Leadership Board

The Leadership Board is a representative cross section of stakeholders responsible for setting program policy and determining strategic direction, guiding the organization, overseeing the work of the committees and ensuring continued cross sector collaboration.

Members must have a commitment to EveryOne Home’s mission and key strategies. They must also work to ensure the collaboration/engagement of their own agency or constituency in the successful implementation of the EveryOne Home Plan.

  • Establishing, launching, and overseeing mutually reinforcing strategies to end homelessness.
  • Aligning the activities of stakeholders through common values, goals, expectations, standards, and performance measures to that end.
  • Developing, adopting and overseeing an annual work plan for EveryOne Home the collective impact effort.
  • Collaborating to find resources to fund community-wide initiatives.
  • Establishing and overseeing operations of a centralized assessment system.
  • Seeking strategic input from the Continuum of Care Membership; ensuring ongoing communications with members on the status of collective impact efforts.
  • Approving recommended changes to updates to the Governance Charter developed by the HUD CoC
  • Committee before forwarding to the membership for ratification.
Name Title Organization
Sara Bedford Director City of Oakland
Paul Buddenhagen Director City of Berkeley
Tracy Cascio Manager Veterans Affairs
Linda Gardner Director Alameda County HCD
Robert Ratner Director of Housing Alameda County BHCS
Lori Cox Director Alameda County SSA
Terrie Light Executive Director Berkeley Food and Housing Project
Deanne Pearn Co Founder/VP Policy First Place for Youth
Jill Dunner
Moe Wright Principal BBI Construction
Peggy McQuaid Councilmember City of Albany
Suzanne Shenfil Director City of Fremont
Vivian Wan Associate Director Abode Services
Gloria Bruce Executive Director East Bay Housing Organizations
Melanie Ditzenberger Captain Alameda County Sheriff's Dept.
Dr. Margot Kushel Professor UCSF
Darin Lounds Executive Director Housing Consortium of East Bay
Supervisor Nate Miley Supervisor Alameda County
Laureen Turner Vice Mayor City of Livermore
Susan Shelton Manager City of Oakland
Chris Gouig Director Housing Authority Alameda County
Liz Varela Executive Director Building Futures with Women and Children
Wendy Jackson Executive Director East Oakland Community Project
Doug Biggs Executive Director Alameda Point Collaborative
Paulette Franklin Professional Technical/ Mental Health Specialist Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services
Bold=appointed, Italic=Membership Representative
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Interested in joining the Leadership Board? We are always accepting applications!  However, because Leadership Board terms are three years with no term limits we cannot guarantee there will be open seats on the Board.  You can fill out the Application for Leadership Board here and we will be in touch to notify you of your status.  In the meantime you can always participate on one of our open committees.