Behind the Scenes
Jacqueline Jaffee is an attorney who has committed herself to community and service. She received her undergraduate degree from Emory University and her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. Jacqueline and her husband, Ian, enjoy all the activities that come with raising their three children.
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Program Manager / Resource Counselor
Jasmine Martinez is a Bilingual Resource Counselor at Adopt A Family of Marin. She provides case management, advocacy, support, and referrals to low-income families living in Marin County. Jasmine has years of experience serving low-income and high-risk communities, working with individuals in crisis, at-risk youth, and in community health. She holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Women & Gender Studies from Dominican University of California. Her passion for social justice issues including women’s rights, poverty, child welfare and educational equity was sparked from a very young age. Born and raised in San Francisco, Jasmine is an avid Giants and Forty-Niners fan. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.
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Resource Counselor / Workshop Coordinator
Imelda Herrera is a Bilingual Resource Counselor at Adopt A Family of Marin. She provides resources and case management to low-income families; along with advocacy, support, and homelessness prevention. Imelda Herrera is an East Bay Native that has worked for many years all around the Bay Area with at-risk youth, providing violence prevention, education recovery, and many other support services. She enjoys working with people and having a positive impact. Imelda received a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from San Francisco State University. When she is not working, she loves attending sporting events, hiking and enjoying sunny weather with her family.
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Board of Directors
Sam joined the Adopt A Family Board of Directors in 2011. He is currently Sr. Managing Director at Kaiser Permanente Ventures. Sam has been an investor or operating executive in healthcare technology companies for the past 15 years. Sam received an MBA in Health Care Management from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania and his BA in Public Policy from Stanford University. Sam was born and raised in Mill Valley and now lives in San Rafael with his wife, Alicia, and three children.
Lisa is a Communications Associate at Marin Academy, where she supports the efforts of the Advancement Office. She also acts as the liaison for the Marin Academy Parents Association, providing support in promoting MAPA’s many programs. Lisa received her B.A. from UC Santa Barbara in English, French, and Film Studies. She still loves the movies and reading, and is a life-long francophile. She recently joined the board of Adopt A Family of Marin.
Patti has been an active member of RVWL since 2011, holding a number of leadership positions and serving on their Executive Board. Patti is currently Principal/COO of Gear Up Consulting, LLC that specializes in management consulting. Previously, she was Regional Sales Manager for Vineyard Unlimited and worked in this marketing specialties business for 11 years. Her prior career was spent as a retail buyer for Macy’s for ten years. Patti graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in Textiles and Clothing; Fashion Merchandising.
Treasurer, RVWL Liaison
Jennie serves as Treasurer, as well as Ross Valley Women’s League liaison to the Adopt a Family of Marin Board. She has been an active member of the Ross Valley Women’s League since in 2013, having held a number of leadership positions including serving on their Executive Board as Treasurer 2015-2017. Jennie is currently a strategic marketing consultant working with financial services companies to grow their businesses. Previously she worked in senior leadership positions at American Express, Wells Fargo, and Rabobank. She also worked at several start-ups including Shutterfly where she built and ran its consumer marketing department. Jennie received a BA from Middlebury College and her MBA from Amos Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College. A long-time volunteer, she currently raises funds for her business school. Locally, she advises not-for-profit startups. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to international locations with her husband and hiking the trails of Marin.
Sylvie joined Adopt a Family’s Board of Directors in 2015. She currently is a luxury residential specialist with Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty in Greenbrae. Sylvie worked as an investment and commercial banker and a human resources manager for over 15 years. Sylvie received her BA from the Université d’Aix en Provence, France, her MA from Columbia University and attended business classes in the Fordham University MBA program. A French native, Sylvie moved to the United States to attend graduate school and never looked back.