Laurie Bauer – Board Chair Emeritus
It’s been an honor to be on the Collective Roots board for the past five years. I am passionate about Collective Roots and what our programs represent to the community of East Palo Alto. I believe in our mission of educating children and the community about where our food comes from and how our interactions with the environment influence individual and societal health. I am particularly excited about our new emphasis on food systems change in East Palo Alto and our work to improve school lunches, start and support the East Palo Alto Farmer’s market and influence the city’s food supply.
Stephanie Ekoniak – Past Chair
My dream is that one day our children (and most adults) will understand and appreciate where the food they eat comes from and that we will all make better food choices based on that knowledge. I feel honored to be part of Collective Roots to work toward universal understanding about how our food choices impact our health, the environment and our sense of community. I have worked as a volunteer over the past 5 years to promote better nutrition, obesity prevention and food systems change; I love how Collective Roots brings all of these concepts together in a meaningful way that impacts children and their families. Join me in supporting this effort.
Stephen Woolery – Treasurer Emeritus
Steve has a career in commercial and investment real estate that spans nearly thirty years where he has gained extensive experience in the areas of leasing and investment brokerage services, corporate real estate advisory services, strategic planning and asset management. Steve began his career in Oakland, California as an account executive for the property management firm of McKeen~Herzog Co. specializing in management oversight of multi-family income property. Subsequently, he joined CB-Richard Ellis in Fresno, California as an investment specialist selling income producing investment properties throughout central California. In that capacity, he earned top producer recognition in five of seven years of his tenure there.