Board of Directors

Sally O’Neil, Chair, is Director of Industrial Contracts at Stanford University. A lawyer and former journalist, Sally holds an MJ from the University California, Berkeley, a JD from Stanford University, and an AA from Oberlin College. Sally is a Palo Alto resident and longtime Canopy volunteer. Gardening, traveling, reading and hanging out with her grandkids are her favorite activities.

Marty Deggeller, Vice Chair, is a retired Aerospace manager who has been a Canopy volunteer since 1997. He has previously served two six-year terms on the Canopy Board and was Board Chair for four years. He grew up in the forests of Washington state and has had a lifelong affinity to trees including several summer jobs in the forest products industry, and early work with International Paper Company. Marty holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, is a long-time Palo Alto resident, and a member of the Palo Alto Kiwanis Club.

Leila Hay, Treasurer, is a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, and a Mountain View resident. Previously, she worked at several Bay Area startups, including World Centric, a manufacturer of compostable foodservice products. Leila has been volunteering for Canopy since moving to the Bay Area in 2012 and joined the Board in summer of 2015. Leila holds a BA in French from the University of Southern California, and originally hails from the DC area. She now lives in Mountain View. In her spare time, Leila enjoys running, swimming, yoga, and of course, caring for trees!

Janice Li, Secretary, is an Investor Relations Analyst at Juniper Networks. Previously, she was an Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Janice holds a BS in Accounting and Finance from Chapman University. She has been a long time Palo Alto resident and joined the Canopy board in 2016. Janice enjoys reading, traveling, and hiking with her dog.

David Collins is a risk management and treasury professional who works for a life science equipment manufacturer in Palo Alto. David holds a BA from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Rice University. Having grown up in Montana, David enjoys the outdoors; his hobbies include skiing, gardening, and biking. David relocated to California in 2006 and now resides in Palo Alto.

Jane Jones is a Realtor with Keller Williams, CalBre #01847801. She grew up in East Palo Alto and has many fond memories of her time in school and the trees that were planted during her 3rd grade year at Brentwood Elementary. She is actively involved in the community as a volunteer for the East Palo Alto Senior Center, EPA Today newspaper, and a board member of the Community Media Center. Jane holds a Bachelors degree in African American History and is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. 

Kammy Lo is a community volunteer and marketing consultant residing in Mountain View. She is on the PTA boards of Graham Middle School and Mountain View High School, and co-chairs the Yosemite Task Force of Mountain View Educational Foundation. She joined the Canopy board in the summer of 2016. Having grown up among lush subtropical trees and plants on the campus of Zhongshan University in Guangzhou, China, Kammy feels the happiest when she is in nature. In her spare time, Kammy enjoys reading, hiking, and exploring the outdoors with her husband, their two teenage sons and family dog. Kammy holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and MBA from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.

Alison Mark is a business technology executive with Silicon Valley start-ups and Fortune 500 organizations focused on new product design and innovation.  She is on staff at Stanford University to help shape their current and future use of information technology.  Alison holds a BS from the University of California, Berkeley and a MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  She is an avid backpacker, runner, gardener and volunteer with children, education and nature.

Geoff Paulsen is recently retired from the Park Service. Geoff’s childhood on a Palo Alto ranch next to Foothills Park gave him a deep love of the outdoors. Over the course of his career, he worked as a park ranger, open space planner, and public health manager. He has managed his family’s 380-acre forest in Mendocino County for 26 years. Geoff is Vice-Chair of the Cupertino Parks and Recreation Commission and on the Board of Friends of Stevens Creek Trail. He enjoys prescribed burning, hiking, bicycling, writing, history, church leadership, and tinkering with old Mercedes cars. He and his wife Janine, a school nurse, have four adult children. Geoff holds a BS in Natural Resources Planning and Interpretation, and an MPA from the University of San Francisco.

Shelley Ratay is a social sector consultant and nonprofit executive with 15+ years of experience in land conservation, green building, and affordable housing development. Prior to launching her consulting practice, Shelley served as executive director of Sempervirens Fund, where she led the organization’s efforts to protect the magnificent redwood forests between Silicon Valley and the Pacific Ocean. She has held strategy development and project management roles at Beartooth Capital Partners, The Trust for Public Land, and Conservation International, and served as project director at First Community Housing in San Jose, where she oversaw the development of hundreds of affordable apartments for low-income families. Shelley holds a BA from Brown University and an MBA from Stanford University. She lives in Palo Alto with her husband and two children and enjoys camping, hiking, cycling, soccer, and yoga.

Susan Rosenberg, Canopy co-founder, grew up in a small town in the Salinas Valley that boasted more oak trees than people. She has been a Palo Alto resident since 1984, was co-chair for the Trees for El Camino Project, and has served on the Palo Alto Storm Drain Oversight Committee since 2006. Susan holds a BS in Psychology from Santa Clara University, and attended Conway School of Landscape Design. She also built and flew a Christen Eagle biplane. .

Mary Vincent is an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at SK Telecom Americas Innopartners, a technology start-up accelerator and VC Fund where she reviews deal flow of start-up companies in a variety of cutting edge technology areas, mentors companies being considered for the accelerator, and sources potential companies and brings them in for evaluation. She has worked in hardware and software engineering roles in Silicon Valley and advises a variety of startups and accelerators.

“Canopy meshes strategic vision and planning, technical know-how, volunteer and community partnering, educational outreach, and STILL manages to plant and care for thousands of trees on our streets and neighborhoods.”

~ Susan Rosenberg,
Canopy Co-Founder and Former Board Chair

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