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Meet Your Directors

Emanuel M.S. Robinson, President (term ends 2023)

Raised in the San Lorenzo Village has brought me to where I am today. Attending Del Rey and Arroyo High School gave me to the foundation in obtaining my B.S. from Cal Poly Pomona in Urban and Regional Planning. Through my teenage years I served on the San Lorenzo Area Youth Advisory Commission as well as the San Lorenzo Village Task Force that was able to design the San Lorenzo Village Center Specific Plan in 2004.

Professionally I have been a planner for Riverside County as well as assisted in forward planning / project management for Pulte Homes / Del Webb, K. Hovnanian, and currently with The New Home Company. Currently I service as a HOA Board Member on startup operations on 8 HOAs that The New Home Company currently has under development throughout Northern California.

Historic preservation is the key element that I believe keeps San Lorenzo Village relevant. This community once was on the national stage for revolutionary achievements. I believe the strong days of yesteryear are only ahead of us. Through focused goals and foresight, I look forward in serving the San Lorenzo Village Proudly.

Kathie Ready, Vice President (term ends 2022)

Kathie ReadyMy name is Kathie Ready and I love San Lorenzo Village. I have always believed in our little community and the strength and power of its citizens. As humans, we may not always agree with each other but if the end result is a better, safer, happier place for the majority of us, then that really is all that matters.

My husband, Jim, and I have lived in the Village for many years. We raised two wonderful daughters that married, bought homes in the Village and are now raising their children here.

I believe I can offer both experience and knowledge. In the early 2000’s I was a member of the Homes Association Board and was its President. I was a member of the San Lorenzo Redevelopment Board and Chair of that group for 2 years. I was appointed to the Alameda County Planning Commission, was a member for 9 years and sat as Chair of that Commission for two years. I can really see both sides of issues. I understand how government works and how it should work for the betterment of the community as a whole. I know how important it is to follow our governing documents and how they protect our interests.

I’ve known better days in the Village and sincerely believe we can have those again. Our community heart is still strong!


Diane Wydler, Secretary/Treasurer (term ends 2022)

Diane WydlerMy family moved to San Lorenzo when I was two (2) years old and I grew up here; went to UC Berkeley, became a high school teacher and eventually taught at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward. Different jobs led me to San Jose where I lived until 2009, when I moved back to San Lorenzo into the house where I had grown up. My parents still owned and lived in this house until they both passed away.

I became involved in the SLVHA; served on committees, helped with community events, and eventually served as a Board Director from 2010-2013. Being a Board member takes a lot of work and dedication, but is also extremely rewarding and educational. During my break from being a director, I continued to be involved with community events, have served as Chairperson of the Ad Hoc CC&R Implementation Committee, and have continued to attend both Board Work Sessions and regular Board Meetings.

I look forward to being on the Board again and to working with you, the membership, to address the current issues of San Lorenzo Village, so that it remains a safe, beautiful, and community oriented place to live.


Kris Palmer, (term ends 2024)

Kris Palmer has been a homeowner in San Lorenzo Village since 2018. She holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Rice University, has two commercial album releases, performs throughout Northern California when there aren’t pandemics, and believes every HOA should have an artist of some kind on board. She is also the mother of an amazing special needs teenager, and she has volunteered with the Arc of Alameda County for almost ten years.


Taylor Aston-Nielsen, (term ends 2024)

San Lorenzo is where I became a homeowner and plan on living for many years.

Professionally, I work in Human Resources, in industries that have included hospitality, private equity, entertainment, and law. I have lived and worked abroad, love to travel, volunteer, and learn about new cultures and people.

My favorite parts of our community are the kindness of my neighbors, beauty of the nature around us, and connection we all seek to have with one another to support, protect, and grow our village.

In my time on the board I plan on continuing to promote connections, security, and growth within our community. It is important to me that we as residents feel involved, respected, and heard. I look forward to working with the HOA and advocating so that everyone feels they have a voice and are a part of our community.