BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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.
Bob, now retired, brings over 37 years of experience as a top Administrator and Financial Manager, ending his career as a Group Vice President of an international corporation. 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 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.
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!”
Marilyn Mackel, J.D.
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.
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.
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.
Don is an attorney and has worked as an adjunct professor for over 16 years. Skilled in law and education, Don also worked for a variety of public institutions throughout California and has also served a various board pertaining to housing, health and education. Don is a graduate of San Diego State University and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master's Degree in Public Administration. He is also a graduate of California Western School of Law, and published in the Howard Law Journal.
Aaron’s early professional career began in hi-tech in the early 1990s, where Singer was CEO and Co-Founder of The adhoc Group, an emerging technologies consulting group serving Fortune 100 clients across a wide spectrum of vertical markets. In total, he has over 25 years of experience in technology, energy, and environmental markets. He has served on the boards or as an advisor for multiple NGOs. A passionate aviator, Singer has been operating Seaplane Adventures for the past 7 years and has joined a local startup called Automodality, a global leader in fully-autonomous flight control software.
A long-time resident of Marin City himself, Mr. Roary has dedicated both his professional life – and his personal time – to improving the lives of underserved men, women, and youth who call Marin their home. Mr. Roary has applied his many skills and talents to understand and address the needs of disadvantaged individuals living in and around Marin City, cultivating relationships and collaborating with organizations in the nonprofit sector, educational institutions, local government, and private business to deliver personalized solutions, resources and support.
Mr. Roary’s case work supports the Phoenix Project and a number of clients through the Marin County Public Defender's office. He has also supported the Marin County Dept. of Health and Human Services on the WET (Workforce Education and Training) Program and as a Campus Supervisor for the County Community School.
Mike was born in Seoul, S. Korea, raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and moved to California to get his MBA from Pepperdine University. After graduating, he moved to the Bay Area and has lived in Mill Valley for over 20 years with his wife and raised 2 sons, Christian and Jake. Mike is a Relationship Manager with Heritage Bank of Commerce, and as an accomplished banking professional for over 20 years in Marin, he brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the financial industry. He loves to work in a collaborative environment and is committed to delivering exceptional results exceeding clients' expectations. Mike is a past board member of the Mill Valley Chamber, and in addition to MCCDC, currently serves on the board of 2 other non-profits – Southern Marin Youth Football and National Football Alliance.