Board of Directors
Gloria Robles Wallace, Chair
Born and raised in San Francisco, Gloria is a graduate from Lowell High School. She received a BA in Accounting from San Francisco State College. In 1977 she moved to the Southern Peninsula area. Gloria has been married for 47 years and has 3 adult children and 6 grandchildren. Throughout her life she has been involved in service. In 1986 she started her own accounting, administration & small property management business company, working for small local businesses. She is now semi-retired.
EHP was her client from 2001 - 2019. She handled EHP’s accounting and administration work. While working there, EHP captured her heart. She is happy to be involved again with EHP, by being part of the Board of Directors.
Ana Viola Tuifua, Vice Chair
Jim grew up in rural Indiana, where he helped his Dad as a volunteer for the Elks Club, packing and delivering food baskets throughout Lawrence County during the holidays. After high school, he ventured out to Palo Alto to attend Stanford University, where he received a BA in Economics. This was followed by 3 years at Indiana University Law School where he graduated with his law degree and reunited with his high school girlfriend, Theresa, whom he married following graduation. Jim and Theresa then headed west and Jim started working as an attorney for DLA Piper and its predecessor firms, Ware & Freidenrich and Gray Cary, which were located in East Palo Alto and Palo Alto. Jim is now a partner at the law firm of Seubert, Frimel & Warner LLP in Menlo Park. While at DLA Piper, Jim started volunteering at EHP and has been involved with EHP for over 25 years. Jim is currrently in his 5th term as a member of the Board of Directors. While on the Board of Directors, Jim served 2 terms as Chair, as well as serving as Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer in the past.
Luanne Rotticci, Interim Secretary
Over the past 35 years, Luanne has been a volunteer, fundraiser and board member for EHP. She is also a past board member and fundraiser for the San Mateo County Hospital Foundation.
Luanne moved to the Bay Area in the 1970s and earned a degree in business and nutrition. She later established a scholarship fund at Cal State East Bay for students struggling to finish their degrees.
Jenny Varghese Bloom
Jenny is an East Palo Alto resident and community member who is excited to serve the EHP Board. She is a Board Trustee of the Ravenswood City School District and also a Senior College Admissions Counselor at Insight Education. She grew up in Texas and graduated with a BS in Human Development Family Sciences from The University of Texas at Austin. She then moved to Los Angeles and worked with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at UCLA mentoring, pastoring and leading college students. She received her MA at Loyola Marymount University in Early Childhood Education and moved to the Bay Area shortly after.
Jenny’s background in community organization, education, mentoring and teaching allows her to contribute to the EHP Board. She has a passion to serve her community and create avenues of access for all people in order to create a more equitable world.
Jesse Ziff Cool
Jesse Ziff Cool has been dedicated to sustainable agriculture and cuisine since the mid 70’s as a writer, restaurateur, spokesperson, and consultant for eco conscious food service and has authored 7 cookbooks. She founded 5 organic restaurants including Late for the Train and Flea Street.
At her home garden and kitchen, Jesse is a lecturer for Stanford’s Department of Education, inspiring Master of Education Elementary School Teachers in ways of building curriculum from the garden to the kitchen with a one pot, no recipe and 10 ingredient program.
Jesse is a consultant for food service and health care, and created Farm Fresh at Stanford Hospital, offering an organic, menu option to patients. http://stanfordhospital.org/farmfresh/
Arthur H. Lim
Dr. Arthur Lim was born in Sacramento, CA. He attended UC Davis and graduated from UC San Francisco Medical Center, School of Pharmacy. In addition to being the Director and owner of the Drew Center Pharmacy in East Palo Alto, Dr. Lim is an Airforce Reservist and a community activist and entrepreneur for over 49 years. He is the Board Chair of One East Palo Alto - Neighborhood Improvement Initiative and a Board member of the Drew Health Foundation.
Pastor Albert Macklin
Pastor Albert C. Macklin IV, a native of California is the third son born to Reverend and Mrs. A. C. Macklin III. Pastor Macklin completed his general education in the Mountain View Public School system. In 2004, he attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from San Jose Christian College. Albert C. Macklin IV was appointed Senior Pastor of New Sweet Home - The Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ in 2004 following the demise of his father.
He serves on several community boards and management teams offering his expertise from a social, psychological and economic perspective in an effort to enhance the community at large.
Sandra Sterling retired after a 34 year career with the Ravenswood City School District. She is a licensed Baptist Minister and has served on the board of multiple organizations including the East Palo Alto Lions Club, the Macedonia Baptist Church and the National Council of Negro Women. She is currently the Board Secretary of the Drew Health Foundation.
Join our Board
EHP is looking for committed volunteers to fill board positions with interest and expertise in the following areas: Development (Fund-Raising), Governance/Finance, Events Planning, Outreach Ambassadors, and Community Awareness/Volunteer Recruitment. We seek passionate, dedicated persons to join our experienced board of professionals who are long-time volunteers, serving a diverse community in the East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and surrounding areas.
The key responsibilities of the board are to support EHP’s mission and purpose, provide financial oversight, ensure adequate resources, and raise funds to enable EHP to fulfill its mission, and provide support to the Executive Director, for three-year terms, renewable for a second three years. Board members volunteer on-site, serve on committees, participate in fund-raising events, and attend monthly board meetings on-site at EHP on the third Tuesday of each month from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.
Please email a completed application to Executive Director, Lesia Preston at Lesia@ehpcares.org.