2018 Board of Directors


The Mendocino Woodlands Camp Association is honored to have a dedicated group of volunteers serving on its Board of Directors. Their guidance, collective expertise, and dedicated service to the camper and visitor experience at the Mendocino Woodlands have been key to recent facility and program improvements.


2018 MWCA Board of Directors


Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin, President

CEO, The Sierra Fund

Former County Supervisor, Nevada County, CA


Danese Cooper, Vice President 

Distinguished Member Technical Staff, PayPal

Former Chief Technical Officer, Wikimedia Foundation


Michele Chambliss, Treasurer 

Senior Director, Alliances, Commvault Systems

Former Strategy Consultant (high tech, Fortune 500)


Donna Hamilton, Secretary

Educational Therapist, Brandeis Marin

Adjunct Professor, Holy Names University


Dwight Alexander 

VP, Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs

Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco


Laurin Beckhusen 

Retired Corrections Officer

Solano County Sheriff’s Department


Debra Dawson

Owner and Professional Caterer, Good Thyme Herb Company


Eric V. Kirk

Attorney at Stokes, Hamer, Kirk & Eads, Arcata, CA


Board Advisor


William Tramposch

Heritage and Museum Specialist

Retired Executive Director, Nantucket Historical Association