Our Board of Directors is a team of people elected by the Chamber shareholders, the Membership, to represent their interests and ensure that the Chamber is a catalyst, convener and champion on their behalf.
We are proud to introduce you to your 2021 Board of Directors!
Kira Feick, 2021 Board Chair
Ignite HR Solutions
My name is Kira Feick, and I am the Founder and Principal Consultant at Ignite HR Solutions. We provide small business owners with outsourced human resources services, including legal compliance, payroll, investigations, strategic vision, and, of course, employee support. We pride ourselves in helping small business owners understand how effective HR can effectively increase their company’s bottom line while building a strong and positive company culture.
I joined the Danville Area Chamber when I founded Ignite HR Solutions as a business and marketing strategy. I soon learned that the Chamber was more than a business decision! The sense of community and family that I have felt through my membership have been incredible. I love being an active member of this community, raising my family here, and helping small business owners along the way! To connect with Kira please visit her Business Profile page here.
Pat Burgess, 2021 Board Past-Chair and Ambassador
Compass – Pat Burgess Realty Team
It’s not about the number of bedrooms or baths. It’s all about the lifestyle each home has to offer and what it can become. Pat Burgess visualizes what a home really means to her clients and consistently goes above and beyond to make sure she is finding just the right fit with a welcoming neighborhood and ideal community in which they can thrive. “It’s more than just a home,” she says. “It’s a place to maybe raise a family, build dreams, and enjoy all that life has to offer.”
A Danville resident for more than 25 years, Pat arrived in the real estate industry in 2008 after more than 30 years in corporate sales and marketing for Fortune 100 companies including IBM, Rolm Corporation, and AT&T where she was honored as a top performer year after year. As co-founder of EXL Consulting, an IT business consulting firm, she turned it into a multi-million dollar firm within the first year, ultimately building the company to more than 80 consultants.
An entrepreneur and business owner, Pat combined her wealth of knowledge and experience with training in interior design and real estate. Relying on her astute business acumen, knowledge of the market, sharp negotiation skills, and keen attention to detail, Pat achieved the President’s Club Top Performer status by the end of her first year in real estate despite the challenging market, and has never looked back. Today Pat is ranked among the top 1% of realtors both locally and nationwide. Her listings average five days on the market from MLS-to-contract, compared to the industry’s average of 28 days within our area.
Whether a move is around the corner, across town, or on the other side of the globe, Pat combines her passions for construction and staging, and the art of negotiation with her sincere desire to always put her clients first and keep their best interests in mind.
Patient, supportive and action-oriented, Pat brilliantly navigates the business side of a purchase or sale of a home with an unmatched level of perseverance and care and a creative marketing approach. She believes there is no such thing as “one size fits all” or “the same ol’ way” of doing business. She insures that her clients are well informed and comfortable making one of the most important decisions of their lives while building and nurturing long-term relationships.
Glenn Bittner, 2021 Board Chair-Elect – Ambassador and Small Business Council President
MassMutual Northern California
Tim Argenti, 2021 Board Member
Tim is Past Chair of the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce. Due to his extensive community relations and government affairs experience, he has served on several East Bay Chamber Boards of Directors, both as Chair and as Director.
Currently, he serves as Community Relations Manager for Republic Services. Tim has an extensive background in the East Bay serving non-profit organizations, including his current role as Vice Chair of Meals on Wheels Diablo Region.
David Behring, 2021 Board Member
The Wheelchair Foundation
David has served as President of the Wheelchair Foundation since 2003. The Wheelchair Foundation is a non-profit organization that seeks to deliver a wheelchair to every child, teen and adult who needs one, but cannot afford to buy one. To date the organization has provided over 1,200,000 wheelchairs to people in 156 countries. Prior to that, he was President of the Blackhawk Museum and later spearheaded “The Spirit of the Old West” Gallery. From 1993-1997 David was President of the Seattle Seahawks and was in the local homebuilding and land development professions before that period.
David has always been active in community service and has been a Rotarian for over 20 years, belongs to the Exchange Club of the San Ramon Valley and the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce, has served as President of the All-Wars Memorial and is a longtime Board Member of Leadership San Ramon Valley.
A graduate of Princeton’s history department, he has always loved history and served for 6 years on the Boards of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and National History Day. David has been active with WWII veterans and is an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Vietnam Veterans of Diablo Valley. David has traveled extensively around the world and enjoys visiting military and historical sites. David has lived in Danville since 1980, is married to May and has a 26- year- old married daughter living in Texas and a 22- year- old son attending Wake Forest University in North Carolina.
Dr. Alexa Chilian, 2021 Ambassador Co-Chair and Scholarship Committee Chair
Liv Chiropractic Center
Dr. Alex Chilian served as the 2020 Ambassador Co-Chair and Scholarship Committee Chair for the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Hailing originally from North Dakota, Dr. Alexa is a community builder who takes time to actively listen to her patients and understand their needs. Known to be empathetic, trusting, and giving, Alexa is a helper in her community.
She prizes happiness, loves hockey, and has traveled on numerous mission trips to give back. She is involved in leadership with multiple Chambers of Commerce, referral networking groups, and more. A proud geek, Alexa is the leader of a group of like-minded people called ‘Geekazoids.’ She enjoys traveling, gluten free cuisine, science fiction, the ocean, and watching reruns of The Office with her partner, George, and her two dogs Dobby and Murphy.
Keva Dodd, 2021 Board Member
Uday Kumar, 2021 Board Member – Membership Committee Chair
Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery
Uday Kumar is a senior business consulting executive with proven experience leading teams across large-scale, high-value programs and initiatives. During a career spanning 20+ years, he has worked in countries across North America, South America, Asia, Europe and Australia delivering results across diverse industries, with a specific focus on professional services, systems consulting, and solutions delivery. He specializes in crafting solutions by integrating technology, people, process and bringing in new business as a face of the company.
In 2016, Uday and his wife Nisha decided to become entrepreneurs combining their skills. Nisha who loves to experiment with flavors in the kitchen and Uday with his business experience decided to open Smallcakes in Danville which as a licensee allowed Nisha to experiment flavors, products. It also provided them an outlet to give back to the community they love by donating to first responders, nurses, teachers and homeless shelters in the area. Uday has been engaged with philanthropic activities in India working with NGOs to help orphans, fishermen and others in need.
Uday earned his Master’s in Business Administration degree from the University of Connecticut and has a Bachelors in Engineering degree from Mysore University in India. Uday lived in Michigan, Connecticut before moving to San Ramon 14 years ago with his wife. He enjoys the outdoors, travelling, trying new cuisines, loves gardening, hanging out with his wife and their two kids and friends.
Kim Lindeberg, 2021 Board Member
The Lindeberg Group
My name is Kim Lindeberg. I am the President of The Lindeberg Group, Inc. located in my home in Danville. As of December 31, 2019, I am officially retired from Telecom after 46 years.
I joined the Chamber in 2004 when I opened a retail store with a friend in the heart of downtown Danville. In 2005 I was Ambassador of the Quarter and in 2006 I was Ambassador Chair and in 2011 I was Chairman of the Board of the Chamber. I love this community and have lived in Danville since 1983. I am very happy to be serving again on the Board of Directors and I look forward to engaging in our many events throughout the year.
Darren Matte, 2021 Board Member
Harvest Danville/Cocina Hermanas Restaurants
Paige Meyer, 2021 Board Member
Chief, San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District
Chief Paige Meyer joined the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District on March 18, 2013. He currently serves as a Board Member, Vice Chair for the East Bay Regional Communications System Authority, President of Leadership San Ramon Valley, on the Police and Fire Fallen Heroes scholarship committee, he was a Honorary Airforce Commander with Travis Airforce Base and is an active member of the Contra Costa County Executive Fire Chiefs, serving as President of both the Executive Chiefs and County chiefs from 2014-2019.
Prior to being hired by the SRVFPD, Chief Meyer began his career 30 years ago, as a volunteer Firefighter with the City of Stockton and later as a Public Safety Officer, with the City of Sunnyvale, he then served at the City of Vallejo Fire Department, holding the positions of Firefighter, Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief and Fire Chief. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration from California State University at Chico as well as a Fire Science degree. He lives in the Town of Danville with his wife Molly and they have 3 beautiful children Kailey, Ellie, and Lincoln.
Brittany Doyle Riley, 2021 Board Member
Brittany Doyle Riley is an attorney at Doyle Quane, a law firm in downtown Danville specializing in trusts and estates and family law. Her practice focuses on estate planning, trust administration and probate matters. Brittany also devotes substantial time to the firm’s corporate practice and assists clients with business formation, business succession planning, and corporate governance matters. She is especially passionate about helping young families plan for their business and financial futures. Prior to attending law school, Brittany worked with the Clinton family in various roles, ultimately serving as personal aide to Chelsea Clinton.
Brittany earned her JD from Harvard Law School and her BA from the University of Miami. She is a proud third generation Danville resident and currently lives near vibrant downtown Danville with her husband, Brad.
Gil Rodrigues, 2021 Ambassador Member Outreach Chair and Board Member
White Rabbit Business Solutions
My name is Gil Rodrigues the founder/CEO of White Rabbit Business Solutions serving the Tri-Valley of the San Francisco Bay Area. We are a networking business for small business owners and local professionals to network and grow their business. I also coach the best practices of networking for those who need a little help. It has always been a passion of mine to help others in any way I can.
The Danville Area Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic organization that serves Danville and the surrounding areas. It is easy to support and promote the businesses in the Chamber because of all the wonderful benefits that come with membership. I love promoting the art of networking and the Danville Area Chamber, because the two go hand in hand helping the community and local businesses grow and prosper.
Brian Schwarer, 2021 Board Member
Heritage Bank of Commerce
Brian is a commercial banker for Heritage Bank of Commerce, in its Danville office. Bringing 20 years of business banking experience, Brian’s focus is to provide a consultative relationship approach with his clients, helping them meet their business growth goals. Heritage Bank of Commerce is the premier local community business bank throughout the Greater Bay Area, offering premier, high-touch service, and innovative, targeted solutions to build long-term relationships with its clients.
Brian is in his fourth year of service on the Board for the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce, and his second year serving as head of the Economic Development Committee.
Brian is a graduate of Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Economics.
Outside of spending most of his free time with his wife and two children, Brian enjoys golf, tennis & basketball, in addition to coaching youth sports teams.
Rick Shumway, 2021 Board Member
Stanford Health Care|ValleyCare
A nationally recognized, results-driven health care executive, Rick Shumway is the President & CEO at Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare (SHC-VC). SHC-VC is a comprehensive health system that is a key part of Stanford Health Care. With it’s base in Pleasanton, CA, it serves a large portion of the East Bay, and is home to a range of both complex, and community-based healthcare services.
Rick has spent the majority of his career in large academic medical centers, and has worked hard to integrate these systems directly into the communities that they serve. Prior to joining SHC-VC, Rick served as the Chief Administrative Officer – the lead executive position – at the 780-bed University of Cincinnati Medical Center. UC Medical Center is the only Level 1 trauma and academic medical center within the greater Cincinnati, OH region and the surrounding tri-state area.
Prior to his role at in Cincinnati, Rick served as Executive Director at University of Utah Health Care in Salt Lake City, UT, which is comprised of four hospitals, 12 community-based clinics, 1,200 board-certified physicians, and 19 affiliate regional partners. He has also held senior leadership positions at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in Pittsburgh, PA, the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA, and at Intermountain Healthcare’s Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, UT.
Rick resides in Danville, CA with his wife Sarah, and is the father to three active boys. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, and takes advantage of the beautiful California weather to fish and camp whenever he can.
Dana Wellington, 2021 Board Member and Ambassador
Legacy Real Estate
As a Real Estate Broker since 1978 I have helped sellers, buyers, investors (including 1031 exchanges, trusts, probates) to grow their financial wealth through real estate. Builders have also used my expertise and experience to market and sell their new home communities. When you, your friends and family are in need of a Realtor with integrity and passion please call or email me at www.danawellingtonhomes.com.