Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County

The purpose of Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County is to partner with low-income families and individuals to help them achieve economic and social stability, to build community, and to advocate for social and economic justice by building relationships with clients and communities, embracing diversity, advocating for change in public policy, partnering with other organizations, and ensuring the participation of low income persons in the development and implementation of programs and projects. (Formerly Sonoma County People for Economic Opportunity). For more information visit:


Amended Articles of Incorporation filed with the Secretary of State on December 18, 2002. Resolution of the CAP Board of Directors, dated 5/28/10, expanded membership from 15 to 18 members.


To establish policy and direction for the agency, to ensure agency's financial integrity, and to act as liaison with the community.

Membership Term

Three years.



Meeting Schedule

Fourth Tuesday of each month, 6:00 p.m., 1300 North Dutton, Santa Rosa. For meeting information visit: [PDF]

Membership Composition

18 members: 6 members appointed by the Board of Supervisors (public sector), 6 members representing the needs of the low income residents in a given area and chosen by those residents (low income sector),and 6 members representing the business community (private sector members).
18 Members
RepresentingMember NameAppointmentTerm Expires
Low Income SectorFrancisco CanoSumm Act #30, 9/13/20166/25/2019
Low Income SectorIrma Garcia9/24/20139/24/2016
Low Income SectorJamie Padilla11/27/201211/27/2018
Low Income SectorLeslie James "Jim" WrightReappt 9/25/20139/25/2016
Low Income SectorCollins
Low Income SectorCollins
Private SectorDave Imoto2/20122/28/2015
Private SectorHank Topper6/20136/25/2016
Private SectorJennie TasheffSumm Act #18, 1/5/201612/31/2018
Private SectorLeigh Hall, M.D.Reappt 7/13/20147/13/2017
Private SectorMaria Pappas1/15/20141/28/2017
Private SectorStephanie PuentesReappt 8/1/20141/25/2015
Public SectorCarmen GarciaSumm Act #76, 6/25/20137/1/2016
Public SectorFrank BricenoSumm Act #16, 4/19/20164/1/2019
Public SectorJim SheltonSumm Act #19, 4/24/20124/21/2015
Public SectorJoseph HejnowiczSumm Act #10, 10/4/201610/4/2019
Public SectorKaren EricksonSumm Act #26, 6/18/20136/30/2016
Public SectorSteve ThomasReappt 3/20143/25/2017

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Contact Information

Erin Sussman

Executive Assistant

Community Action Partnership
County of Sonoma

Community Action Partnership

1300 North Dutton Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95401
38.4499446, -122.7351751

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