Mission

Established in 2003 MarinLink serves as an incubator and fiscal sponsor for community-based projects inspired by social entrepreneurs to generate positive change in the Arts, Community, Education, Environment and Health.

In the News & Awards:

Founders

Mary O’MaraExecutive Director
Mary Mariani O’Mara is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of MarinLink. She has grown MarinLink from an idea to an effective nonprofit and fiscal sponsor umbrella for more than 100 Marin County based projects. She brings her teaching experience in both schools and nonprofits, and her business acumen to create infrastructure and support for MarinLink community based projects, programs, and initiatives. She is currently a Core Adjunct with National University. Mary grew up in Marin County and is a graduate of San Domenico High School, San Francisco State University, and she holds an MBA in Strategic Leadership from Dominican University of California.
Nancy BoyceRN, MA, President
A resident of Marin County for more than 40 years, Nancy is the founder MarinLink. She has been honored as a Public Health Hero by Marin County’s Department of Health & Human Services for her work as a school nurse and creating the Pre-School Health Resource Manual. Nancy and her husband Ed received the 2010 Hannah Creighton Environmental Justice Award for building a healthier community, advocacy on environmental and social justice issues, and providing leadership for children’s healthcare programs. She and Ed also won the 2011 Pacific SunCommunity Spirit Award. She has served on numerous boards and councils in Marin, and is committed to creating community connections for the people and programs of Marin County.

Staff

Julie JehlyDevelopment & Fiscal Sponsorship Director
Julie Jehly has an instinctive and passionate drive to make the world a better place by supporting the greater good. She brings eleven years of nonprofit development, and event and project management expertise to MarinLink. She has an AA from Fisher College, and earned her Natural Resources Watershed Management AS from Santa Rosa Junior College, receiving a Water Conservation Award for her public education outreach from the Sonoma County Water Agency in 2009. Julie is an avid gardener, backpacker and volunteers with Sonoma County Regional Parks and The Living Room.
Richard Jensen
Richard serves as the Business Management Coach for MarinLINK projects. Richard retired from his life long career in Banking as Marketing Manager with Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and American Express. He holds a B.A. in Economics and an MBA in General Management and Marketing from Golden Gate University, San Francisco. He is a Member of the Rotary Club of Central Marin and is past president of the Marin County Library Foundation Board and past commissioner of the Marin County Free Library.
Jessica MottBookkeeper
Jessica comes to MarinLink with nine years of nonprofit accounting experience. She wants to leave the world a better place than she found it and sees MarinLink as the way to achieve this goal, as MarinLink strives to help organizations who serve a social good. She also loves nonprofits as they bring out the best in people who are, in turn, enjoyable to be around. Jessica’s other passion is photography, primarily portrait and documentary, so she can be found most weekends with camera in hand.

Board Of Directors

President
Tamara Hull, CPA with Janisse Hull in Novato, is passionate about the environment. As a member of Sustainable San Rafael, she promotes and advocates sustainability in areas of green building and waste management. In addition, she is an advocate for affordable housing and works closely with local government to create opportunities for low income residents. Tamara generously donates her time to many nonprofits by providing tax advice pro bono. In her spare time she races BMWs!

CFO
Joanne Molyneaux is Chief Financial Officer of MarinLink. A business and systems consultant for more than 20 years, Joanne worked extensively with the telecommunications industry on creating benchmark customer care and feedback systems. Turning to nonprofit work seven years ago, she is on the board of Ross Valley Ecumenical Housing Association, and Sukhasiddhi Foundation, a Marin-based Buddhist meditation and study center. Joanne lives in San Rafael.

Treasurer
Nancy Boyce, RN, MA, a resident of Marin County for more than 30 years, is the Co-Founder and Treasurer of Marin Link. She has been honored as a Public Health Hero by Marin County’s Department of Health & Human Services for her work as a school nurse, founding the Marin Integrative Healing Network, and creating the Pre-School Health Resource Manual. She has served on numerous boards and councils in Marin and is committed to creating community connections for the people and programs of Marin County.

Secretary
Gregg Siegel is an attorney with Alliance in Petaluma. He attended college at UC Santa Barbara and law school at Santa Clara University. He resides in San Rafael with his wife, Stephanie. Gregg enjoys outdoor activities including biking through the beautiful hills of Marin County and is a huge fan of the San Francisco Giants.

Peter Breen
Peter Breen retired from the County of Marin as County Welfare Director in 1989. He then became Executive of Centerforce at San Quentin, a non-profit serving the families and children of California’s 33 prisons. During that time he served on the San Anselmo Town Council, serving four times as Mayor. Peter is currently a Senior Fellow for the Child Welfare League of America in Washington DC.. Peter is the current the Board President of Side by Side, formerly Sunnyhills Services’ in addition to serving on several other Boards in Marin. In his spare time, he is a member of the North Coast Rail Authority Board.

Mary O’Mara, MBA, is the Executive Director and Co-founder of MarinLink. A former teacher and school administrator, she holds the position of Core Adjunct with National University. She earned her MBA in Strategic Leadership from Dominican University of San Rafael. Mary lives in San Rafael.

Community Partners

Bank of Marin

Bioneers

Bombas

County of Marin

Environmental Forum of Marin

Hennessy Funds

MarinArts.org

Marin Economic Forum

Marin’s Founders Celebration

Marin Professionals

MerloneGeier Partners

Paperseed Foundation

TedxMarin

Unity in Marin

Warm Wishes

MarinLink has been a major blessing not just to my project, but to so many other wonderful community based organizations and projects under their larger non-profit 501c3 fiscal umbrella. Without MarinLink, I truly don’t know how I would have been able to get my project underway. They have been supportive and helpful at every turn. They are like my personal cheer-leading team encouraging me every step of the way. They have also been wonderfully instrumental in educating me about the various ins and outs of establishing and running a successful non-profit through their MarinLink University program. What can I say…if you have a passion and a dream to contribute to your community in a purposeful and meaningful way, MarinLink is there to help!

Leslie Lakes, “Prison Arts Touching Hearts” P.A.T.H.

I appreciate the opportunity that MarinLink provides to the community and myself to help launch the Tree Monkey Project. It is a great resource and I recommend it to anyone thinking of starting their own nonprofit.

James Reed, “Tree Monkey Project”

Without MarinLink we would not have a productive, well advised program to help address the number of depressed and suicidal survivors of military sexual trauma which we continue to serve.

Elizabeth Stinson, “Trauma Assessment Project”

MarinLink has been a valued partner to Cruisin’ with Susan for almost nine years. I feel confident knowing they are here to guide me through my fundraising efforts. They understand our needs and help us to grow our non-profit in a meaningful way.

Susan Weber Pomillia, “Cruisin with Susan”

The support we have received from MarinLink has allowed us to develop a clear vision of our mission, program, and overall organizational goals with a clear strategic plan to reach those goals.

Michael Evans, Ubiquity Youth Alliance

MarinLink has been a great support for us as a small business, allowing us to be able to receive donations, thus furthering the impact the CERT program can have in Marin.

Maggie Lang, Community Emergency Response Team

MarinLink was there for us when we needed someone to help us to the next step of our evolution! They made it easy to start and have been helping us all along the way! Thank you!

Shannon Leach, JAM Circles

MarinLink has enabled me to bring my dream project to life! I am so grateful for the support and enthusiasm I have received from all of the staff. Thank you!

Julie Schiffman, Home Base