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. 

Jasmine Benton

Dr. William Cobb Beacon Director


-Born and raised in San Francisco, CA

-Would love the opportunity to take my students to Africa

-Love being with family, traveling, and action movies

-Passionate about education and supporting youth and families with resources that could be used to further their personal and professional goals

Nancy Hernandez

Associate Director of Teen Programs


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. 


Gregory Flores

New Traditions Elementary School Site Coordinator


Greg has spent the past 10 years working in youth development and, since moving to San Francisco in 2018, continues to learn more every day about the community and its youth. While his passion for teaching and helping others drives him at the Buchanan YMCA, you may find Greg exploring new things around San Francisco to share with the youth at New Traditions Elementary.

Gabrielle Torres

Dr. William Cobb Beacon Site Coordinator


Ashley Gainer

Student Advocate C.A.R.E. Program

415.931.9622 ext. 3013

Julie Ha

Site Coordinator Rosa Parks Elementary


I am originally from the Los Angeles area but have been residing in the Bay Area since Fall 2013. I graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies.  I love sharing my hobbies with youth because I believe that exposure to art can be therapeutic. I look forward to meeting everyone and growing with the community. 

Board Members 

Matt Bargman

Board Chair

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

Carrie Banks

Wiltse Carpenter

Heather Madison

Artise Hardy

Board Member

Finance Director

Rich Hashimoto

Tonya Coney

Lucas Poynter