Adrian Cabazes
Adrian has been with BACR for 8 years - as an after school coordinator in Oakland and as a manager in both middle and elementary schools.  Adrian is another proud example of BACR's "home grown" management. He has been instrumental in supporting the development of the after school...
Jen Malabag
Jen Malabag is the Co Director of Medi-Cal Services for our Behavioral Health program.  We persevere, are dependable, and act with integrity?  This is Jen!  Jen’s work as a clinician is compassionate and driven with the client’s best interest at heart.  Over a year...
Martina McCormick
Martina McCormick has been working with BACR National Service for over 3 years - both as an AmeriCorps member and as a staff member.  In Martina’s 3 years at BACR she has worked very hard to exemplify BACR's best practices.  She has never shied away from doing whatever it takes to...
Joyce Synnott
Some people are such a complete package, that they embody all of the BACR Best Practices to their fullest.  Joyce Synnott is one.  Joyce is the Case Manager at Helms Middle School in San Pablo where youth, family and staff are beset by many life and community challenges. Joyce’s...
Kristy Kennady
Kristy has been with BACR since our start in running San Francisco after school programs.  Given Kristy’s strong background and skills her first job was to address the challenges at Guadalupe Elementary.  Kristy not only got Guadalupe up and running, she turned it into a...
Pattie Williams
It is with great enthusiasm that I nominate Pattie Williams for a BACR best practice award.  Pattie truly perseveres, is dependable, and acts with integrity. Pattie began at BACR 7 years ago as a line staff in the Marin County jail. She was promoted to Coordinator of BACR’s in-custody...
Edwin Diaz
In 2011, Edwin was the site coordinator at SF Community School.  The program had some serious problems, including running a deficit.  Edwin was able to handle this very difficult situation in an extremely professional way, and based upon that he was promoted to San Francisco manager.
Andrew McKleroy
Andrew has worked with BACR for 6 years. He served two years as an AmeriCorps member at Rudsdale Continuation school, where he quickly stood out for his caring and attentive presence with the students, and his ability to form connections.
Teresa Nauer
Teresa Nauer has been with BACR for almost 10 years – starting as a teenager. She continually demonstrates BACR’s Best Practice of Perseverance and Continuous Learning . She began at CHALK as an outreach worker and like many young people CHALK serves, she faced a number of obstacles....
LaRee Marquardt-Byrd
LaRee Marquardt-Byrd is what everyone is hoping for when they hire someone---smart, creative, a hard worker, and funny. She does not wait until asked to do something; she anticipates a need, and comes up with a solution. She is fair-minded, and doesn’t ask anyone to do anything that she is...