Meet our Board of Directors
Gordon Case, Chair
Gordon is a lifelong Episcopalian, as well as a member and active leader of St. Andrew’s in Saratoga. He has 40 years’ experience in the management of public and privately-owned, multistate and international manufacturing companies involved in the manufacture and distribution of industrial and consumer products. Gordon was elected to the Episcopal Senior Communities (ESC) Board in 2003, where he served as the Chair from 2009-2012. He also serves on the Lytton Gardens Senior Communities Board of Directors.
Sally Hamlin Coates is a partner at the family-owned Crystal Bay Solutions, LLC, which develops Intuit Quickbase software solutions for nonprofit organizations. Previously, she served as Executive Director the San Francisco affiliate of Court Appointed Special Advocate Program. Sally has also served as Executive Director of the San Francisco affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and as Executive Director of Episcopal Charities for the Diocese of California.
She has a longstanding commitment to community involvement, volunteering with a variety of agencies and having served on the boards of the Junior League of San Francisco, KIDSWay, Self Help for Children, Youth in Arts, Guide Dogs for the Blind, and the San Francisco Symphony League. Sally currently serves on the board of the National Society of Colonial Dames. Sally and her husband Cullen recently moved from Marin County to Placer County.
R. Hays Englehart has worked in the financial services and insurance industry for over 25 years, specializing in non-profit pension programs and individual retirement plans. Hays is an independent Financial Consultant with LPL Financial, a registered broker/dealer, through which he provides his clients a broad range of investment opportunities. As a fee based independent advisor, Hays provides investment counsel that does not include any proprietary products, enabling him to objectively recommend the most appropriate options for his clients without any conflict of interest.
Hays is a Founding Member in Laurus Financial Group, a multidiscipline fee based financial services and wealth management firm with offices in both Northern and Southern California. Hays works with individuals, key executives and non-profits on retirement planning, insurance and investment analysis, estate planning, tax planning, financial services and nonprofit employee and group benefits.
Hays earned a B.S. degree from California State University at Sacramento and holds both the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), and the Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) designations. He holds the FINRA series 6, 7, 24, 63 and 65 through LPL Financial and is licensed in many states for insurance. His industry affiliations include the National Association of Independent Financial Advisors.
He is active in his community as a member of the Rotary Club of Lamorinda Sunrise, and as a volunteer educator with Junior Achievement in the East Bay. As a Rotarian, Hays partnered with ESC to develop the Rotary Home Team program — basic home maintenance for seniors provided by local Rotary Clubs, free of charge. The service is currently available in five different East Bay communities, with a Marin program in development and plans to expand the service via other Rotary clubs. Hays also volunteers to present programs through Senior Center Without Walls, an ESC program originally founded by Hays’ sister-in-law, Terri Englehart.
Hays resides in Moraga, CA with his wife Regina. His eldest daughter Erin is a successful Art Director, his son-in-law is a Writer and Director at PIXAR Animation Studios, and his youngest daughter Ashley is a marine mammal trainer.
Margaret graduated from Carleton College in Minnesota with a BA degree in economics. She moved to San Francisco and joined Macy’s and later Bullocks, where she was a buyer, furniture divisional merchandise manager and store manager. Margaret took her professional background into the non-profit world and became involved with the Asian Art Museum, first as a docent, then as president of the Society for Asian Art, a 501(c)(3) educational support arm for the Museum, and finally managed the Museum’s gift store for 10 years. Upon retiring, Margaret joined the Metropolitan Club in San Francisco. She was involved with the governance of the Club for nine years, serving the last four years as the President. During this time, the Club planned and executed an $18 million dollar seismic renovation. This involved fundraising as well as selecting and working with the seismic engineers, architects and general contractors.
Mrs. Handelman has been a resident of San Francisco Towers since 2011. She joined the Welcoming Committee to share her positive experiences with other new residents and to help them adjust to community living and serves on the Resident Council. She has also worked with many potential residents to encourage them to join our retirement facility. In both 2014 and 2015, she joined ESC Foundation’s Celtic Cup Steering Committee to assist with the annual fashion show and silent auction fundraiser.
Patricia Lusse is a second generation San Franciscan. She grew up in the Sunset District and attended San Francisco schools, culminating in a business degree from Munson Business School. After living in New York for 10 years, she returned and lived most of her adult life on Telegraph Hill and was president of the Telegraph Hill Dwellers Association. Pat’s main volunteer work has been through her Episcopal church, St. Mary the Virgin, where she has served on the Vestry and was elected Parish Warden. She has worked on parish fundraisers and a renovation of the buildings and served on the search committee for a new Rector. As a result of her business career, administration skills are Pat’s strong point, and she has been generous in sharing these to help friends, relatives and organizations. Since moving to San Francisco Towers, Pat has served on various resident committees, including Chair of the Health Services Committee.
Sanford “Sandy” Skaggs, Ex Officio
Member; Chair, ESC Board of Directors
A recently retired partner in a national law firm, Sandy has extensive legal experience with issues concerning land use, and lectures for the Building Industry Association, Urban Land Institute, and other planning organizations. He served for many years as a Director for the John Muir/Mt. Diablo Health System and volunteers extensively for civic concerns. An active member of the community, Sandy is a member of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church and has been a Director since 2005. He also serves as Chair of the Executive Committee.
Mrs. Schoenrock obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her Master’s in Education from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Diane worked as an operating room nurse at the University of Colorado, was Associate Director of Nursing at Christ Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati, and Director of Nurses at the Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Center in Santa Rosa, California, where she worked closely for many years with her late husband, Dr. Larry Schoenrock. She also owned and operated her own interior design company, Green Garland Design, in Santa Rosa for 18 years. Diane has been a resident of Santa Rosa for over 30 years. She has served on the boards of the Santa Rosa Symphony League, the Santa Rosa Symphony Association, the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts and the Konocti Girl Scout Council. Diane served on the Board of Directors of Episcopal Senior Communities from 2002 to 2008 and served as Chair of the Board of Jennings Senior Housing, an ESC affordable housing community which opened in 2008 in Santa Rosa. Diane is a member of the Church of the Incarnation and serves on the Vestry.