Jane A. Bartke brings to the Trust her deep experience in two vital fields, community leadership, and education. Jane as served on the El Cerrito City Council and as Mayor for two terms.
In the community, Jane served two terms on the El Cerrito City Council, including two terms as Mayor. She has also served as Chair of the Contra Costa Mayors Conference and represented Contra Costa cities on the Executive Board of the Association of Bay Area Governments, chairing its Legislative & Government Committee for eight years. She also chaired the Administrative Services committee of the state-wide League of California Cities. Jane’s community endeavors, include having been President of the Junior Women’s Club, chair of the city Parks & Recreation Commission, President of Soroptomists, President of the honorary teachers’ sorority, and founder and current President of the El Cerrito Community Foundation. She has served on the board of the YWCA, and as President of the county-wide National Women’s Political Caucus. She has been honored as El Cerrito’s Woman of the Year. She was recently honored by being placed on the El Cerrito Wall of Fame, one of only a few citizens so honored.
Jane’s education credentials include a life-time credential to teach kindergarten through 12th grade and more than 30 years of classroom teaching in local public schools. Her innovative classroom ideas won her the “Teaching Excellence Award” from the West Contra Costa Education Fund.
Jane also brings memories of her mother as a warden during WWII, and remembers the rationing and coupons used to buy basic essentials.
Thomas K. Butt, FAIA is an architect and president of Interactive Resources, a Richmond, California, architecture, engineering and planning firm. In addition to providing a wide range of consulting services, Interactive Resources is a developer of urban infill real estate projects.
Since 1995, he has served on the Richmond City Council, including a year as vice-mayor in 2002. He has a keen interest in seeing the Rosie the Riveter WW II Home Front National Historical Park succeed, having taken a leadership position in lobbying Congress, authoring much of the local legislation relating to Richmond’s partnership position and to historic preservation in general. Tom is active in many organizations relating to architecture, construction and historic preservation, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
Mark Cameron is a litigation shareholder in Miller Starr Regalia’s Walnut Creek office. Over the past 48 years Miller Starr Regalia has earned its reputation in California as a leading real estate law firm.
Mark Cameron has over 30 years of experience in California as a litigator, strategist, and negotiator of complex multi-party disputes. He is experienced in the enforcement of contracts and law concerning commercial lending, construction, insurance, environmental rights and obligations, general business, and real estate. Mark has represented major lenders, developers, contractors, court-appointed receivers, wineries, hotel owners, insureds, and many high net-worth owners of businesses and real estate assets. Over the past 12 years Mark has updated and authored two chapters, Defective Construction and Receivers, in the well-recognized legal treatise Miller & Starr California Real Estate Third published by Thomson West.
Mark received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He received his M.A. and his B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Davis.
As a Board member, Mark strongly supports the mission of Rosie the Riveter Trust and believes there is unusual potential and power in this particular past to inspire good works in current and future generations.
Cathy is S.V.P., Business Banking Manager for Wells Fargo Bank and serves currently as Chair of the Finance Committee.
Warren Harber is the Vice President of Finance for National Financial Systems for Kaiser Permanente Health Plan and Hospitals. He has been with KPH/HP since 2010. In this capacity, Warren is responsible for the oversight and governance of Kaiser Permanente’s Oracle/PeopleSoft ERP system (OneLink) with over 200,000 users as well as related ancillary financial systems. He leads KP’s Finance System investment and support strategy and helps guide Kaiser Permanente toward increased productivity while ultimately supporting Kaiser Permanente’s mission of quality and affordable healthcare to over 10 million members.
His focus throughout his career has been on the value of productivity, efficiency and compliance. Drawing on his diverse experience in financial risk, technical accounting, operational process, and organizational effectiveness, he continues to build upon KP’s strong systems orientation by coordinating and effectively aligning KP’s financial systems.
From 2010 through 2014, Warren was responsible for Kaiser Permanente’s Sarbanes-Oxley Program and for compliance with NAIC’s Model Audit Rule both of which mandate management’s oversight and assessment of financial reporting controls.
Prior to joining KP, Warren led Cisco Systems’ Global SOX Program Management Office in compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. He also developed and led the revenue recognition strategy via Quote-to-Cash Operations and continuous improvement areas focused on effective financial risk strategies and systems planning across Cisco’s revenue process.
From 2001 to 2007, Warren was the Director of Finance and Sales Controller for Phillips Medical Systems, NA a $3.4 billion division of Philips Electronics NV supporting a $400m budget for product sales and oversaw the North American shared services operations for order-to-cash processes.
Prior to Phillips, Warren has held a broad range of leadership positions in financial risk, M&A, and financial operations in domestic and global organizations in semiconductor, advertising, and international transportation industries.
Warren holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master of business administration degree from the University of Southern California.
Diane Hedler, RN, MS, is National Director of Quality with Oakland-based Kaiser Permanente. Since 1988, Diane has held numerous positions throughout Kaiser Permanente. The scope of her current role encompasses working with senior executives and physician leaders in the eight operating regions of Kaiser Permanente.
Lynne Horiuchi is an architectural historian who received her Ph.D. in 2005 from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She taught for two years at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, in the Department or Architecture and has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley. She is currently writing a book, Dislocations and Relocations: Building Prison Cities for Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War II and editing a collection of essays with Tanu Sankalia on Bay Area development, Urban Reinventions: San Francisco's Treasure Island. She has published a number of articles on urban planning, low-cost housing, and community project development with a focus on art and architecture. She has been the recipient of a numerous prestigious awards such as The Bancroft Library Study Award from the University of California at Berkeley and the American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women. Her professional experience is in environmental planning and engineering at Caltrans specializing in cultural resource management. In addition she has served on numerous community planning boards, and she has developed educational projects with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the California Council for the Humanities.
Letitia D. Moore is a Senior Counsel with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Ms. Moore is a former Mayor of the City of El Cerrito, California. Ms. Moore was also First Vice-President of the El Cerrito Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and a Member of the Board of the West Contra Costa Public Education Fund and the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) of Contra Costa County. Ms. Moore has also worked with the American Bar Association and the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of California to promote diversity in the field of environmental law. Ms. Moore holds a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University (1986) and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law (1989).
Vera Chang Rowsey. First generation American. My parents met at International House on the U.C. Berkeley campus prior to WWII as foreign students. I have two degrees from U.C. Berkeley and was an elementary and secondary History teacher and an elementary, middle and high school administrator for the West Contra Costa Unified School District before I retired in 2011.
Nicholas Targ practices environmental and land use law with the San Francisco office of the international law firm, Holland and Knight LLP. His practice focuses on complex redevelopment projects, environmental compliance and government advocacy. Representative work includes strategic legal advice on brownfields redevelopment, Superfund compliance, environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, and state and federal grant and policy advocacy. Mr. Targ has successfully advocated for infill funding and policy initiatives on behalf of public, private and nonprofit coalition clients.
Nicholas' grandmother, Dr. Regina Pustan, an immigrant, was a welder in the San Juan (Washington) ship yards during World War II. He grew-up understanding the critical importance of industry, labor and perseverance.
Before joining Holland & Knight, Nicholas served in leadership positions with the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assistance, including Counsel and Associate Director to the Office of Environmental Justice in Washington, D.C.
Nicholas also served in the Solicitor’s Office of the Department of the Interior, representing the Department on a wide range of natural resources, park system, and hazardous materials issues. While at Interior, he had the good fortune to work with National Park Service Director, Roger Kennedy, and Judy Hart, who managed the legislation establishing the Rosie the Riveter / WWII Home Front National Historical Park and later served as the Park's first superintendent.
Committed to service and scholarship, Nicholas co-founded the Howard University School of Law Environmental Law and Sustainability Program and taught environmental law and environmental justice as an adjunct professor. Presently, he is an adjunct professor at UC Hastings School of Law, teaching land use law. In 2013 Nicholas was recognized by the American Bar Association, with Environment, Energy and Resources Section "Dedication to Justice and Diversity Award."