Board of Directors
Molly Pfau Clopp
Executive Steering Committee
The Executive Steering Committee is responsible for overall governance and strategic planning.
- Molly Pfau Clopp, Chair
- Richard Carlston, Vice Chair
- Wayne Morris, Interim Treasurer
- Elaine Schroth, Secretary
- Leslie Gleason, Executive Director
- Pam McGrath, Associate Executive and Fund Development Director
The Advisory Board supports the Trinity Center Board and Staff with consultation and/or project work in their areas of expertise.
- Donna Colombo, Founder & past Executive Director
- Laurie Fox, Human Resources
- Sue Rainey, Community Development
- Julie Capell, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Employment Services
- Dave Stewart, Former Board Chair and Board Member
- Leslie Dawson, CPA, Former Board Treasurer
- Steve Mason, Former Trinity Board Member
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Mally Pfau Clopp
Molly is a retired Healthcare Quality Executive from Kaiser Permanente. She retired with over 43 years of experience as a Registered Nurse, a Masters Degree in Nursing Administration, a Masters in Business Administration, and multiple certifications in healthcare leadership and quality management.
Also an active community volunteer, she has volunteered and served on Boards of her professional organizations, Girl Scouts, Church (St Paul’s Episcopal) and others. She is proud to currently serve as Board Chair of Trinity Center.
Committed to make a difference for people who are unhoused or in poverty in our community, Trinity Center provides critical services and is a trusted partner in the care ecosystem. Trinity’s mission, and Molly’s commitment to total health align perfectly.
My wife Sue and I have been residents of Walnut Creek for over forty years. We have two sons (both college professors), each of whom is married. We have six grandchildren, and our first great granddaughter expected this month.
For many years, I have been involved in the community service, For example, I was Chairman of the Board and a Director for the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce. I have served on the Board of several other non-profit organizations. I served on the PROS Commission for the City of Walnut Creek as well as on the City Council. I am a former Mayor of Walnut Creek.
We have in our community many members lacking basic needs, such as meals and housing. Trinity Center works successfully with these members to assist them in obtaining their needs, as well as to develop the necessary ability to succeed. This work, and the importance of Trinity Center, is important not only to the individual members and also to our community.
Wayne Morris joined Trinity Center’s Board in 2021 and is a member of the Executive Committee and the Finance Committee. He is a retired attorney and the former Vice President and Regional Counsel for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California. In that role he was responsible for providing or arranging legal services to the senior leadership team of Kaiser Permanente.He also was the leader of Kaiser’s government relations efforts, as well as its public benefit programs.
During his 21-year career with Kaiser, Wayne provided free legal counseling to the AIDS Legal Referral Panel in San Francisco, and was also a member of the Board of Tenderloin Health in the City. He is a member of St.Paul’s Episcopal Church in Walnut Creek, and that is where he first learned of the important role that Trinity Center plays in helping the homeless and poor residents of Contra Costa County. He is also an active docent at the Legion of Honor and the de Young Museums in San Francisco. Wayne lives with his partner Tom in Walnut Creek.
Elaine Cortez Schroth is the recently retired CEO & President of Visit Concord. Elaine was with the organization since 2018, improving economic growth by building awareness and consideration of Concord as a destination for travelers.
Elaine promoted the City’s many attributes by bringing significant recognition to Concord in the world of Destination Marketing and Travel. She oversaw operations, marketing, advertising, media and community relations of the DMO.
She supports many non-profits in the East Bay area and is proud to be a boardmember for the Trinity Center, where the compassionate team provide services, education, shelter and advocacy for the vulnerable populations.
Andrew Mekjavich has been a Trinity Center board member since late 2015. Upon moving to Walnut Creek from Southern California, Andrew was looking for ways to connect with his community. Andrew spoke with Donna by phone, toured Trinity Center the following day and was a board member shortly thereafter.
By profession, Andrew is a Managing Partner at Gantry, the largest privately held independent commercial mortgage banking firm in the United States. Andrew was raised in Stockton and now resides in the Pleasant Hill with his wife of five years (Ro) and their newborn son (Malone).
Iman Novin, President and CEO of Novin Development, has over 14 years of experience in the real estate development sector with a focus in both market-rate and affordable transit-oriented development. Iman founded NDC’s consulting practice in 2013 and provides development advisory services ranging from acquisition, feasibility, project management and policy to a variety of for- profit, non-profit, public and private clients across California including the City of Sunnyvale, City of Richmond, Town of Mammoth Lakes, Enterprise Community Partners, The Great Communities Collaborative (GCC), BART, VTA , Related CA, Jay Paul, The CORE Companies, BRIDGE Housing, MidPen Housing, EAH and Eden Housing (Partial List).
Prior to starting NDC, a private consulting, brokerage and development practice, Iman worked at MidPen Housing as Director of Acquisitions and at BRIDGE Housing as a Project Manager in both northern and southern California. While at MidPen, Iman lead acquisition efforts across the Bay Area closing dozens of deals and managing broker and investor relationships. While at BRIDGE Iman managed multiple large development and entitlement projects, including an 880 unit mixed-income BART Transit Village project in Oakland. Prior to BRIDGE, Iman worked in the Real Estate and Planning Divisions of the Centre City Development Corporation (CCDC) on redevelopment and housing policy initiatives within the Downtown San Diego Redevelopment Project Area, as well as with Keyser Marston Associates (KMA) in their San Diego office.
Iman is actively involved with the Urban Land Institute and has published three ULI transit-oriented development technical assistance panel reports. Iman has served as Vice Chair of the Walnut Creek Planning Commission and locally serves on the Board of Trinity Center, a Homeless Service Agency, and the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Iman is active in shaping new housing policy as an elected delegate in CA Assembly District 16 and as a member of the East Bay Leadership Council Housing Taskforce, East Bay Housing Organization and NPH Legislative Committee. Iman holds joint degrees in Urban Studies and Planning and Structural Engineering from the University of California, San Diego with honors. Mr. Novin takes an active role in all phases of a project, from site acquisition, funding strategies, design, construction, community engagement, lease-up and beyond. Mr. Novin is also President of Novin Construction and the developer and CEO of ProforMap.
Chad Silver joined the Trinity Center of Walnut Creek Board of Directors in 2021. Chad currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center campus.
Chad and his wife Andrea reside in Walnut Creek with their son, Zev and their English bulldog Kona. In their free time, Chad, Andrea and Zev love to explore the natural beauty of Northern California.
Chad is honored to be part of the Trinity Center to help carry out its mission of providing essential safety net services to those in need throughout Contra Costa County.
Art is a retired senior manager focused on operations, accounting and management systems. Held COO and CFO positions with both public companies and larger closely held organizations. Trinity’s mission and focus on the homeless crisis in my opinion, is a responsibility we all need to address. I believe Trinity continues to be a leader in providing help and benefits to address this issue.
Andrea is the Chief Financial Officer of CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer. In this capacity, she is responsible for leading the accounting, financial planning and analysis, audit, investments and tax functions. Andrea is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.
Andrea lives in Clayton with her husband, Matt, and their son, Liam. In their free time, Andrea, Matt and Liam enjoy hiking, traveling and watching Ohio State football.
Andrea is proud to be a board member of an organization like Trinity Center, which provides critical services to vulnerable populations and helps strengthen our local community.
Lisa has lived in Walnut Creek for more than 20 years with her husband Ken and their family. She has raised two children in Walnut Creek and currently works with a large Medi-Cal plan as the Associate Director of Housing and Incentive Programs. Lisa has always believed that giving back to the community is very important and has spent much of her life working as a community volunteer.
She not only works to provide services to the unhoused community at work, but she supports Trinity Center because she knows how important supportive services are to those in the community that are unhoused or lack secure housing. She believes in the Trinity Center’s mission and advocates for giving back to those in crisis and helping those more vulnerable – because it only makes our community a better place to live.
Through my consultancy, Small Business MD, I engage with small businesses and organizations, primarily concentrating on marketing and development strategies.
Having lived on and off in Contra Costa County for the last 25 years, I have a deep desire to help those in our community that are less fortunate and may need a helping hand.
I feel that my background and skills related to sales, marketing, and entrepreneurship can be an asset to actively advance the Trinity Center’s vision of a community working together to address the devastating effects of poverty and removing barriers to stable housing.
I’ve lived in the East Bay for nearly 30 years, raised two children here, and recently retired from a career in management consulting and information technology for retailers.
For much of that time, I’ve commuted through Walnut Creek into San Francisco, passing the growing ranks of the unhoused in both those cities, and asked how I could be part of the solution.
That led me earlier to the Board of a services provider in SF and more recently to Trinity Center, where I see many of the unhoused turn for help in Walnut Creek.
As a member of a church located in Civic Park, downtown Walnut Creek, and an active volunteer at Trinity Center, I have gotten to know individuals experiencing homelessness and heard their powerful stories – reminding me of the profound truth behind the adage “There but by the grace of God, go I”.