Press Release-CCC names new CEO

Today Community Catalysts of California announced the appointment of Wendy Forkas as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1, 2019.

Ms. Forkas rejoins CCC after acting in executive capacities with other organizations serving individuals with special needs.  While employed with CCC from 1994 to 2009, Ms. Forkas was responsible for creating and operating programs in Northern California and eventually acting as the Chief Operating Officer for the corporation.  Her work as an advocate for clients and their families includes serving on the Board of Directors of California Disability Service Association and the California Disabilities Services Institute.

“I am excited to be rejoining this amazing organization. While I will “sincerely” miss the Clients, Staff, Executive Team and the Board of Partnerships With Industry, I am confident of their continued success. I hope to bring all that I have learned back to CCC.”   Wendy Forkas

Community Catalysts of California is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), charitable organization that provides vocational counseling, job placement, community-living skills training, residential support, in-home respite care, crisis intervention, rapid re-housing, and other services to individuals and their families throughout California.  Various private, federal, state, and local agencies as well as generous donors in the community support us.  We have successfully provided services for over thirty years with the fundamental goal of empowering individuals and their families to live and work successfully in their communities and to reach their highest level of self-sufficiency and independence.  For more information about Community Catalysts, please visit our website, or call 858-292-2020.


Community Catalysts of California Board of Directors:

  • Jim Jenkins, Executive Chair
  • James Wheeler, Vice Chair
  • Roberta Raasveld, Treasurer
  • David Kuhlman, Esq., Secretary
  • Jarrod Hammes, Director
  • Zeyad Moussa, Director
  • Greg Murphy, Director
  • Carey Storm, Director
  • Melissah Walker, Director