||Kenneth J. Reggio, Executive Director|
Ken Reggio has served as ECS’s Executive Director since February 2002. Ken holds advanced degrees in sociology and social work, and has a 32-year history of executive leadership in organizations serving people who are poor and disenfranchised, notably ECS, Catholic Charities of the East Bay, and St. Vincent DePaul Society of San Francisco.
Michelle Diaz, Director of Human Resources
Michelle Diaz is an accomplished HR professional with 19 years of extensive experience in all aspects of Human Resources. She joined ECS coming from the security industry, where she held similar positions of Regional Labor Relations Manager, Regional Director of Human Resources, and Divisional Director of Recruitment.
Scott Ecker, Director of Housing
Scott Ecker has been with ECS since 2001, and managed the Support Services teams at several of our housing sites before becoming the Director of Housing Services. Scott holds a BA in psychology and an MS in clinical psychology, and offers over 15 years of experience working in the community mental health and supportive housing fields.
Karen Gruneisen, Associate Director
Karen Gruneisen joined ECS in 2008. In addition to practicing employment law for over two decades, Karen has worked with many homelessness commissions and taskforces, most notably San Francisco’s Local Homeless Coordinating Board and the 14-county Northern California Homeless Roundtable. She has authored several dozen articles and reports related to homelessness.
Eric Larra, Chief Financial Officer
Eric Larra joined ECS in September 2014. Eric is a seasoned financial professional bringing over 25 years of experience to ECS. His previous employers include KPMG, Levi Strauss & Co, the Sierra Club, and Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services.
Sarah Lehman, Director of Development
Sarah Lehman joined ECS in 2016, bringing with her 18 years of deep experience in donor development, communications, and marketing for the nonprofit sector. She recently served as Managing Director of Development & Marketing for the East Bay Community Foundation and began her fundraising career at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. Sarah originally hails from Vancouver, Canada, graduated from Mills College, and has pursued advanced studies at both the University of Oxford and the University of Chicago.
Dennis McCray, Director of Shelters
Dennis McCray has over 25 years of experience in the human services field. He has implemented and supervised services programs for homeless, formerly incarcerated, substance abusing, and other fragile populations around the state of California. Dennis has over 15 years of direct supervisory and management experience in the administration of residential and outpatient drug treatment, shelters, housing, state and local in-custody social rehabilitation, medical services, employment and education, and correctional case management.
Roxanne Murray, Director of Education, Employment and Senior Services
Roxanne Murray, joining ECS in June, 2015, served recently as Director of the Senior Community Service Employment Program at the Family Service Agency in San Francisco. She previously worked at the Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston and with the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts. Roxanne is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she also worked in planning, and she holds a J.D. degree from the American University College of Law in Washington, D.C.
Liz Pocock, Director of Housing Development and Asset Management
Liz Pocock has worked in affordable and supportive housing since 1999. Prior to joining ECS, Liz was Director of Property Management for Citizens Housing Corporation for five years. Liz also spent four years working with asset management and affordable home ownership programs at the Los Angeles Community Design Center (now Abode Communities) and began her career at Community Corporation of Santa Monica. Liz holds a BFA from New York University.
Kathy Treggiari, Director of Programs
Kathy Treggiari is a seasoned professional in homeless services, with 16 years of senior management experience at various agencies, including Resources for Community Development, Community Housing Partnership, Harbor Homes, and Lowell Transitional Living Center.