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Amy Gonyeau

Amy Gonyeau has held positions in the nonprofit social service field in San Diego for over two decades. She has extensive operational experience serving those who have experienced trauma, including people experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, and assault. 

As the former Chief Operations Officer of Alpha Project for more than 15 years, she was responsible for the day-to-day operational oversight of the agency, including managing over 250 employees and $25 million in contracted programs and services for San Diego’s homeless and low-income community. These programs and services included federal, state, local, and private funding sources. Amy worked closely with the development and finance departments to create new programs and housing, ensure program compliance, manage budgets, coordinate training, and oversee program reporting and audits. Additionally, for more than 15 years, she held a significant role within the San Diego Continuum of Care, including presenting policy and system changes and advocating for gaps in services to reduce and end homelessness. 

Before Alpha Project, Amy was an Associate Director at the YWCA of San Diego County, overseeing all residential programs serving persons experiencing homelessness and domestic violence survivors. In addition, she oversaw the programming and operations of the Domestic Violence Response Teams in partnership with the City of San Diego Police Department, 24-hour domestic violence hotline, and Becky’s House – a transitional housing programs for survivors. She has played leadership roles in the domestic violence community as a member of the San Diego Domestic Violence Council and chair of the San Diego Domestic Violence Council Shelter and Support Services subcommittee. 

Amy is honored to bring her experience overseeing programs serving those who have experienced trauma to CCS. She is passionate about providing quality programs and empowering staff support and development. Amy holds a certification in nonprofit management and a B.A. in Social Work. 


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