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TVNPA’s June Community Program, “The State of Housing in the Tri-Valley: A Deeper Dive”

June 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Following the enthusiastic feedback from our May 2nd Anti-Poverty Collaborative event, the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance invites you to an in-depth roundtable on housing within our community. This session will build on the landscape level insights shared by our County leaders and delve deeper into the innovative solutions being pioneered on the ground by local nonprofits.

Sharan Aminy, Tri-Valley Haven
John Bost, Open Heart Kitchen
Christine Beitsch-Bahmani, CityServe of the Tri-Valley
Kim Curtis, Goodness Village
Patrick O’Brian, Tri-Valley REACH
Laning Thompson, Interfaith Housing, Inc.


These leaders will share their perspectives and experiences, offering a closer look at how their organizations are addressing the urgent housing needs of the most vulnerable populations in the Tri-Valley and how they work together to build lasting solutions.

This program is a must-attend for community members, stakeholders, and anyone interested in contributing to the development of sustainable housing solutions. Join us for a morning of meaningful dialogue and collaborative exploration.

Register now to secure your spot and join the conversation shaping the future of housing in our community!


Click here to watch the May 2nd State of Housing for Vulnerable Populations in the Tri-Valley program:

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Sharan Aminy has been employed in the nonprofit field for over 25 years. She worked for La Familia Counseling Services and then became Alameda County’s Eden Information & Referral, 2-1-1 Program Manager for over a decade. Sharan’s served diverse populations over her career including serving at-risk youth, the homeless, the formerly incarcerated, and individuals impacted by domestic violence, gun, and gang violence. Currently, Sharan is Tri-Valley Haven’s Director of Domestic Violence Services where she oversees their confidential Domestic Violence Shelter, Transitional Housing Program, and two housing assistance programs. Sharan graduated the University of California Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. She is motivated by a passion for social equity and justice to create safer and more caring communities.


Christine Beitsch-Bahmani joined CityServe of the Tri-Valley in September 2019 as the Chief Executive Officer. With 28 years of proven leadership experience, she specializes in coordinating services through collaborative efforts among local faith groups, businesses, schools, nonprofits, and local governments. Her expertise lies in organizational development, innovation, collaboration, executive coaching, volunteer recruitment, strategic project coordination, and creative direction, serving as a catalyst for constructive change across various platforms.

Christine holds a distinctive Masters in Leadership degree from William Jessup University and actively participates in discussions locally and nationwide on topics that engage volunteerism, create local impact, analyze trends and gaps, and inspire community collaboration.

She is also the Founding Executive Director of Compassion Network, which partners with 70 Non-Denominational Christian congregations and 27 social service agencies in Newark, Fremont, and Union City, CA. Christine established the Compassion Network office at the Fremont City Hall complex in 2006 and passed the baton after 13 years of dedicated service, transitioning to her current role of extending assistance to more individuals in need in the Tri-Valley region.

Under her leadership, CityServe of the Tri-Valley has experienced remarkable growth and impact, including a significant increase in the quality and volume of care provided to the community. She created initiatives such as the Venture Up Internship Program, Collab Labs, Season of Serving, Compassion Month, BeWell Camps, Right Track Courses, Care Wheel Model, and the launch of Newszine have further strengthened CityServe’s mission and reach.

Christine is known for her creative vision and deep commitment to driving positive change for the most vulnerable community members. Her future plans include expanding services, engaging new partnerships, and continuing to advocate for vulnerable populations in the Tri-Valley region. Colleagues and partners commend her leadership style, collaborative approach, and unwavering dedication to serving others.


John Bost has served as Executive Director of Open Heart Kitchen since January 2023. Before coming on staff, John served from 2006-2022 as Lead Pastor and Head of Staff at Holy Cross Lutheran Church and School in Livermore. He has served churches in Illinois, Ohio, and southern California. John has also served as President of the Advisory Council of the Livermore Homeless Refuge, Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of the Haitian Timoun Foundation, a Dialysis Chaplain in Vellore, India, and as a Child Protective Services Investigator in North Carolina. He holds degrees from Appalachian State University and Trinity Lutheran Seminary with a background in social work, sociology, theology, ethics, project management, leadership development, microfinance, and poverty eradication. John and his wife, Shawnda, are the lucky parents of three above-average children: Zoey, 21, Journey, 18, and Sam, 14. John, Shawnda, and their three children have called Livermore home since 2006.


Kim Curtis is the Executive Director and Program Founder of Goodness Village. She leads the Village’s mission to provide the Tri-Valley’s formerly unhoused neighbors a safe and supportive community to live independently, heal, and thrive! Goodness Village is an innovative, low barrier, community centric program that incorporates the use of tiny homes, 24/7 wrap-around mental health services, onsite case management, and a three-tier vocational program to assist individuals successfully transition out of chronic homelessness. Thanks to the support of Senator Glazer’s office, Goodness Village has secured funding for a phase 2 expansion, which includes the addition of a spacious community center and extra homes. Construction for this expansion is scheduled to commence in early 2024.

With 18+ years of experience, Kim Curtis launched her career with an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice. Since 2012, she has held the distinguished title of Licensed Clinical Social Worker, demonstrating her commitment to professional growth and expertise in the field. Her unwavering dedication has been directed towards forming partnerships with the chronically unhoused population. She has developed a specialization in addressing the co-occurrence of mental health challenges and substance use within this community.

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. Pat currently serves as Treasurer for both the Three Valleys Community Foundation and the Alameda County Fair Foundation. He is Chairperson of the Hacienda Child Development Fund, past President of the Alameda County Fair Association and Cal Expo State Fair. He has served on the Family Service Association Board in San Jose and Tracy High School Business/Education Partnership. Pat is very committed to advancing educational programs and promoting partnerships between Education and the Business Community


Laning Thompson is currently the vice-president of the Interfaith Housing board, which owns and operates three apartment communities for low-income seniors in Livermore. A native of Philadelphia, she moved to Livermore in 2006 and has been involved with other non-profits providing shelter or housing for almost 30 years.




Shelly Haynes, Management Analyst, City of Livermore Housing and Human Services Division

Shelly Haynes, a dedicated Management Analyst at the City of Livermore Human Services Division, brings unwavering commitment to her role. With a passion for social impact and a vision of creating a better life for all, Shelly plays a pivotal role in programmatic funding and implementation and outreach coordination. She has overseen the allocation of funding for Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) and Alameda County Winter Relief funding for the tri-valley region. Her dedication shines through s she works to improve the lives of Livermore’s most vulnerable residents.

Before joining the City of Livermore, Shelly oversaw the operations and coordination of the Veterans Treatment Court, Military Diversion program and multi-offender DUI Treatment Court at the San Joaquin County Superior Court. Her role involved collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team to promote countywide rehabilitation, reduction in recidivism, and supporting individuals on their path to recovery.



Bankhead Theater
2400 First Street
Livermore, CA 94550 United States
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