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​Allan Behr of Half Moon Bay, has worked in high tech since the 1960's in positions ranging from program and product management to CEO. He has also been the Managing Director of another non-profit. 






​Roberta "Bobbie" Bailey of Sunnyvale has been a member of BA-FCA since 1987. With five children and nine grandchildren, she actively continues her education and has a special interest in hospice and end-of-life issues.




Byron Chan of San Francisco​ is a former high school science teacher and counselor for 35 years

In retirement, he continues to help at the First Chinese Baptist Church in SF Chinatown by serving on Boards, assisting in educational endeavors, helping in its Sunday morning breakfast kitchen, and compiling a binder of "End of Life Issues" to be use by the congregation and others at the time of preparation or need.

In the last six years or so, he has continued to serve at the USO/SFO as a greeter, and at the BAFCA as treasurer. He is, also, one of the presenter/speaker for the BAFCA having spoken to church groups, senior facilities/centers, residential Homes, and civic organizations.



Peter Lee of East Palo Alto is semi-retired, still works in real estate (Keller Williams Realty) and life insurance sales. He worked in high tech industries for over 40 years as a financial manager. Born in Menlo Park, he graduated from
Menlo-Atherton HS and obtained his B.S.from CSU-Hayward. His hobby is ballroom dancing.




Penny V. Phillips of Palo Alto is a Staff Chaplain with the Palo Alto Veterans’ Hospital. She has been part of the PAVA Chaplaincy Services for twenty years and serves in the Hospice and Palliative Care Center, providing Spiritual Care and Pastoral Support as well as Bereavement Care. She also works as Volunteer Liaison for the 20 bed inpatient center. Penny has Board Certification in the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC). She is a member of the PAVAHCS Bioethics Committee and Chaplain Service Education Care Team. She is certified by the National Association of VA Chaplains in Palliative and Hospice Care, and is on the Faculty of the PAVA Palliative Care Fellowship Program.  

​Penny enjoys traveling, especially in Asia, speaks Mandarin Chinese, loves movies, and a good book. Penny has been a member of BA-FCA and supports the values and mission of the organization. 



Lana Foster, Office Manager. We are happy to have Lana managing our part-time administrative duties - keeping the office running smoothly. Lana is working toward a degree in 
​biochemistry. She currently lives in Antioch, but commutes with a friend to the Palo Alto area.


Marjorie Bridges of Stanford. Margie retired from careers in journalism,editing, and counseling; was educated at University of Missouri and San Jose State, worked in the BA-FCA office 1995-2002, served previously for six years on the Board, and currently is mortuary chair and in the Speakers Bureau. Her hobby is genealogy.




Jennifer Harris of Portola Valley,Outreach Coordinator, taught junior high school and high school science in Los Angeles and Ukiah for 23 years, including one year in Zambia. After retirement she worked for Dominican University in their teacher credentialing program and also worked for the Mendocino County Schools as a science specialist doing workshops on second language acquisition and methods for teaching limited English speaking students. She also served as director of the Redwood Valley Outdoor Education Project.  

She has served in leadership positions for California Science Teachers Association, Association of Presidential Awardees for Science Teaching, Ukiah Toastmasters, Electric Toasters Toastmasters Club, Mendocino County 4-H, Mendocino Public Health Advisory Board, Mendocino Ballet. Jennifer continues to be active with Toastmasters and is chairing the Speakers Bureau that provides free educational talks to the public.​


Deborah Meckler of South San Francisco. Deborah formerly served on the Board of Directors as President for six years. She continues to volunteer with BA-FCA where she serves as webmaster, manages the database and produces the semi-annual newsletter.
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