Board of Directors


Scott Tuffnell

Scott Tuffnell joined the chamber in 2000 as the owner/operator of Biancos Deli & Catering, and was voted Business of the Year in 2004.  He currently serves the community as President of the chamber board, a position he first held within the chamber in 2005. 
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Mark Croda
Vice President

Bob Davis

Bob’s family moved to El Sobrante in 1962 and he graduated from De Anza Hi in 1969.  He graduated from Contra Costa Jr College with an AA in Social Science; Chico State with a BA in Economics and Golden Gate University with an MBA in Business Management. 
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Beverly Wallace

Beverly Wallace was born and raised in Richmond, attended local schools, including Contra Costa College and San Francisco State. In 1997, Beverly Wallace was elected to the West Contra Costa Healthcare District Board of Directors and will continue to serve until December 31, 2018.
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Maurice Abraham

Maurice Abraham grew up in El Sobrante, and graduated from De Anza High School. He relocated to Silicon Valley, graduated from San Jose State University and enjoyed a successful career as an Urban Planning and Design consultant. After moving back to El Sobrante in 2003, he began immersing himself in local community affairs.
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Barbara Pendergrass

Barbara A. Pendergrass, retired as Deputy Director of Information Systems for Contra Costa County. Member of the Board of Directors for the El Sobrante Chamber of Commerce. Chair of the El  Sobrante Municipal Advisory Council.
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Marie Carayanis

Marie Carayanis, resident of El Sobrante since 1963. She was co- owner for 30 years (1970-2000) of a local business in downtown El Sobrante, Nick & Marie's Delicatessen and Catering, and thus became active in representing the needs of business owners.
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Jim Cowen

Nicole Donn

Nicole Donn is a life-long Bay Area person who grew up in San Francisco and has lived and/or worked in El Sobrante for almost 30 years. She has two adult children Joshua and Sara, who attended local public schools and went to the Boys and Girls Club and May Valley community center.
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Major John Hermanson

John Hermanson has been a resident of the East Bay and the Corps Officer of the El Sobrante Salvation Army Corps & Community Center since 2012, and has been involved with Rotary and the community ever since.
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Susan McCloskey

A long-term resident of El Sobrante, Susan McCloskey and husband Dick McCloskey owned and operated McCloskey Painting, Inc. for 30 years.
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Sonny Randhawa

I’m a resident of El Sobrante for almost 30 years and I started my business in El Sobrante about 6 years ago. My State Farm insurance office is located on Appian Way. I’m a proud father of three boys, Sahir 21 years and Aryan & Ishan 13 years old.
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Bob Sharp

Judy Ward

Judith Ward was born and raised in the Bay Area, attended local schools and raised her family here. After retiring from working with at-risk youth, she began pursuing a number of volunteer activities.
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Martha Booz
Newsletter Editor and Webmaster

Martha Booz holds a General Secondary education credential, and an M.A. in German, as well as a Ph.D. in plant physiology. She worked at Bio-Rad Laboratories for almost 25 years, and currently publishes the Chamber of Commerce newsletter and the Chamber website. She also tutors children, primarily in English.