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BAYC Senior Leadership


Mary Denton Chief Executive Officer

Mary was appointed CEO of Sunny Hills Services in January 2010. Previously, Mary served as Sunny Hills' Chief Finance and Administrative Officer (2008 to December 2009), and Chief Financial Officer (2000 to 2003). Prior to joining the agency, Mary consulted with major international banks and financial institutions in strategy, policy and business implementation in international investments and financial markets, following a 19-year career at Bank of America in international syndicated lending and investment management. She has consulted in the nonprofit sector and formerly served on the board of directors for the Marin Humane Society. Mary is a California native, and lived and worked in both New York and Latin America before returning to the Bay Area. She is proficient in Spanish and French and received her bachelor's degree in economics at the University of California, Riverside, Phi Beta Kappa. She holds a master's in business administration in Finance and International Business from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. 


Mary Kaye Gerski PhotoMary Kaye Gerski Chief Program Officer

Mary Kaye is a visionary administrator with more than 30 years of outstanding service in senior-level strategic planning, policy making and financial and program management.  Mary Kaye ensures exceptional outcomes for clients, regulatory and contractual compliance, financial sustainability and the management and support of all program staff. Perhaps most importantly, she is the primary “holder of the Sunny Hills mission,” and is committed to furthering our reach, so that our exceptional programs touch more youth and positively impact more young lives. Based at the agency’s San Anselmo location,  she oversees all Sunny Hills programs in five Bay Area counties. She is a graduate of California State University, and holds a master's degree in Human Resource Management from Keller Graduate School of Management.

Rebecca Hathorn  Director of Transitional Housing Services resizedRebecca Hathorn, LCSW - Executive Director Alameda County Programs

Rebecca has been with BAYC since August 2005. She served as a social worker in the Transitional Housing Placement Program prior to accepting her current position as Director of Transitional Housing Services in May 2008. Prior to joining BAYC, Rebecca worked for three years in the foster care unit for the Department of Social Services in Cecil County, Maryland and provided outpatient mental health services for children, adolescents and their families, as well as inpatient mental health services for adolescents in a locked psychiatric facility. Rebecca holds a master's degree in social work from the University of Maryland and is a licensed clinical social worker.

SatwinderPhotoLGSatwinder Mahabir, LMFT - Director of Mental Health Services 

Satwinder Mahabir received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from San Francisco State University. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with more than 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families and groups. Satwinder’s areas of clinical expertise include intimate partner violence, trauma and recovery, dual diagnosis, and mood disorders. Prior to joining BAYC, Satwinder gained experience managing behavioral health teams in both residential and community based settings. Satwinder is committed to the practice of Trauma Informed Care with a specific focus on cultural humility and gender responsiveness.

Larry Woodland photoLarry Woodland Director of Clinical Practice

Larry Woodland joins Sunny Hills Services as the Director of Clinical Practice. In his role at Sunny Hills he is responsible for clinical and data outcomes as well as quality assurance and quality improvement. Originally from the Washington Metropolitan area, Larry started working as a social worker in New York City after receiving his MSW from Fordham University in 2002. In his 15 years of practice, he has worked as a therapist, program director, and clinical director in a variety of settings including psychiatric emergency services, HIV/AIDS service organizations, substance abuse programs, and medical and legal settings. In 2015, he received his MBA in marketing from Mills College in Oakland. Larry has spoken at national conferences and has been interviewed for national publications on mental health stigma in minority communities, advocacy for mental health services, and LGBT mental health issues. In recent years, he has been working on developing staff trainings for therapists and mental health workers as well as working on increasing diversity in the mental health field.

WildlakeChristina Wildlake Executive Director Marin County Programs

Christina Wildlake, MS, oversees Sunny Hills programs in Marin, including the Hunt School, ReStart residential and extended day programs for teenagers with chemical dependency challenges, and the Marin Transitional Age Youth program. Ms. Wildlake has over thirty years of experience in non-profit management and holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Guidance. She began her career as a direct service provider at rape crisis centers and moved into management and executive leadership positions, including working as a federal lobbyist. She comes to Sunny Hills from Kaiser Permanente, where she developed and managed multi-million dollar grant programs.

Stacey Navins Director of Finance
Stacey Navins joined the Sunny Hills staff in October 2016. As the Director of Finance, she manages all aspects of the agency's financial, accounting, cash management, and investment systems and operations, all budgeting and financial planning and reporting, and information technology networks and systems. A Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years of experience in a variety of industries, Stacey began her career in New York with Ernst & Whinney and has progressed through increasingly challenging positions in San Francisco, Oakland, and Marin that honed her skills in budgeting, planning, financial reporting, and financial policies. Most recently she served as Director of Finance and Operations at the Marin Agricultural Land Trust. Stacey earned a BS in Accounting from Lehigh University.

JaimieJaimie Knight Director of Human Resources

Jaimie Knight joined Sunny Hills Services in 2017 as the Director of Human Resources. Jaimie is responsible for the leadership and administration of all human resource activities. This includes developing policies and practices that support the agency’s organizational development, employee-oriented and high performing culture, recruitment, hiring, training, and retention across all programs, functions, and counties of operation. Jaimie is an accomplished senior-level human resource professional with extensive cross-industry, tactical human resource experience in healthcare, hospitality, home health, and national and international law firms. She has devised and implemented comprehensive human resource strategies. She has diagnosed issues, evaluated trends and risk, and driven change initiatives. Jaimie completed her BS in Business Administration at Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a certified Professional in Human Resources and certified in healthcare compliance.


Noelle R Moss 2017Noelle Moss Director of Development

Noelle Moss joined the Sunny Hills staff in 2017 as the Director of Development. Most recently she served as Director of Development for Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale in San Francisco and Development Manager for Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) in West Marin. Noelle has additional extensive experience in events management through her work with San Francisco Opera, USC and UCLA. Originally from New England, Noelle received her B.A. from Smith College and a Master’s in Communication Management from the USC Annenberg School

Karen BischoffKaren Bischoff Director of Property & Risk Management

Karen Bischoff joined the Sunny Hills staff in 1997. As the Director of Property & Risk Management, she manages all aspects of the agency’s property and risk management protocols to fulfill the mission and strategic goals of the organization while complying with state and federal regulations, relevant accreditation standards, and best practices. Karen earned her BA in Speech and Communication Studies from San Francisco State University.













































































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