Meet our team of changemakers

Our diverse team is made up of experienced advocates, motivated veterans, and generous innovators. We all have the same goal - to improve the lives of Bay Area veterans.

Our Management Team

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Michael Blecker
Executive Director
Tramecia Garner
Chief Operating Officer
Colleen Murakami
Chief Development Officer
Stephen Chen
Director of Finance
Monique Crossley
Director of Property Management
Steven Culbertson
Deputy Director of Residential Programs and Housing Development
Amy Fairweather
Director of Policy
Matthew Gregg
Director of Supportive Services
Soo Kim
Assistant Director of Fund Development and Communications
Mink Lincoln
Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Clare O'Toole
Clinical Director of Supportive Services
Joyce Sherrod
East Bay Site Director
Maureen “Mo” Siedor
Director of Legal Services
Janae Thomas
Director of Employment and Training
Mark Walker
Deputy Director for East Bay Programs
Jerri Young
Clinical Director for Residential Programs

Our Board of Directors

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Michael Thiel
Board Chair; Managing Member, Thiel, Vu & Associates LLC
Julie Cane
Board Vice Chair; CEO, Democracy Investments
Michael Fassler
Board Secretary; Sr. Vice President, Corporate Development, Syufy Enterprises
Paul Cox
President of Veterans Healthcare Policy Institute
Michael Dekshenieks
Managing Principal, EPAM Systems
Erik Edwards
Partner, Cooley LLP
Dottie Guy
People Operations & Growth, Bloom Works
John Marquez
National Chair for the Kaiser Permanente Veterans Association
Placido “Joe” Ordona
Senior Director of Physical Security at Pinterest
Kate Richardson
Co-Executive Director of Legal Link
Barbara Saavedra
Chambers Attorney, California Supreme Court
Deleano “Del” Seymour
Founder, The Tenderloin Walking Tours
Seth Steward
Chief of Staff, City of Oakland Councilmember Kalb
Diane Williamson
Producer, VTV-NOW!

Our Advisory Board

Roberta Achtenberg
Former Assistant Secretary of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Mark Buell
Chair, Presidio Trust Board of Directors
Mike Cerre
Executive Producer, Globe TV
Ron Conway
Founder and Managing Partner, SV Angel
Hon. Charles Crompton
Judge, Superior Court of San Francisco County
Andrea Evans
Independent Consultant
John Keker
Founding Partner of Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP
Craig Newmark
Founder of Craigslist.org & Craig Newmark Philantropies
Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Jamie Slaughter
Partner at Keker and Van Nest
Arnold Sowell Jr.
Executive Director, NextGen Policy
Carol Wilder
Professor, The New School
Roger Walther
CEO, Tusker Corporation