Leadership

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Maureen Sedonaen
Chief Executive Officer
Maureen Sedonaen
Chief Executive Officer

Maureen is the Chief Executive Officer of Habitat Greater San Francisco, serving Marin, San Mateo, and San Francisco Counties. Over the last six years, she has overseen incredible pipeline growth and increased mission impact across the organization as we build, preserve, finance and advocate for affordable homeownership. Habitat Greater San Francisco was named an Affiliate of Distinction and received was one of four Habitat Chapters to receive a Mackenzie Scott transformational gift in 2022.

An inspiring and strategic leader with a highly successful track record leading in both the non-profit and social impact private sector, Maureen has served in executive leadership roles for 3 decades at leading organizations and formerly was the Founder, President and CEO of the Youth Leadership Institute. In that role she worked with hundreds of communities and organizations throughout the U.S. and internationally on effective and transformative youth leadership, philanthropy, civic engagement, and policy initiatives.

Maureen holds an MBA in Strategic Leadership from Dominican University and a Certificate in Non- Profit Management from the Harvard Business School. She has received numerous honors locally and nationally and is a member of the Forbes Non-Profit Council. She has served as a mentor, advisor and strategist to numerous start-ups, philanthropic foundations, municipalities, school districts and business groups across the U.S. and abroad.

Believing strongly in servant leadership, Maureen serves on the Board of Trustees of the Marin Community Foundation and is a member of the Habitat for Humanity International’s, U.S. Council serving on the Advocacy and Resource Development Committees. She is the Board Chair of Habitat California.

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Jen Wilds
Chief Financial Officer
Jen Wilds
Chief Financial Officer

With more than 20 years of finance and operations experience Jen is responsible for financial management and strategy at Habitat Greater San Francisco. Prior, Jen served as Vice President of Finance at Hotel Tonight, leading finance, accounting, and IT functions. Previously, she served as the Senior Vice President of Finance for CBS Interactive. In her role, Jen led a team responsible for forecasting, budgeting, and pricing for more than 35 online brands. Before CBS Interactive, she began her career as an analyst for Capital One Financial Corporation in its Marketing & Analysis and Operations groups. Jen has an S.B. in Mechanical Engineering from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Matthew Rosen
Chief Program Officer
Matthew Rosen
Chief Program Officer

Matt has more than 25 years in the social sector, including positions of leadership in community development, affordable housing, youth development, and youth organizing. As Chief Program Officer for Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Matt leads of team of dedicated staff focusing on home preservation, volunteer engagement, and homeownership development across San Francisco and Marin and San Mateo Counties. Matt is an experienced program designer and trainer, as well as the author of several publications, tool kits and curricula in the areas of youth development, youth philanthropy, youth organizing. He has Masters degrees in Social Work and Urban Planning from the University of Michigan. When he’s not raising money, designing the next program, or writing emails, he likes to spend time with his family and friends and take an occasional bike ride.

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Constanza Asfura-Heim
Vice President of Real Estate
Constanza Asfura-Heim
Vice President of Real Estate

In March 2021, Constanza became Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco’s Vice President of Real Estate. She brings over 20 years of experience to helping the team execute the organization’s ambitious growth plans to double homebuilding efforts by 2025.

Prior to Habitat, she served as Vice President of Real Estate for a for-profit impact investing firm located in San Francisco. Previously, Constanza served as a Senior Analyst for Kamehameha Schools, overseeing financial feasibility, highest and best use, and project optimization for the non-profit organization. Constanza has several years of experience in affordable housing, community-oriented developments, and sustainable green building design.

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Julia Jordan
Vice President of Development
Julia Jordan
Vice President of Development

Julia joined the Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco team in 2020, bringing with her more than a decade of experience in nonprofit fundraising. As Vice President of Development, she is responsible for fundraising strategy and leads a team of fundraising professionals who develop partnerships and raise essential funds in support of affordable homeownership in the Bay Area.

Prior to Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Julia was Director of Development at the Bay Area Discovery Museum, where she oversaw annual fundraising to support STEM education and a $19M capital campaign.

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Jim Feeley
Vice President of Construction
Jim Feeley
Vice President of Construction

A results-oriented construction and development professional with over 40 years of expertise in all facets of the industry, Jim became Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco’s Vice President of Construction in April 2022. Jim leads the construction team consisting of staff, subcontractor partners, volunteers, and homeowners through the process of homeownership development and construction across San Francisco, Marin, and San Mateo Counties.

Prior to joining Habitat GSF, Jim served as Vice President of Construction for Trammell Crow Residential, Northern California Division, a nationwide apartment developer. He has overseen over 2,600 homes, apartments, and condominiums in the Bay Area, including tenant occupied rehab, midrise market-rate and affordable mixed use rental apartments and for sale high-rise condominiums.

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Angelica Resendez
Vice President of Homeownership
Angelica Resendez
Vice President of Homeownership

Angelica Resendez started her journey with Habitat for Humanity when she was 10 years old and learned that her parents, two younger sisters, and she would be moving into their own Habitat home in San Jose. Having grown up in a Habitat home changed everything for Angelica and her family—they were able to focus on education, careers, wealth building, civic engagement, health, and wellness, among so many other things. Because of this stable home and everything it provided, Angelica knew that whatever she did in life, that it would have a positive impact in the lives of others. This led to Angelica dedicating her life’s work to important causes such as education, youth development, family engagement, and affordable housing.

Angelica has been a part of the Homeowner Development Department at Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco since 2014, most recently as Vice President of the department, and feels blessed to be able to pay it forward and serve incoming and current Habitat GSF homeowners.

Office of the CEO

Jasmine Brennan
Executive Assistant to the CEO and Board Liaison
Maria Rimmel
Administrative Project Coordinator

To get in touch please email info@HabitatGSF.org

Real Estate

Doug Fowler
Senior Project Manager
Monica Melkesian
Senior Project Manager
Alex Iturreria
Assistant Project Manager
Robert Smith
Assistant Project Manager
Ashley Spooner-Choi
Public Funding and DRE Manager
Adria Stauber
Assistant Public Funding Manager
Kaitlin Donnelly
Assistant Public Funding Manager

To get in touch please email info@HabitatGSF.org

Construction

Erin Colton
Sr. Director of Construction
Andrew Moyer
Project Manager
Mitch Templeton
Superintendent
Conor Hanvey
Lead Carpenter
Juan Calderon
Production Manager - Home Preservation
Gregory Gordon
Construction Manager – Home Preservation
Kevis Halphen
Production Manager – Home Preservation
Alex Docous
Construction Project Engineer
Michael Lew
Foreman
Paul Marchio
HP Foreman
Josephine Mah
Construction Project Administrator

To get in touch please email info@HabitatGSF.org

Finance & Operations

Danny LeSon
Director of HR and Operations
Kimberly Wylie
Controller
Christine Cuevas
Operations Manager
Sarah Duval
Salesforce Systems Administrator
Carmen Robinson
Data Coordinator
Katherine Jacques
Recruiting & Training Manager
Maggie Jasso
Associate Accountant
Areli Hernandez
Associate Accountant
Michelle Wong
Payroll Benefits Specialist
Sara Gomez
Accounting Clerk
Josephine Montemayor
Administrative Coordinator
Jennifer Lin
Office Coordinator

To get in touch please email info@HabitatGSF.org

Fund Development

Shaun Hakiel
Sr. Director of Individual Giving
Trent Cooper
Director of Institutional Giving
Sophia Sparksworthy
Institutional Giving Manager
Nadine Makki
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
Tracy Beiers
Major Gifts & Planned Giving Officer
Jordan Chan
Development Manager
Briana Foster
Events Manager

To get in touch please email info@HabitatGSF.org

Volunteer Services

Belinda Sullivan
Volunteer Services Manager
Niko LaBarbera
Volunteer Coordinator
Adrianne Crane
Playhouse, Workshop & Event Coordinator

To get in touch please email info@HabitatGSF.org

Homeowner Development

Lidia Vierya
Loan Officer
Valerie Lee
Community Association Manager
Kimanthe Kithika
Outreach and Engagement Specialist

To get in touch please email info@HabitatGSF.org

Home Preservation

Steve Cox
Director of Home Preservation

To get in touch please email info@HabitatGSF.org

Measurement & Learning

Nell Cloutier
Director of Measurement and Learning
Zuriel Sanders
Data & Research Coordinator

To get in touch please email info@HabitatGSF.org

Marketing & Communications

Anthony Singer
Senior Director of Communications and Public Affairs
Abby Green
Manager of Marketing and Brand Experience
Elena Cornejo
Graphic Designer

To get in touch please email info@HabitatGSF.org

Board of Directors

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Dameon Philpotts
Chair
Dameon Philpotts
Chair

Deputy Head of Credit Administration, First Republic Bank
Dameon is an experienced risk, banking, and lending executive that is responsible for leading First Republic Bank’s Credit Administration team. First Republic Bank’s Credit Administration ensures the continued profitability and excellent asset quality of the Bank’s $130 billion loan portfolio. 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. in Economics from Franklin and Marshall College. He is also an advisor and board member for My HomePathway, an economic empowerment financial technology company.

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Nicholas Raby
Secretary
Nicholas Raby
Secretary

Director of Corporate Real Estate for North America, Facebook
Nick currently serves as Facebook’s Director of Corporate Real Estate for North America, where he manages all aspects of the company’s North America real estate strategy and portfolio, which now spans over 55 offices in approximately 25 cities.  Previously, Nick spent nearly 7 years as in-house legal counsel to Facebook’s Global Real Estate and Data Center Development teams, negotiating numerous real estate and renewable energy transactions and securing land use entitlements and economic incentives for Facebook’s office and data center development projects worldwide.

Outside of his work at Facebook, Nick has been an active volunteer advisor in the San Francisco Bay Area real estate community.  Nick currently serves on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity, Greater San Francisco, and he has been actively involved with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) at both the national and local district council levels since 2007.

Nick earned his J.D. from USF Law in 2006 (including an honors certificate in intellectual property) and his B.A. in Political Science from UCLA in 2001.

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Hilary Billings
IPC - Board Member
Hilary Billings
IPC - Board Member

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.

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Sam Allen
Board Member
Sam Allen
Board Member

Chief Operating Officer, Salesforce.org
Sam Allen is a highly accomplished executive with diverse skills encompassing team leadership, business development, alliance creation, asset management and acquisitions, forged in the Fortune 50 & honed in start-ups. He is a fiscally savvy and innovative leader who runs through walls. Sam has demonstrated his skill as an exemplary growth architect and catalyst to scale. Intuitive, analytical with an acute business acumen, Sam excels at aligning core business with strategic goals. He is experienced and adept at M&A, Venture Capital and Angel fund raising.

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Brandon Brown
Board Member
Brandon Brown
Board Member

Brandon Brown is a trial lawyer, specializing in high-tech patent, trade secret, and copyright intellectual property litigation in U.S. Federal Courts and at the International Trade Commission. Brandon has successfully managed trial teams to jury and bench trial victories and is routinely recognized for his work in high-profile intellectual property matters. American Lawyer has twice named Brandon and his team “Litigators of the Week” for securing multi-hundred-million trial verdicts, highlighting Brandon’s ability to “adeptly present complex technical information” to a jury.  In addition to his time in the court, Brandon leverages his legal and technical experience to provide strategic counseling to a number of high-profile clients and matters.  Brandon holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Boston University, and a law degree from U.C. Berkeley.  Outside of his legal practice, Brandon previously served as the Chairman of the non-profit Youth Leadership Institute, growing its budget and impact from $3M to $7M a year, and expanding its staff and footprint to extend throughout California and worldwide.

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Heidi Hansen
Board Member
Heidi Hansen
Board Member

Principal, Heidi Hansen Architect
Heidi Hansen is an architect known for her stunning home designs and collaborative style. Heidi is highly engaged as a volunteer, and dedicated to affordable housing, environmental issues, children’s rights, and access to education.

She has been actively volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco and participated in the Global Village trip to Viet Nam and the Legacy Trip to Nepal. Heidi brings many valuable relationships via her networks in Marin, San Francisco, and the Peninsula.

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Rob Hollister
Board Member
Rob Hollister
Board Member

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.

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Karen L. Jackson
Board Member
Karen L. Jackson
Board Member

Vice President of Customer Experience, Prologis
Karen L. Jackson has over 20 years’ experience in corporate America leading efforts focused on executing transformational business strategies that initiate market disruption and deliver sustainable competitive advantage. Karen excels at building relationships at the executive level and creating partnerships that drive growth and efficiencies for both the top and bottom lines. Karen is Vice President of Customer Experience for Prologis, and leads their Global Voice of the Customer program focused on metric driven performance, continuous improvement, and innovation that facilitates lifetime customer loyalty.

Her career has spanned multiple cultures, continents and countries. Karen has a unique ability to transcend the barriers of culture and language that tend to slow others down to create alignment among diverse stakeholders with a shared commitment to achieve unprecedented results. Her work has taken her beyond the U.S. to South Africa, Sweden, Poland, Japan, Malaysia, England, France, Belgium, Denmark, Australia, Singapore, Japan and Germany.

Karen currently sits on the San Francisco State University Customer Experience Advisory Board. Previously, Karen sat on the Advisory Board of Capital Analytics. Karen has a personal passion for philanthropic interests that focus on underserved populations. She has actively supported Black Girls Code as a mentor. She is the founder of Just Us Denied, a non-profit focused on preventing injustice against people of color and is the former founder of The Peace of Mind Foundation, a non-profit advocacyfor at-risk women and children.

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David Kremer
Board Member
David Kremer
Board Member

Partner at 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.

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Jeffrey Lee
Board Member
Jeffrey Lee
Board Member

Jeffrey Lee, Managing Director, Northern Light Venture Capital
Jeff has been involved in technology venture capital and entrepreneurship for over 20 years. He is a Managing Director at Northern Light Venture Capital, an early stage technology investor focusing on opportunities in Asia, which he co-founded in 2005. At Northern Light, Jeff chairs of the investment committee and oversees strategic planning, investor relations, and value-add activities for the portfolio. Previously Jeff worked in strategic and product marketing at Agilent Technologies Wireless Semiconductor Division, the predecessor of Broadcom Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO), working on front-end RF components for high speed wireless networks. Jeff began his career in TMT corporate advisory at Salomon Smith Barney and Jardine Fleming, a Hong Kong-UK based merchant bank. He received his AB from Harvard College in Economics, and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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Magali Limeta
Board Member
Magali Limeta
Board Member

Magali Limeta is a proud first generation Mexican-American from Novato, California. She was the first in her family to graduate university and received a degree in Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She’s the Senior Revenue Cycle Analyst for UCSF, an advocate for social change, and an active member of the San Rafael Evening Rotary Club. She was selected for 4 fellowships including Front Line Leaders Academy, New American Leaders, Emerge California, and New Leaders Council.

As the former President of the Marin County Young Democrats and current AD-10 Delegate to the California Democratic Party she has dedicated time and been recognized for her contributions to Marin County. Her passion is rooted in her struggles navigating the education system, on her own, as a first generation Mexican-American. She believes that together we can reform systems to break down the barriers to access housing, healthcare and education.

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Jake Moss
Board Member
Jake Moss
Board Member

Jacob Moss serves as Plant’s first and only In-House Counsel. Mr. Moss is a member of the executive management team and is responsible for overseeing risk management for the entire company. Mr. Moss negotiates and manages all contracts, including prime contracts, subcontracts and various vendor agreements. He also oversees outside counsel for all litigation, pre-litigation, construction, employment, human resources, Cal/OSHA and general commercial issues.

Prior to joining Plant, Mr. Moss worked for a law firm handling complex construction litigation and transactional issues for general contractors, subcontractors and owners. He gained extensive knowledge of mechanic’s liens, payment bonds and stop notices. He also learned the technical aspects of construction through his work on construction defect cases and Right to Repair claims.

Mr. Moss obtained a juris doctor from Santa Clara University School of law, and a Bachelor of Arts from Bucknell University where he played varsity baseball for four years.

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Tamsen Plume
Board Member
Tamsen Plume
Board Member

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.

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Ken Preston
Board Member
Ken Preston
Board Member

Retired Partner, Bregante + Company LLP
Ken Preston has been a CPA since 1977 and is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ken holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of North Carolina. He came to the Bay Area in 1979 from North Carolina and worked in a San Francisco public accounting firm as a manager and then as a partner until 1990. In 1990, Ken joined Bregante + Company LLP as a partner.
Ken has provided audit, review and compilation services to many of the firm’s clients that are closely held businesses and nonprofit organizations. He has been instrumental in building the nonprofit portion of the business. He has made many board presentations regarding nonprofit financial statements and consulting in the not-for-profit field. He works with a wide range of clients and is actively involved with individual, partnership and corporate taxes and tax planning.
He has been a long term board member of the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL), and Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) and has served as Board Chair in both organizations. He is still active in several task groups at YLI including a newly formed YLumni group. In addition, he has served on various committees throughout the years such as the Finance Committee and audit committee. Lastly, he has also served in the past on the board of the Marin Literacy Program and on the finance committee of Lifehouse Agency.

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Mark Tortorich
Board Member
Mark Tortorich
Board Member

Vice President, Kaiser Permanente
Mark Tortorich is the Vice President for Northern California Service Delivery with Kaiser Permanente’s National Facilities Services. In this capacity, Mark oversees a 400-person staff supporting capital facilities projects, clinical technology, facilities operations, and real estate acquisition. The 10-year strategic plan incorporates cashflows between $1B and $2B annually. Prior to joining Kaiser, Mark was the Vice President for Real Estate Design and Construction for Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Health at Stanford. An architecture graduate from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Mark is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and an Executive Leadership Team member for the American Heart Association’s Hard Hats for Heart campaign.

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Nancy Turner
Board Member
Nancy Turner
Board Member

Vice President, Jordan Park
Nancy Turner is a Vice President at Jordan Park, an investment management and financial advisory firm with over $12 billion in assets under management. She is an empathetic problem solver with deep financial experience and expertise. Previously, she was a Managing Director in investment banking at Perella Weinberg Partners executing complex restructuring transactions involving contested valuations, raising capital, M&A, strategic alternative assessment and stakeholder negotiations. She previously worked at Greenhill & Co and Houlihan Lokey. Nancy started her career as an Analyst at Cambridge Associates and as an Accountant in commercial finance. She earned her BA from Duke University and her MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. She lives in Mill Valley with her husband and three daughters. Nancy volunteers at St. Vincent de Paul, San Francisco Marin Food Bank, Redwoods Senior Community and Marine Humane Society with her family.

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Vanessa Washington
Board Member
Vanessa Washington
Board Member

Retired Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Bank of the West
Vanessa has deep expertise in financial services, legal, governance and risk mitigation. From 2006 until her retirement in October 2020, she served as Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Bank of the West where she led the legal, regulatory regulations and corporate secretary functions, and previously managed the areas of corporate social responsibility and an integrated security program including information and physical security and fraud prevention. Prior to joining Bank of the West, Vanessa served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Catellus Development Corporation, a publicly traded real estate company. She began her legal career in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. Vanessa holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a law degree from the University of California Berkeley School of Law.

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Genna Yarkin
Board Member HYP
Genna Yarkin
Board Member HYP

Genna Yarkin is an associate attorney in Holland & Knight’s San Francisco office who focuses on environmental law, land use, and real estate. Ms. Yarkin has experience throughout California with residential, commercial, mixed-use and industrial projects. She has a keen interest in housing law and is experienced in harnessing California law to benefit communities in need of housing. Ms. Yarkin has been with Holland & Knight since 2015 and serves as the chair of the San Francisco office’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. She also serves as a member of the board of Greens Restaurant, a nonprofit vegetarian institution that has supported the San Francisco Zen Center for more than 40 years.

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