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For Immediate Release
August 16, 2017

County Shows Appreciation to Volunteers, Interns

Contributions enhanced customer service, provided work experience

San Rafael, CA – With a smile-filled ceremony August 15, the Marin County Board of Supervisors honored 187 outstanding volunteers and student interns who range in age from 9 ½ to 95 years old. The honorees completed their service with the Marin County Civic Center Volunteers program during the past year, each contributing from 50 to more than 3,400 hours, and from one semester to more than 25 years of service.

Libby Byers, age 95, smiles as Supervisor Judy Arnold presents Libby with a certificate for her volunteer work.Libby Byers, 95, smiles as Supervisor Judy Arnold presents her with a certificate for her volunteer work during an August 15 ceremony.
Supervisor Judy Arnold chaired the ceremony attended by more than 40 of the honorees, including the most senior (San Rafael’s Libby Byers, 95, a senior peer counselor for the Department of Health and Human Services) and youngest (San Rafael’s Jeremiah Amilcar, 9 ½, a youth volunteer for the Marin County Free Library’s Summer Reading Program).

Honorees received formal resolutions of commendation. Assistant Director of Human Resources Lisa Baker emceed, and department leaders spoke about volunteers and interns’ impacts to County customer service.

This year’s honorees patrolled parks and waterways, ushered at Marin Center performances, counseled elders, marketed a Marin County Free Library summer reading program, inspected creeks, performed research, uprooted invasive plants from trails and hillsides, coordinated an arts and crafts fair, entered data, rebuilt picnic tables in parks, welcomed clients, completed office tasks, and much more. Volunteers supplemented services in 13 County departments.

“We are privileged to have dedicated, accomplished residents who share their knowledge, energy, and passion,” said Anne Starr, coordinator of volunteers for the Department of Human Resources. “These honorees brought experience in law, marketing, organizing, writing, management, teaching, and more to County departments. Their efforts supplemented the work of paid staff, and the County provided more service to the community than would otherwise have been possible.”

Student Internships Coordinator Joy Fossett said high school, college, and graduate students brought academic knowledge, curiosity, and a willingness to learn.

“Interns arrived eager to learn the ins and outs of their County roles,” Fossett said. “They showed great interest and enthusiasm in their projects while gaining workplace experience that will help them in their future careers. County internships help students learn firsthand about particular fields and test career paths. We loved the positive energy of this year’s honorees.”

Among the Civic Center Volunteers roles currently available are: Marin Civic Center tour docent, Library Beyond Walls liaison, clerical volunteer, public administration intern, land use planning intern, photographer, construction inspector intern, open space “broom buster,” social media intern, Marin Center theater usher, legal intern, newsletter writer, scribe for restorative justice program, Marin Law Library aide, and many more. Assignments sometimes can be designed to meet the interests and skills of a prospective volunteer or intern. To apply, visit www.marincounty.org and search “volunteer” or “internship.” Contact Anne Starr at 415-473-7167 and AStarr@marincounty.org for volunteering or Joy Fossett at 415-473-7447 and JFossett@marincounty.org for student internships.

CIVIC CENTER VOLUNTEERS 2017 HONOREES

Posthumous recognition:

  • Christine Cameron, Novato, Usher, Cultural Services
  • Maria Cresine, Novato, Aide, Marin County Free Library
  • Ann Brebner, San Rafael, Senior Peer Counselor, Health & Human Services
  • Paul Peterzell, San Rafael, Consumer Mediator, District Attorney’s Office
  • Margaret Grosch of Petaluma, Legal Librarian, Public Defender’s Office
  • Shirley Stack-Clark of Santa Rosa, Senior Peer Counselor, Health & Human Services

Belvedere-Tiburon

  • Andy Lavine, High School Intern, Public Defender’s Office
  • Parker Pringle, Digitization Aide, Community Development Agency and Marin County Free Library
  • Owen Sherry, District 3 Intern, Board of Supervisors

Bolinas

  • Pat Barton, Aide, Marin County Free Library
  • Juta Savage, Fire Lookout, Marin County Fire

Corte Madera

  • Annie Forsman, Pre-Law Intern, Public Defender’s Office
  • Jasmine Gerraty, Public Health Policy and Prevention Intern, Health & Human Services
  • Elizabeth Ratcliffe, School to Career Intern, District Attorney’s Office
  • Rebecca Smalbach, Teen Shelver, Marin County Free Library
  • Linka Watridge, Event Coordinator, Human Resources
  • Gina Welisch, Legal Support Intern
  • Cecilia Wolf, Environmental Health Program Intern, Community Development Agency
  • Mary Wood, Usher, Cultural Services

Fairfax

  • Cythea Harrison-Homitz, Preservationist, Fairfax Library
  • Bruni Hohmann, Usher, Cultural Services
  • Andrew Humphries, Environmental Health Intern, Community Development Agency
  • Mary O’Loughlin, Shelver, Marin County Free Library
  • Barbara Prince, Aide, Marin County Free Library
  • Ethan Singleton, Teen Program Intern, Marin County Free Library
  • Sierra Stephens, District 2 Intern, Board of Supervisors

Greenbrae

  • Victoria Chin, Senior Peer Counselor, Health & Human Services
  • Adriana Golden, High School Intern, Public Defender’s Office
  • David Maestracci, Information Technology Intern, Health & Human Services
  • Barbara Perolini, Usher, Cultural Services
  • Sandra Rowett, Library Beyond Walls Liaison, Marin County Free Library

Inverness

  • Summer Cassel, District 4 Intern, Board of Supervisors

Kentfield

  • Amanda Araki, Behavioral Health and Recovery Ethnic Services Program Assistant, Health & Human Services
  • Gabriella Lewis, District 2 Intern, Board of Supervisors

Larkspur

  • Greg Catani, Tutor, Marin County Free Library
  • Virginia Chan, Law School Intern, District Attorney’s Office

Mill Valley

  • Samuel Allen, Pre-Law Intern, Public Defender’s Office
  • Becky Anderson, Book Club Facilitator, Marin County Free Library
  • James Anthony Coyle, Steward, Marin County Parks
  • Mario Batki, Pre-Law Intern, Public Defender’s Office
  • John Duncan, Pre-Law Intern, District Attorney’s Office
  • Mimi Fretes, Legal Support Intern, District Attorney’s Office
  • Avery Goldman, Tour Docent, Cultural Services
  • Karen Hamilton-Roth, Patient Advocate, Health & Human Services
  • Emma Jackett, District 3 Intern, Board of Supervisors
  • Tim McClain, Marin Employment Connection Facilitator, Health & Human Services
  • Tristan Mitchell, Fire Intern, Marin County Fire
  • Christopher Tucker, Steward, Marin County Parks

Novato

  • Katrina Anderson, Children’s Library Aide Intern, Marin County Free Library
  • Caitlin Barnes, Children's Program Assistant Intern, Marin County Free Library
  • Andrew Beach, High School Intern, Public Defender’s Office
  • Jennifer D’Ambrosio, Health Equity Intern, Health & Human Services
  • Ana Do Rosario Sousa, Pre-Law Intern, District Attorney’s Office
  • Judith Dwelly, Usher, Cultural Services
  • Natalie Dybeck, Communications Intern, Human Resources
  • Arlene Foskey, Usher, Cultural Services
  • Samantha Giron, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Administrative Intern, Health & Human Services
  • Sonia Heredia, Legal Support Intern, District Attorney’s Office
  • Jerry Johannessen, Archive Assistant, Marin County Free Library
  • Nancy Jones, Usher, Cultural Services
  • Emmalee Jordan, High School Intern, Public Defender’s Office
  • Jeanette Kay, Usher, Cultural Services
  • Emily Kesler, Writer/Copy Editor Intern, Human Resources
  • Katie Kolb, Adult Probation Intern, Probation
  • Molly Kron, Employment & Training Intern, Health & Human Services
  • Shannon Low, Environmental Health Services Intern, Community Development Agency
  • Robin Matuk, Ombudsman, Health & Human Services
  • Dana McVay, Usher, Cultural Services
  • Veronika Mezera, Area Agency on Aging Program Assistant, Health & Human Services
  • Marian Mon, Usher, Cultural Services
  • Therese Morse, Usher, Cultural Services
  • Mary O’Keeffe, Nutrition Wellness Program Intern, Health & Human Services
  • Catherine Rucker, Legal Intern, Public Defender’s Office
  • Pat Sanders, Usher, Cultural Services
  • Nathan Santos, Teen Shelver, Marin County Free Library
  • Alex Simard, Legal Support Intern, District Attorney’s Office and Pre-Law Intern, County Counsel’s Office
  • Corazon Simsuangco, Public Guardian Program Volunteer, Health & Human Services
  • Sayra Soriano, Health Educator Intern for Nutrition Wellness Program, Health & Human Services
  • Curt Sugiyama, Tutor, Marin County Free Library
  • Gardenia Thongsilp, Mentoring Pilot Program Assistant Intern, Health & Human Services
  • Christina Torre, Legal Support Intern, District Attorney’s Office
  • Nancy Turcios, Administrative Aide, Board of Supervisors
  • Leslie Wallach, Usher, Cultural Services
  • Maggie Weems, Attorney, Public Defender’s Office
  • Nicholas Yanchunis, Writer/Copy Editor Intern, Human Resources

Point Reyes

  • Caren Gately, Project Independence Intern, Health & Human Services

San Anselmo

  • Evelyn Aguiar, Adult Case Management Intern, Health & Human Services
  • Rachel Arthur, High School Intern, Public Defender’s Office
  • Ariana Brisco-Schofield, Teen Shelver, Marin County Free Library
  • Emma Grenier Selvig, Legal Support Intern, District Attorney’s Office
  • Molly Hunt, Health & Wellness Intern, Human Resources
  • Beverly Jagow, Senior Peer Counselor, Health & Human Services
  • Martha Kassin, Library Beyond Walls Liaison, Marin County Free Library
  • Cate Nash, Legal Support Intern, Public Defender’s Office
  • Sarah Noyce, Public Administrator Intern, Department of Finance
  • Melanie Voorsanger, Social Media Intern, Human Resources

San Geronimo

  • Noah Marty, District 2 Intern, Board of Supervisors

San Rafael

  • Joan Adams, Usher, Cultural Services
  • Kameelah Amilcar, Summer Reading Program Youth Volunteer, Marin County Free Library
  • Jeremiah Amilcar, Summer Reading Program Youth Volunteer, Marin County Free Library  
  • Laura Baquerizo, Environmental Health Program Intern, Community Development Agency
  • Karen Blum, Usher, Cultural Services
  • Gleneda Borton, Legal Assistant, Public Defender’s Office
  • Libby Byers, Senior Peer Counselor, Health & Human Services
  • Marcia Cannon, Usher, Cultural Services
  • Carol Cebe, Shelver, Marin County Free Library
  • Anthony Crivello, Usher, Cultural Services
  • Sue Crivello, Usher, Cultural Services
  • Veronika Cuddy, Pre-Law Intern, District Attorney’s Office
  • Dang Duong, Intake Intern, Probation Department
  • Shari Goldman, Legal Intern, District Attorney’s Office
  • Ary Grijalva, Pre-Law Intern, Public Defender’s Office
  • Monika Heinz, Usher, Cultural Services
  • Nancy Henderson, Administrative Aide, Human Resources
  • Yessenia Hernandez, High School Intern, Public Defender’s Office
  • Wanda Hosford, Usher, Cultural Services
  • Jane Karp, Internet Tutor, Marin County Free Library
  • Weston Kirby, Legal Support Intern, District Attorney’s Office and Pre-Law Intern, County Counsel
  • Kathleen Miranda, Organizational Development & Training Intern, Human Resources
  • Veronica Morino, Administrative Aide, Human Resources
  • Satvik Namburu, Summer Reading Program Youth Volunteer, Marin County Free Library
  • Natalie Ordonez, School to Career Intern, Public Defender’s Office
  • Laurie Peterson, Senior Peer Counselor, Health & Human Services
  • Anna Qiu, Summer Reading Program Youth Volunteer, Marin County Free Library
  • Loren RothBerry, Social Work Intern, Health & Human Services
  • Cristianna Salarpi, Pre-Law Intern, Public Defender’s Office
  • Carolyn Schwab, Researcher for the California Room, Marin County Free Library
  • Min Sohn, Nutrition Wellness Health Education Intern, Health & Human Services
  • Lauren Thorp, Legal Support Intern, District Attorney’s Office
  • Danica Tse, Behavioral Health and Recovery Ethnic Services Program Assistant Intern, Health & Human Services
  • Rhoda Wadler, Usher, Cultural Services
  • Brandon Yee, Patient Advocate Intern, Health & Human Services
  • Alyce Zahorsky, Usher, Cultural Services

Stinson Beach

  • Barbara Boucke, Shelver, Marin County Free Library

Sonoma County

  • Jennifer Contreras of Petaluma, Pre-Law Intern, Public Defender’s Office
  • Alexander DeGroat of Petaluma, Law Clerk, County Counsel’s Office
  • Yaren J Garcia of Petaluma, Pre-Law Intern, Public Defender’s Office
  • Iman Kayani of Petaluma, District 3 Intern, Board of Supervisors
  • Daniel Marzo of Petaluma, Legal Support Intern, District Attorney’s Office
  • Amanda Uribe of Petaluma, Event Aide, Health & Human Services
  • Jennifer Davis of Rohnert Park, Legal Support Intern, District Attorney’s Office
  • Elizabeth Price of Rohnert Park, Adult Probation Intern, Probation
  • Melanie Ridge of Rohnert Park, Legal Support Intern, District Attorney’s Office
  • Jessica Hernandez Bivian of Santa Rosa, Communicable Disease Team Intern, Health & Human Services
  • Tuan Huynh of Santa Rosa, Environmental Geographical Information Systems Intern, Community Development Agency
  • Kyle Souza of Santa Rosa, Legal Support Intern, District Attorney’s Office
  • Korina Vigil of Santa Rosa, Adult Case Management Program Assistant Intern, Health & Human Services
  • Alister Greenfield of Sebastopol, Epidemiology Intern, Health & Human Services

Other Bay Area:

  • Nasser Banihani of Berkeley, Pre-Law Intern, Public Defender’s Office
  • Austin Land of Berkeley, Employment and Training Intern, Health & Human Services
  • My-Hien Nguyen of Castro Valley, Adult Case Management Social Work Intern, Health & Human Services
  • Jacqueline Herrera of Concord, Post-Bar Law Clerk, Public Defender’s Office
  • Christopher Gueco of Daly City, Law Clerk, Public Defender’s Office
  • Arielle Brown of Fairfield, Legal Intern, Public Defender’s Office
  • Zarita Johnson of Fairfield, Coaching and Mentoring Skills Program Intern, Human Resources
  • Jacquelle Shepherd of Kensington, Nutrition Wellness Program Intern, Health & Human Services
  • Annissa Baker of Moraga, Adult Probation Intern, Probation Department
  • Vineet Jain of Oakland, Law Clerk, County Counsel’s Office
  • Javier Sermeno of Oakland, Adult Case Management Social Work Intern, Health & Human Services
  • Leslie Garcia of Richmond, Health Equity Intern, Health & Human Services
  • Jenny Vanegas Lacy of Richmond, Social Work Intern, Health & Human Services
  • John Rohan of Richmond, Database and Technical Support Assistant, Health & Human Services
  • David Granicher of Sacramento, Environmental Geographical Information Systems Intern, Community Development Agency
  • Chaitra Betageri of San Francisco, Post-Bar Law Clerk, Public Defender’s Office
  • Lisa Ferguson of San Francisco, Law School Intern, Public Defender’s Office
  • Johnny Kong of San Francisco, Legal Intern, Public Defender’s Office
  • Katlin Law of San Francisco, Post-Bar Law Clerk, Public Defender’s Office
  • Juan Morales of San Francisco, Post-Bar Law Clerk, Public Defender’s Office
  • Alexander Munguia of San Francisco, Equal Employment Opportunity Aide, Human Resources
  • Leonidas Nicol of San Francisco, Post-Bar Law Clerk, Public Defender’s Office
  • Andrew Patton of San Francisco, Epidemiology Intern, Health & Human Services
  • Anna Plourde of San Francisco, Epidemiology Intern, Health & Human Services
  • Christine Reyes Loya of San Francisco, Law School Intern, Public Defender’s Office
  • Janice Stillman of San Francisco, Law School Intern, Public Defender’s Office
  • Christopher Whang of San Francisco, Law School Intern, Public Defender’s Office
  • Christina Armenta of San Pablo, Employment and Training Contracts Intern, Health & Human Services
  • Daniel Hernandez-Deras of San Pablo, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Administrative Intern, Health & Human Services
  • David Hernandez-Deras of San Pablo, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Administrative Intern, Health & Human Services
  • Jasmin Demil of San Quentin, Medical Records Intern, Health & Human Services
  • Dan Moseley of Scotts Valley, Certified Law Student, Public Defender’s Office
  • Leslie Le of South San Francisco, Law Clerk, Public Defender’s Office
  • Jazmin Torres of Vacaville, Adult Probation Intern, Probation

Other California

  • Madeline Lear of Los Angeles, Pre-Law Intern, Public Defender’s Office
  • Josephine Thompson of Los Angeles, Restorative Justice Program Intern, Probation

Out of State

  • Paige Spietz of Blue Spring, MO, Steward, Marin County Parks
  • Jessica Anderson of Portland, OR, Library Intern, Marin County Free Library
  • Haylea Hannah of Raleigh, NC, Epidemiology Intern, Health & Human Services

Contact:

Anne Starr
Volunteer Coordinator
County of Marin

Marin County Civic Center
3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 403
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-7167
Email: Anne Starr
www.marincounty.org