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Save The Redwoods League Appoints James Larson as President and Melinda Thomas as Vice President of Board Of Directors

Photo of Jim Larson by Larry Wagner, Fort Bragg.
Photo of Jim Larson by Larry Wagner, Fort Bragg.

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Save the Redwoods League
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SAVE THE REDWOODS LEAGUE APPOINTS JAMES LARSON AS PRESIDENT AND MELINDA THOMAS AS VICE PRESIDENT OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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SAN FRANCISCO (October 10, 2012) — Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting ancient redwoods throughout their natural range, today announced the appointment of James Larson and Melinda Thomas as President and Vice President of the Board of Directors, respectively.

James Larson, President of League Board of DirectorsJames Larson, President

Previously serving as a member of the Board of Directors for Save the Redwoods League, Larson brings a proven track record as a California Board-certified attorney specialist in estate and trust law and a pro bono advisor to nonprofits. He has served as President of the Mendocino Conservation and Planning Foundation, President of the Mendocino County Bar Association, and Chair of the Mendocino County Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board. Larson’s extensive expertise will continue to serve Save the Redwoods League well.

Melinda M. Thomas, Vice President of League Board of DirectorsMelinda M. Thomas, Vice President
Thomas also brings her experience as a member of the Board of Directors for Save the Redwoods League. She is currently the inaugural Entrepreneur in Residence for New York City, working to connect resources and mentoring with aspiring scientific entrepreneurs, and strengthening science networks in New York. Thomas previously served as VP, Operations at CardioDx, where she took the company from day one through its first product launch, with responsibility for all non-research functions. Prior to this, Thomas was the VP of Operations at ParAllele Biosciences.

About Save the Redwoods League
Walk through a redwood forest — home of the tallest, largest, and some of the oldest living beings on Earth — and you can’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of awe and peace among these magnificent giants. Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League has led the effort to protect the coast redwoods and giant sequoias for all to experience and enjoy. To date the League has completed the purchase of more than 190,000 acres of redwood forest and associated land. For more information, please visit SaveTheRedwoods.org, or to receive monthly email updates, sign up at SaveTheRedwoods.org/signup.


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