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Board of Directors

 

Molly Beyer

Education Manager, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Retired

Meghan Farley

ForWords Treasurer, Entrepreneur

David A. Calderon Varguez

ForWords Director of Youth Education, poet, playwright and performer

Jeffrey Gough

ForWords President, Contractor

Judy Gough

ForWords Executive Committee Former Board Administrator, San Francisco Fine Arts Museums

Dave Nelson

Senior VP Wells Fargo’s Corporate Properties Group

Marleen Roggow

Literary Agent, Writers’ Wings

Dr. Cheryl Ruby

ForWords Executive Committee, Digital Arts/Media Specialist

Michelle Severy

Educator

Gail Siegel

ForWords Executive Director, Founder of ForWords

Lawrence Siegel, J.D.

Founder/Director ForWords, Author, Attorney, director of the National Deaf Education Project , Fulbright Scholar Specialist

Elisabeth Siegel

ForWords Youth Educator, Founder ForWords, Fashion Designer

Molly Stack

Editor/Writer – BACKROADS

Brian Staufenbiel

Creative Director, Opera Parallele

Nancy Wasserman

Educator, Master teacher

Steven Wasserman

Attorney, President Drawbridge – An Expressive Arts Program for Homeless and Underserved Children

Brenda Winston

ForWords Development and Marketing Committee

Advisory Council

Renee Baldocchi

Arts Consultant, Former Director of Public Programs Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Mary Jane Burke

Marin County Superintendent of Schools

Rabbi Stacy Friedman

Rabbi, Rodef Sholom Congregation

Clara Greisman

Educator

Diana Hammer

Marin County, California Real Estate Specialist

Susan Matross

Legal administrator

Alan Mayer

Attorney at Law in Marin County since 1975

Alejandro Palacios

Video Artist

Sheila Pressley

Education Director, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Judy Walsh

International Leadership, Corporate Management, and Strategic Planning Consultant

David Warner

CEO of Redhorse Constructors, Co- Founded Human Needs Project

Dr. Kristina Woolsey

Distinguished Scientist – Apple Computer,
Project director, San Francisco Exploratorium

Staff

Gail J. Siegel

Executive Director

David A. Calderon Varguez

Director of Youth Education

Matthew Hernandez, Elisabeth Siegel

ForWords Youth Educators

Jesus Perez

Artist in residence

Dr. Cheryl Ruby

Digital Arts/Media specialist

Noah Wasserman and William Winston

Digital media & photography

Dr. Femi Vance & Natalie Levine

Consultant and evaluator

Jeanne Bogardus

Grants

Friedlander Cherwon Capper LLP

Accountants

Alberto Martinez

Bookkeeping Services

Diana Kornblit

Database Manager

Erika Magana Lunar

Administrative Aide

 

Guest Artists

 

Roma Olvera

Educational Programs Director, Opera Parallele

Alma Pazmino

Performance Artist

Brian Staufenbiel

Creative Director, Opera Parallele

 

ForWords Student Interns

 

Magda Diaz

Junior, San Rafael High School

Kimberly Gonzalez 

Sophomore, San Rafael High School

Nathalie Godoy

Freshman, Terra Linda High School