Meet Our Staff
Pablo Zatarain’s passion for helping others- especially the most vulnerable households and families- led him to a career in Fair Housing. Pablo began his fair housing career with Project Sentinel in 2009, where he worked primarily with local residents in the South Bay and Peninsula regarding their specific fair housing complaints.
Pablo then worked at the National Fair Housing Alliance in Washington, DC, where he assisted in nationally-based fair housing investigations. This included the systemic review of major lenders’ maintenance practices of their Real Estate Owned (REO) property portfolios in various neighborhoods. He also helped work to establish the Denver Metro Fair Housing Center through a federal grant awarded to NFHA. The DMFHC is now a fully functioning local fair housing agency that serves the greater Denver Metro region.
Pablo came to Fair Housing Napa Valley in 2013 and has worked in his current role as Executive Director since late 2014. Since arriving at FHNV, Pablo has overseen the successful implementation of new and traditional FHNV programs, worked with staff to assist clients with their housing-related needs, and has also participated in regional coalitions and projects to continue meeting the needs of Napa County’s residents. He looks forward to serving the Greater Napa community for many years to come.
Pattie James joined the Fair Housing Napa Valley team in June of 2019. Her passion is empowering others to succeed by fostering trust, listening, and respecting client feelings and needs. Pattie is dedicated to eliminating housing discrimination and advocating for anyone in need. Developing strong relationships is the foundation of everything she does, both professionally and personally. She is a mother of three children who is working college students. Pattie’s family is what drives her to help the community and model goodwill towards others.
Bilingual Fair Housing Specialist II
Santos Sanchez joined the Fair Housing Napa Valley team in September 2020 as a bilingual Fair Housing Specialist. His passion and dedication for working on behalf of the underserved communities stem from being raised by hard-working family members who instilled the value of helping others. Santos is a veteran who served 4 years in the Army. After he completed his service, he then transitioned to working with the homeless community before joining FHNV. Santos is dedicated to eliminating housing discrimination and advocating for the Latinx community and anyone else in need.
Education & Outreach Coordinator/ Bilingual Fair Housing Specialist II
Katia Bobadilla joined Fair Housing Napa Valley in early 2021 as a bilingual Fair Housing Specialist, pursuing her passion and desire to help others. Katia comes to FHNV as a first-generation immigrant. Having witnessed discrimination firsthand, and not having the knowledge or resources available to address this treatment, helped foster her passion to help others. Her goal is to support, educate, and bring awareness regarding the need for equal rights for all people. She is thrilled to be part of the FHNV team and is looking forward to assisting the Napa community moving forward.
Investigations Coordinator/ Fair Housing Specialist I
Tamika Bellamy-Freeman joined Fair Housing Napa Valley in July 2021 as an Investigations Coordinator, pursuing her passion and desire to help others. Before working with Fair Housing Napa Valley, she spent years assisting other non-profits and the older adult community. Tamika’s caring nature, and experience with discrimination from her bi-racial background, drive her to pursue equal rights for all people. Tamika is thrilled to be part of the FHNV team and is looking forward to assisting victims of discrimination in Napa County moving forward.
Fair Housing Specialist I
CeCe Crosby joined the Fair Housing Napa Valley team in mid-July 2021. Her passion is to work for fairness for all people. Charweshee’s personality has always driven people to feel welcomed & comfortable in any environment she’s in. Charweshee has over 20 years of experience assisting people of all backgrounds, through case management for a variety of nonprofits. Charweshee’s background living in low-income subsidized housing drove her excitement to fight for others and obtain a better life for her family. Charweshee looks forward to assisting victims of discrimination in Napa County and growing in her case management role to further her career in civil rights.