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Dennis D. Ryan, Board President

Dennis D. Ryan, Board PresidentDennis brings to our board extensive private sector and nonprofit financial and strategic leadership experience along with a passion to serve those in need. Dennis is the past Board President of Buckelew Programs, an organization serving those with serious mental illness in the North Bay.

Whistlestop provides critical services to our community, and it is incumbent upon us to marshal the financial resources to support our mission and to meet the unmet needs of our aging population. Whistlestop serves as the vital link between those able to provide financial resources to such a worthy cause and those older adults in need of our support and services.”

Professional Affiliations

  • CFO – Foresite Capital – venture capital firm
  • Former Board President – Buckelew Programs
  • Member of California Society of CPA’s
  • Former Finance Instructor – St. Mary’s College


  • 30 years experience as an investment, financial, accounting professional
  • CFO – venture capital, private equity and public REIT
  • MBA – The University of Santa Clara
  • BA Economics – University of California, Berkeley
  • Certified Public Accountant – licensed in California

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