Marissa Cowan

Vice President of Child & Youth Development

(415) 452-7576

Marissa grew up in the Y, has been a part of the Y family for more than two decades and part of the YMCA of San Francisco since 2016.

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.

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.

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