Board of Directors
Val was attracted to SWF because it helped to alleviate a feeling of helplessness in promoting world peace. She believes wholeheartedly in the mission of SWF, that by fostering understanding and friendships between people of different cultures is the first step in securing World Peace.
Val works as an RN with St. Joseph Memorial Hospice. She enjoys hiking, gardening, theatre, and travel. Val has lived in Sebastopol since 1987, where she and her husband, Jeff have been fortunate to raise their four children.
1st Vice Chairperson
Patricia has also served as a host mom for a Ukrainian foreign exchange student and volunteers for various local organizations.
Leaf and Will Roberts were among the first group recruited for the City Commission which became Sebastopol World Friends (SWF). Leaf has held many offices in the organization including Chairperson and has been successful in obtaining several grants for SWF. She has been Chair of the Chyhyryn Committee since its beginning in 1993. She is always willing to share her experiences on three adult delegations to Yamauchi/Takeo, Japan, and ten trips to Chyhyryn, Ukraine.
Communications and Technology Officer