Headwaters Fund Governance

Board Statement 

Community members selected to serve as volunteers on the Headwaters Fund Board bring diverse background and experience: business, professional, non-profit and education. All share a common vision to improve the economic prosperity and quality of life in Humboldt County. Workforce preparation, increasing locally owned businesses, creation of living-wage jobs, building on our strengths, encouraging innovation and sustaining our quality of life are the path to making Humboldt County a model rural economy.

Headwaters Fund Board Members and Terms

Elizabeth Cameron

Free Range

Appointed 2018, Current Term through 5/2020

Charles Ellsworth (Chair)


Appointed 2015, Current Term through 5/2019

Carl Hansen (Vice Chair)  

Dean, College of eLearning & Extended Education - Humboldt State University

Appointed 2017, Current Term through 4/2019

Bruce Rupp 


Appointed 2017, Current Term through 4/2019

Dianna Rios

Fortuna Business Improvement District

Appointed 2015, Current Term through 5/2020

Greg Seiler  

Morgan Stanley

Appointed 2012, Current Term through 3/2020

Edward Webb 


Appointed 2011, Current Term through 2/2019

The Headwaters Fund Charter and Headwaters Fund Board Manual provide more information about the structure of the board.