Who We Are

Our Team

Our Staff

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Todd David

Executive Director

HAC’s Executive Director since November 2016, Todd has been active in Bay Area politics throughout his professional career. His campaign experience includes serving as political director for Scott Wiener’s first successful California State Senate campaign (2016), campaign manager for the Recreation and Park funding measure (2016), and campaign manager for the Soda Tax (2014). A public school parent of three, Todd is an avid weekend pickleball player.

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Corey Smith

Deputy Director

Since joining HAC in January 2016, Corey has played nearly every staff role in the organization before becoming Deputy Director in 2020. Prior to HAC, he spent several years as a digital media consultant at 50+1 Strategies, a data analyst at Rocket Lawyer, and an NBA scout for the Orlando Magic. He also had the good sense to get his MBA in Hawaii. An East Bay native, Corey spends his spare time staying active in San Francisco politics and cheering on Bay Area sports teams and the Oregon Ducks.

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Deborah Schneider

Communications Director

Deborah joined HAC in October 2020, just in time for an extra-interesting election season! She previously served as External Relations Director for award-winning, Bay Area-based nonprofit Lava Mae and brings years of experience as a communications strategist to nonprofit and for-profit social innovators. A St. Louis native and Washington, D.C. expat, Deborah has called San Francisco home for two decades. In her free time she enjoys tennis, volunteering, and comedy of all kinds.

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Miles Johnson

Communications Associate

Miles joined the team in September 2021 after spending a year as a Program Associate for sports-based youth development nonprofit Soccer Without Borders. Prior to joining HAC he attended the University of Redlands where he graduated with a degree in English with a minor in Race & Ethnic Studies. In his spare time, Miles enjoys playing pickup basketball at Berkeley parks, and if he can wake up early enough, cheering on his favorite English Premier League club Manchester United.

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Jake Price

Business Development Manager

Jake joined HAC as an intern upon graduating from the University of Wisconsin and quickly became an integral part of the team. He first served as a Research and Advocacy consultant, followed by Development and Operations Associate, and was most recently promoted to Business Development Manager. A Berkeley native now living in San Francisco, Jake is an avid golfer, Giants fan, and electric bike rider. He’s also an aspiring land use attorney, despite his colleagues’ efforts to talk him out of it.

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Abbie Tuning

Development and Operations Associate

Abbie came to HAC in October 2021 following a series of housing, policy, and social justice internships with nonprofits including Bay Area Council, Human Rights Watch, Global Fund for Women, Tikkun Magazine, and the City of Richmond (California), among others. While an undergraduate at San Francisco State University she also worked on campus at the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement. Abbie is an Oakland native and inveterate traveler who enjoys exploring California and beyond.

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Nico Nagle

East Bay Organizer

Nico began his HAC career as an intern in September 2017 and was subsequently promoted to Development and Operations Associate and, most recently, East Bay Organizer. Prior to HAC, he worked on a wide range of housing issues as a legislative assistant and nonprofit associate in his hometown of Hartford, Connecticut. Nico first lived in San Francisco’s Mission District before moving across the Bay to settle down in Oakland and when he’s not at HAC he enjoys cooking, bartending, and getting back to nature.

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Ali Sapirman

South Bay Organizer

Ali joined HAC in February 2022, having previously worked at San José Councilmember David Cohen’s office, Working Partnerships USA, and the South Bay Labor Council. An organizer at heart, they began their organizing work in the community colleges to create better living and working conditions for students, faculty, and staff across California. Ali also serves as an active member of the Santa Clara Democratic Party, and enjoys reading philosophy, rock climbing, yoga, and the company of their three cats.

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Our Board

HAC board members are innovators in their fields. From award-winning architects and leading nonprofits, to longtime labor leaders, law firm partners, and many others, our board’s diversity of experiences and perspectives is its greatest strength.

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Board Chair
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Daniel Frattin

Reuben, Junius & Rose, LLP

Daniel is a Partner at Reuben, Junius & Rose, LLP where he specializes in land use and environmental law, and participates extensively in San Francisco legislative and policy efforts aimed at increasing housing production for residents of all income levels.

Board Vice Chair
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Jessica Berg

BergDavis Public Affairs

Jessica is the co-founder of BergDavis Public Affairs, a boutique consultancy representing a variety of for-profit and nonprofit developers, retailers, educational institutions, health care entities, city agencies, emerging technology, foundations and nonprofits.

Board Treasurer
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Spencer Sheaff

Lendlease

Spencer is a Development Manager at Lendlease and has spent the last 10 years developing urban infill housing and mixed-use projects in the Bay Area.

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Jeremy Bamberger

Solomon Cordwell Buenz

As a design architect at Solomon Cordwell Buenz, Jeremy focuses on residential, mixed-use, and urban design projects and also leads SCB’s San Francisco office in computational design, developing data-driven analysis tools to inform design decisions.

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Caroline Chase

Allen Matkins

Caroline is a Partner at Allen Matkins where she practices real estate, development, and land use law, with an emphasis on representing real estate developers in the entitlement of residential, commercial, industrial, life sciences, and institutional development projects.

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Nora Collins

AvalonBay

Passionate about urban development, design, and place-making, Nora is a Development Director at AvalonBay Communities where she develops complex multifamily and mixed-use communities in San Francisco and around the Bay Area.

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Kim-Mai Cutler

Initialized Capital

Kim-Mai is a partner at early stage venture firm Initialized Capital, and a former journalist who is widely known for chronicling the makings of San Francisco’s housing crisis in “How Burrowing Owls Lead To Vomiting Anarchists (Or SF’s Housing Crisis Explained).”

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Kevin Griffith

Wilson Meany

With more than 20 years of experience in real estate development in affordable and market-rate housing, Kevin is a Project Manager at Wilson Meany where he’s focused the development of Treasure Island, managing residential, commercial, and transportation projects.

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Margaret Miller

John Stewart Company

Serving as the John Stewart Company’s Vice President for Development, Margaret oversees the full range of corporate activities related to developing and asset managing the Company’s affordable and mixed-income multifamily housing and co-leads JSCo’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts.

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Joe Olla

Nibbi Brothers General Contractors

With more than 25 years of experience in the architectural /engineering /construction industry, Joe is Vice President of Business Development & Marketing for Nibbi Brothers General Contractors in San Francisco.

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Christopher Roach

Studio Vara

Christopher is an architect and the co-founder/principal of Studio VARA, a San Francisco-based practice working at the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and design that engages with projects ranging from custom residences and affordable housing to commercial offices and academic institutions.

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David Seward

UC Hastings College of the Law

David 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.

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Ann Silverberg

Related California

Ann serves as Chief Executive Officer for Related California’s Northern California Affordable Division where she is responsible for the strategic direction, overall management and daily operation of Related’s Northern California affordable pipeline and portfolio.

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Anne Torney

Mithun

Anne is the Managing Partner of Mithun’s San Francisco office and an award-winning architect who has made multi-family housing and transit-oriented urban infill the focus of her work for more than 20 years.

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Dan Torres

Sprinkler Fitters Local 483

Dan is a Business Representative for Sprinkler Fitters Local 483, where he has been a proud member for more than 20 years, and additionally serves as delegate and Trustee to the San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council and Delegate to the San Francisco Labor Council.

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Monica Wilson

Construction Industry and Workforce Initiative

Monica is the Program Director and a founding member of Construction Industry and Workforce Initiative (CIWI), a program that provides college students with direct construction industry work experience as well as mentorship, leadership, and career development opportunities.

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Jacob Adiarte

Nor Cal Carpenters Union

Jacob is the Director of Organizing for the Nor Cal Carpenters Union where he has spent 13 years creating work opportunities for more than 39,000 carpenters, while building successful partnerships within the development & construction community.

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Beatrice Cardenas-Duncan

Health and Wellness Advocate

In addition to her extensive housing advocacy, Beatrice is a longtime community organizer and health wellness advocate who has served as the former Co-chair of the Alameda County Tobacco Control Coalition and the Lead Advocate with the American Cancer Society, Cancer Action Network.

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Sacramento Advocates

A lobbyist with Sacramento Advocates, Graciela brings more than 15 years of public service in California government.

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Xiomara Cisneros

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Xiomara supports the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s housing policy efforts on the local, regional and state level. Her experience includes various roles in community outreach and project management in the land use and commercial real estate industry, both in the nonprofit and private sector.

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Michael Dinapoli

Suffolk Construction

Mike is the General Manager of Northern California for Suffolk Construction.

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Randi Gerson

Gerson Consulting

Randi is the Principal of Gerson Consulting, a boutique consultancy that provides strategic planning and project management services to real estate developers, businesses, and nonprofit organizations needing assistance with real estate assets.

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Dan Golub

Holland & Knight

Dan is a partner in the West Coast Land Use and Environment Group in Holland & Knight’s San Francisco office, where he works to achieve victories on behalf of developers, nonprofit organizations, and public agencies in the courts and in the permitting and entitlement process.

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Jeff Hoover

Zipcar

Jeff is Senior Policy and Partnerships Manager at Veo, a micro-mobility startup that aims to reduce automotive use and promote the safe, reliable, and widespread use of shared alternative mobility.

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Jennifer Renk

Sheppard Mullin

Jennifer is a partner in the Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Practice Group in Sheppard Mullin’s San Francisco office, where her practice focuses on land use and environmental law, with particular expertise in the California Environmental Quality Act.

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Maureen Sedonaen

Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco

Maureen is the CEO of Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, a national leader in building affordable housing and providing critical home repairs and community building efforts in the Bay Area.

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Daniel Simons

David Baker Architects

Daniel (FAIA, LEED AP) is a Principal at David Baker Architects, a progressive firm based in San Francisco that creates acclaimed communities in diverse environments, where he focuses on the field of sustainable multifamily housing, including modular design and construction.

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Art Taylor

JobTrain

Art serves as Chief Strategy Officer for JobTrain, a Silicon Valley-based nonprofit that helps those in need reclaim their lives from poverty and unemployment by preparing them for successful, sustainable careers in high-demand and emerging fields.

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Buddy Williams

Studio KDA

As a Studio KDA Partner, senior designer and Director of Multifamily, Buddy provides comprehensive design solutions that are consistently inspired, practical and informed by principles of sustainability and friendly, modern design.

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JP Walsh

Panoramic Interests

JP serves as Chief Financial Officer for Panoramic Interests, where he oversees all financial, legal, and research efforts within the firm. His specific duties include building and maintaining financial models, driving and negotiating project capital structures, managing investor relations, and supporting site feasibility, acquisitions, and the entitlement process.

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Molly Watson

Suffolk Construction

Molly is Suffolk Construction’s Director Of Business Development, where she

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Lou Vasquez

BUILD

Lou is a Founding Partner and Managing Director of BUILD, where he oversees the firm’s business strategy and executive management.

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Lisa Zahner

Urban Group Real Estate

Lisa is Director of Investment Sales at Polaris Realty, where she represents buyers and sellers of multifamily investment property and development sites and creates opportunities at the intersection of real estate and local business to create thriving commercial districts and neighborhoods.

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