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Advisory Board

The Rosalie Rendu Center Advisory Board is a strong and active core group of individuals who help with strategic planning, targeted fundraising campaigns, and volunteer engagement. These nineteen Board members are dedicated to fostering the success of the families and community members served by the Center.

If you or someone you know is interested in giving back to the community in an advisory capacity and who is passionate about creating change in their local community, please contact us for more information on how you can be involved with the Center.


Sally Falkenhagen, Chair

Joined the Advisory Board of the Rosalie Rendu Center in 2005

Community Involvement:
Hidden Villa: Community member of the Mission Fulfillment Committee; Junior League of Palo Alto • Mid Peninsula: Sustaining Member and Past President; National Advisory Board of the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University: emerita


Nancy Alvarez

Joined the Advisory Board of the Rosalie Rendu Center in 2016


Lynn Benas

Joined the Advisory Board of the Rosalie Rendu Center in 2014


Sister Fran Ciluaga, D.C.

Joined the Advisory Board of the Rosalie Rendu Center in 2005

Community Involvement:
Daughters of Charity Counselor


Jacqueline Day

Joined the Advisory Board of the Rosalie Rendu Center in 2013

Community Involvement:
Chief Operating Officer of Ministry Services of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul


Debbie Denton

Joined the Advisory Board of the Rosalie Rendu Center in 2005

Community Involvement:
Rosalie Rendu Center Volunteer Coordinator for the Conversation Club
San Carlos Park and Recreation Foundation: Trustee
Healthy Cities Tutoring: Board Member and Tutor


Carrie Du Bois

Joined the Advisory Board of the Rosalie Rendu Center in 2005

Community Involvement:
Sequoia Union High School District Governing Board Member
Junior League of Palo Alto • Mid Peninsula: Sustaining Member


Martha Edwards

Joined the Advisory Board of the Rosalie Rendu Center in 2020

Community Involvement:
Junior League of Palo Alto • Mid Peninsula: Sustaining Member
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Past President and Board member; Vintage Affaire: Past Board and committee member


Karen Engelbart

Joined the Advisory Board of the Rosalie Rendu Center in 2017

Community Involvement
Junior League of Palo Alto • Mid-Peninsula: Sustaining Member


Jeanna Essick

Joined the Advisory Board of the Rosalie Rendu Center in 2017

Community Involvement:
Rosalie Rendu Center Administrative Assistant


Sister Paule Freeburg, D.C.

Joined the Advisory Board of the Rosalie Rendu Center in 2005


Sister Trinitas Hernandez, D.C.

Joined the Advisory Board of the Rosalie Rendu Center in 2005

Community Involvement:
Rosalie Rendu Center Executive Director


Richard Hutsell

Joined the Advisory Board of the Rosalie Rendu Center in 2019

Community Involvement:
Volunteer Instructor for Computer Classes at the Rosalie Rendu Center


Maria Lozano

Joined the Advisory Board of the Rosalie Rendu Center in 2015

Community Involvement:
Rosalie Rendu Center Head Teacher and Instructional Program Coordinator


Sister Estella Morales, D.C.

Joined the Advisory Board of the Rosalie Rendu Center in 2017

Community Involvement:
Provincial Councilor, Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul


Martha Perez

Joined the Advisory Board of the Rosalie Rendu Center in 2016

Community Involvement:
Parent Involvement Worker


Bill Somerville

Joined the Advisory Board of the Rosalie Rendu Center in 2005

Community Involvement:
Founder, Philanthropic Ventures Foundation


Jane Stern

Joined the Advisory Board of the Rosalie Rendu Center in 2019

Community Involvement:
Coordinator, Language Partners; Volunteer Instructor for ESL classes at the Rosalie Rendu Center


Melanie Yunk, Former Chair

Joined the Advisory Board of the Rosalie Rendu Center in 2005

Community Involvement:
Small Business Owner
Junior League of Palo Alto • Mid Peninsula: Sustaining Member
San Carlos Chamber of Commerce, Member and Former Board Member

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