Meet our Board of Directors
Sanford “Sandy” Skaggs, Chair
Retired partner and of counsel to a national law firm, Mr. Skaggs has extensive legal experience in land use issues and related litigation. He has lectured for the Building Industry Association, U.C. Extension, Urban Land Institute, and other planning and legal education organizations and volunteers extensively for civic concerns. Sandy served as Mayor of Walnut Creek, CA in the 1970′s and, after that, as President of EBMUD until 1990. He then served as a Director of John Muir Health for 10 years. He also served 11 years as a gubernatorial appointee to the California Law Revision Commission. A member of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Sandy has been an ESC Director since 2005, is past Chair of ESC’s Finance Committee and current chair of the Board and of the Executive Committee.
Retired from pediatric practice and his position as Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University Medical Center, Joe has also worked as Senior VP & Chief Clinical Officer at a pharmaceutical distribution firm and as the Executive VP & Chief Medical Officer at Lifeguard Health Plans. He served as a director on several medical and insurance boards as well as the Advisory Board of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. Joe was elected to the ESC Board of Directors in 2008 and presently is Chair of the Quality First committee.
Chuck has an extensive background in financial systems development and business systems consulting. As a retired Board member of Catholic Healthcare West, he served as Chair on that organization’s Financial Committee, Investment Committee, and Compensation and Benefits Committee. An active member of St. Patrick’s Episcopalian Church in Kenwood, he has served on its vestry and as Treasurer. Chuck was elected to the ESC Board in 2006 and is currently Chair of the Finance Committee and serves as Treasurer for the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California.
Nancy is a Strategic Organizational Development and Leadership consultant, with experience in coaching, consulting, staffing, training, assessments, competency modeling, conflict resolution and management development. Nancy is fluent in French and graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in Economics. She also attended Columbia University for graduate courses in Organizational Psychology. Nancy was elected to the ESC Board in 2009.
Patrick “Pat” Flannery, Director
After three stints as an executive officer at different community banks, Pat finished his banking career at Bank of America and then taught Math and Finance for ten years at Burton High School in San Francisco. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin Counties. He has been a member of ESC’s Investment Committee since 2013.
Mr. Forte is the Director of Finance and Administration at the Edgewood Center for Children and Families, San Francisco. Prior to joining Edgewood, he has held senior level management positions at other non-profits, private health care, and cultural organizations. Mr. Forte received his Masters in Business Administration and Certificate in Public Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a Master of Science in Health Services Administration from the Stanford School of Medicine and a BA from Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Forte actively serves on the Sutter Health Pension and Investment Committee, the Sutter Health East Bay Quality Assurance Committee. Vince and his family live in Lafayette.
As an attorney with Gordon Rees, Bill is head of the Construction Practice Group. He specializes in construction and complex tort litigation, representing developers, owners, and design professionals. Bill is a member of Transfiguration Episcopal Church in San Mateo. He was elected to the ESC Board in 2006, is Chair of the Planning Committee and served on the Affordable Housing Board.
Helen retired as Deputy Director of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency. Her role as Project Director for San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center highlights her contributions to the City. She is a member of Christ Church in Alameda, and co-chaired the Bishop Search Committee in 2005-2006. She was ESC’s first voluntary Board Chair and has been a Director since 2004. Helen currently chairs the ESC Board Development Committee as well as serving on the affordable housing board.
Jerry was born in South Dakota and raised in Minnesota. After three years of service in the U. S. Marine Corps, he returned to college in 1946 and received Bachelors (1948) and Masters (1949) degrees in Petroleum Engineering from USC. After ten years with oil companies he joined United California Bank (later known as First Interstate Bank) in Los Angeles as an evaluator of oil and mining ventures pledged as collateral for project loans and later headed the Special Industries Project Finance Division. In 1968 he completed the Graduate School program of Credit and Financial Management at Stanford University. In 1983, Jerry retired from the bank, as Executive Vice President of the International Division (28 offices in 21 countries) and a member of the World Banking Executive Committee. He became a financial consultant for the U. S. and foreign banks and oil companies, including Bank of America, Bank of Scotland, Bank of Tokyo, the FDIC, Chevron, and Texaco. He and his wife, Norma moved to Spring Lake Village from Petaluma in 2006, and both are active participants in resident committees and support groups. During 2011-2013 he was the Resident Representative to the ESC board. He served on the SLV Residents Council, the council audit committee (chairman for 3 years), and has been a member of the SLV Financial Study Group for seven years (chairman for 4 years, including the current year). He is currently serving his sixth year as a member of the Finance Committee of the ESC board. Jerry has been a director of several publicly traded companies, serving as chairman of various board audit, compensation, financial planning, and oversight committees. Currently he is on the board of two private family-owned investment companies in California. He is presently on the Advisory Board of the USC/Wrigley Environmental Institute, a marine science center located on Catalina Island under the management of the University of Southern California. In addition, he is also, a 30 year member of the board of the nonprofit R. M. Pyles Boys Camp, and former chairman of the camps Endowment Investment Committee. The camp is located in the high Sierra north of Lake Isabella in Kern County and provides outdoor opportunities and year round counseling for 12 to 14 year old underprivileged boys from six California counties.