Board and Staff

Our Board of Directors

Unlike many other non-profits, our board is a working board. Board members participate in the workings of the facility and the doings of the clients. We raise funds, put on events and parties, train new staff, volunteer, and even help clean the house on Spring Cleaning day! We also honor the contributions of past board members, for without their incredible donations of time, energy and labor, Build House would not exist. Our board also has an outstanding record for donor participation.

Current Board of Directors

Sherry Novick

Managing  Director, Community Benefit Programs
Kaiser Permanente, Northern California
Vice President
Stephen Rosenbaum
Attorney, Protection and Advocacy
disability rights advocate for
access to education and employment of persons with disabilities
Rachel Kasa
Former House Manager of Build House
Graphic design, marketing, advertising agency background
Person with a disability
Maria Negrete
Parent Representative
Lise Karler
Small Business Owner
Ailene Romero
Single parent of a 21-year-old developmentally disabled young man
Developed Home Care Workers Resource Center of Oakland
Jason Lauterjung
Registered nurse
Former staff member

Past Board Members/Advisory Board

Robert Carter
Software Developer
Jo Fox
Physical Therapist
Pam Hunt, Ph.D
Cathy Camenga, RN
Shay Williams
Beverly Libaire
Frances Grahamjones, Speech Pathologist
Lillian Lea, CPA
We honor your service to the organization!