California Preservation Foundation Staff
Cindy Heitzman, Executive Director. Cindy brings sixteen years of experience as the leader of CPF. She previously worked as Building Official and Fire Marshal for the City of St. Helena in the Napa Valley and was the first female president of the Redwood Empire Chapter of Code Officials (2000). Cindy served as the Chair of the California Building Officials’ Historic Codes Committee and has coordinated courses on the use and application of the California Historical Building Code. She served as a commissioner on the California Building Officials Training Institute from 2002 – 2005.
Phone: 415.495.0349 x 3
Jon Haeber, Field Services Director, manages Education and Technical Assistance programs, including the Conference, Higher Education, and General Education committees. A former copywriter and Managing Editor in the marketing field for over a decade, he attended graduate school hoping to turn his lifelong love of urban history and architecture into a career at a no-profit organization. Jon is a published author, architectural photographer, and urban historian. He has an M.A. in US History from UMass Amherst, B.A. degrees in English and Geography from UC Berkeley, and is a graduate of ARCUS, a professional fellowship in Historic Preservation Leadership. Jon is on the Board of Trustees for a nonprofit statewide scuba diving organization, serves on the City of Richmond’s Historic Preservation Commission, is a member of the AIA San Francisco Historic Resources and National Council on Public History Conference committees, and spends his free time volunteering at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Find Jon on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, or Facebook.
Phone: 415.495.0349 x 1
Christine Madrid French, Director of Development and Marketing, manages our communications and fundraising efforts to increase support and engagement from CPF’s existing stakeholders and new prospects. She also focuses on developing corporate relationships and promoting the benefits of membership in CPF. She earned a Master of Architectural History from the University of Virginia, and a B.S. degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Utah. She is a noted preservationist known for her advocacy projects with the National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A native Los Angeleno, Chris is based in our Southern California office. For a full listing of papers and projects, visit her website at madridfrench.com.
Phone: 415-495-0349 x 2
In addition to our hardworking staff, our Board of Trustees carry out important preservation work throughout the state.