Board of Directors


Michelle Fadelli

President

Michelle’s mother was a “Rosie” during World War II, working for the Department of Agriculture in Kansas while her father went to war in Europe. Her mother-in-law was also a Rosie who worked in a parachute factory and her father-in-law worked on the home front in poultry production during the war. Michelle joined the Board of Directors for the Rosie the Riveter Trust in 2019. She chairs the Development Committee and the Gala Committee. She is committed to using her background in public education and outreach to support the Trust and further the goals of the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park. Michelle is a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara and is a lifelong student of American history.

Mark Cameron

Secretary

Mark strongly believes in the mission of Rosie the Riveter Trust and the power of the WWII home front history to inspire good works in current and future generations. Mark is an attorney in Miller Starr Regalia’s Walnut Creek office. He has over 30 years of experience in California as a litigator, strategist, and negotiator of complex multi-party disputes in commercial lending, construction, insurance, environmental rights and obligations, general business, and real estate. Over the past 12 years Mark has updated and authored two chapters, Defective Construction and Receivers, in the respected legal treatise, Miller & Starr California Real Estate, 3rd, published by Thomson West. Mark received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He received his M.A. and his B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Davis.

Sean T. Harris


Contributing towards the future financial success of the Rosie the Riveter Trust is exciting work for Sean. The deep history with Henry Kaiser and Rosie the Riveters during World War II is important to embrace and continue the traditions that the Rosies have built for future generations. Sean currently works for the Kaiser Permanente Health Plan as a Financial Consultant managing budgets for Medicare, Medicaid and Shared Services with experience in Facilities Admin, Real Estate and Clinical Technology. He is a member of the KP Historical Society. Sean holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Admin, Finance from San Diego State University and Master’s in Business Admin – Healthcare Finance from Point Loma Nazarene University. He is a licensed CA Real Estate broker and holds accreditations as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from the Juran Institute.

Letitia Moore


Rosie the Riveter Trust and Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park represent a tribute to the human spirit, a recognition that we can move beyond obstacles and build a different future. It is never easy and will not always show us at our best, but our capacity, when we work together, can change the world. As a community and as a country, we need to know and remember all that we are capable of and that we can accomplish great things together. Letitia Moore is a San Francisco attorney with more than 25 years of experience addressing complex environmental, regulatory and land use decisions, currently a partner at Holland & Knight. Prior to joining H&K, she was Senior Counsel with the U.S. EPA. Letitia is also a former mayor of the City of El Cerrito, California. Other community leadership includes serving as first vice president of the El Cerrito Branch of the NAACP, as a member of the Board of the West Contra Costa Public Education Fund, and with the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) of Contra Costa County. Letitia has worked with the American Bar Association and the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of California to promote diversity in the field of environmental law. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University (1986) and a J.D. from the UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law (1989).

Ebony Lewis

Vice President

When learning about the Rosie the Riveter National Historical Park, Ebony was fascinated by the rich history and its connection with the healthcare company she has worked for since graduating college, Kaiser Permanente. Ebony believes it is important to keep the dynamic stories of the women, the integration of Black workers and their overall contributions to the WWII Home Front alive. Professionally, Ebony is a Principal Consultant in Leadership Development and an active member in her community. She is currently serving as a Governor Appointed Public Board Member for the California Architect Board and a leader with the Junior League of Oakland East Bay. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University, and a Masters of Health Administration from the University of Southern California, Sol Price School of Public Policy.


Laura Klieves


Laura Wall Klieves is the granddaughter of a Rosie. Hazel Sanders Wall Bennett joined International Harvester in Indianapolis, Indiana, working

there from approximately 1942 until 1946. At IH, she fitted and inspected

pistons for US Army half-tracks. She earned a promotion to Supervisor of

Women at the plant and was the first-ever female supervisor. Hazel

passed on her work ethic and independence to her granddaughter.


Since early 2022, Laura has volunteered for the Trust’s Development Committee, working to hone communications strategy and grow our Gala participation. Laura brings her diverse background to the Trust, including several decades of both marketing/advertising and learning & development/HR experience. Over her career, Laura has developed and driven strategy at the highest level, sat at the executive table, mentored clients and colleagues, facilitated workshops and webinars, spoken at conferences and events, and earned several industry awards.


Laura is committed to leveraging her knowledge and experience in storytelling to elevate the Rosie the Riveter Trust’s visibility, grow financial support for the Trust, and deliver on the mission and goals of the Rosie the Riveter / WWII Home Front National Historical Park.


At home, Laura and her husband, Bill, parent two adult children, who have left the nest, and two rescue dogs. Laura graduated from San Francisco State University and is a third-generation San Franciscan.

Scott Tandy


Scott’s interest in the Trust mission is both personal and professional. 


His mother was hired by Clay Bedford, General Manager of the Kaiser Shipyards in 1942. She worked there until 1945 when his father returned home from the South Pacific having served in the Navy “Seabees.” His grandmother, a Swedish immigrant from Finland, was a sheet metal worker in Yard 3.


The two original Kaiser child care centers, Maritime and Pullman (later to be renamed the Ruth Powers Center) were owned by Contra Costa County and operated as federal Head Start programs. When the county applied for funding for a replacement facility in 2000, Scott worked with the Rosie the Riveter National Park Superintendent at the time, Judy Hart, to preserve the historical Maritime and Powers Centers.   


Scott held top positions in 3 Northern California counties over a 33 year career. His experience in solving difficult budget, personnel, and management problems in Butte and Stanislaus Counties led to 20 years as the Chief Assistant County Administrator for Contra Costa County. After retiring in 2006 he became a management consultant; his assignments included assisting the City of Vallejo as it emerged from bankruptcy in 2011.


He holds degrees in Political Science from University of California, Davis, and a Masters in Public Administration from California State University, Chico. Born in Oakland, he grew up in Richmond, Kensington, and Oroville.


Osvaldo Troche Jr.



Warren Harber

Treasurer

Being involved with the Rosie the Riveter Trust allows Warren a small part of preserving the rich and important history of the Richmond community and the monumental effort made by all during World War II. Most important to Warren is honoring the legacy of those who took chances, challenged the cultural norms, and made the history that affects each of our lives today. Warren Harber is the Vice President of Finance and leads the technology strategy for National Financial Systems for Kaiser Permanente Hospitals and Health Plan. In this capacity, Warren is responsible for leading Kaiser’s IT systems roadmap in finance, supply chain, and enterprise shared services. Warren holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Southern California. He is the Executive Advisor to HIUG, a healthcare technology advocacy organization.

Thomas K. Butt


Tom helped bring Rosie the Riveter/ WWII Home Front National Historical Park to life. He led the effort in lobbying Congress and authored much of the local legislation related to Richmond’s partnership position. Tom then served as the Trust’s founding Board president. He has served as mayor of Richmond since 2015 and on the Richmond City Council since 1995, including a year as vice-mayor in 2002. Tom is an architect and president of Interactive Resources, a Richmond, California, architecture, engineering and planning firm. In addition to providing a wide range of consulting services, Interactive Resources is a developer of urban infill real estate projects. Tom is active in many organizations including the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Ricka Lucia


Ricka’s interest in Rosie the Riveter / WWII Home Front National Historical Park began with a simple Rosie the Riveter – “We can do it” tee shirt that was given to her by a female labor leader years ago. At that time, there were very few females in Labor leadership roles and the ever-changing landscape is inspiring to current and future generations building amazing momentum for years to come.


Since 2004, as a proud member of United Business Bank’s Labor Relations Team, Ricka continues to enjoy working for a company that recognizes the vision, influence, and countless contributions that Organized Labor provides to our diverse communities. While developing a deeper understanding of the importance of analyzing competitive financial landscapes, Ricka continues to foster a genuine appreciation for the significant differences between oversight and management. Sharing guidance, being present and understanding true motivations inspires dedication to explore new horizons.

 

Ricka is the daughter of a Service Employees International Union Retiree, a 32-year retired Banker, the sister of a California Teachers Association Retiree, California Nurses Association Union member, International Federation of Professional & Technical Workers Union member, and the proud Wife of her amazing United Food & Commercial Workers Union Retiree. Ricka is a product of her experiences and embraces the purpose of throwing kindness around like confetti. Ricka joined the Rosie the Riveter Trust Finance and Gala committees in 2023 and proudly joined the Board of Directors in 2024. 

Other community leadership includes serving as a member of the Sprinkler Fitters Local 483 Scholarship & Community Fund and previously serving in leadership positions at the Cypress Mandela Training Center as a former Board and Committee member. Ricka is committed to broadening community support for the Rosie the Riveter Trust by leveraging longtime business relationships.

STAFF


Sarah Pritchard

Executive Director

Sarah is committed to safeguarding the history of unsung heroes and believes that giving opportunities to learn the stories of the home front is a positive and powerful way to teach lessons of resiliency, equality and the tremendous benefits of unified efforts.



Sarah holds a master’s degree in planning from Cornell University and a bachelor of fine arts in photography and cultural anthropology from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia and Guatemala and has dedicated her career to working with local and international non-profit organizations.

Sarah "Jo" James

Development Manager

Jo joins the team bringing with her a history of volunteerism and marketing. She holds two bachelor's degrees from University of California Santa Cruz in Business Management and Film & Digital Media. Jo is motivated to expand upon the Trust's events, client base, and social media presence because she believes it is more important now than ever to preserve the many sides of history from the home front to ensure continued growth towards equality.

Pam Kruse-Buckingham

Development Associate

Pam believes that Museums are the grass-roots life blood of community identity, and she is delighted to turn her energy and talents to the growth of Rosie the Riveter Trust.


Pam holds a Certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Washington, and has served as a Museum Director in Washington and California.


Her life's work has been dedicated to non-profit organizations that work for the betterment of all.

Leo Cuevas

Program & Community Engagement Manager

Leo Cuevas, originally from Los Angeles, made the journey to the Bay Area to pursue his academic endeavors at Mills College. He received a BA in Politics, Economics, Policy & Law and a minor in Ethnic Studies. 

Following his studies, Leo dedicated his efforts to youth leadership/education, making a meaningful impact with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Contra Costa. It was during his tenure as the Director of Special Projects of Rosie's Service Corps that he discovered a profound connection to the mission and goals of Rosie the Riveter Trust. Leo developed a deep passion for inspiring youth, particularly young girls and gender-expansive individuals, to explore careers in traditionally male-dominated fields.

Driven by a commitment to empowering the next generation, Leo is fervently engaged in ensuring that young people are aware of the multitude of career options available to them. His dedication to fostering inclusivity and breaking down barriers in the professional landscape reflects his unwavering commitment to creating a brighter and more equitable future for all.

Martha Henderson

Newsletters and Appeals

As a proud Bay Area native with a great-grandmother who was a “Rosie,” Molli recognizes the profound social changes that were made right here in Richmond, CA during the WWII Home Front effort.


Molli has a BA in Digital Film / Video Production from CSU - Sacramento and a professional background in educational and narrative filmmaking. She is most excited to elevate the visitor experience at the National Park Visitor Center through marketing and product development. Molli sees her work with the Trust as an opportunity to serve those in her community and to amplify the voices of people from all backgrounds who worked on the Home Front.

Molli Fagan

Product Marketing Manager

As a proud Bay Area native with a great-grandmother who was a “Rosie,” Molli recognizes the profound social changes that were made right here in Richmond, CA during the WWII Home Front effort.


Molli has a BA in Digital Film / Video Production from CSU - Sacramento and a professional background in educational and narrative filmmaking. She is most excited to elevate the visitor experience at the National Park Visitor Center through marketing and product development. Molli sees her work with the Trust as an opportunity to serve those in her community and to amplify the voices of people from all backgrounds who worked on the Home Front.

WITH THE SUPPORT OF


Philip B. Young

Pro Bono Legal Counsel