Meet The Staff
The staff at CSN is creating a compassionate, healthy, and safe Sonoma County community by empowering people at risk as they gain dignity, achieve stability and realize their highest potential every day. We do this through an agency culture that values compassion and accountability first.
Tom Bieri, MFT - Executive Director
As Executive Director of Community Support Network for more than five years, Tom has leveraged his leadership experience including clinical work and senior management expertise, to position CSN as Sonoma County’s leader in supportive housing. As a community leader, he is exceptionally skilled at building model programs and sharing them with other community agencies serving similar populations. Tom serves on the Sonoma Continuum of Care of Homelessness Board of Directors and is the Co-chair of the Homeless Youth Task Force and the Best Practices and Integrated Health Committees. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Tom’s experience with the client population, as well as his leadership skills make him a strong asset for CSN and the community. Tom participated in a year-long Leadership Development Program for Executives Serving Transitional Age Youth, put on by Compass Point in 2009.
Rita Larson - Director of Social Rehabilitation
Rita’s career has spanned nearly 30 years of working with mentally ill populations, including adults, children and teens. Now approaching 20 years with CSN, Rita began her tenure as overnight staff at a residence before becoming a Residential Counselor, Program Manager and finally, Director of Social Rehabilitation. She is certified by Department of Health Services and California State Community Care Licensing.
Cindy Strauch - Finance Director
Cindy is a financial analyst and accounting professional with extensive experience in planning and reporting, budgeting forecasting, P&L analysis, cost accounting, and new product introduction business support. Before working at Community Support Network, Cindy was the Senior Financial Analyst at Agilent Technologies for more than ten years.
Jean Clifford - Human Resources, Safety/Volunteer Coordinator
Jean, a Sonoma county resident for most of her life, oversees all human resources functions, agency safety, and volunteer coordination at Community Support Network. With 18 years of Human Resources experience, she has worked in health, education, and quality control. As a certified Human Resources Administrator, Jean has deep experience in HR procedure, policies and laws, wages, benefits, and disability, and staff recruitment.
Catherine Buse - Community Development Coordinator
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Pat Murray - Finance Assistant
A native of Sonoma County, Pat has been an accounting professional for over 40 years. She began managing basic bookkeeping at her family’s small business in Santa Rosa in her teen years, going on to study accounting at Santa Rosa Junior College and earning her certificate in accounting through LaSalle Extension University in Chicago, Illinois. Pat began work at Wells Fargo Mortgage Company in Santa Rosa while still in high school. Over the next 23 years, she was promoted to Payroll Specialist and Senior Financial Systems Analyst at the San Francisco branch of Wells Fargo Bank. Before joining the finance team at Community Support Network, Pat owned and operated Answering & Mailbox Center in Sebastopol for 20 years.
Calla Cohen, MSW, ASW - Co Program Coordinator, Sanctuary House
Calla manages CSN’s Sanctuary House program, which includes its day-to-day operations as well as development, implementation, evaluation, and refinement of program objectives. With more than fifteen years of experience in social work, child development, and child psychology, Calla uses her knowledge and expertise to benefit children and youth in Sonoma County. Before coming to work at CSN, Calla worked in Napa County as a Clinic Coordinator & Behavior Consultant, for Comprehensive Autism Services & Education (CASE), as a Family Coach for Social Advocates for Youth, and a Social Work Intern at Sonoma County Behavioral Health, as well as Windsor Unified School District School Psychology Office.
Lisa Planting, MFT, Clinical Director, Head of Behavioral Health Services
Lisa Planting is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Sonoma County native. She received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UC Davis, graduating with honors and her Master’s degree in Counseling from Sonoma State University. She has been working in the mental health field for over 10 years mostly in Sonoma County. She served on the Board of Directors for the Hearing Voices Network-USA from 2015-2016. She worked with Tom Bieri to help bring Seeking Safety to Sonoma County. She has extensive knowledge of a variety of resources especially in regards to people with mental health issues and people experiencing homelessness.
Corrine Thompson, Supportive Living Services Coordinator, Stony Point Commons, Grand A&B
Corrine was born and raised in Sonoma County. She has a bachelors' degree in Human Development from Sonoma State University. She has been working in the mental health field for 5 years, having worked for both a crisis residential treatment program and a social rehabilitation residential treatment program. She also has education and experience with Substance Abuse and Addiction.
Thai Gallo – Administrator and Program Director, Brown Street and E Street
Thai supervises social rehabilitation and residential programs at two CSN homes. Thai’s work and education experience includes Child Development training at Santa Rosa Junior College and more than ten years of experience working with clients in the mental health profession. At CSN, Thai facilitates client groups, monitors medication, and assists clients in improving their life skills.
Debbie McCulloch – Program Director, A Step Up
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Lura Jaggers – Program Manager, Hope House
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Laishacarol Prondzinski - Co Program Coordinator, Sanctuary House
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Edwin Lile - Maintenance Manager
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