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Our Board

Hans Schoepflin is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the founder and President of Schoepflin Investment Company, and recently started a socially responsible venture fund devoted to helping build a sustainable future. As a philanthropist, he is the President of the Panta Rhea Foundation. The name "Panta Rhea" captures, in Greek, the understanding that 'all things flow, all things change.' Hans is a student of Vipassana meditation, an avid mountaineer, a lover of gardens and a novice beekeeper.

Lisl Schoepflin has participated in various youth donor-organizing efforts and managed the family giving through the Sunflower Fund. She trained and performed in various dramatic arts, as well as worked as a theater arts educator and co-founded a non-profit. She completed her B.A. in Anthropology and Theater Arts at the University of Pennsylvania (2003) and is currently pursuing a PhD in Latin American History at UCLA. Lisl joined PRF as a board member in 2006

Patricia Wefald one of Hans Schoepflin's daughters, played an active role in co-developing the Panta Rhea Foundation. Patricia joined as a board member of PRF as of 2011. Her main philanthropic interest is in Just Food Systems. She is a Nurse Practitioner in the Boston area.

Adelaide Donnelley has been a psychotherapist and life coach for over thirty years. Her interest in sustainable food grew out of her 40 year involvement with the Chez Panisse restaurant. She has worked in community mental health, criminal justice, secondary education. In addition, she’s had 50 years experience in the arts (photography, film, theater, creative writing). She is currently helping individuals with personal sustainability, finishing a novel, and working with several non-profits.

Nico Dosenbach works as a pediatric neurologist and developmental neuroscientist at Washington University in St. Louis. Born and raised in southwest Germany, he obtained a B.A. in Biochemistry from Columbia University in 2000 and M.D., Ph.D. degrees from Washington University in 2008. He joined the Panta Rhea board in 2015. Nico loves data and experimentation as the surest path towards understanding and improving all things.

Holly Roberson, Founder of BonaVita Enterprises has worked in social enterprise as an entrepreneur, investor, and community builder for 2 decades. Her work has spanned the business sector via Uprise Bakery and Terra Bella Farms, the nonprofit sector via Ragtag Cinema & the True/False Film Festival; social entrepreneurship via Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, Youth Impact Hub Oakland, and YES!. Holly grew up in central Missouri and lives in Berkeley, CA with her two imaginative, energetic & often costumed boys, 7 and 4.