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Staff Directory

Welcome to the Community Development Commission! Our office is located at 1440 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. 

We are committed to answering your inquiries. Please use the contact list below to find the appropriate staff member. Contacting multiple staff members with the same inquiry will delay our ability to respond swiftly.

For general questions or to determine the appropriate staff member to speak with, please call (707) 565-7500.

DescriptionPhone Number
Main Number(707) 565-7500
Español(707) 565-7503
FAX(707) 565-7583
TDD(707) 565-7555

Administrative Support

NameTitlePhoneE-mail
Main ReceptionCustomer Service Team(707) 565-7501cdc@sonoma-county.org

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Telephone and Email Directory

Administration

NameTitlePhoneE-mail
Geoffrey RossExecutive Director(707) 565-7505geoffrey.ross@sonoma-county.org
VacantAssistant Executive Director (707) 565-7508
Trish BlueController (707) 565-7509trish.blue@sonoma-county.org
Janelle WetzsteinPolicy and Communications Liaison(707) 565-2119janelle.wetzstein@sonoma-county.org
Dawn GutschAdministrative Services Officer(707) 565-7520dawn.gutsch@sonoma-county.org
Sonya KellerExecutive Secretary(707) 565-7505sonya.keller@sonoma-county.org

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Monitoring and Compliance

Name Title Phone Email 
Kirsten LarsenEnvironmental Coordinator (707) 565-7526 kirsten.larsen@sonoma-county.org 
Felicity Gasser Federal Funding Coordinator (707) 565-7507 felicity.gasser@sonoma-county.org 
Chuck MotternPublic Services Funding Coordinator(707) 565-7554 chuck.mottern@sonoma-county.org
VacantQuality and Compliance Specialist 
Suzanne WhippleCommunity Development Specialist  ( 707) 565-7502 suzanne.whipple@sonoma-county.org
Valerie Johnson Senior Community Development Specialist(707) 565-7514valerie.johnson@sonoma-county.org  
Holly KelleySenior Community Development Specialist(707) 565-7523holly.kelley@sonoma-county.org

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Affordable Housing and Financing

NameTitlePhoneEmail
Benjamin WickhamAffordable Housing Director(707) 565-7542benjamin.wickham@sonoma- county.org
Diedre DuncanAffordable Housing Development and Preservation Specialist(707) 565-7537diedre.duncan@sonoma-county.org
Angela MorganAffordable Housing Finance Associate(707) 565-7901angela.morgan@sonoma-county.org
Maria ContrerasAffordable Housing Finance Specialist(707) 565-7551maria.contreras@sonoma-county.org
Darrin O'HaraAdministrative Aide(707) 565-7522darrin.ohara@sonoma-county.org
Jason GaddisHousing Rehabilitation Specialist ( 707) 565-7545 jason.gaddis@sonoma-county.org
Marc ChandlerHousing Rehabilitation Specialist (707) 565-7524marc.chandler@sonoma-county.org
Shelley TicehurstAdministrative Aide(707) 565-7553shelley.ticehurst@sonoma-county.org 

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Homeless Services

NameTitle Phone Email
Michael GauseHomeless & Community Services Manager(707) 565-1977michael.gause@sonoma-county.org
VacantHomeless Programs Coordinator
Karissa WhiteSenior Community Development Specialist(707) 565-1884karissa.white@sonoma-county.org
Daniel Overbury-HowlandDepartment Information Systems Coordinatordaniel.overbury-howland@sonoma-county.org

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Housing Authority and Rental Assistance Eligibility Section

NameTitlePhoneE-mail
Martha CheeverHousing Authority Manager (707) 565-7521martha.cheever@sonoma-county.org
Tracy BeckerProgram Compliance Officer(707) 565-7518tracy.becker@sonoma-county.org
Cynthia MeiswinkelIntake & Occupancy Supervisor (707) 565-7519cynthia.meiswinkel@sonoma-county.org
Guadalupe SilvaInspection Specialist(707) 565-7534 guadalupe.silva@sonoma-county.org
Orbelina LandaverdeHousing Negotiator - Inspector(707) 565-7515orbelina.landaverde@sonoma-county.org
Emily Quig DV Housing Negotiator - Inspector (707) 565-1255emily.quig@sonoma-county.org
Jen MazzamutoSenior Community Development Specialist(707) 565-7527jennifer.mazzamuto@sonoma-county.org
Edith OcegueraBilingual Occupancy Specialist(707) 565-7536edith.oceguera@sonoma-county.org
Mary ZepponiOccupancy Specialist(707) 565-4231mary.zepponi@sonoma-county.org
Bianca BelmontOccupancy Specialist (707) 565-3045 bianca.belmont@sonoma-county.org
Nadia CurielIntake & Occupancy Specialist (707) 565-7533nadia.curiel@sonoma-county.org
Thai HiltonSpecial Programs Coordinator(707) 565-7539thai.hilton@sonoma-county.org
Deborah MedinaOccupancy Specialist(707) 565-1845deborah.medina@sonoma-county.org
Sonia PerezBilingual Occupancy Specialist (707) 565-1974 sonia.perez@sonoma-county.org

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Office Support Staff

NameTitle Phone E-mail
Linda RuizSenior Office Support Supervisor linda.ruiz@sonoma-county.org
Alexander ArendSenior Office Assistant(707) 565-7501alexander.arend@sonoma-county.org
Bryan KrollSenior Office Assistant(707) 565-7540bryan.kroll@sonoma-county.org
Joni Buhner Extra Help Senior Office Assistantjoni.buhner@sonoma-county.org 
Susan Anton-TracyOffice Assistant(707) 565-7532susan.anton@sonoma-county.org
VacantBilingual Office Assistant
Daphne DunnOffice Assistant (707) 565-7501daphne.dunn@sonoma-county.org
Michelle NormanOffice Assistant (707) 565-7501michelle.norman@sonoma-county.org

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Contact Information

Geoffrey M. Ross

Interim Executive Director

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Address

1440 Guerneville Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.457092, -122.733925