Welcome to Our Newest Board Members!
Sanjeeb Shrestha Carol Vernal, CEO Eric Chang
Eric is an accomplished IT consultant with past experience as a high school math teacher for disabled children. He is also a veteran of the US Air Force (served for 14 years). As a Board volunteer, Eric brings his love of children and Nepal to CMAF. Eric and Sanjeeb Shrestha have been friends since their school days in New York and are now united in their efforts to support the work of CMAF.
Last year, Sanjeeb Shrestha, a Nepali businessman, was introduced to Dr. Shankar Rai, the Nepal Director of CMAF Corrective Surgery Program. After meeting Dr. Rai and learning about his work, Sanjeeb was deeply impressed and pledged his help and on-going support of our program. He has volunteered to represent CMAF and act on our behalf in Nepal whenever needed. Thank you Sanjeeb – we are so very happy to have you aboard and part of our team!
Sheila brings a rich background in youth, health, and immigration-related issues to CMAF. She has an M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language and has been teaching ESL since 1979, including 10 years at a City College of San Francisco satellite school in the Tenderloin (Alemany Community College), and more than 13 years at College of Marin. She has worked with Southeast Asian refugees from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, including helping with refugee resettlement through the YMCA in the Tenderloin. She trained as a benefits counselor and case manager for people living with life-challenging diseases in 2001 and worked at two AIDS nonprofits in Marin County, including the Marin AIDS Project where she was hired to start the Hepatitis C case management program for the County. Most recently, she has worked at Sonoma Developmental Center for six years as a Program Coordinator and Monitor for developmentally disabled clients.