Staff and Board

Leadership Team

(Photo not current, Jan. 2020)

Liz Varela, Executive Director

Rachelle Martin, Finance Director

Jennifer Co, Domestic Violence Services Director

Tammy Cloud, Housing & Health Services Director

Sabrina Thomas, Emergency Services Program Director

Ana Maria Mahiri, Development and Communications Director

Board of Directors

Cristi Ritschel, President
Vice President of Resident Services Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA)

Paul Carney, Vice President
CFO/COO, Merritt Community Capital Corporation

Ingrid Jonsson, Secretary
Content Editor/Learning & Development, Robert Half

Sandy Schnieder, Treasurer
Retired, Director of Business Planning & Analysis, Pacific Bell

Carla Dartis
Executive Director, Movement Strategy Center

Jean Hom
Retired, Human Services Consultant and Affordable Housing Advocate

Nicole Hankton
Director of Sales and Marketing, Visit Walnut Creek 

Ellen Dektar
Senior Community Engagement Manager, Unite Us

Jolene K. Wright
HR and Operations Specialist, Head of People and Operations, Koto

Liz Varela
Executive Director, Building Futures

Special Thanks

Yvonne Day-Rodriguez, Y. Day Designs, for graphic and web design

Alain McLaughlin Photography Inc

Marilyn Hulbert for photography

Patricia Bidar for writing, editing and consultation

Tamara Adams for original artwork

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