Roger Williams Chairman - is a senior manager at a local Internet company. As a long-time resident of San Francisco, he has drunk a lot of water from the Tuolumne River. Roger’s appreciation for the beauty and uniqueness of Hetch Hetchy Valley arose from many hiking and fishing trips in Yosemite National Park, and as a backpack leader for the Sierra Club he regularly takes others into the mountains to share in his enjoyment of these amazing natural resources in our backyard.
Mark Cederborg, Vice - Chairman, is a Restoration Specialist, Manager and Principal at Hanford ARC, a general engineering construction firm specializing in heavy civil construction and habitat restoration in sensitive resource areas. In partnership with The National Park Service and other Federal, State and local agencies, Mr. Cederborg implements innovative construction techniques to protect and restore delicate ecosystems. Mr. Cederborg has constructed over 60 habitat restoration projects totaling $35 million over the past 14 years. In 2009, Mr. Cederborg was recognized by the Secretary of the Interior as part of the Partners in Conservation Award, given to the Giacomini Wetland Restoration at Point Reyes National Seashore, for his work on one of California's largest outer coastal wetland restoration projects. Mr. Cederborg's commitment to restoring Hetch Hetchy first began in 1993 when he visited the valley, and realized another hidden Yosemite lay flooded. In 1999 he became a founding board member of Restore Hetch Hetchy.
Kathy Schrenk, Recording Secretary, is a writer and community activist in Menlo Park. She enjoys road biking, hiking and photography and tries to get her husband and sons, ages 5 and 3, to Yosemite as much as possible.
Peter Van Kuran, Treasurer, has 30 years business management experience in the global high-tech industry, and is inspired to work on Hetch Hetchy based on a lifelong love of hiking and climbing in Yosemite.
Kathy Bowler, former head of the California Democratic Party.
Mark Palley is a civil litigation attorney and a founding partner of an Oakland law firm called Marion's Inn.
Douglas Harnsberger, AIA,specializes in the restoration of historic structures and their settings. His firm, Historic Architecture,LLC, has provided design services for the National Park Service and its concessionaires to improve the character of many of the parks' structures in their natural settings. He is committed to contributing to RHH's mission to see the Hetch Hetchy Valley restored to its pre-dammed state. He and his family reside in Swarthmore, PA.
Liz Huntington is a 5th generation Californian, with roots going back to the railroad days and rapid development in early California. The Hetch Hetchy was much loved and traveled by her family, and she’d like to see it as her grandmother once did. Both personally and professionally she works towards re-vitalizing environmental health. She is currently the Marketing Director at Real Goods Solar, a pioneer in sustainable living and the solar movement. Closer to home, she is the co-Chair of the San Anselmo Open Space Committee and a member of the Sierra Club. She hopes to bring her experience in integrated marketing to build awareness and spread the message that San Franciscans can have their water from the Tuolumne River AND a beautiful valley.
Lance Olson is a Sacramento attorney who specializes in election and political law. He is an avid back packer and road bike enthusiast. He and his wife Suzette enjoy visiting Yosemite National Park many times each year and are devoted to the cause of restoring Hetch Hetchy. He joined the board in May, 2007.
Bill Resneck, is a lawyer representing seriously injured people in private practice in Orinda. After graduating from Oberlin College with honors in economics, he earned a law degree from Indiana University Law School in 1970, finishing first in his class. As an avid whitewater rafter, Bill developed a profound love of rivers and wilderness. His keen interest in Hetch Hetchy and Yosemite valleys grew out of his frequent rafting trips on the Tuolumne River and hikes on the trails surrounding O’Shaughnessy Dam. When he came to understand that the dam in Hetch Hetchy Valley was not essential to the San Francisco water system, he joined in the fight to restore this beautiful valley.
Kate Looby works for the Sierra Club in San Francisco. As the former State Director of Planned Parenthood in South Dakota, tackling challenges against great odds is nothing new to her and is one of the things that excites her about working to restore Hetch Hetchy. In addition to enjoying camping and hiking throughout the Bay Area and Yosemite she is the mom of four children.
Ron Sundergill has served as the Pacific Region Director of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) since 2005. Prior to NPCA, he served as the CEO of the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy in Santa Rosa California, a non-profit organization that educates leaders working to create sustainable public policy. He also represented the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) before the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch on a wide range of issues, including renewable energy, federal energy budget priorities, and tax policy. Prior to joining UCS, Ron served as the Director of Legislation in the Maryland Department of Human Resources. Ron served as president of the Frederick County, Maryland, Board of County Commissioners from 1990 to 1994. This was an elected position representing 150,000 residents. He was also responsible for the management of the county during the time period, serving as the county chief executive and board chair. Prior to his work as an elected official at the county level, Ron worked for the U.S. Catholic Conference’s Campaign for Human Development (CHD) where he directed a program targeted to support cooperative business ventures and cooperative housing in low-income communities in the United States. While employed at CHD, he co-founded the National Network of Grantmakers. Ron holds a B.A. in political science from Hood College in Maryland.As the Pacific Region Director of NPCA, his work includes advocating for protection of, and greater funding for, national parks in the states of California, Hawaii and Nevada. NPCA has over 110,000 members and supporters in the three states that make up the region.
Rex Hime is a political consultant from Sacramento.
Virginia S. Johannessen resides in Southern California and is active in the entertainment industry.
Ann Hayden is a scientist with the Environmental Defense Fund.