Ralph Grossi – Chair

Rancher, Novato

A third-generation Marin dairy rancher, Ralph served as president of American Farmland Trust for 23 years. He was MALT’s first board chairman after the organization’s founding in 1980.

Neil Rudolph – Vice-chair

Financial Advisor, Belvedere

Neil was one of four founding principals and COO of Symphony Asset Management, LLC, a San Francisco–based institutional money management firm. The firm currently manages $11 billion. Neil’s present role is as an advisor to the firm.

Sam Dolcini – Secretary

Rancher and Agricultural Recruiter, Petaluma

Sam is a fifth generation member of a family that can trace its agrarian roots back to the 1850s in Marin County. He is currently involved in his family’s beef operation, works as an agricultural recruiter and runs a small agricultural services business. Sam has represented Marin County on numerous boards and committees on the local, state and national levels.

Robert McGee – Treasurer

Senior Executive, Petaluma

Robert is president of Straus Family Creamery, which he originally joined as COO/CFO. With over two decades of executive experience, he brings to the MALT board expertise in operations, finance, strategic planning and leadership development.

Bill Barboni II

Veterinarian and Rancher, Petaluma

A fourth-generation Marin rancher, Bill still lives on the family ranch in Hicks Valley where he was raised. In addition to operating grass-fed beef and sheep operations there and in Sonoma County, he is a small-animal veterinarian with a practice at Marin Pet Hospital in San Rafael. This is his second term on the MALT board; he also served from 1995 to 2004. He is a graduate of the University at California at Davis, where he also did his veterinary training.

Marcia Barinaga

Sheep Rancher, Marshall

Marcia is co-owner of MALT-protected Barinaga Ranch in Marshall, where she raises sheep. With a degree in biology and a diverse career that includes working as a journalist for Science magazine, Marcia now applies her expertise to responsible land management and caring for her East Friesian sheep and Great Pyrenees guardian dogs.

Barbara Boucke

CPA, Stinson Beach

Barbara was director of development for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and was instrumental in the building of the de Young Museum. A fifth-generation Northern Californian, she is a founding member of the Marin Environmental Forum and a director of the Stinson Beach County Water District.

Andrew Giacomini

Attorney, San Geronimo

Andrew is a managing partner at Hanson Bridgett law firm and was appointed to the Marin Community Foundation board of trustees in 2015. He is secretary of the Bay Area Council, serves on its executive committee and is the chair of its government relations committee. He and his wife, Susi, have three children.

Janine Guillot

Policy Director, San Francisco and Tomales

Janine has spent more than two decades in operating, risk management and finance roles in financial services, including leadership roles with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System and Barclays Global Investors. She is currently Director of Capital Markets Policy and Outreach at the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board.

Diana Giacomini Hagan

CFO/Artisan Cheesemaker, San Rafael

Diana is the CFO and co-owner of Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co., a Marin agricultural business with a deep 100-year history. Previously, she was a senior vice president (SVP) at MacFarlane Partners, SVP at Wells Fargo, and VP at Union Bank. The Giacomini family garnered the prestigious 2013 national Leopold Conservation Award for sustainability efforts on their farm.

Lynne LaMarca Heinrich

Nonprofit Management Consultant and Professor, Berkeley and Inverness

Lynne is a senior consultant and principal at Marts & Lundy, a full-service consulting firm serving the nonprofit sector. She provides counsel on strategic planning, campaigns, fundraising programs and board governance. She is a professor at the Haas School of Business, where she teaches nonprofit board governance. Prior to consulting, Lynne held senior positions with the Stern Grove Festival, San Francisco Opera and the Exploratorium. Lynne serves on the boards of Cal Performances and the Center for Social Sector Leadership.

Tamara Hicks

Clinical Psychologist and Cheesemaker, Tomales and San Francisco

Tamara and her husband, David Jablons, own MALT-protected Toluma Farms, a goat and sheep dairy in Tomales. In 2013 they added cheesemaking to the farm’s business, marketing their artisan cheeses under the Tomales Farmstead Creamery label. In addition to managing the farm, Tamara is a clinical psychologist and serves on the boards of the California Artisan Cheese Guild and Agricultural Institute of Marin.

Tim Kehoe

Rancher, Point Reyes National Seashore

Tim and his two brothers, Tom and Mike, operate an organic dairy on the historic J Ranch in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Tim and his wife, Janice, have three children, Anne, Jillian and TJ. TJ works on the dairy as the head calf raiser. The Kehoes have been ranching on the Point Reyes peninsula since the 1920s and received the North Bay “Outstanding Dairy of the Year” award at the Sonoma County Fair in 2009. Tim has been on the Shoreline Unified School District Board for many years and has served on many other industry boards in the past, including the Dairy Herd Improvement Association board.

Paul Martin

Rancher and Farm Advocate, Petaluma

Paul is a third-generation dairyman, now retired. After dairying for 30 years, he worked on behalf of dairy producers at Western United Dairymen. He recently served as a deputy director in the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.

Rebecca Patton

Conservationist, Palo Alto and Inverness

After 20 years in Silicon Valley’s private sector, Rebecca joined The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in 2001, first as a regional director overseeing conservation programs in many parts of the world, then as the chief conservation strategies officer leading TNC’s global policy and science initiatives.

Lisa Poncia

Attorney and Rancher, Tomales and Novato

Lisa and her husband, Loren, a fourth-generation rancher, operate Stemple Creek Ranch in Tomales, one of the first ranches in the country to pioneer carbon farming practices. Lisa’s business acumen and customer relations skills have helped develop the operation into one of the area’s most well-known grass-fed organic meat producers, with herds on multiple MALT-protected ranches. Lisa is also an accomplished attorney and practices in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, elder law and special needs. She is a certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

Andrew Riesenfeld

Senior Executive, Corte Madera

Andrew has been an enthusiastic MALT volunteer for the past four years and has served as the Tour de MALT marshal many times. He believes that to lead, one must first learn to serve. Andrew currently holds a leadership position at DocuSign while also advising a handful of early-stage SaaS companies. Prior to joining DocuSign, Andrew helped lead multiple companies to acquisitions by both Oracle and LinkedIn. Born and raised in Berkeley, Andrew and his wife, Lily, have two children, one of whom is MALT’s youngest volunteer.

Dennis Rodoni

Marin County District 4 Supervisor, Olema

Dennis was born and raised in Marin County, where four generations of his family have resided. Currently Marin’s District 4 supervisor, he has served the community as a director of the North Marin Water District for over 20 years and has held positions with other community and government organizations with a focus on improving Marin’s environment, health care systems and agriculture.

Dave Schrader

Financial Advisor, Mill Valley

Dave is a managing director at Ohana Advisors, a multifamily financial office for a small group of ultra-high-net-worth families. Dave provides expertise in portfolio strategy, asset allocation, investment selection, estate plan implementation, philanthropy and next generation education and involvement. He also serves on the University of San Francisco Investment Committee, as well as the committee’s private equity, real asset and hedge fund subcommittees. Dave and his wife, Brett Robertson, are longtime supporters of MALT.

John Taylor

Dairyman and Engineer, Point Reyes Station

John and his wife, Karen, own Bivalve Dairy® near Point Reyes Station. An engineer by trade with a degree from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, John worked in the semiconductor industry and has been recognized as a distinguished global leader of technology and services at GE. John and Karen’s children represent seven generations of dairy families in California, five generations in West Marin.