Meet Our Team

Our staff are committed to providing the highest quality services to the individuals and families served by Las Trampas. All direct-care staff receive special training. Some trainings are provided annually and require annual recertification while other inservices occur monthly. Weekly staff meetings are conducted to review principles of teaching methods and trainings as well as review and update specific individual information and service plans to ensure these plans are relevant and effective.

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Executive Director

Daniel L. Hogue, M.S.

Executive Director, is responsible for creating a strategic vision for programs/services, fiscal management and viability, staff recruitment and training, and overall organizational operations. He ensures that policies and procedures are in compliance with state regulations, that they support optimal quality program/services delivery, and that they ensure a positive, sustainable work environment.

 

Dan has 14 years and a breadth of experience working with developmentally disabled people of all ages. He has designed and implemented independent and supported living programs, and has managed large-scale and start-up programs/budgets/facilities for individuals with developmental and behavioral disabilities. He continues to build strong regional alliances with government, nonprofit and funding entities.

 

Dan has a B.A. in psychology (magna cum laude) and M.S. in rehabilitation counseling (with distinction).

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Director of Human Resources

Corbyn Brooker

Corbyn Brooker joined Las Trampas in 2022. As Director of Human Resources she is responsible for all Human Resources operations, development and strategies. She is passionate about driving development in people, organizations and communities.

 

Corbyn is well versed in designing, administering and implementing policies for Training, Onboarding, Talent Acquisition and Human Resources operations.

 

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, her cats and trying new eateries.

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Director of Residential and Day Services

Joe Cashel

Joe Cashel has been at Las Trampas since 2013. Joe started with Las Trampas as a licensed residential facility administrator. He’s currently the Director of Residential Services and acting Director of Day Program Services. In addition to Joe’s normal responsibilities he also coordinates and gives trainings to all Las Trampas staff. He is a certified trainer of First aid/CPR/AED, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, and Person Centered Thinking.

 

Joe has a BA from SUNY Potsdam and is originally from upstate New York. Shortly after moving to California he found Las Trampas and quickly grew a passion for the Las Trampas mission, a fondness for the people throughout the agency, and he’s still excited about the potential Las Trampas has and how the agency is growing and improving services.

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Director of Business Services

Patti Costa

Is responsible for administering a $6 million budget. Drawing on her 29 years of bookkeeping and accounting experience, Patti manages all accounting phases: financial and cash flow statements, Accounts Payable/Receivable, workmen’s comp, and bank general ledger reconciliation. She also oversees the Payroll Department.

 

Patti works with the auditors and the Executive Director to develop the agency’s Annual Report. Patti has a degree in accounting from Heald Business College.

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Director of Supported and Independent Living Services

Judy Hunter

Judy Hunter is the Director of Supported and Independent Living Services. Her passion for Las Trampas’ mission to discover their capabilities and to lead full lives in their homes, at work, and in the community is what drives her.

 

Judy manages both departments and supervises 54 staff members; she is dedicated to enriching the lives of developmentally disabled adults and is enthusiastic and committed to innovate and deliver services that will expand and impact possibilities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family.

 

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Director of Philanthropy

Katherine Koller

Katherine Koller joined the Las Trampas team in 2022. As Director of Philanthropy, she is responsible for advancing the mission of the organization by creating, implementing, and managing multi-year fund development and capital campaign plans designed to support the organization’s near and long-term goals.

 

Katherine’s passion is health and human rights, and she was particularly drawn to Las Trampas’ person-centered programming, and asset-based philosophy. Prior to joining the Las Trampas team, Katherine spent over 5 years with on the Peer Health Exchange development team, in a number of roles including Regional Director, Midwest.  Her experience includes participating in Chicago Women in Philanthropy’s Women’s Leadership Mentoring Program, Peer Health Exchange’s Executive Director in Training Program, and serving on the Young Professionals Board of Women’s Global Education Project.

 

Katherine graduated from Northwestern University with a major in theatre, a concentration in performance, activism, and human rights, and a minor in creative nonfiction writing. She loves using her theatre and creative writing experience for public speaking and fundraising communications. Katherine recently moved to San Francisco from Chicago, and is loving exploring the Bay Area – particularly the outstanding culinary scene!