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News: 12/15/2013

VMNHA welcomes new board members

Tjiska Van Wyk, executive director, and Chuck Levine, president of the board of the Valley of the Moon Natural History Association (VMNHA) have announced the addition of three new board members: Susan Brandt-Hawley, Lynne Deegan-McGraw and Harvey Shein. Dedicated and involved members of the community, they will join the Board of VMNHA which oversees operations for Jack London State Historic Park.

Brandt-Hawley, a principle of Brandt-Hawley Law Group, represents public interest groups in preservation issues statewide.

Deegan-McGraw held various positions for Raychem Corporation in her 20-plus-year tenure, most notably as national sales and marketing manager for a $500 million division, as well as chief procurement officer responsible for a budget in excess of $1 billion with staff located in the U.S., Europe, Asia and South America.

Shein, president of H.J. Shein, has been active in real estate development and redevelopment since 1970. He is also a member of the board of Quarry Hill Botanical Garden.

Brandt-Hawley, Deegan-McGraw and Shein join other members of the VMNHA Board including Mike Benziger, Karen Collins, Betsy Kutska, Lou Leal, Jeff McBride, Dave Stollmeyer, Al Stumpf and President Charles Levine.

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