Business Development Network
of Contra Costa

   Professional women assembled to share resources and develop business through relationships 

BDN Contra Costa membership

  • Gaby Bethge - Alain Pinel Realtors
  • Rachel Cohen - Exceptional Senior Placement
  • Kari Figone, DC - Absolute Chiropractic
  • Debi Koenig - Rodan +Fields Consultant
  • Darlene Gayler, VP - Gayler Design Build Inc.
  • Barbara L Gray - Element Wealth Management
  • Jennifer McGuire - Morrill Law
  • Julie McKinney - JBM Mortgage 
  • Stephanie Patterson - Countrywood Interiors
  • Geneé Ramsay, MFT - Psychotherapist
  • Liz Reynolds - WordPower Copywriting/Marketing
  • Nancie Zimmerman - NamiZuni Jewelry Design

Membership bios/contact info

Gaby Bethge

Alain Pinel Realtors

   Let's work together and make your dream come true! 



Gaby brings enthusiasm, energy, attentive listening skills in addition to outstanding negotiation skills to the process and is proud that most of her clients come from referrals and repeat clients.  They often remark on the quality of her team of financial, marketing and other experts. If you are buying, selling or investing in real estate you will receive superior service at all times.

Rachel Cohen

Exceptional Senior Placement


Kari Figone, DC

Absolute Chiropractic

   Choose to be Well

Chiropractor & Healing Coach


With 20+ years of service: “…learning along side each individual has trained me to assist each patient uniquely in their healing process, which can produce long term changes; for many a pain free life, for others the feeling of hope and well-being. It instills a confidence and independence to take care of ones own self naturally without turning to drugs or surgery.

Darlene Gayler

Gayler Design Build

   100% on Time & on Budget for 19 years running!



Gayler Design Build is a Design/Build company that specializes in residential remodeling, additions and new custom homes. When you work with Gayler Design Build, you will have a great experience and a beautiful project; brought in on time and on budget!

Barbara L Gray, CFP®

Element Wealth Management


LPL Financial Advisor

925-433-9533 or 925-948-5938

Barbara Gray is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional who will work with you to bring clarity and confidence to your financial picture, with the objective of your attaining a secure and independent future. Services include Personalized & Goals Based Financial Planning, Investment Advice & Asset Management, Estate & Wealth Preservation Strategies, Business Planning, and Life, Disability & Long Term Care Insurance. Barbara L Gray may only discuss and/or transact securities business with residents of CA, OH and UT. Barbara L Gray is a registered representative with, and securities offered through, LPL Financial, member FINRA/SIPC.

Debi Koenig

Rodan + Fields

Independent Consultant

Jennifer McGuire

Morrill Law

Trust & Estate Attorneys


Our team of attorneys and paralegals are experts in will and trust litigation, conservatorships, elder abuse, and related civil litigation matters. We have represented private professional fiduciaries, trustees, executives, personal representatives, conservators, beneficiaries, heirs, elders, family members and friends of elders, and nursing facilities, in all aspects of litigation and administration. We also practice in the areas of probate, trust administration, estate planning, and real estate matters.

Julie McKinney

JBM Mortgage

   Honesty. Integrity. Expertise.

Mortgage Broker


I founded JBM Mortgage in 2000 to provide my clients with the best in personalized service, tailored to their individual needs and goals.  With over 20 years as an industry professional, my balance of business experience and financial knowledge can simplify the loan process and give my clients more control over the loan process with smoother transactions, fewer delays and faster closings.

Stephanie  Patterson

Countrywood Interiors

    Interior Design Services Tailored to Your Needs

Interior Designer


Stephanie Yeraka is a Commercial and Residential Interior Designer and co-owner of J. Hettinger Interiors in Alamo. J. Hettinger is a one stop shop for their clients, assisting with remodel specifications and design, furniture selection and design, window treatment design, and space planning - J. Hettinger does it all, and does it right the first time! For a trusted professional touch, let Stephanie and J. Hettinger help you create the home of your dreams.

Genee Ramsay, MFT


     Pain is inevitable, but hope is possible.


I am passionate about helping people make positive changes in their lives. I provide therapy for teens, individual adults and couples to identify goals and create more satisfaction, happiness and fulfillment in their lives. If you know someone who is struggling with their emotions or in their relationships, please share my contact information with them.

Liz Reynolds

WordPower Marketing

   Ideas. Words. Results.



Liz Reynolds is a professional copywriter and editor, with an extensive background in advertising, PR and marketing. She collaborates with small to mid-size businesses to create websites, social media, brochures, newsletters, PR & business communications that effectively communicate the value of your business. Liz will turn IDEAS into action, find the right WORDS for a project, and create marketing that will get you RESULTS.  WordPower Marketing Creates Communications that Work!

Nancie Zimmerman

NamiZuni Jewelry Design

  Express your inner goddess with NamiZuni Jewelry!

Jewelry Artist


Nancie creates unique artisan jewelry pieces using freshwater pearls, abalone, Swarovski crystals, semiprecious stones, silver and gold. Her individually crafted creations look and feel stunning, allowing your expressive, sensual, creative spirit to shine through!  Nancie donates at least 10% of every sale to local and global charities that serve women and children.

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