Bringing people together.

 
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Our Story

Founded in 1984 by Gary W. Steinke, MD; Rose Kleiner, MSW, LCSW; Michael Gilfix, Esq.; and Elayne Brill, Hearts & Minds Activity Center emerged as the first large capacity dementia-specific adult day program in the country.  Since its inception, Hearts & Minds has provided services to over 6,000 individuals living with dementia and their families.  

As a licensed 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Hearts & Minds Activity Center operates an additional program on site: a childcare that collaborates with its counterpart for daily intergenerational activities. Established in 1992 as a parent cooperative for the young children of members of staff, the childcare has since evolved into a licensed daycare, open to the public for over fifteen years.  

 

Administrative Team


Maria Nicolacoudis

Executive Director

maria@hearts-minds.org

Barbra DeLash

Operations Manager

barbra@hearts-minds.org

Grace Tumah

Outreach Manager

grace@hearts-minds.org

Rosa Barneond

Childcare Center Director

rosa@hearts-minds.org

Sandra Munoz

Administrative Assistant

sandra@hearts-minds.org

Candy Lopez-Flores

Receptionist

candelaria@hearts-minds.org

Program Staff

Hearts & Minds Activity Center’s twenty-five Engagement Facilitators and three Preschool Teachers, most of whom are multilingual, are highly skilled and receive ongoing monthly training.  Staff are extremely passionate about the individuals they serve and are committed to providing quality, person-centered care.


Board of Directors


Richard Eggelston

Director

Senior Director of Facilities and

IT, Velodyne LiDAR

Pam Lonero

Director

Global Human Resources Consultant

Board Term

Marcos Herrera

Board President

Retired Engineer

Patt Martin

Director

Retired Marketing Manager

The Clorox Company

John (Jack) L. Hillis

Board Treasurer

Hillis Financial Services

Elizabeth Brumbaugh

Director

Director of Learning, Innovation & Design, The Harker School

Sara Johnson

Director

Major Gifts Officer, Second Harvest Food Bank

Board Term

John Ottoboni, Esq.

Board Vice President

General Counsel, Santa Clara University

Ying Luan, PhD

Director

Associate Director of Biostatistics, Pharmacyclics 

Board Term

Greg Price

Board Secretary

Ambulatory & Community Health Services

Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System

James Ward

Director

Corporate Strategy Manager, Cisco

Annie Ward

Director

Marketing Manager, Shutterfly

Funders

Since our inception, we have been fortunate to receive funding from a variety of sources. In addition to client fees, our sources of operating funds include grants from private foundations, government contracts, grants from community and philanthropic organizations, and individual donations.  We are most grateful for the support of our individual donors and from the following organizations and agencies:


The Helen Marcotte Family Scholarship Program

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