Amy Likover, Chair, Gerstle Park
Former President of the GPNA, has served on the Fed Steering Committee for 8 years, and is currently Chair.
The Vice-Chair of San Rafael Heritage, Coordinator, READYgerstlepark emergency radio team,
and is active in GPNA activities. A French/Spanish teacher at SRHS, Amy lived in San Rafael for 9 years.
Richard Bernstein, Vice-Chair, California Park,
Currently serving as Fed Vice-Chair, Richard is a retired technology executive in both both academia and the financial services sector. He is a long time neighborhood activist, and is involved in many non-profits serving primarily children. Richard has lived in San Rafael for 35 years.
Michael McDermott, Treasurer, Gerstle Park
Michael is a software engineer in the East Bay who works in the banking industry. Currently serving as Federation Treasurer, Michael has attended Federation meetings this past year. Particularly important to Michael is City Infrastructure and public transport.
Samantha Sargent, Secretary, Gerstle Park
Currently the Fed Secretary and City Liaison, Samantha has a
background in economics and building. She has served on the GPNA Board, was a candidate for the
City Council in 2012, chaired Marin County’s Mental Health Board and helped the B Team raise
funds to build a new playground in Albert Park.
Betsy Swenerton, Bret Harte
A construction professional for over 15 years in private and
public work throughout the Bay Area, Betsy is an advocate for emergency preparedness. She has
volunteered with the Bret Harte Community Association since 2016, and has been a member of the
Fed Steering Committee since 2018.
Michael Williamsen, Lincoln/San Rafael Hill
Michael is on the Lincoln/San Rafael Hill
Neighborhood Association Steering Committee. He is a real estate broker having lived in Rafael
since 1977. His issues are safety, traffic, parking, housing, small business development, and housing
the homeless. He feels the Federation needs an overwhelming presence at City Hall.
Ross Bishop, Spinnaker Point
Ross is President of the Spinnaker Point Homeowners Association and has served on the board for five years. Ross is founder and President of a design and manufacturing company called, “BrightLine Bags.” He and his wife have lived in San Rafael for 12 years.
Jim Draper, Bret Harte
Jim has served as president of the Bret Harte Community Association and has been a Fed Steering Committee member for 15 years, and is on the San Rafael Heritage Board. Jim works as a freelance video director on live event productions and oversees our website.
Kevin Hagerty, Glendale
Kevin is President of the Glenwood Neighborhood Homeowners Association, member of SR’s BPAC, Board Member of Point San Pedro Road Coalition, League of Women Voters of Marin County, the Marin Coalition, and member Transportation Authority of Marin Citizens Oversight Committee
Linda Russell, Montecito. A resident of San Rafael since 1990, Linda has been a member of the Montecito Area Residence Association board since 2017. She is the creator of MugsyClicks Photography and has photographed of over 50k students in the Bay Area. Linda brings experience in web development and organizational systems as well as photography to the Fed Steering Committee.