Our Staff

Meet Our Amazing Staff

Our professional staff are available to provide valuable resources and services.

Dario Santiago

Executive Director

Dario is responsible for the overall management of IHSS PA of Marin including management of personnel, leading strategic planning, community outreach and public relations, fiscal and legal oversight and compliance, budgeting, program development, operations, evaluation and refinement of services and reports directly to the IHSS PA of Marin Board of Directors. Dario enjoys backpacking, mountain biking and going on hikes with his wife and 2 children. A fun fact about Dario is he plants a variety of tomatoes every season.

Julia Hansen

Finance Manager

Julia handles the finances and budget of the PA, as well as the health care benefits program for the providers. A fun fact about Julia is that her first car was a vintage 1965 Fastback Mustang, in orange, named Sally.

Marta Villela

Senior Registry Specialist

Marta oversees the recruitment and enrollment care providers. Also, facilitates the connection between IHSS recipients and care providers, and coaches both parties when it is needed. She works in collaboration with IHSS social workers, the statewide Public Authority managers, and community partners. Marta enjoys seeing the smile of her colleagues when they laugh at the jokes she tells

Adriana Acosta

Recruitment Registry Specialist

Adriana is driven to see that both the PA IHSS care recipients and providers get their needs met within agency guidelines. Her primary responsibility is recruiting care providers and matching them with recipients in order to create as positive a working relationship as possible. She receives feedback from both the providers and the care recipients on their working relationships and deals with related issues as they arise. Her positive dedication brings stability to an area of the agency that sees frequent turnover in the clientele it serves. An interesting fact about Adriana is that she almost died during her scuba training due to a technical issue with her oxygen tank (we’re happy she made it and is with us today!)

Candelaria Farina

Office Administrator

Candelaria completes clerical and administrative tasks to ensure that the office operates efficiently. She reports directly to the PA Executive Director. Anecdotally, Candelaria had never seen a potato peeler before coming to the US.

Aurora Tovar

Support Services Coordinator

Aurora is excited to be a part of the Public Authority. As a Support Services Coordinator, she will develop and implement a Coaching and Mentorship Pilot Program targeting isolated IHSS recipients that due to a mental or physical impediment are not able to navigate the complicated IHSS system. She also supports IHSS Provider in connecting them to Public Authority and community resources. She has over 20 years of experience working with diverse backgrounds in Marin County. Aurora has a passion for working with our community. Aurora is originally from Peru and enjoys traveling and listening to music.

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