Todd David, Executive Director
Policy, Political Strategy and Media Inquiries
Todd has been SFHAC’s Executive Director since November 2016. He has been active in San Francisco politics throughout his professional career. Prior to joining SFHAC, 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 SF 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.
Nico Nagle, Development Associate
Membership, Fundraising, Communications, Project Review and Tours
Nico joined the SF 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.
Tim Colen, Senior Advisor
Tim served as SFHAC’s Executive Director from August 2005 to November 2016. Before joining the SFHAC, he worked for 25 years as a geologist and was active on the City’s west side with neighborhood and environmental issues. He was president of the Greater West Portal Neighborhood Association and was a founding member and chair of the Lake Merced Task Force. He graduated with a BS in Geology from UC Santa Cruz, MS in mining engineering from Columbia University, and certification in hazardous materials management from UC Berkeley. He lives with his family in the West Portal neighborhood.
Our Executive Committee
Steven, an architect at Page & Turnbull, joined the Board in 2007. Steven became active in the SFHAC in 2005 and remains a volunteer for and member of Greenbelt Alliance, the Bay Area's leading voice for open spaces and vibrant places, and the SFHAC’s fiscal sponsor. Steven received his B.A. in architecture from UC Berkeley and has been continuously creating in the fields of design and construction ever since.
Ballot Analysis Committee Chair
Steve has been a member of the board since 2010, serving as Treasurer. He is Counsel at Arent Fox and has practiced land use and CEQA law in San Francisco for over 27 years. During that time he has been responsible for entitling numerous residential and commercial projects in the City. His knowledge of San Francisco's entitlements and planning process provides valuable insights for advancing SFHAC's goals.
Jeremy is an economist and computer scientist turned architect. He has been an active member of SFHAC since 2013 and joined the Board this year. As a design architect at Solomon Cordwell Buenz, Jeremy focuses on residential, mixed-use, and mass-transit 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.
Xiomara is the Community Outreach Manager for the Brisbane Baylands, Universal Paragon’s plan to transform a 684-acre blighted site into a vibrant, transit-oriented community and asset for the region. She supports the project’s overall entitlement efforts, including pre-construction branding, community relations and public affairs. Prior, she has been involved in the commercial real estate industry in various roles, including Director of ULIsf. Xiomara has a BA in International Development Studies from UCLA and MBA from Mills College.
Caroline is a Partner in the real estate group at Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass, 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 is a Partner at Initialized Capital, a venture capital firm. Prior, she was a technology journalist at TechCrunch, where she focused on the intersection of tech, public policy, Bay Area culture and housing. One of her most notable writings includes "How Burrowing Owls Lead to Vomiting Anarchists (Or SF's Housing Crisis Explained)." Kim has also worked for Bloomberg, VentureBeat, and the Wall Street Journal. She has a BA in Political Science from University of California, Berkeley.
Kevin Griffith has over 20 years of experience in real estate development with a particular emphasis in affordable housing. Before joining Wilson Meany, Kevin was Director of Business Development for BRIDGE Housing Corporation, one of the largest developers of affordable and workforce housing in the country. Kevin has been instrumental in BRIDGE’s expansion in to the Sacramento, Portland, and Seattle regions, and his efforts over the last several years have resulted in the addition of over 4,000 units to BRIDGE’s pipeline. Prior to his Business Development role, Kevin was a Project Manager and led the development of 8 projects comprising over 800 units of rental and for-sale housing. 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.
Regulatory Committee Chair
As a Vice President at AvalonBay Communities, Joe develops complex new multifamily and mixed-use communities in San Francisco and around the Bay Area. Prior to joining AvalonBay, Joe spent 7.5 years developing high-quality affordable housing at one of California’s top nonprofit developers, MidPen Housing. He was elected to the SFHAC Executive Committee in 2015, and is also a member of the SPUR Housing Policy Committee. Joe is a graduate of Stanford University with a BA in Urban Studies.
Divali Magnus, Director of Housing Development and Anti-Displacement Policy, at Young Community Developers (YCD) joined the SFHAC Executive Committee in 2017. Mrs. Magnus is responsible for leading YCD's real estate development projects and working collaboratively to develop and campaign for development and anti-displacement policy throughout San Francisco. Before joining YCD in 2016, Mrs. Magnus worked at the County of San Mateo Department of Housing as a Housing Specialist. Divali received her Master's of City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley with a concentration in affordable housing and community development. Her background and experience provides a unique perspective and insight that pushes forward the growing work of SFHAC.
Executive Committee Vice Chair
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.
Sam Moss is the Executive Director of Mission Housing Development Corporation. He started with Mission Housing as an Asset Manager in 2011 and since taking over as ED in 2013, he's grown the non-profit from eight to 25 employees. As of this writing, Sam will have led the construction of 344 new, 100 percent subsidized affordable homes by 2019. Originally from Fresno, Sam has been involved in various aspects of the real estate industry since graduating in 2004 from Bucknell University. After meeting his lovely wife Ali while living in Baltimore, they moved to San Francisco in 2008. Sam and Ali enjoy watching live music and going to Giants games.
Outgoing Executive Committee Chair
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 20 years of experience in the architectural /engineering /construction industry. His 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.
Spencer was elected to the Executive Committee in 2018. He is an Associate at Emerald Fund where he has spent the last 5 years developing urban infill housing and mixed-use projects in the Bay Area. He holds a BA in Economics from University of California, Berkeley.
Meredyth joined the SFHAC Board in 2013. She's an Assistant Construction Manager at Maximus Real Estate Partners. Prior, she worked at Project Frog, Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco and BRIDGE Housing. She's worked on several affordable developments including The Coronet and Armstrong Place. Prior to working at BRIDGE, Meredyth worked as Program Manager at the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition, and in the Fund Development office at San Francisco Day School. Meredyth holds a BA in Architecture from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and is a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs.
Eric Tao is president and CEO of AGI (Avant Group, Inc.), a multifamily development company focused on urban infill, transit-oriented, high-density housing in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is also on the board of SPUR, ULI San Francisco and the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce of Northern California.
Executive Committee Chair
Anne joined the SFHAC Board in 2013, is a Partner at Mithun Solomon. She’s made transit-oriented urban infill and affordable multi-family housing the focus of her work for over 20 years. Prior to joining Mithun Solomon, Anne was a Principal at Daniel Solomon Design Partners, where she led award winning projects in San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Seattle. Anne earned a BA in Architecture from Princeton University and studied for her Masters degree in Architecture and City Planning at UC Berkeley.
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.