LACF Staff

Joe Eyre
Executive Director

Joe joined LACF in 2012. He has been an active community volunteer, currently serving on the Environmental Commission for the City of Los Altos, and as a member of Los Altos Forward, a volunteer group promoting vibrancy in downtown Los Altos and as a member of the Los Altos Rotary Club. He founded the Los Altos First Friday program in 2011. He previously volunteered as an Eagle Scout advisor for Los Altos Troop 37 and served as a board member and treasurer for the Los Altos Educational Foundation. He has over 20 years of high tech marketing management experience with Extreme Networks, Lucent Technologies, Hewlett-Packard, and several startups. He has lived in Los Altos since 1994 and lived in Mountain View before that.

Roy Lave
Executive Director Emeritus

Roy founded LACF in 1991 and passionately led it for 22 years as a volunteer. Under his leadership, LACF became a valued contributor to the local community. In this role, he orchestrated the preservation of the Community House, now LACF’s office, and Neutra house, a community conference resource. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Los Altos Stage Company and has served as Los Altos Mayor and Councilmember, on the Boards of the Moscow-Santa Clara County Sister County Program, Los Alto Sister Cities, the Rotary AIDS project, the Los Altos Rotary Club where he also served as president. He has resided in Los Altos since 1964.

Kathy Camin
Director of Finance

Kathy is an accounting and finance professional with deep experience in technology and nonprofit sectors. Prior to joining LACF, she worked at Hewlett-Packard as a Finance Director. An active volunteer in the area of education, she served in various board leadership capacities with the East Side Union High School Educational Foundation and MVHS PTSA. Kathy is also an active volunteer with MVLA Scholars where she currently leads the junior class AVID MVLA Scholars mentoring program and serves as a MVHS senior and college mentor. A graduate of LACF’s 2016 LEAD program she will join the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce in 2018. Kathy received a BS in Accounting from San Jose State University and an MBA from Santa Clara University. She lives in Los Altos with her husband, three children, and two dogs.

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Anna Weldon
Director of Communications

Anna is a marketing and communications professional with extensive experience working with nonprofit and technology innovators. As an LACF LEAD graduate and 21st Century Founder, she was inspired to join the Foundation's inaugural Community Grants Advisory Board and pursue other community leadership roles. Currently, Anna is on the board of the Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC). She also served on the boards of the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA), Palo Alto Art Center Foundation, Los Altos Educational Foundation (LAEF), Los Altos History Museum and the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University. Anna grew up in Los Altos where she lives today with her husband, Jack, and rescue Lab-Mix, Cali. Their daughter, Lauren, attended Los Altos schools and is a recent college graduate.

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Laurel Iverson
Development

Laurel joined LACF in 2014. An active community volunteer over the years, she served as PTA president at Oak School, board member and secretary of Los Altos Educational Foundation, board member and marketing chair of Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation, and Public Arts Commissioner for the City of Los Altos. Currently, Laurel is a mentor with MVLA Scholars and a Block Action Team (BAT) leader. She and her husband, Bob, have lived in Los Altos since 2002 and are empty-nesters, with their two children, Matt and Annie, now away at college.

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Gema Wood
Office Manager

Gema joined LACF in February 2019. With a strong interest in the environment, she previously served on the Outreach Committee for the Mountain View Environmental Sustainability Task Force and as a grant writer for the California Native Garden Foundation. Gema lives with her husband, Frank, and her two children, Sofia and Mateo, in Mountain View where they have lived for nine years. When she isn’t volunteering at her kids’ school or working, she enjoys bike rides and travels to restaurants with outdoor seating anywhere between Palo Alto and Los Altos to explore the surrounding communities.  

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Hank Drew
IT & Web Technologies

Hank is an IT professional with a background in design and writing. Before joining LACF, he worked with Bay Area technology companies and as a part-time reporter and photographer. Hank moved to the Bay Area from Kentucky 20 years ago. He lives in San Jose with his wife, Danielle, and his daughter, Zoey, and three cats. He has served as room-parent for his daughter's class and volunteers for various school functions.

Nadja Jackson
Los Altos Block Action Team (BAT) Program Manager

With experience as a BAT Leader and CERT, Nadja is LACF's BAT Program Manager, responsible for extending the reach of the program in our community. A marketing professional, she also manages publicity at Linden Tree Books and previously worked at Apple and as a preschool teacher. A graduate of LACF's LEAD class, she also served in other volunteer roles with Santa Clara County (Election Inspector), Mentor Tutor Connection, and Bullis Charter School. A Los Altos resident, Nadja is an imminent empty nester who enjoys travel, cooking, and fitness.

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