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1410 Guerneville Road, Suite 14
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 575-0979

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
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Leadership Team

Rita Larson

Director of Social Rehabilitation
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Brenda Russell

 Finance Director
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Abigail Levine

Human Resources and Safety Manager
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Lisa Planting

MFT, Clinical Director, Head of Behavioral Health Services
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Emma Falley

MA, Community Development Coordinator
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Meggan Folds

Sanctuary Villas Coordinator
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Julianne Shannon

Financial Assistant
Emai Julianne

Thai Gallo

Administrator & Program Director, Brown Street & E Street
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Sharon Shields

Program Manager, Bridges Program
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Pamela Law

Property Manager
SPC and Sanctuary House & Villas
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Debbie McCulloch

Program Director, A Step Up
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Hal Bahr

Program Manager, Hope House
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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.

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.

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.

Sharon Shields – Program Manager, Bridges Program

Sharon manages the Bridges transitional residential housing program for Community Support Network. After more than a decade working with children and adults with developmental and mental health challenges, Sharon started at CSN as a residential counselor and worked her way up to the current manager position. She attended Santa Rosa Junior College to enhance her work experience and assist clients in their skill building, including Drug and Alcohol counseling, First Aid/CPR, and 4 C’s certifications. 

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.

Debbie McCulloch – Program Director, A Step Up

Bio coming soon...


Meggan Folds – Sanctuary Villas Coordinator

Meggan is the Program Coordinator for Sanctuary Villas. Meggan grew up in Sebastopol and has lived in Sonoma County for 25 years. In 2014 she shifted her career path to work in mental health. She received her bachelor's degree in 2018 from Sonoma State University in Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies. Prior to joining the CSN team, Meggan worked with current and former foster youth and probation youth at TLC Child and Family Services Residential Program and Transitional Housing Program for 5 years. Meggan is a mother of two boys and spends her time playing adult recreational softball and soccer.