Executive Director, Irit Umani
Irit Umani, the Executive Director of Trinity Center, began work in January of 2010. Ms. Umani comes to us from Berkeley, California, and she is originally from Israel. For nearly 20 years, Irit has lead organizations working with survivors of domestic violence. She has many years of professional experience serving people with needs for assistance, both as Executive Director and as Program Director. Irit says her work is based on and stems from a spiritual commitment for service. In her spare time, she keeps a practice of silent meditation and is deeply fed by being in nature, preferably with friends.
Operations Coordinator, Christian Rodriguez
Christian majored in Social Work and completed his final field placement at Trinity Center before graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014. Before coming on staff he worked for a campus ministry serving college students in the Central Texas area. Christian’s desire to serve and show compassion, combined with communication and organizational skills, brought him to the center as our Operations Coordinator, running the kitchen and daily operations for Trinity. In his spare time Christian enjoys listening to good music, watching movies and spending time with the people he loves.
Case Management Supervisor, Valerie Leal
Clinical Social Worker, Emily Britz
Emily has her Master’s degree in Social work and provides clinical case management to neighbors. She received her degree from the University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University joint program for clinical social work in St. Paul, Minnesota. Emily is originally from Minnesota and has seven years of experience working with populations experiencing mental health, substance abuse and homelessness. In her spare time she enjoys facetiming with her friends and family back home and being outside and going for hikes.
AmeriCorps/Case Management Aide, John Dunstan
John is our AmeriCorps member for 2020 – 2021, working at the center as a Case Management Aide. He graduated from Sonoma State University in northern California as a double major in Political Science and Geography. John’s interest in working with people experiencing homelessness began in college where he regularly volunteered with different agencies across Sonoma County and spent one of his spring breaks on an Alternative Break service trip to Portland Oregon. His senior thesis examined the sleeping patterns and group dynamics of people experiencing homelessness in Santa Rosa and Berkeley, California. In his free time John enjoys playing the bass, watching movies, and listening to punk music.