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 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 20 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.
Alaina Purcell

Alaina Purcell, Partnership Development & Community Outreach Manager

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.
Shannon Ward

Shannon Ward, 
Operations 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.
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.
Sandy Barrett, Community Outreach Coordinator

Sandy Barrett,
Community Outreach Coordinator

Sandy was born and raised in the San Jose area. She has always lived in the Bay Area, enjoying a rich career in outside sales with diverse companies. Her last position was with Winchester Mystery House in the Group Sales and Events Event Dept. calling on the local corporate market. One of Sandy’s passions has been volunteering for many of the local non-profits. She is honored to be a part of the Rebuilding Together team, sharing their message to the community.

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 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.

Vidhi Bhandari,
Finance & Grants Associate