Peter Olson
CEO/Executive Director

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.

Becky Flanagan
Director of Nutrition Services

Becky Flanagan joined Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. in 2017. Prior to assuming the role of Director of Nutrition Services, she worked as an Assessment Coordinator and then as the Program Manager for PVI’s Meals on Wheels program. Becky is a member of San Mateo County’s Aging and Adult Services Multidisciplinary Team and the Adult Oral Health Workgroup. Becky enjoys working in the community in which she lives and has raised her family. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and a Certificate in Gerontology from the University of Washington

Joe Christian
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®.


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