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


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.

Cesane Crawford

Associate Executive 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.

Jane Chandler

Director of Mental Health

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


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.

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.

Brandon Wiley

Director, Potrero Hill Family Resource Center

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.   

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, 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 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!  

Lyn-Tise Jones

Director of OMI Family Resource Center

Lyn-Tise Jones is the OMI Family Resource Center Director. She likes to describe herself using these four words:  Kind. Generous. Bold. Go-Getter. She was born and raised in Bayview Hunters Point in San Francisco, CA. Her life is dedicated to service and devoted to being the proud mama bear of her 3 adorable cubs

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 a international missionary serving in West Africa Sierra Leone at their Waterloo Adventist Hospital. Additionally, I have had the privilege of serving in Brazil, Belize, Peru, Honduras, Mexico, and the Philippines. I am fortunate to now work with the Urban Services YMCA Peer Health Leadership Program! The YMCA organization, staff, and the communities we server share similar values, and that is inclusion, compassion, and grit. I look forward to my career with the YMCA organization as we continue on our mission to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities by enriching the lives of all people in spirit, mind, and body.


Breanne Harris

Youth Empowerment Fund Director

Breanne has worked with a wide age range of children in her career from newborns to college students in places like Boston, San Francisco, and Honolulu. She loves working with youth because of the energy they bring and the constant “aha!” moments of learning she gets to witness. She is passionate about social justice issues and received her Master’s in Sociology from Boston College with a focus in multiracial identity development in young women. Through her work with teens she has enjoyed seeing youth lead their peers and do amazing things in their communities.

Board Members 

Jeff Uken


Vice President-Foreign Exchange

Wells Fargo Bank

Jessica Schlacter

Supplier Marketing Manager

Rob Lynch

Vice President - Chief Operating Officer

Dome Construction

Melanie Turlington

Water Resources Engineer/Consultant


Basil Chidi

Head of Accounting Policy

Lending Club Corporation

Luke Sikora

Wealth Equity

Vulcan Capital

Maria Galou Lameyer

Scientist / Senior Manager

Bristol-Meyers Squibb

Gabrielle Pavelko

Director of Sales

Jupiter Research