Board Members

Board Members

Lisa Carreno

lisaLisa is the Regional Director 10,000 Degrees in Sonoma County. In September 2013, Lisa became the first Latina to chair the Board for Directors for the Sonoma County Fair and Events Center in its 78-year history. In February 2014, Lisa was the first member of the community appointed to serve on the Editorial Board for the Press Democrat.

Lisa currently chairs the Board of Directors for Forget Me Not Farm Children's Services and serves on the Community Benefit Committee for St. Joseph Health, Sonoma County Health Action Partnership Council, Congressman Mike Thompson’s Immigration Advisory Group, Los Cien Sonoma County Board of Directors, Sonoma County Coalition for Foster Youth, Sonoma County LGBTQI Giving Circle Steering Committee and the Community Foundation Sonoma County Board of Directors.

Walter Iberti

walteribertiWalter is President of Iberti Group, Inc., representing a variety of tile, glass and stone manufacturers worldwide. He is also the Chairman of the Walter P. Iberti Charitable Foundation, established in 1999 in Santa Barbara to address the educational needs of underprivileged youth and provide support for abused and neglected animals. At that time Walter and his wife Sharon worked with the Santa Barbara Humane Society, the Police Activities League (PAL) and the College of Creative Studies at UCSB to provide a full one-year scholarship to a deserving, and financially underprivileged, incoming freshman.

In 2012 Walter & Sharon relocated to Sebastopol and were fortunate enough to meet Lisa Carreno who introduced them to 10,000 Degrees and Forget Me Not Farm, where they both volunteered and the foundation donated. In 2014 Walter was asked to join the Board of FMNF where he got to work with such a wonderful group of people under the inspired and gifted leadership of Carol Rathmann. Walter and Sharon live with their two dogs, Kimba and Ozzy and enjoy golf, hiking, travel, and all the gifts Sonoma County has to offer.

Odessa Gunn

odessaI was born on a salty rock in the north atlantic and started exploring the World at 18. After seeing much of it I decided Sonoma County was the most amazing place I'd had the pleasure to explore. In my lifelong quest to help animals I decided the Forget Me Not Farm was the most brilliant rescue model I had seen, prevent the abuse from happening in the first place.

Initially, I had no idea what the farm was about but I quickly fell in love with the kids, staff, volunteers and animals. Eight years later I cannot wait to get to the farm every week. It is the most magical place I have ever been and I'm filled with gratitude every time I'm there with the kids and animals. It is such an honor to be part of this organization.

Paula Handelman

Marty Stein

martyMartin Stein has spent most of his career in Banking and Technology and was a Vice-Chairman at Bank of America. Currently, he is a partner in RSA Ventures, a technology investment group and on the Board of Bank of Hawaii. Marty is a member of other non-profit Boards such as The Jewish Home, The BOH Foundation, and Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation. He has previously been on boards such as The Philadelphia Stock Exchange, the New York Clearing House, 724 Systems, and Sequent Computers. He was also a member of President Clinton's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC). His educational background includes a B.A. and honorary doctorate from St. John's University. Marty has lived in Santa Rosa for 18 years with his wife, Marlene and their 62 animals.

John Prouty

j-proutyJohn has spent more than 35 years in the high technology industry, and is currently a product planning manager with Keysight Technologies. He holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Cal Poly State University and an MBA from Golden Gate University. The Proutys have had a family presence in Sonoma County since 1962, and John and his wife Susan currently live in Santa Rosa with their three rescued cats.

An avid cyclist, John has served on the board of the Red Peloton Cycling Club and helps Women's Recovery Services, having founded the annual "Sea to Sierra" bike ride to Lake Tahoe from Santa Rosa with his riding partners. John has previously serviced as a board member and board president for Forgotten Felines, as well as here at Sonoma Humane and the Forget Me Not Farm.

Katy Aho

katiKati is the Office Manager for the Earle Baum Center of the Blind. Prior to the EBC she spent over 30 years in the electronics industry as COO and Manager in various positions with SenarioTek and Hewlett Packard/Agilent Technologies. Kati is a native Californian born and raised in the Sebastopol area, a graduate of USF with a BS in Informational Systems Management. Her passion focuses on Organizational Development and the creation of synergistic, self-managed work teams. Kati is an avid SCUBA diver and loves to garden. She lives in Sebastopol with her mother Laurie, and their dog Kona.