Our Board


 
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betty pazmino, board president

Content Specialist for Elementary English and Language Arts, San Francisco Unified School District

Jamestown Parent

Candidate, Ph. D. in Education, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Rich gross, board treasurer

Vice President and Northern California Market Leader, Enterprise Community Partners

Member, Fair Oaks Neighbors

Rich has lived in the Mission District for 30 years.  At Enterprise Community Partners, he oversees Enterprise's affordable housing, community development, investment and strategic programs for the Bay area.  Those efforts include launching Enterprise's role in a groundbreaking program to revitalize public housing in SF, greening existing affordable housing, working with Bay Area communities on the foreclosure crisis and initiating investment in new affordable housing.  Previously, Rich managed and underwrote Low-Income Housing Tax Credit investments in California for Enterprise.

 

LISA BRANSTEN

Manager, Sponsorships and Events, San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department

Member, Jamestown Council

Lisa has been a volunteer with Jamestown since 1997 when she started tutoring a third grader. Since then, she has assisted with fundraising and overall governance as a founding member of the Jamestown Council and a Board member since 2005. 

Lisa is a 5th generation San Franciscan deeply interested in giving back to the diverse city that nurtured her interest in global cultures, particularly in Latin America. She earned her Masters Degree in Latin American politics and International Economics from the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. In 2010, Lisa went to work for the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department helping to foster public-private partnerships to support parks and recreational programming in SF. She lives in SF with her husband and two children.

 
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GARY FURNEY

Strategic and Financial Consultant, Sand Hill Property Corporation

 
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Luis Barahona

Housing Inspector, Department of Building Inspection, City and County of San Francisco

Jamestown Soccer Coach (Volunteer)

 
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RENU KARIR

Member, Fair Oaks Neighbors

 

Katie Brackenridge

Senior Director, Out of School Time Initiatives, Partnership for Children and Youth

 

 
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Aleks Zavaleta

Mission Vocational School

 
 
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Paul Vega

People Partner, Udemy

 
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Patricia Barraza

Beacon Director, Urban Services YMCA

 
 
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Efrain Barrera

Parent, Buena Vista Horace Mann School

"The Mission District is a place that I have been fortunate to call home for that last 24 years, I love its vibrancy, vitality, its hardworking people, and I am proud to work for MEDA, a community agency rooted in the Mission whose mission is to strengthen the Latino families by promoting economic equity and social justice. "

Efrain Barrera immigrated to San Francisco's Mission District from El Salvador at the age of 15. He attended Mission High School and the University of California, Berkeley, graduating with a bachelor's in Sociology and Education.

Efrain has over 15 years of experience in the field of education, nonprofits, and working with immigrant families and youth. He is most effective in a collaborative environment working toward a common goal. Efrain is the proud father of a 6-year-old and a 10-year-old, who push him to become a better human being day by day.