Who We Are

Founder & Chief Executive Officer: Christa Gannon, JD
Chief Operating Officer: Ali Knight, MPA
Interim Chief Development Officer: Claudia Miller
Chief Financial Officer: Carlos Garcia, MPA
For more information about our executive leaders, click here.

Adriana Canales, Reentry Program Case Manager, Santa Clara County
Alondra Tejeda, Career Pathways Navigator, Alameda County
Andres Villaseñor, CAFA Mentor Program Case Manager, Santa Clara County
Anna Nguyen, Executive Administrator
Barbara Martinez, Reentry Program Coordinator, Santa Clara County
Carmen Andino-Talavera, CAFA Mentor Program Manager, Santa Clara County
Cassidy Higgins, Director of Programs and Innovation
Claire Wagner, Director of Communications
Colin Ford, Law Program Site Manager, Alameda County
Cy Faiaipau, Lead Evaluation & Learning Analyst
Danielle Parga, Law Program Coordinator, Santa Clara County
Danielle Ross, Leadership Training Program Lead Case Manager, Alameda County
Danielle Clark, STAY FLY Lead Case Manager, Alameda County
Desire Campusano, Middle School Case Manager, Santa Clara County
Eberardo Lopez, CAFA Volunteer Recruitment & Events Manager, Santa Clara County
Elizabeth Sausedo, Reentry & Law Program Coordinator, San Mateo 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
Gabrielle Castor-Thomas, Talent & Operations Coordinator
Holly Martin, Development Writer
Jairo Bustos, Leadership Training Program Case Manager, San Mateo County
Jamela Joseph, Associate Director of Programs & Partnerships, Alameda County
Jessalina Perez, SCC CAFA Program Case Manager
Jesus Martinez, Middle School 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, Associate Director of Programs & Partnerships, San Mateo County
Katie Sandoval-Clark, Director of Development
Kris ScottLeadership and Middle School Programs Manager, Santa Clara County 
Lizbeth Martinez, Reentry Program Case Manager, San Mateo County
Lizzie Scanlon, Community Resources Manager
Maria Delgado, Leadership Program Case Manager, San Mateo County
Martin Martinez, CAFA Mentor Program Case Manager, Santa Clara County
Meghan Monteiro, Director of Evaluation & Learning
Melissa Poling, Law Program Manager, San Mateo County
Meredith McGraw, STAY FLY Lead Case Manager, Santa Clara County
Natalia Perfetto, Associate Director of Finance & Operations
Nazanin Qudus, Operations & Compliance Manager
Rachel Vosters, Evaluation & Learning Manager
Raylene Mancilla, Administrative Assistant
Reyna Martinez, Talent Development Manager
Rochelle Sarmiento, Lead Accounting Associate
Robert Enriquez, San Mateo County Leadership Program Coordinator
Rosa Chihuahua, Leadership Training Program and Middle School Program Coordinator, Santa Clara County
Ryan Ly, Executive Assistant to CDO
Stephanie Martinez, Leadership Training Program Case Manager, Santa Clara County
Stephanie Sieveke, CAFA Mentor Program Lead Case Manager, Alameda County
Susie Rivera, Managing Director of Santa Clara 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 Training Program 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 Training Program Manager, San Mateo County

Board of Directors, 2019-2020

Click here to view biographies of our Board members.

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
Secretary & Treasurer: Kristin Major, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Global Functions, Global Security, and Aviation at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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, Program Manager, Commercial Strategy, GRAIL, Inc.
Melynnie Rizvi, Head of Global Employment Law and Litigation at SurveyMonkey
Ulrico S. Rosales, Esq., Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Hon. Patrick Tondreau, Santa Clara Co. Superior Court (ret.)