SVTS Board of Directors
Jean Hopeman retired after 34 years in banking and holding positions such as the Senior Vice President and Credit Administrator-Risk Manager at Sonoma Valley Bank. Jean has been an active member for 27 years at the St. Andrew Presbyterian Church and the St. Andrew Women’s Fellowship. Since 2002 she has been a Master Gardner, teaching water wise planning and habitat and native plants workshops and a member of the Soroptimist International of Sonoma Valley for nearly fourteen years. Jean has been involved with the Valley of the Moon Teen Center for twelve years, and is one of the principle fundraisers and overseers for the construction of the new Teen Center building.
Robert Reyes, Treasurer
Jere V. Starks
Cristin Lawrence, Executive Director
Cristin Lawrence was Born in Denver, Colorado and lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico until moving to Sonoma in 1983. Cristin graduated from Sonoma Valley High in 1989. She received a certificate in Employment Services from the University of San Francisco, her A.A. degree from Santa Rosa Junior College and a B.A. in Liberal Studies from Sonoma State. Cristin began her career in Human Services at age 18 working as a Job Coach and Job Developer for people with Developmental Disabilities. Cristin had various positions in non-profits, including being the Employment Services Specialist for Sonoma Works Welfare to Work program; the Prevention Program Director of El Nido Teen Center; . the Program Director for Operation Youth where she ran a work-training program in the No Name Cafe at Sonoma Valley High before becoming the Administrative Director for Sonoma Valley Teen Services in 2011. She has served on the Citizen’s Action Team for Youth (CATY), The Sonoma County Tobacco Task Force, and the Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking.
James Cardenes, Teen Center Coordinator
Jodie Taylor, No Name Cafe Manager
Adrian Palenchar, Operation Bicycle Program Coordinator (operationbicycle.com)