Officers of the Board
Kay King, Chair
Kay King is a retired national account manager with Siemens ICN and for the past 15 years has been actively involved as a volunteer with various non-profit organizations. She is a year round coach for R.A.D.D., Pleasanton’s Special Olympics Northern California team. She served on the board of Castlewood Women’s golf group, Valley Christian School PTF and made several trips with Cornerstone Fellowship’s Mission Teams to Kenya in support of the Nakuru Children Trust organization. Kay is committed to enhancing the lives of developmentally challenged adults in the areas of independent living, sports activities and social events.
Sharon Almeida, VP
Sharon is the CEO of Cents & Sensibility, Inc. located in Pleasanton. With more than 25 years of experience in financial and investment advisory services, Sharon continues to guide local families by providing clarity and instilling the confidence necessary to make important wealth decisions. Sharon is an active member of the Tri-Valley community. Volunteering for R.E.A.C.H. over the past decade has allowed her to help adults with developmental challenges enrich their quality of life. Sharon’s bonus son, Victor, previously lived in two REACH properties and is one of our Tri Valley athletes. Sharon also serves on the board of the HERS Breast Cancer Foundation and volunteers for the Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation.
Patrick O’Brien, Treasurer
Pat is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Leisure Sports and has been involved in many community service organizations in Santa Clara, San Joaquin and Alameda Counties. He has served on the Family Service Association Board in San Jose and Tracy High School Business/Education Partnership. He is a Director of Americans For Philanthropy, Chairperson of the Hacienda Child Development Fund, past President of the Alameda County Fair Association, Board Member of Cal Expo, State Fair and Member Axis Community Health Capital Campaign. Pat is very committed to advancing educational programs and promoting partnerships between Education and the Business Community.
John Chamberlin, Secretary
John is an attorney in Pleasanton practicing in the areas of Family Law and Estate Planning. John has been an attorney in the Tri-Valley area for 20 years. John had an older brother with special needs. John assisted his brother and his brother’s friends with Special Olympics activities since he was a boy himself. John also, while attending UC Berkeley, worked at Las Trampas School in Lafayette, which is a residential and vocational facility for special needs individuals in Lafayette, California.
Brian is a Senior Private Banking Officer and Ambassador with Fremont Bank in the Tri-Valley, having been in banking for over 30 years. He specializes in working with business owners and individuals on their loan and banking needs. He is active in the Pleasanton community, serving on the Board of Directors for Pleasanton Partnerships in Education and Keystone Adult Learning Center for the last ten years or more. He is also on the Board of the Las Positas College Foundation and the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce. Brian is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Pleasanton, having been a member for over 15 years. He coached competitive youth soccer for 16 years for the Ballistic United Soccer Club of Pleasanton and coached Lacrosse for one season also.
Michael is currently a Healthcare Consultant with more than 35 years experience. He served as President/CEO of St. Rose Hospital in Hayward for more than 20 years. He has been active in the community serving as Hayward Rotary President, Chair of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce, the Alameda Alliance for Health, the California Hospital Associations, the Eden Youth Center, in addition to other health related trade organizations. He currently serves on the Hayward Chamber of Commerce, the Alameda County Fair Association and the Hayward Area Recreation District Foundation Board.
Tamy has been with East Bay Innovations, a local non-profit working to facilitate Supported Living, Independent Living and Employment Services for individuals with developmental disabilities, for nearly two decades. She is dedicated to empowering others to live lives that are valued and purposeful. Tamy also has a special expertise in assisting people to secure affordable housing and public benefits (SSI, SSDI, MediCal and MediCare). In 2009, Tamy received the Diane Lipton Memorial Award for Outstanding Advocacy.
Mike has been an active participant in community organizations for more than 25 years, serving for the City of Pleasanton as a Parks and Rec Commissioner, Planning Commissioner, Human Services Commissioner and on numerous regional and local boards. After retiring from 25 years at 3M Company, where he won national awards for design and marketing, he founded several successful business ventures working in Real Estate and Photography. He is currently an instructor for Futures Explored Film Workshop in Livermore working with adults with developmental disabilities to help them explore areas they can work in and coach them on growing within those areas.
Tenant Support Coordinator
Eileen is a Special Education Aide with the Pleasanton Unified School District. She has a BS in Business Administration-Marketing from San Francisco State University. While in college, Eileen worked at Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind run by the Lighthouse for the Blind in San Francisco. It was at this time that Eileen realized her gift for working with children and adults with special needs. Eileen and her husband Tom have two young daughters.