Explore. Grow. Give. Over 100 years ago, Margaret Tennant gave the gift of land to the Diocese of California in memory of her brother, John Tennant. Today, JTM Communities (John Tennant Memorial Communities) continues Margaret Tennant’s legacy by working hard to provide more seniors with housing and services.
As ESC’s corporate parent, part of JTM’s purpose is to find and finance new growth opportunities through the acquisition of existing properties, affiliation with other senior living organizations, new development, or expansion and enhancement of current facilities. Operating under a separate board of directors from the board at ESC, JTM assumes responsibility for the potential risks associated with planning financial investments and growth. This dual-board system keeps the resources of ESC’s established communities secure, while also allotting resources for JTM’s research and development efforts.
As JTM Communities’ subsidiary, Episcopal Senior Communities remains responsible for the operation of the five continuing care retirement communities and the four affordable housing communities, as well as for the operation of the Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation, ESC’s fundraising arm.
Peter B. Dunckel
Peter is a retired paper industry executive with sales, marketing, financial and strategic planning experience. A Yale graduate, early on in his career he was a radio engineer and announcer for several radio stations in the East. He worked at Columbia University in electronics and logistics doing research for the Navy in underwater sound before relocating to San Francisco to work in the paper industry. Peter has volunteered for a number of Bay Area non-profits, and previously served as a board member and Chair of ESC. He currently is a member of the Board of Directors of the Heyday Institute in Berkeley, which publishes books on California.
Al Kenrick is Senior Vice President and Manager of the Growth Technology Group at Wells Fargo Bank where he focuses on providing financing and commercial banking services to venture capital backed technology and life science companies. Al has provided wholesale banking and investment banking services to Silicon Valley companies since 1984 and has arranged financings in a variety of areas including: technology lending, private equity placements and publicly offered fixed-income securities.
Al earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics with an emphasis in accounting from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an MBA in Operations Research from San Francisco State University.
Al serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Lytton Gardens Senior Communities in Palo Alto and also serves on the Boards of Directors for the Silicon Valley Association for Corporate Growth and the University of California at Santa Barbara Alumni Association. He lives in Palo Alto with his four daughters.
Mr. Tornquist retired from the position of Sr. Vice President for a reinsurance firm. He also acted as Director and Chair of the Development Committee for Episcopal Charities, and as Vice President and Director of St. Dorothy’s Rest (Episcopal Church camp). Previously serving as Vice Chairman and Board Member with the Episcopal Homes Foundation, Mr. Tornquist has served as the Bishop’s representative. John received his B.S Degree in Business/Economics from Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Carl retired from J.C. Penney in 1997. He lives with his wife, Donna, in Windsor, CA. He has been a Director for the Boys and Girls Club of Windsor and a Director of the Rotary Club of Windsor. Carl attends the Church of the Incarnation in Santa Rosa.
Anne Burns Johnson is a consultant in aging services and senior housing, specializing in strategic planning and board development. For eight years (2000 to 2008), Anne was the CEO of Aging Services of California (formerly the California Association of Homes and Aging Services). While in that position, Anne oversaw the associationís name change reflecting a broader scope and purpose for the associationís members and also directed the associationís award winning "Aging is an Active Verb" campaign. Anne was the principal researcher for two large grants examining LVNs and direct care givers in long term care and Anne was a participant in a national program exploring RNs in skilled nursing. Anne has an extensive background in senior services in both development and operations. She has worked for Eldercare Alliance, Bridge Housing Corporation and Eden Hospitalís housing and home health subsidiary. Anneís healthcare background includes senior administrative positions at Alta Bates Medical Center and Eden Hospital Medical Center. Anne is on the Board of several community based organizations, including Eskaton and St. Anthonyís Foundation. Her education includes a BA from Antioch College and a Masters in hospital administration from UC Berkeley.
Mary Anna Colwell
Mary Anna Colwell has been a resident at St. Paul’s Towers in Oakland since 2002. She served for four years as the resident representative from St. Paul’s to the Episcopal Senior Communities Board of Directors and as a member of the ESC Planning Committee. Mary Anna is a graduate of Vassar and has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. During her career, she was the executive director of a family foundation and a fundraiser. Before and after these positions, she was a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of California (Berkeley, Davis, and Santa Cruz) and Management and Organization at the Institute for Nonprofit Administration at the University of San Francisco. For many years, she was a board member of a range of charitable, arts, and public interest organizations in San Francisco. She has been a volunteer at the Data Center, a social justice research group in Oakland, for over 30 years. She is currently in her second term as a member of the statewide board of Aging Services of California. Mary Anna has seven adult children and seven grandchildren.
Lydia Tan is Executive Vice President of Related California, with more than 25 years experience in the real estate and building industry. As Director of Northern California Operations, she is the company’s lead on several mixed use, mixed income and affordable developments in the region. Prior to joining Related in 2010, Ms. Tan was Executive Vice President at BRIDGE Housing Corporation, where she oversaw real estate development and finance operations that resulted in the addition of 7,900 homes and $2.4 billion to BRIDGE’s asset base over a 13 year period, and management of a $500 million portfolio on behalf of a partnership between BRIDGE and CalPERS.
Ms. Tan holds an MBA from Stanford University, and an AB Architecture from UC Berkeley. A registered architect, she served on the Santa Clara County Planning Commission for 8 years. She currently is a member of the Board of Directors of S.H. Cowell Foundation and the Northern California Community Loan Fund, plus the Advisory Board of SPUR and the Dean’s Advisory Council at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design. She serves on Technical Advisory Committees for Build-It-Green and for ZETA Communities, a producer of modular net-zero energy structures.