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Una J.M. Glass
Ms. Glass joined Coastwalk California as Executive Director in 2008 and has nurtured its expansion into the California Coastal Trail Association. She is long term supporter of the coast and a dedicated conservation advocate. She brought thirty plus years of management experience to Coastwalk having served in executive positions in both non-profit and for profit organizations. She has been a principal in several software and high tech businesses, and served as the CFO for a public broadcasting station for seven years. Ms. Glass is also experienced in public policy and issue advocacy having worked as a consultant in that arena and as staff to an elected official. She has served on the boards of several environmental as well as business organizations. She is currently the Vice Mayor of Sebastopol, California and also services on the Advisory Board of the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability.
Program & Development Manager
Initially an avid volunteer and past Coastwalker, Jo joined the staff of Coastwalk California as Program Director in February, 2015. A native of Glasgow, Scotland, Jo has lived and worked on the East Coast and in Northern California for 25 years. Jo is a development professional in the North Bay non-profit community having worked for 6th Street Playhouse as Development Director, and for KRCB Public Television and Radio. She also has experience in land use economics consulting and specialized in Energy and Environmental Policy in her master’s program. She holds a BSc in Agricultural Economics from Glasgow University and a Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She is an active volunteer and Board Member with “Folk Art for Schools”, Sonoma Bach, 4Cs: Sonoma County Community Child Care Council and is a volunteer driver with CERES. Jo loves to sing with the Sonoma Bach Choir and their fundraising ensemble “The Holiday Singers”..
Business Manager and Grant Writer
Shafiq is a graduate of Brown University in music history, where he also studied Voice and Flute. Following his high school choral activities, he sang with the Brown Chamber Choir and University Chorus with which he toured Eastern Europe. Later he sang with the Providence Singers and in Gilbert and Sullivan productions. After many years in the restaurant business on the east coast, Shafiq came to Sonoma County in 1993 and soon became involved in the nonprofit arena. An amateur composer, he is a member of Cantiamo, an acapella choral group and is its composer-in-residence, with his works appearing occasionally on its programs. He is the host of “Out of the Box” and of “Sunday Classics” on KRCB-FM in Sonoma County. Shafiq worked at KRCB as a grant writer and held positions at major Sonoma County law firms as a litigation paralegal.
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