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Managers and Program Directors

Brandon Allen


Adult Services Program Manager

Danielle Azzalino


Director of Adult Services

Danielle is a dynamic leader with over 12 years of experience in management, marketing, finance, operations, and human resources. She thrives in a fast paced environment where “wearing numerous hats” is required. Danielle offers valuable insights ...


Carolina Balladares


WMG and FRC Manager

Carolina joined Gatepath in October 2010 and is currently the Watch Me Grow and Family Resource Center Program Manager.  She has more than 20 years of experience working in the early childhood and family services field; as a preschool teacher, ...

Jennie Chien


Director of Inclusive Early Childhood Education

Jennie has been in the early childhood field for nearly 10 years, and has served as an early childhood special education teacher in both special day and inclusive classrooms. Currently she is the inclusive preschool director for Learning Links ...

Eileen Easterbrook


Community Engagement Manager

Eileen Easterbrook is experienced with community-based programming and integrated, direct hire employment for people with disabilities using customized employment methods. As a parent of an adult with disabilities, Eileen has an intimate ...

Carol Elliot


Family Support Services Manager

Carol Elliot has been active in the nonprofit and education sectors for over 25 years and is passionate about building systems that support vibrant communities. Her role as Family Support Services Manager at Gatepath is informed by her work as a ...

Patty Holm


Employment Services Manager

Nicole Longa


Children’s Education Program Manager

Nicole Longa has been an Early Childhood Special Educator for 12 years. She has a Master’s degree and Level II teaching credential from San Francisco State University in Early Childhood Special Education. She is the lead for the Early Childhood ...

Kathy Ketchum


Director of Children's Therapy Services

Kathy Ketchum, a speech-language pathologist, has been providing services for children with special needs for over 20 years. She has experience in delivering home based early intervention services and clinic based speech therapy; she also worked ...

Cheryl Oku


Project Manager

Cheryl Oku is the program manager for the Watch Me Grow program in South San Francisco funded by First 5 San Mateo County. This program provides early identification and intervention for over 500 children each year, ages birth to 5, through ...

Sammy Rotich


Information Technology Manager

Sammy has been with Gatepath for over 20 years, starting as its coordinator of transportation services. Through the years, his responsibilities grew and he was later promoted to manager of information technology, where he has utilized over 18 years ...

Kate Rozzi


Learning Links Burlingame Site Director

Joan Ryan


Staffing Manager

Drawn to the agency’s dedication to “Turning Disabilities Into Possibilities,” Joan joined Gatepath in 2014 to support our on-going recruiting, hiring and training efforts.  “We have the best, most caring and dedicated employees and I’m proud to be ...

Jennifer Senecal


Learning Campus Manager

Jennifer is an experienced non-profit professional with over 14 years of management experience who joined the Gatepath team in early 2014. She currently oversees the North Learning Resource Campus located in Daly City, CA. This adult day program ...

Scarleth Waddell


Children's Therapy Services Business Manager

Catherine Buckman


Occupational Therapist

Catherine Buckman has been a pediatric occupational therapist since 2000, earning a Masters of Arts degree in Occupational Therapy. She has worked in multiple settings including a clinic, school-based, and outpatient hospital, in addition to ...