PWC’s Speaker Series

The Petaluma Woman’s Club (PWC) announces its new Speakers Series:

“Conversations with Women Leaders in Our Community”

Hear about the achievements and insights from women leaders in our community, and plan to attend each event in the series…

We had an amazing evening with our first conversation speaker Maria Stipp, CEO of Lagunitas Brewing Company.  She told us about the chapters in life that brought her to Lagunitas, and provided many insights from lessons learned along the way.  This event was a SELL-OUT! – so make sure to buy your tickets for coming events, soon.  Public (including men) welcome!


Next up in “Conversations with Women Leaders in our Community” are two women leaders from Santa Rosa Junior College, Petaluma Campus

Please join us Tuesday, March 3rd at 5:30 PM
Put this event on your calendars and pick up your tickets now!

Jane Saldaña-Talley, Ed.D.  Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs / Assistant Superintendent Santa Rosa Junior College, Petaluma, CA

Dr. Jane Saldaña-Talley s currently the Santa Rosa Junior College Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs/Assistant Superintendent. Dr. Saldaña-Talley provides District-wide leadership, supervision and oversight for Academic Affairs including accreditation, grant development, policy development, strategic planning, and curriculum and services development for the District’s instructional program and services. 

Dr. L. Jane Saldaña-Talley

She also oversees the SRJC Petaluma campus and the District Office of Institutional Research, and serves as chief negotiator for the District in contract negotiations with the All Faculty Association.

Prior to assuming this role, Dr. Saldaña-Talley served since 2007 as Vice President in charge of district-wide Institutional Planning and Effectiveness and Chief Administrator of SRJC’s Petaluma campus.  In that role, Jane led the college-wide effort to develop SRJC’s current strategic plan and facilities master plan, provided executive oversight of the District Office of Institutional Research, and co-chaired the Institutional Planning Council. 

She led all aspects of the SRJC Petaluma campus operations, including enrollment management, instructional programs, student services, outreach and engagement, financial services, facilities planning and operation, and community development and relations. 

Dr. Saldaña-Talley holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of California, Davis/California State University, Fresno Joint Doctoral Program, and her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Psychology are from California State University, Fresno.

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Dr. Catherine Williams received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) in 2001.  She began teaching undergraduate and graduate psychology classes in 1999 at Dominican University, Sonoma State University, Santa Rosa Junior College, and CSPP.  As a Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Williams was employed at multiple public sector safety net service centers, where she provided program coordination and evaluation as well as individual and group psychotherapy.

Dr. Catherine Williams

Dr. Williams was hired as a full-time faculty member in 2009 in the Disability Resources Department at SRJC, where she achieved tenure.  In 2015, Dr. Williams was hired as the Dean of Instruction and Enrollment Management for the Petaluma campus.  She has expanded the number of career certificates offered from 6 to 12 including adding Digital Media Audio Recording and Yoga Teacher Training.  Dr. Williams also facilitated the development of SRJC Petaluma’s Education Master Plan, which drives the Facilities Master Plan, and resulted in the Measure H-funded project designed to expand Science offerings and support Student Services.


Other speakers in the series.  Add these dates to your calendars!