Dave, the founder of Adobe Animal Hospital in Los Altos, has been connected to Hidden Villa since the late 1940’s when he was a summer camper. In 1963 when he and his family moved back to the area, Dave became Hidden Villa’s veterinarian, a role he has played for over 50 years! In the 1980’s he was asked to join the Board of Trustees where he served for two terms. Since his retirement from his full time veterinary practice earlier this year, Dave has increased the amount of time he spends at Hidden Villa by volunteering with the property staff to help complete some of the many projects we have onsite. In addition to his work at Hidden Villa, Dave has become a part of the Enneagram Prison Project, which is a nonprofit dedicated to the self-awareness education of the incarcerated using the Enneagram.
Kathy is a local philanthropist who directs the charitable giving for the Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation. Since its establishment in 2005, the foundation has invested in high impact, highly leveraged programs and organizations focused on education, equity and inclusion, job training, and safety net sectors. Through her work with the Foundation, Kathy has built long term relationships with local organizations including Hidden Villa, Aim High, St. Francis Center, UC Berkeley, and Second Harvest Food Bank. As a proud supporter of Hidden Villa since 2008, first supporting our School Outreach Programs and now as a lead contributor to our Residential Intern Program, Kathy has made a significant impact. This is a great fit for her because of the job training and leadership focus that leverages the organization’s capacity. Additionally, Kathy is an enthusiastic Camp Parent that values the inclusion and reflective qualities of the Hidden Villa Camp Experience.
Raj is an award-winning author and activist, who has worked at the World Bank and the World Trade Organization and has protested against them on four continents. He is affiliated with UC Berkeley’s Center for African Studies, the School of Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, and the Institute for Food and Development Policy, also known as Food First. He is also an IATP Food and Community Fellow, at Utne Reader Visionary and has testifed to the US Congress on the causes of the global food crisis. He is the author of the international bestseller The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy, and the critically acclaimed guide to the food system Stuffed and Starved. Raj was a speaker at Hidden Villa’s Duveneck Forum in January and shared his most current work, Generation Food Project. Through the creation of this powerful documentary, Raj and the team at Generation Food Project, are working to show how ordinary people are setting the table for themselves and their communities, the world over, for generations to come.