Pajaro Valley Shelter Services seeks dedicated Board Members. Interested? Please contact the Executive Director below.

Board of Directors

Ken Schipper - President
Operations Team Leader

Bill Miller - Vice-President
Recruiter Manager
Granite Construction Inc.

Betsy Stone - Secretary
Director of Quality and Patient Safety
Sutter Health

Marilee Alaga
Grunsky Law Firm

Blanca Johnston
Senior Administrative Assistant
Granite Construction Company

Jane Moresco
Realty World - Bay Properties

Laura Owen
Branch Manager
Bay Federal Credit Union

Jennifer Schiffner


Jane Barr
Housing Program Manager
Monterey County Redevelopment and Housing Office

William Barton
Granite Construction

Jim Booth
Jim Booth Swimming School

Diane Cooley
Community Member

Dick Frodsham
Investment Consultant

Sr. Susan Olson
Co-foundress and former Executive Director
Pajaro Valley Shelter Services

Jay Petersen

Edda Tusinac
Finkelman Family Fund

Kirt Vojvoda
Watsonville Fire Department

Staff Members

Kimberly Ferm
Executive Director
Contact Kimberly

Carmen Balandran
Shelter Manager
Contact Carmen

Annette Melendrez
Program Manager
Contact Annette
Listen to Annette

Laura Solis
Office Manager and HMIS Data Manager
Contact Laura
Listen to Laura

Adriana Sosa
Property Manager and Case Manager
Contact Adriana

Therese Adams
Development Director
Contact Therese

Be a Board Member at PV Shelter

Such little time can go a long way in helping a great cause. Being a volunteer Board member is a great way to give back to your community and share your skills and knowledge! For more insights on Board membership, check out the Board Member F.A.Q

If you find yourself interested, please let us know! You can contact us by calling 831-728-5649 and asking for the Executive Director, or send an email to