3024 Willow Pass Road Suite 230
Concord, CA 94519
3024 Willow Pass Road Suite 230
Concord, CA 94519
Putnam Clubhouse is operated by The Contra Costa Clubhouses, Inc. and is affiliated with the Clubhouse International.
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The Contra Costa Clubhouses, Inc. 2019 Board Members
Randi Hackbarth joined the board in 2007 and has served as the board’s president, vice president and secretary. Before retiring, she was the director of nursing and patient care services at John Muir Behavioral Health Center. Randi was responsible for the operational management of inpatient and outpatient programs and staff along with regulatory agency requirements. As a psychiatric nurse, she is grateful for the Clubhouse model and the recovery and growth she witnesses each day in the members. Randi is continually amazed with the skills, talents, compassion, and perseverance that members bring to the remarkable Clubhouse community. A registered nurse, Randi holds a B.S.N. and an M.P.A. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and was a certified nursing administrator. Randi currently volunteers as a women’s crew team leader for Habitat for Humanity, East Bay/Silicon Valley.
Founding Board Member
(1928 - 2008)
A founding board member, Linda Cardiff currently serves as president. For the past 30 years, Linda has been the executive editor of the Sound Advice investment newsletter. She has also edited several business books, including The Coming Real Estate Crash, which was a best-seller in 1980. Linda is president of her consulting firm, Pasche Inc., which specializes in raising capital for real estate ventures. Since 1996 she has raised over 60 million dollars for self-storage ventures. Prior to Linda’s current work, she sold computer integrated micrographic equipment for 3M winning numerous sales awards. Being of service to her community and country has always been a high priority in her life. In the last 8 years Linda has devoted most of her volunteerism to mental health. Previous volunteer efforts include forming a committee that raised $1.5 million to build a pool for Monte Vista High School (for which an award was received from the town of Danville), serving on the board of Seven Hills School, and being a member of the Orton Dyslexia and Linnaean Societies. Linda holds a B.A. in history from the University of California, Berkeley.
Linda Cardiff, President
A founding board member and the first board president, Betty McCabe currently serves as treasurer. Following retirement as a partner with Accenture LLC where she specialized in customer care and billing in the telecommunications industry and assisted major telecommunications firms worldwide redesign their processes and systems, Betty helped start Putnam Clubhouse. After years in the business world, she wanted to contribute to an organization that has impact at the individual level and at Putnam Clubhouse has experienced how board contributions of time and money help members rebuild their lives every day. With a B.A. in mathematics from West Chester University in Pennsylvania, Betty is also a court appointed volunteer advocate for CASA Walnut Creek and is the current treasurer of the Danville Congregational Church.
Betty McCabe, Treasurer
Lisa Breton joined the board of directors in 2014 and took office as secretary of the board in 2015. Lisa, who holds credentials in physical science and mathematics, teaches physics and chemistry in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and is beginning her 18th year of teaching. As a parent of a daughter with a serious mental illness who has been helped by the Clubhouse, Lisa is committed to Putnam Clubhouse’s belief that everyone with a mental illness can build a meaningful and productive life. As an educator, Lisa continues to see the impact of mental illness on our youth. She believes Putnam Clubhouse has been an invaluable resource in her life and wants to give back to both the Clubhouse community and the wider mental health community as well. Along with her teaching credentials and a B.S. in physical science, Lisa is CLAD certified (Crosscultural Language and Academic Development) and a member of several teaching organizations: NSTA, CSTA, and AAPT.
Lisa Breton, Secretary
A founding board member and former board vice president, Molly Hamaker served as the executive director of The Contra Costa Clubhouses, Inc. from 2008 through 2017 and as the agency's director of finance in 2017 and 2018. Previously, Molly spent 20 years as an independent business development consultant advising a wide variety of nonprofit and for-profit enterprises. She has also worked as a credentialed school psychologist at a variety of schools in Contra Costa County. Molly has demonstrated a life-long commitment to improving communities in which she lives. When her daughter was diagnosed with schizophrenia she became motivated to help start Putnam Clubhouse to fill gaps in the system of care for mental health. Molly has an M.A. and an Ed.S. in educational psychology from Chapman University.
Dave Coombs joined the board of directors in 2014. Prior to retirement, Dave worked for merchant homebuilders as a director of forward planning. Dave’s faith calls him to help those who are in need and inspired him to spend the last ten years of his business life in the assisted living profession. In a partnership, Dave developed two assisted living communities to help those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, serving as the executive director of one and holding a Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly license. Dave was motivated to join the board after watching Putnam Clubhouse contribute to his son’s recovery with compassion and nurturing. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. Dave has been a member of the California Building Association and the California Assisted Living Association. He was the Building Industry Association of Northern California’s builder of the year.
Linn Coombs has been a board member since 2014 and currently serves as the vice president. Linn is recently retired after 40 years as an attorney specializing in estate planning, during which time she was a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Law. Her son is an active member of Putnam Clubhouse. Linn graduated from Stanford University and UCLA School of Law. She is also an active member of San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church.
Linn Coombs, Vice President
Jim Davis joined the board in 2015. Jim is a retired principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP in San Francisco where he helps clients transform the customer relationships leveraging digital technology. After years of attending Putnam Clubhouse’s fall banquet, he wanted to contribute more of his time and experience to the Clubhouse. Jim has a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. An Eagle Scout, Jim has been active in scouting his entire life—most recently spending time as committee chair in his son’s Boy Scout Troop. He is an active volunteer for Shelter, Inc. and Loaves & Fishes, as well as a tutor in Pittsburg as part of Contra Costa Interfaith Housing’s Homework Club. Jim has firsthand experience of mental illness in his own family and has a great passion for helping people recover—especially those in the need for housing in our community.
Janis Laiacona joined the board of directors in 2014. Janis is licensed in California as a registered nurse and clinical nurse specialist. She is currently employed at John Muir Behavioral Health Center. Janis believes that recovery-centered programs for individuals with mental health issues are a critical movement in the community for encouraging hope, reducing stigma, and promoting human dignity. She recognizes that Putnam Clubhouse serves all three functions and feels privileged to be connected with the organization. Janis holds both a B.S. and an M.S. in nursing and is board certified by the American Nurses Association credentialing center as a clinical nurse specialist in adult mental health nursing, an advanced practice role.
Mike Calpito joined the board of directors in 2017. Mike was an automotive service professional for eight years and then left to pursue his passion in music. Currently, he is an independent music marketing consultant for independent and major record labels and a music producer and composer for various film, television, and music artist projects. Mike has served as an instructor for Leap: Arts In Education and a student instructor and instructor trainer for Galileo Science Summer Camps. He holds an associate’s degree from WyoTech in automotive technology and service management. Mike is strongly supportive of Putnam Clubhouse’s mission and what it does for the community. He believes that the organization deserves to be known and wants to help the Clubhouse reach new eyes and ears.
Putnam Clubhouse member Paula Boyd joined the board of directors in 2018. After a career in real estate, Paula served on both the board of directors for the Contra Costa Association of Realtors and the California Association of Realtors, and was named Realtor Associate of the Year in 1988. She also served as president of the Women’s Council of Realtors. Paula began a second career as a teacher in 1998 with the San Ramon Valley School District, where she specialized in working with kids in primary school with education challenges. She is now retired. Service has always been at the forefront of Paula’s ideals. As a member of Putnam Clubhouse, Paula wants to share the healing message of recovery that she has come to enjoy through the Clubhouse and the work-ordered day. She is a member of the DREEAM (Development, Retail, Employment, Education, Administration, and Multimedia) Unit. Paula holds a bachelor of arts in integral studies with a focus on the relationship of academic, cultural, and spiritual disciplines. She enjoys spending time with her family camping, hiking, and their new passion, geocaching.