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.
Meredith Imrie, Board Member
Meredith joined the Board of Directors in October 2018. She is a Fundraising Manager for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, representing Northern California where she advocates and raises money towards their mission of finding cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Prior to joining the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Meredith provided public outreach and grassroots advocacy services to Bay Area nonprofits focused on affordable housing and support services for youth and seniors.
Meredith also has experience working on local elections, providing fundraising services for campaigns in Sonoma and Solano counties. She serves on multiple boards, lending her fundraising expertise and advocacy efforts to help put an end to the stigma surrounding mental health, and strongly supports the mission of Buckelew Programs. Meredith earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science from UC Davis in 2009 and earned her Master’s degree in Public Administration from Sonoma State University in 2012.
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.
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.
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.
Stan Moore, Board Chair
Stan Moore retired from a career in law. He became acquainted with Buckelew Programs as a member of a volunteer team of consultants organized by Stanford Business School and currently serves as Board Chair.
Impressed with the caliber and the caring attitude of the staff, Stan considers Buckelew’s services to be a vital part of the social infrastructure in the North Bay. Stan graduated from Columbia University Law School and Indiana University.
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.
Doug Brown, Vice Chair
National Sales Management, 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. Doug and his wife, Alice, have two adult daughters.
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.
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.
Judy Kramer, Board Secretary
Program Manager, Experience Corps Marin
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.
Liz Williamson, Board Member
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Liz Williamson joined the Buckelew Board of Directors at the end of 2014. Previously, she served as a board member for Family Service Agency (FSA) of Marin for two years. After FSA’s merger with Buckelew Programs in 2012, Liz continued to lend her support as a member of the Auxiliary Committee for FSA.
Liz is passionate about Buckelew and its programs. Having been raised with a family member who was bi-polar and a cousin with schizophrenia, Liz knows the importance of having an organization that can provide recovery and hope for those who suffer with addiction and mental health issues.
Liz has joined the Board Development Committee and plans to contribute through fundraising and educating the public on Buckelew Programs. She has lived in Mill Valley for the past 22 years, is an avid cyclist, and works in residential real estate serving all of Marin County.
Mary T. McDevitt, Board Member
Healthcare Communications Executive (semi-retired)
Mary McDevitt joined the Buckelew Board in August 2017. Mary retired from McKesson Corporation, a Fortune 5 global health care services company, where she held senior roles in corporate public affairs, strategic communications and program management for more than 15 years.
Additionally, Mary brings ten years of health care operations, business development and marketing in roles at WebMD, Health Management Technologies and Continental Medical Systems. Mary has a M.S. in Nursing from Vanderbilt University and a B.S. in Nursing from the University of San Francisco.
Mary became aware of Buckelew many years ago through its annual MarinScapes Fine Art Exhibit and Sale to benefit the organization’s programs. Now consulting on a part-time basis, Mary wanted to give back to a vital local organization that addresses the challenges of mental health and addiction which impact so many. Mary has lived in and enjoyed the beauty of Marin County since 1988.
Melissa Delaney, Board Member
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, Saint Mary’s College of California, and most recently, Dominican University of California, where she served as Assistant Vice President of Enrollment for Graduate Admissions.
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.