Public Policy & Government Affairs

Rhovy Lyn Antonio
Co-Chair
California Apartment Association, Tri-County Division
Government Affairs Director
Kohar Kojayan
Co-Chair
Koh Planning
Owner and Principal
Erica Wood
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.
Ed Barberini
City of San Mateo
Chief of Police
Laura Bent
Samaritan House
CEO
Ellis Berns
Ebernconsulting, LLC
Principal
Michael Berube
The Berube Company
President/CEO
David Burruto
Diane Papan Assemblymember, District 21
District Director
Ken Busch, P.E.
Sares Regis
V.P. Residential Development
Jennifer Chen
City of San Mateo
Ex-Officio/ Economic Development Manager
Pauline Cheung
The Cocoa Exchange
Founding Curator
All sales activity has been halted due to the pandemic.

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 | Amy Cook, Financial Advisor
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.
Judy Craig
Beacon Business Bank
Christina Falla
Noelia Corzo County Supervisor
Legislative Aide
Bryan Fat
Strada Investment Group
Analyst
Nicole Fernandez
Senator Josh Becker
District Director, Office of State Senator Josh Be
Kevin Fong
Office of Congressman Kevin Mullin
Senior Field Representative
Mason Fong
Silicon Valley Strategies LLC
CEO
Rosanne Foust
SAMCEDA (San Mateo County Economic Development Association)
President & CEO
Marcus Gilmour
Lane Partners
Principal
Carey Gorgolinski
Lawyers Title Company
Vice President/West Bay Area Operations
Rich Hedges
City of San Mateo
Council Member
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
Matt Jacobs
Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center
BOD/Com. & Gov. Rel. Mgr.
Gene Klein, Jr.
BarkerBlue Digital Imaging, Inc.
Alex Kramer
San Mateo County Community College District
Director, Workforce Development
Paul Krupka
Krupka Consulting
Sole Proprietor
I help clients solve their transportation problems. I'm a freelance, ready and able to take on near-term project and task challenges. Over my 40-year consulting career I have delivered all kinds and sizes of transportation projects as a program manager, project manager, and technical specialist. I am experienced in all project phases including preliminary assessment, conceptual planning, feasibility, design and construction. I am registered as a Civil Engineer and a Traffic Engineer in California.
Christine Kupczak
Hillsdale Shopping Center / Northwood Retail
DIR OF MARKETING
Amourence Lee
City of San Mateo
Mayor
Matthew Lethin
City of San Mateo
Captain Field Operations
Adam Loraine
City of San Mateo
Council Member
Maybelle Manio
eXp Realty of California
Commercial Realtor/Investment Sales Advisor
Seth Miller
California League of Cities
Brian Myers
California Coastal Properties
President
Lisa Diaz Nash
City of San Mateo
Deputy Mayor
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!
 
Rob Newsom
City of San Mateo
Council Member
Preston O'Connell
Harvest Properties, Inc.
Partner
Larisa Ocañada
SAMCEDA (San Mateo County Economic Development Association)
Steve Parker
Parker Insurance Agency - Farmers Insurance
Owner/Agent
Rick Raybin
Lifetime Legacy Services, 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.
Jonathan Stone
Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc.
Senior Director of Development
Alan Talansky
EBL&S Development, LLC
Consultant
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.
Marcie Webster
Plato's Closet
Mitch Williams
Home Helpers In Home Care
BOD/Owner/CEO
Alan Wong
Noelia Corzo County Supervisor
Senior Legislative Aide
Grace Zhou
East West Bank
Vice President Business Relationship Manager
Yev Pusin
Backblaze Inc.
Senior Marketing Manager
Sagar Thakkar
New York Life
Registered Representative