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.

edaskalakis@ymcasf.org

Suzanne Medina

Associate Executive Director

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.

smedina@ymcasf.org

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.

ccrawford@ymcasf.org

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.

ceggers@ymcasf.org

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.

ateng@ymcasf.org

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.

ablum@ymcasf.org  

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.

pyamadalouie@ymcasf.org

Brandon Wiley

Director, Potrero Hill Family Resource Center

Brandon has been working in social services for the last 8 years, he is passionate about bringing services and serving the residents in under served communities. Brandon continues to strive to provide those essential resources that children and families need to succeed.
bwiley@ymcasf.org

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.

dwhitaker@ymcasf.org   

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.

jtibbs@ymcasf.org  

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.

jkriebl@ymcasf.org

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.

jsalerno@ymcasf.org 

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. mguerrero@ymcasf.org

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.

jchandler@ymcasf.org

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.

ashapiro2@ymcasf.org

Cecille Basila

Director of Learning and Community Development

Starting as a trainee through the Sam Mateo Youth Service Bureaus in 2015 and now a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice. In 2019, Cecille became Urban's Director of Learning and Community Development. Her work is to enrich Urban's culture and values. She concurrently continues to provide direct services as a Mental Health Clinician at the YSB in South San Francisco.
cbasila@ymcasf.org

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.
mhunter@ymcasf.org

Jonathan Portney

Community Health Ambassador Program Director

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.

jportney@ymcasf.org

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.

ljones@ymcasf.org   

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.

lorozco@ymcasf.org

 

Manuel Rodriguez

Director, Community Action Partnership

Manuel Rodriguez anti-racist, anti-fascist, and committed to diversity, belonging, and equity for all. He lives by the beach with his wife and two sons and loves skateboarding, music, and coffee.
mrodrigu@ymcasf.org

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.
pbarraza@ymcasf.org

Margaret Hitchcock

Director of Clinical Services, San Mateo Youth Service Bureau

Margaret has worked with youth and families with complex trauma through the majority of her career, working with inpatient and outpatient/community based youth involved with probation and foster care in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties.  She believes that anti-racist and anti-oppression work is an essential part of trauma-informed care and believes in the abolition of incarceration as a solution for youth with problematic behaviors.
mhitchcock@ymcasf.org

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.

ecantonself@ymcasf.org

Board Members 

Dr. Tara Collins, MD

Community Action Board Member

Jacob Dumez

Community Action Board Member

Representing San Francisco City Treasurer

Lissa Juan

Community Action Board Member

Apple

Katy Miller

Community Action Board Member

Representing San Francisco District Attorney's Office

Armando Mirando

Community Action Board Member

Representing San Francisco's Office of the Public Defender

Aubrey Moore

Community Action Board Member

Innovation Support - Dish Network

Vanessa Pena-Hallinan

Community Action Board Member

Elizabeth Ramirez

Community Action Board Member

Alex Randolph

Community Action Board Member

SF City Community College Board of Trustees

Brett Rasso

Community Action Board Member

Longshoreman

Allie Rawson

Community Action Board Member

Carta

Bill Worthington

Community Action Board Member

Retired Real Estate

Basil Chidi

Philanthropy Board Member

Head of Accounting Policy - Lending Club Corporation

Jaime Coleman

Philanthropy Board Member

Linkedin Head of Non-Profit Relationship Management

Maria Galou Lameyer

Philanthropy Board Member

Scientist / Senior Manager - Bristol Meyers Squibb

Matt Litovitz

Philanthropy Board Member

Investment Associate Colchis Capital

Rob Lynch

Philanthropy Board Member

Vice President & Chief Operating Officer - Dome Construction

Vicki Lyons

Philanthropy Board Member

Global Partner Success Manager at Linkedin

Waukeen McCoy

Philanthropy Board Member

Attorney at McCoy Law Firm

Emily Schubert

Philanthropy Board Member

Senior Director - Digital Marketing, LinkedIn

Jessica Schlacter

Philanthropy Board Member

Supplier Marketing Manager

Brianne Shally

Philanthropy Board Member

Luke Sikora

Philanthropy Board Member

Wealth Equity - Vulcan Capital

Bryan Tran

Philanthropy Board Member

Bayer Senior Process Engineer

Melanie Turlington

Philanthropy Board Member

Technology Program Manager - Google

Ed Wang

Philanthropy Board Member

Associate, Trial & Global Disputes King & Spaulding