We encourage all members to develop and enhance their leadership skills and to expand their networks by joining a CREW East Bay Committee and by serving in a leadership position. Committee members learn about the operations of CREW East Bay, connect with other active members, and gain the valuable experience needed for future leadership positions within CREW East Bay, their workplace, and the CRE industry, at the same time they are making a difference to advance the success of women in commercial real estate. All current CREW East Bay members are welcome to explore the opportunity of committee service.




Interested in joining? Contact a committe chair today.


Marketing Committee

Heighten the awareness of CREW East Bay in the commercial real estate and business community, and enhance our image and credibility by positioning the organization and its members in a positive, professional and consistent manner. Work with all committees and CREW Network to promote our events and highlight our members via our website and in the local press, social media and business community. Design newsletter; work with designer to create ads for select events.

The committee meets the third Friday of the month at 12Noon at California Bank of Commerce, 1300 Clay Street, Suite 500, Oakland – lunch is provided.

Italina Kirknis

Vice Chair
Terry Guillory

Board of Director’s VP of Marketing
Pamela Raumer

Kimberly Blank
Anne Bruff
Kevin Miller
Suzette Torres
Helen Woodbury​


Membership Committee

Set committee targets to help achieve the organization’s membership goals for the year and monitor progress. Identify potential new members; solicit and review membership applications and make recommendations to Board for approval. Communicate the benefits of membership and member services, oversee new member orientation and mentoring, and organize special programs to facilitate member networking. Identify ways to integrate and encourage member involvement.

The committee meets the third Wednesday of the month at 10:30am at RINA accountancy corp, 201 No. Civic Drive, Suite 220, Walnut Creek – lunch is provided after the meeting.

Anita Jimenez

Vice Chair
Anna Duncan

Board of Director’s VP of Membership
Cheryl Hayes

Jessie Banuelos
Casey Hopkins
Rachel Leaverton
Michelle Li
Debbi Nakahara
Koren Scanlan
Sonia Sharma
Carolyn Sillin
Kathleen Silver
Celine Simon
Cynthia Wheeler
Joe Williams


Programs Committee

Identify current, hot topics of interest to our membership and the commercial real estate community, and develop a calendar of programs, including monthly luncheons, members-only and educational programs, special events, and the holiday party. Identify and invite speakers and coordinate all details for our luncheons and other programs; coordinate with Marketing Committee on promotion on events and with Membership and Sponsorship Committees on the fulfillment of their goals. Organize annual planning session to solicit ideas for following year’s calendar.

The committee meets the first Thursday of the Month starting May 3rd, 5:30pm at Claremont Hotel & Spa, Lobby Lounge.

Roxanne Jolicoeur

Board of Director’s VP of Programs
Dana Tsubota

Elena Ayers
Malinder Bhan
Scarlet Entwistle
Fathia Macauley
Jean Marcuzzo
Stephanie Reilly
Crystal Roseberry
Dan Sanders
Brie Solaegui
Sandra Weck
Lisa Zuffi


Sponsorship Committee

Help develop and implement CREW East Bay’s annual sponsorship drive that accounts for over 35% of CREW East Bay’s annual budget. Build and maintain relationships with new and existing sponsors, and oversee sponsorship benefits for all levels of support. Design and propose to board a package of sponsorship benefits; plan a thank-you event for sponsors. Time commitment is particularly heavy between October and January. Service on the Sponsorship Committee expands your network with a range of regional and Bay Area companies and gives you valuable fundraising experience.

Chair & Vice President - Sponsorship
Terry Allen 

Rising Leaders Committee

The Rising Leaders committee fosters growth opportunities for women fresher to the commercial real estate industry. We offer training, mentorship, and networking to those newer in their career. Our primary goals include:

  • Enhancing Rising Leaders' experience within CREW
  • Providing mentoring and development opportunities between Rising Leaders and all CREW members
  • Assisting with the recruitment and retention of new members

Our monthly meetings are as follows:
Date:  Second Monday of each month
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Rubicon Mortgage Fund, 3575 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 215, Lafayette, CA 94549

Lauren Jennings

Vice Chair
Casey Hopkins  


Key Advisor
Lisa Zuffi


Elena Ayers
Kimberly Blank
Leah Denman
Angelic Williams
Helen Williams
Helen Woodbury


Elevate Committee

Join the Elevate steering committee to promote and produce this high-profile awards event honoring diversity and women’s leadership in CRE. Elevate brings together members of three area chapters of CREW Network: CREW East Bay, CREW San Francisco, and CREW Silicon Valley.

Elevate Committee Representative
Nancy Morse
Sandra Weck


The VIEW Committee

Join ‘The VIEW’ editorial board and committee to produce this high-quality, tri-annual, online magazine. Write articles, determine issue themes and topics. The VIEW provides CREW East Bay, CREW SF, and CREW Silicon Valley readers with timely and relevant informational articles about topics in the commercial real estate industry.

Editorial Board Representative
Min Riblett

Associate Editor
Leah Denman