Wendy Peterson
Board President

Wendy has worked in the field of aging policy and services for over 20 years, after leaving the computer industry where she managed technology development start-ups.  Ms. Peterson served as Marketing / Development Director for Center for Elders Independence, a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly in Oakland, California. She served as Interim Project Director for LifeLong Medical Care’s East Bay Benefits Initiative, helping to prepare that community health center for the launch of Medicare’s Prescription Drug Benefit. Ms. Peterson has directed the Senior Services Coalition since 2002. She has been honored for her work by State Senator Loni Hancock and by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, and is the recipient of the 2010 Kenneth Hoh Award for Advocacy from Family Bridges.

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Aaron McPherson
Vice President

Aaron is currently the Vice President of Integrated Services at the Institute On Aging, (IOA), in San Francisco. Prior to his work at IOA, Mr. McPherson served as the Vice President of Operations for Center for Elders’ Independence in Oakland. He has a background in geriatric physical therapy and rehabilitation services management, nursing home administration, and Operations in the non-profit sector. His passion is serving the community as they age with a focus on rural health and using technology to bridge gaps in the care model. Aaron was drawn to DayBreak’s Board by the ability to serve an organization that effectively brings together the pieces needed to improve the lives of our frail elderly in the East Bay.

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Benjamin Bloom

Benjamin is the President of Homewatch CareGivers of Oakland. He has been serving the elderly and disabled for over 19 years professionally and philanthropically. Benjamin is a Certified Senior Advisor and a specialist in Long-Term Care planning. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center and the Planning Committee for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in San Francisco. Benjamin has many years of experience in finance, business management, sales and marketing, and earned his BA and MBA from UC Davis.

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Diane C. Wong

Diane has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit management and nonprofit consulting. With a focus on gerontology and agency management, her work experience includes service as the founding executive director for Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay, interim director for the Public Authority for IHSS in Alameda County and is currently the executive director for J-Sei.  She applies her experience and knowledge of agency planning, fund development, financial management, personnel and strategic planning to her role as a board member for the Adult Day Services Network of Alameda County. 


Lisa LaMagna
Board Member

Lisa is the Chief Executive Officer of Generations Now LLC, a marketing consultancy for companies reaching people who are 50+ years mature. Lisa also Chairs the Bay Area Consultants Network. She is a frequent speaker on generational trends, digital marketing, and business development.

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Elizabeth McGee
Board Member

Liz is a Tax Attorney who runs her own practice in San Francisco. Liz brings with her extensive knowledge on both international and domestic tax laws, Advising on partnership, corporate, and international tax matters. Liz also represented tax-exempt organizations, including charities, before the IRS. She is highly passionate about making our community a welcoming and inclusive place for older adults, and contributes to DayBreak’s Board, advising on legal matters.


Kathryn E. Stambaugh
Board Member

Kathryn is a skilled administrator with over 15 years of experience in non-profit management.  As the founding director of LifeLong Medical Care Adult Day Health Care in Oakland, she was responsible for all aspects of program development, management and quality assurance. In her current role as LifeLong Medical Care’s Geriatric Services Director, she manages special projects related to Aging as well as LifeLong’s federal Health Care Innovation Award.  Ms. Stambaugh has served on the board of directors of Chaparral House, a non-profit eldercare community in Berkeley, and currently serves as a board member of the Adult Day Services Network of Alameda County.  She is the recipient of the California Association for Adult Day Services Quality Leadership Award (2006) and the UC Berkeley Graduate Program in Health Management “Spirit of Public Health” award (2010). 


Evan Gibson
Board Member

Evan has over 15 years of experience in business development, strategy, marketing and finance in the life sciences industry and is motivated by finding ways to better serve those that rely on the healthcare system the most.  He currently serves on the executive team at a newly formed biotechnology company focused on developing medicines for CNS disorders and was previously Head of Corporate Development at Vir Biotechnology.  Evan holds a B.A. in Economics from Yale University.  In addition, he earned an M.B.A. in Healthcare Management from The Wharton School and a Master of Biotechnology from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.

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“Catherine is a national human resources leader who brings a deep knowledge of the human resources industry and 20 years of executive leadership experience to Travis Credit Union.  “She brings a wealth of human resources and strategic planning expertise and company results to Travis Credit Union, including organization design and development, performance management, talent management, strategic business, and HR planning.