Board of Directors

The Foundation is currently governed by a 14-member Board of Directors that is composed of corporate leaders from all over the East Bay. The Foundation's by-laws allow the Board to grow up to 21 members. 

Les Hausrath Retired Attorney
Holly Potter Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Bruce Kern Economic Consultant
John Martin Drakes Brewing Company
Bob Brown Western States Petroleum Association
Nik Dehejia Conservation Society of California - Oakland Zoo
Renee Kemp Media and Communications Consultant
Stephanie Ledesma Kaiser Permanente
Amber Miksza REI, Inc.
Ravi Poorsina Blue Shield of California
Taj Tashombe Canyon Oaks 
Keith White Salesforce, Inc.
Geoffrey Zimmerman Zimmerman Wealth Advisory Group, LLC
Park District Board President
Dennis Waespi 2023 East Bay Regional Park District Board President


  • East Bay Regional Parks are one of the best things about the Bay, I want everyone to be able to experience them. - Matt C., Member & Donor

  • This was the first field trip my students ever went on. The self-esteem, the joy and the fulfillment of being part of this special event supported growth and community life skills for each of my students! – Teacher at Turner Elementary in Antioch, Disability Fishing Derby Participant

  • I notice how the hill has many dragonflies on it and how the crisp sunlight melts over the bugs, blending them in with cool shadows while the soft flowers come out from the damp forest floor. -Isla, Camper at Redwood Reinhardt Regional Park