Public Policy & Government Affairs

Rhovy Lyn Antonio
Committee Chair
California Apartment Association, Tri-County Division
Government Affairs Director
Matt Jacobs
Committee Vice-Chair
Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center
BOD/Com. & Gov. Rel. Mgr.
Alan Talansky
Immediate Past Committee Chair
EBL&S Development, LLC
Consultant
Cheryl Angeles
Chamber President & CEO
San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce
President/CEO
Noemi Avram
Gumbinger Avram Architects
AIA
I am the owner and principal architect. My full-service architectural firm is available to provide expertise for commercial and residential new construction and remodeling projects. Since joining the firm in 1989 I have been the lead architect for numerous large-scale projects right on down to single-room remodeling jobs. I like to bust the myth that an architect should only be hired for big projects. I can provide a tremendous amount of value to someone remodeling a kitchen or bathroom, too. Another area where I add real value is when it comes time to move plans through the various phases of government review and approval. By virtue of my 20 years of ongoing experience working with, and for, local government bodies, getting this necessary part of a project done is second nature to me whereas it consternates others who aren?t as experienced as I am. GAA provides custom solutions for new construction and remodeling projects whether commercial or residential in nature.
Laura Bent
Samaritan House
COO
Ellis Berns
Ebernconsulting, LLC
Principal
Michael Berube
The Berube Company
President/CEO
Rick Bonilla
City Council of San Mateo
Mayor
Ken Busch, P.E.
Sares Regis
V.P. Residential Development
Bart Charlow
Samaritan House
CEO
Jennifer Chen
City of San Mateo
Ex-Officio/ Economic Development Manager
Pauline Cheung
The Cocoa Exchange
Founding Curator
Hello!! ~  I'm Pauline, a Founding Curator with The Cocoa Exchange, a division of Mars Wrigley Confectionery. I offer an exclusive line of premium chocolate and savory cocoa products. These are ideal for gifts whether for in a business setting or social affairs. I conduct Chocolate Tasting Experiences. I love sharing chocolate and introducing people to new and creative ways to use chocolate. Did you know that 83% of the population say chocolate is their favorite flavor? I'm looking for that 83%! Please contact me to schedule a Chocolate Tasting Experience! Need a special gift? I can help you with that unique delicious gift that he or she will remember.

Are you looking for something special for your clients, employees, child's teacher, etc., please contact me. I have the perfect gourmet Chocolate products for every occasion. Ask me about special volume discount offers. We ship to all 50 states. I also support organizations that do fundraising!
Heather Cleary
Peninsula Family Service
CEO
Amy Cook, MSPFP, MPAS®, CFP®
Maven Lane Financial Group
Financial Advisor
Amy Cook is the Founder of Maven Lane Financial Group. Amy joined Waddell & Reed as a Financial Advisor in 2009, after having worked predominantly in Real Estate for the beginning of her career. In 2020, Waddell & Reed was acquired by LPL Financial, and Amy o­fficially transitioned to becoming an LPL Financial Advisor in July, 2021.

Amy became attracted to Financial Planning due to its proactive and in-depth approach to managing your finances, preparing for your future, and shaping your legacy. Today, she is grateful for the relationships she has grown with both her clients and their families in assisting with their personal, and often complex, financial planning needs.

A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Amy also holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from DePaul University. In 2020, Amy graduated with her Master’s Degree in Financial Planning from the College for Financial Planning.

Growing up, Amy’s father owned and managed a small business; she admired his dedication and commitment and started working for him at 12 years old managing his billing and account receivables. Her father has always been her role model; his example motivated her to build the business she has today, and the foundation she built Maven Lane Financial Group upon.
Drew Corbett
City of San Mateo
Christina Falla
County Supervisor Carole Groom's Office
Legislative Aide
Bryan Fat
Strada Investment Group
Analyst
Nicole Fernandez
Senator Josh Becker
District Director, Office of State Senator Josh Be
Kevin Fong
Assembly Member Kevin Mullin, 22nd, Assembly Dist.
Aide
Rosanne Foust
SAMCEDA (San Mateo County Economic Development Association)
President & CEO
Marcus Gilmour
Lane Partners
Principal
Joe Goethals
City Council of San Mateo
Deputy Mayor
Carey Gorgolinski
Lawyers Title Company
Vice President/West Bay Area Operations
Roger Heighton
Farmers Insurance Roger Heighton Agency
Agent, CA Lic 0D47342
Marc Hershman
Peninsula Clean Energy
David Hopkins
Sares Regis
COO
Tyler Issadore
Harvest Properties, Inc.
Associate Director
Gene Klein, Jr.
BarkerBlue Digital Imaging, Inc.
Kathy Kleinbaum
City of San Mateo
Deputy City Manager
Alex Kramer
San Mateo County Community College District
Workforce Director
Nik Krukowski
Strada Investment Group
Vice President
Christine Kupczak
Hillsdale Shopping Center / Northwood Retail
DIR OF MARKETING
Amourence Lee
City of San Mateo
Council Member
Elmer Martinez
Seth Miller
California League of Cities
Brian Myers
California Coastal Properties
President
Lisa Nash
Lisa Diaz Nash, Community Activist and Consumer Marketer
Ms.
Rick Nava
DoodyCalls
Owner

DoodyCalls is the nation's trusted leader in pet waste removal services for homeowners and communities.

We provide dog pooper scooper service for your yard, patio/deck deodorizing, as well as pet dog waste station set up and maintenance for communities. Doody is our duty, and we take our job seriously-with all our services 100% guaranteed. Our friendly, professional pet waste technicians pick up where your pet left off, scooping and disposing of the poop so you don't have to. We're guessing you have much better things to do with your time!
 
Preston O'Connell
Harvest Properties, Inc.
Partner
Diane Papan
City of San Mateo
City Council Member
Steve Parker
Farmers Insurance - Parker Insurance Agency
Owner/Agent
Rick Raybin
Lifetime Capital Group, LLC
CEO & Founder
Richard Reisman
Marcus & Millichap
Real Estate Agent
Specialist in Commercial Transactions in Land For Development between Silicon Valley and San Francisco on the San Francisco Peninsula.  Transforming underpaying properties with old improvements into higher paying assets through a trade.
Eric Rodriguez
City Council of San Mateo
Council Member
David Skromme
Fastsigns
BOD/Owner
Jonathan Stone
Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc.
Senior Director of Development
Karen Vandenberg
Community Bank of The Bay
Senior Vice-President
25 year community banker assisting small to medium owner operated business thrive and realize their professional and financial goals.
Michelle Vilchez
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center
Executive Director
Marcie Webster
Plato's Closet
Mitch Williams
Home Helpers In Home Care
BOD/Owner/CEO
Erica Wood
San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce
Leadership Executive Director