CADRE Leadership

Leadership Role

Updated description of CADRE's Leadership Council and Executive Committee coming soon. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Leadership Bios

Sheri Burns Sheri is the Executive Director of SVILC and a founding CADRE team member dating back to the 1990s with the network.  Being part of CADRE, she acts as the Coordinating Agency for the Access and Functional Needs team created in 2017 and promotes ongoing efforts to ensure that the needs of the disability community are addressed when planning for  and responding to disasters.  SVILC is a non-profit organization which serves people with disabilities in Santa Clara County. SVILC's hopes to create fully inclusive communities that value the dignity, equality, freedom and worth of every human being.
Bruno Pillet Bruno Pillet joined Second Harvest Food Bank as Vice President of Programs and Services in 2015 after a productive career in the high-tech industry. Bruno acts as the Coordinating Agency for the Food Sourcing and Distribution functional team created in 2017 and works tirelessly to connect the Food Bank and its partner agencies with those in need.  He came to the Food Bank in 2014 through an Encore Fellowship, which places professionals from the for-profit sector into high-impact roles in the nonprofit sector. As an Encore Fellow, Bruno led a successful pilot project for Second Harvest, which tested new approaches to serving client families, and helped to implement key planning and process improvement tools to help Second Harvest achieve more efficient results.Bruno brings his many years of experience in customer service and business process improvement to his role at Second Harvest, where he oversees the programs and services that ensure everyone in our community has access to the nutritious food they need to thrive. He spent more than 25 years at Hewlett-Packard, where he led a number of key initiatives. In 2002, he became responsible for HP’s Customer Support Delivery Operations and managed the integration, globalization, and transformation of customer support delivery. Following HP’s acquisition of Compaq, he led the effort to seamlessly integrate HP’s processes.In 2007, Bruno took on the role of Vice President of Engineering for HP Services, Global Delivery, where he led the globalization and standardization of delivery processes and tools for HP’s customer support. Most recently, Bruno served as Vice President of Global Services for Grass Valley, which manufactures equipment for broadcast television.Bruno has an MBA in Finance from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
Annamaria Swardenski Annamaria Swardenski is a consultant specializing in preparedness planning and CBO relationship building with local government. She has led planning projects focused on disaster shelter planning for access and functional needs populations, pandemic influenza preparedness for community-based organizations, spontaneous volunteer coordination for local government as well as donations management planning partnerships at the local operational area level. Holding a Bachelor of Science degree from Santa Clara University in Sociology, with an emphasis in Gerontology and a minor in Psychology, Anna’s volunteer work includes serving on the Board of Directors for Eden I&R, Inc, since 1999 and as a First Aid/CPR instructor for American Red Cross since 2001.
Franci Collins Franci Collins has been a Disaster Volunteer with the American Red Cross for over 30 years and was a founding member of CADRE after the Loma Prieta Earthquake As a Community Partner Services Liaison, she collaborates with service providers to identify vulnerable populations and address special needs. She is the creator and administrator of the Office of Human Relations website, www.ImmigrantInfo.org, which provides information and inks to resources for immigrants. She is also a writer, professional Hypnotherapist, and consultant for non-profit organizations.
Janet Childs, M.A.; A.A.E.T.S. Since 1970, Janet Childs has been actively providing crisis intervention counseling and education focusing on the dynamics of loss, illness, crisis and grief. As a founding member of the Centre for Living with Dying, Janet has participated in the growth of this organization, and has worked with thousands of individuals, groups and professionals on the front lines facing trauma and life altering change. Combining her love of music and the creative process with her personal and professional experience with loss, she creates a safe and healing environment to gently examine these difficult life issues.
Jeff Darling Jeff Darling has worked at San Andreas Regional Center for 7 years. Currently he is Manager of the Resource Department there and serves as a Supporting Agency in the Access and Functional Need team created in 2017. In his role at SARC, Jeff is responsible for development and oversight of services for approximately 13,700 people with developmental disabilities (mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy and seizure disorders) in four counties; Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey. Jeff has an MA in Instructional Technology from San Jose State University.
Jim Yoke Jim earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, San Diego and majored in Political Science, minored in Law & Society, with a heavy emphasis in history, philosophy, and languages. He began his emergency management career in 1997 as a volunteer with the American Red Cross and worked on hurricanes in the Caribbean, tornadoes in the Midwest, many fires in Southern California and an earthquake in the Seattle area. He was employed by the American Red Cross, San Diego-Imperial Counties Chapter from 1999 through 2005. Jim has worked for the Santa Clara County Fire Department since July, 2006. Jim is a current Member, Northern California Regional Intelligence Center, a past Member, Bay Area Terrorism Working Group, a member of the California Mutual Aid Regional Advisory Committee, Coastal Region II (extends from Monterey County to Del Norte County), a member, California CERT Advisory Workgroup and the past President, Santa Clara County Emergency Managers Association.
Nick Arnett - Representing Lutheran Social Services and acting in the capacity as the CADRE Treasurer, Nick functions as the liaison to LSS as CADRE's fiscal sponsor.  Trained in Critical Incident Stress Management, Nick serves on the Bay Area CISM team providing support and training to the first responder community.
Yvette Galindo Yvette Galindo has worked at Center for Employment Training (CET) since 1993. CET is a private, nonprofit organization which provides vocational training, supportive services, vocational English, human development, job preparation, and job placement assistance. In addition, CET offers immigration and citizenship services and operates a staffing agency serving Santa Clara County. She directs Human Resources and the CET Staffing Agency. She also oversees facility maintenance, transportation, and campus safety and security for 17 training centers located in the states of California, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, and Virginia. She began her involvement with the Collaborating Agencies' Disaster Relief Effort (CADRE) in 2007 with the intent of getting other staff involved and learning more about emergency preparedness and developing procedures for all CET training centers. With the support of CET’s Chief Executive Officer, Yvette continues to work on establishing partnerships and promoting coordinated preparedness measures and integrated emergency response procedures with other nonprofits serving the Washington/Guadalupe neighborhood near downtown San Jose. She currently serves on the CADRE Leadership Committee.
Lindsey Caldwell Lindsey is the Disaster Recovery Services Director for Catholic Charities Of Santa Clara County.  
Jim Wollbrinck  Jim Wollbrinck serves as the Chair of the CADRE Leadership Team.  He is the Security and Emergency Preparedness Specialist (SEPS) for San Jose Water Company. He is responsible for all aspects of Emergency Management (Plans, Procedures, Training and Exercise), is responsible for Corporate Security Systems and Procedures; and is investigating the development of the company’s Business Continuity Program. Mr. Wollbrinck participates in many organizations in the security and emergency preparedness field. He is a member of the, Bay Area Security Information Collaborative (BASIC), is the Speaker Selection Lead for the California Emergency Services Association’s (CESA) CESA2013 Annual Conference and Training; and Award Chair of Coastal Chapter. Mr. Wollbrinck serves on the Board of the National Disaster Resiliency Center (NDRC), served on the California Utilities Emergency Association (CUEA) as a Board Member and the Chair of the Water and Waste Water Subcommittee and lead the Response Subcommittee for Joint Venture Silicon Valley; He is Chair of the Santa Clara Valley Water District, Emergency Management Subcommittee and is the Vice Chair of the Coastal Chapter of the California Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (CalWARN). Mr. Wollbrinck serves as the Chair for CA/NV AWWA Security and Emergency Planning Committee. He is also working with Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley on their Disaster Management Initiative, where he advises on the development of GPS and Common Operating Picture technology. Mr. Wollbrinck is a new member to BRMA and looks forward to building a strong network that will between all these associations.  
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