Foundation Board Members
Foundation Board of Directors Meeting
2nd Tuesday of Every Month 6-8 PM
Hospital Conference Room
Susan Moulton, President
Susan Moulton, (M.A., PhD: Stanford University), Professor Emerita, Sonoma State University has lived on her small farm in Sebastopol in Sonoma County with a variety of rescued animals for almost 50 years. She was Chair of the Art Department and later of the SSU faculty where she engaged in over three decades of Strategic Planning for the campus in addition to teaching more than 100 different courses. She is the author of many articles on a variety of topics and is currently researching, writing and lecturing around the world on Animal Behavior, Cognitive Ethology, and the Decoding of 40,000 year old cave paintings in Southern France. She has supported the Palm Drive/SWMC Hospital since its inception, noting that many years ago having it nearby saved her life.
Joan Marler, Vice President
Joan Marler is the Executive Director of the Institute of Archaeomythology, an international organization of scholars investigating the arts, beliefs, and rituals of prehistoric societies. She has organized numerous international conferences and symposia on archaeomythological themes and is the editor of The Journal of Archaeomythology, among other publications. Joan taught folk and ethnic dance through Santa Rosa Junior College for 28 years. From 2006-2016 she owned and operated French Garden Restaurant in Sebastopol with her husband, Dan Smith.
Gail Raborn, Secretary
Gail Raborn has worked in the holistic health field as a Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, Interactive Imagery Guide, Workshop Leader and Lecturer for more than forty years. She’s devoted her life to helping her clients and students create harmony and health within themselves on physical, emotional, and spiritual levels of being. Her specialties are to guide pre-surgical patients to use the power of their minds to prepare for surgery without complications or stress; and to empower cancer patients by teaching them imagery for healing and to reduce side effects of chemo. Gail’s private practice is in Santa Rosa, where she offers sessions in her office, by telephone, and through home visits.
Dr. Ed Bauman
Edward Bauman, M.Ed., Ph.D. is a ground-breaking and passionate leader in the field of whole food nutrition, holistic health, and community health promotion. He is the founder and president of Bauman College: Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts, with professional classroom, distance learning, and community wellness programs in Penngrove, Berkeley, Santa Cruz, CA, and Boulder, CO. Ed is the editor and author of many books. Ed has been a Foundation board member since 2011.
Vicchi Olesky joined our Board in 2018, after being a dedicated and active volunteer for the cause of wellness in West County, and is visionary, promoter for Health, Beauty and Well-Being, advocate for personal development, and dedicated community leader spanning 33 years.
Gail G. Thomas
Gail Thomas has held major management and consulting positions in the public and private sector including Duke University Medical School and consultant to NIH. She has been active in community service serving as Director for Restorative Resources, Rotary, Red Cross, YWCA, and church organizations. Gail has been a Foundation member since 2007.