Meet the Vivalon Leadership Team
Anne Grey, Chief Executive Officer
Anne was appointed CEO of Vivalon in January of 2021. As CEO, Anne is responsible for the strategic oversight and overall management of Vivalon. Prior to joining Vivalon, Anne was executive director at the Alzheimer’s Association Orange County Chapter, where she rebuilt the chapter from the ground up, making it one of the leading nonprofits in Orange County. She also served as vice president at Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, executive director at OneLegacy Foundation, national director and executive director at Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and chief operating officer at American Heart Association Western States Affiliate.
Anne holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from the University of San Diego. In addition, Anne completed the Nonprofit Executive Leaders Program in Social Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and the Executive Women’s Leadership Program at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine. In 2020, Anne was named one of Orange County’s Top 100 Most Influential People by the Orange County Register.
Nancy Geisse, Chief Operating Officer
Nancy joined Vivalon in January of 2019. As Chief Operating Officer, she has strategic and operating responsibility for all of Vivalon programs and services, including: transportation, healthy aging and nutrition. Additionally, she is leading partnerships with healthcare providers and insurers as well as other service providers for a more holistic approach to healthy aging. Nancy is Co-Executive Director and on the board of Marin Aging and Disability Institute, Vice-Chair of the Aging Action Initiative Steering Committee and a member of the Advocacy Alliance Steering Committee.
Prior to Vivalon, she was Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Uppercase Branding, served as Director of Project Management at Certain Solar, Executive Vice President at Trio Energy, and Chief Executive Officer and Founder of MedStep Health Services. Nancy has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematical Sciences from Stanford University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Jeff Wands, Chief Financial Officer
Jeff joined Vivalon in October of 2018, taking on responsibility for Vivalon’s financial management, forecasting, reporting, and risk management, as well as information technology and facilities management. Prior to Vivalon, Jeff worked for 8 years at Westcoast Children’s Clinic, a private, non-profit children’s psychology clinic in Oakland, serving as their Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operations Officer. Prior to Westcoast Children’s Clinic, Jeff’s career experience includes Chief Financial Officer for Connecticut Humane Society and Vice President of Finance at Kelson Physician Partners. Jeff has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a Master of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems.
Ashley Baker, Chief People Officer
Ashley joined Vivalon in October, 2013, as our HR Manager and Director, before her promotion to Chief People Officer. Prior to joining Vivalon, Ashley worked at national outdoor gear and clothing retailer REI in their Human Resources department for 18 years. Vivalon’s HR services made great strides under Ashley’s guidance, including managing a 93% increase in the number of Vivalon employees in three years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Erick Villalobos, General Manager of Transportation Services
Erick joined Vivalon in October of 2019. As General Manager of Transportation Services, he is responsible for the leadership and management of Vivalon’s Transportation Services Department, and the management of Vivalon’s operating contracts and partnerships with various transportation agencies and organizations in Marin, Sonoma and San Francisco counties. Prior to Vivalon, Erick held several positions at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for over 30 years. At UCSF he served as Director of UCSF Transportation Services, Associate Director of UCSF Transportation Services and Security Manager of UCSF Police Department. Erick has Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Political Science from Notre Dame de Namur University, and a Master of Business Administration from the School of Business and Management at Notre Dame de Namur University.
Yvonne Roberts, Chief Donor Relations Officer
Yvonne joined Vivalon in 2009 to rebuild our Development & Marketing department. Under her leadership, the organization has seen significant growth in support, as well an increase in the number of supporters. As Chief Donor Relations Officer, she is responsible for building and strengthening relationships with donors. She works with our donors to understand their philanthropic interests and invites them to participate in the programs that speak to their hearts. Yvonne volunteers in Fairfax for her neighborhood Firewise group and the local independent theater group. Prior to Vivalon, Yvonne worked with the Town of Fairfax, Antenna Audio/Discovery Communications, and TVA in environmental education. Yvonne loves learning, DIY projects, and is an artist and avid photographer. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management from North Carolina State University, and has enjoyed many classes at Dominican University, the College of Marin, and the Environmental Forum of Marin.
Bill Cullison, Development Operations Director
Bill joined Vivalon in February of 2019. He is responsible for managing Vivalon’s Development Department, including the annual fund development plan, donor cultivation and acquisition, mid-level donor programs and events. Prior to Vivalon, Bill had a rewarding 14-year career at Guide Dogs for the Blind, where he served most recently as Development Services Manager. Prior to Guide Dogs, Bill worked for 11 years at the California State Parks Foundation as Donor Database Administrator. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Indiana University.
Joanne Halliday, Director of Healthy Aging
As director of healthy aging, Joanne provides leadership and strategic direction for Vivalon’s mission-driven programs including nutrition services, classes & events, social engagement, and community partnerships. Additionally, Joanne is leading the effort to create partnerships with various healthcare providers in the community for a more holistic approach to healthy aging. Previously, Joanne was a business analyst for Vivalon’s healthy aging programs and services. Prior to joining Vivalon, Joanne held senior leadership positions in technology at Salesforce and Gap, including 14 years with Gap in London before moving to San Francisco. Joanne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing and human resource management from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, and a postgraduate diploma in information technology from the University of Paisley, Scotland.