Executive Committee

  • Rashana Zaklit

    Rashana Zaklit

    President

  • Genevieve Mansfield

    Genevieve Mansfield

    VP/Administration

    How did you become involved in NEWH? - A colleague told me about Wine By Design, I attended and now 8 years later here we are…

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  • Naomi Vollmers

    Naomi Vollmers

    Secretary

  • Carmen Hevesi

    Carmen Hevesi

    Treasurer

  • Kiko Singh

    Kiko Singh

    Past President

  • Janine Peluffo

    Janine Peluffo

    Executive Advisor

    How did you become involved in NEWH? Eddie & Jill from Ramsey pulled me in! Glad they did! Tell us about your personal/pro…

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Board of Directors

  • Huyen (Bonnie) Nguyen

    Huyen (Bonnie) Nguyen

    Student Relations

    How did you become involved in NEWH? I was the NEWH scholarship recipient the prior year. After that, I participated in mo…

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  • Haley Taylor

    Haley Taylor

    Membership

  • Kelly Waters

    Kelly Waters

    Programming

  • Melissa Petersen

    Melissa Petersen

    Fundraising

  • Stephanie Chavez

    Stephanie Chavez

    Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity

  • Liz Schulte

    Liz Schulte

    Marketing

  • Genevieve Mansfield

    Genevieve Mansfield

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

    How did you become involved in NEWH? - A colleague told me about Wine By Design, I attended and now 8 years later here we are…

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  • Kiko Singh

    Kiko Singh

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

Committee Chair

  • Jolene Enns

    Jolene Enns

    Programming

  • Robert Rogers

    Robert Rogers

    Hospitality

    How did you become involved in NEWH? My company, Lapama Rugs, recommended NEWH as a great way to become involved locally in …

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Genevieve Mansfield

Genevieve Mansfield

VP/Administration

How did you become involved in NEWH? – A colleague told me about Wine By Design, I attended and now 8 years later here we are.

Tell us about your personal/professional background? – I started as a residential interior designer for 6 years and then was recruited by one of my tile reps. I have been rep’ing for 11 years now.

What is the last book you read? – I am too embarrassed to answer this questions honestly.

If you could stay at any hotel in the world, what would it be? And why? – Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora bc I want a hut over the water or Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, India bc I have always wanted to go to India in general.

Name one of your favorite Bay Area pastimes? – Japanese Tea Garden or Dim Sum in Chinatown.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not at work? – Traveling or just trying new things in general.

What is one thing nobody would know about you? – Most people don’t know that I was suspended the last 2 weeks of high school and was not aloud to walk for graduation or go to prom. Long story… that requires several drinks!

Favorite caffeinated beverage? – Always Mountain Dew

Janine Peluffo

Janine Peluffo

Executive Advisor

How did you become involved in NEWH? Eddie & Jill from Ramsey pulled me in! Glad they did!

Tell us about your personal/professional background? Graduated from a small college in Lynchburg, VA with a Health Degree and ended up selling shoes and running a little shoe boutique in VA. Later went on to sell leather with my current company, Moore & Giles!

What is the last book you read? A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara–super sad book
(I cried a lot) but glad I read it.

If you could stay at any hotel in the world, what would it be? And why? Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. I love star gazing on a cold winter night and hope to enjoy the Northern Lights before its too late.

Name one of your favorite Bay Area pastimes? Lazy park days in the sun with friends!

What do you enjoy doing when you are not at work? Camping and enjoying the outdoors with my cute little family.

Favorite caffeinated beverage? Green Tea Matcha Latte

Huyen (Bonnie) Nguyen

Huyen (Bonnie) Nguyen

Student Relations

How did you become involved in NEWH?
I was the NEWH scholarship recipient the prior year. After that, I participated in more activities and events like Wine by Design event, Gensler,… After talking to Jennifer and Alfredo, I decided to involve more and become NEWH Student Rep.

Tell us about your personal/professional background?
I major in Culinary Arts and Food Services Management at City College of San Francisco. My specialty is South East Asian cuisine since I come from Viet Nam but I love baking and making desserts as well. I am working on improving my knowledge and skills to become a Pastry Chef. Besides school and internship, I am gaining my experience in the field by volunteering at SF Marin Food Bank and staging at different restaurants.

What is the last book you read?
The Pastry Chef’s Little Black Book – it is like my bible for pastry and desserts. I got this amazing book from the chef at my internship place. It is pretty thick, like an encyclopedia, but I love “indulging” on it whenever I have a chance to.

If you could stay at any hotel in the world, what would it be? And why?
I would choose Conrad Maldives Hotel because of its uniqueness. The bungalows are decked out with glass ceiling so guests are able to see sea creatures from their underwater hotel room.

Genevieve Mansfield

Genevieve Mansfield

NEWH, Inc. Delegate

How did you become involved in NEWH? – A colleague told me about Wine By Design, I attended and now 8 years later here we are.

Tell us about your personal/professional background? – I started as a residential interior designer for 6 years and then was recruited by one of my tile reps. I have been rep’ing for 11 years now.

What is the last book you read? – I am too embarrassed to answer this questions honestly.

If you could stay at any hotel in the world, what would it be? And why? – Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora bc I want a hut over the water or Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, India bc I have always wanted to go to India in general.

Name one of your favorite Bay Area pastimes? – Japanese Tea Garden or Dim Sum in Chinatown.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not at work? – Traveling or just trying new things in general.

What is one thing nobody would know about you? – Most people don’t know that I was suspended the last 2 weeks of high school and was not aloud to walk for graduation or go to prom. Long story… that requires several drinks!

Favorite caffeinated beverage? – Always Mountain Dew

Robert Rogers

Robert Rogers

Hospitality

How did you become involved in NEWH? My company, Lapama Rugs, recommended NEWH as a great way to become involved locally in our industry. I went to the website and signed up!

Tell us about your personal/professional background? I grew up locally right here in Los Altos. I settled in Half Moon Bay where I have lived since 1978. I attended UCLA with a Fine Arts degree in Theater and have been involved with our local community theater group in Half Moon Bay, Coastal Repertory Theater, for many years doing lead and character roles in a dozen shows. I was also on the Board Of Directors. I’m also on the BOD of a local environmental group, Coastside Land Trust.. My son and daughter both grew up in HMB, have children of their own so I now have 3 grandchildren. I’ve been involved in the industry since 1980 as an owner of a major home furnishings rep group called Sell West and now as an employee of Lapama Rugs.

What is the last book you read? “Open” by Andre Aggasi

Name one of your favorite Bay Area pastimes? Mountain Biking, concerts, wine tasting

What do you enjoy doing when you are not at work? I’m an avid tennis player, skier, mountain biker, scuba diver and music enthusiast.

What is one thing nobody would know about you? I was a disc jockey and Music Director at the UCLA radio station, KLA, and worked in the entertainment/music business in Hollywood for several years right out of college.

Awards or recognitions? Eagle Scout.

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