Meet Our Staff

Pablo Zatarain

Pablo Zatarain

Executive Director

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 which 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

Pattie James

Program Manager

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.

Pattie has multiple roles as a Fair Housing Specialist and Education & Outreach Coordinator for FHNV. Developing strong relationships is the foundation of everything she does, both professionally and personally. She is a mother of three children who are working college students. Pattie’s family is what drives her to help the community and model good will towards others.

Katherine Young

Katherine Young

Intake Specialist

Katherine joined the Fair Housing Napa Valley team in September of 2016 and is most likely the first person that will greet you when you walk into our office. Her calm presence and friendly smile welcome both new and familiar clientele.

Katherine graduated Magna Cum Laude from Sonoma State University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. Before working for Fair Housing Napa Valley, she spent several years counseling struggling adolescents in a high school setting.

Katherine has grown in her position and looks forward to serving FHNV clients in a variety of new and challenging capcities.

Christina Cieslewicz

Christina Cieslewicz

Fair Housing Specialist

Christina Cieslewicz-Dorcik joined Fair Housing Napa Valley in 2013, originally starting as a temporary employee assisting with phone calls and walk in clients, and gradually transitioning to part time, then full time positions. She has always had a passion for ensuring equality opportunities for all people, and over the past four years has helped clients in her role as Intake Specialist, and now in an investigative role as a Fair Housing Specialist II.

In addition to her day to day roles, Christina also managed the Mobile Home Seismic Reinforcement Program, a grant program for low income mobile home owners that provided funds for disaster repairs following the South Napa Earthquake in 2014. Her experiences over the past four years have enhanced her skills, both professionally and personally. Christina looks forward to continuing to assist victims of discrimination in Napa County, as well as growing in her current role and furthering her career in civil rights.

Santos Sanchez

Santos Sanchez

Fair Housing Specialist

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 stems 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.

Katia Bobadilla

Katia Bobadilla

Fair Housing Specialist

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.

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