Marin Humane Society Appoints New Members to Board of Directors

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Marin County residents Jaclyne Boyden, Brian Cooley, Lisa Doran and Robin Rodi join the nonprofit organization.

The Marin Humane Society (MHS) today announced that Jaclyne Boyden of Strawberry Hill, Brian Cooley of Corte Madera, Lisa Doran of San Rafael and Robin Rodi of Novato have been appointed to the nonprofit organization’s Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2011. The MHS Board of Directors is comprised of ten members.

Jaclyne (Jackie) Boyden is a retired professional with impressive credentials culminating in positions as vice dean for finance and administration at UCSF School of Medicine and then deputy dean for finance and administration at Yale University School of Medicine. She is currently the board president for the YWCA of San Francisco and Marin. Jackie shares her Strawberry Hill home with Zoe the cat, adopted from MHS.

Brian Cooley is the editor at large for CBS Interactive and vice president and program director for He is a regular commentator in major media markets, including the Today Show, CNN and CNBC, and serves as envoy to numerous industry groups seeking CNET’s vision on consumer technology trends. The Cooley household in Corte Madera includes seven cats.

Lisa Doran has served on the MHS Audit Committee over the last several years and chaired the committee in 2011. She is a CPA with her own audit practice which specializes in auditing nonprofit organizations and affordable housing partnerships. Lisa is a member of the California Society of CPAs and the AICPA. She and her husband share their San Rafael home with several rabbits and a snake.

Robin Rodi, DVM of Novato has seven years of experience in veterinary medicine as a practitioner, hospital director and corporate vice president. She spent the last eight years working for the Novato public school system as PTA board officer, chairperson of the Novato Unified School District parcel tax campaign, and organizer of multiple district fundraising efforts. Some of Robin's many awards include the 2009 North Marin Council Award for Outstanding Service to Novato Schools and 2008 Novato School District Outstanding Volunteer Award.

The Marin Humane Society offers refuge, rehabilitation, and support services to more than 10,000 domestic animals and wildlife each year through a myriad of community services, including adoptions, dog adoptions marin, foster care, behavior and training, humane education, pet assistance for people in need, lost-and-found pet services, low-cost clinics, and more. In addition to our role as non-profit animal shelter, MHS is responsible for upholding county and municipal animal services ordinances through a Joint Powers Agreement contract with the County of Marin. Visit

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