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 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.
Kimberly Dorcik discovered her passion for advocacy early on, when she became a young mother of a child struggling with disabilities. Since then, Kimberly has been devoted to speaking up for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Beginning her time at Fair Housing Napa Valley as a part-time volunteer, Kimberly learned the basic principles of fair housing and over the years has worked hard to help develop FHNV into the agency it is today. Kimberly draws from her own life experiences when relating to people, she likes listening to others and giving them hope. She really enjoys working with both landlords and tenants, building relationships with them, and being given the opportunity to teach fair housing to as many people as possible.
She worked in the trenches of with Napa Valley residents through two natural disasters, assisting FEMA recovery efforts. She worked together with the United Methodist Church of Recovery (UMCOR) on the Long Term Recovery Board, as well as for the South Napa Earthquake Recovery Group. Currently, Kimberly is a board member for Calistoga Affordable Housing. Through these efforts, she shows her dedication to the people and the well-being of the residents of Napa County.
Fair Housing Specialist 1, Education & Outreach Coordinator
Sarrah Patton joined the Fair Housing Napa Valley team in July 2015. She has an extensive background in providing services for a diverse clientele, having worked in many local Napa Valley businesses for the last 20 years. Most recently Sarrah served as a Disaster Case Manager with The South Napa Earthquake Recovery Group where she assisted Napa’s low income, vulnerable population obtain assistance with recovering their homes to pre-earthquake condition. She is passionate about seeking equitable assistance for the community, ensuring rights and responsibilities information is spread thickly, and is thrilled to be a part of Fair Housing Napa Valley’s team.
Now the lead Education and Outreach coordinator, she is honored to represent Fair Housing Napa Valley to our community partners- both established and prospective- and is thrilled that FHNV can provide so much awareness to the community, and truly effect change.
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.
Fair Housing Specialist 2
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.