Jody loves the Town of Fairfax, her home for over 20 years, and as its commissioner she heads up the Age-Friendly Fairfax Task Force. She enjoys hearing the experiences, perspective and wisdom seniors share with her and connecting them to needed services makes her day. She provides social services full-time at the Redwoods Retirement Community in Mill Valley where she has worked for four years, after serving as a care manager at West Marin Senior Services for those aging in place in Bolinas, Stinson and Muir Beach.
Originally trained to practice medicine as a physician assistant, she worked as a clinician and health care administrator for 20 years, including for Marin County Health & Human Services. With a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, she brings her wide ranging interests in people, health, human development and the environment to her work in support of all those living in the community of Marin.