Leadership 

Evelyn Daskalakis

Senior Executive Director

Evelyn, LMFT, joined Urban in 2004. She strives to support youth and families by leading Urban’s mental health and family support efforts, as she has for the past nine years.

Suzanne Medina

ASSOCIATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR II

Suzanne has been with the Y since 2000. She is dedicated to the success of all youth and families by leading Urban’s youth development and leadership efforts.

Cesnae Crawford

Associate Executive Director I

At Urban Services, Cesnae has dedicated over 5 years to helping youth and families thrive. He has lead this effort through his time at both the Family Resurce Center and the Truancy Assessment & Resource Center.

Jane Chandler

Director of Mental Health

With ten years of experience working with youth and families, Jane Chandler is recognized for her thoughtful and committed approach to mental health programming. 

Ashley Shimell

Administrative Services Director

Ashley is a Midwesterner at heart who fell in love with the sunshine and cultural diversity of the Bay Area.  She is passionate about supporting the people and policies that create vibrant communities.  

Carol Eggers

Development Director

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Carol brings 25 years of arts fundraising experience and 20 years as a Y fitness instructor to leading development efforts at Urban.

Alex Teng

Multi-Media Designer / Marketing Communications

Alex has come all the way from Boston to join the Y team. A multi-media designer and content producer for the past 17 years, he brings extensive marketing and media production experience to the Y.

Annya Shapiro

Director of Clinical Services

Annya is passionate about family work and training new clinicians to provide the best possible mental health care for the most vulnerable members of our community.

Betty Sells-Asberry

Director, Youth Empowerment Fund

Betty has been with the Y since 2008. She is committed to programs that create lasting change and empowerment for SF’s diverse communities – particularly young people!

Brandon Wiley

Damon Whitaker

Director of Re-engagement Strategies

Damon has committed over nine years to bringing transformational impact to the community by helping youth and families break limitations in their own lives through educational achievement.   

Francesca Gonzalez

Director, OMI/Excelsior Beacon Center

Francesca has a passion for providing quality programs for youth and families in the community.

Jamaal Tibbs

Director of Family Support Services/Western Addition Family Resource Center

For over 18 years, Jamaal has been dedicated to helping families strive for greatness. He is a career educator and has joined Urban Services to stretch beyond the scope of public education to better connect with families, helping them achieve personal or professional goals.  

Jennifer Kriebl

National Director, Reach & Rise®

As a longtime social worker, Jennifer believes in giving back to the community.  Be a mentor!  She oversees the Reach & Rise national mentoring program in 38 states.

Vicki Bynum

Associate National Director, Reach & Rise®

Vicki is a LMFT & Art Therapist. She has worked for the YMCA of SF in a variety of mental health programs at the Youth Service Bureaus and Urban Services since 2007.

Jennifer Salerno

Director, Empowerment to Employment Program (E2E)

As the Director of the E2E workforce program, Jennifer is focused on providing transitional age youth with the tools required to obtain and retain sustainable employment. 

Lyn-Tise Jones

Director, Peer Health Leader Program

Lyn-Tise Jones was born and raised in San Francisco. She is a proud product of Bayview Hunters Point. Lyn-Tise grew up as a Y kid and loves to engage with the people in the community where she works and lives. 

Maureen Guerrero

Director, Service Connection Program

Maureen has been dedicated to helping people reach their educational & career goals for 11 years. She is passionate about reaching those living in public housing and who are at risk of gang involvement.

Maybelle Miranda

Director, Youth Programs / STEAM Coordinator

Maybelle has been a lifelong learner. She is motivated to spark the natural curiosity youth possess and developing the next generation of problem solvers.

Phyllis Yamada-Louie

Associate Administrative Director

Phyllis has worked for the YMCA of San Francisco for more than 16 years. She is currently the Associate Administrative Director at Urban Services.

Sarah Millett

Associate Director of Grant Administration

Sarah has worked for the YMCA since 2012. She is passionate about creating strong administrative systems that support her colleagues and the amazing work that we do!  

Board Members 

Jeff Uken

Chair

Vice President-Foreign Exchange

Wells Fargo Bank

Jessica Schlacter

Supplier Marketing Manager

Lisa Church

Sr Manager, Infrastructure Engineering

Salesforce

Rob Lynch

Vice President - Chief Operating Officer

Dome Construction

Melanie Turlington

Water Resources Engineer/Consultant

ARCADIS

Basil Chidi

Head of Accounting Policy

Lending Club Corporation

Luke Sikora

Wealth Equity

Vulcan Capital

Maria Galou Lameyer

Scientist / Senior Manager

Bristol-Meyers Squibb

Greg Hunt

Development Administrative Manager

Asian Art Museum

Savita Raina

Sr. Global Audience Marketing Manager

SAP

Vivek Gupta

Vice President

BlackRock

Stefano Zanella

Director of Automotive Product Marketing

InvenSense

Lissa Juan

Director of Product Management

Jobvite, Inc.

Mark Bley

President

Dome Construction

Gabrielle Pavelko

Director of Sales

Jupiter Research