FOSTER CITY VILLAGE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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 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.
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.
Bob was born in and raised in San Francisco, earning a degree in Business Marketing from San Francisco State University. He has lived in Foster City since 1998, where he and his wife are raising their two sons.
Bob has been a San Mateo County real estate broker for 29 years, and has previously volunteered with Boy Scouts of America and Foster City Little League. He joined the Foster City Village Board of Directors in 2017 and has served as Board Secretary since then.
Bob is not only a very active Board Member, but he also regularly drives members and enjoys attending Foster City Village events whenever possible.
Marlene was born in Cleveland, Ohio, attending Cleveland Heights High School. She moved to California in 1961, and to Foster City in 1974. Her first career was in the clothing industry, followed by a second career in hotel hospitality. She currently focuses on volunteering at Home & Hope, San Mateo County, Peninsula Temple Sholom, and largely, for Foster City Village.
Marlene was part of the original formation team of the Foster City Village, shepherding the newly formed village as Membership Chair and Community Outreach Director since 2012. In her outreach role, Marlene introduced Meals on Wheels to Foster City residents, and started Second Harvest Food Bank distribution twice monthly in partnership with the Rotary Club of Foster City. Her efforts have been invaluable in introducing the Village to local organizations, seniors, politicians and the community, as well as, driving our members whenever possible.
PATRICIA PLAYER MAXWELL
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.
Board Member, Human Resources
Sophia’s other volunteer involvements include: Board member/Newsletter Editor for the Coastside Women’s Club, Events Committee Member with Village of the Coastside/Villages of San Mateo, and assisting with care management for the Senior Coastsiders.
In her free time, Sophia teaches Haiku poetry. She applies her artistic passion to creating beautiful cards for fundraising events and nonprofit organizations like Meals on Wheels. Her handmade cards provide joy and inspiration to homebound seniors.