Bill Palmer

Chair — Bill Palmer

Bill has been a member of Hope’s board since 2007.  He is the Founder/CEO of Commercial Casework, a 40-year-old architectural woodwork and cabinetry firm specializing in commercial interiors throughout the greater Bay Area. Bill has a BS in Business Finance from San Jose State University.

Bill and his wife, Ruthie, live in Half Moon Bay and have three sons, one of whom is a participant in Hope’s Half Moon Bay program. Seeing the positive impact that Hope’s programs have on our participants’ lives inspired Bill to become involved.

Bill and Ruthie have been extremely involved in supporting nonprofits in their community throughout the years. Bill has been on Hope’s board for the past eight years and has also served on the board of Rebuilding Together Peninsula for eight years. When not working or fundraising, Bill enjoys sailing, reading, horseback riding, and winetasting!

Cameron Haste

Vice Chair — Cameron Haste

Cameron has been a member of Hope’s board since 2010, and is the executive vice president and chief operations officer (COO) for Bay Federal Credit Union, the largest locally owned financial institution in Santa Cruz County.

Cameron began his relationship with Hope Services about 10 years ago when he hired one of Hope’s participants. The participant was a wonderful addition to the credit union family and remains a beloved member of his team. Experiencing the positive impact to Bay Federal and observing Hope’s engagement in the community, he wanted to become more involved. He was honored to be invited to join the board of directors.

Cameron is active in the community and supports a number of causes important to him. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for Hope Services and the Measure O Bond Oversight Committee. He is also a member of the San Lorenzo Valley Rotary Club. Cameron studied at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and earned a bachelor’s degree in International Business. In addition, he is a graduate of the CUES CEO Institute and holds the designation of Certified Credit Union Executive. Cameron enjoys extreme travel experiences and recently returned from a trip to the Arctic.


Treasurer — Sam Dennis

Sam has been a member of Hope’s board since 2007.  Sam currently works as a driving instructor for Economic Driving School, since retiring from the Department of Defense, where he worked primarily with the National Environmental Policy Act in support of military construction and training facilities.

Sam has an AS degree from Mesa College, San Diego; a BS degree from Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA; and has completed MBA coursework in Natural Resources Public Administration at Lewis and Clark University in Lake Oswego, OR.

Sam has three children, including a daughter who has participated in Hope’s programs for many years.  He enjoys supporting the work that Hope is doing for people with developmental disabilities.

Karen Cottle

Secretary — Karen Cottle

Karen has been a member of Hope’s board since 2013, and is a senior counsel at Sidley Austin, LLP,  in the firm’s Palo Alto office. Prior to joining Sidley, she was senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Adobe Systems Incorporated for 10 years. Karen also previously served as general counsel for Vitria Technology, Inc. and Raychem Corporation and as a partner at Farella, Braun and Martel in San Francisco.

Karen has a BA from Pomona College and a JD Degree from the UC Berkeley School of Law.

Karen has a son who has participated in Hope’s programs for many years and joined the board so that she can give back to the organization.

Nicole A. Anzoategui

Board Member — Nicole A. Anzoategui

Nicole joined Hope’s board in 2015. She works as a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.

She attended the Santa Clara University – Leavey School of Business.

Nicole has always been active in the community.  When she joined a friend in volunteering for the Special Olympics, she was inspired by people with developmental disabilities, and was eager to get involved further.  She is pleased to be a part of Hope Services.


Board Member — Jerome A. Bellotti

Jerry has been a member of Hope’s board since 2003 and previously served as the Board Chair.  He is the owner of Jerome A. Bellotti & Associates, and has over 28 years of public accounting experience. He presides over the tax and attestation practices of the Firm. Providing tax planning, financial, and business opportunities to our clients is the hallmark of his practice.

Prior to starting Jerome A. Bellotti & Associates, Jerry was a partner at Seiler & Company, LLP and Petrinovich Pugh & Company, LLP.

Jerry is a graduate of Santa Clara University where he received his BS in Commerce with a major in Accounting.  Jerry is also a former Chairman and Board Member of the accounting department at Santa Clara University.

Lisa Chapman

Board Member — Lisa Chapman

Lisa joined Hope’s board in 2015 and is a labor and employment attorney with the Royse Law Firm.  She holds a BA from UCSB (Political Science) and a JD from the University of San Francisco.

She joined Hope’s board because she wanted to give something back to the community which she lives. She felt a connection to Hope’s mission because a very good friend has a child with a disability, and she pledged her board membership to him.

Steve Clinton

Board Member — Steve Clinton

Steve joined Hope’s board in 2015 and is a corporate attorney at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP.

He has a BS in Business from Santa Clara University,  an MBA from San Jose State University, and a JD from the Santa Clara University School of Law.

Steve has four children, one of whom has special needs.  He is pleased to be a part of the great work that Hope is doing to improve the quality of lives for people with developmental disabilities

Adam Gordon

Board Member — Adam Gordon

Adam joined Hope’s board in 2015.  He graduated from UCSC with a BS in Communications. He’s spent 10 years in Engineering, 5 in Sales, and the last 20 in Marketing. He has worked for a wide range of companies, finally landing at Oya 11 years ago, where he remains today.

Adam was motivated to join Hope’s board because he was impressed by the quality of the people involved and the level of care that is offered to Hope’s participants.

Adam’s interests include movies, because like Hope they also have the power to change the world. Part of his major in college was Film Studies.

Robert Jacques

Board Member, Particpant Representative — Robert Jaques

Robert joined Hope’s board in 2015 and is a Hope participant who has worked for Hope Services in our community employment service as an administrative assistant.  He now works dismantling computers as a member of Hope’s e-waste team.

Robert has previously served on the Board of Directors of the San Andreas Regional Center, and enjoyed the experience, so he was motivated to join Hope’s Board.

Robert enjoys advocating for the people who have disabilities and need help advocating for themselves.  He is a past president of People First of Monterey.

He also enjoys music.

Board Member — Craig Klosterman

Craig is a retired financial and operational executive in Silicon Valley.  Having served as CFO at six companies, Craig personally took WebEx, Informatica, and Lumysis through initial public offerings (IPO’s), and two others (RingCentral and Five9) completed their IPO’s shortly after his tenure.  Craig has an engineering undergraduate degree from UW Madison and a MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

Craig stays active in the community including work with Year Up, an organization that helps disadvantaged youths learn work principles, places them in apprenticeships, and mentors them during the apprenticeship period.

He also coached both girls and boys soccer for 15 years in San Jose, 5 years apiece for each for his three children.  Craig has experience with issues pertaining to developmental disability, including involvement leading to the development of an anti-bullying program in the San Jose school system, so he is passionate about joining Hope to help young adults succeed in life.

Gene Sinclair

Past Chair — Gene Sinclair

Gene has been a member of Hope’s board since 2007, most recently serving as Chair.  He is currently a partner at GW & Wade, LLC, a $5.3 billion private tax and wealth advisory firm in Boston and Palo Alto.  Prior to GW & Wade, he was the fourth employee of a Sunnyvale-based, venture-backed start-up in investment technology that was acquired in 2005 and went public as part of Envestnet in 2009.  He has a BS in Finance and Marketing from San Jose State.

Hope met all of Gene’s criteria for joining a non-profit’s Board:  He was impressed by Hope’s mission to enable under-served people who are deserving of assistance to live productive and rewarding lives. In addition, Hope is local and makes excellent use of its capital and resources.  Contributions to Hope have great impact.

Gene is fascinated by cultural, political, religious, economic and military history.  He believes that understanding the past is the key to the future.