Board of Directors

Board of Directors

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Herb Kessner, PhD
CEO, Value Staging, Greenbrae, CA

Herb is an organizational psychologist, executive coach and senior consultant in organizational effectiveness, managing change, leadership development and Mergers & Acquisitions based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He serves on the Marin County Alcohol & Drug Advisory Board and the Alcohol Justice Board. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, an MS in Industrial and Management Engineering from Columbia University, an MS in Counseling Psychology from San Francisco State University, and a PhD in Psychology from Northern California Graduate University.

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John Whitaker, Jr., CDS, CATC II
President, Paso Por Paso, Los Angeles, CA

Johnny Whitaker is an American actor and singer notable for several performances for film and television during his childhood, particularly as "Jodi" in "Family Affair" (1966-1971). He also acted in many shows and movies since then. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and has been an activist, actor and mentor continually in his adult life. He founded Paso Por Paso to help Spanish-speaking addicts and alcoholics find treatment. As a recovering drug addict himself, he's devoted himself to a career in addiction rehabilitation and treatment. He recently celebrated his 20th year of sobriety.

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US State Department Cultural Ambassador 
American Indians in Film & Television 

LarryM 800x1000Larry Meredith, PhD
Former Executive Director
Marin Department of Health and Human Services

Board Secretary, Alcohol Justice 

richardZ 800x1000Richard Zaldivar
Executive Director and Founder 
The Wall-Las Memorias Project
Secretary, Alcohol Justice 

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Olympic Gold Medalist

VeronicaDL 800x1000Veronica De Lara, MPA
Project Director
Pueblo y Salud

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Center Director
Alcohol Research Group

TerryC 800x1000Terry Cunningham, MAOM
Chief of HIV, STD, Hepatitis (Ret.)
San Diego Health and Human Services

ritaSG 800x1000Rita Sedano-Garcia, MBA
Financial Associate
Citibank, Mill Valley & San Rafael
Board Treasurer, Alcohol Justice