Discovery Counseling Center 
of the San Ramon Valley
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Discovery Counseling Center Board of Directors

Newell Arnerich

Town of Danville, Town Council member, AD Architects, Inc., President & 
co-founder, Current Affiliations: Leadership San Ramon Valley, Board 
Member & Past President; Danville-Sycamore Valley Rotary 
Club- member & Past President; AIA, American Institute of 
Architects, NACRB, National Council of Architectural 
Registration Board; Danville Area Chamber of Commerce. 

Educational Background: Bachelors & Masters degrees in 
Architecture, U.C. Berkeley

Robert Combs

Real Estate Advisor, Compass 

Commissioner, Danville Planning Commission

Board Member, Leadership San Ramon Valley

President, Danville Rotary 


Michael Copeland


Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield 

Bill Dunkle

Pacific Bell/AT&T 27 years, various managerial and executive positions

Consulting in telecom applications 6 years; primary client Apple

Co-founder and director, Mt. Diablo National Bank, 8 years

Past President, Pomona College Alumni Association

Past President, San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (SRVEF)

Chair, SRVEF Major Gifts and Endowment Committee, 10 years

Co-chair, San Ramon Valley School District Bond Measure D (1998)

Educational BackgroundB.A. Pomona College MBA UCLA

Jenise Falk

Teacher in Seattle, WA, volunteer and PTA President of daughters' schools, President of University of WA Sorority Alumni Assoc., VP of Hart Middle School- Pleasanton (2002-06), VP of Iron Horse Middle School- SRVUSD (2006-08), Principal of Greenbrook and Country Club Elementary- SRVUSD (2009-14) , Substitute Admin for SRVUSD

Educational Background: B.A. Washington State Univ., English Education 

MA University of WA, English Education

Admin- St. Mary's, CA Administrative Credit

Claire Humphrey, M.D

Pediatrician, long-time Danville Resident

Educational Background: B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University

M.D. from University of California San Diego

N. S. Lee


IT Project Manager, Kaiser-Permanente


Julie Liu


Member of Friends of Discovery, a volunteer organization

Resident of Danville for over 20 years

Educational Background: BSN Sonoma State University

Scott Lucia 


Certified Financial Planner Co-founded Andrews, Lucia Wealth Management LLC in 2004; offices in Danville and San Mateo

Educational Background:  Arizona State University: Graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2002 with a B.I.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Mathematics and Business; minor in Economics.

Aparna Madireddi

City of San Ramon’s Open Space Committee and Diversity Task Force, Volunteer Coordinator, SRVUSD Parcel Tax Oversight Committee, SRV Council of PTAs, Marketing, Arvasoft, Inc, Leadership San Ramon Valley, Dougherty Valley/San Ramon Rotary Club, Member San Ramon Historic Foundation.

Educational Background: Master's degree in Urban Geography 

Neal Mitchell  


Serves on the Boards of The Animal Rescue Foundation 
Chuckwalla Inc. Chairman and CEO of Neacore.

Founder of NAK Corporation, an apparel manufacturer, before 
retiring in 2001. Lived in Danville since 1984. 

Educational Background: Graduate of East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania

Nishi Moonka



Managing Director, Research Development Associates. 

Educational Background:BS  in Molecular and Cell Biology and Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master's degree in Education, with a concentration in Human Development and Psychology, Risk and Prevention, from Harvard University. 

Ken Nelson 

Director of Student Services, San Ramon Valley Unified School District 

Sarah Nix


Attorney, Gagen & McCoy

President, Board of Diablo Valley of Estate Planning Council

Member of AAUW

Volunteer: St. Isidore's Faith Formation Program, CYO

Educational Background: BA University of California, Davis, JD University of California, Hastings School of Law


Gary Riele

Principal, Riele Commercial Real Estate

Mary Verstraete

 Member of the Friends of Discovery, Thrift Station

Kristin Wall 


Volunteer Experience:

 Site Council member at Rancho Romero Elementary School

Served as a Board member on the Rancho Romero Education Foundation – Treasurer and Secretary

Former member of Buena Vista Auxiliary, part of Assistance League of Diablo Valley – Treasurer on the Board for two of those years


Previous Professional Experience:

Finance Manager for Junior League of San Francisco

Independent Consultant for StoneTurn Group LLP (forensic investigation work)

Director of Financial Planning & Analysis at bebe Stores, Inc.

Deloitte & Touche LLP, San Francisco

Education:  UC Santa Barbara - Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics with an emphasis in Accounting

Pat Wilson

Retired San Ramon Valley Unified School District Educator




IT Project Manager, Kaiser-Permanente