Staff

 

Heana Chung

Interim Executive Director

During her 16-year tenure at the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), Heana Chung held several executive positions including Chief Operations Officer. PCA's mission is to transform the youth sports culture into a development culture where all youth and high school student-athletes have a positive, character-building experience. Heana led the national expansion activities and the day-to-day management of the national office and 18 chapter operations.Prior to joining PCA, Heana spent more than 15 years managing and leading several information technology companies. Heana has a BS degree in Computer Engineering from University of the Pacific and attended Stanford University's Graduate School of Business Executive Program for Growing Companies.

 

Dana Bainbridge

Founder and Development Officer

Dana is Pastor of First Christian Church, San Jose and has been an ordained minister for 22 years. She is a Certified Public Manager (CPM) and has served on the staff and Boards of many non-profit organizations including Habitat for Humanity. She has also worked as a project manager for a welfare-to-work program where she developed programs and community relationships to provide work experience and jobs for people stuck in the welfare system. Dana holds Masters degrees from both Notre Dame University and Vanderbilt University.

 

Lisa Willmes

Program Director

Lisa has used her impeccable organizational skills to advance the missions of several non-profits in the Bay Area over the last ten years. At the Café, she is committed to the success of our members on their journey of recovery and wellness. Lisa is a former AmeriCorps, Public Allies Fellow were she led public-private partnerships toward community development and innovative approaches to civic engagement. She is a graduate of San José State University with a degree in Sociology.

 

Christine Ferry

Behavioral Health Consultant

Chris brings 15 years as Director of Adult Custody for Santa Clara County's Mental Health Department. She was an instrumental figure in opening the County Reentry Services facility in 2011 and brings a passion for creating hospitable space for those often unwelcomed. Chris brings mental health expertise to our team and connects us with other behavioral health providers.

 

Marianne Gallagher

Volunteer Coordinator

Marianne is a retired R.N. who has been part of the nonprofit world for more than twenty five years. Marianne has worked/volunteered with people facing grief and loss issues and also in the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS Communities. Being a long term volunteer, herself, she is especially appreciative of the kindness and compassion volunteers bring to the people they support. Marianne recruits, trains, schedules, and supports RCSJ volunteers, a position she defines as "The best job in the Cafe."

 

Tanya Bautista

Cafe Manager

Tanya is a recent graduate from CSU Monterey Bay with a BA in Psychology. She is pursuing her MA in Counselor Education and looks forward to working within the community. As Cafe Manager she greets members and guests when they first enter by informing them about the Cafe. She brings positive energy, support, and promotes growth with members.

 

Tadashi Oguchi

Culinary and Nutrition Coordinator

With a background in medicine and as a certified health coach, Tadashi Oguchi is a staunch believer that food can be utilized as medicine to reverse and prevent chronic diseases. His prior experiences as an AmeriCorp member at Veggielution Community Farm, cooking/nutrition instructor at Stanford University, and head sourdough bread baker at multiple commercial kitchens has prepared him to expand the culinary/nutrition programs at the Cafe. He is a graduate of the University of California - Davis with a degree in biological science with an emphasis in neurobiology and behavior.