Who we are

Our Team

Our Leadership Team

Maureen Sedonaen

Chief 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. An 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.

Jen Wilds

Chief 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.

Peter Dunne

Vice President of Real Estate

Peter Dunne is the Vice President of Real Estate, where he oversees the real estate development process including acquisitions, entitlements, and high-level management of the project management and construction management teams. During his 25 years’ experience in the housing industry, he has held key roles in the development or financing of over 100 housing projects resulting in the production of more than 14,000 homes. He is well versed in the full range of housing types, from suburban green field development to high-density urban infill. A San Francisco native, Peter earned an MS in Real Estate Development from MIT and a BA in Economics from CU Boulder. He holds a LEED AP designation and a California General Contracting license.

Erin Colton

Vice President of Construction

Erin Colton’s role as Vice President 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.

Kristen Barbarics

Chief Advancement Officer

Kristen Barbarics is the Chief Advancement Officer and oversees fundraising and volunteer services. She brings 20 years of experience to HGSF and has served in leadership capacities at several leading institutions including UCSF, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard University. She received her BA from Boston University, her EdM from Harvard University and her MBA from Simmons College, where she was a Dean's Merit Scholar. Kristen also studied history and literature at Oxford University in England. She serves on the Executive Board of Pierre's Birthday Fund, a non-profit that provides comforting services to hospitalized children

Our Board

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

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

Board Member

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

Board Member

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

Board Member

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

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.

Jeffrey Hoopes

Board Member

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

Board Member

SVP of Acquisitions and Development, WhyHotel
Will Hu is SVP of Acquisitions and Development for WhyHotel, a real estate start-up blurring the line between hospitality and apartments.  Prior to joining WhyHotel in 2019, he worked in Development and Acquisitions for Prado Group and Stanford University’s Real Estate Office.  Will began his career in Lehman Brothers’ Venture Capital Group and has his BA from Columbia University and MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Dameon Philpotts

Board Member

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

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.

Ken Preston

Board Member

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.

Nicholas Raby

Board Member

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.

Carl Shannon

Board Member

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

Board Member

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

Board Member

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.

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.

Vanessa Washington

Board Member

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.