Board of Directors

Loretta O'Brien
Loretta O'Brien, DC
Loretta O'Brien has been the Garden Manager and a part of the Pacifica Gardens leadership since it broke ground in 2008. She was a member of the original design team in 2006 and a founding member of the advisory board. Loretta has been an avid gardener for most of her life having grown up with annual backyard vegetable gardens. She has urban gardening training in Permaculture Design from S.F. Botanical Gardens and Biointensive Mini-Farming from Ecology Action (Willits, CA). She was a founding member of the Coastside Edible Garden Club in 2004. Loretta has a BA in Philosophy, a Doctorate in Chiropractic and currently teaches at Life West Chiropractic College.
Ann Mason
Ann Mason, LCSW
Ann Mason was born and raised in the Bay Area and has lived in Pacifica, CA for 12 years. She has been part of the Pacifica Gardens project from its inception and loves dirt. Currently Ann serves on the Pacifica Gardens Board as the CEO, and is also the garden's Volunteer Coordinator. She received her MSW from UC Berkeley and is a clinical social worker in private practice in San Mateo, CA.
Georgette Evans
Georgette Evans, MBA
Georgette Evans originates from San Francisco and has lived in Pacifica for more than 20 years. She serves on the Pacifica Gardens Board as Treasurer and has been working on finances, events, fundraisers, newsletters and databases for the garden since 2008. Georgette earned an MBA and BS in Accounting from Golden Gate University and completed a Certificate Program in Human Resources Studies from Cornell. She currently manages a law office in San Francisco, CA.
Reeba Lynn
Rebecca "Reeba" Lynn
Rebecca "Reeba" Lynn has lived in Pacifica for 35 years. A California native born in Sacramento, Reeba is a bilingual librarian at the SF Public Library - Deaf Services Center. She serves on the Pacifica Gardens Board as Secretary and is always amazed at the garden's beauty and growth. Reeba holds a Bachelor's degree in Recreation Administration with an emphasis in Therapeutics, and a Master's degree in Library and Information Science.
Sue Thompson
Jill Smith
Jill Smith grew up in England in a family of avid gardeners. Since retiring from a long career in nursing Jill has pursued her dream of spending lots of time gardening. She became a volunteer at Pacifica Gardens and thoroughly enjoys her time there, surrounded by its beauty while participating in the year-round activities. She finds the camaraderie and team spirit of the Saturday workgroups and the Wednesday harvesting team very enjoyable. Jill volunteers as an instructor for the elementary school on-site garden field trips, and has served on the Pacifica Gardens Board since 2015. Jill is also certified as a UCCE Master Gardener.
Sue Thompson
Rev. Sue Thompson
Sue Thompson has over 20 years of experience in non-profit administration and consulting, having served at a housing agency serving 23 residents at a time before she began serving congregations as an Episcopal priest. She recently joined the Pacifica Gardens board, having worked closely with the Gardens’ Director in developing a cooking program for clients of a local social service agency who were reluctant to accept the free organic produce (from the Gardens) because they did not know how to prepare it. Sue has a M.Ed. in Learning Disabilities and Behavior Disorders as well as an M.Div. She enjoys learning new things including the immense amount of coordination and planning required to implement a gardening season.

Past Leadership


Pacifica Gardens is grateful to these individuals for their past leadership:
  • Conor Casey
  • Ann Cooney
  • Marj Davis
  • Jane Herman
  • Scott Hoag
  • Rebecca Iverson
  • Karen Lancelle
  • Ann Long

AmeriCorps NCCC


During March 8-20, 2015, AmeriCorps NCCC - Green Team 5 helped to implement a large infrastructure project at 
Pacifica Gardens.


Alicia (California)
Ariana (Texas)
Daniel (Tennessee)
James (Oregon)
Joshua (Maine)
Kaitlyn (Illinois)
Kevin (Missouri)
Laura (Colorado)
Miesha (Wash, DC)
Thomas (North Carolina)

Some of Our Volunteers - Past & Present

Alan
Alan #2
Alice
Ana
Anita
Ann
Ann #2
Ann #3
Anthony
Bear
Cas
Cassandra
Conor
Daniel
Dave
Debbie
Desi
Dina
Elmer
Emily
Fred
Georgette
Gretchen
Jane
Jeff
Jessica
Jill
Josh
Karen
Kate
Ken
Kenny
Kim
Leah
Loretta
Marilyn
Marj
Marty
Mary
Maryann
Melissa
Miata
Michael
Michael #2
Michelle
Michelle #2
Miho
Mike
Nick
Pagan
Patty
Paul
Peter
Rebecca
Rhonda
Rig
Ron
Sammi
Sarah
Scott
Sean
Sean #2
Serena
Sharon
Sheila
Steve
Sue
Susan
Susan #2
Susan #3
Theresa
Thuy
Tim
Waymer