The San Bruno City Council has appointed the initial Board of Directors of the San Bruno Community Foundation (SBCF).
The Foundation will manage the $68,750,000 in settlement funds negotiated with PG&E as restitution for the gas pipeline explosion and fire of September 9, 2010. Eight people died, 60 were injured, 38 homes were destroyed and more than 100 more damaged.
The Foundation’s purpose is to "benefit the San Bruno community through enduring and significant contributions to, and investments in, charitable and publicly-owned community facilities and programs over the long term."
More than 80 people applied for seats on the Board. City Manager Connie Jackson profiles of the members who were selected:
Patricia Bohm is the Executive Director of the Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative. She is a 22-year resident of San Bruno and has over 13 years experience on non-profit volunteer boards.
Ben Cohn has a Ph.D. in organizational psychology. He is currently serving as District Representative in Assembly member Kevin Mullin's office, after holding several consulting positions with local organizations.
Frank Hedley is the 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.
Nancy 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, receive the nation's highest honor from the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
John P. McGlothlin is a non-profit finance and management consultant to the Peninsula Women's Chorus, having received a master's degree in business administration. He previously enjoyed a long management career with the IRS. He resides in the Crestmoor neighborhood.
Emily Roberts has a masters degree from UC Berkeley in both public health and social welfare. She has an extensive background working with non-profit organizations that emphasize services to youth throughout the Bay Area.
Regina 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.
A schedule of meetings by the Board will be available on the City's website until a separate website is established. The public is invited to attend, and all meetings will comply with the Brown Act.