Jim Mosher, Chairperson
Jim Mosher is an energy and utilities consultant located in Bakersfield. He spent 30 years in the California upstream oil and gas industry before retiring from Aera Energy LLC in 2016. His firm, Copper Beech Consulting LLC, provides services to oil and gas, biomethane and renewable technology clients. Jim holds a BS in electrical engineering from Michigan Technological University, an MBA from Pepperdine University, and a law degree from University of Michigan. He is a member of the California Bar and serves on the board of directors of the Tree Foundation of Kern.
Sharon Borradori, AE-C, Founding Member
Sharon Borradori retired from the American Lung Association in 2009 after 20 years. She was the educator and program director for the Asthma and COPD Education Center from 2009-2016. Additionally, Sharon co-chairs the annual Valley Fever Walk and volunteers for the Kern Wheelmen at their annual Spooktacular event.
Sharon was inspired to work with Casa Esperanza after visiting Alexandria House in Los Angeles. Sharon is married to Dan and has four children and four grandchildren. She enjoys bicycling, cooking, and family gatherings.
Kathy Fenn has lived in Bakersfield since 2010. Prior to moving to Bakersfield, she and her family lived in Egypt. She and her husband have four adult children. She is a Marriage and Family Therapist. “Being involved in this project of Casa Esperanza is of special interest to me because of the work that I do. I have come across many women who, for a variety of reasons, suddenly find themselves being a single parent having to find a way to make ends meet and are not prepared for the tough road.” The vision of Casa Esperanza is to help these women transition into a productive, independent life.
Marty Steinman, Secretary/Treasurer, Founding Member
Marty Steinman is a retired educator. Over 38 years, she has taught in Bakersfield, CA, Ithaca, NY, Japan, Korea, and Germany. In Germany, she was an assistant principal.
She is currently working for a research company out of Washington, DC, for the Education Department, on a longitudinal study following students who were kindergartners in 2010-2011.
An active member at First Congregational Church, Marty supports the church’s mission work and is a coordinator for Get on the Bus, a program of the Center for Restorative Justice in Los Angeles, that unites children with their incarcerated parents on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day each year.
Marie Schroepfer, CSJ, Founding Member
Marie Schroepfer was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Over the years she has served as an elementary and high school teacher, a high school business manager and staff to the treasurer of her religious congregation, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.
In 1998, she moved to Bakersfield after being hired by Catholic Charities as a Community Building Facilitator for Kern County. She currently ministers as the Associate Director of the Fresno Diocesan Social Justice Ministry specifically for the South San Joaquin Valley.
She became involved with the founding of Casa Esperanza Transitional Home for Women after being approached by two Bakersfield women who recognized the need for such a program.
She enjoys spectator sports and loves the outdoors. Riding horses is one of her most pleasurable activities. She enjoys the company of her playful beagle mix that she found fourteen years ago and named Keeper.