Marcy Adelman, Ph.D., Founder
Marcy founded Openhouse in 1998 with her late partner Jeanette Gurevitch.  As a clinical psychologist, writer, researcher and lecturer, she is a nationally recognized expert in lesbian and gay aging and senior issues and is the author of several books on the subject.  She provided research expertise for Openhouse’s landmark 2002 Needs Assessment Survey on LGBT seniors and established the key matrix of programs and relationships in senior housing, senior services and community building, which are the bases of the Openhouse vision.

Stanley Watson, Esq., President
Stan formerly served as Vice President and Director of The Kaiser Foundation Institute, a division of Kaiser Permanente that conducts research – health services, epidemiologic, translational and clinical trials.  Stan is a former member and president of the Board of Directors of Continuum HIV Day Services, an agency which provided a variety of services to those living with HIV infection, including an Adult Day Care Center.

Marie Trexler, Vice President
Marie Trexler is a former venture capital investor with a passion for making non profits more effective. Most recently, she was Director of Entrepreneur Services at Astia, which helps women-led, high-growth ventures succeed. Previously, Marie was Chief Investment Officer for Good Capital’s Social Enterprise Expansion Fund, a double bottom line venture fund. At Intel Corp, Marie ran business development for Intel’s largest business unit, the Digital Enterprise Group. As a managing director at Intel Capital, a multibillion dollar international venture fund, she led investment teams in the US and Europe. Marie was responsible for establishing Intel Capital’s investment program in Eastern Europe where she identified and consummated Intel’s first equity investment, as well as first acquisition, in Russia. She graduated from Dartmouth College and earned an MBA from the University of Virginia.
Trexler was the Vice Chair of Emerge California (501c4 that trains Democratic women to run for public office) and an Advisor to Galeforce Capital (a venture philanthropy fund supporting LGBT social enterprises). As an early Board Member, she played a key role in building StartOut (advances LGBT entrepreneurship).

Dale Barton, Treasurer
Dale Barton currently serves as the Openhouse Treasurer. At Wells Fargo, he is a Banking Relationship Manager and Industry Specialist for Non-Profit and Government Agencies. Dale has experience in business banking, commercial lending, global financial management, budgeting, revenue reporting, financial analysis, forecasting, pricing, and business planning. With over ten years’ experience developing sales channels and nurturing strategic partnerships, Dale develops deep relationships with business and community leaders. Before joining Wells Fargo, Dale was a Banking Relationship Manager at Wachovia Bank, Global Sales Manager at VitesseLearning, Regional Sales/Account Manager at HyCurve/iGeneration, Corporate Finance Manager at Novell, Inc. Dale earned his MBA degree in International Finance from Brigham Young University.

Stephen Perreault, PE, Secretary
Steve Perreault is a Vice President in the Design and Consulting Services Division of AECOM in San Francisco. He is a civil and structural engineer with over 30 years of experience in the planning, design and construction of large capital projects for private and public owners. For the last 15 years he has specialized in the management of large public infrastructure projects such as the San Francisco International Airport and the new Transbay Transit Center in downtown San Francisco. Steve currently manages AECOM’s Bay Area buildings construction and program management practice.

Abby Bourhis
Abby Bourhis currently serves as Vice President of Operations & Sales at the Institute on Aging. Mrs. Bourhis brings a decade of experience holding seniors roles within senior health care organizations.

Gloria Cavanaugh
Gloria is the former President of the American Society on Aging, retired in 2006 as President and CEO after leading the organization for 31 years and transforming it from being a regional association to a national one with over 6,000 members. Gloria is a founding member and former Board Chair of the National Alliance for Caregiving, She currently manages her own San Francisco-based consulting practice and serves on the board of the California Council on Gerontology & Geriatrics.

Randi Gerson
Randi Gerson has 24 years of expertise in all facets of the development life cycle in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. She has managed both large and small-scale projects from conception and entitlement, to design and construction–all culminating in fully completed and operational buildings. She is currently managing the development of a mixed use project that includes a community center, a gymnasium, and 50 units of affordable housing. Randi chairs the Openhouse Site Committee.

Jeffrey Kohler
Mr. Kohler is a Real Estate manager with 20 years experience managing large scale developments in San Francisco, including a number of  low-income and senior housing projects.

Bill Lowell
Bill is the recently retired director of the San Mateo County Department of Housing which manages the county’s housing related social safety net programs as well as financial programs for new affordable housing development. He is currently a community development and affordable housing consultant. Bill earned his MBA in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and his Master of Divinity degree from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. Bill also serves as the Chairperson of the Social Justice Council of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Francisco.

Cynthia Martin
Cynthia worked at the Eastman Kodak Company for 20 years, culminating in her position as President of Global Customer Services.  Cynthia moved on from Kodak to become the Vice President of Brand, Marketing and Consumer Experience for Blue Shield of California where she and her team delivered an award winning re-branding strategy that rejuvenated the company’s culture and market presences.  Cynthia now consults on business strategy and operational excellence. Former co-chair of the Business Council at the Human Rights Campaign, Cynthia has served on a wide range of boards including Ohlhoff Recovery Programs, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, the Urban League, the San Francisco LGBT Community Center.

Nanette Miller, CPA, CITP 

Ms. Miller is West Coast Partner-in-Charge of Assurance Services, as well as co-leader of the Modern Family & LGBT Services Practice Group at Marcum LLP. She has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting, providing assurance, accounting and business consulting services to publicly and privately held businesses, as well as not-for-profit organizations. She is also a trusted business advisor for start-up and emerging companies, as well as troubled entities that require restructuring.

Sandra Nathan
Sandra is presently Vice President of Community Investment for the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona in Tucson, where she is the chief strategist for foundation’s grantmaking, community investment opportunities and leads in the use of diverse capital streams including equity and debt. She also oversees the work of CFSA’s affiliated partner organizations, including the African American Initiative, the Alliance (LGBTQ) Fund, the Latino Giving Circle, and the Santa Cruz Community Foundation. Sandra’s background also includes executive leadership in nonprofits at the national and local levels. She served as Executive Vice President for the National Council on Aging in Washington, DC; Regional Director for AARP in Dallas, Texas, and Washington Director for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Most recently, she served as Interim Executive Director of the AIDS Emergency Fund and Breast Cancer Emergency Fund in San Francisco, where she led both organizations through a strategic restructuring.

Morey Riordan
Morey Riordan is Principal of Riordan Strategies– a consulting practice dedicated to assisting national social justice organizations and philanthropic groups. Mr. Riordan is a respected leader in the fields of philanthropy, HIV/AIDS, women’s health, and LGBT issues, having held a number of leadership roles within HIV/AIDS-focused organizations.

Bill Scherer
Bill is a founding partner of Scherer Smith & Kenny LLP, where he counsels a wide variety of clients requiring assistance in business, real estate, licensing and intellectual property, and trusts and estates issues, as well as dispute mediation.  Bill also counsels clients in connection with wills, trusts and general estate planning. Prior to joining Brandon Smith to form Scherer & Smith, LLP, in 1998, which would later become Scherer Smith & Kenny LLP, Mr. Scherer worked for five years at two San Francisco firms, and then opened his own firm, Law Offices of William M. Scherer, in 1993.

Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney has worked for 38 years to advance equality for all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. His first political organizing experience occurred in California, working alongside Harvey Milk to defeat a ballot proposition that would have banned gay people from teaching in public schools. Beginning in 1981, he served five years as executive director of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund. From 1986 to 1993, Tim was deputy director and then executive director of Gay Men’s Health Crisis, where he helped to build the largest community-based HIV/AIDS service, prevention, and advocacy organization in the world. Tim worked as the deputy executive director for programs of the Empire State Pride Agenda and Foundation from 1994-2000. Tim was program director of the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund . More recently, Tim was the President and CEO of the Gill Foundation from 2007 to 2013.

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