The Las Trampas Board of Directors is a dedicated group of parents and family members of individuals served by Las Trampas as well as business professionals throughout the California Bay Area. Each member of the Board is actively involved in the governance of the agency and contributes their own unique strengths, skills, and leadership ensuring that vital services continue for individuals with developmental disabilities.
The Board consists of a minimum of 12 members with a maximum of 20. There are a minimum of 8 meetings each fiscal year which runs from July 1st through June 30th. Each member serves on various committees including the following standing committees: Executive, Nominating, Finance, and Audit. In adition to the standing committees, additional committees such as the Programs, Infrastructure, and Development committees have been established in alignment with strategic initiatives and goals as outlined in the Las Trampas Strategic Plan.
2016 – 2017 Members
Chuck, a graduate of the University of Southern California and University of California Hastings Law School, served for 32 years in the Public Defender’s Office, San Joaquin County, as a Senior Trial Attorney and Chief Deputy Attorney. He served on the boards of a number of legal organizations, including Inns of Court Executive Committee, San Joaquin County Board of Governors, and chair of the San Joaquin County Judicial Liaison Committee. Chuck served in military intelligence in Korea. An avid bicycler and golfer, Chuck sits on the Diablo Country Club Board of Directors, is a past President, and serves on multiple committees. He joined the Las Trampas Board of Directors in 2013 and has been a major contributor to the Infrastructure Committee, charged with overseeing planning for a major campus renovation and capital campaign committee.
Judie Wilson acts as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for LTI. She has 25 years of Healthcare experience with a focus on Healthcare Technology. Judie leverages her understanding of healthcare issues and IT trends to assist the board as it makes strategic recommendations to better support our clients and infrastructure. She is currently the Chief Healthcare Consulting Officer for Trace3, a technology company in Irvine, CA. Judie has a BA in Liberal Studies.
Treasurer / Chief Financial Officer
Julie acts as the CFO of the Board of Directors of Las Trampas. She has
10-plus years of non-profit experience with a focus on Fund Development. Julie leverages her understanding of fundraising and finance, as well as
non-profit governance, to assist the board as it makes strategic recommendations to better support our clients and infrastructure. She is currently consulting for The Fund for People in Parks. Julie has a Masters degree in Architecture and Building Construction from the University of Technology in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Bio coming soon, on vacation
Sara Castille is the newest addition to the Board of Directors of Las Trampas. She has 8-plus years of teaching experience with a focus on special education. Sara has a Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Public Art with an emphasis in Art Education from California State University of Monterey, and a multiple subject credential in Special Education, moderate to severe, from California State University East Bay, Hayward, and holds a certificate in Assistive Technology. She is also a recipient of the Retired Teachers Award and Scholarship and the Service Learning Award.
Michael Collier was Principal and Director of the San Francisco office of SGPA, as well as the VP of Marketing for the firm. He graduated with honors from Cal Poly SLO and has over 40 years of professional experience in the field of architecture, including retail, office, land planning, and mixed-use projects. He has also worked on assignments on large-scale institutional/public works projects and has experience in all aspects of architectural practice. He currently serves on SGPA’s Board of Directors where he has participated as a Board Member for 18 years.In this exciting time of transition for the students, staff, Board and Foundation, Collier believes that his skill set can provide valuable input from a design professional’s perspective.
Pat Flaharty brings a background in insurance and community leadership to the board. He spent 42 years as an insurance broker specializing in life, health, and business insurance, financial planning and estate planning. His civic life included serving as president of Oakland East Bay Life Underwriters, Chartered Life Underwriters, and Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary; leader in Boy Scouts and Lamorinda Softball League; member of St Monica Church Board and Social Concerns Committee; and member of Moraga Parks and Recreation Board, initiating the tradition of Thursday evening music concerts at The Commons. Pat, a native San Franciscan, graduated from San Francisco City College in Hotel and Restaurant Management and earned a B.S. at San Francisco State University. He brings this background to Las Trampas’ Chef’s Table monthly nutrition and cooking program and to leading the Development Committee.
As a board member for 15 years, Claude has been active in setting long-range goals for Las Trampas, fundraising and developing organizational policies. She serves as chair of the Board Development Committee, with lead responsibility for recruiting prospective board members. Claude has worked as a Personal Chef since 2004, creating special diet plans for time-starved individuals and families in the San Francisco Bay Area (www.chefgarbo.com). Claude spent 20-plus years as an Advertising Executive in the high-tech arena. She has a B.A. in English Literature from UC Berkeley.
Inga is an attorney in Walnut Creek. She assists individuals and businesses in the structuring of their companies and real estate deals. She couples an eye for detail and deadlines honed during nearly a decade as a news reporter with business practicality to provide clients with guidance and agreements that meet their unique needs. Ms. Miller is co-author of the 2014 update of Retail Leasing: Drafting and Negotiating the Lease published by Continuing Education of the Bar.