Code Blue Team

Steering Committee

Ed Buonaccorsi

Ed is a retired Deputy Director with the County of Sonoma General Services. A contented cyclist, Ed has served for many years supporting numerous charitable efforts throughout the county.

Darren Davis

Darren is a Park Ranger for the County of Sonoma Regional Parks. He is also an EMT and leads the Logistic Section for Code Blue Bicycle Event.

John Haig

john-haigJohn is Deputy Director for the Sonoma County Community Development Commission , John has has extensive experience with homeless support and housing rehabilitation efforts. He’s a founding board member of Solar Sonoma County.

gary-helfrichGary Helfrich

Gary served many years as the Executive Director for the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition. He’s a veteran in the bike industry with extensive bike connections, and was one of the co-founders of Merlin Metalworks, a pioneer creator of titanium bikes.

Jennielynne HolmesJennielynn Holmes

Jennielynn is Director of Shelter and Housing for Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa. They provide direct support for the homeless year-round and launched the county’s weather emergency program in 2014 (Code Blue).

Jim Leddy

Jim is the Special Project Director for the County of Sonoma Community Development Commission. He continues to lead and engage our community on difficult and challenging issues including our vulnerable homeless population.

Jim NantellJim Nantell

Jim is the Acting Director of Sonoma County Regional Parks, and is on the Board of Directors for the Healdsburg District Hospital. He is committed to our community and is an avid cyclist.

Alisha O’Loughlin

Alisha is the Executive Director of the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition. She is a passionate and experienced bicycle advocate. She was the former Policy and Planning Director for Marin County Bicycle Coalition.

paula-shimizuPaula Shimizu

Paula is a retired Deputy Director with the County of Sonoma General Services. She has decades of experience providing services in Sonoma County. She is also an avid cyclist; in 2016 she rode across America on the 4,469 mile TransAmerican Trail.

brendan-wardBrendan Ward

Brendan is the Assistant Director of Shelter and Housing for Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa, which provides direct support for the homeless year-round and he launched the County’s weather emergency program in 2014.

 

 

Advisory Group

Cathy BalachCathy Balach

Cathy is a cycling enthusiast and has been Event Director of the extremely popular Tour de Fuzz for over 4 years. She is the Principal and Founder of Strategy7, and teaches marketing and entrepreneurship in the North Bay. She’s worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, PepsiCo, and founded two businesses of her own.

justin-higgsJustin Higgs

Justin is General Manager of Snoopy’s Home Ice as well as a coding expert for Strategy7. He’s also a bike enthusiast and deeply impresses everyone with his real Australian accent.

 

Matthew Mendonsa

matthew-mendonsaMatthew is a professional photographer and owner of Sonoma Photos.