Our Leadership Team


Senior Services for Northern California’s leadership team is made up of dedicated professionals from a variety of fields and backgrounds. They are diverse in their experience and united in their commitment to meeting the challenges of aging with energy, creativity and compassion.


David Madson, ACFRE

Chief Fund Development Officer, Senior Services for Northern California

As Chief Fund Development Officer, David Madson works with Sequoia Living donors to help them achieve their philanthropic goals.

Before coming to Sequoia Living, David held fundraising positions at Stanford University, Alameda Health System Foundation, Sutter Health CPMC Foundation, University of California’s San Francisco and Berkeley campuses, and his alma mater, the University of Minnesota.

As a leader in the profession who is committed to ethical fundraising, David has earned the Advanced Certified Fund-Raising Executive (ACFRE) credential from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, where he has also served on the board of directors. David has always enjoyed working with older adults, and for over thirty years has volunteered with Little Brothers: Friends of the Elderly, in San Francisco and his hometown of Minneapolis.

Board of Trustees

  • Donna Bletzinger, PhD
  • Gary Freeman
  • Steve Herman, JD
  • David Jamison
  • Dede Jamison, Portola Valley Liaison Committee Chair
  • Arlene Kirsch, PhD
  • Pete Palmer, Tamalpais Liaison Committee Chair
  • Jim Smith, Sequoias-San Francisco Liaison Committee Chair
  • Marilyn Suey
  • Mark Watson
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