John Marcotte is the founder of the Heroic Girls’ Foundation and current Chairperson of the Board. John is a TEDx speaker, a Huffington Post blogger and a nationally recognized expert on gender and pop culture. He has lectured on gender issues at universities and comic-book conventions across the country and consulted with Fortune 500 companies on how to better market to girls without reinforcing harmful gender stereotypes. He is a 2016 HeForShe Champion for Change honoree and the father of two heroic girls of his own who inspire him to try and make the world a better place.
Jen Rimoldi currently serves as the treasurer on the Board of the Heroic Girls Foundation and is also the grant and funding coordinator. Jen holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and currently works as an engineer, specializing in design and construction of roadways. Her experience of working in a male dominated career has allowed her to bring further insights into promoting gender equality, especially in the STEAM field. Jen is also the mother to two wonderful young boys and hopes to raise them to regard the values of gender equality as highly as she does.
Sarah Phillips currently serves as the secretary on the Board of the Heroic Girls Foundation. Sarah also served for 4 1/2 years on the Executive Board of the David Lubin Parent and Teachers Group (PTG), a 501(c)3 organization -- three years as president. In this role, she helped create and implement the new position of STEAM Coordinator (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math). Sarah is currently working to build her photography business. Sarah and her husband Jesse live in Sacramento with their three children. She is passionate about gender equality and raising strong, kind, independent young people.
Iris Dimond is currently a Director on the Heroic Girls Foundation Board. Iris is an early childhood education Professor for Cosumnes River College. Iris brings a wealth of knowledge and resources to Heroic Girls with her early childhood education background and experience in education. Iris has been described as inspiring and enthusiastic by past students. In her free time, Iris enjoys creating art, jewelry, and ceramics.
Gerine has served as a Community Impact Specialist at NeighborWorks which provides opportunities for successful home ownership and strong communities through quality education, affordable lending, supportive partnership and dedicated leadership for persons of all demographics. Gerine also was a program coordinator for the Oak Park Farmer’s Market. She is currently following her passion as operational manager for Devil May Care Ice Cream where she bakes and creates new flavors of ice cream.
Patti Marcotte is a mother to two teenage daughters. She works for the California Department of Healthcare Services. She has served on the boards of multiple nonprofits, including an elementary school and a community theater company. She is currently the parent liaison to the board and coaches assistant for Sacramento Roller Derby. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her family, photography and cooking.
Andrea recently became a new mother and is extremely passionate about raising children in an equitable and diverse environment. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys crafting, sewing, and spending time with friends and family. She is an avid cosplayer that loves to wear her new creations and designs to a variety of social events."