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.

Jenifer Hughes

Director of Teen Programs


Developing teens through Workforce Development, Civic Engagement, and Alternative Education.

LaSaundra Owens

John Muir Community School Beacon Director


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.

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.

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. 

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


As an SF Native, I love to go on spontaneous adventures enjoying the city views, food, and vibrant mix of cultures. I graduated from Florida A&M University, an HBCU in Tallahassee Florida with a degree in criminal justice with a focus in Juvenile justice. I have a great passion for advocating and mentoring youth who just need someone who will care enough about them and their goals. I love to travel and make people laugh. I am convinced my purpose in this world is to share knowledge and love to all that pass me by. Be the light in someone’s life.

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. 


Board Members 

Andre Srinivasan

Board Member


Solutions Architecture

Angela Lewis-Morrison

Board Member

Project Manager

US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development

Richard Yuen

Board Member

Carrie Banks

Wiltse Carpenter

Rich Hashimoto

Tonya Coney