Board Members

Marc Greenberg

Board Position: Chairperson
Employer: Pixar Animation Studios
Position: Vice President, Finance and Strategy

I’ve known about the amazing work at We Care Services for Children ever since my wife Wendy first started working there in 1997. But I learned of the real magic of the children when we adopted our son Brendan, a 2002 We Care graduate. We Care turned out to be a perfect fit for me, joining my experience with an amazing cause and an inspiring team dedicated to making a difference in so many lives.

Board members can make a difference. An active board like We Care’s provides leadership to the senior management team, acts as a sounding board for key decisions, and offers key connections to the community, particularly for fundraising. What’s even more amazing about being involved at We Care is that the rewards of Board membership swing both ways. I feel more connected to my community and I am contributing to a place that made such a difference in my own life, as well as helping to ensure We Care’s place in the lives of so many future families. I’m grateful for the opportunity and I encourage everyone to find their inspiration and get involved.

To We Care, most recently and significantly, I bring my experience as Vice President, Finance & Strategy at Pixar, where I oversee teams that are responsible for accounting, finance and facilities, as well as overall studio strategy.

Dirk Fitzgerald

Board Position: Vice Chairperson
Employer: RC Fisher & Co.
Position: Principal Owner

My connection with We Care Services for Children covers over a 20-year relationship through the Walnut Creek Kiwanis Club. We Care has always been a primary beneficiary of the Kiwanis’ “Children-Priority One” campaign; either through direct donations or assistance with organizations such as “Bikes for Tykes.” I have always been a firm believer in We Care’s Mission Statement of giving children with special needs the skills for a better start in life!

I am an insurance agency principle with R. C. Fischer & Co. in Walnut Creek. I have 22 years of experience in employee benefits which allows me to assist the organization in analyzing cost effective ways to control insurance costs. I am also a member of the State Bar of California.

Sandy Warren

Board Position: Secretary
Employer: Retired Meals on Wheels Executive Director

When I retired as Executive Director of Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services, I was very interested in working with an agency that focused on children. We Care has an excellent reputation in the community and I was excited to bring my background in both the public and private sectors to help the agency continue to grow. Since joining the We Care Board, I understand the agency’s programs even better and feel how much they help the community. I am proud to be a member of the Board.

Paul de Paschalis

Board Position: Board Member
Employer: Oracle
Position: Sales Executive, Customer Experience

In 1979, I was first introduced to We Care through De La Salle high school’s intern program. It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life seeing the difference We Care made in the lives of families right in my own neighborhood. The experience impacted me so deeply that I went back to We Care for another 1-2 years volunteering and working with the kids that meant so much to me. Additionally, I dedicated myself to working with kids in various capacities like coaching soccer and mentoring for the next 10-15 years. Every one of those experiences helped me to grow and made me feel connected to the community.

When I was given the opportunity in 2009 to become involved again in a board member capacity, I jumped at the chance. I have worked for the past 25+ years as a Technology professional and consultant in the Bay Area for Fortune 500 corporations. My roles have varied but I have consistently been given the opportunity to leverage my skills in analysis, communications, project management and leadership with an emphasis on teamwork and collaboration. I am eager to put all of these qualities to work in a board member capacity for such a great organization as We Care. I am once again inspired by the dedication and commitment of the staff to helping the children and families of We Care and I am very proud to be part of the team.

Maureen Bullotta

Board Member – Alumni Parent

Currently I am a stay at home mom of three. My two older children are typically developing kids. Hudson, my third, is special needs and is a 2010 graduate of We Care. Being a parent of a special needs child can bring to life a passion in you, an aggression, a dedication and fight that you may never have had the chance to uncover otherwise. Your child, never having a chance to attend a school like We Care, is much the same… you may never come across teachers who share that same passion, aggression, dedication and fight as you do. Being at We Care for me was the difference between being lost and being found. At this school, I felt found.

When the opportunity was presented to become a board member, it immediately felt right. I feel like this will be my way of giving back to a place that gave me hope.

I am very excited about this new venture in my life. My goal just starting out is to help new parents feel connected, safe, cared for; to assist in creating a cohesive environment, as well as, encouraging alumni parents and families to remain involved as much they would like once their child has graduated.

Nicole Brocato

Board Position: Board Member
Employer: Kaiser Permanente
Position: : Area Quality Leader

I am a Board member of We Care because of the wonderful opportunities that are created for children by the services provided at We Care. I have been blessed with a typical developing, healthy six year old daughter. As a single mother I know how difficult it is raising a child that does not have special needs and can only imagine the challenges of balancing work and finding the best resources for a child. I hope to raise awareness of all the programs offered at We Care so all children of our community can benefit from these resources.

I have been a registered nurse for fifteen years and know the importance of early intervention in a person’s life. I have worked the spectrum of possible positions in Nursing from bedside care to hospital administration.

Nina Rowe

Board Position: Board Member

Jeff Butler

Board Position: Board Member
Employer: Dentons US LLP
Position: : Partner

Stated most succinctly, I believe children are the world’s only true innocents, lacking either guile or guilt. They are also, however, our future. I therefore further believe it is incumbent on us all to provide children every advantage to achieve their potential, whatever that may be. We Care provides me with the opportunity – aside from my own beautiful children – to meet this obligation, and I am very glad for it.

I have been a lawyer for some twenty years now, and feel that my background and training can help We Care to achieve its goals. I am eager to do my best.