Our Staff

Executive Staff
Nora Sobolov, President and CEO  (650) 330-6500
Anna Williams, Executive Assistant  (650) 330-6414
Susan Boiko, Director of Development and Marketing  (650) 330-6521
Art Taylor, Chief Program Officer  (650) 330-6451
Alonzo Emery, Vice President of Programs  (650) 330-6424
Christal Lee, Director of Finance  (650) 330-6438
Steven E. Schmidbauer, Chief Operating Officer  (650) 330-6499

Administration & Human Resources
Siosiua “C2” Vea, Administrative Services Specialist  (650) 330-6567

Information Technology
Scott Bellis, I.T. Manager  (650) 330-6455

Facilities
Rod Johnson, Facilities Manager  (650) 330-6435

Volunteers
Siosiua “C2” Vea, Volunteer Coordinator  (650) 330-6567

Reception
Gaby German, Receptionist (day)  (650) 330-6429
Esti Hall, Receptionist (evening)  (650) 330-6429

Special Initiatives
Jen Overholt, New Initiatives Manager  (650) 330-6419

Programs
Alonzo Emery, Vice-President of Programs  (650) 330-6424
Shelby Lerch, Assistant to the Vice President of Programs  (650) 330-6434
Art Taylor, Chief Program Officer  (650) 330-6451
Deborah Picar, Client Services Manager  (650) 330-6441

Counseling
ASE/GED/Basic Skills: John MacGowan  (650) 330-6427
Business Administration Skills/Web Developer Coding Bootcamp: Jesse Betancourt  (650) 330-6418
Culinary Arts: Deborah Picar  (650) 330-6441
Medical Assistant: Shannon Slaughter  (650) 330-6454
Pre-Apprenticeship Laborers: Holly Hanson  (650) 330-6448
Pre-Apprenticeship Laborers (San Jose): John Sarinana  (650) 561-2533
Professional Health Care Worker (CNA; HHA): Shannon Slaughter  (650) 330-6454
Project Build: Holly Hanson  (650) 330-6448
Training Individual Referrals: Elaine Rodriquez  (650) 330-6462
Vocational Rehabilitation: Ruben Avelar  (650) 330-6432
Essential Skills Coordinator: Siosiua “C2” Vea  (650) 330-6567

Job Development
Lead Job Developer: Bernita Dillard (650) 330-6472
Business Administration Skills: Jesse Betancourt  (650) 330-6418/James “Jamie” Purnell  (650) 330-6459
Culinary Arts: Adam Weiner  (650) 330-6413
Construction Fundamentals Training Program: Holly Hanson  (650) 330-6448
Pre-Apprenticeship Laborers Career Development Specialist/Case Manager (San Jose): John Sarinana  (650) 561-2533
Medical Assistant: Shannon Slaughter (650) 330-6454
Professional Health Care Worker (CNA; HHA): Xavier Yabut  (650) 330-6559/Shannon Slaughter (650) 330-6454
Project Build: Holly Hanson  (650) 330-6448
Training Individual Referrals: Elaine Rodriquez (650) 330-6462

Instructors
ASE & GED Instructor/Lead Instructor: Karen Lundberg  (650) 330-6563
Business Administration Skills Instructor: James “Jamie” Purnell  (650) 330-6459
Computer Literacy Instructor: Matthew Abaya (650) 330-6553
Culinary Arts Instructor: Adam Weiner  (650) 330-6413
Assistant Culinary Arts Instructor: Bertha Barraza  (650) 330-6446
Medical Assistant Instructor: Hayam Demian (650) 330-6470
Pre-Apprenticeship Laborer: Juan Gutierrez  (650) 462-7268
Professional Health Care Worker (CNA; HHA): Xavier Yabut  (650) 330-6559
Project Build Instructor: Martin Mendibles  (650) 462-7263
Web Development Instructor: Jessica Parsons  (650) 330-6433

Workshops and Assessment
Workshop Facilitator and Assessment Specialist: John MacGowan  (650) 330-6427

Evening Programs
ASE & GED Instructor/Lead Instructor: Karen Lundberg  (650) 330-6563
ESL Instructor: Ruben Avelar  (650) 330-6432
Introduction to Computers (en Espanol): Ruben Avelar  (650) 330-6432
Medical Assistant Instructor: Geetika Pattjoshi (650) 330-6457

Child Development CenterArt Taylor, Program Director  (650) 330-6451
Gloria Gil, Site Supervisor  (650) 330-6447
Stephanie Castenada, Teacher (650) 330-6471
Elizabeth Bernhard, Assistant Teacher (650) 330-6471

Development & Marketing
Susan Boiko, Director of Development and Marketing  (650) 330-6521
Jasmine Baluyot, Corporate Relations and Special Events Manager  (650) 330-6430
Bernita Dillard, Corporate Services Coordinator (650) 330-6472
Lois Marshall-Ward, Senior Development Officer  (650) 330-6449
Reshma Putnam, Development Associate  (650) 330-6436
Marc Santuccio, Development Specialist  (650) 330-6420

Finance
Christal Lee, Director of Finance  (650) 330-6438
Daniel Ruan, Accountant II (receivables)  (650) 330-6425
Edna Yabut-Cruz, Accountant I (payables)  (650) 330-6439

Youth Services
Natalie Tercero, Youth and Supportive Services Manager  (650) 330-6428
Re’Anita Burns, Youth Career Development Specialist (650) 330-6450
Lauren Muselman, Youth Career Development Specialist (650) 330-6440
TBD, Youth Work Experience Case Manager (650) 330-6428
Rod Arakaki-Barbanica, Youth Culinary Arts Instructor  (650) 330-6457

Job Center at JobTrain an affiliate site of NOVA
1200 O’Brien Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025, main telephone  (650) 330-6490
Ruben Avelar, Senior Manager, Job Center Operations  (650) 330-6432
Elaine Rodriquez, Job Center Career Advisor  (650) 330-6462
Jennifer Ramirez, CalJOBS/WIOA Data Entry Specialist  (650) 330-6417
Diana Mitchell, Job Center Customer Service Specialist  (650) 330-6431
Yvette Espinoza, Job Center Career Advisor  (650) 330-6465

Supportive Services Center
1200 O’Brien Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Natalie Tercero, Youth and Supportive Services Manager  (650) 330-6428
Esmeralda Lombera, Benefits and Resource Counselor  (650) 330-6442