Rodney Chin

Executive Director

Buchanan YMCA


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


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


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


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.

Adam Hajsz

Membership and Wellness Director


Adam has always had a passion for health, wellness and sports.  In his free time, he enjoys sports and outdoor activities.

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


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 Manager


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. 


Jackson Livingston

Chinese Immersion School Site Coordinator


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


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.

Angela Alvarado

Membership & Wellness Coordinator


Angela has over ten years of experience specializing in weight loss, stress management and sports injury prevention. Her aspirations working with YMCA Buchanan is to motivate, inspire and educate the community in adapting and nurturing a healthy lifestyle. For fun she enjoys connecting with nature, paddle boarding, dancing, traveling and tasting different ethnic food.

Board Members 

Al Guinto

SEI Investments

Angela Lewis-Morrison

Board Member

Project Manager

US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development

Andre Srinivasan

Board Member


Solutions Architecture

Richard Yuen

Board Member

Matt Bargman

Board Chair

Carrie Banks

Wiltse Carpenter

Heather Madison

Artise Hardy

Rich Hashimoto

Tracy Hui

Tonya Coney

Lucas Poynter