Marissa Cowan

Associate Vice President of Child & Youth Development

(415) 452-7576

Marissa grew up in the Y and has been a part of the Y family for 20 years. Marissa has been part of the YMCA of San Francisco for the last five years.

Kristen Dambrowski

Executive DIrector

Kristen, MNA, has designed and managed Youth Development & Healthy Living programs at the Y for more than 20 years. She enjoys building meaningful relationships with volunteers and community partners to create positive changes in the lives of others.

Christy Wagnon

Senior Director of Community Programs

(415) 452-7578

Christy has worked for the YMCA since 2005. She believes in giving every youth the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Katia Alvarez

Child Development Director

(415) 452-7566

Katia Alvarez has a B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development. She strives to provide children opportunities to learn in a safe and welcoming environment. 

Maysha Bell

Senior Director of Achievement Gap and Curriculum

415 822 7729

Becky Chen

Administrative Services Director

(415) 452-7574

Becky started her Y journey working directly with youth in after school programs, summer day camp, and community programs. She has been a part of the YMCA of San Francisco since 2013, and joined the Mission YMCA in 2015.

Karla Diaz

Director of Family Engagement

(415) 948-6217

Karla has spent her adult professional career working with youth and families. She is passionate about linking families to resources which will empower them to be advocates for themselves and their children. She believes that all families deserve and have the right to thrive.

Shakil Karim

After School Program Director at Sunnyside Elementary School

(415) 240-8397

Kaitlyn Nelson

Director of Youth Development II

Kaitlyn​ believes that education and community programs are vital tools to increase public health and quality of life in every neighborhood.

Lydia Villalobos

Marketing, Communications, and Membership Director

(415) 452-7561

Lydia has been part of the Mission Y family since 2012. She loves to see the impact the Y has made and continues to make in the community.

Wilnatta Wardsworth

Youth Program Director

(415) 200-5006

Wilnatta is passionate about supporting youth, families, communities, and ensuring every young person has the resources and support they need to thrive. Working within the Mission community Wilnatta is hoping to bring new experiences and opportunity to its young people and is committed to creating great programs for youth during out-of-school time!

Lariece Williams

Youth and Family Program Director

(415) 452-7560

Lariece has been an integral part of the Mission YMCA family since 2000 and has been a valuable asset in our licensed after school and summer programming. Lariece leads the Mission Y’s outdoor education and camp program initiatives.

Board Members 

Carlotta Mills


Kathleen Bolts


Christopher Corgas

Project Manager

City & County of San Francisco

Eric Chan

Senior Systems Engineer


Gabriel Medina

Policy Manager

Mission Economic Development Agency

Michael Mohaghegh

Financial Advisor

Wells Fargo Advisors

Sarah Brayton

Senior Consultant

Deloitte Consultant's Strategy