Jane Winter was appointed Executive Director of YWCA San Francisco & Marin in August 2012, and has held a variety of leadership positions in the non-profit and hospitality sectors. She served as Vice President of Philanthropy at Women’s Initiative for Self Employment and Associate Vice President for Advancement at Dominican University of California. Jane served on the Marin Women’s Commission 2013-16 (Chair ’15 -’16) and is an active member of AAUW.
Jane co-founded LesConcierges, Inc. in 1987, served as President/CEO for fourteen years and grew the company into the premier corporate concierge service in the industry she helped create. Jane earned a B.A. and M.B.A. from Michigan State University. She is passionate about women’s equality and racial justice.
Director of Finance and Administration
Lawrence is in charge of Finance and Administration at YWCA. He has been a key staff member for over five years. Prior to his position with YWCA, he worked as a tax accountant in a public accounting firm in San Francisco. Lawrence graduated from San Francisco State University in 2007 and majored in International Business and Accounting.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Lindsy Carpenter is a passionate social sector professional who is committed to creating programs and services that achieve deep impact for the communities she serves. Lindsy currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer at YWCA of San Francisco and Marin. In this role, she is responsible for leading and managing a comprehensive array of services and programs. Prior to serving as the COO, Lindsy served for three years at the YWCA as the Director of Programs. Other prior roles include serving as Chief of Staff at the Women’s Initiative for Self Employment, a national organization that empowers women to achieve self-sufficiency through self-employment, at the City of New York, most recently as an Executive Director for the Department of Small Business Services which helped approximately 12,000 entrepreneurs and small businesses start, operate and expand each year in New York City. Lindsy has a Masters in Urban Planning from NYU and a BA in Intercultural Studies from Biola University.
Director of Development
Cory Ervin-Stewart has been in the non- profit sector for over fifteen years and has worked with domestic and international organizations successfully leading their individual, corporate and institutional giving efforts. She has successfully raised millions of dollars for non-profits by designing and executing strategic plans that aid organizations in providing donors the opportunity to be deeply connected to missions, beyond just financial support. She is committed to fostering mutually beneficial and sustainable partnerships between donors and organizations.
Cory serves on a variety of Boards and conducts workshops and presentations on empowering communities on how to be more socially just and more philanthropic. Her primary focus areas of interest are racial and gender justice and equality, environmental justice and animal welfare. Her passion for empowering change led her to study communication theory, psychology, and racial and gender justice in both undergraduate and graduate school. She is committed to shaping a more just world for all.
A. Huckleberry Greenlee
OCCUPANCY & QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST
Huckleberry is an experienced project manager in a variety of fields. She has not only developed English and comptuter programs, but has also developed courses for horseback riding, outdoor skills and business. She has worked as a facilities manager for a business building in Berkeley, and has even started and run her own light construction company. Huckleberry is a native English speaker and is fluent in Mandarin with a basic understanding of Cantonese. She has lived and worked in Guangdong province for the Midea Group. Her work experience includes property management, designing and administering corporate classes for English, computer and business, IT management, international marketing development and strategic planning. She has a Masters in Business from San Francisco State University and has been working with the Chinese community in San Francisco and China for the last ten years. Huckleberry has a background in studio art, loves the outdoors, is committed to empowerment of women and immigrants, and enjoys helping the planet and the creatures that inhabit it.
Amy joined YWCA in November 2014 as Staff Accountant. She has worked as an accountant for various industries including public accounting firms, banking, city government and property management. She is happy to be part of an organization that helps better lives. Amy has volunteered building schools in rural areas of Thailand and has devoted time to caring for abandoned cats and animals. She is an animal lover (but admits that reptiles scare her). She also loves the ocean and Thai dance. Amy graduated from Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC in Business Administration.
Tenant Services Director
Anna, an immigrant from Hong Kong, came to San Francisco with her family when she was eleven years old. She lived in Chinatown and attended schools in San Francisco until the family returned to Hong Kong when Anna was sixteen. As Tenant Services Director for YWCA Apartments, Anna organizes resident events and finds community resources for the occupants of the Apartments, the majority of whom are Chinese immigrants. Prior to joining YWCA in 1991, Anna was a social worker for Golden Gate Regional Center, serving developmentally disabled clients from three to sixty-three years of age.
Anna holds a degree in developmental psychology from San Francisco State University, and has taken courses on Geriatrics and Gerontology through Ohio State University. She is a Certified Professional Service Coordinator, holds a California real estate license and is working on a master’s degree in social work. Anna is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin, and understands Toisan, a spoken language in the southern part of Guangdong Province in China. She has worked at the Apartments since 1991.
Business and Community Outreach Coordinator
Bette has had a long career in advertising as an Account Executive and Media Buyer and has a strong relationship with non-profits including working closely with local school districts and foundations.
Bette’s primary responsibilities are to drive new clients into the Fifty+ program and develop partnerships with local employers to hire our clients. She is committed to raising awareness of the value of the Fifty+ program throughout Marin County. Bette will work hand in hand with the Client Employment Specialist matching clients with job lead requirements.
Gretchen joined YWCA’s staff in October 2010 and is based at the Marin Center in San Rafael, where she handles all administrative functions including office management and client intake. She has a Masters degree in psychology and enjoys working with and helping people. As a former FiftyPlus participant, her direct experience with the job search process makes her an invaluable member of the Marin team. Her business background includes banking, financial services, publishing and construction.
Helen is one of the longest serving members of YWCA’s staff, serving since 1998. Helen was born in Russia and speaks Russian and Chinese. Well-respected by all the apartment residents, Helen helps with translation services.
Director of Facilities
Johnny Zhang has worked with YWCA since 1993. He is responsible for repair and maintenance of YWCA’s apartment building, which is funded by HUD and houses elderly and disabled tenants. He supervises his maintenance team to provide a safe and beautiful living environment for the ninety-eight apartment units and two child care centers located on site. He also performs repair projects as requested at both YWCA offices. Johnny is fluent in Cantonese and English.
DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL CHANGE
Laura Eberly is a community organizer and Licensed Clinical Social Worker who leads advocacy and racial justice efforts at YWCA San Francisco & Marin. Prior to coming to YWCA, she organized supportive housing tenants in Chicago with Mercy Housing Lakefront’s Tenant Leadership program. There, she led campaigns and coalition work for economic justice, neighborhood policing initiatives, and community building. She also helped establish advocacy and leadership development as integral aspects of tenant services. Laura has a background in both non-profit and electoral organizing and a BA in public policy and MA in social service administration from the University of Chicago.
Katharine joined the YWCA in the summer of 2017 as our Development Associate. She worked most recently in development at an affordable housing nonprofit, and is passionate about the YWCA’s similar mission of economic empowerment. Prior to that, she worked as a research intern for an immigrant and refugee rights nonprofit. She learned her drive for social change while on campus: she became involved with student groups fighting the influence of corporate money on local and national politics. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in history, and still loves to learn about history.
Client Employment Specialist
Nancy joined YWCA in June 2009. Her main focus is ensuring job placement success for YWCA’s FiftyPlus clients. She guides clients through their job searches, providing career coaching and other job-readiness services and activities that lead to job placement. Nancy continues to provide support to clients after finding employment as well.
Nancy brings twenty years of corporate recruiting and human resources experience within various industries, including financial services, high-tech and healthcare. Nancy’s experience from an employer hiring perspective is helpful as she assists job seekers to prepare to successfully find employment. Nancy’s passion is helping women find employment and realize their potential.
Nancy joined YWCA in 2017. Her main focus is teaching career development courses designed specifically for YWCA’s FiftyPlus Employment Support Program. She facilitates job readiness and employment training courses to increase participants’ skills and abilities for finding employment and success in the workforce.
Nancy brings over 15 years of experience in career counseling, coaching, teaching, recruiting and program management in a variety of settings in the business and academic world. She has a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University and a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley as well being a Certified Life Coach. Nancy’s passion is to coach, support and empower women to reach their career goals.
Pauline is a classically trained musician with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Piano and Organ Performing from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Besides teaching piano professionally, she has worked as an elementary school teacher at Commodore Stockton located in San Francisco Chinatown, and as a YMCA afterschool teacher.
Pauline joined YWCA’s family in 2012. Her goal is to utilize her language ability and cultural background to help senior residents residing at the Apartments.
Wei Zhou Fang
A native of China, Wei has been with YWCA since 2007. Wei is fluent in Chinese and is studying English to increase his speaking abilities. Wei has mastered skills in professional cleaning and housing maintenance.