Dunphy is an educational consultant who has spent her time researching
environments. Madeleine has written several books for children, including Here Is the Tropical Rain
Forest, Here Is the Coral Reef, Here Is Antarctica and The Peregrine's Journey. She has studied
and visited many ofthe world's ecosystems, and was inspired to write these books by our planet's great diversity of life. Madeleine is the publisher of Web of Life Children's Books, a publishing
company specializing in picture books introducing children to the workings of the natural world.
Nicole Kyauk joined the Open Circle board in 2008. She works as an Philanthropic Advisor at the East Bay Community Foundation. Her responsibilities include working with prospective grantees and donor engagement. Prior to joining the team at EBCF, she was the Development & Marketing Manager at Habitot Children’s Museum.
Diane Sanchez most recently served as the Director of Community Investment at the East Bay Community Foundation. Her responsibilities included the evaluation of grant requests to the foundation, providing assistance to individual donors in meeting their philanthropic goals, and providing leadership on key community issues. Prior to joining the staff she served on the board of the East Bay Community Foundation for eight years.
Ann Schnake is an artist, veteran arts administrator and educator. Ann has extensive experience in non profit arts management and project direction, community engagement, food works and primary health care. She is committed to her work in the Bay Area and is currently pursuing an MFA at California College of the Arts.
Artist Dorothy C. Weicker has served on the board of Open Circle since 2001. She has
worked as a body and breath therapist and a Rolfer. The connection between art and nature
has energized her throughout her life, and she was instrumental in creating Open Circle to
honor and invigorate that link. She lives and paints in California and Vermont.