Leadership 

Rodney Chin

Executive Director

Buchanan YMCA

415.292.3011

As a resident of the Western Addition neighborhood, Rodney is driven by a strong passion for meeting the needs of his community.

Cynthia Pun

Administrative Services Director

415.292.3022

Cynthia comes from a background of connecting San Francisco families with local community resources.  She joined the Y family in 2012 and currently leads the administrative and financial operations at the Buchanan branch.

Jenifer Hughes

Director of Teen Programs

415.292.3016

Developing teens through Workforce Development, Civic Engagement, and After School programming. Working within the Western Addition/Fillmore community hoping to bring new experiences and opportunity to its young people.

Bill Burke

Senior Director of Community Programs

415.292.3032

Since moving to San Francisco in 1998, Bill has grown to appreciate and enjoy how diverse and inclusive our City is. That is one of the many reasons why he enjoys working for and supporting our youth in the Western Addition Community.

LaSaundra Owens

John Muir Community School Beacon Director

415.749.2714 ext. 3

Born and raised in the Bay Area, LaSaundra is a vibrant character whose passion is to enhance the lives of young people by bridging innovative and engaging youth development strategies with tangible educational outcomes.

Misa Nguyen

Chinese Immersion School Program Director

415.506.9228

Misa has dedicated her professional career to youth development. She is constantly inspired and renewed by the youth she serves. She has worked in several communities throughout the Bay Area and is very excited to be a part of the Buchanan Y team. 

Nancy Hernandez

Teen Programs Specialist

415.710.1146

Leadership for Gateway Middle School, Model UN, and Youth & Government. Nancy works hard to provide opportunity and encouragement to the Teens of the Western Addition/Fillmore District. Her work at the Buchanan YMCA consists of Civic Engagement, Middle School Afterschool, and Workforce Development programming. 

 

Ron Ross Jr.

Dr. William Cobb Elementary School Site Coordinator

415.470.4743

Ron is the Site Coordinator at Dr. William L. Cobb Elementary After School Program. He has the drive to motivate and instill values in youth while building a strong sense of community among students, teachers, and families. He supports our 20/20 vision of having the healthiest kids in the Bay Area by the year 2020 through Healthy, Active, Play.

Jackson Livingston

Chinese Immersion School Site Coordinator

415.470.1678

Site Coordinator at Chinese Immersion School - Jackson has grown to love serving the Western Addition Community as a member of the Buchanan YMCA since he moved to the city in 2016. The warm, family feel of the community has made his transition to the big city much easier. He feels at home here with the diverse, inclusive, and loving members of the Buchanan YMCA and surrounding community.

Charlie Onorati

New Traditions Elementary School Site Coordinator

415.500.1114

GianCarlo "Charlie" Onorati started his work with youth when he taught 4th grade for a college course at UC Santa Cruz where he majored in Biology, Ecology and Evolution. He went on to teach at Sierra Nevada Journeys, an outdoor school west of Reno and San Mateo Outdoor Education in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Upon moving to the city, Charlie continued working in youth development at The Boys and Girls Club, where he was introduced to the Y. He enjoys playing soccer, and hiking and believes environmental literacy is super important for youth and the general public.

Board Members 

Al Guinto

Board Chair

SEI Investments

Angela Lewis-Morrison

Board Member

Project Manager

US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development

Andre Srinivasan

Board Member

Director

Solutions Architecture

Richard Yuen

Board Member

Matt Bargman

Carrie Banks

Wiltse Carpenter

Heather Madison

Artise Hardy

Rich Hashimoto

Tracy Hui

Tonya Coney

Lucas Poynter