Radzimir Zalewski, Executive Director

Susan's youngest son, Radz is the founder and current Executive Director of the Susan G. Sheridan Memorial Garden Foundation. 

Following in his mother's footsteps, Radz finished college early and is a passionate linguist, speaking French and Spanish and currently studying Swedish and Polish. To learn how to build a non-profit organization, Radz went to gain experience working within other non-profit firms including the Novato Human Needs Center. From his experience and background in economics, Radz is a firm believer that having a practical and well-constructed business plan is key to the success of any non-profit foundation. 

If no one ever tells you "it can't be done," you're probably not doing anything worthwhile. - Radzimir Zalewski 

 
Nathaniel Downs, Chief Financial Officer
 
Born and raised in Novato, Nathaniel has always been an advocate for the community. Nathaniel received a degree in International Business from CSU Long Beach and moved back to the bay area in 2008.
 
Since 2006, Nathaniel has worked in finance gaining experience in private accounting, tax, and audit. Nathaniel now works for an innovative impact investment firm based in San Francisco. Nathaniel is passionate about making Novato a better place and in working with the Foundation has put himself in the best position to have a direct, lasting impact in the community.
 
 
 
Kelly Reitz, Foundation Secretary

A native of Chesapeake Virginia, Kelly attended the College of William and Mary where she earned a BA in History in 2007. Kelly also led the Tribe's women's varsity swim team to its first ever CAA title as captain, winning seven gold medals in the process.

After moving to Novato in the winter of 2008, Kelly began working in the renewable energy sector. After more than 4 years spent in this sector, Kelly went to receive her International MBA from IESEG in Paris, France. Kelly has a tremendous breadth of knowledge about solar and renewable energy. Kelly uses her knowledge and experience to help find new ways of integrating green technology into the Foundation's garden plan.