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

Rob Rich, President
Safety and Human Resources Executive, Cahill Contractors LLC (Retired)

Deni Adaniya, Vice President
Senior Housing Development Program Manager, Oakland Housing Authority

Gayle Thomas, Secretary
Fire Captain/Paramedic, City of Alameda Fire Department

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

Paul Carney
CFO/COO, Merritt Capital

Carla Dartis
Consultant and Strategist, Anti-Human Trafficking and Gender-Based Violence Issues

Jean Hom
Housing Specialist, City of San Leandro (Retired)

Ingrid Jonsson
Learning & Development Program Manager, Robert Half Inc.

Cristi Ritschel, LCSW
Director of Resident Services, SAHA – Satellite Affordable Housing Associates

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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