Who We Are

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

Adriana Canales, Reentry Program Case Manager, Santa Clara County
Analisa Ruiz, CAFA Mentor Program Lead Case Manager, Santa Clara County
Andres Villaseñor, CAFA Mentor Program Case Manager, Santa Clara County
Anna Nguyen, Executive Administrator
Arely Cardenas, Leadership Training Program Manager, San Mateo 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 Olmos, Law Program Coordinator, Santa Clara County
Danielle Ross, Leadership Training Program Lead Case Manager, Alameda County
Eberardo Lopez, CAFA Mentor Program Case 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 Clara County
Gabrielle Castor-Thomas, Talent & Operations Coordinator
Jairo Bustos, Leadership Training Program Case Manager, San Mateo County
Jamela Joseph, Associate Director of Programs & Partnerships, Alameda County
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
Kevin Lopez, Leadership Program Case Manager, Santa Clara County
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, Reentry Program Coordinator, Santa Clara 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
Rosa Chihuahua, Leadership Training Program and Middle School Program Coordinator, Santa Clara County
Ryan Ly, Executive Assistant to CDO
Shriel Deogracias, CAFA Mentor Program Match Manager, Santa Clara County
Sophia Martinez, Middle School Program Case Manager, Santa Clara County
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 Program Case Manager, Alameda County
Vianni Garcia, Law Program Site Manager, Santa Clara County
Vincent A. Cabada, Associate Director of Programs & Partnerships, Santa Clara County
Whitney Henry, Director of Talent
Yuni Cisneros, Leadership Training Program Lead Case 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
Treasurer: Kristin Major, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Global Functions, Global Security, and Aviation at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Secretary: Aparna Bawa, Esq., General Counsel at Zoom Video Communications

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