WEI Board of Directors
Gabrielle Parkinson, MA, CCF
Founder & President of WEI, CEO Career Life Transitions Institute

Gabrielle is CEO of Career Life Transitions Institute and specializes in Career Management, Leadership Development and Career/Life Transitions. She combines a strong management background with being an Executive Coach, an experienced career management consultant and trainer, and a master Career/Life Planner. She is the co-author of You Can Choose Again and author of her new book, The Transition Dance.

Gabrielle loves supporting people who are thinking about a major career life transition or are in the midst of a major change-eager and ready to fully step into their power and potential. She has developed powerful transition tools and works strategically with her clients in attracting new opportunities and creating a life of choice. This fall 2009 she is launching POWERFUL WOMEN RETREATS for fast-paced women to create retreat time for themselves to rejuvenate and refresh their Spirit and energies.

She is the Founder (1992) and current President of Women Entrepreneurs Institute (WEI), and strongly believes in the power and effectiveness of women entrepreneurs coming together to support and help each other to grow and prosper in their businesses.

Career Life Transitions Institute
Diane Foster & Associates


Linda Disiere
WEI Finance Director / Real Estate Investor, North Coast Investor Group (NCIG)

Linda Disiere is Equity Manager for NCIG. She has been a licensed real estate broker since 1983. She has been involved extensively in commercial leasing and sales having founded and operated Willis & Disiere Realtors, a highly successful real estate brokerage. She has earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation which is awarded in recognition of being an expert in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate. She was the first to earn this designation in Humboldt County. She has served as the President of the Humboldt Association of Realtors, 1998, and Vice Chair of California State Association of Realtors Commercial Real Estate Committee, 1999 and as President of the Eureka Chamber of Commerce 2005 and Ingomar Club 2007-2008. She is a founding member of the Women Entrepreneurs Institute.


Suzanne Dockal
CPA & Project Manager, Dockal & Associates

Suzanne Dockal is a Financial Strategist / Project Management Consultant. Suzanne has over 27 years of professional experience focusing on: Business Financial Analysis; Detailed Cost Analysis, Grant and Project Management, Grant Writing and Budget Development, Loan Application and Packaging Assistance, Financial Information Systems Reviews and Conversions, Financial Policy Development, Non-Profit Financial Management, Grant and Governmental Compliance Reporting,and Workshop Presenter and Trainer.


Sharon Taylor
Reflections Jewelry

Sharon Taylor is the owner of Reflections Jewelry Inc., a sterling silver jewelry company that has international wholesale and local retail operations. Before Reflections, her career has included managerial and executive positions in several local retail and wholesale organizations. Sharon also consults with wholesale and retail businesses on attending tradeshows, planning budgets, and using Quickbooks.  An important priority for Sharon and her company is to support national and local organizations that work to meet the needs of women and children. staylor@reflectionsjewelry.com


Lisa Fryrear
Taylor Made Organizing

Lisa Fryrear
of Taylor Made Organizing is a Productivity Consultant & Trainer. “Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than making a difference in my clients' lives!” says Lisa, who works with people who want to be more organized in their offices. With a simple system, Lisa will assist you in putting your things in an order that will fit you and your lifestyle, and then will teach you to maintain your new space! In addition Lisa also offers Productivity Training to large or small groups on a number of topics including Paper, Time Management, Email Processing, and Defeating Self-Defeating Behaviors. It is a pleasure to serve on the Women’s Entrepreneur Board of Directors, and have the opportunity to inspire and encourage other women in business.

Taylor Made Organizing

707.725.3544 Office
707.407.8878 Cell

Renée Chappelle
Renée Chappelle & Associates

Renée Chappelle was born in Eureka, CA. Her family has been Humboldt County entrepreneurs for three generations in lumber, construction, Loleta Water Company and retail, The Alice Fay. Renée graduated HSU with a BA degree in Business Administration/Marketing, minor degree in Fine Arts. In Mendocino County she and her husband were general contractors and owned a glass and building supply company. She and three partners started Parsons Creek Winery in 1980 winning three gold metals with their wines. From 1995-2001 she did consulting on retail store management, store design, tradeshow speaking on visual design throughout the US. She has done construction project management since 2002 over-seeing Arcata-Eureka Airport Expansion for the County, Shaw Medical Pavilion for Mad River Hospital, and Eureka Myrtletown Lumber.


Anne Conrad-Antoville
Champion Advocates LLC

Anne Conrad-Antoville is co-owner of Champion Advocates LLC providing eldercare management and comprehensive family caregiver support services for seniors, adults with disabilities and their family caregivers. Having become an unexpected family caregiver of a disabled parent at an early age, Anne is passionately committed to the mission of "Action with Compassion".

Anne has been the recipient of the Peer Achievement Award from the State HICAP Association and the Public Health Hero Award from the Humboldt County Department of Public Health. She has been interviewed for Medicare stories for KIEM News Channel 3, KHSU FM, The Times-Standard, The Eureka Reporter, The Sacramento Bee, The Los Angeles Times and USA Today. Anne has a Master's Degree in Music from the University of Southern California and has won various honors as a both a cellist and composer from the Aspen Music Festival, CRS records, the Cleveland Orchestra, the MacDowell Artists Association and the National Academy of Songwriters among others.



Community Advisory Group

Lynn Evers
Realtor Associate REMAX Humboldt Realty

Lynn Evers is a Realtor Associate with REMAX Humboldt Realty focusing on residential and investment properties in Humboldt County, serving the needs of both buyers and sellers. She has worked in Real Estate for over 12 years and is part of a National Real Estate network.

Lynn has lived in Humboldt County for 30 years. She has worked as the Executive Director of the YWCA (in Eureka and Monterey) , Store Manager of the Garden Gate in Arcata and is a partner in her husband's business Driftwood Designs (wood art and crafts). Lynn received her BA degree in sociology from UCSB, as well as has studied in Perguia Italy, College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University. Her community involvement has included WEI, local educational, sports and arts activities.