Leadership Team

Dr. Diane Anderson, Interim Executive Director
(510) 574-2250, ext. 116

Dr. Diane Anderson has been serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault since 1995. She earned her Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from the UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Her early career focused on developmental neuropsychology and issues related to children and families with developmental differences. Over time, her professional focus evolved to address on the impact of trauma and adverse childhood events on women and children.

Dr. Anderson serves as SAVE’s Clinical Services Manager overseeing the clinical training program providing individual and group therapy services. She also serves as the Research and Grants Specialist to secure government contracts as well as foundation and corporation grants. In February, 2020, Dr. Anderson began serving as Interim Executive Director.

Kate Hart, Director of Programs
(510) 574-2250 ext. 114

Kate became interested in domestic violence awareness and prevention work in college while pursuing her BA in Social Work at Humboldt State University. Kate started her career as a volunteer for a women’s domestic violence program and soon joined its staff, overseeing the establishment of its first shelter house. In 1997, Kate returned to the Bay Area, joined SAVE and has worked in a variety of positions at SAVE. She has held her current position as Director of Programs since 2008. Kate is responsible for the oversight of direct client services programs, focusing on SAVE’s secondary prevention programs, including emergency services and The Alameda County McKinney Linkages Collaborative.

In addition to her BA in Social Work, Kate completed the City of Fremont’s Leadership Program in 2007 and completed the Blue Shield Strong Field Leadership Development Program in 2014. Kate is a passionate advocate for domestic violence victims, giving those who have been oppressed the freedom and opportunity to find their voice.

Jay Mehta, Controller
(510) 574-2250, ext. 103

Jay has over 32 years of experience in both the non-profit and for profit sectors in the field of accounting/financial management, business consulting, and working with CPA firms. He has a B.S. in Business Administration (Accounting) from California State University at Long Beach as well as a B.S. in Chemistry from Shivaji University, India.

Lorena Oliva, Director of Operations 
(510) 574-2250, ext. 107

Lorena has over 23 years of administrative experience in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors, 10 of which were in non-profit women’s and family health care for a large organization. Lorena oversees administration, human resources and staff development, safety and disaster preparedness, and facilities and security management for SAVE. She is participating in the City of Fremont Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program (Class of 2015). Lorena is originally from El Salvador and is a long time resident of the East Bay.