Meet the BFHP Team
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Larry A. Rosenthal
Dr. Larry Rosenthal is the Program Director of the Center on Civility & Democratic Engagement and Senior Lecturer at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Originally trained as an attorney, he served as law clerk to the late Justice Marcus M. Kaufman at the Supreme Court of California and was Governor George […]
Caroline Nassif is a Registered Architect in California with over ten years of experience at Bay Area architecture firms leading the successful completion of design and construction documents in Revit Architecture with an emphasis on affordable multi-family housing, student housing, commercial TI, and high-end single family housing. She is currently a Project Architect at Lundberg […]
Nancy Fujikawa is the former Vice President and Office Manager at Mechanics Bank in Oakland, CA. She has extensive expertise and experience in the financial and investment services sector. She holds a Bachelors in Economics and Chinese from the University of California at Davis. She joined the BFHP Board in April 2013.
Kajsa Minor is an attorney at San Francisco-based Shartsis Friese LLP, where she specializes in civil litigation matters concerning business torts, partnership and contract disputes, and securities litigation. She has represented departments of the State of California, large public companies, small business owners, and individuals. She earned a B.A. in Business Economics from the University […]
George Fruehan earned his B.A. and M.B.A. from UC Berkeley. Currently, the owner of Numbers Talk, he previously served as Director of Consulting Services for Lautze & Lautze Accountancy Corporation. His career has included Price Waterhouse, Wells Fargo Bank and Bank of America. As a Certified Management Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified Systems […]
Elinor Roberts is an SSI Advocate at Homeless Advocacy Project, Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco. Prior to this, she was Legal Director of Swords to Plowshares for over 11 years. She has been practicing law for more than 20 years, having received her JD from the University of California […]
Sonya Thomas is a graduate of the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, and is currently a Senior Brand Manager at Big Heart Pet Brands. Sonya joined the BFHP board in June 2014.
Jennifer Kawar is the Chief Investment Officer at Nonprofit Finance Fund in San Francisco. She holds an MBA from Columbia University and specializes in business development, capital partnerships, and business model and capitalization planning for the social sector. She has served on our board since 2014.
Thomas Peeks is a retired General Manager and Business Development Manager from Xerox Corp. He has been serving on the Board of Directors at Contra Costa Interfaith Housing since 2013 and serves on the Grant Review Committee for Rotary District 5160. He joined the BFHP board in 2016.
Pamela Mangan is a Sofware Engineer and a Nonprofit Campaign Specialist at Indiegogo, the largest global site for fundraisers, where she provides campaign strategy for leading nonprofit crowdfunding campaigns. Recently, she has worked with The American Heart Association, Code.org, UN Foundation, Tish MS Center, Parkinsons Foundation, and the Harry Potter Alliance. She joined the BFHP board […]
Director of Infrastructure at HotSchedules
Denise is an Infrastructure Engineering leader with over 15 years experience with designing, caring, and feeding for systems and people. As a Berkeley transplant, Denise has became increasingly aware of the homelessness crisis in her community. She is passionately devoted to easing and ending homelessness, especially for the most vulnerable. She spends her spare time […]
Rescue Mission Manager, CityTeam, Oakland
Michael Murray is the Rescue Mission Manager at Cityteam Oakland. He is an ordained minister who has been working with the homeless population in the bay area for several years. Mike’s passion for helping the less privileged stems from the fact that he was, at one time, homeless himself. He is also a veteran of […]
Vietnam Combat Veteran, Volunteer, College of Marin, Veterans Office
Ted Wilson is a Vietnam combat veteran with two purple hearts. He is a volunteer at the College of Marin’s Veterans Office. He has appeared before a Senate Committee in Sacramento concerning incarcerated veterans. He is a member of VFW Post 8399 in Richmond, CA.
Architect, Opticos Design
Alexandra Vondeling is a Registered Architect in California with over 25 years of experience in the Bay Area and Philadelphia. She currently leads the Architecture Studio at Opticos Design Inc, a Berkeley design and planning firm committed to creating walkable urban communities. Her work there focuses on delivering residential units that provide an alternate option […]