Our Staff

Deanne Everton

Deanne Everton,
Executive Director

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

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

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

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.

Sam Kennard

Sam Kennard, 
Program Manager

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 Manager

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.
Christian Cravens

Vidhi Bhandari,
Finance and Grants Associate

Finance and Grants Associate, Vidhi Bhandari, joined our team in April of 2019. She brings experience and skills in accounting, Excel, and Salesforce to this role. Vidhi’s background is in accounting, financial services, and real estate. She is skilled in identifying market trends, business requirements and developing dynamic business strategies. Vidhi hails from Mumbai, India.
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 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.
Tamika Cox

Tamika Cox
Volunteer Coordinator

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.