• Deborah Dalton
    Deborah Dalton
    Executive Director Deborah is serving her fifth year as Executive Director and has served in many capacities with Mentor Me since December 2006. She is a mentor to many young people. Deborah completed her general education at Santa Rosa Junior College. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Sonoma State University and is a first generation college graduate. She currently chairs the Board of Directors for The Salvation Army Petaluma Corps. In early 2014, under Deborah’s leadership, Mentor Me formed a partnership with the City of Petaluma that would make a local, historic building the new home of Mentor Me and a recreation center for the program. By August of 2014, the Mentor Me Cavanagh Recreation Center was fully functional. Mentor Me has expanded programs to include Homework Club, Art and Enrichment Programs and Group Mentoring. In 2015, Deborah received North Bay Business Journal’s Non-profit Leadership Award. Also that year, Mentor Me was the recipient of Community Child Care Council (4Cs) of Sonoma County’s Champions for Children Award and the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Jefferson Award for Public Service. Deborah can be reached at 707-778-4798 | ddalton(@)wrmm.org
  • Darlene Barrett-Garrahan
    Darlene Barrett-Garrahan
    Program Director Darlene has served as administrative staff for Mentor Me since September 2008. She became the Office Manager in 2009 and the Program Director in August 2012.  Darlene attended UC Berkeley, majoring in Psychology. She served two years on the Valley Vista Elementary School PTA board and was a Valley Vista Enrichment Coordinator with Deborah Dalton from 2006-2013. Darlene can be reached at 707-778-4798 | dbarrett-garrahan(@)wrmm.org
  • Kim Hospodar
    Kim Hospodar
    Marketing & Communications Coordinator Kim's career with Mentor Me started when she served on the 2012 Mad Hatter Ball Committee. She then went on to volunteer in the administrative office until joining the Mentor Me team in 2013. Kim has a BA in Architecture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Before joining Mentor Me, Kim worked on the San Francisco Airport expansion with RHL Design Group and as a photographer with Mugshots School Photography. She also served on the Wilson Elementary School PTA board for six years. You can reach Kim at 707-778-4798 | khospodar(@)wrmm.org
  • Chris Bell
    Chris Bell

    Facilities Administrator Chris Bell has been a mentor almost as long as Mentor Me has been in existence.  Upon graduating Sonoma State in 1994 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a Film Minor, he has dedicated his life to working with the children of Petaluma. He has served as Student Advisor at McNear Elementary School and as Program and Athletic Director for Boys & Girls Clubs, where he has coached over 100 teams in baseball, basketball and volleyball over the past 20 years.  He is thrilled to be back at the Cavanagh Center, where he served as Boys & Girls Club Program Director from 1997-2000. Chris can be reached at 707-778-4798 | cbell(@)wrmm.org

  • Anahi Cisneros
    Anahi Cisneros
    Administrative Assistant
  • Stephanie Sosa
    Stephanie Sosa
    Administrative Assistant
  • Sarah Keiser
    Sarah Keiser
    School Site Coordinator Sarah is the Site Coordinator for Penngrove Elementary School.  She is serving as the Auditor on the PTA board at Penngrove Elementary and has two children currently attending the school. Sarah's experience working with children includes coaching multiple sports and substitute teaching Middle School students.  She enjoys working with both the children and the mentors volunteering their time, and looks forward to serving the youth in our community for many years to come. Sarah can be reached at skeiser(@)wrmm.org or 707-778-4798.
  • Beki Long
    Beki Long
    School Site Coordinator Beki has been with Mentor Me since 2009.  She is presently the School Site Coordinator at La Tercera Elementary School.  Beki has a BA in Psychology and an MA in Counseling from Sonoma State University.  She is also Pupil Personnel Services Credentialed, a school counselor with Old Adobe Union School District, and a private swim instructor.  Beki has also been a School Counselor with Santa Rosa City Schools and the Rohnert Park Unified School District and is currently a Counselor at La Tercera School.  Her husband, Mike, is a mentor and they love being a part of an organization that strives to make positive changes in the lives of the youth in our community. Beki can be reached by email at blong(@)wrmm.org and by phone at 707-778-4798.
  • Kathy O'Sullivan
    Kathy O'Sullivan
    School Site Coordinator Kathy has been a part of Mentor Me since 2007. She is currently the School Site Coordinator at McKinley Elementary School, McDowell Elementary School and Corona Creek Elementary School. Kathy holds a dual appointment with the Petaluma City Schools District in Special Education.  She was part of the Early Mental Health Initiative at McDowell Elementary, as well as being a Physical Education Specialist at Penngrove for many years. During the summer she runs a tutoring program for children with special needs.  Kathy is also a certified Medical Assistant with Kaiser.  She is proud to be associated with a program that is so essential to our community. Kathy can be reached by email at kosullivan(@)wrmm.org or 707-778-4798.
  • Lyn Romstad
    Lyn Romstad
    School Site Coordinator Lyn has been on staff with Mentor Me since 2007.  She is presently the School Site Coordinator at Casa Grande High School, Kenilworth Junior High School, and San Antonio High School.  She is a mentor to a Petaluma High School girl and is also the coordinator of our Holiday Giving Tree program.  Lyn attended Sonoma State University.  She worked as an Off Price Sales Manager for ESPRIT for 7 years and for The United Way for 2 years. She has also served 5 years as a volunteer on the Board of Directors for Waugh School District PTA and 4 years on the board of Petaluma Youth Lacrosse. Contact Lyn at lromstad(@)wrmm.org or 707-778-4798.
  • Nanci Ryan
    Nanci Ryan
    School Site Coordinator Nanci has served as School Site Coordinator for McNear Elementary School since August 2007. In 2014, she piloted a Peer Mentoring program at Grant Elementary with Petaluma High School students for community service hours and students who are presently waiting for adult mentors. It is known today as our Mentor Me Club. Her husband John, is a member of the Mentor Me Board of Directors and mentor to two boys. Contact Nanci at nryan(@)wrmm.org or 707-778-4798.
  • Fidaa Shaheen
    Fidaa Shaheen
    School Site Coordinator Fidaa has been on the staff of Mentor Me since 2006 as the School Site Coordinator for Petaluma Junior High School and Petaluma High School. In 2015, Fidaa became the Site Coordinator for Valley Vista Elementary School, as well. She sees the impact our mentoring program has on a child's life, and advocates for youth in our community every day. You may contact Fidaa at fshaheen(@)wrmm.org or 707-778-4798.
  • Michelle Wright
    Michelle Wright
    School Site Coordinator Michelle is the School Site Coordinator at Mary Collins Charter School at Cherry Valley and Grant Elementary School. She grew up in Novato and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from San Diego State University. While working in the Healthcare industry, Michelle also earned a Master in Health Administration from University of Southern California.  Michelle has volunteered in many capacities in the community including coaching the Girls on the Run program at McKinley Elementary, participating in the development of the district LCAP, and leadership in multiple PTA organizations.  Michelle has also been instrumental in the development and promotion of the McKinley magnet GATE program and the Petaluma Accelerated Charter School. You may contact Michelle at mwright(@)wrmm.org or 707-778-4798.