David Cattivera’s knowledge and expertise in nonprofit leadership is rooted in nearly two decades of work in the social sector, including work in Redwood City and North Fair Oaks. As a nonprofit consultant, David has served as the interim Executive Director for several organizations and is proud to join Redwood City 2020 in this capacity. Most recently, David served as the Executive Director of Rebuilding Together Peninsula, working to support families with safe and healthy housing throughout San Mateo County. Prior to that role, David managed institutional partnerships and contracts as Director of Community Partnerships for Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY), an organization that supports justice-involved youth.
David has worked in organizations in every capacity, from volunteer to executive director, giving him unique insight and experience in managing the day-to- day priorities and strategic objectives of organizations. Additional experience includes supporting youth and families in the following contexts: housing, mentoring, literacy, service learning, education, and juvenile justice. This coupled with a track record of developing meaningful relationships with school districts, private foundations, government officials, and nonprofit leaders allows him to seamlessly immerse and support organizations addressing critical community needs.
A classically trained pianist, David holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Business from the University of the Pacific and is a proud AmeriCorps alumnus. In addition to his work with VLC, David is an active community volunteer and dedicated husband and father to two children.