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San Mateo County Harbor District
Board of Harbor Commissioners


Tom Mattusch
Tom Mattusch
Nicole David
Nicole David
Vice President
Robert Bernardo
Robert Bernardo,
Pietro Parravano
Pietro Parravano,
Sabrina Brennan
Sabrina Brennan,
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Board of Harbor Commissioners Terms of Office
Elected by voters of San Mateo County for four year terms. Following shows when each commissioner's term ends.
    Brennan, Mattusch, Parravano - 2016
    Bernardo, and David - 2018
Election procedures and Candidate Guide information can be found by clicking on this link.

Tom Mattusch, President
Commissioner Tom Mattusch was elected to the San Mateo County Harbor Commission in November 2014 and is currently Vice President of the Commission.

Captain Tom Mattusch is the owner/operator of the Huli Cat, a charterboat in Pillar Point Harbor. He has fished the West Coast since 1967. He fishes for salmon, rockfish, tuna, Dungeness crab, flatfish and Humboldt squid. Tom also participates in Nature Trips, Bird Watching, Whale Watching and ash scattering at sea. He was a Member of the CA DFW Salmon Stamp Committee, License Agent Advisory Committee, NOAA's Sportfishing Action Team and is an Ambassador for DFW's Fishing Passport Program. Tom was a Member of the Regional Working Groups for the Central and North Central Coast Region to assist in the creation of the network of marine reserves along the coast. Past Board Member of the Golden Gate Fishermans Association and the Fishery Enhancement and Research Foundation. He is currently on the Board of Coastside Fishing Club and assists the National Weather Service as a Marine Users Group member. Tom has collaborated with the PCFFA and Institute for Fisheries Research on research projects. In addition to charterboat activities Tom participates in fisheries research with NOAA/NMFS, The Nature Conservancy and has completed projects with Scripps, Point Reyes Bird Observatory and Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. He has participated in Exempted Fisheries Permit projects for chilipepper and other underutilized species. Tom has experience in healthcare operations management and an MBA in Management. A former competition freediver, underwater hockey player, Tom has worked out of Pillar Point Harbor since 1992.

Contact information for Tom Mattusch:

Nicole David, Vice President
Commissioner Nicole David was elected to the San Mateo County Harbor Commission in November 2014.

David grew up in Germany and graduated with a Master's Degree in Marine Biology from the University of Berlin. Since 1998, she has worked for the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI), a non-profit scientific organization that studies water quality issues. Her background in marine and freshwater ecology with a focus on coastal waters and threatened ecosystems has allowed her to contribute to and lead SFEI watershed projects. Her research is directed toward studying contamination in storm-water runoff in agricultural and urban areas. David has also served on the Board of Directors for the Northern California Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, including one year as president.

As an avid open water swimmer, she cares passionately about the marine environment and the community she lives in. Her compassion and enthusiasm to support the community is reflected in her work for Swim Across America, a non-profit organization that raises money for pediatric cancer research through swimming-related events.

Contact information for Nicole David:

Robert Bernardo, Secretary
Commissioner Robert Bernardo was elected to the San Mateo County Harbor Commission in November 2010.

Currently, Bernardo is a manager at the Port of Oakland, the fifth largest seaport in the country. Prior to the Port, he worked as an investigator at the San Francisco Office of the District Attorney and previously, he worked in the crime prevention unit of the San Francisco Police Department. Bernardo has served on both the South San Francisco Planning Commission and Personnel Board.

He has lived in San Mateo County for over 35 years, and his community work spans decades. Bernardo is an active member of the Sierra Club, South San Francisco Friends of the Library, Filipino-American Coalition, and Henrik Ibsen Lodge (Sons of Norway). He has also served on the board of two Bay Area chambers of commerce, The San Mateo County Water Transit Advocates and other non-profit organizations. In 2006, the Business Times named Bernardo a "Top 40 Business Leader Under Forty," and he was also named Grand Marshal of the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade.

Bernardo speaks Tagalog and French. He volunteers at his local synagogue, and he enjoys traveling. Bernardo obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English at the University of California, Davis in 1991.

Contact information for Robert Bernardo:

Pietro Parravano, Treasurer
Currently serves as the President of the Institute for Fisheries Resources. As a member of the Pew National Ocean Commission, he co-authored a report to Congress on recommendations for a national ocean policy and sustainable fisheries. He remains active in promoting these recommendations for sustainable fisheries and advocating for a national ocean policy as a member of the Joint Oceans Commission Initiative. He is a founding member of the San Mateo County Food System Alliance. This alliance is comprised of individuals committed to creating a sustainable food system in San Mateo County. In 2005, he initiated the process to form a national organization of commercial fishermen. Now the group is established with a national membership.

He has received numerous awards from all levels of government and community organizations for his advocacy of sustainable fishing. He received his master’s degree in biology from Eastern Michigan University. After completing graduate school, he taught science and mathematics at Woodside Priory School in Portola Valley.

Contact information for Pietro Parravano:

Sabrina Brennan, Commissioner
2012— Commissioner Sabrina Brennan was elected to the San Mateo County Harbor District Board of Commissioners. Receiving the highest number of votes (120,656) from a pool of six candidates.

2010—Founded the Coastside Bicycle Coalition, a community group focused on reducing auto travel and improving bicycle and pedestrian safety on the San Mateo County coast.

2009—Completed a term on the Midcoast Community Council, an elected advisory council to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors

1998—Founded Digital Fusion Media (DFM), a small company that specializes in architectural signage, event graphics, and museum exhibition graphics. DFM partners with Oracle Team USA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, de Young Museum, Gensler Architecture, and the America’s Cup, among others.

Please contact Sabrina and share your ideas, suggestions, questions, or concerns about the Harbor District.

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