Marc W. Haupert
Interim Executive Director
The Board of Directors of FACT unanimously voted to employ Marc Haupert as Interim Executive Director starting on June 1, 2016. Marc is a highly experienced nonprofit executive, having spent over 40 years in nonprofit management and board service. He has dedicated his life to nonprofit excellence, and has served as interim executive with nonprofits in the fields of performing arts, foster care, disaster preparedness, historic sites, literature, interfaith relations, high school education, progressive environmental movements, and others. Besides executive management Marc has continuously been engaged in fund development efforts for his agencies and other clients. Since 2004, Marc has been affiliated with The Third Sector Company, which is the western United States’ most experienced nonprofit leadership transition consulting firms. His nonprofit management support organization, SST Nonprofit Services, has been supporting the administrative, fiscal, development and management functions of FACT for nearly two years, so he is very familiar with its programs and mission. He has also been engaged in supporting the governance functions of the FACT board of directors over the last two years. Marc will serve as Interim Executive Director until a new full time executive is hired, expected to be some time before the end of the 2017 fiscal year.
Rachael Bloom, LCSW, PPSC
Director of Behavioral Health
Rachael Orlik-Bloom joined FACT in 2010 after receiving her M.A. in Social Work from San José State University. Prior to this, Rachael attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she received a B.A. in Creative Studies and a minor in Education and Applied Psychology. Rachael holds a PPSC (Pupil Personnel Services Credential) and has worked extensively with children, adolescents, couples and families.
Jillian Van Leuven, MPA
Director of Operations
Jillian earned her B.A. in psychology from San Francisco State University and earned her M.P.A. at California State University, Northridge. She specializes in developing strategies and implementation plans to improve and standardize all aspects of operations.
Sonni Bendetson, MEd
Director of Adult and Transition Programs
Hired in January 2017, Sonni has demonstrated a keen understanding of and alignment with FACT’s mission, and her specialization in adult and transition programs and services will be a major asset to the department.
Through her combined experiences leading transition services, adult day services, and employment services across several agencies, she has developed a strong understanding of these areas. As manager of employment services at WorkLink, she utilized her abilities to identify opportunities, collaborate with employers, and understand businesses’ needs to create individualized, competitive jobs for clients with an array of support needs. Additionally, her responsibilities included overseeing a Project SEARCH site, an internationally recognized vocational training program for transition age students and young adults with disabilities.
She received her Master of Arts in Special Education, Severe Disabilities at Vanderbilt University, and previously received her Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude at Tufts University where she majored in Child Studies and Human Development. At Vanderbilt, she joined a prolific research team in the area of transition and employment outcomes and wrote her thesis on customized employment and job development strategies for jobseekers with disabilities. Most recently at The Help Group, she supervised and consulted several transition and pre-employment training programs across the agency.
Linda Andron Ostrow, LCSW
Founder of FACT, Clinical Provider and Internship Program Manager
Linda has been a licensed clinical social worker since 1973. She earned her both her B.A. and M.A. in Social Welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Linda incorporated FACT in 1999. She has completed training in sexual therapy, hypnotic therapy, guided imagery, as well as interpersonal neurobiology, including attachment and trauma. Linda has authored two books and has contributed chapters to several books. Over the years she has served on several statewide commissions for the State Council on developmental disabilities and the Governor’s Commission on autism. Linda served as President or Executive Director until June of 2016.