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Capitola, CA, 95010
November 28, 2018

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Jodi Capitola-Duran, MSW

**** ******** ***.

Capitola, CA 95010



San Jose State University- San Jose, CA – BA – Social Science-Secondary Education 1996

California State University Stanislaus- Turlock, CA – MSW- Child and Family Practice-Title IV-E 1998

Christian Leaders Institute – Commissioned Minister- 2014 – Christian Reformed Church

Institute of Health and Healing – CPMC San Francisco, CA – Chaplain Intern 2014/2015

Bay Area Center for CPE- Sequoia Hospital - Redwood City, CA - Chaplain Resident 2017

Luther Rice Seminary - Lithonia, GA - Master of Divinity - Graduating 12/16/2018

Professional Development

Graduate Certificate in Community Health and Development – 16 units ( Saybrook Institute) 2006

Graduate Certificate in Socially Engaged Spirituality- 16 units ( Saybrook Institute) 2006

Community Organizing- (Industrial Areas Foundation) 2013

Professional Overview

Direct Social Work Practice – 3 years

Human Services Supervision – 9 years

Human Services Program Management – 4 years

Human Services Director – 3 years

Education Faculty and Management – 3 years

Community Organizing – 3 years

Fund Development - 6 years

Event Planning – 5 years Aging Services – 5 years

Child and Family Services – 8 years

Medical/Mental Health/Drug and Alcohol Services – 6 years

Ordained Elder – Presbyterian Church – 17 years

Youth Ministry – Episcopal Church – 1 year

Ordained Minister – Christian Reformed Church – 3 years

Executive Level Administrative Skills

1. Executive Board Administration and Support -- Supported operations and administration of Board by advising and informing Board members, and interfacing between Board and staff.

2. Program and Service Delivery – Oversaw the design, marketing, promotion, delivery and quality of programs and services

3. Financial, Tax, Risk and Facilities Management – Recommended yearly budget for Board approval and prudently managed organization's resources within those budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations

4. Human Resource Management -- Effectively managed the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current laws and regulations

5. Community and Public Relations -- Assured the organization and its mission, programs and services were consistently presented in strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders

6. Fundraising (nonprofit-specific) -- Oversaw fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, submitting proposals and administrating fundraising records and documentation as required.

Work History

8/2018 to present – MidPen Housing – Foster City, CA – Part-time Senior Services Coordinator II

7/2018 to present – Brookdale Hospice – Pleasanton, CA – On Call Hospice Social Worker and Chaplain

2/2018 to 8/2018 – Pregnancy Resource Center- Santa Cruz, CA -Contract Community Outreach and Education

8/2017 to 12/2018 – Sequoia Hospital – Redwood City, CA - Chaplain

11/2016 to 4/2017 – Goodwill Industries – Santa Cruz, CA – Director of Workforce Development(Employment and Training Services)

12/2015 to 11/2016 – County of San Mateo Health System – Social Work Supervisor - Duties: Supervision of Multidisciplinary team of PHN and Social Workers. Focus on serving frail elderly adults who are SNF or ICF certifiable. (MediCaid) waiver program.)

4/2014 to 12/2015- Jewish Family Services Silicon Valley- Director of Social Services Duties: Oversight of social service programs serving clients of all ages.

7/2013 to 8/2014- St John Episcopal Church- Youth and Volunteer Coordinator Duties: Coordination of volunteers, activities, and Christian education for children and youth programs.

1/2009 to 1/2013 – Santa Cruz County HSD- Family Services Division – Social Work Supervisor II - Duties: Supervision of Multidisciplinary team of PHN and Social Workers. Focus on serving children and families who are involved in voluntary and court ordered services due to child abuse, neglect, and family violence. Many of these families are dealing with issues of substance abuse, mental health, and poverty.

3/2006 to 1/2009- Santa Cruz County HRA – Adult & Long Term Care Division – Social Work Supervisor II Duties: Supervision of Multidisciplinary team of PHN and Social Workers. Focus on serving frail elderly adults who are SNF or ICF certifiable. (MediCaid) waiver program.)

10/05 to 01/07- Chapman University College – Adjunct Faculty Duties: Teaching in the Undergraduate Sociology/Social Work program at the Modesto and Monterey campuses.

6/05 to 03/06- Chapman University College- Program Manager – Duties: General oversight and management of the MA in School Counseling and MA in Educational Psychology degrees as well as the PPS Credential program.

5/04 to 5/05 - Court Appointed Special Advocates of Stanislaus County –Executive Director Accomplishments: Increased program funding and financial stability; increased the number of volunteers providing advocacy services, and increased agency participation in child welfare system reform. Duties: Oversight of small non-profit agency focused on advocacy services for children in foster care, Fund development, Program management, Program evaluation, Bookkeeping, Staff supervision and development, volunteer recruitment, supervision, and training.

9/03 to 6/04 - CSU Hayward -Master of Social Work Dept.– Hayward, CA –Title IV-E Training Coord. Duties: Oversight of the Child Welfare Training Project, Program Management, Program Evaluation, Teaching of graduate level courses, field placement coordination, and MSW intern supervision.

1/03 to 9/03 – MHS Stanislaus Teen Recovery Center – Ceres, CA – Program Supervisor Duties: Oversight of the day-to-day operation of a dual diagnosis day treatment program. Supervision of Drug and Alcohol Counselors and Clinicians, Program Management, Program Evaluation, individual and group counseling, and intake and assessments.

9/01 to 1/03 - Catholic Charities- San Jose, CA – Grant Writer/Consultant Duties: Fund development, contract grant writing and support to the adult services division to expand the Daybreak program to two additional sites.

4/00 to 9/01 - Catholic Charities- San Jose, CA – Program Director Accomplishments: Increased agency funding and financial stability of programs and successfully developed and opened two new Adult Day Support programs “Daybreak”. Duties: Oversight of 5 program sites including four senior day programs and the kinship care/ grandparent resource program, fund development, program development, management, and evaluation, staff supervision and training.

6/98 to 4/00 - Community Services Agency- Modesto, CA – Social Worker IV/FDM Duties: Social work counseling and case management for children and families effected by drug and alcohol abuse, child abuse and neglect, poverty, and domestic violence, FDM facilitation and supervision of MSW interns. Coordination of the HUD Family Unification Program in partnership with local Housing Authority.

Academic Teaching Experience

(Summer 2002) -Saybrook – Action Research

(Spring 2001) - Saybrook – Strength-based Community Assessment

(Winter & Spring 2004) CSUHayward – MSW Field Seminar

(Winter 2004) CSUHayward – Macro Social Work Practice

(Spring 2004) CSUHayward – Child Abuse & Neglect

(Fall 2005) Chapman University – Introduction to Sociology

(Spring 2006) Chapman University- Introduction to Sociology

(Fall 2006) Chapman University- Introduction to Sociology

Past and Current Church Service

Volunteer Pastoral Care- Greater Purpose Church

Volunteer- Vintage Faith Kids, Hospitality, and Prayer Teams

Volunteer – Prophets of Hope Jail Ministry

Financial Secretary – Orestimba Presbyterian Church

Elder – Orestimba Presbyterian Church

Professional References

Francie Newfield – County of Santa Cruz Adult and Long Term Care 831-***-****

Helena Fox – Catholic Charities 408-***-****

Melissa Klein – CASA of Stanislaus 831-***-****

Rev. Steve Ellis – St. John Episcopal Church - 831-***-****

Rev. Julie Hanada – IHH – CPMC San Francisco – 206-***-****

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To Whom It May Concern:

Working with Jodi Capitola-Duran at Catholic Charities was a wonderful experience in excellence, leadership, channeled enthusiasm, and dedication.

I worked closely with Jodi on program development, strategic planning, and fiscal management. Jodi works with phenomenal skill and confidence in these areas. She can successfully manage multiple projects with accuracy and efficiency. Her grant writing skills are unsurpassed and she identified many new funding opportunities for the Agency.

Jodi was the driving force behind many projects at the Agency and was known for her skills in group work and team development. Thanks to Jodi’s ability to motivate and direct community organizations, she was able to lead and inspire various diverse community organizations to move to action.

I have seen Jodi work under challenging conditions and still remain positive and enthusiastic never losing sight of her goals. She meets deadlines, remains under budget, and delivers creative and quality solutions for complex problems.

While she was at Catholic Charities, she touched so many lives, contributed in so many ways, participated on task forces and committees, and was always eager to help her teammates. Jodi was well liked and respected by everybody in the Agency, and we were all sorry to see her leave.

Without reservation, I recommend Jodi Capitola-Duran to your organization, knowing she will provide support and expertise to help make your organization more successful.

Very Sincerely

Helena Fox, MS



To Whom It May Concern:

I first met Jodi when she facilitated a small group process about how to accomplish the goals of social work education and apply the theoretical knowledge of the classroom, in a real world, field practice context. She was able to calm fears, inspire enthusiasm, and offer practical guidance to very nervous new social work students. She is profoundly talented at conceptualizing the theories of social work and translating them into social work practice. The clarity of her vision enables her to provide educational experiences that inform excellent social work practice. She is not one who merely speaks educational jargon, but instead lives, works, and teaches the highest ideals of social work and social justice.

I had the opportunity to work with Jodi in a professional environment and appreciated her commitment to inclusiveness and collaboration within the workplace. She was also instrumental in helping to train volunteers in how to work within the child welfare system and the courts. She is able to keep a clear vision of the potential for change and improvement while working productively within larger social work systems and impart this vision to co-workers, employees, and to volunteers. Jodi was also able to give clear direction about the legal underpinnings of the dependency court regulations and proceedings; she was able to develop volunteer policies and procedures that demanded diversity, inclusiveness, and community collaboration. She wrote grants that were specifically designed to help a small non-profit volunteer agency gain funding to expand minority recruitment of volunteers to reflect the diversity of the community. She was able to work collaboratively with social services, community programs, and the faith community. She worked comfortably and collaboratively with community members of different ages, faiths, ability, sexual orientation, and ethnicities to help them support the children being served by social services and to educate the community about the need for a global community commitment to improving children’s lives and the foster care system.

Ms. Capitola-Duran’s strong points are too numerous to list. However her intelligence, breadth and

depth of knowledge, her eloquent communication skills, her technical expertise and deep faith qualify her for the position as an instructor and researcher beyond normal measures of competence. It is difficult to express the intangible quality the makes one professor adequate and competent and another professor exceptional and excellent. I believe that Ms. Capitola-Duran possesses that intangible quality. Her personal excellence inspires excellence in those around her. Her unyielding dedication and vision of a better, more just world helps others believe in the possibility of justice and change. She is the rare alchemy of practical ability, broad knowledge, deep faith, and vision that results in the best teachers, leaders, and social workers.


Melissa Klein, MSW


Marc Pilisuk

494 Cragmont Ave.

Berkeley, CA 94708



I am pleased to write this letter in support of Ms. Jodi Capitola-Duran. I am a Professor at Saybrook

Graduate School in San Francisco, California. And have known Jodi since she entered the PhD program at Saybrook in the Fall of 1999. Jodi was a student in two of my courses, Conflict Resolution Theory and Methods and Relationships and Health and Healing, I co-facilitated a Strength-based Assessment seminar with Jodi in March 2001. In addition, I had the privilege of being a guest lecturer in her Generalist Practice course while she was on staff at CSU Hayward. Jodi is in the final stages of her PhD and is currently working on her three essays, which are the building blocks of the dissertation process at Saybrook. I believe that I have gotten to know her quite well and am able to write this letter with conviction and with appreciation of her abilities.

I observed Jodi teaching abilities during both the Strength-based Assessment seminar and as a guest

lecturer in her class she taught at California State University. Jodi was well prepared, informed, and at ease in her ability to present material and to engage the students in a meaningful learning process. Additionally, Jodi possesses a wealth of social work practice and managerial skills, with particular experience in organizing and leadership. These skills, coupled with her thirst for knowledge, have made her an asset to our program at Saybrook and will make her a valued member of your faculty. Jodi is highly inquisitive, self-directed, and serious about her commitment to others. Because of her attention to detail, her ability to dissect and understand complex issues, and her ethical and compassionate values, Jodi is the consummate professional.

Ms. Capitola-Duran's skills as a leader and organizer are clearly evident by the diverse professional

practice experience indicated in her resume. However, I believe the written record cannot capture the full extent of her ability to lead, engage, and mobilize others. Jodi has a unique ability to inspire, motivate, and captivate others in activities in order to accomplish what might appear to be highly improbable tasks. Much of her success in accomplishing these endeavors is attributable to her personal strength as an attentive listener and an enthusiastic participant. She adds to this a deep understanding of organizational leadership and successful individual and group work. Most importantly, once she has begun a task, she is committed to its completion.

Jodi’s strong knowledge base includes topics related to asset mapping, community organizing, and

mobilizing community resources within disadvantaged neighborhoods. She has a remarkable of knowledge of resources available in the community and has formed solid professional relationships with a significant number of human service organizations in the region. She is well known and highly respected by the workers in these agencies.

In more than 25 years of teaching at the University of California in Departments of Social Welfare,

Public Health and Human and Community Development, I have met few students who were as able or as well prepared as Jodi. Her skills, experiences, and qualities, permit me to recommend enthusiastically and without qualification. I believe that she will make an excellent contribution to your program.


Marc Pilisuk, PhD.

Professor, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center

Professor Emeritus, The University of California Berkeley

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