Before serving on the Board of Supervisors, Jane was Associate Director of the ACTION Council of Monterey County. It was there that she promoted the work of Girls Incorporated and sought solutions to the affordable housing crisis in our county.
Small business & NPO Management Experience
Jane founded and managed a healthy meal preparation and delivery service for working families and homebound seniors. Prior to that, she worked for 9 years for Planned Parenthood Mar Monte where her responsibilities were to raise over $5 million annually in support of essential family health services and honest sex education.
Proud to be from Monterey County
Jane grew up in Monterey, graduated from Monterey High School, attended UC Santa Cruz then studied International Economics at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (then the Foreign Institute of International Studies). She later earned a Grand Diplome de Cuisine from La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine in Paris. Jane's father, Brad, was the education beat reporter for the Monterey Herald. Jane’s mother, Polly, was a local community activist and writer who inspired Jane to public service.
Volunteers in Our Community
She acted as Chair of the MPC Foundation board of directors and the Democratic Club of the Monterey Peninsula. She has served on the Monterey Peninsula College Board of Trustees, as President of the Charitable Council of Monterey; Volunteer Director for the Carmel Bach Festival; Commissioner and chair of the County Social Services Commission, and Board President of the Unitarian Universalist Church.