Co-Executive Director – Mary Kay Sweeney, PhD

Mary Kay Sweeney, executive director of Homeward BoundMary Kay works passionately to end homelessness as executive director for Homeward Bound of Marin. She has served Homeward Bound for more than two decades and previously held leadership positions at Seva Foundation and Canal Community Alliance. She has received a Nonprofit Leadership Award from the North Bay Business Journal and the Heart of Marin Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership. In 2016, she was inducted into the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame.

Co-Executive Director – Paul Fordham

Paul has served as Homeward Bound’s deputy director since 2010, moving to become co-leader of the organization in 2022. He also served six previous years as Development Director, helping to launch new fundraising strategies and build the agency’s social enterprise businesses. Paul is a member of the Catalyst Kitchens Advisory Council.

Chief Operating Officer – LaSaunda Tate

LaSaunda has more than 15 years of nonprofit leadership experience and previously served as director of SparkPoint Marin, which helps low- and moderate-income clients achieve financial self-sufficiency. She joined Homeward Bound as Director of Housing and has expanded her role to include wider oversight of human resources, compliance and office systems. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Golden Gate University.

Chief Program Officer – Anna Hurtado

Anna has 15 years of experience working closely with vulnerable populations and leading multi-disciplinary teams. As chief program officer, she oversees services in our programs, program effectiveness and staff development. She previously served in deputy director positions with both Equal Rights Advocates, Inc., and Raphael House. Anna holds a B.A. in English from Dominican University along with an M.A. in political science and a Master’s in Public Administration from Sonoma State University.

Board of Directors

Robert D. Puett, President
Dianne Snedaker, Vice President
David Smith, Treasurer
Sonia Seeman, Secretary
Nicole Bartolini
Nancy Culhane
Lynes Downing
Elvira Echevarria
Sheri Joseph
Sister Carla Kovack
Tony Nethercutt
Anita Jones Roehrick
Liz Saint John
Marion Weinreb

Homeward Bound is committed to equal opportunity and equal consideration without regard to race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, color, creed, gender, age, disability or any other protected class.