Meet our team

Executive Leadership

andrea urton

Andrea K. Urton

Chief Executive Officer

rene ramirez

Rene D. Ramirez

Chief Operating Officer

B. Michael McFarland

Chief Development Officer

art stein

Art Stein

Chief Financial Officer

 Vice Presidents


Carlos Salazar


Human Resources

Kelly Sumner

Vice President

Permanent Housing Division

Bea Ramos

Vice President

Emergency Housing Division

Staff Directors

Lori Smith


Marketing & Communications

Marie Harris


Emergency Services

Elizabeth Macapanpan



Maria Kastoras


Clinical Services

Board of Directors


Jonathan Joannides

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Board Chair

Executive Committee Chair


Oliver Roll

Fund Development Committee

The FOXG1 Research Foundation and Strategic Partner, The Trium Group

Leonard “Len” Shen

Fund Development Committee

Member Senior Vice President – Chief Compliance Officer, Retired

Melanie Harrell

Finance Committee

Restaurant Consultant & Certified Sommelier

Rebecca Möller

Fund Development Committee

CEO, R. Möller & Associates, Inc. & Funder/CEO, Symbihom LLC

Courtney Behm

Board Vice Chair & Secretary

Governance Committee Chair

Head of eCommerce Business Transformation, Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services

Sri Venkat

Audit Committee Chair

Head of Strategic Accounts & International Business, View, Inc.

Michele Ryan

Governance Committee

Product Training Manager, Silicon Valley Bank & Santa Clara Unified School District, President – Governing Board












Fund Development Committee

Former General Counsel & Vice President, SJW Group

Suzy Papazian

Logan Carrington

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Product Marketing Manager,


Suresh Bhat

Board Treasurer

Finance Committee Chair

Chief Financial Officer, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Nicholas Dinh

(Immediate Past Board Chair)

Fund Development Committee

Sales Operations Program Manager, Netapp

Hafiza Jameela Stratton

Governance Committee

Product Manager, Samsung Electronics America

Vidya Raman

Fund Development Committee

Member Sorenson Ventures, Principal

Advisory Council 2020-2021


Janice Berthold

Judy Chirco

Mark Donnelly

California State Assembly Member, Ash Kalra

Mike Pope

Larry Stone

Heinz Binder

Suzanne St. John-Crane

Philip Gregory

Mayor Sam Liccardo,

City of San Jose

Mary Beth Riley

Jon Talbert

Santa Clara County

Supervisor, Mike Wasserman

Linda Y. Chin

Leslie Daniels

Annette Hancock

Rabbi Dana Magat

Mike Rogers

Edgar M. Thrift

HomeFirst is currently recruiting people in leadership to serve on its Board of Directors. Help us lead the largest provider of homeless services in Santa Clara County and accomplish our mission to end homelessness in our community.

Please contact for more information.