We address the fundamental need for shelter.

LifeMoves is dedicated to helping individuals and families experiencing homelessness to return to stable housing and self-sufficiency.

Mission

End homelessness by providing interim housing, supportive services, and building collaborative partnerships.

Vision

We envision driving communities where every neighbor has a home.

Values

We are open to change and growth by thinking creatively and strategically.

We work together putting clients at the center of our work, ensuring we are able to serve our clients and support colleagues to achieve our goal of stable housing for all.

We come together to achieve the best outcomes for our clients, our teams, and our community through diverse ideas and perspectives.

We are committed to applying the principles of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging to our workforce, our clients, and our culture.

We act with honesty and accountability to create an environment of trust, compassion, and belonging regardless of the challenges we may face.

We serve and acknowledge each client and colleague as an individual with love, compassion, and respect.

LifeMoves Overview

40
years
60
million annual budget
26
sites
1,500
beds
7,000
clients
288,000
shelter nights / year

Our Results

2,130
people returned to stable housing last year
82
of our families find stable housing
65
of all our clients find stable housing

What We Do

LifeMoves meets people where they are in their life’s journey, provides supportive services to address their needs, and creates a new kind of interim housing designed to build self-sufficiency.

Leadership

Leadership Team

Aubrey Merriman

Chief Executive Officer

Prior to joining LifeMoves, Aubrey has served as the CEO at Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County, where he led the agency through a period of unprecedented growth. The agency was recognized with many awards, including the South San Francisco Mayor’s Award, the Outstanding Community Service Organization Award from the Pacifica Chamber of Commerce, Club Advocacy Champion, and League of Eagles Gold Awards from Boys & Girls Clubs of America*. Aubrey was one of 15 researchers from throughout the country selected to attend the prestigious Community Fellows Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Aubrey moved to the Bay Area in 1999, accepting the ED position with Camp Fire USA, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties. Aubrey then became the founding Silicon Valley Regional VP for Special Olympics Northern California & Nevada. Aubrey spent over 12 years there, eventually becoming Chief Development Officer. He then became Executive Director of Summer Search Silicon Valley, building the most diverse team throughout the national footprint of Summer Search.

A passionate proponent of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, Aubrey firmly upholds that organizations with demographically diverse talent pools and leadership teams perform better. Leveraging diversity as a competitive advantage can result in greater innovation and success. Aubrey translates this conviction through ABC: Acting as an inclusive leader to ensure an inclusive culture, Building a balanced leadership pipeline by striving to recruit, retain, develop, and advance leaders of color, and Committing to catalyzing conversations and conditions that foster collaboration across demographically diverse teams.

Aubrey is a graduate of the Stanford University School of Business, Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders and a Senior Fellow with the American Leadership Forum of Silicon Valley (Class XXXVII). Aubrey was recognized with the Paul Harris Fellows Award from the South San Francisco Rotary Club. Aubrey graduated summa cum laude with an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Hawaii Pacific University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Hawaii.

Aubrey also serves on the Board of Directors for Santa Clara Counties Continuum of Care, Opportunity Center HDC, Inc., and HOPE (housing our people effectively) IAC (inter agency council).

*The League of Eagles Gold Awards from Boys & Girls Clubs of America is a significant milestone and accomplishment, of which only 15% or less of the 1100-member organizations of the 160-year-old national youth development organization meet.

Aubrey Merriman

Chief Executive Officer

Shannon Petrello

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Shannon Petrello, Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO) of LifeMoves, is leading the development team to raise funds to end homelessness in Silicon Valley. Shannon has dedicated her career to partnering with pioneering philanthropists, volunteers, and business leaders to remove barriers to basic needs and close the Silicon Valley resource gap so our entire community can thrive.

For over 15 years, Shannon has been a development leader in Bay Area nonprofits. She started her career working for grassroots organizations as a direct service provider. Inspired by seeing the significant impact that a small group of people with shared values can have in their community, Shannon then set out to learn everything she could about building effective nonprofits. She went on to raise funds for social services, healthcare, civil liberties, arts, and education organizations across the Bay Area.

Shannon most recently served as the Campaign Director at Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, where she successfully helmed the most ambitious campaign in the organization’s history - a $150M capital campaign to expand and unify the agency’s operations. Prior to Second Harvest, Shannon served as Development Director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, where she was part of a team that doubled revenue in three years to close the opportunity gap for students.

Shannon serves as Board President for the Redwood City Education Foundation. She led the evolution of their mission from equal resource distribution to students to equitable support focused on the district’s most under-resourced schools.

Shannon received her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and, with a full Presidential Scholarship, earned her master’s degree in mass communication and media arts from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Shannon Petrello

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Paul Simpson

Chief Financial Officer

Paul Simpson, CFO of LifeMoves, is building the operational and investment strategy needed to achieve the organizations new vision of ending homelessness in Silicon Valley. And, he has the track record to do it.

Paul is an Oakland, CA. native with strong and long-term ties to the Bay Area. He is a respected executive with outstanding interpersonal and consensus-building skills, capable of leading and motivating teams to deliver superior results. Recognized as a creative and effective strategic planner, facilitator, and problem solver.

In addition to strong financial acumen, Paul brings a wealth of leadership qualities from his 20-year career in advising companies on financial strategies, acquisitions, and technology rollouts. In addition to his deep financial acumen and experience, he has extensive experience in Technology/IT/Data, fundraising, strategy, and venture investing.

His dynamic leadership style that values and promotes diversity, collaboration, accountability, and teamwork carries over from his professional to community service activities. He currently serves on the UC Santa Cruz Foundation, The Compton Community College Foundation, and E3 – Education, Excellence & Equity boards. He has previously served on The Marin Academy Board of Trustees, and UC Santa Cruz Alumni Association. He is also the Founder and COO of Silicon Valley Soldiers and Prospects on Deck. Paul’s passion is in his belief that each person has amazing potential and systems need to be designed to propel people’s brilliance.

Paul’s education experience built the foundation for his professional journey with a BA from UC Santa Cruz in Business Management Economics and an MBA from the Haas School at UC Berkeley.

Paul Simpson

Chief Financial Officer

Marie Jackson

Chief Marketing Officer

As Chief Marketing Officer, Marie oversees LifeMoves strategic marketing initiatives, communications, and brand awareness to grow LifeMoves reach and build the organizations impact in Silicon Valley. Prior to joining LifeMoves, Marie was with the Computer History Museum as CMO where she built out a three-year strategic plan, developed a new vision/mission and brand view, and created a technical marketing infrastructure. Marie has led high-tech marketing organizations in retail, consumer, and manufacturing industries both in the private and public markets. Outside of LifeMoves, Marie serves on the Board of the Jonathan Foundation which provides services that bridges families, schools, and resources to ensure every child has an education. She holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and a Masters in Marketing and Global Business from The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University.

Marie Jackson

Chief Marketing Officer

Jeff Galipeaux

Vice President, Human Resources

Jeff Galipeaux, SPHR, joined the LifeMoves team in 2018 to lead Talent Acquisition efforts. He now serves as the Vice President of Human Resources, overseeing all aspects of the people functions at LifeMoves, including employee relations, benefits, and talent strategy. Prior to joining LifeMoves, Jeff worked as the Director of Employee Benefits for the California Association of Nonprofits’ insurance subsidiary. Jeff is passionate about collaboratively crafting efficient, mission-driven, happy workplaces; and with helping people who are doing remarkable things to do those things with less risk and greater support. In his volunteering life, Jeff serves on several nonprofit boards, and is a founding board member of Indexical, a performing arts organization that showcases the work of new & emerging composers and musicians. Jeff holds a B.S. from Palo Alto University, and is currently completing an MBA from the Quantic School of Business & Technology.

Jeff Galipeaux

Vice President, Human Resources

Brian Greenberg, Ph.D.

Vice President, Programs and Services

Brian Greenberg, Ph.D. manages the LifeMoves programs. He is a licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience developing and managing behavioral health and housing programs. Prior to his current position, Dr. Greenberg oversaw research and evaluation, adolescent services, and development for 18 years at Walden House. Brian also serves as a clinical consultant for drug treatment programming and has published articles in peer-reviewed journals concerning his work with substance abuse treatment research and housing. He received his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University and his Master’s degree and Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology in Berkeley, CA.

Brian Greenberg, Ph.D.

Vice President, Programs and Services

Development Team

Denise Chilow

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

As Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Denise identifies strategic initiatives and partnerships, defines objectives and leads cross-functional teams to drive growth. In addition, she builds and grows the organization’s impact, visibility, value and thought leadership. With her strong community building skills, Denise identifies and engages with public and private financial and non-financial resources.

Prior to joining LifeMoves as a full-time employee, Denise consulted for LifeMoves and Silicon Valley Venture Fund (SV2). Denise spent over a decade at Legacy Venture, as Director of the Community where she built and managed Legacy’s diverse community of philanthropic individuals and foundations invested in Legacy funds. She worked with members to refine Legacy’s community strategy to provide effective ways to engage, connect and collaborate for a greater philanthropic impact.

Denise pursues broad and active philanthropic interests and is excited to focus on the great local need and help address the crisis of homelessness.

Denise is a native of Highland Park, IL and holds a B.S. in Business from Indiana University, Bloomington. She lives in the bay area with her husband and has two adult children.

Denise Chilow

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

Katherine Finnegan

Vice President, Institutional Giving

As Vice President, Institutional Giving, Katherine oversees private grant and public contract application, management, and reporting activities to support the LifeMoves annual budget. She leads the Grants and Contracts Team – which secures and stewards about half of the organization’s revenue – and oversees Development Operations. Prior to joining LifeMoves in 2014, Katherine worked in the non-profit sector for more than 25 years in local, regional, and national organizations. Katherine holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and an M.S.W. in Program Planning and Evaluation from Temple University.

Katherine Finnegan

Vice President, Institutional Giving

Camille Gonzalez Kennedy

Vice President, Philanthropy

Camille got her start in the nonprofit sector in 1992 when she joined the team at the Boston Living Center, a community center for people living with HIV/AIDS. Prior to joining LifeMoves, she served as the Senior Director of Advancement Strategy at the Ms. Foundation for Women, the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Avenidas in Palo Alto, and the Executive Director of Random Acts of Flowers, Silicon Valley. Camille holds a Masters in Urban Planning from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and attended Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music and has an undergraduate degree in Public Affairs from Baruch College.

Camille Gonzalez Kennedy

Vice President, Philanthropy

Amy Wright

Vice President, Philanthropy

As Vice President of Philanthropy, Amy engages with individual donors to raise funds needed to support the successful programs at LifeMoves. Prior to joining LifeMoves in 2004, Amy worked in the private sector for more than 25 years in strategic marketing and investor relations in international telecommunications, internet communications, and software development companies based in Silicon Valley. Amy enjoys being engaged in her community as a board member for Jasper Ridge Farm and volunteers at other local nonprofit organizations. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of San Diego.

Amy Wright

Vice President, Philanthropy

Support Services / Operations Team

Lorena Collins

Associate Vice President, Program Evaluation & Leadership Development

Lorena Collins has over 30 years of experience in nonprofit work, serving in the fields of homeless services, mental health, and drug and alcohol recovery treatment. As Associate Vice President of Program Evaluation and Leadership Development, Lorena provides vision, leadership, and operational support for all LifeMoves shelter site programs. Lorena also volunteers her time as a board member of Building Peaceful Families, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children, and has served as a long-standing team member of the Santa Clara County Superior Court STOP calendar, which works with convicted domestic offenders with mental health conditions. Lorena holds a bachelor's degree in Communications Disorders and Sciences from San Jose State University and has extensive experience conducting training in crisis intervention and mental health services, She is also fluent in America Sign Language.

Lorena Collins

Associate Vice President, Program Evaluation & Leadership Development

Heather Griffin

Director of Shelter and Services, Santa Clara County

Heather started at LifeMoves over 8 years ago as a Case Manager. She has brought guidance, direction, and enthusiasm to every site she has worked at - whether a Case Manager, Associate Program Director, or Program Director! She now serves as Director of Santa Clara County Shelters & Services. Before LifeMoves, Heather worked as a Community Support Specialist at Crider Health Center and served in the Peace Corps for two years in Belize. Heather holds a Bachelor’s degree from Augustana College and a Masters in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis.

Heather Griffin

Director of Shelter and Services, Santa Clara County

Isabella Karabed, ASW

Senior Director, Regional Outreach Initiatives

Isabella Karabed joined LifeMoves in 2017 as the Program Director for Outreach Services. She managed the Homeless Outreach Team and worked with the team to support the unsheltered homeless clients in San Mateo County. She currently serves as the Senior Director for Regional Outreach Initiatives, overseeing all of our outreach programs, which include: the Homeless Outreach Team (HOT), Family Outreach, Whole Person Care, Healthcare for the Homeless and Kaiser Outreach. Prior to joining LifeMoves, Isabella served as a Program Manager and Lead Case Manager at Downtown Streets Team. She received her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley, her MSW from Columbia University and is currently completing her Doctor of Social Work degree at University of Southern California.

Isabella Karabed, ASW

Senior Director, Regional Outreach Initiatives

Eve Stoller, LCSW

Senior Director, Clinical Services and Training

Eve Stoller, LCSW, joined the LifeMoves team in 2017 to build and manage its Master of Social Work (MSW) Internship Program, providing supervision and education to a large cohort of MSW students. She currently serves as the Senior Director of Clinical Services and Training, overseeing two graduate-level internship programs and the Education Department, and providing clinical support and training to program staff. Prior to joining LifeMoves, Eve was a therapist and then clinical supervisor for an evidenced-based therapeutic team addressing teenage delinquent behavior and psychiatric issues on family and systems levels. She received her undergraduate degree from UCLA and her MSW from Columbia University.

Eve Stoller, LCSW

Senior Director, Clinical Services and Training

Jacob Stone

DIRECTOR OF SHELTER AND SERVICES, SAN MATEO COUNTY

Jacob began his career with LifeMoves in 2008 as Facility Coordinator at First Step for Families. Since then, Jacob has held the role of Program Director at multiple shelter sites. Prior to his current position, Jacob held the role of Director of Impact & Learning, where he led the agency's data-related initiatives and managed cross-functional efforts to evaluate programmatic outcomes. Jacob holds a Bachelor’s degree from Quincy University in Illinois.

Jacob Stone

Director of Shelter and Services, San Mateo County

Patrick Heron

Chair
LifeMoves Board
Managing General Partner, Frazier Healthcare

Melissa Selcher

Vice Chair
LifeMoves Board
Vice President, Brand Marketing and Corporate Communications, LinkedIn

Greg Eckert

Treasurer
LifeMoves Board
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Julie Gruber

Secretary
LifeMoves Board
EVP, Global GC, Corporate Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer, Gap Inc.

Joe Stockwell

Chair Emeritus
LifeMoves Board
CEO, Odyssey Management Capital

Pastor Paul Bains

President and Co-Founder, WeHOPE

Christina Corpus

Captain, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office

Scott Goree

Vice President, Global Partners & Alliances, Skyhigh Security

Tiffany Hong

Chief Administrative Officer for the Office of the President, Franklin Templeton Investments

Ahmed Khatib

Senior Vice President, Private Wealth Advisor, Merrill Private Wealth Management

Lauren Koenig

Philanthropist, Mentor, and Volunteer

Gene Todd

Executive Vice President and Head of Regional Markets, Fiduciary Trust International

May Topper

Marketing Consultant, Former VP of Marketing,    Oral-B

Pamela Weiss

Philanthropist, Writer, Community Activist

William L. Butler

CEO and Founder, W. L. Butler

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo

U.S. Representative, California’s 18th

Rod Ferguson

Co-founder and Venture Capitalist, Panorama Capital

Monica Ip

Partner, Evidentia Consulting, LLP

Christine Krolik

Former Board Chair, InnVision Shelter Network

David Lichtenger

Managing Partner, Intrepid Capital

Stevan Luzaich

Secretary | Partner, Corey, Luzaich, Pliska, De Ghetaldi, & Nastari

Jillian Manus

Managing Partner, Structure Capital

Marcia Pade

Former Board Chair, LifeMoves

William V. Regan, III

Former Board Chair, LifeMoves

Congresswoman Jackie Speier

U.S. Representative, California’s 14th Congressional District

Administrative Assistant

Brandi Andino

Case Manager Coast House

Andres Carlin

CONNECT Case Manager/ DEI&B Co-Chair

Tasha Fifer

Programs & Services Operations Manager

Anneliese Gretsch

Operations Manager | Real Estate and Operations/ DEI&B Timekeeper

Samantha Haase

Human Resources Associate/ DEI&B Communications Liaison

Jose Lupercio

Development Associate

Alex Mazariegos

Associate Program Director Coast House

McKenna Mogan

Human Resources Associate/ DEI&B Coordinator

Kojo Pierce

Residential Services Coordinator Julian Street Inn

Sunny Wood

Community Impact Fellow

Annie Zheng

DEI & Belonging Definitions

Diversity

Everything that makes us who we are, seen and unseen

The full range of staff differences both visible and invisible including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, generation, socioeconomic status, education, citizenship status, religious affiliations & beliefs, mental or physical ability, communication styles, national origin, political beliefs, language, and cultural norms, traditions, and values.

Inclusion

Celebrating & embracing all backgrounds

The active practice of celebrating and embracing staff of all backgrounds, identities, abilities, and perspectives to feel accepted, safe, empowered, supported, and affirmed to be their authentic selves at work.

Equity

Eliminating barriers

Eliminating barriers that have prevented the full participation of communities and individuals most impacted by systemic oppression. We achieve equity by ensuring that everyone has support and access to the resources they need to be successful.

Belonging

A culture of trust, where all voices are heard

Fostering a workplace where all people are recognized for their inherent worth and dignity, talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of living without feeling the need to change, alter, or assimilate. Belonging is a real sense of fitting in as yourself and feeling like you are an important member of the team.

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