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Co-Applicant Board Roster

Public Health Clinic Services
2500 Bates Ave., Suite B
Concord, CA 94520

The mission of the Health Care for the Homeless Co-Applicant Board is to oversee, guide and assist the Program in its efforts to deliver high quality health care to a diverse and medically underserved community. The Co-Applicant Board will use its skills, expertise and life experience to make policies and operational decisions which will provide the best benefit to the Program and client.


Stephen Krank
(Board Chair)
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Stephen's experience in the Social Service and nonprofit sector have ranged from Project Coordinator of a 432-bed IPTC (In Prison Therapeutic Community) the management of 170-bed social model detoxification and recovery program for street alcoholics and the start, program development through licensure of a 300-bed facility. In 2002 Stephen became involved the UCSF Community Health Project, and later joined the board as the program became The Street Level Health Project. The organization's substantial efforts to reach out and provide the systemic support needed to the underserved through the provision of resources and navigation to the most vulnerable; the recent immigrants in Fruitvale and beyond. For the last twenty years, Stephen has been part of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in positions ranging from program development of the Champion Guidance Center to his current position as Director of Vincentian Support for the 29 parish-based branches of the Society in Contra Costa County.

Jonathan Russell
Bay Area Community Services

Jonathan is the Chief Strategy Officer at Bay Area Community Services (BACS), which provides full spectrum behavioral health and housing services across seven counties throughout the Bay Area and Northern California. He has extensive experience both in leading direct service teams to develop innovative programs that serve communities experiencing homelessness, beginning this work a decade ago in Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles before transitioning to the Bay Area, and working in system design, policy, and advocacy at the City, County, and State levels. BACS provides a variety of Interim Housing and Rapid-Rehousing services as well as Crisis Residential services in Contra Costa County.

Dr. Wendel Brunner
Past CCHS Public Health Director
Past CCHS Public Health Director

Wendel Brunner was the Director of Public Health for Contra Costa from 1983 until he retired in 2015. As Public Health Director, he was responsible for the County's Homeless Programs as well as for Health Care for the Homeless. Currently, he is the PI for the California Chronic Disease Prevention Leadership Project, a state- wide endeavor of Public Health Directors and Health Officers to address chronic disease and health inequities in California. From 1979 to 1983, he was a primary care physician for the Health Services Department at the Richmond Health Center.

Claude Battaglia
Independent Living Specialist

Claude Battaglia works for Choice in Aging (CIA) as the Transitions Services Manager. He oversees the CCT Program (California Community Transitions). We assist our consumers in transitioning from Skilled Nursing Facilities back into the community. We assist in providing them with home set up, Assistive Technology and getting them connected to care givers. What Claude likes best about working for CIA is seeing consumers faces light up when they get approved for housing and services. Originally from Pittsburg, California. Claude enjoys attending bay area sporting events, rooting for the Raiders, A's, Giants & Warriors and enjoys going to concerts.

Michael Callanan
CORE Outreach Coordinator
Health, Housing and Homeless Services

Michael Callanan is the current Program Manager for the Contra Cosa County Health Housing and Homeless (H3) Services, CORE (Coordinated Outreach Referral and Engagement) Program. Michael was asked to help build the team in January of 2017 and he became the first CORE Program Coordinator. Prior to CORE, Michael was working also for H3 for the Contra Costa Adult Continuum of Services (CCACS) Program as the Site Supervisor at the Concord and Respite shelters for 2 years. Michael focuses on meeting people where they are at and likes to instill trust, hope and worth. He has been with H3 for 10 years and is certified in Addiction Treatment Counseling.

Daisy Gallegos
Adult Protective Services

I was born and raised in Contra Costa County. I am currently a Senior Staff Assistant with Adult Protective Services. With APS, I manage several grants, including the Home Safe Program. Home Safe is designed to prevent or address homelessness, while establishing housing stability to the elder and dependent adult population. Prior to APS, I was employed at La Clinica De La Raza assisting patients enroll into health insurances. Additionally, I was a program manager for an Independent Living Service agency and a Youth Program Coordinator at a community center. With these community organizations, I was able to advocate for my clients and ensure they were receiving proper supportive services. My passion is to continue to support my community and help design quality resources for the underserved population.

Teri House
Federal Grants & Affordable Housing Consultant

Teri House is a federal grants and affordable housing consultant in Contra Costa and Solano Counties. She has worked with and for municipalities for over 22 years, including the cities of Pittsburg, Concord, Richmond, Fairfield, and currently with Antioch. Teri was a formerly homeless transitional aged youth for two years, and is passionate about establishing and maintaining quality services to help people who are without housing in our community. She has been a member of the Contra Costa Council on Homelessness for over 23 years and has held numerous leadership positions. Prior to working in government, she was the Executive Director of the Contra Costa Habitat for Humanity, and Development Director of Shelter Against Violent Environments in Alameda County. Teri holds a MS in Counseling Psychology, BS in Psychology, BA in Apparel Design, and a post graduate certification from USF in Fund Development.

Bill Jones
Hope Solutions

Bill Jones is a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified end of life counselor who has provided direct services to underserved populations for more than 20 years. He has worked as a case manager, mental health provider, clinical supervisor, and support group facilitator, and he has developed and managed mental health, case management, housing advocacy and permanent supportive housing programs. He currently serves as the Director of Housing Programs for Hope Solutions while maintaining a private psychotherapy practice. He lives in Central Contra Costa County, and he is honored to serve on the Health Care for the Homeless Co-Applicant Board.

Jennifer Machado
Chervon Federal Credit Union Board Member & Member of Walnut Creek St. Paul's Commons low income housing project

Jennifer Machado is a finance executive with decades of experience in the corporate world and several non-profit organizations. Jennifer was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church's project team, the group that partnered with Resources for Community Development who built St. Paul's Commons on church property in Walnut Creek. St. Paul's Commons, which opened in 2020, is a complex of 45 units of affordable housing, meeting rooms, and space for day programs of the Trinity Center, an organization serving people experiencing homelessness. Jennifer is a supporter and volunteer in organizations promoting social justice, economic empowerment, and education.

Rachna Pandya, MPH
Strategic Implementation Leader

Rachna is a resident of Danville with her family and has over 20 years' experience in healthcare and currently works at Kaiser Permanente Northern CA headquarters as a Strategic Implementation Leader. Her expertise is in leading teams in transformative design, pipeline development, and execution of strategic programs for vulnerable populations. She has worked in direct patient care,managed families in health coaching with chronic disease management, performance improvement efforts, and advocating for patient rights. Currently she has been working with Leadership and innovating programs across clinical care, healthplan & hospital operations for complex care populations. Her strengths are putting ideas into actions across cross functional teams from idea to executing across Leadership and enterprise-wide strategy lens with social determinants of health as a priority. Rachna is honored to give back to her community given her healthcare experiences and has a passion both professionally and personally to serve others on the Health Care for the Homeless Co-applicant Board.

Linae Young Healthcare for Homeless Coordinator