Peter Olson previously served as the Director of Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center, since 2010. He has over 25 years of experience working in the not-for-profit sector, specifically older adults, individuals with special needs, and children. Peter’s professional experience includes the Director, Public Affairs and Communications for Easter Seals Bay Area and the Health and Wellness Director at the Easter Seals Timpany Center in San Jose. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from San Jose State.
COO Chief Operating Officer
Iris Rong brings more than 15 years of experience supporting older adults, having worked for two of the largest senior living operators in the country and nonprofits. She received her Bachelor of Arts focused in Psychology from San Francisco State University. Her professional experience advocating for the independence of seniors has been an important skill utilized in many roles such as operations, marketing, and community relations. Iris’s passion for people, especially seniors brought her to PVI. When she’s not working you’ll find her enjoying coffee at a local farmers market or challenging herself with HIIT workout. ( High intensity interval training).
Director of Finance and Administration
Joe Christian has managed PVI’s accounting and finance activities as Controller since 2004. He is responsible for ensuring PVI’s financial compliance with government and private contacts. Earlier in his career, Joe worked in the business and financial departments of hospitals and other healthcare providers for over 15 years. He understands the particular challenges faced by small organizations, having grown up around a family business. “A problem well stated is half solved” was that business’ mantra, an approach he continues to use at PVI. Joe also directs the Facilities department and is the first contact for most technology issues. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from UC Davis and an MBA from Temple University.
Rebecca Matteson Nelson
Director of Development
Rebecca Nelson joined Peninsula Volunteers, Inc., in June, 2018. Her professional experience spans over 30 years in executive positions within the local banking and investment services industry along with deep community engagement in medical sector non-profit leadership roles. Rebecca is inspired by the opportunity to contribute to and impact the vitality and well-being of our adult and senior populations through the program offerings of Peninsula Volunteers, Inc., over the last 70 years. It is exceptionally meaningful to her to join the organization where her sister served as a PV for many years. Rebecca is a member of the Northern California Planned Giving Association, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and several non-profit philanthropy councils, estate planning councils and professional community associations in the Bay Area. Rebecca holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California Los Angeles and completed executive programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in finance and strategic marketing. She is also a Certified Wealth Strategist®.
Interim Director of PVI Adult Day Services at Rosener House
Dao Do joined Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. in 2001. Prior to her role as Interim Director, at PVI Rosener House Adult Day Services, Dao supported Rosener House as a Program Coordinator as well as a Program Manager. Dao holds a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Therapy from California State University, East Bay. Dao has gained many of her insights and professional skills through working with our participants in PVI’s Rosener House Adult Day Services. She understands the ins and outs of our programs, the needs of our participants, their families, and their caregivers. Dao enjoys working with our adult day participants—their smiles and hugs are the biggest rewards of serving seniors who have challenges and limitations.