Board of Directors
Giovanna Taormina, President
Co-Founder, Executive Director – One Circle Foundation
Giovanna Taormina is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of One Circle Foundation. She provides national training, curricula, consultation, and technical assistance related to gender responsive services to non-profit agencies, government, state supported programs, institutions, and systems that work with adolescents. With co-founder, Beth Hossfeld, LMFT, Giovanna co-developed the Girls Circle, The Council for Boys and Young Men, and Women’s Circle models - comprehensive, gender-specific models for youth and women to address the risk factors and needs in a format that is conducive to building on strengths and fostering resiliency. With extensive experience in the design, development, and implementation of program services, she is recognized for her work in both the public and private sectors. Giovanna has co-developed several curricula for enhancing protective factors in the lives of youth and women.
Beth Hossfeld, LMFT, Treasurer
Co-Founder and Consultant – One Circle Foundation, Therapist – Private Practice
Beth is a national leader on gender-responsive group programs for youth, the co-developer and trainer of the Girls Circle model, the Girls Circle Facilitator Training and The Council for Boys and Young Men Facilitator Training and co-author of the training manuals. She has authored and edited many of the Girls Circle and Council Facilitator Activity Guides and is a contributing author to the Handbook on Prevention and Intervention Programs for Adolescent Girls and Rites of Passages for Girls. Beth has served as a liason and curriculum co-designer for community partners and research organizations gathering evidence for One Circle Foundation models. Beth served as Clinical and Training Director of a school-based mental health and substance abuse prevention and early intervention program, as well as an outpatient adolescent treatment program at Bay Area Community Resources. She is a licensed marriage, family and child therapist and maintains a practice in Mill Valley, CA, with an emphasis on girls, teens, women, and families and additionally offers support circles online at OurVillageCircles.com (coming soon.)
Counsel – Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Erica's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in a wide array of industries.
Ms. Turcios maintains an active pro bono practice and is a member of Pillsbury’s Pro Bono Committee.
In 2013 and 2014, she received Outstanding Volunteer awards from the Justice and Diversity Center of the
Bar Association of California. Before joining Pillsbury, Ms. Turcios worked for the National Center for Youth Law in Oakland, California, where she
represented juvenile clients in civil rights, juvenile justice, and education matters. During law school, she represented children and parents in child welfare cases. She was also a research assistant for the Director of the National Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children. Ms. Turcios was also a Board Member for Student Funded Fellowships, a student-run organization that raises funds for summer fellowships for law students working in public interest jobs. Ms. Turcios is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and is a Bay Area native.
Divya Narayan, Member at Large
Senior Member of Technical Staff – Salesforce
Divya Narayan works as Senior Member of Technical Staff at Salesforce.com where she is an
active member of Data.com`s Diversity panel that promotes a culture of inclusion within
Data.com. Divya has worked with non profit organizations in India
as Rotaract Club,
Jayanagar and Hosakoppal Foundation, a family trust
started to encourage students in villages to
pursue higher education. She has also been a donor and volunteer at United Way Silicon Valley’s
Emerging Leader United, an affiliate organization to promote philanthropy among young
professionals. She is passionate about providing quality education within a healthy and safe
environment for the overall progress of young adults. Divya grew up in Bangalore, India and
graduated with a Bachelor
s of Engineering with Honors in Information Science
Visvesvaraya Technological University. She currently resides
and works in San Mateo.
Cosette Taillac, LCSW, Member at Large
Strategic Leader for National Mental Health and Wellness – Kaiser Permanente
Cosette Taillac is the strategic leader for mental health addiction and recovery. She has worked for Kaiser Permanente for 20 years. Cosette has a master’s degree in child and adolescent mental health from the University of California, Berkeley and is a licensed, board-certified psychiatric social worker. She created the Mind, Body, Spirit curriculum for empowering girls as part of One Circle’s Girls Circle program. She is known for her work with Early Start, a perinatal substance abuse prevention program, which won an award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 2008. She has published research on Early Start and done presentations about it at conferences across the country.
Nathaniel Counts, J.D., Co-Fundraising Chair
Associate Vice President of Policy – Mental Health America
Nathaniel works on innovative federal policy solutions for problems in behavioral health. In particular, he focuses on issues in incentive alignment and sustainable financing in behavioral health care, as well as issues in population health. Nathaniel is an expert member of the Forum on Promoting Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, and he serves on the Board of Directors for the One Circle Foundation, the Anne Frank House, and the Flawless Foundation. Nathaniel received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was a Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy Student Fellow, and his B.A. in biology from Johns Hopkins. His most recent publication was "Expected value-based payment: from total cost of care to net present value of care" in Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation.
Nancy Roldán Johnson, Fundraising Chair
Co-Founder – Together For Latinas, Inc.
With a personal understanding of the challenges facing minority women, Nancy co-founded Together For Latinas, Inc. in 2008 to help Latina girls proudly travel the bicultural bridge, while keeping a connection to their roots. Nancy is the author of La Mariposa (the butterfly): A Personal Empowerment Program for Adolescent Latinas, a 12 session curriculum for girls ages 12-18. For her work with Together for Latinas, she has been honored as a Woman of Distinction by the Connecticut Girl Scouts of the USA; featured in the November 2008 issue of O, the Oprah Magazine as a winner of their Women Rule! leadership contest; and recognized with a “Woman Making a Difference” award by Soroptimist International New England Region. Nancy holds a BS in International Business Management from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut. She is a fellow of the William Graustein Memorial Funds’s Community Leadership Program and the Annie E.Casey Foundation’s Elm City Fellowship. Nancy currently lives in London, England with her husband, Craig, and her two sons. Prior to moving to London, Nancy lived in Stockholm, Sweden for six years.