Annie Corbett Ph.D., M.B.A. – Executive Director – has spent the majority of her adult life advocating, supporting, and encouraging individuals and families who have been historically marginalized (LGBTQ+, Undocumented/Refugee, Sex Trafficked, Low-Income / Low Socio-Economic, and Ethnic / Racial / Cultural / Spiritual marginalization).Annie’s professional expertise began in Human Resources and Technical Recruiting, and in 2001, she transitioned into the world of Foster Care by founding a six-bed group home for boys in Santa Clara County. She grew the agency to $2.8M, with four therapeutic residential programs, a drop-in center, a Thrift Shop, and created programs specifically designed for LGBTQ+, Unaccompanied Refugee Minors and Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC). The agency closed in August 2018 and Annie successfully transitioned into a new career outside of the foster care system.
Annie possesses an M.B.A. in Public Administration and a Ph.D. in Psychology with an emphasis on Transformative Social Change. Her dissertation and recent publications involve CSEC, the foster care system, and pathways for successful exit.
Annie is excited to be a part of Partners for Change Tri-Valley, and be a instrument of change in the lives of individuals and families who want to improve their lives either financially, emotionally, socially, or relationally.
Martijn Hoppenbrouwers moved from the Netherlands to the USA in 2005 has has been part of the Livermore community since 2008. He works for one of the city’s largest employers (Topcon) and has a great interest in the well-being of our community and everyone in it.
Partners for Change is his first go at giving back and making a positive impact beyond the minimum, and therefore he is very appreciative of this opportunity to serve. Martijn holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.