Board of Directors

Gordon RogersPresident

Gordon Rogers has lived and worked on three continents over a 30+ year career in international business. Gordon has served as Chief Financial Officer or senior executive in a number of life sciences companies ranging from small pre-IPO startups to major multinational companies. Gordon has also been a consultant for a number of companies in leadership positions, developing and executing operating strategies and raising capital.  Gordon first became interested in issues involving adults with Developmental Disabilities when working with a company whose vendor is one of the country’s largest employers of this population.  Gordon joined the Clausen House Board in 2014, finding the Clausen House mission compelling and looking forward to facilitating Clausen House’s continued contribution to the betterment of the community-at-large through its support of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Dr. Edwin ClausenImmediate Past President

Edwin Clausen is proud to serve on the Board. He is the son of the founders of Clausen House, Shirley and Edwin Clausen. He retired as President of Daemen College in Buffalo, New York and from a 35-year career in academia. Ed has served on many boards, as well as some in the for-profit world. Ed brings years of administrative and fundraising experience to the Board and a long history of working with individuals with intellectual and developmental challenges. His sister Ann was a 20-year resident of Clausen House. As a member of the Board, Ed hopes to facilitate the continued focus on those served by Clausen House’s programs and to maintain the organization’s history of caring, compassion and commitment, while also strengthening its financial well being long into the future. 

Anneli Meyer KornVice-President

Anneli Meyer Korn has been a Bay Area resident since 1982. Originally a nurse, she became a software technical writer, working for companies such as Motorola and Sybase. Anneli has an adult son with Asperger’s. Anneli and her husband, who specializes in making technology accessible to people with disabilities, own and manage rental properties in the Bay Area, successfully creating ADA compliant living spaces and affordable housing through Section 8 rentals. Anneli joined the Clausen House Board of Directors in May, 2015.

Roger B. EliassenSecretary

Roger Eliassen was a school mate of Ed Clausen, knew the Clausen family and of their involvement with Clausen House.  An accomplished attorney, Roger joined the Clausen House Board in 2013 and has served on its Program and Development Committees.

Curt EngelhardChief Financial Officer

Curt is an independent statistical consultant, specializing in the design of experiments and quality control for semiconductor manufacturing and semiconductor equipment makers. Curt enjoys bridge and tennis and has organized book reading groups for many years. Curt is on the Board of the Harvard Club of San Francisco and past President of the Harvard Club of Silicon Valley. Curt has a family member who has been involved with Clausen House for many years.  Curt joined the Clausen House Finance Committee in 2013 and the Board of Directors as Chief Financial Officer and Chair of the Finance Committee in 2014.

Edward KohlDirector

Edward Kohl began serving on Clausen House’s Board of Directors in 2011. Edward Kohl has been a a resident at Perkins since 2011.He says that Clausen House is the best place he has lived. Edward is active at the Clausen House community center. He takes creative writing classes and hopes to do some newsletter writing. He worked at a food bank but now works at the Clausen House Thrift Shop. Edward is interested in explaning to elected officials the importance of funding Clausen House programs and services.

Deborah SchweizerDirector

Deborah is a trial lawyer who has spent the majority of her legal career representing individuals who have been harmed by corporate greed, malfeasance and negligence. Deborah has been connected to Clausen House through her family member who has been a client for more than thirty years.  Deborah has seen the wonderful work Clausen House does up close and personal through the achievement of her relative and the other clients at Clausen House that she has gotten to know over the years.  Deborah enjoys volunteering for Clausen House and helping it continue it’s important mission.  Deborah previously served on the Clausen House Board of Directors on multiple committees including Programs, Development, Strategic Planning and the Executive Committee as both President and Past-President.  Deborah feels honored to rejoin the Board in 2016 to help Clausen House carry on its vital work.

The Reverend Mauricio Wilson is the Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Oakland. He joined Clausen House’s Board of Directors in December 2010.

Arthur YeapDirector

Arthur Yeap was born in Hong Kong and moved to San Francisco as a child. He and his wife, Katherine have one son, Alexander who has Down Syndrome. Arthur is a principal in Novo Group, a design firm specializing in acoustics, audio, lighting and television for houses of worship and higher education. He has been involved in a number of startups over the years ranging from iTV to specialty retail.  He was a board member and Chairman of the Golden Gate Regional Center. He is presently on the board of CompCare which provides behavioral health care, and through his involvement as a trustee of Grace Cathedral was introduced to Clausen House by the Rev. Richard Schaper of the Episcopal Diocese.

Advisory Council

Bonnie Headlee Michael B. Hobson Robert L. Hobson Susan Malick Peter Reinke The Rev. Richard Schaper