DSLC Board Members bring a wealth of commitment and experience to the organization.
Shirley Johnson-Foell, (Board President)
Shirley Johnson-Foell M.A- Former member of Redwood Rollers – the first wheelchair basketball team of Sonoma County, now called Santa Rosa Blazers. Shirley left Hewlett-Packard/Agilent after 19 years as an electronic technician and project specialist. She went back to college and earned her degrees at Sonoma State University. Shirley stays busy as a substitute teacher, and is active in her community volunteering with non-profit organizations.
Jack Geary, MA (www.gearyassociates.com)
Jack has been on the board for ten years. He is a counselor with Geary & Associates, Inc., a private, locally owned, professional consulting practice established in 1978 by Jack and Edelweiss Geary, M.Ed., C.R.C. The firm offers career counseling services to individuals changing occupations and/or careers. They specialize in working with small business employers, subsidiary operations of national and international corporations, workers’ compensation and long-term disability insurers to develop and implement successful re-employment plans for displaced, terminated and injured workers. Jack serves on the board of the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa and is a member of the Sonoma County Mayors? Committee for the Employment of People with Disabilities.
Ben Karpilow, Attorney (Board Secretary)
Ben has been on the Board for one year. He is an attorney representing plaintiffs in employment-related matters. Ben also sits on the board of ACVREP (Academy for Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals), where he chairs the disciplinary review committee. Ben may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martie Koskoff, Disability Advocate(Vice-President)
A retired teacher and medical researcher. Martie has been a member of the DSLC Board since 2010. Previously she served on the Becoming Independent Board of Directors and was Chairperson of the Becoming Independent Art Advisory Board. She is now an active volunteer with Canine Companions for Independence.
Gabriel Arevalo, Veteran Advocate
Vietnam 1969-1970, retired from Agilent May 2003, Board member since 2008
Richard Zimmer, Psychologist and Professor
Richard is Professor emeritus from Sonoma State University. Richard has worked extensively with people with disabilities.
Susan Daniel, Human Resourse Consultant
Stephen R Gospe, MD, Retired Physician
Albert J. Kastl, Ph.D., Psychologist
Anthony R. Tate, Counselor
Richard J. Romo, Retired Engineer
Contact the Board via email at: Board@MyDSLC.org