Executive Committee

  • Genevieve Mansfield

    Genevieve Mansfield

    President

    How did you become involved in NEWH? - A colleague told me about Wine By Design, I attended and now 8 years later here we are…

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  • Melissa Petersen

    Melissa Petersen

    VP/Administration

  • Haley Taylor

    Haley Taylor

    VP/Development

  • Laura Sievers

    Laura Sievers

    Secretary

  • Mrinal Suri

    Mrinal Suri

    Treasurer

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Board of Directors

  • Thao Tu

    Scholarship

  • Tim Haggerty

    Tim Haggerty

    Membership

  • Naomi Vollmers

    Naomi Vollmers

    Programming

  • Maria Torres

    Maria Torres

    Fundraising

  • Carmen Hevesi

    Carmen Hevesi

    Marketing

  • Melissa Petersen

    Melissa Petersen

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

Committee Chair

  • Paige Viren

    Paige Viren

    Scholarship

  • Angela Ungureanu

    Angela Ungureanu

    Student Representative

  • Sayumporn  Khummongkhol

    Sayumporn Khummongkhol

    Green Voice

  • Jolene Enns

    Jolene Enns

    Hospitality

  • Kelly Gaddes

    Kelly Gaddes

    Fundraising

    Kelly is an Interior designer based in Cincinnati, Ohio and the San Francisco Bay Area who specializes in hotel and restauran…

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  • Anne Lawrence

    Marketing

  • Robert Rogers

    Robert Rogers

    Community Service

    How did you become involved in NEWH? My company, Lapama Rugs, recommended NEWH as a great way to become involved locally in …

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  • Mecca Preston

    Mecca Preston

    Chair/Internet Communications

Genevieve Mansfield

Genevieve Mansfield

President

How did you become involved in NEWH? – A colleague told me about Wine By Design, I attended and now 8 years later here we are.

Tell us about your personal/professional background? – I started as a residential interior designer for 6 years and then was recruited by one of my tile reps. I have been rep’ing for 11 years now.

What is the last book you read? – I am too embarrassed to answer this questions honestly.

If you could stay at any hotel in the world, what would it be? And why? – Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora bc I want a hut over the water or Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, India bc I have always wanted to go to India in general.

Name one of your favorite Bay Area pastimes? – Japanese Tea Garden or Dim Sum in Chinatown.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not at work? – Traveling or just trying new things in general.

What is one thing nobody would know about you? – Most people don’t know that I was suspended the last 2 weeks of high school and was not aloud to walk for graduation or go to prom. Long story… that requires several drinks!

Favorite caffeinated beverage? – Always Mountain Dew

Kelly Gaddes

Kelly Gaddes

Fundraising

Kelly is an Interior designer based in Cincinnati, Ohio and the San Francisco Bay Area who specializes in hotel and restaurant design. Her experience spans all major brands including Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton and IHG. She enjoys all aspects of the project from composing design narratives, custom furniture designs, millwork details, and material specifications. After building a successful career in design leadership with Cincinnati based firms, she founded Designshop in November of 2019 and has been enjoying the challenges and rewards of owning her own business ever since. As the Creative Director she is responsible for guiding the design process and applying nearly 20 years of experience to overseeing the production and execution of each project. Her hands-on approach allows her to ensure quality control while implementing artful custom designs for her clients.

Robert Rogers

Robert Rogers

Community Service

How did you become involved in NEWH? My company, Lapama Rugs, recommended NEWH as a great way to become involved locally in our industry. I went to the website and signed up!

Tell us about your personal/professional background? I grew up locally right here in Los Altos. I settled in Half Moon Bay where I have lived since 1978. I attended UCLA with a Fine Arts degree in Theater and have been involved with our local community theater group in Half Moon Bay, Coastal Repertory Theater, for many years doing lead and character roles in a dozen shows. I was also on the Board Of Directors. I’m also on the BOD of a local environmental group, Coastside Land Trust.. My son and daughter both grew up in HMB, have children of their own so I now have 3 grandchildren. I’ve been involved in the industry since 1980 as an owner of a major home furnishings rep group called Sell West and now as an employee of Lapama Rugs.

What is the last book you read? “Open” by Andre Aggasi

Name one of your favorite Bay Area pastimes? Mountain Biking, concerts, wine tasting

What do you enjoy doing when you are not at work? I’m an avid tennis player, skier, mountain biker, scuba diver and music enthusiast.

What is one thing nobody would know about you? I was a disc jockey and Music Director at the UCLA radio station, KLA, and worked in the entertainment/music business in Hollywood for several years right out of college.

Awards or recognitions? Eagle Scout.

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