Donna Colombo, Executive Director
Donna’s experience as a manager, senior project manager and program developer, along with her passion and dedication for helping clients discover the best about themselves, easily translates to enabling Trinity Center to grow and develop.
Donna believes “People matter!” Her work is guided by these core principles: Focus on strengths, opportunities and aspirations to achieve results. What you value in your personal life carries over into your work.
Implementing change is more difficult than strategizing about change. Change begins the moment you ask the first question – make it positive!
When not working, you can find Donna spending time with her husband Richard and their dog, Guiness – Cheers!
Carol Lombard, Operations Manager & Volunteer Director
Carol joined Trinity Center staff in October 2013. Since her retirement in 2008 from the corporate world, she has dedicated years of service with Contra Costa Humane Society, as their volunteer coordinator and program director, to helping animals and their caregivers.
Carol brings over 25 years of professional corporate experience to Trinity Center. She has held operational and administrative management positions with Businessland, Inc., Arran Steel, and Homeowner’s Business Management, both here in California and in the Washington DC area.
Interested in volunteering? Please contact Carol Tuesday or Thursday mornings: 925. 949.8712.
Clyde Childress, Member Advocate Manager
Clyde joined the Trinity Center team in February 2017. Clyde has worked in the non-profit arena for the last 20 years. In that time, Clyde has served the SF Bay Area as a state certified AOD counselor, HIV/AIDS & other communicable diseases medical case manager, homeless/community outreach worker, and operations manager. Clyde is passionate about aiding and working to empower and aid individuals that have been disenfranchised and marginalized in our community. In his off time, Clyde enjoys playing and performing music.
Chanel Gilbert, Program and Operations Assistant
Chanel joined the Trinity Center in December 2015 when she was hired as a manager for the winter shelter. Since then, she has taken on the role of program and Operations Assistant. Chanel carefully oversees administrative services and reports, helping Trinity members with their day-to-day support needs.
Chanel has earned her certificate in Direct Professional Support and enjoys providing a sense of comfort for those in need. As an active volunteer in her church community, Chanel gives her time freely working with other shelters and food banks in the Bay Area. Don’t forget to say “Hi!” to Chanel the next time you call the Trinity Center.
Scott Garvey, Member Advocate
Scott became a part of the Trinity Center team in November of 2016 when he was hired part-time for the evening program winter shelter. He then accepted a full time position with Trinity as a Member Advocate in February of 2017.
After a trying young adulthood, Scott returned to school and earned his Associate’s degree in addiction counseling, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in sociology. He has previous experience in substance abuse counseling, and is extremely excited to be a part of the new substance abuse program at Trinity Center.
Scott has tremendous compassion and believes everyone deserves to be treated with respect. He is an advocate for giving second chances, and is eager to assist with the Trinity Center mission of being a doorway to opportunity for all those in need. Please feel welcome to introduce yourself to Scott the next time you visit the Trinity Center!
Nathalie Sterne, Member Advocate
Nathalie became part of the Trinity family in May 2016 after starting her career in the Special Education field. She serves the Trinity community as an advocate and liaison, connecting new members to community resources while addressing their immediate needs.
Nathalie holds a teaching credential and Master’s degree in special education: moderate-severe disabilities. She has taught in both San Francisco and the East Bay and enjoys being able to utilize her advocating skills within the homeless and low-income communities. Stop by her office and get connected with community resources!
Kevin Sugrue, Operations Assistant
Kevin manages the daily food program at Trinity Center. Most often you can find him in the kitchen, preparing meals, stocking supplies and helping members with breakfast and lunch.
Kevin is formerly homeless. He began volunteering for Trinity Center in Winter 2013. When a part-time position at the Trinity Center became available, Kevin applied for and secured the position. Subsequently, he was offered a full time role as Operations Assistant. His employment has empowered him to purchase a used car and to secure and sustain an apartment in the bay area. Kevin always appreciates food and other kitchen donations-
Tommy Edwards, Operations Assistant
Tommy began volunteering his time with the Trinity Center in 2015 and was hired as a staff member for Trinity’s first winter shelter. Tommy has previous experience working closely with adults whose lives have been burdened by substance abuse and other addictions. He is passionate about missionary outreach, having just returned from his second trip to Haiti where he helped construct an orphanage. Tommy loves serving the Trinity Center members and managing the generous donations from the community. Look for Tommy the next time you stop by with donations!