- Who We Are
- What We Do
- Strengthening Families
- Developing Positive Youth!
- Ending Homelessness
- Building Successful Communities
Kevin Sharps has developed, supported, and executed services for homeless and low-income individuals and families for over 20 years in some of the most challenging communities in California. He began his career in social services as a direct service provider at two of Los Angeles’ homeless shelters during the height of crack cocaine usage in that City. In early 2000, he relocated to San Francisco to manage a supportive housing site that provided permanent supportive housing for 104 chronically homeless men and women where many also contended with substance use disorder, mental health challenges, and chronic illness. A year later, he became the director of the organization’s housing program wherein over 500 formerly homeless single adults and 47 formerly homeless families were supported by permanent housing. After 3 years as the vice president of services at an affordable housing developer and supporting low-income youth and families in the East Bay, Kevin was hired to lead Fighting Back Partnership into a new era of service. Kevin has a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia and a Master of Public Administration from the University of San Francisco.
Geraldine “Gerry” Williams has been the Bookkeeper and Payroll Clerk for Fighting Back Partnership for 10 years. She’s a Native of South Dakota and has lived in Vallejo for the last 15 years. Gerry served in the United States Military for 12 years as a Sergeant and was recognized as Airman of the Year because of superior performance. She later transferred to the federal government as a civilian employee performing many of the same duties as she did for the military. While a full-time mother, she studied Business Administration at Bismarck State College where she was awarded the President’s Award for High Academic Achievement. She also attends Solano Community College.
Director of Family and Youth Programs
Diana Sevilla is responsible for the supervision of the staff and project operations of Fighting Back’s five (5) Family Resource Centers, SparkPoint Solano, and Positive Youth Development Projects. She has been with Fighting Back Partnership since 2005 and was the former SparkPoint Solano’s Program Manager instrumental in the planning and implementation of the United Way of the Bay Area’s SparkPoint Initiative in Solano County. Volunteerism and community involvement are important aspects of her career and connection to the community. Diana has completed 2,100 service hours for the Corporation for National and Community Services and was a Budget Delegate Facilitator in 2014 for Vallejo’s Participatory Budgeting Cycle 2. Diana is a currently volunteering for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay as a Big Sister since 2013. Diana holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Human Development, Adult Development and Gerontology Option from California State University Eastbay and has an Associate Degrees in Early Childhood Development and Human Services from Solano Community College. She is currently attending Golden Gate University for the Non-Profit Management Certificate Program.
Director, Civic Engagement
Mark is a second-generation Pilipino-American who is proud to call Vallejo home for over 25 years. He holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of California, San Diego, with over 7 years of experience in environmental prevention, policy advocacy, organizing, coalition support, youth leadership development, project management, and grant writing. In 2009, he was selected to participate in the first Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Ambassador Program cohort, a nationwide workforce development initiative to diversify leadership and increase capacity of local anti-drug coalitions. He was also a Public Health Hero award recipient in 2010 from Touro University. Mark currently manages all of the Civic Engagement initiatives of FBP that aim to improve the health and quality of life of Vallejoans through community organizing and policy change. In his free time, Mark enjoys watching sports (Warriors and A's!) with his wife, Maya, and puppy, Coco.