Tag: Member Moments

Member Moment: Bebe Palin

Bebe Palin (center) is treasurer of The Women’s Fund of Shasta Regional Community Foundation.

Name: Bebe Palin

How can we connect with you on social media: No social media presence.

Your bio: I have lived in Redding since 1976, when my husband moved back to his hometown. I grew up in Northern Virginia, where I learned the importance of giving back to community.

It has been my privilege to work for Shasta County for over 36 years.

When not busy with work, the Women’s Fund, or The Friends of the Shasta County Library, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and two children, kayaking at Whiskeytown Lake, listening to music and traveling.

Becoming a member of The Women’s Fund is a great way to make a difference in the greater Redding community. Collectively, our dollars go further toward improving the lives of women and their families.


Member Moment: Michael J. Lampella

Name: Michael J. Lampella

How can we connect with you on social media: Facebook

Bio: Michael Lampella has been the CEO and general manager of the local PBS station KIXE TV Channel 9 since 2012. This year, he marked 37 years at the station.

Michael J_ Lampella photo“I actually began my career in broadcasting as a Chico State intern in 1979, hired thereafter and worked in many different capacities at KIXE TV,” he said. “I truly believe that television can be used as a tool to educate as well as entertain young and old alike.”

Michael is proud of his local roots. “I am a local kid, graduated from Shasta High in 1970, received a fire science degree from Shasta College and graduated from Chico State University in 1978 with a BA (bachelor’s degree) in information and mass communication,” he said. “I have enjoyed living in Redding since 1960, married to an Enterprise grad, Mary Ellen, for 38 years and have been blessed with our son, Anthony. As a family, we love to visit the Oregon Coast.” Continue reading “Member Moment: Michael J. Lampella”

Member Moment: Lori Goyne

Name: Lori Goyne

How do we connect with you on social media: Facebook

Your bio: A native of Weaverville in Trinity County, Lori Goyne and her husband, Rick, have lived in Shasta County since 1986. They met while both attended Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Both practice as certified public accountants at their office in Redding.

Lori Goyne PhotoLori is very proud to be one of The Women’s Fund founders, serving on the cabinet that formed The Women’s Fund.

“I received help along the way in my education and my career, particularly from women,” she said. “They left their supporting fingerprints on my life. I believe it’s important to pay it forward in a way that multiplies it to others whenever I can.”

Lori has also served on the board of Shasta Community Health Center and is a member of Soroptimist International of Downtown Redding. She has a real interest in seeing women in the Redding area receive Continue reading “Member Moment: Lori Goyne”

Member Moment: Julie Winter

Your name: Julie Winter

How do we connect with you on social media: Facebook

Your bio: Julie moved to Redding in 1989 with her husband and two baby boys. Her sons are now grown and married and she has four grandchildren.

Julie has a bachelor’s degree in genetics from UC Davis, a bachelor’s in nursing from CSUS and a master’s in nursing from UCLA. Screen Shot 2016-07-24 at 7.10.22 PMShe has worked as a family nurse practitioner in the community for 27 years in a variety of settings. She currently works in private family practice, and her passion is to bring wholeness and health to her patients.

Julie is a graduate of Leadership Redding, and is a founding member and serves on the board of her local professional organization, as well as the board of Advance Redding and the City of Redding Community Development Advisory Committee. She is currently running for Redding City Council. Continue reading “Member Moment: Julie Winter”

Member Moment: Lynne Schreiber Pearson

Your name: Lynne Schreiber Pearson

How do we connect with you on social media: Facebook and Twitter

Your bio: I grew up in Medford Lakes, New Jersey, and graduated from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a minor in art history.

LynnePearsonIn 1987, our family was transferred to Redding. After my two children entered grade school, I became gainfully employed at Columbia Elementary School and taught mostly second grade for 21 years. Upon retiring in 2012, I proceeded to explore my love of art by taking watercolor and mosaic classes. Currently, my artwork is on display at O’Street Gallery above Oregon Street Antique Mall and at Riverview Country Club.

As a member of American Association of University Women, this year I am co-chair of the 2016 Home Tour Art Show. Other interests include knitting classes at Ewe Baa Street Yarns, working out with my personal trainer and walking the Sacramento River Trail. Continue reading “Member Moment: Lynne Schreiber Pearson”

Member Moment: Barbara Grosch

BarbYour name: Barbara Grosch

How do we connect with you on social media: Facebook

Your bio: I grew up in Detroit, Michigan, and graduated from Concordia College in Chicago with a degree in education. After teaching for a few years, I worked toward my master’s degree in Montessori education.

I moved to Oakland, California, in 1981 with my family and taught in a Montessori school in Alameda, and then a preschool program at our church, working with a wonderful group of refugee children from Southeast Asia, none of whom spoke English.

Our family moved to Redding in 1987 and I started the Southeast Asian Christian Ministry, an outreach/support program for refugees and immigrants. SEACM is now in its 29th year and continues to do this exciting work. Continue reading “Member Moment: Barbara Grosch”

Member Moment: Judith Ellstrom Salter

Your Name: Judith Ellstrom Salter

How do we connect with you on social media Facebook: JESalter; Twitter: @Judyesalter; Instagram: judyesalter. (I am not hiding anywhere!)

Your bio: I grew up in the segregated South, the daughter of parents who came to believe early on in racial equality. Their actions greatly influenced my life, learning that standing up for what you believe in and working for social justice are very both important actions.

Screen Shot 2016-05-14 at 10.21.15 PMCommunity service was in their blood, even though they both worked full time. My brother and I were often helping them out at church or school or civic club events. It was a family affair. I like that so many young families in Redding are adopting this approach, as well. It’s how we build community.

My professional life was marvelously interesting, from working in the U.S. Senate to working on a presidential campaign to handling government affairs for Fortune 500 companies to having a hand in starting the Fort Mason complex in San Francisco to finishing out as the chief executive officer of Turtle Bay.

My career was like being paid to go to graduate school as I learned so very much in each job. I learned it’s important to show up. I learned that if you surround yourself with good people, good things happen. I learned that family is the basis of most smiles. I learned that the world will keep turning if I make a mistake or have to back down. I learned that life is better if you get your hands dirty in a good project. I learned just recently that “Democracy is not the right to be left alone; it’s a call to civic participation.” I believe that wholeheartedly.

And that is one of the reasons I am proud to be a founder of the Women’s Fund. Together, all 360-plus members of the Fund are working hard to make a difference in the lives of women and their families in Redding.

I have a simply splendid husband and we share six grandchildren between us. My dogs are a constant source of joy. I love to kayak, hike, work to protect and expand our open space and parks, attend the North State Symphony, listen to blues and R&B, go to museums and gardens, travel, and I am never without a book. My friends and my grandkids are the jewels in my crown. I am a Rotarian and a banjo/harmonica wannabe. I am Redding Proud.