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 ten 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 35 years of working with behaviorally health challenged populations, including adults, children and teens. With over 25 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.
Victoria Bowers – Human Resources & Safety Coordinator
Victoria is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, earning her Masters in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute. She holds a certificate in Human Resources Management from Sonoma State University, bringing her unique skill set to CSN to support recruiting efforts, employee relations, and site safety operations. During her off time, she is a avid supporter of aiding animal welfare after national disasters, by fostering and socializing animals, specifically cats and kittens.
Dr. Carrie Lara, PsyD – Clinical Director, Head of Behavioral Health Services
Dr. Lara is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in various clinical settings including community behavioral health outpatient clinics, nonprofit organizations, and hospitals. Her experience includes working with chronic behavioral health challenges, crisis evaluations and interventions, assessment, clinical supervision, and teaching/training. Dr. Lara has specializations in working with trauma, adoption and foster/relative care populations, transitional aged youth and developmental and learning disabilities.
She is an award-winning author of two children’s books focused on cultural identify development. Her first book Marvelous, Maravilloso published May of 2018, was awarded the NAPPA (National Parenting Product Award) in 2019, won 2nd place in the category Best Children’s Education Book of the International Latino Book Awards in 2019, listed on the 2019 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for young people list, and included in the Little Free Library Action Book Club. Her second book The Heart of Mi Familia was published November 2020 and so far has been listed a 2021 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. Dr. Lara truly enjoys writing and continues to work on future projects.
Danielle Hansen – Development & Training Manager
Danielle is a graduate of Empire college of law with a Master in Legal studies. She has specialized in working with diverse populations for over ten years and brings a multicultural background having worked both internationally and with various underserved populations. Her focus is using best practices of motivational interviewing and positive reinforcement.
As an active member of Sonoma County's foster youth community, Danielle co-developed higher education foster youth support programs at both the Santa Rosa Junior College (Bear Cub Scholars), and Sonoma State University (Seawolf Scholars.) She is a strong advocate of providing high quality support for in need populations.
Zachary Rosemoore – Youth Housing Director
Zachary brings his diverse background to CSN as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He is a graduate of the California Institute of Integral Studies, and UCLA. Previously, his work with severely diagnosed adults, children with diverse backgrounds, trauma, and addiction provides him with a strong foundation of clinical skills in serving Transitional Aged Youth. This diverse skill set aids Transitional Aged Youth, by providing supportive independent living. His ongoing goal is to maintain safe and healing communal living spaces, assisting the young adults served to move towards stability with a sense of intrinsic value.
Erin Harness – Finance Assistant
Erin received her Diploma in Accounting with Computer Applications from Empire College. Additionally, she earned her Bachelors in Mathematics from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. As Finance Assistant, she works directly with the Finance Director to ensure that funds are properly managed. She strives to verify and document that funds are efficiently and appropriately delegated to the proper programs to best serve CSN clients, and fulfill funding source requirements.
Pamela Law – Program Manager, Stony Point Commons & Grand Avenue
Pam holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology, additionally, she brings decades of experience within low-income property management to CSN. She has a passion for social equity that drives her as the Program Manager for Stony Point Commons and Grand Avenue. Pam deeply appreciates the culture at CSN. The respect for each client and celebration for the opportunity to provide safe and affordable Permanent Supportive Housing to previously homeless adults. Pam is an avid swimmer, and strongly believes in the phycological and emotional healing brought on by being in the water.
Frank Peoples – Program Manager, Opportunity Program
Frank manages the Opportunity House Program, after over five years working with CSN. He completed his bachelors in psychology at Sonoma State University with the intention to help others. He has found his calling working with persons experiencing homelessness and persistence mental health trials. Having his ARF certification has given him a higher understanding of the care needed to run an adult residential facility, partnered with his experience as a crisis counselor, Frank has continued to support clients with compassion and understanding. After serving as a foster parent, he has a huge heart for people working through mental health trials and believes in providing services to underserved populations.