WHO IS V-O-CAL?
Our staff members bring expertise and dedication to the V-O-Cal mission of environmental stewardship and community involvement, both in the field and in our headquarters office in Redwood City.
Cathy Moyer, Executive Director, is the founder of V-O-Cal and brings over 30 years of volunteer trail-building experience to the organization. She has extensive experience in community and political organizing, and is a successful entrepreneur, with a professional background in software design and development. Her combination of entrepreneurial experience and community organizing makes a powerful package.
Cathy was an active and regular volunteer since 1987 with the organization that served as the model for V-O-Cal, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. Cathy is a relative newcomer to California, having moved to the Peninsula in 2004 from Colorado. After looking in vain for an organization like VOC that provides the opportunity of working on large-scale volunteer projects in a broad range of parks and open space areas, she decided to start one. After concluding not only that an opportunity existed, but that the timing was right given the needs of land managers in the area, V-O-Cal was born.
Board of Directors
V-O-Cal has seasoned board members: John Andrews, and Cathy Moyer.
John Andrews is a retired Human Resources executive. He contributes his time and talent to non-profit organizations such as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and The Health Trust. John worked in HR management at Hewlett-Packard and served as VP of Human Resources for Aspect Telecommunications. He has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BA in Economics and Government from Georgetown University.