Senior Staff

Val Martinez
Executive Director

In addition to her leadership as Executive Director of Redwood Community Action Agency, Val Martinez is actively involved with many organizations that are committed to improving community access to resources and complement the mission of RCAA.

President, Association of Rural Northern California Energy Providers

Member, Energy OutWest Board of Directors

Member, Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program Peer Exchange Committee

Member, Millennium Committee, National Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program

Member, Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program's National Health and Safety Committee

Chair, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Service Providers Committee - California State Department of Community Services and Development.
Don Cline
Finance Director
Debby Bender
Director of Human Resources
Susannah Ferson
Natural Resources Services Director
Val Martinez
Energy Services Director
Lorey Keele
Community Services Director

How do RCAA's programs affect you?

  • Natural Resources Services (NRS) works directly with Humboldt County community leaders, schools and parents to improve safety and encourage more children to safely walk and bicycle to school. NRS helps coordinate both the Greater Eureka and Humboldt County Safe Routes to School Task Forces.
  • The TOOTH program: igniting healthy smiles and lifelong dental wisdom in young minds!
  • The Natural Resources Services works with community members, civic groups, and local jurisdictions to enhance neighborhood street tree planting and support the development of community forests for public access and watershed protection.
  • The Energy & Environmental Services Division provides much needed help to our low-income and elderly community members. The program helps to pay their energy costs, to make their homes warm and cozy, and improve their health by weatherizing their homes against inclement weather.