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

System Navigator Program Coordinator

(805) 242-1272 EXT 172
Brandee Brown-Puett

Associate Director of Operations and Social Enterprises

(805) 242-1272 EXT 163
Eric Blanco

The Bridge Café General Manager

(805) 242-1272 EXT 174
Hilary Campbell

Development & Operations Manager II

(805) 242-1272 EXT 162
Jessica Bimstein

Reentry Resource Center Manager

(805) 242-1272 EXT 170
Jonas Ricasata

Reentry System Navigator

(805) 242-1272 EXT 171
Joni Martinez

Finance Director

(805) 242-1272 EXT 177
Luis Venegas

Restorative Justice Programs Manager

(805) 242-1272 EXT 165
Matthew Reed

Reentry Mentorship Coordinator

(805) 242-1272 EXT 169
Sister Milda Avila

In-Custody Jail Chaplain

(805) 242-1272 EXT 168
Patty Schudlich

Resident Coordinator

(805) 242-1272 EXT 179
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 Coordinator

(805) 242-1272 EXT 166
Vivien Devaney-Frice

Associate Director of Programs and Services

(805) 242-1272 EXT 178
Board of Directors
Andrea Devitt

Board Member

Counselor, Cuesta College

Sister Barbara Anne Stowasser


Trustee, Mt. St. Mary's University

Dwayne Brummett


Retired Associate Executive Director, Cal Poly Associated Students, Inc

Jennifer Adams

Vice President

Chief Executive Officer, Lumina Alliance

John Maulhardt

Board Member

Retired Agribusiness

LaDell Erby

Board Member

QA Engineer, DJ & MC

Mark Connely


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