to found the new Pediatric Department at Kaiser Permanente. He retired from KP after 35 years of enjoying a large pediatric practice, serving as Chief of Pediatrics, Chief of Health Education, and a term as Chair of Pediatrics for KP Northern
California.

Just before starting medical school, Jeff married best friend Phyllis (an educator now retired). They have an amazing son and daughter, and 5 wonderful grandchildren. Roxy the labra-mutt rounds out the household.

Children’s health has always been Jeff’s main hobby—volunteering on boards of directors of child and family supporting non-profits, Sonoma County Health Services projects, and with Roseland Community Pediatrics. In addition he was a First 5 Sonoma County Commissioner and continues on the Sonoma County Maternal Child and Adolescent Health, Nurse Family Partnership, and iDo 26.2 (program encouraging children to exercise) Advisory Boards. He also enjoys family, piano, reading, and exercise.

Jeff was recruited by a young mother in his practice named Robin Bowen to be an original CPI Board member 1980-90. During his professional and volunteer work over the years, he has seen CPI create positive change for children and families in our community, and wanted to be a part of it again.

Dorothy Rodella
VP Exchange Bank

Dorothy Rodella is a Vice President and Branch Manager of Exchange Bank. Born and raised in Fresno, she is the middle of 7-children raised by a
single Mother. Humble beginnings combined with life experiences, adversity and resilience has provided Dorothy with priceless life skills, she leads with empathy and values relationships. She made her way to Sonoma County in 1996.

She has 40 + years of practical banking experience including training in all aspects of lending. She has served on numerous non-profit boards including Food for
Thought, The Sonoma County Humane Society and is a current board member of Child Parent Institute and a 22-year member of The Sebastopol Rotary Club. Currently serving as Chair of Community grants as well as the Rotary Foundation chair.

Serving on the CPI board provides me with the ability to use my experience and knowledge. Their mission to end child abuse and strengthen the health of children, parents and families is why I have chosen to serve on this board. In 2019 she was honored by the North Bay Business Journal with a
Latino Business Leadership Award. Dorothy and her husband Ron have four adult children and 8- grandchildren.

She makes her home in Healdsburg and enjoys photography, gardening, cats Oscar, Scotch and Mia, her dog Gus and of course her grandchildren.

Midori Verity,
Transformation Coach

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