Jennifer Weiss | Chief Executive Officer
Jennifer has nearly 25 years of executive leadership experience with Boys & Girls Clubs in Sonoma County and San Francisco. Jennifer has a Masters in Business Administration from University of California, Berkeley and a BA from University of Florida. She is passionate about leading with high expectations of excellence and maximizing every opportunity to change the lives of community youth. Jennifer has been a marketing leader at Gap, Inc. and an executive in Sales and Marketing for Shea Homes. Jennifer serves on many groups focused on at-risk youth and on the board of TLC Child and Family Services.
Michelle Edwards | Vice President of Youth Impact
Michelle has worked as a leader in Sonoma County community based organizations for 10 years. She is passionate about advocating for kids in our community through our Club programs. She holds a Master’s Degree in Organization Development and received her BA from the University of Memphis. In addition to her work locally, she serves as a National Peer Consultant to help Boys & Girls Clubs change lives across the country.
Dana McCune | Vice President of Youth Impact
Dana has over 23 years experience with the YMCA of San Francisco, Marin Branch Youth Development Department which consisted of licensed child care, state funded preschool, camp, teens, sports, and restorative practices. She obtained her BA from Sonoma State University in Liberal Studies and and an AA in Child Development. She is excited to be able to make an impact to a larger community base!
Jason Weiss | Vice President of Special Projects
Jason has been working with Boys & Girls Clubs since 1990; the summer after he first moved up from Los Angeles to attend Sonoma State University where he graduated with a BS in Sociology and Criminal Justice. Jason served as a Boys & Girls Club CEO for 17 years and has returned to help reacquaint former Boys & Girls Club supporters in Petaluma with the organization and develop new relationships and partnerships in Petaluma and Marin County.
Lotasha Thomas | Controller
Lotasha Thomas oversees the financial and administrative divisions of the organization and brings over 10 years of accounting and non-profit experience to her current role. She began her accounting career in the public sector, with local accounting firm, Dillwood Burkel & Millar, LLP. Prior to Boys & Girls Clubs, she worked for six years as the Controller for Anova Education & Behavior Consultation. Lotasha holds a Master of Business Administration and BA in Business Accounting from Sonoma State University and is also a Certified Public Accountant. Lotasha is a Bay Area native and enjoys spending time with her family and reading a good book.
Jeanne Kearns | Vice President of Resource Development
Jeanne Kearns oversees the marketing, outreach, and fundraising strategies for the organization. Prior to joining Boys & Girls Clubs, Jeanne worked for seven years as Director of Development at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she most recently led the creation and implementation of the development program for the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. She also headed the fundraising alliance for the Science for Nature and People Partnership, a collaboration between The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Society, and the UC Santa Barbara. She has held Development roles with the Stanford Jazz Workshop, San Francisco Film Society, and the California Film Institute and brings over 15 years of non-profit fundraising experience in the Arts and Education to her current role. Jeanne has a Masters with Commendation in Irish Politics from the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland and a BA in Film Studies from UC Santa Barbara. As a Santa Rosa native, Jeanne is delighted to have relocated back to her hometown with her husband and two small children.
Thank you to Michelle Feileacan Photography for generously donating your time and talents for our wonderful head shots.