Community Group Executive Board


Bill Dunlop, Chair

Dr. William H. Dunlop, PhD, has worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory since 1972. A physicist, he was chosen as Division Leader for thermonuclear weapons development and the Program Leader overseeing the Non-Proliferation, Arms Control and Treaty Verification work. This assignment included his membership in the US delegation to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, and the US delegation to the Nuclear Testing Talks in Geneva. He served as the Technical Advisor to the US Ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament during the negotiation of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. Dr. Dunlop is currently the Chairman of the Nuclear Forensics Science Panel. He has also co-chaired a panel of experts that supports the Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC). Dr. Dunlop founded the Livermore Valley Education Foundation, became its first president and continues to serve on the LVEF Board.  Through 2014, he served on the Livermore School Board for a decade, first as a board member and then as its chair.  He presently is on the Board of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center.

Jean King

Ms. King has been employed at Sandia Labs as a computer programmer and at Las Positas College as an adjunct instructor teaching mathematics. She has served on the boards of the League of Women Voters, AAUW, Friends of the Vineyards, Livermore Commission for the Arts, and as past president of the Student Education Loan Fund, Del Valle Fine Arts, Livermore-Amador Symphony Association and the Tri Valley Conservancy. She presently has accepted appointments to the Board of the Livermore-Amador Symphony Association and Chair of the Board of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center.  Ms. King was named Woman of the Year (2009) for the 15th Assembly District for her leadership role in the arts and the environment, including preservation of vineyard lands.

Joan Seppala

In 1963, Ms. Seppala founded The Independent, a Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin weekly newspaper, and continues as its publisher. Ms. Seppala participates in the Alameda County Altamont Settlement Committee and the Livermore Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee. She serves on the board of the Valley Study Group, an organization formed by employees of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to increase community awareness of its scientific achievements. She co-founded the Livermore Cultural Arts Council in 1966, and remains a member today. As early as 1986, she envisioned a performing arts center in downtown Livermore to enrich the cultural life of the community, and led the founding of it. Ms. Seppala's involvement in the broader community has been recognized by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award from the Tri-Valley YMCA; Las Positas College Friend of the College Award and Alameda County Board of Supervisors, District 1 Champion for the Arts Award. She and her husband Lynn Seppala were chosen as the 2015 Livermore Rodeo Parade Grand Marshalls by the Livermore Rotary Club for their service to the community.

Lee Younker

Dr. Younker, PhD, was employed as a member of the Senior Management Team at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 1980-2011, reaching the level of Deputy Associate Director. He serves as a Board Member and Public Affairs Director of the Livermore Rotary, and a Board Member of Pacific Chamber Symphony. The Friends of Livermore has chosen him as its Chairman. Dr. Younker is the Past President of the Valley Concert Chorale and past President, current Board Member of the Valley Study Group, current secretary of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Board, and past secretary of the Livermore Cultural Arts Council.