About Us

Project Safety Net is a collaborative community network held together by a common interest of fostering youth well-being in Palo Alto. Our mission is to mobilize community support and resources in Palo Alto for youth suicide prevention and mental wellness.  We are a coalition working on community education, outreach, and training; access to quality youth mental health services; and policy advocacy.

The Project Safety Net Community Collaborative includes mental health organizations, nonprofits, youth organizations, faith organizations, individuals, PAUSD and the City of Palo Alto staff to realize the mission of Project Safety Net.

Project Safety Net Staff:

Mary Cheryl B. Gloner (she/her/siya), MBA, MPH – Chief Executive Officer

Karla Henríquez (she/her/ella) – Executive Assistant – Business Manager 

Peying Lee (she/her) – Program Coordinator

Project Safety Net Board of Directors:

Reverend Eileen Altman (she/her), PhD – Chair
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto 

Vinita Bhalla (she/her) – Director
Union Bank 

Dennis Burns (he/him) – Director

Tamra Chavez (she/her), PhD, LCSW – Director
Family and Children Services, a division of Caminar

Patricia DeMellopine, RN, CNS – Director
El Camino Health 

Robert George (he/him) – Treasurer
Joint Venture Silicon Valley 

Mary Cheryl B. Gloner (she/her) – PSN CEO
Project Safety Net

Shashank Joshi, MD (he/him) – Director
Stanford University and Lucile Packard Children’s Health Care

Ivonne M. Klatt (she/her), PsyD – Director
Kaiser Permanente 

Noor Navaid (she/her) –  Secretary
Palo Alto Unified School District alumna and College student

Kristen O’Kane (she/her) – Ex-officio Director
City of Palo Alto Community Services

Meghna Singh (she/her) – Vice-Chair
Palo Alto Unified School District alumna and College student

Peter Stone (he/him), JD – Governance Committee Chair 
Hopkins and Carley 

Project Safety Net Partners Council: