Founders

Dixie Layne
Chair

Frances Grate
Vice-Chair

Dominick Sinicropi, Ph.D.
Secretary

Dominick Sinicropi, Ph.D. moved to California in 1982 to pursue postdoctoral study at Stanford University in the Department of Biological Sciences.  He transitioned to a career as a Research and Development Scientist at Genentech, Inc. and Genomic Health, Inc. in the San Francisco Bay Area.  When he retired, Dom moved to Pacific Grove in 2018 and was alarmed to learn about the decline of the overwintering monarch population in Pacific Grove.  Upon meeting Robert Pacelli and learning about the loss of monarch overwintering habitat in Pacific Grove, Dom was motivated to become a cofounder of Friends of the Monarchs to support local monarch conservation actions.  

Gabriela Chavez
Treasurer

Robert Pacelli
Committee Member

Clemencia Macias
Committee Member

Barbara Thomas
Committee Member