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FOSTER CITY VILLAGE BOARD OF DIRECTORS


PAM FRISELLA

President

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Pam was born in Detroit, Michigan and attended Western Michigan University. In 1977, Pam moved to Foster City with her children and immediately became involved in the community, serving on the Little League and AYSO boards, along with coaching Little League for 10 years. Pam also served as president of Friends of Sea Cloud Park as they pursued making the dream of a multi-use park come true.  As a result, Pam was inducted into the Foster City Wall of Fame in 2005.

Pam’s other volunteer involvements include 20 years as a member of the Rotary Club of Foster City, Samaritan House board member and volunteer coordinator, two terms as Mayor of Foster City, and as County Commissioner on First 5 of SM.  Currently, Pam serves on the SM Police Activities League, and the JPA of HEART board (affordable housing).  

Pam joined the Foster City Village Board of Directors in 2021 and is excited to continue bringing her non-profit experience, fundraising skills, and institutional knowledge of Foster City as president of Foster City Village.


PHYLLIS BROWN

Vice President 

Phyllis was born is San Francisco, and graduated with a nursing degree from San Francisco State University.  She worked for the San Mateo Medical Center as a Registered Nurse, retiring after 40 years.  Phyllis and her husband, Jeff, have lived in Foster City since 1979 and have two adult children and four grandchildren.  Phyllis volunteers on the team that cares for the impressive Foster City rose gardens, is an active member of the women’s organization, P.E.O., and serves on the Foster City Village Board of Directors.

Phyllis began volunteering with Foster City Village shortly after its inception in 2013.  As an active board member, she chairs a number of committees for Foster City Village, including the Social Committee, responsible for organizing Village events.  Phyllis also produces the popular Learning Hour program, featuring a different speaker each month.  She is energetic, creative and tireless in her contributions to Foster City Village.

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RICHARD HOPPER

Board Treasurer

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Richard was born in Princeton, Illinois and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois. He served in the US Navy as an officer in the Civil Engineering Corps.  Following active duty, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, and has lived in Foster City since 1971. 

Richard served as the Director of Public Works/City Engineer for the City of Foster City, working on many notable community projects. In 1980 Richard started his own consulting organization, and continues to provide engineering services to both public and private clients. He has served on many other organizations including the South Bay Chapter of the American Public Works Association, the Peninsula Association of Contractors and Engineers, the Bayporte Community Association in Foster City, and the Isle Cove Homeowners Association. 

Richard has served as the Treasurer of Foster City Village since 2014. He is active in village events and drives members whenever needed.


Rich Biederman

Board Member

Rich was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. a short walk down the Boardwalk from Coney Island. He went to school at The Ohio State University and loved Columbus Ohio, and considered staying there but it had no ocean. After working in NY for a few years after graduation, he packed what he could and drove cross country to San Francisco. He did not know one person or have a job in SF but he loved it here. He met his wife and has been living in Foster City since 1974 when there was only 1 stoplight. They raised 2 daughters here and are now blessed with 4 grandchildren.

When he retired, he worked for Stanford University as a guest services supervisor in their athletic department. When he can, he devotes his time to volunteering. He has been volunteering at SFO information for 25 years and recently started volunteering at the SFO USO. He has been a San Mateo County Park Commissioner for 8 years and served on the Foster City Park and Recreation Committee for 12 years. Rich is a proud Rotarian since 2007 and has helped with the Foster City Rose Garden for numerous years and worked with Rotary on many city events including Second Harvest food distribution and driving for Meals on Wheels.

Rich has also been a volunteer driver and social member of the Foster City Village, along with his wife Joan, since its inception because they felt they wanted to help with the good work the Village was doing. Now Rich is taking on new challenges as a Board Member to move the Village forward and to help the seniors of Foster City in any way he can.

 


PATRICIA PLAYER MAXWELL

Board Member/Founder

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Patricia was born in Damascus, and after specializing in Nursing and Midwifery in the UK and other overseas countries, finally arrived in the US in 1996. She immediately became active in her community as Senior Advisor, Arts and Culture and the Rotary Club, and helped institute the Senior Meal Program. 

A Geriatric Care Manager, Patricia introduced the Village concept to Foster City, to enable the community’s older population to live life safely and joyfully in their own homes.  As the founder of Foster City Village, Patricia currently serves on the Foster City Village Board of Directors, and is actively involved in events and fundraisers for the Village. 

She is the Owner and CEO of Maxwell’s Senior Care Services LLC in San Mateo, CA, and she and her husband have been providing geriatric care services since 2006.