The Board is responsible for all polices and stewardship of the vision. They have full fiduciary responsibility including fiscal oversight, budget approval and fundraising for the organization. The Board is made up of volunteers who have been selected and elected to serve a term of office with the possibility of re-election. They carry the “duty of care” which is the responsibility to ensure that the organization is run ethically in all areas. They must perform “due diligence” in considering strategic planning and in making other decisions. Ultimately, the Board is legally responsible for meeting all laws and standards to maintain its nonprofit status. They provide invaluable guidance and support to the administration and help us plan for the future.

Jarrod Hammes

Board Chair

I joined the CCC Board to help a great organization continue to provide service to those in need. With a changing political climate, I hope to help diversify the skills required for CCC to remain of value to its community. I believe CCC is setup to efficiently advocate for Veterans and People with Disabilities as it remains a forward-thinking and collaborative member in the communities it services.

David Kuhlman

Vice Chair


Roberta Raasveld


I joined the Board when I was referred by a Board Member. I reviewed CCC’s accomplishments and felt that my background in financial investments and clinical psychology could benefit this organization. It would also allow me to learn about the process and benefits of being part of a dynamic non-profit. The benefits this organization has brought to me would to be part of a team with unending dedication to their clients, to the good of their communities they serve and caring for humanity. Mr. Jenkins and his executive team have created an environment of positive, focused leadership. They have selected each of the Board Members with a purpose of expertise, but in my opinion all members share the same focus to help CCC to the best of their ability and to have fun providing that service to them. Thank you CCC!

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Melissah Walker



I was introduced to the Board through a business colleague and I have quickly cultivated a profound interest in actively participating in continuing the mission and purpose of CCC.

Lisa Larson



Kim McNealy



The leadership staff are essential in providing daily direction and oversight to operations as well as other administrative support services to our company. Community Catalysts California maintains effective organizational leadership that helps prioritize objectives for subordinates and provides guidance toward achieving the overall corporate vision.

Wendy Forkas

Chief Executive Officer

1994-2009. Rehired in May of 2019.

Prudence Dumon

Chief Financial Officer

Hired in 2001

Claudia Hutchinson

Chief Operations Officer

Hired in 1994

Shelley Cook

Northern California Manager, Services for People with Disabilities

Hired in 1993

Teri Geston

Regional Manager, San Marcos and San Diego Services for People with Disabilities

Hired in 1994

Denise Mansfield

Regional Manager, South Bay Services for People with Disabilities

Hired in 1995

Angie Striepling

Southern California Director, Veterans Community Services and Services for People with Disabilities

Hired in 2016

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Melanie Gonzales

Northern California Director,  Services for People with Disabilities

Hired in 2020


Sunny Meyer

Director of Human Resources

Hired in 2017