Who We Are

President and Chief Executive Officer: Ali Knight, MPA (Biography)
Vice President of Infrastructure and Chief Financial Officer: Carlos Garcia, MPA (Biography)
Vice President of Youth Voice and Executive Director of Santa Clara County: Susie Rivera, JD, MS, CPCC (Biography)
Vice President of Community Impact:
Cassidy Higgins, PhD (Biography)
Vice President of Development: Katie Sandoval-Clark (Biography)
Chief of Staff: Anna Nguyen, MSW (Biography)
Founder: Christa Gannon, JD (Biography)

Adriana Canales, Reentry Program Case Manager, Santa Clara County
Alondra Tejeda, Career Pathways Navigator, Alameda County
Anastacia Dueñas, Law Program Evaluation Specialist, San Mateo County
Avril Simiano Hernandez, Leadership Program Case Manager, San Mateo County
Barbara Martinez, Reentry Program Coordinator, Santa Clara County
Brianna Ramos, Career Pathways Navigator, San Mateo County
Carmen Andino-Talavera, CAFA Mentor Program Manager, Santa Clara County
Claire Wagner, Director of Communications
Colin Ford, Law Program Site Manager, Alameda County
Cy Faiaipau, Lead Evaluation & Learning Analyst
Danielle Parga, CAFA Mentor Program Case Manager, Santa Clara County
Danielle Ross, Lead Case Manager, Alameda County
Danielle Clark, STAY FLY Lead Case Manager, Alameda County
Dennyce Martinez, Law & Reentry Program Coordinator, San Mateo County
Desire Campusano, Middle School Program Case Manager, Santa Clara County
Devon Matsumoto, Leadership & Middle School Programs Coordinator
Diana Joves, Communications Assistant
Eberardo Lopez, CAFA Mentor Program Volunteer Recruitment & Events Manager, Santa Clara County
Emmanuel “Manny” Cardenas, Law Program Manager, Santa Clara County
Felicia Cantu, Leadership and CAFA Mentor Program Manager, Alameda County
Fernanda Fonseca, Law Program Coordinator, Alameda County
Fiani Johnson, Reentry Program Case Manager, Santa Mateo County
Freddy Salto, Career Pathways Navigator, Santa Clara County
Gabrielle Castor-Thomas, Talent & Operations Coordinator
Holly Martin, Development Writer
Jairo Bustos, Leadership Program Case Manager, Santa Clara County
Jamela Joseph, Director of Alameda County
Jessalina Perez, CAFA Metor Program Case Manager, Santa Clara County
Jesus Martinez, Middle School Program Case Manager
Joshua Orcine, Law Program Site Manager, San Mateo County
Juan Rodriguez, Reentry Program Case Manager, Santa Clara County
Julia Cuevas, Youth Advisory Council Manager
Justin Nguyen, CAFA Mentor Program Coordinator, Alameda County
Kate Hiester, Director of San Mateo County
Kris Scott, Leadership and Middle School Programs Manager, Santa Clara County
Lizbeth Martinez, Reentry Program Case Manager, San Mateo County
Lizzie Scanlon, MOT, Associate Director of Community Resources
Luz Pinacho, Law Program Evaluation Specialist, Santa Clara County
Maria Delgado, Leadership Program Case Manager, San Mateo County
Mariah Cardenas, Law Program Evaluation Specialist, Alameda County
Martin Martinez, CAFA Mentor Program Lead Case Manager, Santa Clara County
Martin Nguyen, Database Coordinator, Santa Clara County
Meghan Monteiro, Director of Evaluation & Learning
Melissa Poling, Law & Reentry Program Manager, San Mateo County
Meredith McGrath, STAY FLY Lead Case Manager, Santa Clara County
Natalia PerfettoDirector of Finance and Operations
Nazanin Qudus, Operations & Compliance Manager
Rachel Vosters, Evaluation & Learning Manager
Rafael Cervantes, Law & STAY FLY Programs Coordinator, Santa Clara County
Raylene Mancilla, Administrative Assistant
Reyna Martinez, Talent Development Manager
Rochelle Sarmiento, Lead Accounting Associate
Robert Enriquez, Leadership Program Coordinator, San Mateo County
Rosa Chihuahua, CAFA Mentor Program Case Manager, Santa Clara County
Ryan Ly, Executive Assistant to CDO
Stephanie Martinez, Leadership Program Case Manager, Santa Clara County
Stephanie Sieveke, CAFA Mentor Program Lead Case Manager, Alameda County
Tara Spaans, Leadership Program Coordinator, Alameda County
Tina Tellez, Reentry Program Lead Case Manager, Santa Clara County
Trevor Arceneaux, Law Program Manager, Alameda County
Tyenesha Washington, Leadership Case Manager, Alameda County
Vianni Garcia, Law Program Site Manager, Santa Clara County
Vinson Chew, Youth Voice Coordinator
Whitney Henry, Director of Talent
Yuni Cisneros, Leadership Program Manager, San Mateo County

Board of Directors, 2020-2021

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Board Chair:  Mark Donnelly, Retired Executive at Apple Inc.
Chair Emeritus: Dick Watts, Retired Executive at Hewlett-Packard Company
Vice-Chair: June Wang, Independent Consultant
Treasurer: Kristin Major, Senior Vice President Human Resources at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
Secretary: Melynnie Rizvi, Head of Global Employment Law and Litigation at SurveyMonkey

Diana Bell, Retired Executive, Hewlett Packard Company
Meera Chary, Partner at The Bridgespan Group, San Francisco
Gordon Davidson Esq., Partner at Fenwick & West LLP
Robert A. DeJesus, Retired Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Santa Clara County
Stuart D. Lee, Vice President of Sales, North America West at AlgoSec
Joan Malcolm, Director, External Affairs, GRAIL, Inc.
Donna M. Petkanics, Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Ulrico S. Rosales, Esq., Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Hon. Patrick Tondreau, Santa Clara Co. Superior Court (ret.)