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.

our leadership team

our vision

Our board











Suzanne Stafford

Gordon Rees Scully


Marta Del Castillo
Juniper Networks

Chris Truglio


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.

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.





















Community Forward SF

(formerly Community Awareness & Treatment Services, Inc.)





































Kara Zordel, Chief Executive Officer.