Sarah Quinto

Chief Development Officer

Sarah joined COTS in January 2014. She has spent 16 years in the nonprofit sector in organizations ranging from an international voluntary health organization to small community-based cooperatives to mentoring programs for at-risk urban teens. She has an B.A. in Religious Studies from University of California, Santa Barbara and an Advanced Certificate in Disability Studies from City University of New York. She lives with her husband and two kids in Petaluma, California.

Brian Bricker

Chief Operating Officer

Brian joined the COTS team in 2016, following a successful career in air and ground medical transport operations. He specializes in organizational process improvement, risk management, and effective team development. A lifelong Sonoma County resident with a passion for helping others in need, Brian was drawn to COTS by both the mission and the people.

Chuck started his career in social services in 2009 with Catholic Charities in Santa Rosa, serving as Homeless Services Manager and then Executive Director. In 2014, he became the CEO for Catholic Charities in Oakland, where he helped grow the agency budget from $5.5M to $11M in four years and expand services in Immigration, Refugee Resettlement, Mental Health, and Housing Counseling.

Prior to his social services career, Chuck worked for large organizations and held positions such as Manager, Director of Operations, Chief Financial Officer, and Deputy Director. He started his career as a C.P.A. and has a Masters Degree in Business Administration, Information Systems, and Organization Development.

Chuck is excited to return to social services where he started – serving the homeless in Sonoma County. He has been living in Sonoma County for almost 40 years. He lives in Santa Rosa with his wife Denise and their two dogs.

Chris Ranney

Interim CEO, Ranney Coaching & Consulting

Chris has been a long-time volunteer and supporter of COTS. He began his career in financial services in 1986, working primarily in the retirement plan market. Chris co-founded an investment planning firm and served as President/CEO from 2007 to 2010. He recently sold the financial planning business he jointly owned with his wife, Shari. Today, Chris is the Principal of Ranney Coaching & Consulting. He specializes in working with C-Level Executives, Executive Directors, Senior Management Teams and Financial Advisors. Chris’ early career as a school psychologist and MFCC, coupled with his extensive business background, gives him a solid foundation for his volunteer and board work at COTS. He is a member of The Rotary Club of Petaluma, the Petaluma Chamber of Commerce and the National Ski Patrol. Chris graduated with a B.A. and a M.A. in Psychology from California State University, Chico.