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

Branch Operations Director

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


Carol Eggers

Philanthropy Director

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


Alex Teng

Design & Content Development Director

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.


Ashley Blum

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.


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!


Alice Young

Associate Director, Potrero Hill Family Support Center

Damon Whitaker

Director, TARC

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.


Jamaal Tibbs

Director, 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, Youth Workforce Development

Jennifer is focused on providing transitional age youth with the tools required to obtain and retain sustainable employment.


Maureen Guerrero

Director, Service Connector 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.


Jane Chandler

Senior Director of Mental Health Services

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


Annya Shapiro

Director of Clinical Services, San Francisco Youth Service Bureau

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.


Christina Hoepke

Director of Operations, San Mateo Youth Service Bureau

Marcela Hunter

Senior Director of Youth Development

Marcela is passionate about creating programs that are inclusive and promote development. At the Y she has found a supportive community and wants to make sure everyone has that opportunity.


Jonathan Portney

Community Health Ambassador Program Director

My career in Global Public Health continues to provide me with the opportunity to develop and work in communities, clinics, and hospitals both domestically and internationally. Before moving to San Francisco, I worked with Loma Linda University as an international missionary serving in Sierra Leone, West Africa at their Waterloo Adventist Hospital. I have had the privilege of serving in Brazil, Belize, Peru, Honduras, Mexico, and the Philippines. I'm fortunate to work with the Urban Services YMCA Peer Health Leadership Program. The YMCA organization, staff, and the communities we serve share similar values, and that is inclusion, compassion, and grit.


Lyn-Tise Jones

Director of OMI Family Resource Center

Lyn-Tise Jones, is a provocative content master, engaged listener, and an artistically precise speaker.  She holds an earned Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Mass Communications and a Master of Arts degree in Leadership.  She is proudly a third-generation resident of San Francisco, California’s, Bayview Hunters Point district.  

Lyn-Tise’s extensive senior level experience includes working with and for: large nonprofits, community stakeholders, local government, major construction companies, and smaller indigenous organizations.  She has a compassionately keen understanding of working with diverse and traumatized communities from California to Texas. She is masterfully adept in taking agencies and its programs to an expanded and enhanced level of service delivery. Through strategic planning, organizational assessments, development of more effective communication processes, program alignments, and staff development, Lyn-Tise, has been successful in her career working with these entities. Her skills will not only meet the needs of her clients but is sure to go the extra mile with grace, sophistication, and laughter. She has methodically executed presentations and public testimonies to various funding institutions on the needs and services for social justice advocacy, community inclusion, system improvements, racial equity and access to elected officials at the national, state and local level. 

Lyn-Tise’s ability to connect her often similar lived experience with her career endeavors is what sets her apart from the rest.  She is consistently motivated by human kindness with a slice of sarcasm.  Overall, she is driven by her desire to see, share, and feel the power of human connectedness.


Liana Orozco

Director of Family Support and Community Services

Liana is a bilingual (English and Spanish) Social Work professional with over 20 years of direct service and case management experience. She's had the opportunity to work with a diverse population in various settings and understands the value of establishing and maintaining strong relationships with clients and stakeholders. She believes in helping youth, families, and communities work towards a better tomorrow.



Patricia Barraza

James Denman Beacon Director

Patricia is from San Francisco and is passionate about guiding young people to thrive in San Francisco and be proud of their culture.


Sandy Singh

Community Health Ambassador Assistant Director

Starting my career in marketing for corporate America, I turned my attention to international development when I moved to India and scaled a social enterprise program throughout the country. In my hometown of Turlock, California, I advocated for the creation of programs both supporting the homeless and preventing homelessness. While working at an international non-profit, I spent three years connecting volunteers working at tech companies to grassroots level nonprofits working on issues like human trafficking and the refugee crisis. While at Urban Services YMCA, I am most excited to serve my local community and continue to fight against racial disparities and gender inequality.


Betty Canton-Self

Director of Education Liaison Program

Is an educator working at Urban Services to promote academic success for low income communities. She obtained a Master of Arts in Education and Master of Theological studies in Berkeley and attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government to study leadership for changing world.


Board Members 

Jessica Schlacter

Philanthropy Board Member

Supplier Marketing Manager

Rob Lynch

Philanthropy Board Member

Vice President & Chief Operating Officer - Dome Construction

Brianne Shally

Philanthropy Board Member

Melanie Turlington

Philanthropy Board Member

Water Resources Engineer/Consultant - ARCADIS

Ed Wang

Philanthropy Board Member

Associate, Trial & Global Disputes King & Spaulding

Emily Schubert

Philanthropy Board Member

Senior Director - Digital Marketing, LinkedIn

Waukeen McCoy

Philanthropy Board Member

Attorney at McCoy Law Firm

Basil Chidi

Philanthropy Board Member

Head of Accounting Policy - Lending Club Corporation

Jaime Coleman

Philanthropy Board Member

Linkedin Head of Non-Profit Relationship Management

Matt Litovitz

Philanthropy Board Member

Investment Associate Colchis Capital

Bryan Tran

Philanthropy Board Member

Bayer Senior Process Engineer

Luke Sikora

Philanthropy Board Member

Wealth Equity - Vulcan Capital

Maria Galou Lameyer

Philanthropy Board Member

Scientist / Senior Manager - Bristol Meyers Squibb

Katy Miller

Community Action Board Member

Representing San Francisco District Attorney's Office

Lissa Juan

Community Action Board Member


Aubrey Moore

Community Action Board Member

Innovation Support - Dish Network

Armando Mirando

Community Action Board Member

Deputy Public Defender - City of San Francisco

Allie Rawson

Community Action Board Member


Jacob Dumez

Community Action Board Member

Representing San Francisco City Treasurer

Elizabeth Ramirez

Community Action Board Member

Vanessa Pena-Hallinan

Community Action Board Member