MCCDC Board President
Raphael has been a Marin County resident for over 17 years. He served as the Marin City Community Service District (MCCSD) General Manager for over four years. He was a commissioner for the Marin County Human Rights Commission where he served for 10 years retiring in 2018. He served on the; the Marin County Park and Open Spaces Commission; the Marin County Equal Employment Advisory Committee (EEAC) Group, and the Marin City Martin Luther King Jr. Coalition. For eight years, he was a Board Member with the Center for Judicial Excellence, and was recently appointed to the Marin City Health and Wellness Clinic Board of Directors. Raphael is the proud father of 10 children.
Marilyn Mackel, J.D.
MCCDC Board Vice-President and Secretary
Marilyn retired and relocated to Marin City from Los Angeles in 2012. She finds in Marin City a beloved community, and is committed to the work of the MCCDC. Marilyn serves on several boards that honor the well-being of children and families. She is a retired Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner, and a retired law and university professor.
MCCDC Board Treasurer
Bob, now retired, brings over 37 years of international experience as a top Administrator and Financial Manager for the General Motors Corporation to our MCCDC Board of Directors. He was formerly a Vice-President of General Motors. A resident of Mill Valley since 2001, and a Rotary Club of Tiburon Sunset Member, Bob has experience participating in and chairing several corporate boards and in guiding them to be more productive and accountable. Bob holds a B.A. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Business and Finance, and M.B.A. from Michigan State University.
Juanita was raised in Marin City. Her maternal grandparents migrated here from Louisiana during World War II and worked in the Marin shipyards. She works for the YMCA as a restorative justice coordinator, and for the Marin City Community Services District and Marin City/Sausalito School Distict as a community connector. She feels blessed to work in a community that she cares about and that has supported her throughout the years.
Florence, a longtime resident of Marin City, and mother of two adult sons who also reside in Marin County, has served on the MCCDC board for over 25 years and candidly states: “I ain’t tired yet!” She currently has served 15 consecutive years on the MCCDC Board and served as Board President from 2004-2014. Florence taught high school in the San Francisco Unified School District for 35 years and currently serves on the boards of two college prep programs in Marin City. She is dedicated to the mission of MCCDC and works hard to keep it moving forward. Her ongoing philosophy is: “Yes we can, with the help of God!”
Cynthia is an executive marketing and branding management professional. She has managed both for-profit and non-profit marketing and fundraising programs, including the promotion of social marketing missions to create philanthropic contributions through profitable corporate and non-profit partnerships. Cynthia previously served as the Director of Advancement at The Cedars of Marin, responsible for its fund development program, Artist Within Store, and marketing and communications outreach to local and national communities. In addition, she was the Development and Communications Director of Smuin Ballet. Cynthia is currently CEO and founder of Cindabella, Inc., an award winning company known for brand development, fashion merchandising services, positioning workshops, and creating social media and marketing campaigns. She is also currently a part of the Business Department Faculty at City College of San Francisco.