Board and Staff

Board of Directors

  • Doug Thomas: President
  • Chris Kane: Vice President
  • Jeffrey Krutzsch: Secretary
  • Jeffrey Krutzsch: Treasurer
  • Mary Alvarez: Member
  • Robert Valerio: Member
  • Wade Cowper: Member
  • Laurie Leis: Member
  • Linda Lorenzen Hughes: Member
  • Paula Phan: Member
  • Greg Sharp: Member
  • Roderick Murray: Member
  • Anne White: Member

Advisory Council

  • Dennis H. Baker, MD
  • Harvey Bottlesen
  • Carol Carpenter
  • Carol DeTrana
  • Michael Kearney, MD
  • Nancy Lynn
  • Rob Pearson
  • Lisa Murphy Rivas
  • Helene Schneider

Executive Director

     Kate Grove

House Manager

     Paloma Espino


  • Gabby Abundes
  • Claudia Briseno
  • Sandra Carbajal
  • Africa Espino
  • Shalimar Espino
  • Amor Galvan
  • Carlos Lemus
  • Roberto Martinez
  • Rosalinda Palacios
  • Irving Roca
  • Adriana Sarabia

Mailing List



By Sarah House on May 07, 2016 at 07:24 PM in Resident Stories

Alison moved into Sarah House looking for safety. A transsexual person, HIV+, she had struggled for years to come to terms with her complicated biology.



By Sarah House on May 06, 2016 at 07:25 PM in Resident Stories

In 1997, Brad’s family moved him to Sarah House in order that we might care for him in the last months before his death. Thankfully, that was not to be.



By Sarah House on May 06, 2016 at 07:24 PM in Resident Stories

For eight years, Chuck was an estate manager for a large piece of property on Montecito. When he became too weak to carry on, he moved into Sarah House for hospice care.



I have learned that the meaning of extraordinary kindness at Sarah House is something that we should all incorporate into our lives, in all our interactions with others. I saw the unconditional love and acceptance open the heart of my brother in his last days and touch the hearts and minds of all his friends who witnessed the many acts of love he received. Thank you for giving my brother so much, as he had so little.