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Client Advisory Team

The goal of our Client Advisory Team is to meet bi annually and provide Virginia Bria & Associates with input and advice on ways to better serve our clients needs. The team is comprised of an array of many long time clients who have been the backbone of our firm and represent varying professions, lifestyles and interests. We respect and welcome the input of all clients and strive to customize our services to meet their high expectations.

Jan Link

Retired Educational Administrator, San Francisco Unified School District

Jan is a retired educational administrator who worked in the Research Planning and Accountability Department of the San Francisco Unified school district for over 25 years. Prior to working in San Francisco, Jan traveled throughout Southeast Asia on a sailboat for a few years using celestial navigation. She has lived and traveled internationally. She currently resides with her multi-generational family in Marin County, CA and in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. She plans to continue her adventure travels throughout the world.

Nancy Lim Van Houten

Retired Educator, Oakland Unified School District, Community Art Supporter and Activist

Nancy was an educator for over 37 years before early “refinement” as she refers to her retirement. As a retired individual she traveled extensively throughout the world. She is an active philanthropist who volunteers her time and support in cultural and historical organizations throughout Northern CA including U.C. Berkeley’s Art Museum, Pacific Film Archive, Graduate School of Engineering, Sierra Repertory Theatre, and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. She currently resides with her husband, Peter Van Houten, in Sonora County CA.

Dr. Janne Bowen-Williams

Emergency Physician

Janne has been an emergency physician for over 35 years throughout the US. In her spare time, Jan enjoys the opera, raising orchids, and volunteering to work with rescue dogs. In addition, she volunteers at the Rotacare which is a free medical clinic in Marin County to provide for indigent individuals who cannot qualify for medical coverage. She currently resides in Marin County, CA with her Irish Wolfhound, Sapphire, whom she hikes with daily when not traveling for work.

Mark S. Petrovic

Senior Member of the Technical Staff / Architect at Paypal

Mark does software development and R&D on technologies at PayPal and deploys into their family-remittance money transfer service. Mark has served in various individual contributor and management capacities at AT&T, Sprint, EarthLink, Sun, and Oracle before joining PayPal in 2012. He received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1990, and did postdoctoral work at IBM Research in New York. He currently resides in Sonoma County with his wife and family.

Robert DeLeo

CEO / Administrator

A native Philadelphian Bob received his BA from Temple University and his MA in counseling psychology from Villanova University.

Bob is a retired career CEO with 40 plus years managing a variety of human service agencies including United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay, the Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County and the Polly Klaas Foundation. He has worked with national, state and local legislators to help shape public policies in support of the handicapped, the working poor and the needs of children and youth.

Bob is a lover of good music, has been a stage performer, a shade tree mechanic and a boat builder. He and his wife Mary Ellen have been residents of Sonoma County, CA since 1986. They enjoy birding, boating, exploring the natural world and playing with their kitten Razzle.

Amber Diehl

IT Consultant

Amber Diehl is a senior business professional with over 25 years of cross vertical industry experience as a collaborative and creative management team member and IT leader. Amber is currently an independent consultant living in Sequim, WA and works with companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and through out the United States.

In her free time, Amber enjoys designing houses and software, and spending time with her husband and their dog Barney -- all enjoy taking a long walk or mountain bike rides.