Our Leadership

Meet Our Senior Team

Our leadership honors the special relationships shared by staff and residents, and supports staff in assisting, serving and taking care of residents in a professional manner, while also taking the time to get to know residents on a more personal level.

J. Hunter Moore

Chief Executive Officer
J. Hunter Moore has over 30 years experience as a mission-oriented management, operations, and strategic planning professional with a deep interest in innovative, high-quality, affordable senior housing and services. He has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and has worked extensively in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Germany.   Hunter is delighted to bring his entrepreneurial approach to the inclusive, life-enriching culture that is The Redwoods – A Community of Seniors.
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Kyle Ruth-Islas

Chief Operations Officer
Kyle D. Ruth-Islas is a third-generation long-term care professional who began his career just after graduating from Sonoma State University with a BA in Psychology in 2013. As part of Kyle’s commitment to lifelong learning, he went on to earn a Master’s in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco. Kyle began his career by completing his Administrator-in-Training Internship at the Jewish Home in San Francisco and he has served older adults in various levels of care such as assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, and acute geriatric psychiatry.
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Michelle Martinez

Chief Financial Officer
Michelle Martinez received her MBA in Nonprofit management from Golden Gate University, has over 25 years' experience in senior leadership roles and is an active affiliate member of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA). She continues to enjoy a fulfilling career in nonprofit management having served as the Director of Finance at Hospice by the Bay (now By The Bay Health) and the CFO/COO at the Bay Area Discovery Museum. Michelle is thrilled to have joined The Redwoods – A Community of Seniors.

Meet Our Board of Directors

The variety of skills and professional experience of our Board of Directors reflects the diverse backgrounds of our residents. All board members live and/or work locally and are committed to The Redwoods and issues of aging; often, members of the Board have had family members living at The Redwoods. 


Jim Lynch, President
Retired Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP, and current Belvedere City Council Member.

Jim Day, Vice President
Partner, Farella Braun & Martel LLP, Advisory Board, The All Stars Project of SF Bay Area.

Bob Harmon, Secretary
Attorney, and President of the Board of Directors of the Community Church of Mill Valley.

Richard C. Ronald, Treasurer
Owner of Skyline Properties, LLC. ​


Daniel D. Bikle
Professor of Medicine and Dermatology at UCSF and Staff Endocrinologist at San Francisco VA Medical Clinic.

Margaret Chu Lucaccini
Architect, Chemist, Marin Master Gardener and Sculptor. Mill Valley resident since 1976.

Andrea Flynn
Life Coach and Yoga Teacher and 22-year resident of Mill Valley.

Frank Gerber
Co-founder and Managing Partner of Ridgecrest Ventures, a private investment partnership. Chair of World Bicycle Relief Advisory Council.

​Peter Gordon
Co-founder/President/CEO/Board Chairman  of Crystal Geyser Water company. Trustee, then Chairman of Wells Fargo Funds. Trustee of Colby College.

Janet Hines
Retired Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Director of Child and Adolescent Support Advocacy and Resource Center, San Francisco.

Mike House
Founder and Principal of House Properties. Founder and Managing Partner of Wayfare Tavern Restaurant.

Vera Meislin
Community volunteer, Board of Directors of the Marin Theatre Company, Advisory Board of the Mill Valley Library Foundation.

Dr. Al Oppenheim
Private Internal Medicine practice.

Louis Patler, Ph.D.
President of The B.I.T. Group, best-selling author, speaker, educator, and strategic business and training consultant.
Bob Reynolds
Retired Investment Banker, Director of Search for Common Ground, Trustee of the Marin Community Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors of the Marin Theatre Company.

Laura H. Smith
Partner, Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP, and 50-year Marin resident.

Ann Ure
Former Executive Director of The Red Tab Foundation. Founder and Co-Leader of The Redwoods' Rock the Ages chorus.

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