Board & Staff

Our Team

At CIR, we know that good work is accomplished by dedicated individuals who are encouraged to let their numerous talents shine. Our staff are dedicated to the excellent planning and implementation of human service training projects. These highly-qualified people come from diverse backgrounds and bring a wide array of expertise to the work we do. We are not afraid to tackle difficult social issues and we also know when to stop, take a breath, and have a little fun. We embrace our agency’s vision of bettering the lives of children and families, and bring those priorities to our work environment, making every attempt to ensure that we are supporting the individuals who work for us, and their families. Thus, our office environment is far from typical. On any given day we may be accompanied by a mixture of furry friends, studying tweens, and/or sleeping babies.

  • Executive Director

    "Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach." -Clarissa Pinkola Estés

  • Program Manager

    "It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped." -Robert Kennedy

  • Lead Project Coordinator

    "Te amo sin saber cómo, ni cuándo, ni de dónde,
    te amo directamente sin problemas ni orgullo:
    así te amo porque no sé amar de otra manera."
    -Pablo Neruda

  • Project Coordinator

    "Be the person you needed when you were younger." -Ayesha Siddiqi

  • Project Coordinator

    "My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent." -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  • Project Coordinator

    "Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." -Mother Teresa

  • Project Assistant

    "We are the silver lining in any and every dark cloud we could ever find. There is no need to go looking for the light when you bring it with you." -Tyler Knott Gregson

  • Project Assistant

    "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -Gandhi

  • Sergeant Fancypants
    Sergeant Fancypants

    Receiving and Workplace Safety

    "Happiness is a warm puppy." -Charles M. Schulz

Board of Directors

CIR's Board of Directors reflects the diversity and community concerns of the statewide training and technical assistance constituents that the organization proudly serves. Although the Board of Directors is small in number and drawn from the relatively homogenous population in Sonoma County, its members are diverse in ethnic background, religious affiliation, sexual orientation and gender. The Board continues to grow and strives to recruit members that reflect the broad diversity of the statewide demographic of human service providers.

Connie Silva-Broussard, Board President

Lynne Vaughan, Vice President

Linda Blong, Treasurer

Anne Kuschner, Secretary

Mary Grady, Board Member

Susan Stewart, Board Member

Rebecca Bevan, Board Member

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