Our Leaders

The staff at Restorative Partners serves people impacted by crime with a continuum of services and programs designed to meet their multiple needs.

Arthur Groneman

Reentry Resource Center Director

(805) 242-1272 EXT 172
Becca Goren

Operations Coordinator

(805) 242-1272 EXT 161
Brianna Cervantes

Reentry Mentorship Program Coordinator

(805) 242-1272 EXT 169
Cindy Ayala

Mission & Restorative Justice Implementation Director

(805) 242-1272 EXT 178
Eric Blanco

The Bridge Café General Manager

(805) 242-1272 EXT 174
Gus Chavez

Housing & Treatment Director

(805) 242-1272 EXT 175
Jonas Ricasata

Reentry System Navigator

(805) 242-1272 EXT 171
Joni Martinez

Finance & HR Director

(805) 242-1272 EXT 177
Luis Venegas

Restorative Justice Programs Director

(805) 242-1272 EXT 165
Sister Milda Avila

In-Custody Jail Chaplain

(805) 242-1272 EXT
Patty Schudlich

Resident Coordinator

(805) 242-1272 EXT 179
Rebecca Turner

Human Resources Manager

(805) 242-1272 EXT 163
Sara Thornburg

Reentry System Navigator

(805) 242-1272 EXT 168
Shelby Willits

Executive Assistant

(805) 242-1272 EXT 176
Solomon Kim

Resident Coordinator

(805) 242-1272 EXT 167
Sister Theresa Harpin

Executive Director

(805) 242-1272 EXT 164
Valerie Vega

Restorative Justice Programs Manager

(805) 242-1272 EXT 166
Board of Directors
Andrea Devitt

Board Member

Counselor, Cuesta College

Sister Barbara Anne Stowasser, CSJ

Secretary

Trustee, Mt. St. Mary's University

Dwayne Brummett

Treasurer

Retired Associate Executive Director, Cal Poly Associated Students, Inc

John Maulhardt

Board Member

Retired Agribusiness

LaDell Erby

Board Member

QA Engineer, DJ & MC

Mark Connely

President

Attorney at Hall, Hieatt & Connely, LLP

Matt Janetski

Board Member

VP of Mortgage Lending

Peter Aijian

Board Member

Retired Physician

Saro Rizzo

Board Member

Attorney at Law

Traci Kessler

Board Member

Compliance Officer, SLO County Sheriff Department