About Us

SAL was founded in 1997 by former Sheriff Don Horsley with the purpose of strengthening relationships between youth, deputies, and communities to aid in the intervention and prevention of juvenile delinquency in San Mateo County through positive, dynamic programs. The program was in North Fair Oaks and had a small presence on the coast, serving approximately 1,000 youth per year. In 2009, former Sheriff Greg Munks expanded the SAL program to 12 locations throughout the county, increased deputy support and established a community policing substation that was a permanent home for SAL programs. The program grew to serve approximately 3,500 youth per year.

Today, under the leadership of Sheriff Carlos Bolanos, the SAL program continues to thrive and is serving over 11,000 youth per year in programs, presentations and special events throughout San Mateo County. In light of events in 2015, President Obama called for law enforcements agencies to engage in community policing to build relationships with their communities. The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, thanks to our leadership, has been engaged in community policing practices for over 20 years and continues to be a progression organization that adapts to the needs of our communities.

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About Us

Board of Directors

Jeff Ira

President, Board of Directors

Undersheriff Mark Robbins

Vice President, Board of Directors

Kat Petrick

Secretary, Board of Directors

Rolando Bonilla

CSO - Voler Strategic Advisors

Amy Broome

Event Planner

David Collins

Associate Area Finance Officer, Kaiser Permanente

Captain Christina Corpus

San Mateo County Sheriff's Office

Carlos DaSilva

Senior Employee Services Manager, Oracle

Tammy Del Bene

Administrative Manager, Recology

Robert Foucrault

Coroner - San Mateo County

Gino Gasparini

Public Affairs Manager, Recology

Jim Gordon

Mechanical Estimator

Allison Mejasich

Dir-Business Strategy at Franklin Templeton Investments Corp.

Anne Oliva

Marshall Realty & City of Millbrae Councilmember

Marcia Raines

Former City Manager - City of Millbrae, Consultant

Jill Rodby

Public Affairs, Sims Metal Management

Michael Smith

Management Consulting at E&I Advisors & Redwood City Planning Commission

Laura Teutschel

Managing Principle, LT & Associate Strategic Communications

Steve Wagstaffe

District Attorney, San Mateo County

Our Staff


Barbara Bonilla

Executive Director

Gigi Carter

Director of Development

Mary Martinez

Bayside Program Director

Brianna Bernard

Associate Program and Fund Development Director

Brian Mansell

SMC Futbol Club Director

Manuel Velarde

Juvenile Diversion Specialist

SAL Staff

Felicia Lee-Cardenas

SAL Healthy Kids Coordinator

Jennifer Gutierrez

After School Sports Coordinator

Mason Lok

Program Coordinator

Gigi Mangini


Mayte Quiroz

Program Coordinator

Alexis Tershay

Program Coordinator

Community Policing

Sergeant Hector Acosta

Deputy Palatavake Helu

Deputy Shawn Chase

Deputy Ricardo Maldonado

Deputy Anthony Cousenes

Deputy Albert Tuipulotu

Deputy James Moher

CSO Armando Landaverde

Community Policing

Community policing is a philosophy that promotes police and community partnerships with a problem-solving approach that is responsive to the needs of the community.

A bond of respect and trust between the people and their law enforcement allows for an environment where a cooperative effort to solves problems results.

By working together, law enforcement and the community can reduce the fear and incidence of crime and improve the quality of life in neighborhoods countywide. Some of the programs offered through the Community Policing Unit are listed to the right.

For more information or questions, please contact the Community Policing Sergeant at 650-257-3405.

  • Advisory Meetings
  • Career Days
  • Car Seat Installations
  • Child Fingerprinting Details
  • Citizen Police Academies
  • Community Festivals, Parades, and Fairs
  • Field Trips
  • Gang Workshops
  • Movie Nights
  • Neighborhood Watch Groups
  • Play Streets
  • Summer Assemblies
  • School Events
  • STAR Camp

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