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 Board Members

Sarah Galvin 

President 

Attorney & Mediator

Sarah Galvin is a resident and business owner in San Leandro. She became a homeowner in San Leandro in 2001. Her law practice has been located on Estudillo Avenue for thirteen years. She is a solo practitioner offering estate planning, trust administration, and mediation services. Clients range from young families to retiring baby boomers as well as the sandwich generation taking care of both children and parents.

Sarah is currently President of the board of Magnolia Women's Recovery Programs. She also serves as Vice President of San Leandro Education Foundation (SLED) to promote, support, and expand the work SLED does in assuring the richest educational environment possible for students in San Leandro public schools. A member of the San Leandro Unified School District (SLUSD), Citizens Bond Oversight Committee for Measure B, formerly served as Vice President of the Davis Street Family Resource Center board of trustees and is active in the San Leandro Le Tip.

Heidi Alexander 

Treasurer

Another Chance-Custom Upholstery

Heidi Alexander was born and raised in Germany. In 1965 she relocated to Chicago and two years later moved to California and started working for Wells Fargo Bank as a Banker, Foreign Exchange Accountant and Financial Analyst for MasterCard Bankcard Services. In 1983, she quit her job to get married and relocated to Hawaii where she became self-employed as a designer, decorator, and upholsterer. In early 2000 she returned to California relocating her business. Currently, Heidi resides in Pacheco, California running her business Another Chance-Custom Upholstery. Heidi was introduced to Magnolia by a prior Board Member helping with fundraising and finding this as an opportunity to give support to women with children struggling with addiction. In 2010, Heidi became a Board member taking on the role of Secretary and Assistant Treasurer. Presently she is the Board Secretary/Treasurer.

Aileen Marlowe

Aileen Marlowe was born in Castro Valley, California, and raised by good parents and had a wonderful childhood. She completed high school at age 17 and shortly thereafter married and had her first child, Jason. During the next 20 years Aileen worked as a production assistant and stagehand for Bill Graham Presents and Al Hamon Productions. She traveled around the globe twice, but this life style had become a big party of drugs and alcohol. At age 30 she stopped the partying and had her second child, Samantha; however, after Samantha's birth she started using again. In spite of her lifestyle she was blessed with two healthy, beautiful children.

After 20 years of drinking and drugging, Aileen found that she needed help to fight her addictions. It was at this time she sought help and found Magnolia, which she states "it saved my life". Aileen became impressed with the program and the staff. She wanted to help and she started using her skills and training to help with the fund raising at Magnolia. Throughout the seven years that she has been associated with Magnolia, she has assisted clients with their children while they received their treatment. She has shared her life story with clients, hopeful that her life history would help the women with their own journeys. She volunteered her time to help the staff and the clients. Aileen joined the Board as an Alumni and Client Advocate bringing to the board the client's perspective.

Sean Twomey

Sean Twomey is the owner of 2meart.com. He was born in Chicago Illinois and moved to the Bay Area in 1979. He went to High school in San Francisco and college in Sacramento.

He became a board member in 2015, and assists with operations and marketing. 

Beth Glisczinski

Beth Glisczinski has been a member of the Magnolia Board since 2015. She come to Magnolia with decades of experience in providing services for families made vulnerable by addiction and poverty. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, and Master’s Degree in Counseling from Northern Arizona University. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California.

Originally from Minnesota, Beth lived in Arizona and Oregon before becoming a proud resident of Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood in 2012. She lives there with her partner and their 2 ½ cats, and they enjoy their deck overlooking Sausal Creek when they aren’t traveling or cooking or enjoying live music.