Leadership 

Takija Gardner

Senior Executive Director

Takija is a seasoned YMCA professional of 13 years with experience in youth development, community capacity building and diversity, inclusion and global initiatives.

Tacing Parker

Associate Executive Director

Tacing is passionate about supporting youth, families and communities. Her experience provides an in-depth perspective to the strengths and needs of those she serves.

Demetrius Durham

Director of Workforce Development

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Demetrius' passion is shown by the many personal, professional, and economic opportunities created by his department each year.

Gigi Hill-Hopkins

Senior Director of African American Holistic Wellness

Gigi’s enthusiasm and soulful belief in the benefits of staying healthy and strong has energized communities throughout San Francisco.

Grace Woodruff-Diaz

Director of Financial Development

Grace is passionate about the Y and is committed to supporting the staff and volunteers who impact the lives of the Bayview Hunters Point community every day.

Jawanza Barial-Lumumba

Administrative Services Director of Finance

Jawanza was worked over 10 different Ys in California and Washington, starting as a summer camper and now is experienced in branch operations, systems management, and developing inclusive and equitable efforts.

Sarah Ballard-Hanson

Senior Director of Beacons & Youth & Teen Services

Sarah is the Senior Director of Beacons & Youth & Teen Services. Sarah previously served as the Director of Education at a CBO in the Mission, a teacher coach, and a SFUSD high school teacher

Tino Ellington

Director of Sports & Recreation

Tino’s programs have enabled hundreds of youth to learn the value of being on a team and of working hard on and off the field.

Eason Ramson

Director of Center for Academic Re-entry and Empowerment (CARE)

Maysha Bell

Senior Director of Beacon and Youth Services

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Board Members 

Charlie Hale

Chair

Head of Public Policy & Community Affairs

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Olivia Herriford

Vice Chair

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Abusheri Ohwofasa

Director, Community Relations

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Eric Prosnitz

President & CEO

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Greg Narvick

VP of Operations

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John Baldo

Director of Mobilization

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Otilia Mirambeaux

Director of Development

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Varessa Scott

Human Resources Manager

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