Open Space Background

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation. It consists of no more than twenty one members, chosen from the general membership, to serve for two-year terms. No director may serve more than three consecutive terms, but may be renominated after a period of at least one year following their last date of service on the Board. The directors are the only voting members of the organization.

As a group, the directors are outdoor enthusiasts concerned about the dwindling availability of open space and natural diversity in central Contra Costa County. Their backgrounds are eclectic, including science, teaching, engineering, law and corporate management. Their recreational activities range from hiking and bicycling to restoring oaks and other native vegetation, as well as wildlife habitat, in Walnut Creek's open space areas. All the directors are dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the city's priceless open spaces.

Join our Board!

The Foundationís all-volunteer Board of Directors is always seeking new members.

The Foundation Board meets monthly to discuss and make decisions about restoration projects including our Oak Habitat Restoration Project and uses of other native plants, the state of our open spaces, educational and outreach programs, and more.

If youíre involved in the Open Space in any capacity -- hiker, cyclist, equestrian, dog owner, botany or biology student -- and are interested in joining the board, please send an email to us at: contact@wcosf.org.

Board of Directors 2016-2017

Board photo 2013

2012-2013 Board Members: (from left to right, front to back) Stuart Mangini, Katrina Nagle, Lesley Hunt, Barney Howard, David Ogden, Brain Murphy, Gary Muerle, Linda Judd, Dick Daniel, Karl Snover, Bill Hunt, Joe Stadum, Sean Micallef, and Phil Johnson. Not present: Florence Stone. Photographer: Brad Heckman

Bill Hunt - President

Sean Micallef - Vice President

Lesley Hunt - Treasurer

David Ogden - Secretary

Phil Johnson

Linda Judd

Stuart Mangini

Gary Muerle

Katrina Nagle

Kime Smith

Karl Snover



Advisory Board

Retired directors are appointed to the Advisory Board, if they so wish, to serve without term limits. In this manner, the expertise of the former members can be called upon when needed, but they have no vote on affairs of the Foundation.


Bill Barnard

Sonia Binning

Bob Brittain

Jake Bronson

Cory Carr

Harvey Ceaser

Jerry Christopherson


Dick Daniel

Christina Hagelin

Jo Ann Hanna

Brad Heckman

Barney Howard

Jamie Jobb

Larry Johnson


Russ Jones

Tom Lee

Connie Loosli

Carla Ludwig

Stuart Mangini

Bob Moran

Pat Moran


Brian Murphy

Tim Ory

Bob Simmons

Mike Weiss