Cathy Blake
FRC Program Specialist & Coordinator
Cathy Blake
is amazing.
Even if there were words provided to describe all of their awesomeness, you'd just be reading a different set of words with all of their accolades meant to tell you what we're telling you now ...
Cathy Blake
is an amazing human being.

A native Californian, Cathy Blake grew up in Vallejo, California and is now a part of the African American Community Service Agency, a partner to FIRST 5 of Santa Clara County.  Cathy is the FIRST 5 Family Resource Center (FRC) Program Specialist & Coordinator and works to bridge services that provide families with children 0 to 5 years old with available resources and programs to assist in their educational and developmental well-being.  The FRC also provides other services such as parenting classes, programs to encourage reading and literacy, and connects families to resources that help families with basic needs.

Cathy is a graduate of San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations.  She comes to us from Maranatha Christian Center Re-entry Program, which is a resource center assisting those recently released from incarceration with services needed to become reacclimated into the community and to reconnect with family.  Prior to Maranatha, Cathy was employed at one of the top Fortune 50 High-Tech companies of Silicon Valley.

She is a proud member of Eta Phi Beta Business and Professional Women’s Sorority, Inc., and one of her mottos to live by is, “It’s always darkest right before the dawn”.


The Team

Milan R. Balinton
Executive Director
Aileen Casanave
General Counsel
Erika S. Albury
Board Member | Diverse BioSolutions
Christina Lewis
Board Secretary | Visa
Cynthia Joseph-Magee
Board Treasurer| Shutterfly
Stephanie Menzies
Board Member | Educator
Cheryl Thompson
Office Aide/Receptionist
Cathy Blake
FRC Program Specialist & Coordinator
Myisha Taylor
FRC Program Manager
Kenny Jackson
Programs Student Intern
Kiana Munoz
Youth Engagement Coordinator
J. Bernard Hishamunda, PhD
Board Member | Adobe
Daric V. Jackson
Board Chair | Education Administrator
Stephanie Allen
Programs Coordinator
Beverley Waithaka
Policy & Advocacy Student Intern I
Tammy Sanders
Board Member | Lam Research
Jaden Morgan
Student Board Member | Stanford University
Lennies M. Gutierrez
Board Member | Comcast
Babatunde "Tunde" Onadele Jr.
Board Member | Blach Construction
Kennedy Myers
Executive Office Student Intern
Amber Mopress
Community Worker
Monnie Allotey
Community Worker
Lavere Foster
Associate Director
Wesley Cox
Reparations Research Fellow
Mia Veal
Policy & Advocacy Coordinator
Paulette Moore
Employment Services Program Coordinator
Maria Lopez
Office Aide/Receptionist
Taylor Adams-Booker
Programs Coordinator
Egyptsheanna Lundy
Policy & Advocacy Student Intern II
Marilyn Howard Jones
Communications, Encore Fellow
Dr. Valencia Mayfield
AACSA Leadership Academy, Programs, Encore Research Fellow
Adrienne Coleman
Main Office Administrator
Roslyn Brown
Office Aid, Receptionist
Leonard Burgess II
Custodian