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Can Do! Staff


Jodi Chaban, Executive Director

Jodi joined the Can Do! team in 2021. Jodi was a district parent for 5 years and served on the Miller Creek Home and School Club Board for 3 years, with 2 of those years as Vice President. Prior to that, she served on the Montessori de Terra Linda Auction Committee for 6 years.  Jodi owned and operated her own small business for 16 years in Novato and San Francisco, in addition to spending 4 years as a lead tech trainer for a large K-12 publishing company. Jodi has a teaching credential and a master's in education and many moons ago was a middle school science teacher. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her daughter, a sophomore in high school, family and friends, and 3 cats. She loves going to the beach, hiking, camping, dancing to live music, and playing board, card, and word puzzle games.  Email

Leah Curran, Operations Coordinator

Leah joined the Can Do! team in June 2021. Prior to joining Can Do! Leah spent nine years as Director of Operations at Oakland Ballet Company, and prior to that five years in the corporate finance world. A lifelong dancer, Leah originally moved to the Bay Area to pursue a dance career and still continues to dance and perform throughout the Bay Area. She is also a prenatal and postnatal yoga and fitness specialist and finds great joy in helping women navigate their pregnancies and beyond. Leah and her husband Ted moved to San Rafael from Oakland in 2019 and are thrilled to be making their home and raising their two boys in this wonderful community. Email


Nancy Knight, Fundraising Administrator

Nancy joined the Can Do! team in January 2019.  Having spent the last 35 years as a Buyer/Merchandise Manager for Bay Area retailers such as Macy’s, Smith & Hawken, Restoration Hardware and Gump’s, she is excited to be part of Can Do! and have the opportunity to give back to the community.  She and her husband, Kris, have two grown children who attended Mary Silviera and Miller Creek Middle School. Email