3024 Willow Pass Road Suite 230

Concord, CA 94519

925-691-4276

Putnam Clubhouse is operated by The Contra Costa Clubhouses, Inc. and is affiliated with the Clubhouse International.

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Meet Our Board of Directors

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.

Herb Putnam

Founding Board Member

(1928 - 2008)

Randi Hackbarth, Secretary

Jim Davis, President

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.

David Coombs

Cindy Mataraso, PsyD, is motivated everyday to serve people with mental illness and improve community resources because she has a core belief that all people should have opportunities to develop meaning and purpose in their lives. She has been affiliated with Putnam Clubhouse since its inception. For the past 18 years she has worked at Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc one of the state's largest and most trusted providers of recovery residential care for people with mental illness. She has held many positions, most recently as the Director of Clinical Services leading the Dialectical Behavior Therapy initiative, supporting Motivational Interviewing and trauma informed approaches. After developing an intervention program using the technique of motivational interviewing for families where a member has a chronic illness, Dr. Mataraso received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. She loves to hike in the open space with her trusted 4 legged companion, Rusty.

Cindy Mataraso, Vice President

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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.

Paula Boyd

Jim Davis joined the board in 2015 and is currently serving as the board president. 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.

Steve Diekmann, Treasurer

Steve Diekman joined the board in 2020 and is now serving as treasurer.  Steve had a 15 year career in the financial markets, where he helped institutional clients analyze and manage interest rate risk.  Steve's faith calls him to serve those in need, and he became excited about Putnam Clubhouse after attending several events and speaking with many of those involved.  Steve has a B.A. in Economics from Grinnell College and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  He has done extensive advisory work as a volunteer for The Leaven, a non-profit that establishes and operates after-school centers in underserved areas primarily in Solano and Contra Costa counties.  Steve is also an active member of Community Presbyterian Church in Danville and a basketball coach at Monte Vista High School.

For the past 30 years, Linda has been the executive editor of the Sound Advice investment newsletter. Linda is also a founding board member. She has 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

A founding board member and the first board president, Betty McCabe currently serves on the board. 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

Linn Coombs has been a board member since 2014. 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

Lisa Breton joined the board of directors in 2014. 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

Jennifer has been a board member since 2019. Jennifer has spent the span of her career in healthcare, first as a social worker for the elderly and disabled and now in a business development capacity for John Muir Behavioral Health.  She graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Human Development and earned her Master’s in Health Administration from Ohio University. Jennifer finds the Clubhouse model to be empowering and inspiring and values the hard work that is accomplished by all there.

Jennifer Elsas

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Paige Taylor has been a member of the Putnam Clubhouse since November 2018 and on the board of directors since 2020. She has been essential in being a lead member in the Hospitality Unit as well as the Young Adult program. She pioneered Putnam Clubhouse’s first LGBTQ+ Group. Since attending the clubhouse, Paige has found courage in being herself for the first time. Having come out as transgender in March of this year, Paige feels as though she has developed a sense of purpose and a reason to pursue life as she sees fit. When she is not volunteering at the Putnam Clubhouse, she enjoys working on her truck, playing with her dog Riley, and advocating for the transgender community.

Paige Taylor