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

Sabrina-Moné Lamontagne

Operations and Finance Manager

Ikenna Ike

Board Member | Google

Aileen Casanave

General Counsel

Aneita Gage

Board Vice Chair | Intel Corporation

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

Ernest Kirk, Jr.


Myisha Taylor

FRC Program Manager

Kenny Jackson

Programs Student Intern

Ariadna "Ari" Luna

Community Worker, Lead + Special Projects

Kiana Munoz

Youth Engagement Coordinator

J. Bernard Hishamunda, PhD

Board Member | Adobe

Daric V. Jackson

Board Chair | Education Administrator

Stephanie Allen

Programs Coordinator

Jerome Holloway

Finance Assistant

Oladotun "Dotu" Hospidales

Programs Manager

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

Naomi Grubb

Office Aide/Receptionist

Wesley Cox

Reparations Research Fellow

Mia Veal

Policy & Advocacy Coordinator

Paulette Moore

Employment Services Program Coordinator

Maria Lopez

Office Aide/Receptionist

Sofia Alvarez

Virtual Assistant to the Executive Director

Taylor Adams-Booker

Programs Coordinator

Egyptsheanna Lundy

Policy & Advocacy Student Intern II