Our Staff

Beverly Jackson

Beverly Jackson
Executive Director

Bev has been the Executive Director with Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley since 2001. Prior to joining Rebuilding Together, Bev was the Community Service and Public Policy Manager with Second Harvest Food Bank. She has worked in the nonprofit sector with agencies serving low-income families and seniors in Canada and the U.S for the last 25 years. Bev has a B.S. from Notre Dame du Namur University in Human Services and has resided in San Jose with her husband since 1992.

Deanne Everton

Deanne Everton
Associate Director

Deanne has been working in the nonprofit housing world for over 30 years. She started out in college working for Mountain T.O.P., an organization that provides home repair in the Appalachian Mountains, followed by her work with Habitat for Humanity in Bend, OR and as Northwest Regional Director. She loves being in touch with direct service for neighbors in need here at Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley—since 1999. Deanne oversees our Rebuilding Day, Team Build, and Safe at Home programs; she’s also the affiliate bookkeeper and resident contractor! When she’s not working with Rebuilding Together, she’s busy keeping up with her family and the repairs around her own home.

Deb McClellan

Deb McClellan
Development & Communications Manager

Deb has been in nonprofit marketing, communications, and development for over 15 years. As Development & Communications Manager, she is part of the Development Team and manages fundraising efforts as well as marketing and communications. She brings a deep knowledge of affordable housing as she served as the Director of Communication at First Community Housing, a nonprofit affordable housing developer in San Jose serving low-income residents. Deb brings a cross-sector perspective to her work having experience in both for-profit and non-profit environments. She has called San José her home for over 20 years and enjoys the Bay Area’s hiking trails, culture, and natural beauty.

Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy
Construction Service Manager

Joining the team in 2015, Kevin McCarthy is a San Jose native and proud to have the opportunity to give back to his community by working at Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley. He is passionate about utilizing his 25 years’ experience in the construction industry to provide vital repair services to Rebuilding Together homeowners. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys golfing and all other outdoor activities.

Shannon Ward

Shannon Ward
Client Services Manager

Shannon joined the Rebuilding Together team in July of 2015 as the Client Services Manager. Prior to Rebuilding Together, she worked in relocation services, helping families who had been displaced from their homes get into temporary housing. She was born and raised in San Jose and feels privileged to be doing such positive work within her own community. She loves hiking, bike rides, and anything that allows her to spend time at the beach.

Terry Downing

Terry Downing
Partnership & Outreach Manager

Terry joined our team in December of 2016. She graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Radio/TV and was the owner of Video Estate Productions for 9 years. Terry also worked as a Field Manager for QSP Fundraising where she worked to raise funds for many nonprofits. Recently, Terry worked at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital as a Parent Mentor. She has 3 daughters and resides in San Jose.

Sam Kennard

Sam Kennard
Program Coordinator

Sam joined the Rebuilding Together team in October of 2018. He is a recent graduate of Santa Clara University with a degree in Environmental Studies, and a minor in Spanish Studies. Before coming to Rebuilding Together, Sam served as a CivicSpark Americorps Fellow in Southern California, helping to address regional water management challenges. Now, Sam is thrilled to be a part of an organization that brings people together to transform lives. In his free time, Sam can be found on a surfboard, playing music, or exploring someplace wild.

Crystal Moreno

Crystal Moreno
Client Services Associate

Crystal was born and raised in San Jose and feels privileged to be able to help homeowners in need of home repairs and assistance. Prior to joining Rebuilding Together, Crystal worked as Office Coordinator at an outpatient mental health clinic. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, cooking and exploring the Bay Area.

Art Soza

Art Soza
South County Construction Coordinator

Art joined the Rebuilding Together team in December of 2017 as the South County Construction Coordinator. Prior to joining the team, Art retired after 25 years with the City of Morgan Hill. He has over 35 years of combined work experience in the nonprofit housing and rehabilitation community, city government and construction. His professional experience includes roles as Housing Rehab Coordinator at both the Housing Trust Silicon Valley and City of Morgan Hill. Art grew up in South County and attended area schools. He volunteers at local nonprofits and is proud to be a 12-year volunteer track and field coach at San Benito High School.

Jason Mullins

Jason Mullins
Repair Technician

Christian Cravens

Christian Cravens
Repair Technician

Christian Cravens joined the team in 2017 after working many years in the tech industry in order to pursue his passion of construction and working with his hands while at the same time helping the community in which he grew up. Christian moved away from the Bay Area briefly to earn his degree at University of Colorado, Boulder. On the weekends he enjoys working on his own home in the Santa Cruz Mountains, hiking, and skiing.

Joe Kim

Joe Kim
AmeriCorps Member

Joe is a recent graduate of UC Irvine with a BS in public health, he is taking a gap year to engage in meaningful work that gives back to the community, and his term at Rebuilding Together has been time well spent. Following his term, he hopes to pursue graduate studies to obtain his Masters in Public Health and eventually work in epidemiology. Joe is crazy about soccer, so in his spare time, you might see him playing soccer, watching soccer, or playing video games about soccer. He also loves most outdoor activities and eating.