GERALD CHASE – Chairman
Gerald Chase, a Korean War army veteran, began his successful career in professional and business ventures as a certified public accountant, then became president of a public company until retirement. Once retired, he brought his knowledge and experience as a consultant for small businesses.
Cloverlane Foundation was founded by Gerald over 25 years ago to help underprivileged children and underserved animals. Because of his humble beginnings, Gerald felt the need to give others the opportunity to improve their lives so they may reach their full potential and give back to their community. Since, he feels animals are the most vulnerable as they do not have a voice, his ranch was turned into a sanctuary for abandoned and injured animals where they can live for their remaining lives.
The mission of his foundation was expanded to include assisting veterans. Upon reflection on his own experience after release from active duty with little support, he realized the return to civilian life for our veterans today is even more complicated with their expansive medical needs and stages of rehabilitation.
Utilizing his business background, he determined that the most efficient way to help veterans is to gather an umbrella of quality organizations offering services that would benefit those in need and offer his guidance to improve their outreach programs.
DIANA MARSHALL CHASE – President
Diana Marshall Chase has spent much of her adult life as a champion for animal welfare. She manages the sanctuary created by the foundation. She holds licenses for rehabilitation and release of wildlife from several public and private wildlife organizations. She has served as a director of the Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society and continues to be active with other animal rescue organizations.
ELAINE PRICE – Vice President
Elaine Price is a CPA and has developed a boutique tax practice that provides financial management services to small entrepreneurs. She earned her bachelor’s degree at California State University Fullerton and a Master in Business Taxation at the University of Southern California. Elaine has been active in many civic and charitable organizations and has served in various board positions.