Jaynette Underhill, Clausen House

Office: (510) 839-0050 ext. 901 Fax: (510) 839-1434 jaynette@clausenhouse.org 650 Grand Avenue, Oakland, California 94610 Jaynette Underhill, M.A, PHR, SHRM-CP, has been in the human services field for more than 30 years, focusing on operations, organizational regulatory compliance, risk and quality management. Jaynette holds a BA in Management and MA in Organizational Leadership from Saint…

Veronica Santa, Clausen House

Director of Program Services

Office: (510) 839-0050 ext. 701 vsantana@clausenhouse.org 650 Grand Avenue, Oakland California 94610 Veronica Santana earned a Teaching Credential from Cal State Hayward’s with a focus on adults with disabilities. Her career spans 19 year of service to people with autism and developmental disabilities that began as a work activity supervisor at the California Autism Foundation,…

Debbie Gallano, Clausen House

Business Office Specialist

Office: (510) 839-0500 ext. 905 debbie@clausenhouse.org 88 Vernon Street, 3rd Floor, Oakland, California 94610 Debbie Gallano is Clausen House’s Business Office Specialist. Before working at Clausen House, Debbie worked for over 35 years as a Diplomat at the Philippine Consulate General, San Francisco. Debbie joined Clausen House in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce,…

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Director of Independent and Supported Living Services

Office: (510) 839-0050 ext. 402 juanita@clausenhouse.org 354 Lenox Avenue, Oakland, California 94610 Juanita Hightower is the Director of Clausen House’s Independent and Supported Living Services. After years working with senior citizens through IHSS, Juanita joined Clausen House’s Supported Living Service in 2009.  Loving what she does to improve the lives of other, she later joined…

Carlos Lainez, Clausen House

Maintenance Supervisor

Office: (510) 839-0050 ext. 907 carlos@clausenhouse.org 88 Vernon Street, Oakland, California 94610 Carlos Lainez has been with Clausen House for 3 years. He started as the Maintenance Associate, but quickly took over the role of Director. Carlos was born in El Salvador and moved to San Francisco when he was 10. Prior to working at…

Fundraising Director

Office: (510) 510-839-1114 ext. 951 smartinez@clausenhouse.org 3223 Telegraph Ave, 2nd Floor, Oakland, California 94610 Samantha Martinez joined Clausen House in 2022. Clausen House’s mission resonates with her on a personal level due to being her mother’s post-coma caretaker since 2018. Samantha learned the compassion and care that goes into helping advocate for someone who isn’t…

Human Resources Specialist

Mayela grew up in San Francisco, Ca and graduated from Bryman College where she earned her Medical Assistant Degree. She started working as an H.R. manager for Lewis&Taylor LLC and American Empire Building Services for 20 years. She specializes in payroll, workers compensation claims, and welfare benefits. She was also active in attending Union negotiations…