Recovery Task Force Members
Recovery Task Force Members
Aisha Baro moved to Half Moon Bay 12 years ago for a professional opportunity in the biotech industry where she has held a variety of commercial business roles since that time. She has fallen in love with this small town and has become active in the community through a leadership position within Coastside Families Taking Action, a grassroots and family-oriented local organization that champions equity. But by far, the most important role in Aisha's life is that of a mother to an active 4-year-old girl, who is her inspiration for wanting to build a vibrant community where all can flourish. She believes Half Moon Bay is primed for a post-COVID renaissance and she is excited to be part of shaping it!
Jayne Battey is the owner and founder of Miramar Farms. Jayne's work on and off the farm is focused on environmental stewardship and sustainability. She is on the board of American Leadership Forum and Vice Chair of the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board. Jayne and her husband Mark have lived on the Coastside for over 30 years, where they raised their three children -- Allison, CJ, and Scott.
Dana Dahl has raised her children on the Coastside, living in Half Moon Bay for the past twenty-five years. She has a successful career working in hospitality and has managed the Beach House Hotel in Half Moon Bay for seventeen years. Dana has served on the Executive Board of the San Mateo County / Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau with two terms as Chair, on the Board of the Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau and on the Business Improvement District for the City of Half Moon Bay for the past thirteen years, with eight consecutive years as Chair. She brings the love of the Coastside to each of these positions and enjoys walks on the beach, hiking, biking, and gardening.
Dawn Dillman is a Half Moon Bay native, having attended El Granada Elementary, Cunha Intermediate, and graduating from Half Moon Bay High School. After graduation, Dawn went on to study theater arts in Santa Barbara, environmental horticulture in Los Altos, and finally nutrition and dietetics in Sacramento. Throughout her studies, Dawn worked in the corporate event world, and went on to found a private company specializing in eco-friendly and zero waste events. She is a recipient of a Small Business Climate Award from the California Air Resources Board. Dawn has four children, and many around town know her from the Andreotti Family Farms You Pick Sunflower Field and Pumpkin Patch.
Brian W. Holt serves as the Chief of Planning, Trails, and GIS at the East Bay Regional Park District, the largest urban regional park district in the nation. Brian works at the intersection of parks, environmental protection, and urban development and has led the efforts to evaluate climate adaptation strategies in shoreline parks in a manner that protects habitat, provides resiliency, and enhances public access. Brian served previously on the Half Moon Bay Planning Commission, Parks and Recreation Committee, and the General Plan Advisory Committee. He is an advocate for economic recovery through enhanced public spaces, investment in the restoration economy, and celebration of the Coastside’s unique natural assets. Brian has a degree in natural resource planning and management from Humboldt State University and a Master of Environmental Management from the Department of Environmental Leadership at Duke University.
Randy grew up in Half Moon Bay attending local schools from elementary through his high school years. He is now raising his family here after graduating from San Diego State with a degree in Real Estate Finance. Randy has been working as a commercial real estate broker for 15 years assisting local business owners and investors with the leasing and sale of commercial real estate on the Coastside. He enjoys working with the various stakeholders of the community daily and is eager to assist with his network of business and property owners in the recovery.
Sophia Layne is a former long-time biotech industry director focused on global scientific communications at Genentech, Inc., and other Bay Area companies. Through her role as a current member of the Cabrillo Unified School District Governing Board and collaborative leadership with local nonprofits and County organizations, she has been a strong advocate for equity and justice, particularly for children and other historically underserved populations. She and her family have lived in Half Moon Bay, where they have enjoyed the beautiful natural environment and community, since 2003.
I am a healthcare executive with experience managing large and small businesses. Currently, I am a Director on the Board at Ocean Colony where we have lived for four years. I thoroughly enjoy the many benefits of Coastside life including hiking, cycling, golf and dining. I look forward to aiding Coastside businesses and residents in recovering from this pandemic.
Gopi Mattel is a serial entrepreneur and General Partner and CEO of Lifeboat Ventures, a venture fund to create disaster impact mitigation startups. The objective is to validate software-enabled ideas using our expertise, recruiting knowledgeable entrepreneurs and taking them from idea to exit. Mattel is the Founder/CEO of CellarStone, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based company that provides solutions in sales performance management. Prior to this, Mattel had founded Motiva, Inc., a pioneering firm in the sales performance management space, which was acquired by Siebel/Oracle. Mattel has more than 30 years of experience in Technology and Executive Management. Mattel launched a chapter of Founder Institute at Chennai, India, the world’s largest pre-seed accelerator. Mattel is an advisor for Pepperdine University Graziado Business School’s Most Fundable Companies program.
Magan Pritam Ray
Magan Pritam Ray was born in India and immigrated to Palo Alto with her family when she was 3. She earned a BA and MA in Japanese History from UC Berkeley, a J.D. from Stanford Law School and currently practices employee benefits law at Greenberg Traurig. Her most recent civic/community service was as Chair of the Board of Directors of the ACLU and Foundation of Northern California. Magan moved to the coast in 2008 with her 3 (now adult) children and deeply enjoys the natural beauty and the (generally) positive spirit of the diverse community.
Irma Rodriguez Mitton
Irma Rodriguez Mitton is co-founder and Chief Resiliency Practitioner at Fruition Sustainability Solutions. Fruition helps companies and communities of all sizes design and implement planet-positive systems to achieve zero-carbon, zero-waste goals while increasing shared prosperity. She is an EcoDistricts Accredited Professional who weaves her pragmatic strategic planning expertise with adept storytelling and creative solutions design to guide groups from ideation to action. Irma and her family live in Pescadero on the native lands of the Ramaytush Ohlone, where they enjoy many constant reminders of the unique beauty and resiliency of the South Coast.
My name is Roman Rodriguez and I live in Moss Beach. I moved here from southern California just over eight years ago and have loved the Coastside ever since. I graduated from Half Moon Bay High School in 2020 and am now attending the College of San Mateo in hopes of transferring to a four-year university. I am very excited to serve on this board and help the Coastside recover from the effects of Covid-19.
Roy Salume has been on the Coastside since 1989 as a resident, a commercial property owner, and an engaged member of the community. He has served in various elected and appointed offices, as well as volunteering his time to various community service projects over the years. He currently serves as a Director of the Coastside News Group, which publishes the Half Moon Bay Review and the Pacifica Tribune.
Jenny Walter is a law partner at Hedger & Walter, LLP, in downtown Half Moon Bay. She assists nonprofits, public benefit companies, tribes, and courts on social reform issues. She serves as a tribal appellate judge for the Northern California Tribal Court Coalition and is a leading expert on complex collaborations between tribal, state, and federal courts in California, Nebraska, and Washington. She was the first co-chair of the San Mateo County LGBTQ Commission where she served for five years. She is currently the vice president and founding member of CoastPride in Half Moon Bay. She has an extensive background in child advocacy and policy, including being supervising attorney at the California Judicial Council, the directing attorney at Legal Advocates for Children and Youth in San Jose, and a staff attorney at Legal Services for Children in San Francisco. She received her BA from UC Berkeley and law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law. She was admitted to the California State Bar in 1988.
Sandra J Winter, PhD, MHA (Sandi) is currently the Executive Director of Senior Coastsiders in Half Moon Bay. She has been a Coastside resident since 2008, initially living in Half Moon Bay and now in Moss Beach. She is originally from Zimbabwe and South Africa. Sandi has a Masters in Health Administration, a PhD in Public Administration and a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine.