Chris Hatfield has been affiliated with CWC for over 25 years. She has served many terms on the board, including as vice president. Chris has been an In-Home Respite volunteer and a Senior Peer Counseling volunteer. She has been instrumental in all of CWC's fundraising activities, but most especially contributing her time and organizational talents to the Annual Concert for more than 20 years and to the Davis Beer & Cider Festival for 12 years. Chris is retired from a management position and long career with Cal-Trans.
Julie Sheehan is a local native whose family members were some of the original Davisville homesteaders. She received her BA degree from UC Davis and went on to have an eleven-year career with the university as a conference and event planner. She currently serves as the General Manager at SwimAmerica, a learn-to-swim school in Davis. Julie’s interest in Citizens Who Care was sparked by her parent’s involvement and has volunteered for the Annual Concert and BeerFest for the past three years. Julie is looking forward to having a larger impact within the organization while serving on the board.
Bob Smith is a consulting environmental engineer recently retired from full time work with Larry Walker Associates, a Davis-based engineering consulting firm. Bob was also associated with the UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering where he served as a research development engineer and instructor. Bob also serves on the board of the Otwetiri Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting education and community improvement in the village of Otwetiri, Ghana. Outside of his day job, Bob coached soccer for many years with the Davis Legacy Soccer Club and served for 21 years as the head coach for the Davis Senior High School women's JV soccer team. He stays active with golf, tennis, yoga, hiking and fitness training. Bob and his wife, Toni, who also serves on the CWC Board, have one child and have lived in Davis and Woodland since 1975.
Lori Jennings has been a Woodland resident for 39 years. She joined the Board in 2014 shortly after retiring from a 34-year career in public sector service. During those years, she supported several local agencies while appointed to administrative, analytical, supervisory and managerial human resource positions. Lori's specialized HR functions included employee relations, labor negotiations, recruitment, selection, operations, risk management, workers compensation and safety. She served as a joint powers agency board member for an employer, and as a national member of a highly recognized human resources professional organization, she served two separate terms in an elected board position for its local chapter. Lori spends her personal time cooking, traveling, crafting, decorating and designing, and bicycling. She has been a member of the Davis Bike Club for over 25 years and volunteers in many of the club's annual bike rides. Lori has experienced first hand the role of a caregiver when caring for both elderly parents. Through this experience, she understands the pressures and special/emotional needs as a caregiver and as well the effects on a failing loved one. Because of her direct experiences, she volunteers her time on the CWC Board in memory of both parents.
Janet Carrere was born in the Philippines and moved to California, Bermuda, Montana and Panama before her
father retired in California from the Air Force. During the middle of her Senior year of high school, Janet moved to
Woodland with her family as her father (now in banking) was transferred to Woodland. Following in his footsteps,
she began her banking career in the 70's as a proof operator with Bank of America. She is currently the Assistant
Vice President/Small Business Loan Officer for First Northern Bank. During her banking career, she has been active
with the Chamber serving as President and Ambassador. She has also served on the various chamber committees, including
the Women's Luncheon, BBQ, Chili Cookoff and co-chairs the Ambassador group. Janet was recognized by the Woodland Chamber
in 2007 as Member of the Year. Janet has also volunteered for several other local non profits including the Woodland
United Way, Yolo Family Service Agency, Dingle PTA, Woodland Little League and WAVE-Channel 21.
Janet is the oldest of 5 children. She is very family oriented and spends most of her time with her family and 4 lovable grandchildren. Janet loves being a "Grandma" and will always make time for her family. Other hobbies include boating, jet skiing, and reading.
Rose Cholewinski is the owner of SwimAmerica-Davis, a learn-to-swim school in Davis. She has served 6 years on the Davis Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and in 2012 she served as the Board President. She has also been an active Board member of the United States Swim School Association, helping plan their national conferences and currently chairs the Membership Connections Committee. Rose raised her daughter (now 22) in Davis and recently married her husband John. They both love living in Davis and remain quite active in the community. They enjoy cycling and swimming. Rose looks forward to working on the Board for CWC.
Carl Eilers pursued training in family medicine at the University of Arizona and UCLA because of broad interests in working with infants, families, geriatrics and sports medicine. He began his career in family medicine with the oldest family medicine group in Yolo County - Cooper, Vaughn and Larkey. With the advent of managed care, the medical group joined Woodland Health Care, and Dr. Eilers practiced medicine and served on the executive board which planned and created a greater clinical presence in Davis. Subsequently, Dr. Eilers was involved in the formation of an IPA in Davis which became the Sutter West Medical Group. In addition to an active clinical practice, which included house calls, hospital and convalescent home patient management, he participated on several medical staff committees. As a clinical professor of UC Davis Department of Family Medicine, he enjoyed precepting medical and family nurse practitioner students, and residents as a clinical professor of the UC Davis Department of Family Medicine. He was a member of the Yolo County Medical Society and the American Association of Family Medicine.
Dr. Eilers practiced medicine in Yolo County for 28 years before retiring in 2011. He continues to contribute his passion for helping others through volunteer work and mentoring. He also enjoys painting, cross-country skiing, travel, hiking, and cooking.
Michael Lewis is professor emeritus, UC Davis, Department of Food Science and Technology. He is presently academic coordinator for the professional brewing programs offered through UC Davis Extension. He has been honored with the Master Brewers Association of the Americas' Award of Merit, and was elected as a fellow of the Institute and Guild of Brewing in London, as well as a senior member of the International Brewers Guild. He is a consultant to government and industry on brewing and breweries.
Judy McDonald has lived in Yolo County since 1982 when she moved here to attend UC Davis. She received her BS and her teaching credential at UCD and has since taught elementary school in Dixon for over 30 years. Judy and her husband, Blake, love living in Davis where they raised their two children. They love the outdoors and spend their free time hiking, biking, swimming and gardening. Judy's interest in CWC stems from her own experience watching her father deteriorate from Alzheimer's disease. "Without the kindness and loving care of many caregivers, his life would not have been as full at the end. I feel that CWC is a valuable organization and I look forward to working on the board."
Toni Smith had a joyous childhood in Reno, Nevada and a wonderful college life at the University of Nevada at Reno. After graduation, Toni attended medical technology school at UCDMC. She and her high school sweetheart, Bob Smith, married and lived in Los Altos until Bob chose to attend graduate school at UC Davis. They have made the Davis area their home since 1975. Toni decided to change careers in 1979 and attended nursing school at Sacramento State. As a nurse, she liked the independence of home health nursing. Once her daughter started school, Toni became a school nurse with the DJUSD retiring in 2010.
Toni has been on the board of the Davis Unit Salvation Army for 35 years. She has chaired the committee for the past 10 years. Toni and Bob, who also serves on the CWC board, have been members of the Otwetiri Project since its inception over 10 years ago. The OP has built an elementary school in the village of Otwetiri, Ghana and continues to support needs in the village such as computers for the school and a public latrine-building project.
Toni is a regular at the fitness club and enjoys cooking, reading, hiking and participating in University Farm Circle programs.
Walt Sykes is a retired water resources planner. Walt is renowned in the community as a master set builder for various theatrical groups, including the Davis Comic Opera Company, where he served nine years as a Board member. A civil engineer trained at the University of Maryland and UC Berkeley, Walt is recognized for his energy and creativity.
Ken Wagstaff joined the CWC board in June 2011. He served as executive director from 2005 - 2010. Ken has 40 years' experience in health care management and policy for the State of California. This includes service as principal budget analyst in the Department of Finance, principal health consultant to the Legislature, deputy health secretary to the Governor, director of the Department of Mental Health, executive director of the Board of Medical Quality Assurance, and chief of managed care policy at Medi-Cal. Ken assisted with the early formation of CWC during the 1980's and has been a Concert and BeerFest volunteer. He was mayor and mayor pro tem of Davis from 1998-2002, and continues involvement in civic affairs. Ken is a 50-year resident of Davis.