Board Members

2012-2013 Community Board Members 

The Tri-City Elder Coalition Volunteer Community Board is appointed and includes a representation from senior services providers, non-profit organizations, cultural and faith groups, government, and business. The Board meets 6 times a year and oversees TCEC’s mission and initiatives.

TCEC Officers

  • Co-Chair: Patricia O’Sage, Executive Director, LIFE Eldercare
  • Co-Chair: Wendy Peterson, Senior Services Coalition
  • Past Chair: Pat Danielson, Washington Hospital Board
  • Secretary: TBD
  • Treasurer: Karen Grimsich, City of Fremont Human Services

TCEC Board Members

  • Suzanne Shenfil, City of Fremont Human Services
  • Ana Apodaca, Kaiser Permanente
  • Patricia Ruscher, Alameda County Library
  • Cynthia Dorsey, AC Transit
  • Shawn Fong, City of Fremont Paratransit
  • Aileen Fox, Cargill Salt
  • John Hsieh, Taiwanese Evergreen Academy
  • Ariel Leary, Union City Senior Center
  • Carol McCarty, Senior Commissioner – Newark
  • Moina Shaiq, Muslim Support Network
  • Anita Siegel, Alameda County Public Health
  • Cernoria Talley-Dansby, Alameda County Public Health
  • Sue TenEyck, Senior Commissioner – Fremont
  • Irene Wolfe, Senior Commissioner – Union City
  • David Zehnder, City of  Newark Rec. Department

Advisory Members

  • Harry Adams, Assemblymember Bob Wiekowski
  • Sadhna Diwan, San Jose State University
  • Linda Foster, Compassion Network
  • Tracy Murray, Area Agency on Aging
  • Mona Barra-Gibson, District Rep. Senator Ellen Corbett’s Office
  • Josh Thurman, Assemblymember Scott Haggerty’s office


  • Dr. Ray Grimm, City of Fremont Human Services
  • Asha Chandra, City of Fremont Human Services