OFFICERS & BOARD
OF DIRECTORS

AUSTIN AND LESLEY DE LONE FOUNDERS

LESLEY DE LONE  –  PRESIDENT

AUSTIN DE LONE  –  SECRETARY

Austin and Lesley de Lone have been married since 1984, and have two beautiful children; Caroline, a talented 23 year old singer-songwriter who has performed around the world as well as at several RDSHP benefit concerts, and Richard who is 17 and has Prader-Willi Syndrome.

Lesley was born and raised in Radlett, England, just north of London. She is a highly trained florist, having done flowers for the Savoy Hotel Group, The Duchess of Kent, Houses of Parliament, and 10 Downing Street. For the past 15 years Lesley has been Personal Chef to best selling author Catherine Coulter.

Austin was born and raised outside of Philadelphia, PA, and dropped out of Harvard University in 1969 to pursue a career in music. His first band, Eggs Over Easy, is credited with starting the British rock movement called Pub Rock. Austin has performed with Elvis Costello, Boz Scaggs, Nick Lowe, Bonnie Raitt, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Loudoun Wainwright, Carla Thomas, Irma Thomas, Clarence Clemons, Howard Tate, Commander Cody and many others. Austin is Executive Director for RDSHP.

The de Lones have lived in Mill Valley, California since they were married. Being older parents, they realized soon after the traumatic birth of their son Richard that there was a great need to find a way to help their son, and others like him, in his later years. Thus was born The Richard de Lone Special Housing Project, with the dream of creating a residential community for adults and children with Prader-Willi Syndrome.

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STEVE SENK VICE PRESIDENT

Steve is Chief Operating Officer of Second Octave Entertainment.  Steve, who is the former Live Nation Vice President of Licensing, began his music career as National Sales Manager for Sony Signatures. After moving to London from San Francisco to manage the sponsorship program for the 1998 World Cup in Paris for Sony Steve secured World Wide agency representation and North American Licensing rights from Apple Corp and The Beatles. Steve grew, nurtured, and managed The Beatles licensing programs as well as programs for KISS, Barbra Streisand and many others before joining SOMO Concerts as a partner.

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ANDY HOUSTON TREASURER

Andy Houston was born in 1953 in San Rafael, California. He was raised in Mill Valley, California and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since. He attended high school in Mill Valley and earned a B. A. degree in Humanities with an emphasis in psychology from The New College of California in San Francisco. Andy has worked extensively in the hospitality business, been self employed and is currently working in finance.

Andy was involved in the Mill Valley CA Little League for almost 20 years and in the Windsor CA Little League for 4 years. He coached teams, umpired and was president of each organization. Andy had volunteered for the Marin Aids Project and has been a member of the RDSHP Board for over 4 years.

Andy lives in Novato CA with his partner, Barbara Johnson. They like to spend time with friends, enjoy working in the yard and like to take driving vacations. Both are currently very involved with the care of their parents.
Andy was honored to be asked to join the initial Board for RDSHP due to his friendship with the de Lone family.

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JONAH STEINHART DIRECTOR

After co-founding, and ultimately selling, two Silicon Valley startups, Jonah is now an English teacher at Tamalpais High School located in Mill Valley, California and part of Tamalpais Union High School District.

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JOHN MCCUE CONSULTANT

With 30 years experience in residential programs for the disabled, John McCue joins RDSHP to help create our first residence.  John has served in both full-time and interim executive roles, developing organizations with little preexisting infrastructure. This work has provided John with a strong generalist background in finance, organizational development, human resources, compliance, and fund development. He has designed and implemented successful fund development initiatives in organizations where there had been none, and has worked successfully with non-profit Boards of Directors, as the executive, as a consultant and as a Board member. He has lead strategic planning and implementation efforts with Boards and other stakeholders, and managed accredited organizations effectively incorporating best practices and technology.

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ADVISORY BOARD:

Dr. Suzanne Cassidy –  Former President International PWS Organisation

Elvis Costello – Legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Artist

Maddy de Lone –  Executive Director, The Innocence Project

Kevin and Michelle Donaldson – Parents

Bruce Dorfman – Real Estate Developer

BJ Goff – PWS Residential Specialist

Lisa Graziano – Former Executive Director Prader-Willi California Foundation

Dawn Holliday – Producer, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival; Former General Manager Slims and Great American Music Hall

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