Committee Bios

Chuck Miller

Chuck has undergraduate and law degrees from U.C. Berkeley.  He has been in private practice as a litigation attorney in San Francisco for over 40 years.  He has run the Dipsea and Double Dipsea races.  Chuck has been on the Dipsea Foundation Board as its legal adviser for many years and has enjoyed his role as a Board member in awarding scholarships and meeting the recipients at the annual Dipsea dinner.   He heads up the Scholarship Committee.

Elizabeth (Liebe) Patterson

Elizabeth (Liebe) Patterson is president of the Elizabeth R. and William J. Patterson Foundation. Liebe’s family has a long history with the Dipsea race and the trails on Mt. Tamalpais.  Liebe’s late husband, Bill Patterson, ran the Dipsea Race 14 times and also ran the double Dipsea.  Bill’s final Dipsea Race was the 100th Running of the Dipsea in 2010. He was the 99th runner to cross the finish line, just two months before a brain tumor took his life. To honor their husband and father, Liebe and her three children, Will, Ellie and Graham have all run the Dipsea race and have named their dog Dipsea.  Friends of Bill established a Dipsea scholarship in his honor to recognize young people who have shown grit and determination in the running of the Dipsea Race.  The Patterson family have all actively run, hiked and biked the trails on Mt. Tamalpais and are committed to the preservation of this very special and sacred mountain.

Jason Cheng

Jason Cheng is Director of Corporate Strategy at Kaiser Permanente.  Prior to joining, Jason was Vice President at Quorum Consulting, a boutique health care consultancy in San Francisco.  Jason has also served on the Board of Directors of The Imagine Bus Project, a Bay Area non-profit that provides visuals arts curriculum to under-served youth.  Jason received an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley.  Jason ran and completed the Dipsea for the first time in 2014, and plans to run in the coming years as well.

Tim Fitzpatrick   

27 years in investment banking. 1983 BA, Hobart College.  15 time Dipsea participant. Husband of two time Dipsea Champion, Diana Fitzpatrick.  Head Cross Country Coach-Marin Catholic High School, Assistant Track Coach MC High School (middle distance).   Co Race Director (with Diana) of Tamalpa Headlands 50K (USATF National Championship).  Former Board Member/Treasurer Mark Day School-San Rafael, Ca.  Four Time Western States 100 silver buckle winner, 2011 50-59 Age group winner.

Lou Encalada
Lou holds several Master Degrees, has coached a variety of sports, taught in both public and private schools, and taught and administrated at all levels.