BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2019

Discovery Counseling Center is guided and managed by a Board of Directors composed of community members who bring a wide-range of diverse skills and expertise to the governance of the agency. The personal responsibilities of a Discovery Counseling Center Board Member include:

Actively participating in Discovery Counseling Center’s mission and programs;

Attending board meetings, committee meetings as assigned, training sessions, and special meetings as appropriate;

Understanding and believing in the mission, goals, methods, objectives, programs and procedures of Discovery Counseling Center;

Making decisions on issues, policies, goals, and objectives based on careful consideration of the facts and all relevant data;

Keeping informed and knowing what is going on in the organization, never hesitating to ask questions or request information;

Giving fully and enthusiastically of time, talents, and treasures.

PRESIDENT

SCOTT LUCIA

Wealth Management at Andrews, Lucia Wealth Management LLC

Affiliation: Tassajara Valley Little League

SECRETARY

MICHAEL COPELAND

Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Affiliations: San Ramon Valley Thunderbirds; San Ramon Valley Girls’ Athletic League Softball; Contributor to Alive Magazine

TREASURER

KRISTIN WALL

Financial Consultant, School and Community Volunteer, Certified Public Accountant

Affiliation: Rancho Romero Elementary School

DIRECTORS

NEWELL ARNERICH

Town of Danville, Town Council Member, AD Architects, Inc., President & Co-founder

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; San Ramon Valley Mental Health Advisory Council.

 ROBERT COMBS

Real Estate Advisor, Compass

  Affiliations: Town of Danville Planning Commissioner, Board Member, Leadership San Ramon Valley, President, Danville Rotary; Town of Danville Design Review Board Member
Board of Directors, League of California Cities; California State University at Chico Alumni Board of Directors; Parent Advisory Council, CSU, Past President

BILL DUNKLE

Retired Pacific Bell/AT&T and Telecom Consultant

Affiliations: Co-founder and director, Mt. Diablo National Bank, Past President, Pomona College Alumni Association, Past President, San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (SRVEF,) Chair, SRVEF Major Gifts and Endowment Committee, Co-chair, San Ramon Valley School District Bond Measure D (1998)

JENISE FALK

Retired San Ramon Valley Unified School District Principal

Affiliations: President of the Friends of Discovery(Thrift Station); Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Association; San Ramon Valley Mental Health Advisory Council.

CLAIRE HUMPHREY

Semi- Retired Pediatrician

Affiliations: Cityteam Oakland; Community Presbyterian Church iCare Ministry

N. S. Lee

Project Manager, Kaiser-Permanente

Affiliations: Toastmasters’ International, Project Management Institute  

JULIE LIU

Retired Registered Nurse

Affiliations: Past President Friends of Discovery(Thrift Station); Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society; Daughters of the American Revolution; San Ramon Valley Genealogical Society

APARNA MADIREDDI

Marketing Director, Arvasoft, Inc.

Affiliations: San Ramon Open Space Committee; San Ramon Valley Diversity Coalition; SRVUSD Parcel Tax Oversight Committee; Executive Board - SRV Council of PTAs; Dougherty Valley/San Ramon Rotary Club; San Ramon Historic Foundation; San Ramon Chamber of Commerce; San Ramon Valley Mental Health Advisory Council

NEAL MITCHELL

Community Volunteer

Affiliations: Hall of Fame Board Member Animal Rescue Foundation; Board Member Love for Margot Foundation; Past Board Member Mercator Medical Systems; Past Board Member Injoy Media Corporation

NISHI MOONKA

Vice President of Programs, Confluence Philanthropy

Affiliations: Quail Run Learning Fund Vice President, PTA

KEN NELSON

Director of Student Services, San Ramon Valley Unified School District 

SARAH NIX

Attorney, Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law By the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Affiliations: Past President, Board of Diablo Valley of Estate Planning; Iron Horse Mother’s Club; AAUW; Volunteer St. Isidore's Parish; East Bay Trust & Estate Lawyers

GARY RIELE

Principal, Riele Commercial Real Estate

MARY VERSTRAETE

Retired from Banking

Affiliation: Member of the Friends of Discovery, Thrift Station

PAT WILSON

Retired San Ramon Valley Unified School District Educator

Affiliations: Sons in Retirement (SIRS); 100 Club of Contra Costa County; Community Presbyterian Church (CPC) Sponsor Program; San Ramon Valley Mental Health Advisory Council.