JOHN SEDLANDER serves as Chief Financial Officer for Institute on Aging, a non-profit agency that offers health care and social services for frail seniors. Previously, he was Resource Development Director for West Bay Housing Corp, a non-profit organization that develops housing for adults with developmental disabilities. Before that, he was Director of Operations for Committee on the Shelterless, where he oversaw the project management and construction of a 130-bed homeless shelter and transitional housing facility. John has a Bachelor of Arts and a MBA from the University of Michigan.
LINDA BOESSENECKER has served as the CEO of Girls Incorporated of Alameda County, since October 1, 2007. Girls Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides vital skill-building programs to low income girls and their families. As the former COO of the Girl Scouts of the San Francisco Bay Area and Executive Director of the Girl Scout Council of Napa-Solano, Boessenecker brings a wealth of experience in the executive leadership of nonprofit organizations that serve girls and young women. Linda has Bachelor of Science in Forest Resource Management from Oregon State University.
ANNA YEE (ASSISTANT SECRETARY) is the Deputy Director of the Chinatown Community Development Center, with an extensive history working in both government and private sectors. Before moving back to the nonprofit world, Anna was Senior Business Attorney at Minami Tamaki LLP, a respected law firm with roots grounded in the United States civil rights movement. Anna is active in her community, and has served on several local Boards with a focus on city planning/lending, arts and legal services. She earned a BA from Cal Berkeley in Economics and Sociology; Masters in Urban and Regional Planning and attended the University of California, Davis School of Law. Anna is a published author, long time San Francisco resident who loves to ski and a former marathon runner.
AMY RASSEN is known as a pioneer in the field of family support and non-profit management, Amy Rassen developed programs that have been replicated around the country and are self-sustaining. She is one of a handful of leaders who has shaped the family support movement in the U.S. For 28 years she provided the vision and direction for Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, Marin, the Peninsula and Sonoma Counties, a large Bay Area non-profit agency, and was instrumental in founding national, statewide and local organizations to improve the lives of children, seniors and their families. Ms. Rassen currently heads a management consulting firm, Rassen and Associates (www.rassenassociates.org) whose focus is to help non-profits operate effectively and efficiently. She regularly acts as the Interim Executive Director for organizations in the midst of challenging transitions. In addition, she coaches executive directors on board and organizational development as well as strategic planning.
ANITA ADDISON is the Chief of Planning and Strategic Advancement for La Clinica de La Raza, one of the largest community health centers in the SF Bay Area. Anita is on the board of directors of Capital Link and is also a member of the advisory committee for the Center for Health Design’s safety net clinic design project. Anita holds master’s degrees in city and regional planning and public health from U.C., Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Stanford University.
ANDY MADEIRA has an extensive background in affordable housing development, project financing and underwriting. He’s currently a Senior Banker for JPMorgan Chase Community Development Banking. He’s also served as Vice President, Real Estate Development for Citizens Housing Corporation, Director of Real Estate Development at BRIDGE Housing Corporation, and Community Development Manager and Underwriter at Fannie Mae’s American Communities Fund. Prior to his work in affordable housing, Andy practiced law at nonprofit organizations in California and Philadelphia. Andy received a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a B.A. in Economics with Honors from the University of California at Santa Cruz.
ILANA R. SCHATZ is the founding Director of Fair Trade Judaica, a nonprofit building a fair trade movement in the Jewish community. She has over thirty years experience in community program development in the social and economic justice movement. She has a strong background and knowledge of the Socially Responsible Investment field, and has served NCCLF as a member of the Resource Development Committee for over 5 years. Ilana has her Master’s in Public Health Education/Nutrition from UC Berkeley.
PATRICIA GOPAUL received an A. B. in Economics from Harvard University and J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. Prior to coming to San Francisco, she served on the New York City Economic Development Corporation as a Policy Analyst and ultimately as their Senior Counsel for several years. Pat also serves on the NCCLF Loan Committee, and she is currently employed as Vice President with Impact Community Capital in San Francisco.
ELIZABETH BOARDMAN received a BA from Harvard University. Raised in a small Massachusetts town, she crossed the country and settled in California to raise her family. During the past 35 years she has provided leadership in developing and managing eight substantial projects to provide housing and/or health and social services for mostly low-income elderly. Elizabeth is a leader in the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and a fervent peace activist. She has traveled widely and lived in Pakistan and India. She spends much of her time writing, and has published three books.
LYDIA TAN (TREASURER) has served as a Director of NCCLF since March 2003. Ms. Tan formerly worked for BRIDGE Housing Corporation where she supervised real estate development, project finance and project accounting activities. Ms. Tan is Executive Vice President with Related California in Northern California. Ms. Tan holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Stanford University and an AB Architecture degree from the University of California at Berkeley.