Originally form Los Alamos, NM, Doug has been at the agency for 13 years and is responsible for ensuring APC fulfills its mission. By working with external partners, Doug is working to secure the future sustainability and growth of the agency. Fun Fact: He loves spending his free time cycling.
Director of Programs
Michael grew up in Walnut Creek, but is well-traveled, having lived in Boston, Mexico City, Las Vegas, and Chicago before settling with his wife and two kids in Alameda, where they have lived since 1999. As Director of Programs, he implements, supervises, and evaluates APC’s support services, employment services, and children and youth services.Fun Fact: In his younger days, Michael enjoyed adventurous travel, including hopping freight trains and traversing the Sahara desert by jeep.
Director of Finance & Administration
Qassim calls San Bruno, CA home and has been with APC for two years. He works hard to ensure the financial health and stability of the agency by supervising accounting staff, preparing the yearly budget, reviewing monthly revenue and expenses with managers, preparing for audits, and maintaining the agency’s insurance policy. Fun Fact: He is not a fan of fun facts.
Manager of Support Services
Kenneth is a Bay Area native with over 20 years’ experience providing direct social services to youth and adults; such as counseling, mentorship, academic -support, sports enrichment, communication techniques and life skill development. Kenneth manages the Support Services team that helps APC residents maintain their housing and cope with the challenges of daily life. The team’s main goal is to assist residents in becoming self- sufficient. Fun Fact: Kenneth spends most of his free time playing golf.
Development & Community Relations Manager
Brandy comes from San Diego, CA and has been at APC for 3 years. Manager of the Fund Development Department, Brandy oversees the coordination of volunteers, grants, special events, and incoming donations. Her responsibilities also include maintaining community relations and partnerships. Fun Fact: Brandy was introduced to non-profit work at a young age when she would spend her summers at her mother’s work. The non-profit helped those from the LGBTQ community who were HIV positive.
Hameeda first began at APC as a volunteer in 2004 and has since held various positions at the agency. As Property Manager, Hameeda supervises Property Management and Facilities staff as well as oversees the housing application process. She collaborates internally with the Services and Finance Departments and externally with Alameda County Housing & Community Development, City of Alameda Housing Authority, and Building Futures for Women and Children to ensure APC families maintain eligibility for our supportive housing. Fun Fact: Hameeda likes to decorate cakes.
Children & Youth Services Manager
Sara is from Grants Pass, OR and has been at APC for 6 years. She manages the Children & Youth Services department through a holistic lens to ensure that youth are provided with opportunities and tools to empower themselves and their futures. To accomplish this goal and create quality programming, she manages her staff, collaborates with support specialists, and forms partnerships. Fun Fact: Sara loves to peruse Pinterest, especially for project ideas for the children enrolled in program.
Education & Employment Services Manager
Born in Tenesseee, Kevin recently joined the APC team after working 16 years in workforce services in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As the Education & Employment Services Manager, Kevin implements the On-the-Job Training programs, builds the workforce service plans, and oversees the Career Center. Fun Fact: Kevin is an avid sports enthusiast; he loves basketball and jogging.
Ploughshares Nursery Manager
A Bay Area native from Concord, Jeff has worked at APC for 5 years. He manages Ploughshares Nursery, a social enterprise of APC, where he grows and sells plants. Fun Fact: Jeff’s favorite animal is the platypus, the only mammal that lays eggs.
Human Resources Manager
APC’s HR Manager hails from Bakersfield, CA, but has been in the Bay Area for 10 years and at APC since 2016. His job as the Human Resources Manager is to ensure that APC is following all regulations and laws surrounding employment to protect the staff and company. Fun Fact: The HR Manager also works as a political writer for The Good Men Project and has published two books.