About Us

Board of Directors

Stuart McCullough

Board President

March 2024 – March 2025

A proud Alhambra Bulldog with a deep understanding of how non-profits can succeed. Served as Director of the Contra Costa County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services. Formerly the CEO of Youth Homes Incorporated and currently the Chief Compliance Officer for Sustainable Energy Accelerators, Stuart brings administrative expertise and enthusiasm to the board.

Peter Jurichko

Board Member

Peter Jurichko is a  founding member of the MCF Board and a previous board President. He has also served as President of the Martinez Area Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Chemical Industry Association of California, Board director of the Industrial Association of Contra Costa County, and a founder and Director of the Community Awareness and Emergency Response (CAER) group.

After taking over as Plant Manager of the Martinez Rhone-Poulenc site in 1992 Pete guided the transformation of the site’s safety culture and its relationship with the community. His organizational knowledge and insight remain indispensable as MCF continues the mission it started more than thirty years ago.

Marta Van Loan

Board Member

Marta Van Loan

Board Member

Marta Van Loan is a retired scientist (US Department of Agriculture) and Professor from the University of California, Davis. Her research explored the effects of nutrition and exercise on human physiology. Her research is known nationally and internationally. Dr. Van Loan has also served on editorial boards for 3 major scientific journals. In Martinez she volunteers work for the Friends of the Martinez Library and CERT (Community Emergency Response Team).

Tania Bruger

Board Member

Tania Bruger

Board Member

A Martinez resident since the age of five, Tania is a former board president of the Concord Chamber of Commerce and the Monument Crisis center, Rotarian, and Martinez Unified school board member. With over two decades of experience in the banking industry, she is excited to use her skills to give back to the community she calls home.

Stephen Andrews

Vice President

March 2024 – March 2025

Stephen Andrews is a scientist, educator, and natural resources consultant with a passion for community service. Stephen brings to the MCF Board his experience in program development, volunteer management, and community engagement.

Stephen teaches at the University of California, Berkeley where he also serves as a member of the Retirement Center Advisory Board.

He is also an instructor with the Martinez CERT, and an avid bocce player.

Suzanne Chapot


March 2024 – March 2025

Growing up as a third-generation Martinez resident and daughter of a city councilmember Suzanne feels a strong connection to her town.

After graduating from USC with a B.A. in Political Science, she spent a year in VISTA as a community organizer, first in Georgia then in Miami. She returned to California and received her teaching credential at UCB. After teaching in Richmond, she earned her J.D. at Golden Gate University.

Suzanne retired as Chief Assistant Public Defender of Contra Costa County.  Since her retirement, Suzanne has been a reading tutor for elementary school children, volunteered for various political campaigns, and supports organizations including the Southern Poverty Law Center, Planned Parenthood, and the Innocence Project. 

In her first non-profit leadership role she looks forward to being actively involved in and supporting her community.

Lucinda Cartwright


March 2024 – March 2025

Lucinda retired from a 40-year career in the insurance industry with 25 years as a liability underwriter for National Accounts, where statistical modeling, trend analysis,  and making financial projections were critical skills. Those skills now serve well in her position as President of the Board of her HOA, and she expects to also use them for the benefit of MCF.  

She is an active member of Martinez CERT as well as a dedicated practitioner of Tai Chi, and is looking forward to making a difference in the community.

Laura Philpot

Board Member

From the Yacht Club to the Chamber of Commerce as a very active member of the Martinez community, Laura brings many excellent connections to the table for MCF.

Staff Support

Darrell Foote


Staff support for MCF is underwritten by Eco Services of Martinez and provided by Darrell Foote at Inform Public Relations.



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