Staff

CEO and President | Kathy Young, Kathy Young, along with Mony Nop, co-founded Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance in 2014. Kathy is thrilled to step into the role of CEO and President for TVNPA to dedicate more time and resources in support of the nonprofits in the Tri-Valley and surrounding regions. Kathy also serves as the Executive Director of the Hertz Fellowship Programs for the Fannie & John Hertz Foundation. The Hertz Foundation provides graduate fellowships in applied physical and biological sciences, engineering and mathematics. Kathy has had a passion for the organization since she began her employment with the Hertz Foundation in 2007. Prior to her career with Hertz, Kathy spent many years working in the legal field. She received her B.S. in Organizational Behavior and Leadership from the University of San Francisco. In addition to co-founding TVNPA, Kathy served on the Steering Committee for the Tri-Valley Anti-Poverty Collaborative and has been a volunteer with Taylor Family Foundation. She is a resident of Livermore and spends her leisure time with her husband, Edward, three children, and two dogs.

Operations Manager | Heather Cass, Owner/Teacher Messy Art Livermore

Heather has over 20 years of experience as a volunteer for nonprofits, including the Pedrozzi Foundation, Open Heart Kitchen, Valley Humane Society, Shepherd’s Gate and Tri-Valley Haven. Prior to joining TVNPA, she taught in local school districts and worked for UNCLE Credit Union, as well as in community banking. Heather holds Bachelor of Arts and Masters Degrees in Education from CSU-East Bay, with multiple credentials. Heather teaches local youth at her Messy Art Class and continues to be active in schools supporting PTO and volunteering.  A native of the Bay Area, she lives in Livermore with her husband and two sons. She enjoys yoga, art, the outdoors, movies, family time, and cheering on her husband, an accomplished dirt track racer.

“TVNPA does a great job bringing together organizations and people who are deeply committed to helping others. I am honored to be a part of the mission.”
– Heather Cass.