Executive Staff

Oonagh Kavanagh, CEO

Oonagh has lived in Sausalito for 19 years, having moved here from London in 1994.  She was born and raised in Ireland, where she graduated with an Honors degree in Business and Finance from University College Dublin. Oonagh has 25 years experience in the fields of education, HR and recruitment, fashion and retail store management, marketing and events. Oonagh puts this valuable and varied business experience to work in her role as CEO of the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce. Oonagh is also actively involved in local community theater and events and has served on the Board of the Sausalito Woman's Club.

Yolanda Finstad, Executive Assistant

Yolanda is a California native, growing up on the beaches of Southern Califonia.  In January 2005, Yolanda moved to Northern California, and now resides in Richmond. Yolanda  joined the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce Staff in March of 2008. Her previous experience includes a background in nursing, teaching, music and fashion design.



2013 Sausalito Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors

Kim Huff, President

Kim is the President and CEO of Kimber Communications, a Sausalito headquartered firm specializing in graphic design for print media and web.  Co-owner of Kimber Management, LLC and Kimber Commercial Brokerage Services, Inc., both Sausalito based real estate firms formed in 1991.

 

Kim is a lifelong Marin County resident and has been actively involved in Sausalito’s business and cultural life. She has served on multiple boards in Sausalito, and is proud to have been a Past President of the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce, Sausalito Woman’s Club, and is especially proud to be a founding Director of Willow Creek Academy.

 

Kimber Communications has produced recognized promotional designs for many large to small companies including: Kaiser Permanente, Zero Breast Cancer, Marin Luxury Cars, Mobile Marketing Technologies, Tamalpais Community Services District, Strawberry Recreation and Bay Cities Refuse.

 

On the community level she has developed program and marketing materials for the City of Sausalito, Sausalito Rotary, Rotary Foundation 5150, Sausalito Chamber of Commerce and many more organizations.

Jeff Scharosch, Incoming President

Jeff has been actively involved in the Hospitality restaurant business for over 20 years with the past 15 years being in Sausalito as a general manager of the Spinnaker Restaurant.  Additionally he is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco Hospitality Industry Management Program.  Jeff’s local community involvement includes being co –chair of the Amgen Tour of California, Appointed Member of the Business Advisory Committee, Hospitality Committee and a Past President of the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce. 

Deborah Royston, Immediate Past President

Deborah is 2012 Sausalito Chamber President and is also in a senior sales role with Canon Business Solutions. Deborah was born and raised in Northern California and has been a Sausalito resident for 25 years. She has a degree in Social Welfare and worked in this field for 7 years. She then moved to corporate sales, where she has had an extremely successful career, for the past 20 years.

 

Deborah served as Chamber Board President in 2012.

Chris Gallagher, Secretary

Chris has been in federal service for over 24 yrs. Her career started with the National Park Service before moving to the Forest Service and then bringing her to the Bay Model to work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  She has served as their manager since 2001.  Chris is active in the Sausalito community serving as President of the Rotary Club, Founder & Past President of the Volunteers in Public Safety (VIPS) and on the Tour of CA local organizing committee. Chris also serves on several non-profit boards in Marin that include YMCA, Salvation Army, and Marin Literacy. Her true love is walking the dogs at the Marin Humane Society on the weekends.  Chris grew up on the East Coast in Maryland and graduated from Dominican University in San Rafael.

 

Chris served as Chamber Board President in 2010.

Lorna Newlin, Treasurer

Lorna spent 20 years in the corporate world in the apparel industry. She is a long time resident and homeowner in Sausalito. During the summer of 2002 she followed her dream, left the corporate world, and opened her own studio—Sausalito Pottery. She joined the Chamber then, and has been an active member. Lorna has been creating pottery for over 25 years and loves that now she does it full time. She walks to her studio at the old MLK School on Coloma Street with her dog, Shadow. Lorna also teaches classes for adults and children at her studio and shares her joy in working in clay.

 

Lorna is a native Californian, a graduate of U.C. Irvine, and a life member of the Dolphin Club in SF, where she swims in the bay. There she’s been a Treasurer, Entertainment Commissioner, and for 10 years has done the accounting for the club. She is a member and past officer of the Sausalito Woman’s Club, and helps at many Sausalito Parks and Rec events.

Doug Eng, Director

Doug spent the past 20 years in the corporate world as the Director of Human Resources for various companies, but was drawn to what he loves to do most; cook and entertain.  Having travelled extensively and being exposed to local cuisines, he founded ITK Culinary with a vision to share his experiences and provide a platform for customers to learn how to prepare outrageously good food.

 

Prior to his corporate life, Doug was brought up around the food business.  During his early years, the family ran a Chinese steamed bun business, catering to the Bay Area markets.  Word soon spread about the quality of the product and the Eng family found themselves filling special orders throughout the US.  The family then went on to operate a successful donut business where Doug earned the moniker “Donut King.”  After selling the doughnut business, Doug went on to work at various restaurants before entering the corporate arena. Doug graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Psychology.  He grew up in the Bay Area, but has lived in New Jersey and San Diego.

 

Doug served as Chamber Board President in 2011.

Ann Arnott, Director

Ann Arnott has been active in the business, the artistic, and the social life of Sausalito for over 40 years.  In the 70s, Ann and a partner opened the first restaurant on Caledonia Street.  Also in the 70s, she was elected President of the Sausalito Woman’s Club, and was eventually elected “Honored Member” in recognition of “her long and outstanding service.”  She was one of the earliest supporters of the Sausalito Art Festival -- and is currently President of the Art Festival Foundation.  In 2005, Ann was elected to the Board of the Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District.  And for over 20 years, she has been a Member of the Sausalito Chamber, who honored her with a Lifetime Achievement Award in October 2008 and the Spirit of Marin Award in September 2009.

Christopher Holbrook, Director

Christopher was born and raised in Sausalito. He owns Studio 333, the Bay Area’s largest fine art and event gallery.  The gallery is located on Caledonia St., which is considered the locals street. Christopher is very involved in the community. He currently serves on the Sausalito Hospitality Committee, hosts many fundraisers, art shows and coaches both baseball and football at Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley. Christopher enjoys camping, snowboarding, going to flea markets and spending time with his 16 year old son, Devin.

 

Christopher received Small Business o the Year in 2012.

Marina O’Neill, Director

Marina O’Neill has owned and operated, her own business, SF Bay Adventures, with her partner, Paul Dines for 6 years. SF Bay Adventures is a charter boat business based in Sausalito, providing watercraft rental, charters, and tours in San Francisco Bay.

 

Marina has participated in a variety of local events and fundraisers with the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce and the City of Sausalito. She was actively involved in the Amgen Tour of California Local organizing Committee for 4 years and was Co-Chair of the highly successful Tour de Cuisine event, showcasing many of Sausalito’s great restaurants.

 

She believes in the importance of developing community rather than competition, with a focus on local, organic and sustainable business. She is also an enthusiastic supporter of women launching their own small businesses. Her interests include Equestrian, Hospitality, Travel, Sailing &Hiking.

Cheryl Popp, Director

A long-time resident and homeowner in Sausalito where she also operates a business, Cheryl has been active in the community for over 15 years. She has over 25 years of professional experience in marketing & communications and currently owns and operates her own public relations agency in Sausalito with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small start-ups, as well as municipalities such as the City of Sausalito where she has done a wide range of marketing, including media relations, event management, and the production of the City’s first promotional video. Cheryl is a third-generation native Californian, graduate of U.C. Berkeley, and avid athlete who loves to cook.

 

Cheryl served as President of the Chamber Board in 2009.

Susan Roe, Director

Professionally, Susan is the Chief Marketing director at Hanson Law Firm in San Francisco. She is a Sausalito Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and is also President of Three Sister Cities, Vina del Mar, Chile, Sakaide, Japan and Cascias, Portugal.   Susan is currently a member of the Sausalito Lion’s Club, the Sausalito Women’s Club and the Sausalito Yacht Club. Susan served as a Sausalito Parks & Recreation Commissioner for 8 years and plays an active role in community events. She worked with the Amgen bike race team and have been a contributor to Sausalito Jazz and Blues by the bay for many years. In recognition of all her long term dedication and service to the Sausalito community, Susan was a recipient of the Spirit of Marin Award in 2008.

Lisa Scopazzi, Director

Joseph Smith, Director