Cathy Blake

FRC Program Manager
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 Manager 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-Chair | Google

Aileen Casanave

General Counsel

Aneita Gage

Board Member | Intel Corporation

Erika S. Albury

Board Member | Diverse BioSolutions

Christina Lewis

Board Member | Secretary

Cynthia Joseph-Magee

Board Member

Stephanie Menzies

Board Member

Isabella Nyakundi

Board Member

Cheryl Thompson

Office Aide | Receptionist

Cathy Blake

FRC Program Manager

Sasha Richardson

Community Worker

Ernest Kirk, Jr.


Myisha Taylor

Program Specialist & Coordinator

Kenny Jackson

Student Executive Assistant Intern to Executive Director

Zakiya Cooper

Student Office Assistant Intern

Ariadna "Ari" Luna

Community Worker, Family Resource Center (FRC)

Kiana Munoz

Community Worker, Family Resource Center (FRC)

J. Bernard Hishamunda, PhD

Board Member

Daric V. Jackson

Board Member

Andy X. Mitchell

Board Member

Stephanie Allen

Homelessness Prevention Case Manager

Jerome Holloway

Student Finance Intern

Helen Kassa

Policy & Advocacy Coordinator

Oladotun "Dotu" Hospidales

Programs Coordinator

Zachary Meade

Policy & Advocacy Intern II

Beverley Waithaka

Policy & Advocacy Intern I

Tammy Sanders

Board Member

Jaden Morgan

Student Board Member

Lennies M. Gutierrez

Board Member

Babatunde "Tunde" Onadele Jr.

Board Member