Todd David, Executive Director
Policy and Political Strategy
Todd has been HAC’s Executive Director since November 2016. He has been active in San Francisco politics throughout his professional career. Prior to joining HAC, Todd was the Political Director for Scott Wiener’s successful State Senate campaign. He’s a public school parent and founding member of the San Francisco Parent PAC. He also served as the Campaign Manager for the 2016 Recreation and Park funding measure as well as the 2014 Soda Tax. Todd is also an active community advocate, serving as the President of Residents For Noe Valley Town Square as well as Friends of Noe Valley.
Corey Smith, Deputy Director
Outreach, Organizing and Campaigns
Corey joined the Housing Action Coalition as their newest community organizer in January 2016 after spending two years as a data analyst and NBA scout in Hawaii. An East Bay native, he’s an avid Bay Area sports fan and political junkie. Corey holds an MBA from Hawai’i Pacific University and a BS in Economics from the University of Oregon.
Kaylé Barnes, Development Director
Membership, Fundraising, and Events
Kaylé joined the Housing Action Coalition as their first Development Director in March 2020 after spending three years at the YMCA of San Francisco in their development department. She’s lived in seven states and a district and is glad to call California home. Kaylé holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communications and Minors in French and International and Area Studies from the University of Oklahoma.
Deborah Schneider, Communications Director
External Communications and Media Relations
Deborah joined HAC in October 2020, just in time for an extra-interesting election season! She previously served as External Relations Director for award-winning, Bay Area-based nonprofit Lava Mae and brings years of experience as a communications strategist to nonprofit and for-profit social innovators. A St. Louis native and Washington, D.C. expat, Deborah has now called Noe Valley home for two decades.
Nico Nagle, East Bay Organizer
Outreach and Organizing in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties
Nico joined the Housing Action Coalition in September 2017 after graduating from Trinity College (CT) with a BA in Public Policy and a minor in Urban Studies. After graduation, he decided to leave his snow boots behind and be part of the solution to the Bay Area’s housing shortage.
Prior to joining the organization full-time, Jake has worked as a contractor and intern with HAC. Jake graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2019 with a dual major in Economics and History and a minor in Environmental Studies. Originally from Berkeley, Jake now lives in Oakland.
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SFHAC Board Chair/BayHAC Board Vice Chair
Daniel Frattin is a Partner at Reuben, Junius & Rose, LLP. He has represented clients before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, Board of Appeals, Historic Preservation Commission, and Recreation and Park Commission. His projects range from single-family homes to high-rise offices and condominiums. He has significant experience guiding projects through environmental review in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and in obtaining entitlements for telecommunications facilities.
SFHAC Vice Chair
Anne is an architect who has made multi-family housing and transit-oriented urban infill the focus of her work for more than 20 years. Her housing experience includes award-winning projects in San Francisco as well as San Jose, Los Angeles and Seattle. Anne brings a deep commitment to community outreach and sustainable design to all her projects, which range from supportive studios for formerly homeless seniors, to the revitalization of isolated housing sites into walkable, mixed-use and mixed-income communities. Her sensitivity to client and user objectives animates her leadership of complex projects with multi-layered client and consultant teams. Anne is the Managing Partner of Mithun’s San Francisco office.
Jeremy is an economist and computer scientist turned architect. He has been an active member of SFHAC since 2013 and joined the Board in 2018. As a design architect at Solomon Cordwell Buenz, Jeremy focuses on residential, mixed-use, and urban design projects. He leads the San Francisco office in computational design, developing data-driven analysis tools to inform design decisions. Jeremy holds a BS in Economics and Management Science from UC San Diego, and a Masters in Architecture from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. When he’s out of the office, Jeremy can’t resist a good game of pick-up basketball.
Jessica Berg joins the Executive Committee in 2018, after many years of working with HAC, housing developers and community organizations to advocate for new housing in the Bay Area. Jessica formed BergDavis Public Affairs with her partner Evette Davis in 1999, and in that time the firm has worked to bring well in excess of 10,000 housing units to local communities through a commitment to robust public outreach, strategic communications and advocacy. The firm represents a variety of both for-profit and non-profit developers, as well as retailers, educational institutions, health care entities, city agencies, emerging technology, foundations and non-profits. Prior to starting BergDavis, Jessica worked in Washington, DC for a political consulting firm and she is an avid UCLA Bruin alum.
Caroline is a Partner in the real estate group at Allen Matkins, specializing in assisting developers with obtaining the requisite approvals to develop real property, including environmental review under CEQA. Caroline also serves on SPUR's Housing Policy Board and their Land Use Planning and Rebuilding Task Force, and is an active member of ULI, as well as an accredited LEED® Green Associate. Caroline's unique background in the public and private sectors of urban planning and expertise in commercial and residential real property legal matters provides valuable insight in achieving SFHAC's goals.
Kim-Mai Cutler is a partner at an early-stage venture firm called Initialized Capital that has backed companies including Coinbase and Cruise. She also serves on the board of SPUR, a Bay Area regional thinktank promoting good governance, housing and transportation policies and San Francisco's Local Homeless Coordinating Board, which oversees federal spending on homelessness in SF.
Kevin Griffith has over 20 years of experience in real estate development in affordable and market-rate housing. Currently Kevin is working on the development of Treasure Island, managing residential, commercial, and transportation projects. Before joining Wilson Meany, Kevin was the Director of Business Development for BRIDGE Housing Corporation, one of the largest developers of affordable and workforce housing in the country. Kevin has Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
As a Development Director at AvalonBay, Nora develops complex multifamily and mixed-use communities in San Francisco and around the Bay Area. Prior to joining AvalonBay, Nora worked at EDENS, leasing and developing mixed-use shopping centers. Nora has an MBA from UCLA Anderson and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Bates College.
Margaret Miller joined the John Stewart Company in 2004 as a Project Manager and has been promoted over the past 13 years to now serve as JSCo’s Vice President for Development. In this capacity she oversees the full range of corporate activities related to developing and asset managing the Company’s affordable and mixed-income multifamily housing. Ms. Miller holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Bowdoin College, a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University in New York and was a fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Urban Redevelopment Excellence.
Joe has been a member of the Board since 2009. He is Vice President, Business Development & Marketing for Nibbi Brothers General Contractors in San Francisco and has over 25 years of experience in the architectural /engineering /construction industry. His passion and knowledge of mixed-use and multi-family urban infill projects in the greater San Francisco Bay Area informs his insight into our work.
Project Review Committee Chair
Christopher A. Roach is a San Francisco based architect, urbanist, and educator, and is founding principal of Studio VARA. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin, and Master of Architecture in Urban Design with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is currently an adjunct professor of architecture at California College of the Arts, and co-director of CCA’s Urban Works Agency. In addition to designing and building affordable housing through his practice, Christopher conducts research and design studios at CCA exploring issues of housing and density, and has co-produced exhibitions such as Urbanism from Within, The City & the City: Housing the next 100,000, and the symposium series Domestic Affairs.
David Seward serves as the Chief Financial Officer of UC Hastings College of the Law where he is responsible for financial and business management functions, long-range capital planning, intergovernmental relations, risk, investment and real estate management. He also oversees the development and implementation of the school's Long Range Campus Plan and its strategic centerpiece, the Academic Village. Active in the community, Seward serves on the Board of Directors of the Tenderloin Museum and San Francisco Housing Action Coalition. In 2003, he helped establish the Tenderloin Community Benefit District and was the chair of the group tasked with its renewal in 2019. Previous board service includes the Tenderloin Economic Development Project, Advisory Board for Urban Solutions, and Hamilton Family Center (as board president from 2007-2009). Mr. Seward grew up outside Detroit and graduated from the University of Michigan. In 1980, he moved to San Francisco where he attended the University of San Francisco, graduating with an MBA in Finance.
Ann Silverberg is Chief Executive Officer for Related California's Northern California Affordable Division and recently opened office in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Silverberg is responsible for the strategic direction, overall management and daily operation of Related’s Northern California affordable pipeline and portfolio. Prior to joining Related California, Ms. Silverberg was Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer at BRIDGE Housing Corporation where she was responsible for directing and overseeing their Northern California Development Division as well as capital aggregation and debt and equity placement for all LIHTC deals.
Ms. Silverberg holds a Master of City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a past President of the Board of Directors of the Non-Profit Housing Association. She currently serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the California Housing Consortium, is a faculty lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, and serves on SPUR’s Housing Policy Committee.
A 20-year member of Sprinkler Fitters Local 483. Dan was appointed to Business Representative in 2015. Since being appointed as a Business Rep, he has been elected twice by the membership and continues to serve as an elected Business Representative.
In Contra Costa County, Dan served as a member of the Contra Costa Building Trades Council and as an alternate on the Blue-Ribbon Committee for the Concord Naval Station Reuse Project. He continues to serve on the Richmond Workforce Development Board, and a member of the Concord/Diablo Rotary Club.
In San Francisco, Dan serves as delegate and Trustee to the San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council and also a Delegate to the San Francisco Labor Council. Statewide, Dan has been a delegate to the California Labor Federation conventions and the CA State Pipe Trades conventions.
Dan Torres proudly represents the Labor Community in the San Francisco Bay Area. A strong advocate of building housing responsibly using a skilled and trained workforce that creates opportunities to earn the living wages and benefits to pursue a pathway to the middle class.
With offices in San Francisco’s Bayview community, Monica Wilson has over 25 years of consulting and real estate development experience specializing in designing, implementing, and monitoring comprehensive Community Benefits programs (SBE/LBE Procurement, Workforce, Economic, and Community Development services) on complex, large scale, public/private real estate development projects.
As well, Ms. Wilson is the Program Director (and a founding member) of Construction Industry and Workforce Initiative (CIWI), is a young adult program targeted to students (18-21 +/- years) enrolled in a two- to four year- college program. CIWI goals are to provide direct construction industry work experience, a comprehensive leadership and mentor component, personal, and educational and career development opportunities for young adults with an interest in construction and/or related fields (such as Real Estate Development, Architecture, Urban Design, and Civic Engagement) so that they may gain a greater awareness of the construction industry, which may ultimately lead to pursuing education and career opportunities within the field.