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

Associate 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.

Dustin Schuss

Associate Director of Membership and Wellness

415.931.9622

Dustin and his team strive to create a warm and welcoming environment. He is motivated by seeing and hearing stories of members accomplishing their fitness goals.

Bill Burke

Community Programs Director

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

Western Addition Beacon Center 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

Program Director of Chinese Immersion School

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. 

Matthew Mendoza

Teen Development Coordinator

415.292.3019

Leadership for Youth Workforce Programs. Matt brings years of experience working with youth and enjoys the connections and the positive impact he’s made on the community.

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.

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.

Dayanit Lima

Site Coordinator

415.470.4539

Leader at Rosa Parks Elementary After School Program. Dayanit is passionate about education, growth, and in providing a safe and inclusive environment for students, family and staff members through intentional community building activities and events. 

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.

Anitra Harper-Baker

Site Coordinator

415.292.2018

Leadership at Hayward Rec. Anitra has worked as a Site Coordinator at Margaret Hayward Playground for 5 years. She is very passionate about making sure the youth she serves always have a safe place to call their own. One of her phrases is, Family First!

Tierra Walls

Western Addition Beacon Center Coordinator

415-749.2714 ext.1

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

Jackie Wang

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