Vivalon Board of Directors
Douglas Reilly, President
Douglas is vice president at Lucasfilm Games where he oversees Lucasfilm’s games and interactive business. He started at Lucasfilm in 2006 as a member of the business and legal affairs team and in 2012 transitioned to the interactive team. Prior to Lucasfilm, Douglas spent over a decade in the interactive software industry at Cosmi Corporation where he served as vice president and general counsel. He was also associate general counsel at Broderbund / The Learning Company where he led development and licensing deals for several popular gaming franchise. Douglas, a long-time Marin resident, has been a volunteer mentor and advisor for Students Rising Above, a nonprofit organization that helps send low-income and first-generation college students to four-year colleges and universities.
“As a long-time Marin resident, I have seen the great work that Whistlestop has done for the community and am looking forward to helping move its mission forward.”
Doug Mowbray, Vice President
Doug is a Marin County native and an experienced marketing executive and leader, with a high level of expertise in digital marketing. He grew two companies from startup to exit, one in consumer packaged goods (CPG), and most recently digital media. As CEO of Mogo Interactive, Doug led the company to become a premiere independent digital marketing firm focusing on college athletics, theater and performing arts, higher education, and financial services. Under Doug’s leadership, Mogo Interactive was acquired by Learfield in December of 2016.
Doug has been a frequent speaker on the topics of programmatic advertising, data, analytics, and attribution at numerous conferences, including the AMA Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education, Tessitura Users Conference for the Arts, National Arts Marketing Project, INTIX, PACnet for College Athletics, and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.
“Vivalon is a local treasure that deserves our support. I am excited to support Vivalon and help raise awareness of the incredible services they provide to this community.”
Tom Bonomi, Treasurer
Tom is President and CFO of Price Family Vineyards & Estates (“PFVE”). PFVE and its affiliates own majority interests in Kistler Vineyards, Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery, Head High, LUTUM and Three Sticks. PFVE and its affiliates also own Durell Vineyards, Gap’s Crown Vineyard, Walala Vineyard and other vineyard properties in Sonoma County, totaling 400 planted acres. Tom is also the Co-Manager of Kistler Vineyards and currently serves on the Pride Mountain Vineyards Board of Managers and the Sonoma State University Wine Business Institute Board of Directors. Prior to joining PFVE, Tom was Managing Director with Global Wine Partners. He started his wine career with Jackson Family Wines. Upon graduating from University of San Francisco, Tom earned his CPA, while working with KPMG.
“Vivalon provides a range of essential services that enrich our community and allow our clients to live engaged, healthy lives. The senior community is the fastest growing group in Marin County, and Vivalon is committed to helping this community with dignity and care. The needs and opportunities are many, and Vivalon is poised to address their evolving needs.”
Melanie Rempe, Secretary
Melanie, a longtime Marin County resident, is an experienced commercial banker, having held several positions at Bank of Marin since 2005. During her tenure at Bank of Marin, she has supported businesses in the North Bay through various lending and portfolio management roles and has developed an expertise in nonprofit lending. Melanie currently serves as vice president, business banking credit administrator, and previously held the positions of vice president, senior portfolio manager, and vice president, commercial banking officer. She has also served on the board of the Novato Community Hospital Foundation. Melanie is a multi-year winner of Bank of Marin’s prestigious President’s Club award (2013, 2016, 2018, and 2019) and a recipient of the North Bay Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” award in 2017.
“Vivalon is an integral part of Marin’s community and the to-go place when it comes to connecting older adults and individuals living with disabilities to local and vital services. I’m excited to support the organization’s mission, especially at a time of so much growth and the upcoming grand opening of Vivalon’s new state-of-the-art Healthy Aging Campus.”
Beth Reizman, Past President
Beth is a long standing member of the Marin community and holds the position of Chief Credit Officer at Bank of Marin. As a member of Bank of Marin’s Executive Management Team, Beth helps set the strategic direction for the bank and has contributed to its growth and success over the last 24 years. She has extensive non-profit board experience, including leadership roles on the boards of Marin Workforce Housing Trust, Novato Human Needs Center, North Bay Children’s Center, and Novato Sunrise Rotary. She has also been a long-time volunteer in her Lucas Valley community. As well as the Vivalon board, Beth also serves on the board of the Marin Aging and Disability Institute. She holds a BA degree in Economics from Stanford University.
“Vivalon fills a critical need in our community: helping older adults age with dignity. Whether it is nutritional food, rides to doctors’ appointments, Zumba or computer classes, or just a place to be with friends at the Jackson Cafe, Vivalon provides it all. I am so proud to be involved with such a wonderful organization.”
Wynn Canlas Canio, MD, AGSF, CMD, Board Member
Wynn is a geriatrician and psychiatrist, currently serving as chief of geriatric medicine at Kaiser Permanente San Rafael and regional dementia care clinical lead for Kaiser Permanente Northern California. She started her career at Kaiser Permanente in 2012, when she joined Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa as chief of geriatric medicine. Wynn’s work and advocacy extend beyond Kaiser Permanente. In 2019, she was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to the State Alzheimer’s Prevention and Preparedness Task Force. Additionally, Wynn recently joined the California Health and Human Services Agency Alzheimer’s Advisory Committee and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) BOLD Center on Early Detection of Dementia Advisory Council. Wynn also served as chair for the COVID-19 Pandemic Sonoma County RCFE/SNF Workgroup meetings during the height of the pandemic and is currently on the board of directors of the Sonoma County Senior Advocacy Services.
“It is an honor to serve on Vivalon’s board to help develop strategic initiatives to give older adults access to vital services that will help them live in ways that matter most to them.”
Julie Begley, Board Member
A 30-year resident of Marin, Julie is a marketing communication executive with over 25 years of experience in nonprofit management, arts/entertainment, digital marketing, and education. Throughout her extensive career Julie held senior positions at San Francisco Ballet, including chief marketing officer and director of marketing and communications. Additionally, she served as vice president and managing director at MogoARTS Marketing. Julie is currently a freelance marketing and senior management consultant for various nonprofits, including eight months at Vivalon where she provided strategic planning and executive level coaching in marketing, communication, fundraising and change management.
“With the incredible array of services Vivalon provides to older and disabled adults in our community, I am excited to serve as an ambassador on their behalf. I look forward to bringing my expertise and ideas to the Board and executive team to help tell Vivalon’s story and generate greater awareness and support. It is an exciting time of growth for the organization, especially as we prepare to open the doors of the new Vivalon Healthy Aging Campus.”
Paul S. Castro, Board Member
Paul serves as Senior Consultant with Applied Strategy Associates, specializing in executive coaching, organizational development and interim executive services. An active member of the national and regional non-profit community, he is currently serving as Interim Executive Director of the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence. In 2018, Paul retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS) after nearly four decades of service to that organization in various roles, helping grow the organization’s operating budget to $35 million.
With nearly 40 years of professional and volunteer experience in the non-profit sector, Paul has worked tirelessly throughout his career to further opportunities for disadvantaged and disenfranchised communities in the areas of social justice, philanthropy and fundraising. In addition, he has effectively advocated for services for the most vulnerable members of the community at the local, state and federal level.
In addition to serving on the Vivalon board, Paul also serves as Chair of the board of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency and board member of the Aldersly Retirement Community. He has served on numerous boards and community positions, including participating in the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative America, advisor to the Nonprofit Finance Fund Healthy Outcomes Initiative, and a member of the Community Advisory Board of the Los Angeles Community Academic Partnership for Research in Aging (L.A. CAPRA).
“I am honored to join the Vivalon family as a member of its board of directors. Vivalon is an extraordinary organization impacting the lives of so many. I look forward to working with staff and colleague board members in furtherance of its important mission.”
Diane Doodha, Board Member
Diane is a Bay Area-native and longtime Marin County resident who has held leadership roles on numerous boards throughout her extensive career. She has held positions in marketing and advertising, headed a business, and led workshops and seminars for leaders of business and education. Diane currently serves on the board of the Marin Cultural Association, which is committed to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout Marin County; as a board member of the Ross Property Association; president emeritus of the Marin Art and Garden Center, and recently ended her term with the UCSB Alumni Association, where she served as chair of governance and vice president in charge of strategic planning. In 2017, Diane was the recipient of the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership ‘Heart of Marin Award’ for excellence in board leadership.
“For nearly seven decades, Vivalon has been the go-to place for older adults in Marin County and I’m thrilled about the opportunity to be part of an organization with such a long history of caring, especially during such an exciting period of growth for the organization.”
Ken Gosliner, Board Member
Ken is a Bay Area native and seasoned entrepreneur. After beginning his career as owner of his family’s men’s clothing business, Ken Wayne Ltd., he founded San Francisco-based Sofa Bed Warehouse, growing it to become the largest retailer of sofa beds and mattresses in Northern California. Ken’s other successful business ventures include owning and operating food processing company Edible Ecstasies, acting as arbitrator for FINRA, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to investor protection and market integrity, and various business and real estate ventures. Ken and his wife established a 501C (3) foundation to support Marin County and other Bay Area organizations that make significant contributions in education, the arts and in assisting vulnerable populations.
In addition to serving on the Vivalon board, Ken also serves on the board of Shifting Gears USA. He previously served on several other boards, including Beyond Differences, Marin Theater Company, Bloom, Congregation Rodef Sholom, Fair Housing of Marin, Marin City Children’s Program, Center for Nonprofit Leadership, and Homeward Bound. Ken also volunteered as a mediator for the Marin County District Attorney’s office for 10 years.
“For many years I’ve been aware of Vivalon’s vital contributions to our community and that is why I decided to join the board. Personally, I’m familiar with the challenges age can bring to our lives and through other experiences became aware of people’s struggles, and the services they need. I hope that my board experience with other nonprofit organizations will be a benefit to Vivalon as we work to grow its strategic objectives.”
Carla Overberger, Board Member
Carla is a longtime Marin County resident and an active member of the community, with considerable knowledge in group problem solving and strategic consulting to decision makers. She was the owner of consulting practice Acme Business Corporation, where she provided consulting services to business, government, and nonprofit agencies. Carla also served as a consultant for the Administrative Office of the Courts, Wells Fargo (where she also held multiple positions for 15 years), Visa International and USA, and Providian Financial. In addition, she served on the San Anselmo Town Council and the San Anselmo Planning Commission. Prior to joining the Vivalon board, Carla was board president of Ross Valley Ecumenical Housing Association (Tam House), board member at DeAnza House, and an events producer for the Town of San Anselmo Recreation Department.
“When I moved to Marin many years ago, I became familiar with Vivalon (previously Whistlestop) and witnessed first-hand the organization’s contributions and the impact its services had on the community. I initially became involved with Vivalon as a volunteer – delivering meals to homebound residents on a Thanksgiving Day. Now, as a Vivalon board member, I look forward to helping advance Vivalon’s strategic objectives and mission of caring.”