Julie Anderson

Executive Director

Julie Anderson is a strategic and team-oriented leader, specializing in operations, communications, and change management. Julie initially came to Recovery Cafe San Jose as a volunteer, and after experiencing the tranformative nature of our community joined the Board of Directors, where she served for nearly two years as Development Chair. Julie comes to the Cafe with experience as an economic development director, a long-time communications consultant, and a former vice president of public relations at PayPal, the online payment service. Julie is working toward a master’s degree in theological studies, and has been volunteering with the unhoused community in various capacities and in hospice since 2018. She is excited to join the extraordinary Cafe team in stewardship of this amazing place and looks forward to expanding the Cafe’s capacity, services, and impact on our beautiful Membership community and on the community of San Jose as a whole.


Elena Ajluni  — Program Manager

Tanya Bautista  — Café Floor Manager

Rose Isabella Bostic  — Peer Substance Use Specialist

Chris Caruso  — Kitchen Manager

Ray Castellon  — Peer Mental Health Specialist

Christine Ferry  — Behavioral Health Specialist

Maggie Handyside  — Bookkeeper

Anne Maloney  — Director of Strategic Development

Adrian Rodriguez  — Systems Navigator

Jill E. Vaile  —Volunteer Coordinator