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.

To Submit Written Public Comment to the Leadership Board 

Persons who are unable to attend the Committee meeting may submit, by the time the meeting proceedings begin, written comments regarding an Agenda Item in the meeting. Comments which include “for Public Distribution” in either the title and/or body of the email or letter will be made part of the official public record and brought to the attention of the Leadership Board. Written comments should be submitted to Dorcas Chang, dchang@everyonehome.org, or via mail: 1271 Washington Ave., #619, San Leandro, CA 94577. Due to the Shelter In Place, there may be a delay in staff receiving written comments submitted by mail.

Due to concerns about COVID 19, until further notice, the Leadership Board will be conducting their meetings online through zoom.  The public is welcome to participate or comment by joining the zoom call. Please see the zoom information posted in the materials of each meeting.

  • Determine desired population results; adopt and promote broad strategies to end homelessness in Alameda County.
  • Adopt population indicators and system performance measures and benchmarks.
  • Adopt standards of care and guiding principles.
  • Adopt an annual work plan for implementing the Strategic Plan Update and achieving its benchmarks and track progress.
  • Collaborate to find resources and expand partnerships to achieve results.
  • Establish guidelines and resource recommendations for a coordinated housing crisis resolution system that meets HUD CES expectations and ensure it is contributing to desired results.
  • Seek strategic input and ongoing involvement from the EveryOne Home membership.
  • Adopt communications strategies to inform and engage stakeholders on collective impact efforts.
  • Adopt Governance Charter changes for ratification by EveryOne Home membership.
  • Recruit and approve committee members with set membership; members proposed by ad-hoc nominating committee.




Sara Bedford


City of Oakland

Kristen Lee


City of Berkeley

Michelle Starratt 


Alameda County HCD

Colleen Chawla


Alameda County HCSA

Lori Cox


Alameda County SSA

Claudia Young

Human Services Program Manager

City of Livermore

Katie Martin

 Membership Representative


Moe Wright


BBI Construction

Peggy McQuaid

City council member

City of Albany

Suzanne Shenfil


City of Fremont

Vivian Wan

Chief Operating Officer 

Abode Services

Gloria Bruce

Executive Director

East Bay Housing Organizations

Kelly Glossup

Youth and Family Services Manager

Alameda County Sheriff’s Office

Nella Goncalves

Deputy Director

One Treasure Island 

Darin Lounds

Executive Director

Housing Consortium of East Bay

Ray Bonilla


Kaiser Permanente

Dr. Christine Ma

Medical Director

UCSF’s Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Susan Shelton

At-large Representative



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


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For more information about Leadership Board, contact Dorcas Chang at dchang@everyonehome.org