MEET THE DAYBREAK TEAM
Monique is an Oakland native who has spent over sixteen years serving diverse families and at-promise youth throughout the Bay Area. She brings an impressive track record of growth and success in program management and development – at Old Skool Cafe, Conservation Corps North Bay, and Girls Inc. of Alameda County. Throughout her experience, she has overseen dozens of staff, developed and facilitated trainings, managed county contract deliverables, and advocated for organizational change with a lens of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. She has deep-rooted compassion for the challenges inherent in the culturally sensitive work of DayBreak and is committed to serving her community - especially those marginalized by systemic inequalities.
Case Management Program Manager
Antonae Roberson leads DayBreak's Rapid Response Case Management program. Antonae guides a fast-moving, resourceful and dedicated team of Case Managers to provide supportive and independent housing, healthcare, food, transportation, mental health and help-at-home. Antonae is a professional facilitator, community liaison and case manager of services for older adults and formerly adjudicated or institutionalized youth. Antonae has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Arizona, and Associates from San Jose University.
Family Caregiver Support Program Manager
Roger leads DayBreak's innovative program for caregiver learning and respite, the Care Co-Op. Roger facilitates and supports DayBreak's partnerships to create affordable programs of enriching activities for people living with dementia, and meaningful "time-off" and learning opportunities for family caregivers. He is a compassionate and dedicated social service professional with eighteen-years of experience in the child-welfare field and who recently made the pivot to working in the geriatric community. Roger received his BA in Psychology and his Master of Science in Vocational Rehabilitation from California State University, Fresno.
Lead Rapid Response
Anitra is Bay Area native who has worked in the field of social services for over 15 years. Her 15 year career spans in a variety of areas including working with at risk youth, incarcerated adults, newly released parolees, homeless Veteran and currently seniors and adults with disabilities. She's passionate and committed to improving the lives and circumstances of people in marginalized and underserved communities. She holds a BA from California State University, Hayward in Sociology with a minor in Human Development.
Ms. Eddie Williams
Ms. Eddie has over 40 years of experience in affordable and supportive housing in Alameda County. She has a strong commitment to her work and believes that everyone deserves a safe home environment that supports a sustainable quality of life.
Thania Tapia Sanchez
Thania is a Rapid Response Case Manager who is committed to supporting the well being of seniors in Alameda County. Thania received a BA in Psychology with a minor in Women's Studies from Mills College in Oakland, CA. She has previous experience working in the customer service field throughout the Bay Area, and working with families with young children to support happy, healthy development. She is passionate about giving back to her community and advocating for marginalized individuals.
Family Caregiver Support Coordinator
Karen holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and have served as Program Director and educator in the geriatric community for over twenty years, serving individuals with dementia while offering support to their loved ones. Karen is drawn to assist and inspire persons with dementia, and their caregivers, to lead a meaningful, quality of life experience, focused on the individual, rather than the disease.
Bronson has a B.A. in Public Health with a minor in Holistic Health. Bronson has worked with various populations including children on the spectrum and seniors. He is passionate about helping the community and learning from other backgrounds.
Injury Prevention Coordinator
Susan has been a physical therapist for 35 years and has worked at CEI, Center for Elders Independence in Oakland area for 25 years. Susan holds a doctorate degree in PT and is American Physical Therapy Association Geriatric Specialist certified.
Evaluation & Communications Coordinator
Loata Fine is a proud Oakland native and her mission is to support underserved communities. She is passionate about health equity, human development, and creative design. She has previous experience of working within research, health/housing navigation, and social services. Loata holds a bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science with a double minor in Public Health Sciences and Education from the University of California, Davis.