Management Staff

Valeri Mihanovich

Director at The Regional Center for Volunteerism-HandsOn Sacramento and the Sacramento region Emergency Food & Shelter Program

Valeri provides overall management, direction and implementation for HandsOn Superior California, a comprehensive, full service volunteer action center committed to social change by mobilizing volunteers to make a difference in their community. The program provides an online volunteer-matching system connecting individuals, businesses and groups to one-time and on-going volunteer opportunities. Her duties include direction and management of the HandsOn Superior California Disaster Services Program which includes developing plans, standard operating procedures, and participating in state and national task forces to address issues and plan around disaster volunteering and donations management. Valeri also provides grant administration and direction for the five-county Sacramento Regional Emergency Food & Shelter Program which serves 40 local food and shelter providers in our region.


Gabriel Kendall
2-1-1 Sacramento, Director of Community Relations and Program Development 

Gabriel comes to 2-1-1 Sacramento with 8+ years of experience with 2-1-1 San Diego, most recently as Associate Director of Community Partnerships where he was responsible for building impactful and long standing relationships with community partners, providing 2-1-1 with community feedback and representing the organization at area meetings, boards, and committees. Gabriel worked closely with the Executive Vice President as the agency’s program liaison for 2-1-1’s Veteran and Military projects and initiatives. As a key agency leader and through his spirit of collaboration, Gabriel represented 2-1-1 at the 25 Cities Initiative, Regional of Continuum of Care Council – Coordinated, Coordinated Entry System Advisory Committee, Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board, SANDAG – Social Services Transportation Advisory Committee, County of San Diego Live Well North County Leadership Team and a number of other community collaborative groups. Before joining the 2-1-1 sector, Gabriel served as a Social Services Program Manager for the Community Resource Center of Encinitas where he specialized in emergency and shelter services.  At 2-1-1, he first worked as a Customer Service Representative then Database Conversion Specialist earning him hands-on experience with 2-1-1 operations, program design and implementation. These served as a stepping stone to positions as Community Development Officer, managing community relationships and the 2-1-1 Resource Center, and Associate Director Programs providing shared oversight to program development, 2-1-1’s contact center, Resource Center and Courage to Call programs.