Our Staff & Board of Directors

Deanne Everton

Deanne Everton, Executive Director

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Deanne has been working in the nonprofit housing world for over 30 years. She started out in college and grad school working for Mountain T.O.P., an organization that provides home repairs in the Appalachian Mountains, followed by her work as Executive Director and then Northwest Regional Director for Habitat for Humanity in Bend, OR. Deanne joined RTSV in 1999 and has been an integral part of growing the organization from a once-a-year limited repair program to a year-round critical, safety and accessibility program meeting overdue home repair needs on over 400 homes per year. Deanne is RTSV’s resident contractor. She loves performing repairs on her own home and truly appreciates the importance of having a safe and secure place to call home.

Alaina Purcell

Alaina Purcell, Associate Director of Development

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Alaina is a San Diego native and grew up with a deep respect and passion for giving back to her community, studying Political Science and Journalism at Sacramento State University. Alaina previously worked at a law firm where she was introduced to the Nonprofit / Development world and her career path was decided. She has earned certificates in grant writing, grants management and research from Grant Writing USA and certification from the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University. In her free time Alaina is the host of her own podcast and likes to support other local events and nonprofits, travel or be outdoorsy with loved ones and her dog.

Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy, Construction Service Manager

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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.

Linda Bostwick

Linda Bostwick, Operations Manager

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Linda has over 15 years of experience in administration, management, client services, and database management, with extensive experience in all facets of institutional operations. She brings a deep commitment to her work and demonstrates her passion with direction and heart. Most of her work experiences have been with organizations making a social and or personal impact on people’s lives. She has worked in both non-profit and for-profit organizations, including working for an international non-profit that focused on development projects in Africa. Linda enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and dogs, and hiking in Yosemite National Park.

Shama Saleem, Development and Communications Coordinator

Shama Saleem, Development and Communications Coordinator

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Shama is a proud San Jose native and San Jose State University alumna. She graduated with a degree in Business Administration, Marketing and achieved both Cum Laude and Honors Status upon completion of the Gary J. Sbona Honors Program. In the past, she worked as a digital and social media marketer for startups and corporations but was always driven by her inherent need to have creative freedom while feeling a sense of fulfillment through volunteer work with Second Harvest Food Bank and the Stanford Blood Center. She enjoys using poetry, dance, painting, and even cooking as creative outlets, but she is most excited to continue to make an impact on the very community she was raised in.

Crystal Moreno

Crystal Moreno, Client Services Manager

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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.

Linh Trac, Office and Client Services Associate

Linh Trac, Office and Client Services Associate

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Linh has immersed herself in giving back to her community by volunteering ever since she was young. She is delighted to be a part of Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley. She is excited to be able to serve her community. In her free time, Linh enjoys coding, doing outdoor activities, and exploring new restaurants and boba shops.

Christian Cravens

Vidhi Bhandari, Finance and Grants Associate

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Linda has over 15 years of experience in administration, management, client services, and database management, with extensive experience in all facets of institutional operations. She brings a deep commitment to her work and demonstrates her passion with direction and heart. Most of her work experiences have been with organizations making a social and or personal impact on people’s lives. She has worked in both non-profit and for-profit organizations, including working for an international non-profit that focused on development projects in Africa. Linda enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and dogs, and hiking in Yosemite National Park.

Jason Mullins

Vicki Enos, Construction Services Associate

Vicki Joined the Rebuilding Together team in September of 2020. Most of her career revolved around the High-Tech Industry mostly 20 years with Hewlett Packard Inc. and non-profit organizations, such as the A.L.S Association Golden West Chapter (In the Fight for Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Having a diverse work background, college and certifications has helped her find her “Serendipity” here at RTSV, which is her newfound home. Vicki finds gratitude in being able to Pay It Forward and contribute to her community to those that need help most and bringing hope back into people’s lives. On the flip side Vicki finds her expression of creativity and pleasures in life, on the backroads, hiking, camping, off-road Jeep Adventures, gourmet cooking, photography, DIY projects, all outdoor venues and sports, most of all fishing with her father!

Tamika Cox

Tamika Cox, Volunteer Coordinator

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Tamika had been working in the customer service field for the past 9 years from working with children with autism, the elderly and even as a Massage Therapist. All of these jobs have taught her that she loves to help and enrich people’s lives in a meaningful way. Currently a Humanities Mellon Scholar at De Anza College and plans to transfer to the University of San Francisco to get her degree in Communications. She has a passion for anything creative and artistic and would love to have her own non-profit that provides an artistic platform to marginalized groups in the Bay Area. In her free time, she likes to explore hiking trails, frequent museums and do freelance art direction/styling for creative photoshoots.

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 for 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 the University of Colorado, Boulder. On the weekends he enjoys working on his own home in the Santa Cruz Mountains, hiking, and skiing.

Jason Mullins

Jason Mullins, 
Repair Technician

Board of Directors

Cheryl Johnson (Chair)

LinkedInSwinerton Builders, Director of Preconstruction

Cheryl Johnson is Director of Preconstruction for the Silicon Valley region for Swinerton Builders and has been with the company for over 20 years. Cheryl works closely with the project team and interfaces with Swinerton operations, estimating, and scheduling resources to ensure that the project is continually exceeding financial and schedule considerations. She is a graduate of California State University-Fresno with a BS in Industrial Technology, Construction Management. Cheryl has served on the Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Board since 2016.

Emily Ransone (Vice Chair)

LinkedInSideMark, Principal/Owner

Emily Ransone is Co-Owner and Principal at SideMark, a leading office furniture dealer in the Bay Area. Emily has supported organizations as a speaker and facilitator including CoreNet, CREW, Lean In Circle and RED. Emily brings people together, as she fosters conversations to drive results for clients, industry partners, the SideMark team, and Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley. She is heading up the Paint the Town committee, RTSV’s annual fundraising event which brought in over $100,000 in 2018.

Derek Cuschieri (Treasurer)

LinkedInAvison Young, Associate

As an Associate at Avison Young, Derek Cuschieri specializes in Office and R&D landlord/tenant representation and investment sales. Derek previously worked as an Associate Broker at Transwestern and was a Superintendent with Built With Principle. He is a credentialled Real Estate Salesperson and speaks Italian. Derek has served on the Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Board since 2018.

Maureen Mellon (Secretary)

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Mellon Consulting, Principal

As a Consultant at Mellon Consulting, Maureen Mellon helps teams define their vision, mission and strategy, creates business plans, and more. Previously, she was Sr. Director of Product Management with Neato Robotics and held the same position at Plastic Logic. Maureen worked on a PhD in Computer Networks and Systems at UCLA and holds a MSEE in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University. She joined the Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Board in 2018.

Tania De Villiers (Director)

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PricewaterhouseCoopers, Director

Tania De Villiers is an assurance director in the Pharma and Life Sciences practice at PwC. Tania has more than 20 years’ experience in auditing and advising companies ranging from venture-backed startups to large multinational public companies. She joined the Board in 2020.

Josh Egli (Director)

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Silicon Valley Mechanical, Inc., Project Engineer

Josh Egli is a Project Engineer at Silicon Valley Mechanical, Inc. located in Santa Clara, CA. Prior to joining SVM, he was a Design Engineer with ACCO Engineered Systems in San Leandro. Josh graduated from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2017, and interned with University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors during his coursework. His volunteer experience includes being a Group Leader in community clean ups with Good Neighbor San Luis Obispo.

 

Renee Gallegos (Director)

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Gallegos Consulting, Principal

As a consultant/executive at Gallegos Consulting, Renee Gallegos assesses businesses to improve the capability and performance of their people. Renee previously held executive positions in Fortune 500 company’s talent, training, organizational development, change management and performance management functions. Renee holds a MS in Counseling Psychology from Chaminade University in Hawaii and a Bachelors in Special Education from Illinois State. She joined the Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Board in 2019.

Tulika Garg (Director)

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Adobe Systems, Senior Engineering Manager

Tulika Garg is a Senior Engineering Manager at Adobe and has been with the company for over 13 years. At Adobe, she is currently heading the Engineering for a multi-million dollar Enterprise Product. Tulika led the launch of this product from a prototype and built the team from scratch and today the product is the market leader in it’s segment and is used by Fortune 500 Companies to manage their large scale content libraries. Tulika did her undergrad in Physics and has a Master’s degree in Computer Science. She is currently pursuing Executive MBA from Wharton.

 

Rebecca Jepsen (Director)

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Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty, REALTOR®

Rebecca Jepsen has over 25 years’ experience in sales and marketing executive in Silicon Valley and her experience with strategic negotiations brings her exceptional business expertise and customer service skills to the board. She is co-founder and Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Network Translation, Inc. (NTI), and was instrumental in business development and in negotiating the acquisition by Cisco Systems. Rebecca also ran her own consulting business, providing sales, marketing and business development direction to start-up companies. Involvement in the community and giving back are priorities.

Steve Martinez (Director)

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Bank of the West, SVP, Business Banking Regional Manager

Steven Martinez is Senior Vice President and Business Banking Regional Manager with Bank of the West. In his role as Regional Manager, his team of Relationship Managers is responsible for meeting the financial needs of business clients in the San Francisco Bay area. He has worked for U.S. Bank as District Manager in the Silicon Valley and for Citibank in their Commercial Banking and Business Banking groups, both in New York and California. Steve also serves on the Board of Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley and the Advisory Board of Working Solutions. Additional volunteer activities have included working with Special Olympics, Junior Achievement, Second Harvest, TeenForce, Habitat for Humanity, and Pride Parade. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Southern California.

Ryan Monger (Director)

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Adobe Inc, Sr. Product Manager

Ryan Monger is a Senior Product Manager at Adobe and has been with the company for 15 years. He currently leads product teams who create features for the Adobe Experience Cloud digital marketing suite. He is a graduate of Santa Clara University with a BS in Operations Management, and MBA with a Digital Marketing emphasis. Ryan joined the Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Board in 2021.

Chloe Morel Haberstro (Director)

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Salesforce, Global Marketing Operations

Chloe Morel Haberstro is a member of the global Salesforce.org Marketing team. Chloe leads operations for the Brand and Creative team, providing project management for the global creative team. Prior to Salesforce.org, Chloe was active in the South Bay nonprofit scene as development director and interim executive director at JW House in Santa Clara, board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and nonprofit consultant to a number of small to midsized organizations. Chloe is a proud AmeriCorps alumna with Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley, having served as a full-time volunteer from 2011-2013.

Patricia Narciso (Director)

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Community Legal Services, Director of Strategic Partnerships

Patricia Narciso is currently Director of Strategic Partnerships for Community Legal Servics in East Palo Alto. She previously served as the Director of Development & Marketing at the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, and Director of Fund Development at The Health Trust. Patricia holds a MA in Latin American History and Politics from Stanford University, and a B.A. in Communications & Political Science from Syracuse University. Patricia joined the Board in 2018.

Paula Pineda (Director)

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MarketRise, Inc., President

Paula Pineda is president and founder of MarketRise, Inc., specializing in marketing and communications consulting. Previous to starting MarketRise, Paula held several leadership positions including Catasys, VP of Marketing, SAP, Director of Channel Marketing, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Director of Business Development. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Santa Clara University and joined the Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Board in 2018.

Jose Rodriguez (Director)

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Cisco Systems, Program Manager

Jose Rodriguez brings experience in leading and managing teams and global programs, including experience in Operations, Continuous Process Improvement, product management, and business relations to the Board. He is highly flexible and adaptable to changing organizational needs, while being creative, resourceful, and results oriented.

Pankaj Verma

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Deanne Everton

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RTSV, Executive Director


Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley is seeking strategic and results-oriented leaders to assist the organization’s growth. We are recruiting Board Members to our governing body who are interested in taking a leadership role to ensure the organization’s sustainability. For more information, contact Executive Director, Deanne Everton, 408-578-9519, .