Bishoff new Impact100 Sonoma president, four directors named
B.J. Bishoff, owner of Bischoff Performance Improvement Consulting, specializing in building the capacity of nonprofit organizations and government agencies, is the new president of Impact100 Sonoma and
the local organization's board of directors also recently elected Lorraine Ashton, Mirja Muncy, Nancy Pollock and Judy Scotchmoor to its board of directors.
Ashton is a licensed clinical psychologist and family therapist, with practices in Sonoma and Menlo Park. She is retired from teaching and administration at JFK University and her volunteer work includes international education, micro-lending programs, senior services, and historic preservation. She will serve as chair of Community Grants.
Muncy was born in Helsinki, and moved to Sonoma in 2000, after living 23 years in Asia. Her early job experience included teaching and retail store management, and as editor of a monthly lifestyle magazine in Hong Kong. Here in Sonoma, she has invested her energies at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. She will serve as secretary and chair of Development.
Pollock has enjoyed over 20 years in the travel/hospitality industry. She has volunteered with a variety of different organizations including the neonatal ICU ward at Lucille Packard’s Children's hospital and the Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau. Presently she is active with the UC Master Gardeners and is on the board of Sonoma Plein Air. She will serve as chair of Membership Services.
Scotchmoor is Assistant Director of the University of California Museum of Paleontology in Berkeley, overseeing the museum’s education and outreach efforts. A resident of Sonoma for 27 years, she is an avid supporter of Sonoma Land Trust, State and National Parks, and several local nonprofits, as well as science education. She will serve as chair of Communications.
Annette Lomont retired as co-Founder and president emerita from the Impact100 board and Christine Dohrmann completed her term as president, and becomes president emerita for the coming year.
Impact100 Sonoma is a philanthropic organization started in August 2009 that brings together at least 100 women in a common purpose: to award an impact grant of $100,000 every year to a Sonoma Valley nonprofit organization that would otherwise not have access to this level of funding. The organization currently has 157 members, each of whom has donated $1,000 and was able to cast a vote last May in determining the Sonoma Valley nonprofit that should receive the annual $100,000 Impact Grant. That award went to Sonoma Valley Teens Services to fund its Skills for Life Program. Also in May, the organization also awarded $57,000 in smaller grants ranging in size from $3,500 to $15,000 to six other nonprofits to support women and girls' programs and capital needs.
Impact100 Sonoma is currently inviting additional women to join the organization and participate in the organization’s 2012 grant-making process. For more information go to www.impact100sonoma.org or call 939-5007.
Impact100 Sonoma new directors left to right: Judy Scotchmoor, Lorraine Ashton, Mirja Muncy and Nancy Pollock