Nancy R. Rosenberg, M.Ed., LSW
Nancy Rosenberg was appointed as the executive director of the CP Center in March 2006. She comes to us with over 35 years of experience in the disabilities field, 28 of them as an executive in nonprofit management, with an extensive background in needs assessment, strategic planning, and program development.
Prior to her arrival at the Center, Nancy was the CEO for Development Homes, Inc. in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She was also the executive director of its subsidiary, Spaces For Living, Inc., which manages HUD section 8, low-income housing projects. She has also taught and developed a special education vocational curriculum for students with disabilities in public schools and at the North Dakota State School for the Blind.
Nancy has served on the advisory boards for US Bank, the YMCA, and Altru Health Systems. She was also a member of the state board for the North Dakota Association of Community Facilities. Presently, she is on the board of the Respite Inn in Concord, CA, serves as chair for the Alameda County Provider Vendor Advisory Council, serves on the executive committee of the Alameda County VOAD, and is on the advisory board for Oakland Adult and Career Education.
Nancy has a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology and Vocational Secondary Education from Kansas State University, and a Master's in Secondary Special Education from the University of North Dakota. She is also a licensed social worker and holds a HUD Certificate of Occupancy (COS), and a Budget Specialist Certification.
Bill Pelter, MA
Assistant Executive Director
Bill has been with the CP Center since 1999. His duties include assisting the executive director with the Center's general administration and day-to-day operations. He is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating program activities, and supervising the participant's case management and attendant services. Bill plays a vital role as an advocate for the Center's programs and services through its community outreach and education, and by participating on committees, panels, and coalitions.
Prior to joining the CP Center, Bill was the program director at the Spectrum Center's Oakland campus, the branch manager for Solano County's Office of Independent Living Resources, and associate director of the Mental Health Association, which serves Contra Costa and Solano counties.
Bill has a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling from Azusa Pacific University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from California State University at Los Angeles.
Jay Rothstein, CPA
Finance Director and Human Resources Manager
Jay is responsible for the CP Center's financial operations including: accounting, billing, budgeting, auditing, and compliance issues. He provides strategic advice and reports relating to our financial status and health. As HR manager, Jay is also responsible for ensuring that the Center's employee programs and policies are compliant with state and federal regulations.
Prior to coming on board, he was vice president of asset management for the Alamo Group, chief financialofficer/controller for the Shoe Pavilion, chief financial officer/controller for the Drug Barn, controller for the Record Factory, and senior internal auditor for Levi Strauss & Co.
Jay received his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, and passed his CPA exams two years later.
Joseph joined our team in June 1999, and brought with him a wealth of experience, passion, and energy. He manages our Community Integration Program, the Computer Learning Lab, and the newly formed, participant owned and operated, East Bay Mailing Services Cooperative. Joseph ensures that optimum staff-to-participant ratios are maintained, and that participants receive cutting edge services which help them to develop greater independence, increase their technology skills, and learn how to run their own business cooperative.
Prior to joining us, Joseph served as the program director for the Alameda Day Activity Center, and as a case manager for the Regional Center of the East Bay.
He has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Ohio State University.
Melinda has been with the CP Center since 2000. Her duties include: coordinating the admission, discharge, and follow-up procedures for program participants, providing resource and referral information, developing Individual service plans, and coordinating reviews to ensure progress and effectiveness. Melinda serves as the primary liaison between staff, family, care providers, case managers, and other service providers, advocating for program participants when needed. She provides guidance and counseling, and facilitates a weekly women's group at the Center.
Prior to joining us, Melinda was a case manager at the Regional Center of the East Bay, a program manager at two community care facilities, and an instructor of independent living and parenting skills for the developmentally disabled. Melinda brings nearly 20 years of experience in the field.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Diego State University.
Mara Bearse, M.Ed.
Quality Assurance Director
Mara joined the CP Center in September of 2011. She was hired to develop and implement a quality assurance system. She maintains all licensing and regulatory records and documents, develops and supervises the delivery of the curriculum for the Adult Day Program (ADP), and evaluates the program's effectiveness. Mara also monitors the Restricted Health Program, ensuring that it adheres to established safe working practices and conditions.
Prior to joining us, Mara served as the director of supported employment and as a case manager for the Regional Center of the East Bay.
Mara has a Master of Education in Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services.
Marketing and Sales Director
After serving on the board of directors for six years, Kris joined the CP Center staff in September of 2011. Her primary focus is the business development of our CP Professional Document Services, the for-profit division of the CP Center. She has a background in sales, marketing, community relations, and PR, and uses her skills to help bring in new clients for the digital imaging business, as well as providing general marketing and fundraising efforts for the Center. She also works with our entrepreneurs in the Small Business Development Program, to help them learn how to market their own businesses.
Prior to joining us, Kris worked in the real estate industry as the vice president of a regional real estate brokerage firm, and most recently as a mortgage loan officer.
Kris has a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco.
Andre Le Mont Wilson, MA
Lead Instructor of Microenterprise and Small Business Development
Andre has been with the CP Center since 1994. He is the lead instructor in the Vocational Opportunity Center. His job involves coordinating the curriculum and directing the staff and participants in learning Cornerstone, a program that teaches microenterprise owners how to operate their own businesses. Andre was also instrumental in launching and building a program that teaches people with disabilities how to operate vending machine businesses.
Prior to joining us, Andre was a teacher's aide at a Spectrum Center School for students with disabilities.
Andre has a Master of Arts in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from California State University, Northridge.
Lead Instructor of Assistive Technology
Ted has been with the CP Center since 1999. His duties include managing the Computer Learning Center (CLC), and overseeing the assistive technology used in our Adult Development Program (ADP). Ted is responsible for designing and developing individualized access and activities for our clients who are working on computers. He provides support, setup, instruction, and troubleshooting.
Prior to joining us, Ted was a long-term substitute teacher for the Oakland Unified and West Contra Costa school districts.
Ted has a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of California at Davis, and a Certificate in Advanced Professional Development for Assistive Technology Applications.