The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition and regional arm the Bay Area Housing Advocacy Coalition have a uniquely collaborative relationship with our boards of directors; 2 diverse cohorts of leaders in housing policy, construction and development, law and finance, advocacy and activism, and more.
While we can’t celebrate and welcome 2020’s latest additions to the boards in the manner we’d prefer, both teams are nonetheless proud to welcome our newest boardmembers;
David Seward serves as the Chief Financial Officer of UC Hastings College of the Law where he is responsible for financial and business management functions, long-range capital planning, intergovernmental relations, risk, investment and real estate management. He also oversees the development and implementation of the school’s Long Range Campus Plan and its strategic centerpiece, the Academic Village. Active in the community, Seward serves on the Board of Directors of the Tenderloin Museum and San Francisco Housing Action Coalition. In 2003, he helped establish the Tenderloin Community Benefit District and was the chair of the group tasked with its renewal in 2019. Previous board service includes the Tenderloin Economic Development Project, Advisory Board for Urban Solutions, and Hamilton Family Center (as board president from 2007-2009). Mr. Seward grew up outside Detroit and graduated from the University of Michigan. In 1980, he moved to San Francisco where he attended the University of San Francisco, graduating with an MBA in Finance.
Randi has overall responsibility for the Mission Point project in Santa Clara and leads the planning, development, entitlements and design for the project.Randi has over 20 years’ of experience in local development in the Bay Area. She has been involved in all aspects of the development process including financial management, architecture design, construction management, land acquisition, entitlements and real estate transactions. Before joining Kylli, Randi was Senior Director of Real Estate Development at FivePoint, where she led the business plan development and execution – responsible for delivering over 20,000 homes in San Francisco’s Candestick Point, the Shipyard and Treasure Island. Randi’s experience spans development, programming, financing, design, construction, project management, land entitlement, community engagement, scheduling and budgeting for large-scale development projects. Randi has a BA in Sociology and Communications from Washington University as well as a Masters in Architecture from the University of Oregon, serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors at OpenHouse and is a Member of the Bay Area Council.
As Zipcar’s public partnerships specialist for the west region, Jeff leads engagement with key west coast cities, advocacy organizations, policy makers, and stakeholders critical to accelerating the adoption of car-sharing as a vital, economically-sustainable element of urban transportation systems. Before coming to Zipcar, Jeff was a Senior Strategist at BergDavis Public Affairs in San Francisco, where his portfolio included transformative real estate projects, flagship retail development, and he managed communications and engagement for marquee industrial clients. While at BergDavis, Jeff’s projects resulted in the approval of region’s first urban farm, thousands of new homes, millions of square feet of office space, hundreds of new hotel rooms, and new entertainment and maker space. Welcome, Jeff!
Beatrice Cardenas-Duncan – Bay HAC
Beatrice is a Health and Wellness advocate. She serves as the Lead Action Team with the American Cancer Society, and is also a Lead Advocate with the American Heart Association. Additionally, Beatrice is a Steering Committee member with SHAPE UP SF.
Beatrice received her Bachelor of Science, Organizational Behavior and Leadership – University of San Francisco. Master of Nonprofit Administration, University of San Francisco.