Beth has nearly 20 years of experience in housing and homeless services, with her work beginning at the Coalition on Homelessness. Most recently, Beth served as the Western Region Managing Director for the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), based in Los Angeles. Previously, she was Director of Programs for the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and served as Executive Director of Hamilton Families. Beth received her MSW in Social Welfare, Administration and Planning from San Francisco State University.
Director, Coordinated Entry
Chris is the recent CEO of American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley (ALF), a network of 500+ regional leaders committed to serving the common good in Silicon Valley. Through its Fellows program, ALF brings together demonstrated leaders to explore the process of collaborative leadership. Graduates of the program, called Senior Fellows, develop a common understanding of, dedication to, and capacity for acting as networked servant leaders.
Director, Human Resources
Michelle 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 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 20 years of experience working in the community mental health and supportive housing fields.
Karen 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.
Chief Development Officer
Jenifer joined ECS in December of 2018 and comes with deep development experience from a range of nonprofits. Most recently, with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area as the Vice President of Development. Jenifer's knowledge and expertise at the intersection of fundraising, nonprofit management, and external relations make her a strategic new voice at ECS.
Chief Financial Officer
Eric 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.
Interim Director, Shelters
John has over two decades of experience in the human services field, much of that with managing ECS' crisis shelters and piloting of San Francisco’s low-threshold, service-rich Navigation Centers for homeless adults’ pathways out of homelessness. John was part of the team launching the nations first Navigation Center on Mission St. and continues to consult with municipalities, not just in SF but across the country, growing their capacities to open Navigation Centers in their communities.
Director, Housing Development and Asset Management
Liz has worked in affordable and supportive housing since 1999. Prior to joining ECS, Liz was Director of Property Management for Citizens Housing Corporation and also spent four years working with asset management and affordable home ownership programs at the Los Angeles Community Design Center (now Abode Communities). Liz holds a BFA from New York University.
Director, Workforce Development and Social Enterprise, Canon Kip
Jason has over 8 years of experience working in not-for-profit workforce development and food-related social enterprises in Chicago, IL. He has worked directly with the recruiting and training of agency participants, fostering relationships with prospective employers, developing/revising food-service training curriculum, promoting the organization through public speaking engagements, implementing budgeting and revenue goals for the social enterprise along with cooking and serving meals to agency participants and the public.
Director, Healthy Aging
Liz joins ECS with over 15 years of experience in working with Seniors with a wide-range of needs and economic backgrounds. She holds an MA in Gerontology and has enjoyed a variety of roles in areas of Case Management, Programming, Staff Training and Administration. Her work has given her great exposure in finding solutions to the difficulties seniors face including cognitive issues, affordable housing, diminishing mobility and end-of-life care.
Kathy is a seasoned professional in homeless services, with over 16 years of senior management experience at various agencies, including Resources for Community Development, Community Housing Partnership, Harbor Homes, and Lowell Transitional Living Center. Kathy was instrumental in the opening of the nations first Navigation Center on Mission St. and continues to consult with municipalities, not just in SF but across to country, growing their capacities to open Navigation Centers of their own.
Board of Directors
The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, Chair
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California
Christopher R. Ball
Executive Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Bank of the West
Andrea Clay, Vice President/Secretary
Senior Development Manager, Tabernacle Community Dev. Corporation
David D. Cooke, President
Partner, Allen Matkins
Vice President, Citi Private Bank
Sedgwick C. Dienst
Co-Founder, KCA Partners, Ltd.
Partner, Francisco Partners
Senior Partner, AMG Wealth Partners
Dr. Martin C. Jones
Principal, Knapp Architects
Finance Executive (Retired)
CHEF and former CHEFS student
Senior Manager, Partner Marketing, Slack
The Rev. Susanna Singer
Assoc. Professor of Ministry Development
Director, Doctor of Ministry Program, Church Divinity School of the Pacific
Real Estate Developer
Springwater Investments, LLC
Beth Stokes, Executive Director
Episcopal Community Services
Yvonne Tatsuno, VP/Treasurer
Finance Executive (Retired)
Kirby Brooks Todd
Director of Social Strategy, Mekanism
S. Hassan Zaidi
Managing Director, AMJ Capital