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MEET THE TEAM

David Cropper

Chair

Director of Development, TMG Partners

David Cropper has 33 years of experience in real estate development including project design, entitlement, construction and finance. He is responsible for TMG Partners’ development activities in the greater Bay Area and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. David has been a partner in more than 15 million square feet of development transactions at TMG and was responsible for The Crossing | San Bruno, an award-winning $250 million dollar mixed use transit-oriented development, as well as 650 Townsend, a large mixed-use office and retail project in San Francisco and most recently led the acquisition and redevelopment of Champion Station, a 810,000 square foot rehabilitation of Cisco Systems’ former headquarters. Mr. Cropper’s career began in commercial real estate finance at Union Bank and Comerica Bank where he oversaw Comerica’s real estate lending practice throughout the west. After leaving banking, he spent several years developing infill retail projects and acquiring properties for a private family foundation.

Mr. Cropper has an A.B. degree in English Literature and Religious Studies from Occidental College.

Hilary Billings

Vice Chair

Brand Strategist Consultant

Hilary is currently a principal of Billings Brand Development, an independent brand strategy advising firm specializing in creating lifestyle brands. Her projects include developing new brands and brand extensions for large companies, such as Walmart, Crate & Barrel, and Hallmark, as well as defining brand strategies for startup companies such as, Minted, Hayneedle and Pinkberry. Hilary has 25 years of experience in retail and hospitality branding, including as Chairman and CEO of RedEnvelope and in senior roles for Starwood Hotels and Williams-Sonoma Inc. She has served on several for-profit boards, including for public companies such as Peet’s Coffee & Tea and Design Within Reach. Hilary holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and English from Brown University.

Jason Wells

Treasurer

Vice President, Finance, Pacific Gas & Electric Company

Jason P. Wells is Vice President of Finance for Pacific Gas and Electric Company. He is responsible for overseeing the utility’s financial planning and budgeting. Jason has more than 10 years of accounting experience. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was most recently a senior manager. In 2007, Jason joined PG&E as the director of technical accounting and was promoted to senior director and assistant controller of corporate accounting in 2008. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of Florida. Jason is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Florida.

David Kremer

Secretary

Partner, Shartsis Friese, LLP

David Kremer is the senior member of the real estate department at Shartsis Friese. His practice includes all aspects of complex commercial real estate transactions, including acquisition, development, financing, leasing and disposition of commercial properties. David received a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law. At Hastings, Mr. Kremer was an editor of the Hastings Law Journal and a member of the Order of the Coif. Mr. Kremer also served as an extern to Associate Justice Frank K. Richardson of the California Supreme Court.

Anna Bartley

Editing Manager, Apple

Anna has 12 years of editorial experience and has been an editing manager at Apple since October 2017. Previously she was an editing manager at Epsilon, where she also led their local philanthropic and community outreach efforts. She has been on the HYP committee since 2015 and has been the co-chair since 2016. Anna grew up in Minnesota and has a BA from the College of St. Benedict.

Julia Davidson

Community Volunteer

Julia Davidson is president of the board of trustees of Crystal Springs Uplands School and serves on the President’s Council of United Religions Initiative. She was previously a director and board president of Hillsborough Schools Foundation and of Episcopal Charities. Julia earlier practiced corporate securities law as a partner at Cooley LLP. She is an alumna of the University of California, Davis, and Harvard Law School.

Michael Dorsey

Investor and Financial Advisor

Michael Dorsey is a Fellow in the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute. Mike co-founded and co-headed the Bay Area Equity Fund, a $75 million double-bottom line venture capital fund (now called DBL Investors) and has been an impact investor for 15 years. Prior to this, Mike worked as an investment banker for 20 years, as Head of Technology Investment Banking of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Cowen & Co. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and an MBA from Yale School of Management. He serves on advisory boards of Stanford University and the Initiative on Impact Investing at Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Rob Hollister

President of Real Estate, The Sobrato Organization

As President of Real Estate at The Sobrato Organization, Mr. Hollister has day-to-day responsibility for the company’s commercial and residential real estate activities, including 15 million square of existing properties and a development pipeline valued at more than $1 billion. He oversees the real estate team in deal sourcing, development, marketing, construction, financing and asset management. Prior to joining TSO in 2013, Mr. Hollister served Hines for 17 years, most recently as Senior Managing Director and Country Head for China and Australia. At Hines he contributed to the development and marketing of more than 14M sf of commercial and residential real estate, representing more than $3B in value. Based in Shanghai since 2006, Mr. Hollister directed all activities for China and Australia. Previously based in Seattle, he oversaw all acquisition, development and disposition activities for the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Hollister earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College in 1989 and his Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1996 and is a member of the Stanford Real Estate Council.

Jeffrey Hoopes

CEO, Swinerton Builders

Jeffrey Hoopes joined Swinerton in 1984 as a project engineer and quickly proved his mettle, helping the company navigate the economic recession of the late 1980s and rebuild Los Angeles after the destructive Northridge temblor of 1994. Later, as President, Jeffrey oversaw Swinerton’s corporate business development and managed strategic and logistical planning. With deep roots in the West, Hoopes maintains active ties with the building and civic communities of the San Francisco Bay Area and serves on the boards of the Bay Area Council and The Trust for Public Land.

Will Hu

Senior Director, The Prado Group

Will Hu is the Director of Acquisitions for The Prado Group, a real estate investment and development firm in San Francisco. Prior to joining The Prado Group in 2010, he was an Associate in Stanford University's Real Estate Office and an analyst in Lehman Brothers' Venture Capital Group. Will received an undergraduate degree from Columbia University and MBA from University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Dameon Philpotts

Vice President, Credit Administration, First Republic Bank

As the regulator and internal and external auditor liaison, vice president general administration, policy, credit risk, and loan loss allowance; Dameon is responsible for performing a variety of duties across First Republic Bank's Credit Administration platform. Prior to his role in Credit Administration, Dameon was the Director of Credit Risk where he was responsible for identifying, assessing, measuring, and monitoring credit risk across the Bank and ensuring appropriate risk controls and responses. Prior to First Republic Bank, he was Vice President, Commercial Banking at Union Bank. He received his Master's in Business Administration from George Washington University and B.A. from Franklin and Marshal. He is also board member for America Scores Bay Area.

Tamsen Plume

Executive Partner, Holland and Knight

Tamsen Plume is the executive partner of Holland & Knight’s San Francisco office and partner of the firm’s West Coast Land Use and Environmental Group. She has extensive experience representing investors, developers, national companies and agencies in due diligence, permitting and compliance with a particular expertise in complex land use-related contracts, including Development Agreements and Disposition and Development Agreements. Projects include entitlement procurement, including CEQA compliance, from local, state and federal agencies for residential, retail, commercial and mixed-use projects. Ms. Plume received her B.A. from University of Virginia with honors and her J.D. from Hastings College of Law, cum laude. She is part of the California and District of Columbia Bar Associations.

Nicholas Raby

Associate General Counsel in Global Real Estate, Facebook

As the Associate General Counsel of Global Real Estate for Facebook for the past 6 years, Nick has helped structure and guide the company’s most strategic real estate deals (including leasing, acquisitions and development of offices and data centers worldwide) during its significant period of growth.  Before Facebook, Nick served as corporate and real estate counsel at Zynga Inc. during the run up to its 2011 IPO, and he also served on the Advisory Board for the Urban Land Institute (SF District) during that time.  Prior to Zynga, Nick practiced law for nearly five years as an associate real estate attorney at the law firm of Berliner Cohen in San Jose, and for a short time before that, he practiced corporate law at a small, boutique firm in San Francisco.  Nick earned his J.D. from the University of San Francisco, School of Law in 2006 (along with an honors certificate in intellectual property law) and his B.A. in Political Science from UCLA in 2001.

Kalimah Salahuddin

Executive Assistant, Exelixis

Kalimah Salahuddin has been a dedicated and celebrated volunteer with Habitat Greater San Francisco since 2005. She has been a keynote speaker, community leader and advocate for the most vulnerable for decades. Kalimah has served as a Trustee for the Jefferson Union High School District and been re-elected multiple times. She has led or served on the steering committee of a variety of local ballot measures including Yes on Measure Y and the Measure L campaigns for the school district. A mover and shaker in local and state politics, she is a frequently appointed and requested representative and influencer in local and state politics and always stays true to being a strong voice for local communities. Her proudest accomplishment is being the parent of three amazing and bright young adults who are out to change the world.

Carl Shannon

Senior Managing Director, Tishman Speyer

Mr. Shannon is the senior managing director of the San Francisco office of Tishman Speyer, a private family-controlled commercial real estate company headquartered in New York City. He has been at Tishman for over twenty years. His career started in finance and debt instruments at Prudential, and then pivoted to equity real estate at GE Capital. Under Mr. Shannon’s leadership, Tishman has developed more units of affordable housing in San Francisco than any other company, exceeded only by the nonprofit housing developers. This includes Tishman’s very successful partnership with the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) on a number of projects of affordable housing. Mr. Shannon has served on a number of non-profit boards, most notably SPUR, where he currently sits on the Executive Board. Mr. Shannon received an AB, magna cum laude, and graduated with an MBA, with high honors, from Harvard University.

Anand Swaminathan

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Co. 

Anand is a leader at the intersection of Digital McKinsey and McKinsey New Ventures. He helps companies across industries leverage technology and digital capabilities to evolve their operating models and transform their businesses to effectively serve their customers while scaling operations efficiently. He currently focuses on serving companies in the retail, high tech, finance, and infrastructure sectors. Prior to McKinsey, Anand spent 19 years at Accenture, most recently as the chief strategy officer for Accenture Digital and a member of Accenture’s Global Leadership Council. He led the development and execution of the growth strategy for Accenture Digital including key acquisitions, development of new business models, and the creation of digital platforms.

Lydia Tan

SVP and Head of Development, Bentall Kennedy

Lydia Tan is Senior Vice President and Head of Development at Bentall Kennedy, overseeing the real estate development activity for the U.S. operations, which is comprised of a variety of assets throughout the U.S. Lydia also serves on the Bentall Kennedy U.S. Management Committee. Prior to joining Bentall Kennedy in 2014, Lydia was EVP, Director of Northern California Operations at Related California where she spearheaded the development of a $2 billion pipeline of mixed income, mixed use projects. Prior to that, she was EVP in charge of Development at BRIDGE Housing Corporation, where she oversaw the production of $2.4 billion in assets, participated as part of the executive management team, and co-led an investment partnership with CalPERS. With more than 30 years' experience, she has had key involvement in conceptualizing, entitling, financing and constructing several large-scale public/private redevelopment efforts in the Western U.S. Ms. Tan holds BA in Architecture from University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University, and she is a Registered Architect in California.

Vanessa Washington

Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Bank of the West

Vanessa has been with the Bank since 2006 and is a member of the Bank’s Executive Management Committee. As General Counsel, she oversees the legal and regulatory activities of the Bank and its holding company BancWest Corporation. She also manages the Bank’s corporate social responsibility function, which is responsible for driving the Bank’s corporate philanthropy and employee engagement programs. Vanessa currently serves on the boards of the Boys & Girls Club of Oakland, California Minority Counsel Program and The Clearing House, and is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. Vanessa received her B. S. degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and her J.D. from Berkeley School of Law - University of California.

Executive Leadership

 

Maureen Sedonaen head shotChief Executive Officer

Maureen Sedonaen has been leading Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco for the last several years. She is a national leader in social impact strategy and leading complicated and high-impact nonprofits and businesses. A Senior Advisor and Consultant to foundations, non-profit organizations, and the government sector, Maureen is a highly sought after thought leader and strategist. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Marin Community Foundation, the Youth Leadership Institute, and the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership. Maureen holds an MBA in Strategic Leadership and a Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership from Harvard University. She was named in 2016 as one of the Most Influential Women in Business in the Bay Area. 

Maureen Sedonaen
msedonaen@habitatgsf.org
415-625-1001

JW PICChief Financial Officer

Jen Wilds is the Chief Financial Officer, where she oversees the organization’s financial strategy and management. Jen has more than 20 years of financial and operations experience and has previously served in leadership roles at Hotel Tonight and CBS Interactive. She holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from Harvard College.

Jen Wilds
jwilds@habitatgsf.org
415-625-1003

Chief Advancement Officer

Darrell Byers is the Chief Advancement Officer. He leads the organization’s fundraising and marketing efforts to support ambitious plans to support new homebuilding and neighborhood revitalization. Before his appointment to Habitat, he was Vice President of Development at Easterseals Bay Area. He also served in senior administrative roles at Earthjustice and UMass Boston. Previously, Darrell served the fundraising efforts at the flagship PBS station WGBH and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Darrell is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross.

Darrell Byers
dbyers@habitatgsf.org
415-625-1015

Director of Construction

Erin Colton’s role as the Director of Construction is to bring Habitat Greater San Francisco’s partnership model to life on the construction site. Erin started building homes with Habitat for Humanity as an AmeriCorps member in 2001 and never looked back. Having learned from some great mentors, she has built over 100 Habitat homes in the Bay Area, ranging from two-story single-family homes to mid-rise condominiums. She has also contributed to Habitat projects around the world, reaching from Fairfax, VA to Hiệp Đức, Vietnam. Erin lives in Oakland with her family.

Erin Colton 
ecolton@habitatgsf.org
415-625-1034

Administration & Operations

 

Director of Measurement & Learning

Lauren Shaughnessy is the Director of Measurement and Learning, where she works closely with Habitat Greater San Francisco’s program teams to develop strong systems to measure Habitat’s outcomes and progress in serving its key beneficiaries over time. Previously, she worked at the Bridgespan Group as a Consultant, advising organizations in the education, youth development, public health, and community development fields. Lauren holds a BBA and an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business. She lives in San Francisco with her family.

Lauren Shaughnessy
lshaughnessy@habitatgsf.org 
415-625-1021

Director of Operations

Diana Whitehead is the Director of Operations. She has over 25 years in the construction industry as a Financial Controller and HR Manager. As a key part of the leadership team, she is responsible for overseeing all business operations, IT, systems maintenance, risk management, and human resources functions for the organization. Diana attended Diablo Valley College and Cal Berkeley Extension. She lives across the Bay in Concord with her family.

Diana Whitehead
dwhitehead@habitatgsf.org 
415-919-4051

Assistant to the CEO / Board Liaison 

Jasmine Brennan
jbrennan@habitatgsf.org 
415-625-1049

Senior Operations Associate Gayatri Ganapathy
gganapathy@habitatgsf.org 
415-625-1044

Finance

 

Controller

Kimberly Wylie is the Controller. She has been in Finance/Accounting in the construction arena for the past 26 years. Previously, she worked as the Assistant Controller for the Dutra Group, a marine construction company in San Rafael, and the Commercial Project Manager at Siemens. She holds degrees in both Construction Management and Finance from Cal State Hayward/East Bay. She has lived all over the Bay Area but currently resides in the East Bay with her family.

Kimberly Wylie
kwylie@habitatgsf.org
415-919-4059

Bookkeeper

Maggie Jasso
mjasso@habitatgsf.org
415-625-1013

Staff Accountant

415-919-4059

Fund Development

 

Senior Director of Development

Kristen Barbarics is the Senior Director of Development. In her position, she oversees the Fund Development and Volunteer Services teams. Her experience in fundraising spans major giving, annual giving, campaigns, and prospect research at several leading institutions including UCSF, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Harvard University. She received her BA from Boston University, EdM from Harvard University, and MBA from Simmons College, where she was a Dean's Merit Scholar. Kristen also studied History and Literature at Oxford University in England. In a volunteer capacity, she serves on the Executive Board of Pierre's Birthday Fund and the Advisory Board of Aspire Schools. 

Kristen Barbarics
kbarbarics@habitatgsf.org
415-202-5901

Database & Systems Manager

Bekah Holt is the Database and Systems Manager, where she works to keep internal systems running smoothly so teams can engage and inspire constituents to support its mission. Previously, she has worked in higher education managing databases, and in a former life, she was an ASL interpreter for the Deaf. Bekah holds an MA in Religion and Social Theory from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. She lives in the East Bay with her family and Hobbes the Cat.

Bekah Holt
bholt@habitatgsf.org 
415-625-1019
Development Officer Rachel Edson
redson@habitatgsf.org
415-625-1018
Corporate Development Officer

Lita Anderson
landerson@habitatgsf.org 
415-625-1014

Development and Database Assistant

Carmen Robinson
crobinson@habitatgsf.org 
415-625-1009

AmeriCorps VISTA, Prospecting and Systems Coordinator

Milly Newman
mnewman@habitatgsf.org 
415-844-2562

Communications

 

Director of Communications and Marketing

Anthony Singer is the Director of Marketing and Communications, where he works to engage and inspire constituents to support its mission. Previously, he has worked in a variety of communications and public relations positions for nonprofit and commercial organizations across the U.S. and Europe. Anthony holds an MA in Politics from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland and an MBA from Henley Business School, England. He lives in San Francisco with his family.

Anthony Singer
asinger@habitatgsf.org
415-625-1023

Content Marketing Manager

Angela Lee
alee@habitatgsf.org
415-625-1006

 Volunteer Services  

Volunteer Services Manager

Belinda Sullivan is the Volunteer Services Manager. In this capacity, she manages the program that supports the volunteer needs of Construction, Neighborhood Revitalization and the ReStore. She has spent most of her professional life in nonprofit, in causes such as hunger, organ donation, hospice, and intellectual disability in volunteer coordination, program management and outreach. Belinda grew up in the Bay Area and earned her Political Science and Ethnic Studies degrees at UC Berkeley. She currently resides in the East Bay with her family and their yellow dog and black cat.

Belinda Sullivan
bsullivan@habitatgsf.org
415-625-1012
Community Engagement Coordinator

Sam Walsh
swalsh@habitatgsf.org
415-625-1048

AmeriCorps VISTA Interfaith Relations Coordinator

Calvin Payne-Taylor
cpayne-taylor@habitatgsf.org
415-625-1043

 

Homeowner Development

 

Director of Homeownership & Community Partnerships

Angelica Resendez leads the Homeowner Development Department as the Director of Homeownership and Community Partnerships, where she oversees homeowner programming, working with interested clients, candidate households, and current Habitat families. Angelica has been with Habitat Greater San Francisco for four years and comes with a background in education, youth development, conflict resolution, community engagement, and program management. She is deeply committed to social justice and believes that education and housing are human rights, which is why her career has centered on these areas. Angelica is a graduate of the University of San Francisco and currently lives in San Francisco’s Outer Richmond.

Angelica Resendez
aresendez@habitatgsf.org 
415-625-1008

Homeowner Services Manager

Lidia Vieyra
lvieyra@habitatgsf.org
415-625-1041

Neighborhood Revitalization

 

Neighborhood Revitalization Program Manager

Laura Ealy is the Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) Program Manager. Laura joined Habitat Greater San Francisco in 2013 and plays a critical role in supporting the quality and growth of the Neighborhood Revitalization program: managing an increasing and more diverse project pipeline; fostering relationships with community partners and homeowners; and providing leadership, oversight, and strategic direction for our critical home and facility repair programs. Previously, she worked as a Site Supervisor at the St. Bernard Project in New Orleans, LA. She holds a BA from Hampshire College and professional certificates in Non-Profit Management and Strategic Development from SFSU and Community Building from NeighborWorks. Originally from Los Angeles, Laura has loved living in Oakland for the past seven years.

Laura Ealy
lealy@habitatgsf.org 
415-625-1022
Senior Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator Jessi Bailey
jbailey@habitatgsf.org
415-625-1025

Real Estate Development

 
Construction Project Manager LeTran Bui
lbui@habitatgsf.org
415-919-4054

Construction

 

Neighborhood Revitalization Superintendent 

Dawn Adams is the Superintendent of Neighborhood Revitalization and oversees the construction aspects of Habitat Greater San Francisco’s work in NR. This includes supporting our clients, regular volunteers, and construction staff throughout the process of delivering critical home repairs, community facility repairs, and other construction activities. She has worked up through the ranks with this affiliate, after starting as an AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader with the Legacy Peninsula Habitat for Humanity affiliate. She has a BA from Stanford University and lives in East Palo Alto.

Dawn Adams
dadams@habitatgsf.org

Neighborhood Revitalization Field Supervisor

Ted Farrar
tfarrar@habitatgsf.org 

Neighborhood Revitalization Field Supervisor

Ron Sera
rsera@habitatgsf.org

Neighborhood Revitalization Field Supervisor

Oran Stainbrook
ostainbrook@habitatgsf.org

AmeriCorps National Construction Crew Leader - NR Program

Evan Friedline

ReStore  
General Manager

Christopher Kahl
ckahl@habitatgsf.org 
650-847-4000, x1007

Assistant Manager of Receiving & Transportation

Michelle Derheim-Schrock
mderheim@habitatgsf.org 
650-847-4000, x1003

Assistant Store Manager

Chin Tang
ctang@habitatgsf.org 
650-847-4000, x1005

INTERIM Administrative Coordinator

Johnathan Piper
donate@sancarlosrestore.org 
650-847-4000, x1001

 

          Anna Bartley
          Co-Chair and Board Liaison

 

          Kyle Sherin
          Co-Chair

 

          Matthew Adams

 

          Matthew Clark

 

          Krisi Johnson

 

          Peter Muscat

 

          Millen Paschich

 

          Lauren Stoxen

 

          John Young

  

          

 

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