2021 - 2022 Pleasanton North Rotary Foundation Board

Meet the team responsible for raising and distributing funds for nonprofits in our community

Meet the FUNdraising Team

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Darcy DeCoite, Board President
Darcy DeCoite, Board President

Darcy has been an active Rotarian since 2015. She was President of Tri-Valley Evening Rotary ('17-'18) before moving to PNR, where she's been the Community Service Chair and was awarded Rotarian of the Year in 2020. Darcy runs a boutique HR consulting firm serving small businesses and nonprofits, and is a member of the Pleasanton Chamber. Outside of her love for humanitarian work, Darcy is a doting aunty, a music junky, an artist, bohemian, world traveler, and amateur whiskey connoisseur.

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Ryan Spuller, Board Secretary
Ryan Spuller, Board Secretary

Ryan has been a member of Pleasanton North Rotary since 2016. He joined Rotary for the opportunity to give back to his community, but feels the experience he's had with Rotary has given him much more in return. Ryan is married to his beautiful wife Janice of 15 years and has 3 amazing children. As a chiropractor, he volunteers with his state chiropractic association, and also volunteers with his kids' elementary school, sports teams and Cub Scouts. Ryan is the club International Service Chair.

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Mark Linsky, Board Treasurer
Mark Linsky, Board Treasurer

Mark became a Rotarian in 2003, after retiring from a 40-year career in computer engineering management. With a longtime passion for working with youth, he joined PNR in 2016, serving as Youth Service Chair, as he had done at his first Rotary club. With over 35 years of serving on nonprofit boards, primarily in education and sports, Mark also serves on the Board of the Junior Achievement of Northern California. He's been married for 48 years and enjoys spending time with his grandkids.

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Deb Covert, Board Member
Deb Covert, Board Member

Deb is a Technology Sales Professional in the Silicon Valley/Bay Area. She's recently married and a proud parent to two amazing boys and two beautiful step-daughters. Deb loves to paint, play the guitar, bike, and her favorite places to travel are Cabo San Lucas, Lake Tahoe and Napa. She loves being a part of Rotary and wants to spread more kindness in the world. Deb has been the club's Programs Chair and is currently the Seargent-at-Arms.

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Ron Sutton, Board Member
Ron Sutton, Board Member

Ron, also known as Mr Pedometer, is the owner of Accusplit Stopwatches and Pedometers. He invented the first memory stopwatch and the first pedometer. He also founded the Green Walkers Organization and is an organizer of the Make a Difference for Pleasanton festival. Ron has been the club's Programs Chair and currently takes on the role of Health & Wellness.

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Tom Powers, Board Member
Tom Powers, Board Member

Tom has been with PNR since 2019, and became the club's Treasurer shortly after. Tom is a huge hockey fan, following the San Jose Sharks since their inception, and has also been involved in coaching youth hockey and helping administer the local high school hockey league. In his spare time, Tom is a Partner at a financial planning firm in San Ramon.

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Michael Cherman, Club Liason & Club President
Michael Cherman, Club Liason & Club President

Michael (aka President Eddie Munster) has been a Rotarian since 2017, and has found it to be been an amazing experience. He had been looking for a way to give back to the community, and Rotary (along with the "service above self" motto) was a perfect fit. Michael has been PNR's International Service Chair as well as Secretary of the Foundation. Along with volunteering, he enjoys running, traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with his wife Viviana and golden retriever Max.

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Richard Flanders, Board Advisor & District Governor
Richard Flanders, Board Advisor & District Governor

Richard was the President of the Rotary Club of San Ramon Valley ('01-'02). He has served as District 5160 Assistant Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Richard is an attorney and belongs to the Alameda County Bar Association. He and his wife Florence have twins Brennyn and Ryson. He is currently serving as the District 5170 Governor.

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Shawn Henley, Club Fundraising Chair
Shawn Henley, Club Fundraising Chair

Before joining PNR, Shawn has been the Past President of the San Leandro Kiwanis Club, and has been helping with the Alameda County Special Olympics for nearly 25 years. He is a Senior VP at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, and in his free time, he enjoys golf, fishing, traveling with his wife Angie, spending time with his two sons Chase (also a PNR member!) and Braxton, and swimming with his golden retriever Tazzie.

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