Board Of Directors

Helping guide and improve our organization.

Verity Board Of Directors

Join Us

Verity, Sonoma County’s rape crisis, trauma, and healing center, is looking for passionate people of all backgrounds to join our board of directors. We need compassionate members of our community to step up and help guide our agency as we continue to grow in our 45th year of services. We are looking for people of all backgrounds and with any level of experience to join our team.


Anyone can be a board member. Whether you are completely new to the realm of sexual violence or you know the intricacies of it all, we could use your insight and dedication.

We currently have experienced nonprofit professionals, dedicated members of law enforcement, and passionate businesspeople on our board. We are always looking for new members whose attributes and experiences would complement those of our current members.


Members of Verity’s board of directors are expected to attend the monthly board meeting. The date and time of the meeting are dependent on members’ schedules. Currently the board meets one Tuesday morning a month. Board members are also required to make a financial contribution once a year; the amount doesn’t matter. Even $5/year helps us achieve our mission.

The overall mission of the Board of Directors is to improve and guide the agency while making sure that the agency is reaching all the corners of our community and truly serving everyone who needs us.

How To Join

If you are interested in joining the board, please email Christine Castillo, our executive director. Christine will connect you to the current nominating committee within the board of directors and invite you to a board meeting.

Current Board Members


Deanna Schutz, President

Carla Rodriguez, Vice President

Lisa Hubenette, Treasurer

Kate McCoy, Secretary

Board Members:


Fred Kusin
Claire Browe
Tami Gilman

Advisory Board Members

Judy Coffey
Christopher Pennock
Debbie Raike
Katie Sanchez
Carmen Bay
John Snetsinger
Susan Fette
Bernita McTernan


Visit our Facebook page for information about upcoming community events, support groups, and volunteer opportunities.

Contact Verity

Please do not message Verity with personal information.

We welcome questions and feedback from our community! To send us an email, please fill out the adjacent form and we’ll respond to you as quickly as we are able. Our typical response time is within two business days.

Please note: In order to protect your confidentiality, please call our Crisis Line at (707) 545-7273 for all crisis related inquiries.  Thank you!