2016-17 Board of Directors

Paul Adams
Integrated Media Sales Manager, Capital Public Radio

Peter Adams, President
Director, The Permanente Medical Group

Steve Cohn
Former Sacramento City Councilmember

Gordon Garcia, MD
Allergist, Kaiser Permanente

Mark Gilroy
Community Relations Manager, Western Health Advantage

Olivia Kasirye, MD, MS
Sacramento County Public Health Officer

Michelle Kessel-Harbart
Director, Marketing & Operations, Avisen Securities, Inc.

Don Knutson
Retired

Kristin Landstrom, Immediate Past President
NexLevel Information Technology, Inc., Managing Consultant

Mike Mattos, President-Elect
Former Chief of Facilities & Business Support Services Division, Sacramento Regional Transit

Howard Posner
Former SMUD Board Member

Sue Schooley, Treasurer
Transportation Systems Management Coordinator, City of Roseville

Arif Seyal, MD
Kaiser Permanente, Chief of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology, North Valley

Sue Teranishi
Retired

Suzanne Teuber, MD
Professor of Medicine

Earl Withycombe
Environmental Engineer, California Air Resources Board

  • What is the role of BREATHE's Board of Directors?

    The Board of Directors is the policy setting body for Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails, and ultimately bears responsibility for overseeing the implementation of our mission throughout our Northern California region.

  • What do BREATHE Board members do?

    Each board member is required to attend bi-monthly meetings, participate in at least one standing committee, provide financial support through direct giving and/or active participation in fundraising efforts, and represent our organization throughout the community. Board members may serve a maximum of two terms of three years each.

  • How do I become a BREATHE board member?

    Potential new Board members are nominated by the Nominating Committee each spring. Nominees are then elected by the existing Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails’ Board at its final meeting of the fiscal year each May. If you would like to be considered for future nomination, please contact us at staff@sacbreathe.org.

  • How do I contact BREATHE's Board of Directors?

    Our Board of Directors is composed entirely of volunteers from a variety of professional backgrounds; as such, we try to be respectful of both their time and privacy. If you would like to contact our Board of Directors, please contact us at staff@sacbreathe.org, and we will assist you with your needs.