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Meet the Board

The board serves as the club's leadership. They set meeting agendas, track our finances and membership dues, and represent the club at DPCCC and any Assembly District Committee meetings.


Marisol Rubio

Marisol Rubio, she/her, is the current President and former Endorsement Chair and Issues Co-Chair for the Diablo Valley Democratic Club. She is a San Ramon City Councilwoman and former DSRSD water district VP and Director. A staunch defender of women’s reproductive and disability rights, Marisol is a founding Advisory Board Member of FemTruth Youth™ and The Natalie Project.

As a Sierra Club CA Executive Committee Member, Marisol has been at the forefront of addressing climate change and, in this role, led several Bay Area environmental groups and the Contra Costa Building Trades Council in developing policy to help fossil fuel workers transition to green jobs.

Marisol has a B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology, Neurobiology emphasis from UC, Berkeley and she is focused on supporting working families, tackling environmental challenges, protecting reproductive freedom, upholding common sense gun laws, improving education, advancing racial and social justice, addressing our housing crisis, and making healthcare accessible and affordable for all. 


Vice President

Roxanne Carrillo Garza

Roxanne Carrillo Garza is the Senior Director of the Healthy Contra Costa Initiative. The initiative envisions a transformed community where resident leaders, CBOs and system leaders work together to demand equity in education, economy, healthcare and safe communities to increase race equity and eliminate racism. Her leadership has led to many policy wins and a resident power building strategy that centers their voice to transform systems to identify policies and practices to address and eliminate institutional racism.

Prior to joining Healthy Contra Costa (formally Healthy Richmond) in 2013, Roxanne was a Public Health Program Manager for Contra Costa Health Services where she worked on environmental justice, alcohol policy, neighborhood improvements and violence prevention efforts across Contra Costa County. Roxanne was the Allocations and Planning Director for United Way of Greater Los Angeles, Service Planning Area (SPA) 1 and Program Manager for El Nido Family Services a social service non-profit agency providing counseling and family support services to disadvantaged communities in LA County. Roxanne received her Bachelor's degree in Political Science from California State University, Northridge and her Master's Degree in Social Welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles.



Kathleen Van Winckel

Kathleen got involved in local issues in the late 90s as a founding member of Stand-Up, a local coalition of Homeowner’s groups who worked with Contra Costa County and several City councils to develop a neighborhood-beneficial development plan for the Pleasant Hill Bart area.  She worked in a variety of corporate roles in the financial industry including accounting, finance, corporate strategy and more.  She was an active member of the Women’s Network in her company and mentored women in the art of the ask.  She’s a member of the SwingLeft 2020 team in Pleasant Hill and hosts weekly letter writing parties to get voters registered in key swing states.  She’s a member of the DV Dems precinct organizing team and would love all DV Dems members to give it a try.  Kathleen looks forward to helping to grow the size and impact of the DV Dems through execution of focused priorities.


Please let her know what you think the DV Dems should be focused on – she’d love to hear from you.  

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Laura Patch

Laura Patch is an environmental activist, an accessibility expert, and a proud union member. She has spent her entire career in nonprofits. Between getting her a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA and her Master’s in Communication, Culture & Technology from Georgetown University, Laura served as an AmeriCorps member in Walnut Creek, Oakland, and Antioch. She’s worked with organizations that offer job training for low-income or formerly incarcerated individuals, address gender-equity, and fight against climate change; she is currently a national staff member with the Sierra Club.

In addition to her work with DV Dems, she is External Vice President of Contra Costa Young Dems and an inaugural board member for the University of San Francisco’s Women in Leadership program. She volunteers with several community organizations in the area, including Sustainable Walnut Creek and Walnut Creek Community Clean-up Crew.

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