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Executive Director

East Bay Innovations
2450 Washington Ave, Suite 240
San Leandro , California 94577
United States

Company Description: East Bay Innovations (EBI) is a private nonprofit organization established in 1994 that presently provides support services to over 100 persons with developmental...   more

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Master , Rehabilitation Administration
    University of San Francisco
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Web References
Leadership Team | East Bay Innovations, 19 July 2015 [cached]
Tom Heinz,Executive Director
Tom founded EBI in 1994. As a child of a person with a disability, Tom learned at an early age that your physical limitations do not define your value as a person. This continues to be his personal philosophy, as well as the philosophy of EBI. He will never forget seeing the first people EBI served move into their new homes. Tom is constantly inspired by the people EBI serves, who overcome so many barriers to be able to live on their own or to have a job. Tom has a Master's in Rehabilitation Administration from University of San Francisco. He was the first Chairperson of the California Supported Living Network 1996-1998, and was a co-founder of the Housing Consortium of the East Bay and of HOUSE, Inc. In 2005 he won The Bill Rosenberg Memorial Award from Cal-TASH and in 2014 he won the Bernie Graf Excellence in Service Award. Outside of work, Tom enjoys listening to American roots music and playing baseball with his three boys.
Please contact Tom Heinz, ..., 19 July 2015 [cached]
Please contact Tom Heinz, Executive Director,East Bay Innovations:
July | 2014 | East Bay Innovations, 1 July 2014 [cached]
Congratulations to our Executive Director, Tom Heinz, for receiving the Bernie Graf Excellence in Service Award!
Than you, Tom for all of the hard work you do for our clients, agency, and for the wonderful example you set for our community!
East Bay Innovations' ..., 21 Sept 2014 [cached]
East Bay Innovations' executive director Tom Heinz said the organization helped facilitate the establishment of Bay Area chapters of Project SEARCH, which is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Heinz recalled one of the project's first successful placements at Children's Hospital Oakland.
"This lady worked at a fast-food restaurant in Berkeley for 20 years at minimum wage with no benefits," he said. "She was on the autism spectrum and had high ability to focus on details."
She was hired in materials management at the hospital, where she received an hourly wage of more than $20.
Diversity and Inclusion Office, East Bay Innovations, Kem Robinson, Lady Idos, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lori Kotsonas, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, Project SEARCH, State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Tom Heinz
"Upon graduation, interns are prepared ..., 31 Jan 2013 [cached]
"Upon graduation, interns are prepared for employment by being given experience," said Tom Heinz, founder of East Bay Innovations. "After the program, interns are being hired, working for the county or in health care.
"While our interns are mostly landing clerical positions after finishing the program, jobs of this caliber are pretty rare for individuals with developmental disabilities and autism."
Heinz said 85 percent of people with intellectual disabilities and autism are unemployed nationally and of those 15 percent with jobs, only half make over the national minimum wage.
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