Welcome to New Trustee Sandy Skees

Trustee Sandy Skees began her term in January 2019. 

"I believe in the power of collaboration -- bringing people, ideas, and resources together to address local needs and create new opportunities. I look forward to contributing what I can to the Community Foundation in helping make Santa Cruz County thrive for all." 

The Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Sandy Skees as a new member to the Board of Trustees. Sandy Skees is an accomplished change agent – bringing strategy and storytelling together for impact for local and global stakeholders. She has more than 30 years in branding, campaigns, sustainability, and complex change management. She currently leads the sustainability practice at BSI – a global management consulting firm. She previously ran her own firm Communications4Good (C4G), where she served early stage and Fortune 500 companies exclusively in the sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility sectors. 

Her work has focused on green products, recycling and waste, renewable energy, supply chain, climate change, voter engagement, social justice, and LGBTQ and gender issues. She sits on numerous boards including Sustainable Brands and Mini Mermaid Running Club.  In Santa Cruz, she founded 100 Women Who Care, Breaking the Glass Ballot, and was appointed to a four-year team on the Santa Cruz County's Human Services Commission. Sandy and her wife Mary reside in Soquel when they are not sailing or visiting their daughters and son-in-law in San Francisco or Seattle.

Cynthia Druley and Terry Medina concluded their terms on the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees at the end of 2018.