Board & Staff


Elizabeth Carty is the Director of On Lok PACEpartners. She has been involved with PACE since 1995, with experience in the areas of operations, strategic planning, and leadership. Previously, Elizabeth served as Chief Operating Officer for the PACE organization headquartered in Oakland, CA. She is a member and former Chair of the El Cerrito Committee on Aging and member of the Eskaton Hazel Shirley Manor Board of Directors. Elizabeth has completed the year-long “Mastering the Technology of Participation” program, deepening her participatory meeting planning and facilitation skills and experience.


Mark Magers has over 25 years’ experience in management, strategy, business development, and consulting. For the past 10 years, Mark’s focus has been on developing consumer-driven and commerce-based solutions to address poverty and dignity issues in developing countries. Most recently, Mark was an advisor with Fish 2.0, and spent a year as an Encore Fellow, working with Future of Fish. Before that, Mark was CEO of Divine Chocolate, the world’s first farmer-owned Fair Trade chocolate brand. He was VP of Business Development at non-profit FairTrade USA and VP Sales & Marketing for the largest US coffee grower, Kauai Coffee. Mark serves on the Board of Local Bounty, a community-supported fishery in Moss Landing.


Anita McClendon is a Business Analyst with On Lok PACEpartners. She has over 20 years public and non-profit experience in project and program management, human resources, training, compliance and audit preparation, strategic planning, and process analysis. Previously, Anita served seven years as the Director of Services for the Center for Elders’ Independence (CEI), in Oakland, CA. During her tenure at CEI, she was responsible for the supervision and administrative direction of managers of four PACE centers, as well as the member services and compliance departments.


Wendy Peterson directs the Senior Services Coalition of Alameda County, a policy advocacy coalition representing over 40 nonprofit and public organizations that serve seniors. She has worked in the field of aging policy and services for 18 years, after leaving the computer industry where she managed technology development start-ups. Previously, Wendy served as Marketing/Development Director for Center for Elders’ Independence, in Oakland, CA. She served as Interim Project Director for LifeLong Medical Care’s East Bay Benefits Initiative, helping to prepare community health centers statewide for the launch of Medicare’s Prescription Drug Benefit. In 2009, Wendy received the Woman of the Year award for State Senate District 9 from Senator Loni Hancock, and has been honored by the State Assembly and the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.


Micheal Pope, Executive Director of ASEB, joined ASEB in 1997, serving as Program Director and Director of Development before becoming Executive Director in 2008. Micheal has more than 20 years experience in health care management, with an emphasis in marketing. She is a board member of the East Bay Foundation on Aging at the San Francisco Foundation. She is a current member of the Long Term Care Steering Committee and the Service Review Advisory Committee/East Bay Paratransit. She has served on the board of Ombudsman, Inc., Alameda, and is the past-president of the Board of the Contra Costa Child Care Council. Micheal serves as a Lay Leader at the Concord United Methodist Church and counseling and support to youth in foster care programs. She is the recipient of the California Association of Adult Day Services 2010 CAADS Quality Awards for Leadership.


Kathryn Stambaugh is the Geriatric Services Director at LifeLong Medical Care, where she manages special projects related to aging and LifeLong’s federal Health Care Innovation Award. Prior to her current position, she served as the founding director of LifeLong’s Adult Day Health Center in Oakland, CA, where she was responsible for all aspects of program development, management and quality assurance. Kathryn has served on the board of directors of Chaparral House, and currently serves as a board member of the Berkeley Pilgrimage Foundation, the Elders Learning Community, and the Senior Services Coalition of Alameda County. She is the recipient of the California Association for Adult Day Services Quality Leadership Award (2006) and the UC Berkeley Graduate Program in Health Management “Spirit of Public Health” award (2010).

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Diane Wong is currently the Executive Director for J-Sei, a senior service and cultural agency focused on Japanese Americans in the east bay. She has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit management and nonprofit consulting. With a focus on gerontology and agency management, her background includes service as the founding executive director for Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay, and interim director for the Public Authority for In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) in Alameda County. Diane has extensive experience with strategic and agency planning, fund development, financial management, and personnel management.

Benjamin Bloom is the President of Homewatch CareGivers of Oakland. He has been serving the elderly for over 15 years professionally and philanthropically. Benjamin is a Certified Senior Advisor and a specialist in Long-Term Care planning. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center and the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in San Francisco. Benjamin has many years of experience in finance, business management, sales and marketing, and has an MBA from UC Davis.

Ofra Paz, Executive Director, was warmly welcomed to DayBreak in July 2015. She is a leader with a big heart, strategic vision, and an uncommon ability to implement strategic plans in ways that are practical, inclusive, and truly meaningful to the communities and organizations she serves. Ofra holds Social Work degrees, with emphasis on multi-cultural communities, organization, and administration – studies that led her to teach and train Social Work students at Tel Aviv University. She spent several years working as a community developer assisting elderly Holocaust survivors and their families in navigating the final years of their lives.  Before she moved to the Bay Area, Ofra established and led an association of day care and after-school care centers for children of asylum seekers and migrant workers.

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