Our advisory groups are comprised of advocates of our work who supported the launch of our organization in 2012 and who provide guidance around our strategic initiatives to ensure we are having the greatest impact on the community.
Executive Director, Safe & Sound
Executive Director, Californians for Safety and Justice
Surgeon General, State of California
Professor and Director, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital – Stanford Early Life Stress Research Program
U.S. Senator for California
An advocate for children, throughout the country
San Francisco, CA
Alexis Alexander, Bayview Resident is a Foster Parent who has lived in Bayview Hunters Point for over 26 years. She loves to tell the story of adopting one of her foster son’s so his pediatrician could be “Dr. Burke”. Alexis was originally on the Ad Hoc committee responsible for advocating for CYW to be located at 3450 3rd Street.
Alonzo Anderson, employed as a Health Worker II for the City and County of San Francisco, has been a health educator for more than six years, is a resident of Bayview and a single dad. Alonzo is an active CAC member who volunteers regularly and often involves his children when appropriate.
Kirk Davis, a native of San Francisco, has lived and/or ministered in Bayview Hunters Point for over 25 years. He has stewarded young people as a Youth Pastor for Providence Baptist Church of SF, an Area Director for Young Life, a Co-Director for a youth leadership development program, an Assistant Chaplin at juvenile hall in SF, and Founder of Street Survivors, a ministry that helps kids deal with post-traumatic stress. He and his wife started a non-profit organization called Rapha House Foundation, Inc. and are embarking on planting a Multi-Ethnic, Multi-Cultural Church called Kairos in Bayview Hunters Point.
Monica Ferrey, works for Rec and Park as a Community Development Specialist. She is a native San Franciscan who is raising a family in Potrero Hill. Monica joined the Center for Youth Wellness Community Advisory Council in 2013 after being involved in developing the SF Healthy Home initiative and forming the Potrero Safe Actions Group. She currently works closely with the Mayor’s Hope SF initiative to educate, enhance and empower people learning about Adverse Childhood Experiences. Monica is dedicated to raising awareness, taking action, creating access and promoting healing for all who are touched in some way by toxic stress.
Rebecca Gallegos has been supporting BVHP and D10 for over 10 years and is responsible for the Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre being listed on the National Register of Historic Places. She is currently focusing on supporting her daughter’s matriculation at UC Berkeley.
Brianna Green is a Community Educator with Safe & Sound. As a Community Educator, Brianna facilitates trainings on keeping kids safe to Parents and Providers around San Francisco and safety lessons to elementary school students in SFUSD. Brianna was born and raised in BVHP and currently works and lives in BVHP.
Toni Hunt Hines, Co-Founder Y NOT Unite Foundation, Inc. She also works as an Administrative Assistant at Young Community Developers, which has been a workforce development agency in Bayview Hunters Point since the early 1970’s. She is also a mother, a longtime resident, and a staunch community advocate.
Lenika Howard, is the Executive Assistant for the Tabernacle Community Development Coorporation. She is also a single mother who has raised two African American – now men and has deep roots in the Bayview Hunters Point community. She has gained first-hand knowledge and wisdom through personal experiences, which has led to advocacy for herself and her children. She is inspired to use what she has learned to help others and takes pride in assisting the Bayview Hunters Point community.
Beauvlen Latimore is a mother and grandmother who has raised children in Bayview Hunters Point. As an original Ad Hoc committee member, she advocated for CYW to be located at 3450 3rd Street and has stayed on the CAC because she wants to “make a difference in the lives of our children” and to “be a part of the hope that CYW brings to the community”.
Ieeshea Romero is the Executive Director of Dusty’s Fishing Well, an organization that focuses on life skills, development and etiquette for young people of color, with an emphasis African American youth. She has been a Bayview resident for over 20 years, and is the mother of three. Ieeshea first joined in partnership with CYW as a member of our Community Research Board (CRB) in September 2015. When research was transferred to the BARC, Ieeshea joined the CAC to remain connected to the work.
Will Roy is the Senior Program Manager for Community Education and Partnerships at Safe & Sound. He is a father and a proud 3rd generation San Franciscan who lends his expertise to CYW’s CAC as an early childhood educator who helps to inform parents and providers how the early exposure to violence, specifically domestic violence, for children ages 0-6 impacts their developing brain.
Artiese Williams, is the Founder of Beauty in Grace, a 501 ( c ) 3 which offers support for expecting single mothers who reside in San Francisco. She also operates a Christian bookstore in Bayview. Artiese has biological and adopted children who have been patients of CYW and contributes to the CAC as a family advocate.
Jeanette Wright works for SF State University, but partners with CYW as the Director of Community Outreach & Volunteer Engagement for NexGeneGirls. As a health advocate, a biotech lab researcher, and a public health practitioner, Jeanette is devoted to addressing the social inequities and disparities that exist, not only in health but in science. Her mission is to utilize the skills she’s obtained to address health and education inequities associated with race, in particular the small number of women and minorities that enter the STEM fields.
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