Committed People Making a Difference

“We dare to see the day when homelessness and extreme poverty are banished from our society.”

— Dr. Ellen Bassuk, Founder of the Center for Social Innovation (C4)

Founded in 2006, C4 is a mission-driven, woman-owned small business with a deep commitment to social justice and equality for all. We work on housing and homelessness, and recovery from mental health conditions, substance use disorders, and trauma.

C4 identifies and disseminates best practices, and supports providers, agencies, and systems to implement what works. We draw on strategies from every sector—public, private, non-profit, business, technology, academia—to improve services for vulnerable people.

Our skilled staff has backgrounds in clinical care, public policy, education, research, design, and technology. More than one-third of our staff is in recovery from trauma, mental illness, addiction, and homelessness. Many more are family members and allies of people in recovery.

We collaborate with our partners and funders to address society’s most complex problems. We strive to ensure that our work can be readily applied and makes a difference.

Our Leadership

Finance Team

Bhuvana Gopal headshotBhuvana Gopal, M.A.M., Payroll Accountant
Matthew OliverMatthew Oliver, B.A., Accounts Receivable Accountant
Frank VasquezFrank Vasquez, B.S., C.P.A., Financial Coordinator

Operations Team

BeachCorey Beach, M.B.A., Project Manager
Emily LabrecheEmily Labreche, B.A., Operations Assistant
Christina Murphy Oct 2015Christina Murphy, M.M., Director of Communications
NoeragerKim Noerager, M.P.A., Lead Project Manager
Jayne SamudaJayne Samuda, Facilities/Purchasing Manager
Ingrid Trigueros, Research/Executive Assistant

Editing Team

Megan GrandinMegan Grandin, M.P.H., Editor
Justine HansonJustine Hanson, Ph.D., Editor
Mary Poor, M.A., Editor
Brenda ProffittBrenda Proffitt, M.H.A., Editor
Beth RodioBeth Rodio, M.A., Editor

t3 Team

BerkowitzRachel Ehly, M.P.A., t3 Acting Managing Director
KraybillKen Kraybill, M.S.W., t3 Director of Training
VolkKatie Volk, M.A., t3 Director of Community Partnerships

About C4

Our Talented Staff

Our World Class Trainers


Since 2006, C4 staff have trained more than 110,000 service providers and professionals on housing and homelessness, trauma, and behavioral health and recovery.

Our trainers are expert in transferring knowledge and skills that improve the performance of the human services workforce. Learn more about professional development opportunities from t3, our innovative training institute.

What We Do

The Center for Social Innovation (C4) promotes best practices that improve the lives of marginalized and vulnerable people. We focus on complex public health problems such as homelessness, trauma, mental illness, and addiction. Using state-of-the-art research, training, and technology, we help individuals, agencies, and communities deepen the impact of their work. To learn more, click on our brochure below: