Resource Development Associates

John Cervetto, M.S.W.

Senior Program Associate

John has several yearsā€™ professional experience working in healthcare and clinical settings that serve at risk and underserved populations and has focused his career on systems change and innovation in public and nonprofit health and human services. At RDA, he supports a diverse portfolio of planning, evaluation, and systems change projects. John brings to RDA skills 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 ā€“ University of California, Santa Cruz
  • M.S.W. ā€“ University of California, Berkeley

Select Projects

  • Adult Education Block Grant Planning and Implementation (Desert Regional Consortium, North Santa Clara County Student Transition Consortium)
  • 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
  • Sacramento County Child Protective Services Procedures Manual
  • Sonoma County Human Services Department Workflow Analysis