Discovery Counseling Center 
of the San Ramon Valley
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Discovery Counseling Center Board of Directors
 2017

Newell Arnerich

Town of Danville, Town Council member, AD Architects, Inc., President & 
co-founder, Current Affiliations: Leadership San Ramon Valley, Board 
Member & Past President; Danville-Sycamore Valley Rotary 
Club- member & Past President; AIA, American Institute of 
Architects, NACRB, National Council of Architectural 
Registration Board; Danville Area Chamber of Commerce. 


Educational Background: Bachelors & Masters degrees in 
Architecture, U.C. Berkeley

Robert Combs


Real Estate Advisor, Compass 

Commissioner, Danville Planning Commission

Board Member, Leadership San Ramon Valley

President, Danville Rotary 


 

Michael Copeland


 

Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield 


Bill Dunkle


Pacific Bell/AT&T 27 years, various managerial and executive positions

Consulting in telecom applications 6 years; primary client Apple

Co-founder and director, Mt. Diablo National Bank, 8 years

Past President, Pomona College Alumni Association

Past President, San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (SRVEF)

Chair, SRVEF Major Gifts and Endowment Committee, 10 years

Co-chair, San Ramon Valley School District Bond Measure D (1998)


Educational BackgroundB.A. Pomona College MBA UCLA


Claire Humphrey, M.D

Pediatrician, long-time Danville Resident

Educational Background: B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University

M.D. from University of California San Diego


Shirley Jacks


President, Friends of Discovery


N. S. Lee

 


IT Project Manager, Kaiser-Permanente


 

Julie Liu

 

Member of Friends of Discovery, a volunteer organization

Resident of Danville for over 20 years


Educational Background: BSN Sonoma State University


Scott Lucia 

 

Certified Financial Planner Co-founded Andrews, Lucia Wealth Management LLC in 2004; offices in Danville and San Mateo


Educational Background:  Arizona State University: Graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2002 with a B.I.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Mathematics and Business; minor in Economics.

Neal Mitchell  

 

Serves on the Boards of The Animal Rescue Foundation 
Chuckwalla Inc. Chairman and CEO of Neacore.

Founder of NAK Corporation, an apparel manufacturer, before 
retiring in 2001. Lived in Danville since 1984. 


Educational Background: Graduate of East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania


Nishi Moonka

 

  

Managing Director, Research Development Associates. 


Educational Background:BS  in Molecular and Cell Biology and Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master's degree in Education, with a concentration in Human Development and Psychology, Risk and Prevention, from Harvard University. 


Sarah Nix

 

Attorney, Gagen & McCoy

President, Board of Diablo Valley of Estate Planning Council

Member of AAUW


Volunteer: St. Isidore's Faith Formation Program, CYO


Educational Background: BA University of California, Davis, JD University of California, Hastings School of Law

  

Gary Riele

Principal, Riele Commercial Real Estate

Mary Verstraete

 Member of the Friends of Discovery, Thrift Station

Kristin Wall 

 

Volunteer Experience:

 Site Council member at Rancho Romero Elementary School

Served as a Board member on the Rancho Romero Education Foundation – Treasurer and Secretary

Former member of Buena Vista Auxiliary, part of Assistance League of Diablo Valley – Treasurer on the Board for two of those years

 

Previous Professional Experience:

Finance Manager for Junior League of San Francisco

Independent Consultant for StoneTurn Group LLP (forensic investigation work)

Director of Financial Planning & Analysis at bebe Stores, Inc.

Deloitte & Touche LLP, San Francisco


Education:  UC Santa Barbara - Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics with an emphasis in Accounting

Pat Wilson

Retired San Ramon Valley Unified School District Educator

 

 

 

IT Project Manager, Kaiser-Permanente