The San Bruno City Council announced its initial selections the San Bruno Community Foundation Board of Directors yesterday. The nonprofit foundation will manage the $68.75 million in settlement funds negotiated with Pacific Gas and Electric as restitution for the community following the Sept. 9, 2010 explosion and fire.
The council received and reviewed more than 80 applications for the positions. After interviewing 11 finalists, the City Council selected Patricia Bohm, Ben Cohn, Frank Hedley, Nancy Kraus, John P. McGlothlin, Emily Roberts and Regina Stanback-Stroud.
Bohm is the executive director of the Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative. She is a 22-year resident of San Bruno and has more than 13 years experience on nonprofit volunteer boards.
Cohn has a Ph.D. in organizational psychology. He is currently serving as district representative for Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco, after holding several consulting positions with local organizations.
Hedley is a former San Bruno police chief and former city manager. He is an active member of the San Bruno Rotary Club and currently serves on San Bruno’s Sister City Committee.
Kraus operates a public relations consulting business in San Bruno. She most recently assisted Sojourn to the Past, a nonprofit devoted to educating high school students about the civil rights movement.
McGlothlin is a nonprofit finance and management consultant to the Peninsula Women’s Chorus, having received a master’s degree in business administration. He resides in the Crestmoor neighborhood.
Roberts has a master’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley in both public health and social welfare. She has a background working with nonprofit organizations that emphasize services to youth throughout the Bay Area.
Stanback-Stroud received a doctorate in educational leadership from Mills College and is the president of Skyline College.
She currently serves on the board of directors of the United Way of the Bay Area.
In the next few months, the board will be establishing a schedule of initial meetings to complete the formation of the foundation. The schedule will be available on the city’s website until a separate website is established. The public is invited to attend, and all meetings will be noticed in compliance with the Brown Act.