Meet Our Community Leadership

Community Leadership Group

Camphill Communities California board member Anya Hobley

Anya Hobley

Executive Co-Director, Director of Development & Outreach

Anya is originally from England, and is a graduate of Summerfield Waldorf School in Santa Rosa, California. Anya has studied Eurythmy in Spring Valley, taught in Waldorf early childhood programs in two schools. Anya has a B.S. in Health Education from California State University, Northridge with an emphasis on Community Health and Health Disparities. Anya joined Camphill Communities California (CCC) in July, 2010, and completed her training in Social Therapy at Camphill Communities California in 2013. She has completed a certification in Fundraising and Development through UC Davis Extension and is the Director of Development & Outreach for Camphill California. In addition to her work in development, Anya is Executive Co-Director, the Licensee for Camphill Communities California, and is a member of Camphill California’s Board of Directors. Anya has served in various roles at CCC, including House Manager, Supported Living Program Manager and Certified Administrator for Camphill California. Anya values health equity, social justice, compassionate Communication, Restorative Justice and diversity training and volunteerism. She has volunteered for numerous organizations in addition to Camphill; including a Self-Determination program in Watts, AIDS Project Los Angeles’ Red Circle Project, Finding Sophia in Mexico, and the Homeless Garden project in Santa Cruz.

Ala Jacob

Executive Co-Director, Director of Admissions

Ala Jacob is originally from Poland and has lived in a variety of Camphill places for most of her adult life. Ala started her Camphill journey in England as a young coworker, and continued in Beaver Run Camphill Special School in Pennsylvania where she did her training in Curative Education and Rhythmical Massage. She has her B.A. In Human Development from Prescott College. Ala is the Executive Co-Director of Camphill Communities California, and a teacher and work practicum coordinator in the Inclusive Social Development training. Her newest role is that of Director of Admissions. She oversees the Coworker Admission group which admits volunteers and students to our community. Ala recently expanded her current role from Coworker Admissions to admitting our Camphill Friends. She is also the Community Activities Program coordinator, a leader of the Herb crew, and a householder in Evergreen house, with her family, as well as Camphill residents. Ala is an Inner Community member.

Camphill Communities California board member Philipp Jacob

Philipp Jacob

Director
Finance, Student & Volunteer Service, Music

Philipp is one of CCC’s Directors and he carries the consciousness for finances and student & volunteer processes. Besides working in the Finance Office, he serves on the Finance and the Investment Committee. Philipp oversees the music activities in CCC, is teaching in the Inclusive Social Development program, and co-carries the Camphill Academy in CCC. He lives in Evergreen with his family as well as friends with developmental disabilities.

Camphill Communities California leadership member Szilvia

Szilvia Budai

Camphill Academy Program Director, Eurythmist

Szilvia is originally from Hungary. In 1997 she came to America as a volunteer to a Camphill Community to explore Anthroposophy. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University at Albany, NY. She is a graduate of the School of Eurythmy in Spring Valley, NY where she received her Diploma in Artistic and Pedagogic Eurythmy. She joined Camphill California in 2012, where among other things she leads the weaving studio and brings Eurythmy to the community. Human encounters, be it through conversation, celebrations, art or working alongside each other are her favorite things in Camphill.

Board of Directors

Camphill Communities California board member Odile Caroll

Odile Carroll

M.S. Non-resident member

Odile is a former coworker and family member at Heartbeet Lifesharing, a Camphill community in Northern Vermont. She holds a BA from Vassar College, and has just completed her degree in Community Development at UC-Davis, where she wrote her master’s thesis on the effects of recent policy changes on everyday living at Heartbeet. Odile is currently applying for combined MSW/PhD programs in Social Work and Social Welfare, and is a graduate teaching assistant at UC-Davis.

a man smiles in front of a tree wearing a sweater and a collared shirt

Malcolm Fliesler

Non-Resident Member

Malcom is a former employee of CCC and is currently a special education teacher at a local high school. Malcom is currently completing his M.A. in Special Education at CSUMB.

Camphill Communities California board member Anya Hobley

Anya Hobley

B.S. Public Health Ed, Resident Member

Anya is the Executive Co-Director of CCC and Director of Development & Outreach. She lives in Sunrose house with her son, two coworkers and a two Camphill Friends. Anya is an Inner Community member.

Camphill Communities California board member Philipp Jacob

Philipp Jacob

Resident member, B.A.

Philipp is one of CCC’s Directors, a member of the Leadership Group, and he carries the consciousness for finances and student & volunteer processes for the community. Besides working in the Finance Office, he serves on the Finance and the Investment Committee. Philipp oversees the music activities in CCC, is teaching in the Inclusive Social Development program, and co-carries the Camphill Academy in CCC. He lives in Evergreen with his family as well as friends with developmental disabilities.

Coleman Lyles

Resident Member

Coleman is a co-founder of CCC, former Executive Director and former Board President. Coleman is currently the CFO, part of the Finance and Development committees of the Board. 

Camphill Communities California board member Cory Ray

Cory Ray

Non-Resident Member

Cory Ray has a B.A. in Management and is a Property Manager and Santa Cruz resident. Cory is sister to a former CCC friend, and is a great networker and supporter of CCC and its work.

Camphill Communities California board member Lucile Reid

Lucy Reid

M.B.A., Non-Resident Member, Board President, CCC Family Member

Lucy was a founding board member of CCC, and brings a wealth of experience and dedication to her roles in relation to CCC. She is currently an Independent Consultant, and serves on the Finance and Development committees of the board.

Camphill Communities California board member Susan Rosen

Susan Rosen

B.A., Non-Resident Member, Secretary, Former CCC Parent

Sue serves on the Development Committee, and is the current Chair of the Gala Committee. Sue is a committed fundraiser, has a great head for business and is an unwavering support to CCC.

Camphill Communities California board member Peter Shumaker

Peter Shumaker

M.B.A., Non-Resident Member, CCC Parent

Peter is an IT manager and consultant with over 20 years of experience in the technology field. Peter is a problem-solver and asks a lot of good questions, and is a great asset to the board.

the seal for camphill communities california, a white dove on an orange background

Glenn Yarmeak

M.B.A., Non-Resident Member, Treasurer

Glenn is a CPA and a Senior level financial manager and consultant. Glenn is on the Finance Committee of the board and is a Santa Cruz resident. He is one of the longest standing members of CCC’s board.

Camphill Communities California board member Bryan Zecca

Bryan Zecca

Resident-Member, Self-Advocate

Bryan has been a volunteer at CCC since 2005. His mother, Christine Zecca, was a founding Board member, and he is the first self-advocate to join our board. He is a former resident of Camphill Aberdeen, Camphill Special School and Camphill Soltane, and brings a new perspective to the board.

Learn more about the Camphill Movement

Camphill began over 80 years ago in a small village in Scotland. Learn more about this worldwide movement here.