Board Of Directors & Advisory Board

Helping guide and improve our organization.

Verity Board Of Directors

 Join Us

Do you want to be part of a strong and engaging movement?  We need you now more than ever and encourage you to join our board of directors! 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

Ed Engram
Evelyn Munguia
Tami Gilman
Deborah Klein
Jennifer Pritchard

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.


Due to Covid-19, we are working remotely.  We are still operating within our normal business hours.  Please keep this in mind when contacting us, as we may not be immediately  available via our office numbers, but will get your call soon.  Our crisis line is fully operational so if you have an emergency, please call our crisis line.

Immediate Crisis

If you have an immediate crisis, please call our rape crisis intervention hotline at (707) 545-7273 or call 911 for emergency services. 

Other Inquiries

For all other inquiries about Verity, including the services we provide, upcoming events, or volunteer opportunities, please call (707) 545-7270 or fill out the contact form on this page. We will reply within two business days.

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