Chief Executive Officer
Tanir is a seasoned health services administrator, MBA, and former CEO of OLE Health in Napa and its Foundation. She is an experienced leader of health service organizations including community clinics and Blue Shield of California Foundation and initiator of successful collaborative programs to advance health and safety for vulnerable Californians. Tanir received the Outstanding Non-Profit Leader of the Year award in Napa in 2016. She holds a Certificate in health services management and is passionate about leadership team strengthening.
Alma is a seasoned non-profit administrative professional with over 16 years of experience in healthcare organizations and foundations. She brings her skills in systems implementation and management to projects and initiatives that yield improved care and outcomes for underserved communities. Alma comes to CARESTAR after 15 years at OLE Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center focused on bringing high quality care to populations that include low-income families, as well as farm and agricultural workers.
Chief Financial Officer
Dion was a financial analyst for Morgan Stanley & Co. in NYC and London, and an accountant for Arthur Andersen & Co. before he found his calling, working with not-for-profit organizations. He specializes in administration, financial and management accounting and tax compliance as well as grantmaking. He holds a BS in business administration from UC Berkeley and is a licensed CPA.
Sedella is a passionate advocate for women and children’s rights and has worked at the state and national level to ensure child welfare policies are equitable and centered on positive outcomes for foster youth. She is committed to providing education and policy resources to communities so that they can harness their own power and strength to influence public opinion and government action. She previously worked for a corporate foundation where she coordinated grantmaking and foundation relations. Sedella holds a BA in literature and world languages from the University of Arkansas.
JODI RAVEL, MPH
Jodi brings experience in grant making, community engagement, non-profit management, and strategic communications. She served as the senior manager for Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Community Benefit Programs, stewarding a $10M grants portfolio focused on violence prevention, trauma-informed care and community health improvement. She has held roles with UCSF, Women Against Gun Violence, and Youth ALIVE! Jodi holds an MPH from UCLA, and a BA in psychology from UC Berkeley.
Head of Marketing & Communications
LINDA SONG WENDEL
Linda is a strategic leader with extensive experience leading social responsibility and communications programs. Previously, she led the Global Citizenship team at Franklin Templeton and was instrumental in launching the firm’s first-ever diversity and inclusion program. She has held major roles with Lehman Brothers, Burberry plc, and WeberShandwick. Linda holds an MS in nonprofit management from Roehampton University and a BS in marketing from Boston College.
*Photo by Brooke Anderson