Resource Development Associates

John Cervetto, M.S.W.

Practice Director

John Cervetto brings more than ten years of professional experience working in local government, nonprofit, and community-based settings, with a focus on systems change through collaboration and innovation. As a Practice Director at RDA, Mr. Cervetto manages a robust portfolio of planning, grant writing, evaluation, organizational development, and research projects focused on workforce and economic development, adult education, and social services. John specializes in coordinating stakeholders across systems for more effective service delivery, and excels in qualitative research, interviewing and group facilitation, financial analysis and planning, systems mapping, and data visualization.

Prior to RDA, John interned at Lifelong Medical Care in Berkeley, where he led an initiative develop an integrated care model for indigent and mentally ill patients. He also worked at the Alameda County Office of AIDS Administration providing research and support on evaluations of contractors receiving funding for HIV/AIDS services. Additionally, John worked as both an administrator and direct service provider at residential treatment facilities for emotionally disturbed children and youth. John is also a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer serving in the Kyrgyz Republic from 2007-2009 as a health promotion consultant to rural healthcare workers.


  • B.A. in Anthropology – University of California, Santa Cruz
  • M.S.W. – University of California, Berkeley

Current Projects

  • Adult Education Program planning and implementation support for the Contra Costa Adult Education Consortium and North Santa Clara County Student Transition Consortium
  • Contra Costa Workforce Collaborative America Jobs Center of California planning and implementation support
  • Evaluation of Chevron eQuip Richmond Economic Revitalization initiative
  • Alameda County Behavioral Healthcare Services Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Program Evaluation
  • Needs Assessment of Education and Workforce Programs in Fresno and Monterey County

Notable Completed Projects

  • Bay Area Community College Consortium Data Strategy Planning
  • Contra Costa County Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System Planning
  • Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services Mental Health Services System Assessment
  • Sonoma County Human Services Department Workflow Analysis
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