Samaritan House Welcomes New Board Members

hellownewmembersSamaritan House proudly announces our new board members. Each supporter is a leader within our community, and we feel fortunate to add their expertise and talent to our board. Please join us in welcoming each new member:


Philip L. Gregory, Principal at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP

Philip has been in the community for 50 years. During that time, he obtained his J.D. and M.B.A. from Santa Clara University. He has served on numerous Bay Area civic and service organization boards. Philip believes in the mission of neighbor helping neighbor and says, “I enjoy the challenge of helping those who need the most help.”

Christine Naismith, Former Vice President of Finance at Williams-Sonoma

Christine is a Senior Financial Executive with over 20 years of experience in finance and accounting. She earned a BS Cum Laude, Accounting, from Loyola Marymount University. She’s been an avid volunteer for the No Kid Hungry Campaign as well as Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and recently finished her term on the Mills-Peninsula Hospital Board.

Michael Griffin, Associate Attorney at Barulich Dugoni Law Group, Inc.

Michael has spent the last nine years in the bay area. He received his Masters of Laws in Taxation, with Honors, from Golden Gate University School of Law. Michael is a strong proponent of our organization. He brings expertise in estate planning and he’s deeply and personally inspired by Samaritan House’s mission.

Faye Star, Philanthropist – Retired Businessperson/Consultant

Faye has resided in San Mateo for 32 years. She volunteered for Samaritan House, has fundraised for both her alma maters, Stanford and Harvard Business School, and is a well-known and respected community volunteer. Her strategic planning expertise, and her 30 years of experience with businesses and nonprofits on the Peninsula, will be a valuable asset to our organization.

Congratulations to all our new board members! We’re looking forward to a great year!