Doug Brown, Board Chair
Associate National Sales Director, Morgan Stanley Investment Management (retired)
Doug Brown joined Buckelew’s Board of Directors in July 2014. He retired in 2011 after working in the financial services industry for 28 years. Before joining Morgan Stanley he practiced law in Colorado. His work as a Public Defender in Boulder provided him with a lifelong belief in the importance of programs like those offered by Buckelew.
Doug graduated from Colorado College. He received his JD from the University of Colorado and his Master’s in Taxation from Golden Gate University. One of his great joys in retirement is tutoring second-graders at San Rafael’s Sun Valley School through AARP Experience Corps.
Tireless and committed, Doug tutors at 10,000 Degrees as an Academic Support Coordinator helping to recruit, train and place volunteer tutors in San Rafael elementary schools.
Doug and his wife, Alice, have two adult daughters.
Judy Kramer, Vice Chair
Program Manager, 10,000 Degrees Academic Support
Judy joined the Buckelew board in June 2015. She manages 10,000 Degrees Academic Support, a nonprofit program whose volunteers work with struggling students at Title I schools throughout Marin County. Previously she ran Experience Corps Marin, a nonprofit focused on early literacy. When one of her volunteers introduced Judy to Buckelew, she was most impressed by the breadth of its services and its longevity.
Judy knows how important it is to provide a continuum of care and support from her experience of alcoholism, depression and bi-polar disorder within her own family.
Judy previously spent two decades at Bank of America in positions focused on large corporate clients. She has long been an active volunteer and leader with a number of Bay Area nonprofits. Judy has a BA from Harvard University and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.
Rowan Smith, Treasurer
Vice President of Internal Audit, Bank of Marin
Rowan Smith joined the Board of Directors in 2015. He currently serves as the Vice President of Internal Audit at Bank of Marin. Previously, he served for many years as a consultant to companies in the financial services and high tech industries. He holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the Kennedy School at Harvard University with an emphasis in Technology and Social Policy.
Rowan has had a life-long dedication to reducing the stigma of mental illness and increasing both public awareness and support for treating it. His younger sister has battled the disease and related problems since childhood, and his brother succumbed to the interrelated and debilitating effects of major depression and substance abuse.
Melissa Delaney, Secretary
Higher Education Administrator
Melissa joined the Buckelew Board in January 2014. She grew up in the Bay Area and has called Marin home since 2002. While her early professional experiences were within the mental health and human services field, including work as a residential group home counselor, an HIV and AIDS health educator, and a crisis hotline supervisor, she ultimately pursued a career in higher education administration, working in the area of graduate enrollment management.
Melissa has worked at several Bay Area universities, including the University of San Francisco, The Wright Institute, and Saint Mary’s College of California. Currently, Melissa works for the University of California, San Francisco.
Nancy Belza, Board Member
Founder and CFO of Dyalogues, PBC
Nancy Belza is Founder and CFO of Dyalogues, PBC, a communication and education consulting firm at the forefront of a global movement dedicated to death literacy and improving end-of-life experiences. Nancy is committed to transforming our culture’s desire and ability to engage in courageous conversations and to connecting people to what they value most in life and to each other.
Nancy combines natural compassion and innate storytelling abilities with over 25 years in the financial services industry, personal passion born from experiencing a close personal friend’s death, and 15 years of mental health advocacy, to help people face end-of-life conversations and planning, prepared and empowered.
Nancy’s business expertise is diverse, having worked with Fortune 500 companies and in start-up situations, domestically and abroad. Prior positions include Divisional Director of Distribution, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, and Director of Training and Development, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management International.
Nancy served on the Executive Board of Tamalpais High School PTSA, and spent five years bringing social-emotional and wellness programs to families in the district. She is currently serving her 15th year on the Board of Buckelew Programs, a large mental health non-profit in the SF Bay Area. She is part of the Development and MarinScapes committees.
Mary Bihr, Board Member
Vice President, Global Publishing, LucasArts, a division of Lucasfilm (retired)
Mary Bihr joined Buckelew’s Board of Directors in March 2018. In her prior career as a business executive, Mary oversaw worldwide sales and marketing for a division of Lucasfilm. For over 20 years, she worked to establish the Star Wars and Indiana Jones brands in interactive entertainment.
Her journey from commercial enterprises to Buckelew is a personal one, having lived through the struggle and tragedy of a family member who suffered from mental illness. Buckelew was a beacon during those dark times. Mary now serves on charitable boards and focuses on causes that provide hope and support for individuals and for families.
Dr. Diana Demetrulias, Board Member
Higher Education Consultant
Dr. Diana Demetrulias joined the Buckelew Board of Directors in 2014. Prior to her retirement, she served as Provost at Notre Dame de Namur University and as Vice Provost at California State University, Stanislaus. She continues to provide consultant work for universities and nonprofit organizations in her areas of special expertise: higher education accreditation, assessment, gender equity, grant writing, and service learning.
Her community service involvement has included crises centers for women and children, homeless shelters, arts councils, Boy and Girl Scouts of America, among others. Diana has been active in the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in support of those facing the challenges of mental illness. She is dedicated to contributing to the excellence of Buckelew Programs.
Leslie Dixon, Board Member
Marketing and Product Management; Financial Services Industry (Retired)
Leslie joined the Buckelew Board of Directors in July, 2020. She retired in 2012 after working in the financial services industry in marketing and product management roles for over 30 years including Security Pacific Bank, Charles Schwab and Union Bank. Leslie’s interest in Buckelew’s mission is personal because of her own family’s experience with depression and anxiety. She is passionate about helping to reduce the stigma around these issues and working towards getting people connected to the services they need.
Leslie is an active volunteer and leader with a number of non-profits. She received her BA Political Economics from UC Berkeley and her MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. She is a native Californian and has lived in Marin for over 20 years. She has an adult daughter and enjoys skiing, swimming, tennis and hiking with her dog, Lucy along the trails of Marin.
Warren Dodge, Board Member
Warren Dodge joined Buckelew in October of 2018. After a career helping build early stage companies in oncology, he retired from full-time work and now advises small and medium-sized companies on growth strategies. Prior to his 25 years in cancer, he worked in similar capacities in the graphic arts industry. The common theme is helping small companies get bigger. Warren has also invested in a couple of start-up businesses and provides support as needed.
Warren lives in Marin County, is the father of three daughters and spends his spare time as a new blogger, playing tennis, hiking, mountain biking and, most recently, in a new yoga practice.
Richard Jensen, Board Member
Business Management Consultant
Richard Jensen joined Buckelew’s Board of Directors in December 2018. He retired after working in the financial services industry for over 40 years. Before joining Wells Fargo, he worked for Bank of America and American Express. He is now a Business Management Consultant to nonprofits in Marin County, providing strategic and marketing planning advice with a focus on goal formation, fundraising, board governance and financial control.
Scott Maclise, Board Member
Investment Advisor/Wealth Manager
Scott Maclise joined the Buckelew Board of Directors in January 2014. He is a self-employed investment advisor/wealth manager with over 35 years of experience in the field of finance. Buckelew’s mission is close to Scott’s heart because of his own personal family experience with mental illness and addiction, and he is passionate about speaking out against stigma.
Jack Scott, Board Member
Faculty Member, College of Marin
Jack Scott teaches Fine Art at the College of Marin in Kentfield. His sister is dealing with a severe mental illness, so Jack’s interest in Buckelew is personal. Jack recently re-joined the Buckelew Board of Directors after a 10-month hiatus. He had previously served on the Board since 2005.
Karen Wilson, Board Member
Nonprofit Executive (retired)