District II Commissioner

Before becoming a “consummate volunteer,” Marilyn received a B.A. in Communications/Media Studies and a M.A. in Education from the Graduate School of Psychology and Education from Santa Clara University, and worked as a Program Director of a nonprofit infant stimulation, pediatric therapy, and maternal-infant mental health program.

Marilyn is currently one of the members of the Advisory Board of Help Me Grow Contra Costa. She served as the President of the San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs, the largest council in Northern California. She has served on many school district policy committees, with a particular interest in advocating for improved services and systems for children with special needs. Last year she led the successful effort to approve a new parcel tax, which passed with 75% voter approval. Marilyn also received a California State PTA Environmental Award for her role establishing the organic garden at Greenbrook Elementary school. When not volunteering, Marilyn enjoys at-home dinners and movie nights with her family, monthly book clubs, and keeping the dream alive of someday leading chapters of Surfrider and Surfers for Autism on Moloka’i or North Shore of O’ahu.