Board and Advisory Council


HomeFirst is currently recruiting people in leadership to serve on its Board of Directors. Help us lead the largest provider of homeless services in Santa Clara County and accomplish our mission to end homelessness in our community.  If you are interested in being part of the solution to homelessness,
contact Tom Waldrop for more information.

Board of Directors

Kirk Heinrichs, Chair, Affiliation: City of Campbell, retired

Mark Donnelly, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair, Affiliation: Apple Inc., retired

Tom Waldrop, Secretary, Governance Committee Chair, Affiliation: Intel Corporation, retired

Linda Y. Chin, Fund Development Committee Chair, Affiliation: Human Resources Consultant, retired

David Fligor, Audit Committee Chair, Affiliation: Progress LLP

Suzanne St. John-Crane, Chair Emeritus, Affiliation: American Leadership Forum – Silicon Valley

Wayne Barton,  Affiliation: HomeFirst Volunteer

Danielle Davenport, Affiliation: County of Santa Clara, Human Relations Commission

Nicholas Dinh,  Affiliation: NetApp

Paul Fong, Affiliation: Evergreen Valley College

Jeffrey B. Hare, Affiliation: Jeffrey B. Hare, APC

Lorraine C. Johnson, Affiliation: Attorney/Consultant

Scott Lefaver, Affiliation: Cabouchon Properties

Marguerite Padovani, Affiliation: Padovani Public Relations

Prajesh Parekh, Affiliation: Google


Advisory Council

Heinz Binder, Partner, Binder & Malter, LLP

Judy Chirco, Former Vice Mayor, City of San Jose

Leslie J. Daniels, Groom & Cave, LLP

Philip Gregory, Partner, Cotchett, Pitre, & McCarthy

Ash Kalra, Former Councilmember, City of San Jose

Mayor Sam Liccardo, City of San Jose

Rabbi Dana Magat, Temple Emanu-El

Michael Pope, iDerms, LLC

Mary Beth Riley, Principal, Notre Dame High School

Larry Stone, Tax Assessor, Santa Clara County

Pastor Jon Talbert, Humanitarian Entrepreneur

Edgar M. Thrift, Jr., Community Volunteer

Supervisor Mike Wasserman, Santa Clara County