Laura Ann Hunnemeder-Bergfelt, Co-chair of the Board
Laura was born and raised on Long Island. She is also a veteran of the United States Air Force, where she gained experience working as a Personnel Specialist. Many years later, Laura drove to California and started her college education at Santa Rosa Junior College, where she completed the Human Services Advocacy Certificate, along with an Associates Degree in Arts and Sciences. Laura became President of Associated Students and enjoyed working with the college community to help remove barriers and obstacles that prevented students from achieving an optimal educational experience. Laura transferred to Sacramento State University, where she completed a BA and MA in Social Work. She also holds a Pupil Personnel Services Credential. Laura has professional experience in Forensics, Child Welfare, and Brain Disorders due to Chemical Dependency. She is very active in Sonoma County and loves working with other community leaders and Partners to create healthy and positive change, and to help find solutions and support for those who have drug and alcohol issues. Laura is currently working directly with families enrolled in the Kinship Support Services Program for Sonoma County, as an employee of Lilliput Children's Services.
Kevin McConnell, Co-chair of the Board
Kevin McConnell has been a Sonoma County resident since 1978. Kevin graduated from Sonoma State University in 1981 with degrees in Economics and Management. He attended law school at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, graduating with honors in 1984.
Kevin has a busy law practice with offices headquartered in Santa Rosa. His practice includes business, real estate, and construction defect litigation, although a large amount of his time is spent in the criminal courts representing those accused of crimes. Kevin got clean and sober in 1995 and takes particular interest in representing clients who have come into contact with the criminal justice system directly or indirectly as a consequence of their drug and alcohol issues.
Kevin and his wife Cindy are raising their two sons; they are very active and enjoy hiking, fishing, and especially wakeboarding--they can be found on Lake Sonoma most weekends from late February through early November each year.