Resource Development Associates

John Cervetto, MSW

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, John 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.


  • Master of Social Work – University of California at Berkeley
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology – University of California at Santa Cruz

Select Projects

  • Alameda County Behavioral Healthcare Services: Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program Evaluation
  • Bay Area Community College Consortium: Data Strategy Planning
  • Chevron/Richmond Community Foundation: eQuip Richmond Workforce Evaluation
  • Contra Costa County Adult Education Consortium: Adult Education Block Grant Coordination & Facilitation
  • Contra Costa County: Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System Planning
  • Desert Regional Consortium: Adult Education Block Grant Strategic Planning
  • EASTBAY Works: Prison to Employment Grant Writing
  • Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services: Children’s Mental Health System Assessment
  • Rubicon Programs/Contra Costa Workforce Collaborative: America’s Job Center of California Grant Development and Facilitation
  • Sonoma County Human Services Department: Social Work Workflow Assessment
  • Stanislaus County Workforce Development: Commuter Survey
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