Roderick Finetti, Board President
Project Manager at San Francisco

Human Services Agency

Planning Unit, Public Policy

John Minot, Vice President

California Association of Public


Todd Johnson, Board Treasurer

Newcastle Partners, Inc.


Rena Burns
Business & Solutions Executive

Raymond Benton
Swords to Plowshares

board of directors

The CATS Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders, business leaders and concerned citizens who serve as an operating board overseeing the agency's growth.

Leadership team

Together with our program management team, the leadership team is a partnership of nonprofit and business leaders dedicated to making a difference.


CATS helps those most in need get off the street, achieve stability and establish permanent housing by providing compassionate, culturally sensitive services.

our leadership team

our vision

We envision a San Francisco where everyone who has lost the ability to care for themselves is given the support they need to gain control of their own lives. There will be no homeless on the street, those with illness and addiction will be cared for, and everyone will be supported along a path toward permanent housing and self-sufficiency.

Our board





















































Suzanne Stafford

Gordon Rees Scully








Marta Del Castillo
Juniper Networks

Chris Truglio
























Kara Zordel, Chief Executive Officer.









Community Forward SF

(formerly Community Awareness & Treatment Services, Inc.)