Anne Dunham
19090 Bohlman Road                                                                          Home: 408/ 867-0133
Saratoga, CA 95070                                                                            Mobile: 408/ 621-9930


Professional Summary

Highly qualified, high-energy leader with hands-on experience in education and business administration in both the private and public sectors. Skilled in problem-solving, financial analysis, fund-raising, personnel management, team leadership, strategic planning, and project management. Communication skills include conveying complex information in easily understood format, defining difficulties in areas of conflict, clarifying behavioral expectations, and representing organizations in public and political arenas. Experience in redirecting troubled businesses and in identifying opportunities for growth and collaboration. Geared to positively effecting human behavior, both locally and globally. Strong computer and technology skills.

Career Experience/Accomplishments

current activity

Senior Net Learning Center of Almaden Volunteer

Assignments include coaching various classes; teaching FaceBook class.

Non-profit Volunteer Webmaster

Non-profit and small business development, accounting and website contractor

Grail Family Services

Dream Careers

Institute for the Study of Learning and Expertise

YWCA Silicon Valley

1990 – 2005
Youth Science Institute (YSI), Santa Clara County, California

1993 – 2005
Director of Operations – 1990-93, Executive Director/CEO

  • Developed the Director of Operations position and continued to carry out those duties when appointed as Executive Director. Reversed four-year deficit.
  • Produced and coordinated grant proposals and administered grants.
  • Worked with county supervisors, state legislators, and local elected officials to provide financial resources.
  • Incorporated language arts, visual arts, and physical education activities with science learning skills to address a variety of learning modalities.
  • Set-up, and maintained for seven years, the current bookkeeping and fund accounting program following Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Oversaw an annual audit.
  • Completed all tax reporting, including DE3s and 990s.
  • Worked effectively with Board of Directors and YSI Guild.
  • Created, and maintained, YSI’s website,
  • Developed and implemented technology plan, retirement plan, long-term County lease agreement, and endowment fund.
  • Coordinated educational programs at three sites relating them to State Science Standards.
  • Completed two successful capital projects: renovation of the animal room and replacing the aviaries at YSI’s Alum Rock site. Initiated a third, a classroom addition to the Vasona site which has just been completed.
  • Dramatically increased attendance in all education areas of YSI.
  • Collaborated with other agencies on related projects.

1988 – 1990
Dinah’s Garden Hotel, Palo Alto, California

General Manager

  • Managed 128 room hotel and garden restaurant.
  • Coordinated housekeeping, maintenance, food and beverage, marketing, guest services and administrative departments.
  • Planned and oversaw renovation of one section of hotel guest rooms.
  • Successfully completed negotiations in a difficult personnel issue.

1985 – 1988
Woodmark Hotels, Inc., Santa Clara, California

Assistant Manager, General Manager

Assignments included:

  • Assistant Manager with responsibilities for directing food and beverage and guest services departments of the Woodmark Hotel, a 60 room luxury hotel in Cupertino.
  • General Manger of the Centrella Hotel, an historic 28 room bed and breakfast hotel in Pacific Grove.
  • General Manager of All Stars Restaurant, a 15,000 square foot restaurant and sports bar with a 350 seat catering space in Cupertino.

1980 – 1985
Annie’s, an American Bistro, Saratoga, California

Owner, General Manager

  • Owned and operated a full service lunch and dinner house seating 65.
  • Developed business plan, sought and found funding, oversaw installation of restaurant equipment and furnishings.
  • Directed and oversaw professional staff, buying, and accounting.
  • Provided marketing and customer services. Worked with local merchant and civic groups.

1978 – 1980
Peppermill Restaurant, Cupertino, California – Assistant chef

Saga Foods, Wild Strawberries Restaurant, Palo Alto, California

Kitchen Manager, Chef

  • Oversaw kitchen management of an established restaurant chain as first female chef and back-of-the-house female.
  • Managed cold kitchen of Saga Foods start-up restaurant. Hired and supervised all kitchen personnel.

1964 – 1978
Fremont Union High School District, Sunnyvale, California, Teacher/Counselor

1964 – 1969
High School, Sunnyvale

1969 – 1978
Monta Vista High School, Cupertino

  • Primary teaching duties in English included basic language arts and literature, creative writing, film as literature, American literature, and humanities.
  • Taught physical education and home economics on an as-needed basis including adaptive P.E. and cooking for blind students.
  • Served as Associated Student Body advisor at Monta Vista.
  • Provided half-time counseling, half-time teaching at Fremont High School for three years.

1961 – 1963
Cedar Rapids School District, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                    

Roosevelt Junior High School, Language Arts Teacher


Postgraduate/Continuing Education

  • 90+ hours of course work in various areas at Stanford, University of California, Berkeley and Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, West Valley College. Attended California Culinary Academy prior to opening restaurant.
  • Personal development classes at San Jose Museum of Art, local junior colleges, recreation departments, other organizations. Currently taking Spanish.

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa,

Master of Arts -Guidance and Counseling

Bachelor of Arts, with High Honors

Major: Junior High Education. Minors: English, History, French

Community Involvement