Donna Colombo, Executive Director
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: 925.457.3935
Jenny Quijada, Executive Program Assistant
Contact Jenny directly at: 925.457.4533
Jenny joined the Trinity Center in September 2017. She was born and raised in San Diego, California and has her Bachelors Degree’s in Criminology & Justice and Sociology. Jenny comes with experience in the non-profit sector with volunteer work for organizations that help children who have been neglected and/or abused, as well as individuals living with HIV/AIDS. She is passionate about helping others who may need a lending hand and is grateful to be a part of the Trinity Center family. Jenny would love for you to stop by and say hello the next time you visit the center.
Pam Arend McGrath, Administrative Services & Evening Program Manager
Contact Pam directly: 925.457.4678
Pam Arend McGrath has joined Trinity Center to assist in areas of general support and supervisor of our evening program at the armory. Pam is a mid-westerner who left the family farm to study and travel abroad and all over the U.S. before landing in the Bay Area. She has appreciated experiencing many flavors of life. She is proudly passionate about advocating for vulnerable people and helping create pathways for equity and dignity. Pam has done this through her work in corporate and non-profit finance and management. Whether working on processes, policy or boots on the ground advocacy, she is bolstered by her firm belief that every person is worthy of support and capable of taking their own next step toward success.
Marjolein Daas, Member Services Manager
Contact Marjolein Directly at: 925.457.7928
Marjolein started as a volunteer at Trinity Center and after a full year she became part of the Trinity Staff in September 2018.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and after graduation she worked mostly in Forensic Rehab facilities, focusing on substance use prevention and crime prevention. Later on in her role as a Senior Social Worker, she started becoming familiar with coaching and giving guidance to the corporate culture.
Marjolein is enthusiastic about her role as Member Services Manager and is hoping to continue the good work Trinity Center provides. She is excited for new challenges and contacts. Stop by her office the next time you visit Trinity Center!
Todd McCarl, Program Manager – Special Projects
Contact Todd Directly at: 925.895.5243
Todd joined Trinity Center in December 2018 as a member advocate volunteer. He earned his MBA from Colorado State University, raised two great kids in Colorado and remains an avid Bronco fan. His wife, Kim, continues to support and tolerate his quests to make the world a better place. Todd brings 30 years (yes…he is old) of healthcare administration and business management experience to the team. He is excited to combine his passions for bringing order to the Universe and helping others achieve their dreams to a position at Trinity Center.
Victoria Briskin, Development Director
Contact Victoria Directly at: 925.483.4928
Victoria first became involved with Trinity Center as a volunteer and board member. Victoria is motivated by Trinity Center’s vision to be a community that cares for people with compassion and provides a place of safety, friendship and dignity. Throughout her career in Hospitality and Hotel Management, Victoria remained an active volunteer in her community, including serving as a Director of Community Outreach. Her diverse experience in sales & marketing, business development and facilities management brings a unique perspective to the Trinity Center team. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and values a commitment to lifelong learning.
Victoria enjoys spending time with her family and loves to travel. Please reach out to her to learn more about Trinity Center and how you can help make a difference for someone in need.
Scott Garvey, Member Advocate, CAODC
Contact Scott directly at: 925.483.4929
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.
Scott has a degree in both Addiction Counseling and Sociology. Since his employment at Trinity Center, he has attained his license in Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the state of California.
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!
Patty Purvis-Thielman, Front Desk/Receptionist
Patty joined Trinity Center in April 2019. Recently retired after 15 years with the Acalanes Union HSD, she was their Technology Help Desk and Webmaster. Working for over 40 years in technology support, she has fine-tuned customer support skills. Since her retirement from the school district she has worked as a receptionist for a local car dealership. She strongly believes in the inherent worth and dignity of every person and is excited to find a new “work home” here at Trinity Center.
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!