Our all-volunteer board is comprised of leaders from local business, government, education, and non-profit organizations encompassing the entire Tahoe Basin.
Chair of the Board: Rick Lind
Rick is Owner of Sierra Ecosystems Associates
Board of Directors
Marsha Berkbigler (Commissioner, Washoe County)
Carol Chaplin (Executive Director, Lake Tahoe Visitor’s Authority)
Andy Chapman (President/CEO, Incline Village/Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau)
Wendy David (Mayor, City of South Lake Tahoe)
Bob Grant (Lake Tahoe Unified School District)
Maureen McCarthy (Tahoe Science Consortium)
CEO, Heidi Hill Drum
Heidi has more than 25 years experience in public policy, communications, and collaboration with non-profit organizations, businesses, academia and government agencies. Her background includes facilitating consensus-based solutions with government agencies and the public on issues ranging from California water issues, public lands grazing, natural resources, transportation and community and environmental planning. She has expertise in the implementation of collaborative solutions, which make her especially suited to the role of CEO and TPC’s mission of uniting Tahoe’s communities to strengthen regional prosperity.
Heidi came to Lake Tahoe in 1995 to snowboard for the season. Growing up in Florida, it was definitely supposed to be just one winter. But she fell in love with Tahoe, got married and had two Tahoe boys. She has worked at Sierra-at-Tahoe, the League to Save Lake Tahoe and the Center for Collaborative Policy, at Sacramento State. She and her husband John are raising their boys to be as active and engaged in the community as they are.
Executive Assistant, Frances McAninch
Frances started as a volunteer for the Tahoe Prosperity Center in April 2014. She has been the TPC Executive Assistant since 2016. She holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University, Sacramento and a BS in Home Economics/Interior Design from Southwest Texas State University.
In addition to education and design work, Frances has a broad range of non-profit experience. She has worked as a campaigner and fundraiser for the United Way of San Diego, San Diego, CA, Program Director for San Dieguito Boys and Girls Club, Encinitas, CA, grant writer and grant editor for Milagro Art Center, Prescott, AR and Project Manager for the Sugar Pine Foundation of South Lake Tahoe, CA.
As a resident of Incline Village, NV, Frances is an active volunteer in her community and loves Tahoe and all the recreation it offers. She has skied Tahoe for twelve seasons and loves to climb, hike, snowshoe and kayak. “I was given the best advice for enjoying Tahoe – “get good gear and get out there”, and my life has never been the same since.”