C.O.P.E. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Tom Pearson- Board President
Tom Pearson is a Life Success Consultant for his company, Own My Greatness, and a certified facilitator for the Proctor/Gallagher Institute’s Thinking Into Results program. Tom works with individuals and companies to create the success mindset necessary to achieve their most ambitious professional and personal goals, and to gain a more fulfilling and abundant life.
In addition to a 29-year corporate career, Tom draws from his extensive study of human potential and power of thought, his years of service with non-profits, and his foster care parenting experiences. Tom has been a board member for C.O.P.E. since 2014.
Janet Smith – Board Secretary
Janet Smith is an implementation consultant for the Wells Fargo company. Janet connected with C.O.P.E. while leading Wells Fargo’s annual September Month of Caring volunteer event in 2015. After volunteering, Janet wanted to continue supporting C.O.P.E. in strengthening families and providing them with the tools and resources necessary to improve their lives. Janet believes families are the backbone of our society and that strong families lead to strong communities. Janet has been a board member for C.O.P.E. since 2016.
Todd Ihle – Board Treasurer
Todd Ihle is an accountant for the Chevron Corporation. Todd has been a member of the board of directors for C.O.P.E. Family Support Center since 2012 in the position of Treasurer.
Natasha Paddock – Board Member
Ms. Paddock holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from University of the Pacific and a Master’s degree in Social Work from California State University, East Bay. She currently works as a Division Manager for the Employment and Human Services Department of Contra Costa County with responsibility for overseeing CalWORKs Field in the Workforce Services Bureau.
Natasha has over 10 years of social service experience and previously served on the board of directors for the National Association of Social Workers. In 2012, Natasha began working for C.O.P.E. as a facilitator of level 4 Triple P parenting classes supporting parents as they sought self-actualization and an opportunity to become improved individuals for their children. This experience gave her the opportunity to reconnect with families through a direct service approach. Natasha’s desire to give back to C.O.P.E. and to the families in the community drove her to become a member of the Board of Directors in 2016.
Roksana Bidgoli – Board Member
Ms. Bidgoli holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from University of California, Berkeley and a Juris Doctorate from John F. Kennedy University, School of Law. Ms. Bidgoli has an extensive civil litigation background including representing injured plaintiffs against tobacco manufacturers, asbestos litigation, and auto tort actions. Ms. Bidgoli presently works as a family law attorney in the Central Valley, assisting clients in divorce, custody, and support actions. Ms. Bidgoli has been a board member for C.O.P.E. since 2016.
Joan Carolan – Community Events Volunteer
Joan Carolan is a long-time community advocate and educator for comprehensive family support services that cultivate nurturing families and ensure the safety and well-being of children. Prior to joining COPE’s Board of Directors in 2012, she was a parent education facilitator and board member of the Family Stress Center. Her formal education includes a BA from the University of Texas, a Med in Education from Lamar University and accounting certificate from the University of California, Berkeley. Her work experiences include teaching, finance control and finally CFO Nalorac Corporation, a high tech scientific company.