Meet Our Development and Communications Team
Director of Development and Communications
Anastasia works with her team to raise Conservation Corps North Bay’s private funding and to share about CCNB’s work with its partners, donors, and community. She comes with more than 20 years of experience working in Marin and Sonoma Counties. Her “first career” working in advertising and marketing for local media outlets including The Marin Independent Journal and The Press Democrat laid the foundation for her future work in community engagement and fundraising in the nonprofit sector.
Anastasia was most recently Director of Development at Bergin University of Canine Studies, where she significantly increased revenues while structuring a marketing and public relations plan. As Institutional Giving Officer at Yosemite Conservancy, Anastasia raised over $3 million for environmental restoration projects in one year by stewarding existing donors and building new relationships with corporate and foundation partners. Prior to that, she was Assistant Development Director at Sunny Hills Services in San Anselmo where she developed her passion for helping young people lead healthy and successful lives.
Anastasia is a graduate of the Novato and Santa Rosa Chamber Leadership Programs, is a member of the Leadership Santa Rosa Alumni Association, and has served as PR Committee Co-Chair for the Rotary Club of Oakland. She holds a BA from University of California at Berkeley.
Operations and Evaluation Manager
Sheila joined CCNB in 2018 to design and manage the organization’s data and evaluation systems. This helps CCNB use information about corpsmembers and their experiences in the program to better support corpsmembers on an individual level and for organization-wide decision making. Sheila also guides CCNB’s participation in external evaluation projects, such as the Listen4Good national study to help nonprofits gather feedback from their participants and use that data for program improvements.
Sheila previously spent 10 years as an external evaluator, providing consulting services to nonprofits and foundations in the Bay Area and around the nation. Through this work, she realized the importance of working within a nonprofit to develop strong data tracking systems that balanced gathering key pieces of information and making use of that information without overburdening staff.
Caitlin joined the CCNB team in 2019 after honing her communications and development skills at Verity, Sonoma County’s nonprofit rape crisis center. She has a passion for developing leadership and community pride in youth; she is also a nature lover and lifelong environmentalist. Caitlin earned her BA in Political Science with minors in Public Policy and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and began her career in public service as a student government leader registering students to vote, expanding campus rights and representation for queer students, and organizing student support for the local labor movement.
Caitlin currently serves as an elected School Board Trustee for Petaluma City Schools and an appointed Commissioner representing District 2 on the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women. Caitlin is a graduate of the Leadership Institute for Just and Resilient Communities, avid reader, and active member of Sonoma County’s thriving community. In her role as Communications Coordinator, Caitlin creates and delivers internal and external communications through publications, graphics, social media, and writing.
Mary Ewing, Development and Marketing Assistant
Gabriel Khisa, Evaluation Associate
CJ Pendergast, Grant Writer
Conservation Corps North Bay is the oldest local nonprofit youth conservation corps in the country. Serving Marin and Sonoma Counties since 1982, CCNB has helped thousands of young people achieve their goals through education and job skills, while serving the environment and community.