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Community - July 27, 2011

People briefs: Hilary Giles of Portola Valley named top financial adviser

Merrill Lynch private wealth adviser Hilary Giles of Portola Valley was recognized in the June 6 issue of Barron's financial magazine as one of America's top 100 women financial advisers.

This is the second year Ms. Giles has been on the list. Her business partner, Suzanne Killea, was also recognized. The women work out of Merrill Lynch's Menlo Park office.

Ms. Giles serves on the finance/investment committees of the Woodside Priory and on the parcel tax oversight committee for the Portola Valley School District. She and her husband live in Portola Valley with their four children.

Shelley joins board

Dana Shelley of Atherton has been appointed to the board of directors of Family & Children Services, a nonprofit with offices in Palo Alto and San Jose. Ms. Shelley and Ian Nasman join a board of 19 volunteers who lead the nonprofit organization.

Ms. Shelley is director of budget planning and policy analysis in the university budget office of Stanford University. She formerly served on the boards of the Foundation for the Future, which raises funds for initiatives at Menlo-Atherton High School and the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation.

Since 1948, Family & Children Services has provided counseling and support to children and adults in Silicon Valley, particularly those who might not otherwise be able to afford care.

Lundberg named development director

Pennie L. Lundberg has been named director of development for Peninsula Volunteers Inc. in Menlo Park. She began the new position July 1.

Ms. Lundberg has served as a senior management executive in professional and college sports organizations, as well as in the entertainment industry. She has served as an executive at the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Northern California and the ALS Golden West chapter, serving 31 counties in California.

Peninsula Volunteers is a nonprofit organization that develops and administers programs and services for the aging population of the Midpeninsula.

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