Gayle L. Schofield of Vacaville, CA passed way 9 November 2022 after a lengthy hospitalization. She was the daughter of Frank and Louise Greco of Hillside Illinois, both deceased.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Schofield of Vacaville, brother Frank Greco of Lexington Massachusetts, sister Linda Fogdall of Sea Ranch California, and brother Steven Greco of Cave Creek Arizona.
She was an organization development consultant.
She graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1966 with a BS in Secondary Education, Speech/Communications major, and worked shortly for Illinois Bell as a business services consultant, assistant staff manager, and job counselor. She then married husband Kenneth and they moved to Vacaville California in 1971. She was hired as an employment interviewer by Pacific Bell and worked in Oakland and Napa, CA. She acted as liaison with community groups for PR and recruitment purposes, handled administrative responsibilities for employment office, and coached and trained new interviewers She became Vice President and Program Director for the Bay Area Association for Psychological Type. At Pac Bell after being promoted to position of Assistant Staff Manager, she worked in the Disbursement Accounting section of Internal Resource and became Associate Manger in Systems Technology and Staff Manager in Systems Technology. She was a member of the Bay Area Organization Development Network. After 24 years of service, she retired from Pacific Bell, on December 30th, 1991.
While contributing to many charitable organizations, (to include St Joseph’s Parish Youth Group) she devoted much of her retirement time to volunteer work for the Health and Social Services Department of Solano County. Her work and dedication were recognized by the Solano County Community Services Task Force In 1999. She served the county in the development of the Solano County HIV Prevention Plan. Her leadership skills and commitment to enhancing HIV related services in Solano County received special recognition. She received special recognition by the Bay Area Health Support and Education Services Group for her Organizational Development work in support of Solano County. She served on the A Woman’s Health Summit Steering Committee Congressman George Miller recognized her efforts in support of Children’s Health Insurance Implementation Program. Her support of Solano Coalition for Better Health was notable. Later she helped develop the Solano County Elder Abuse Council’s Strategic Plan. In some groups she was leader and organizer, in other groups she served as facilitator and guide using a systems approach supported by a variety of concepts touching on different aspects of healing and development
As part of her work with the North Bay Adopt-A-School Program, she presented the Search Institute’s concepts on youth development at conferences, parent/teacher groups, college classes and a wide variety of community organizations throughout Solano County. From there she was a consultant for the Youth First program at Vacaville’s schools.
Her commitment to improve conditions in her community was exemplary.
Her interests were theatre and music.
The world is a sadder place with her departure. Wherever she went, she would try to help those in need. Her reassuring smile could convince you everything was all right.