Rich Gross, President
Mr. Gross is vice president and Northern California market leader for Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., a tax credit and affordable housing advocacy organization dedicated to serving low-income people through housing. His work serves low-income residents through revitalizing public housing in San Francisco, greening existing affordable housing, working with San Francisco and other Bay Area communities on the foreclosure crisis and initiating investment in new affordable housing. He leads the Northern California effort to coordinate Enterprise solutions with partners and supports efforts to raise more capital for housing for low income populations.
Pablo Bravo, Treasurer
Mr. Bravo is Vice President of Community Health at Dignity Health, a California-based nonprofit health system serving many low-income residents of San Francisco County. He is responsible for the overall leadership of Dignity Health’s community health programs, including managing the Community Investment Program which supports low-income communities. Prior to his time at Dignity Health, Pablo was the Fiscal Director for the City and County of SanFrancisco Department of Mental Health Children Services and Managed Care. Pablo has an M.P.A. from USF. Pablo serves on Boards including Religious Community Investment Fund, and on the Dominican San Rafael’s Socially Responsible Investment Committee.
Lydia Tan, Secretary
Ms. Tan is extensively involved in the San Francisco non-profit community, including Board positions of the S.H. Cowell Foundation, SPUR and Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco. The S.H. Cowell Foundation of San Francisco funds place-based initiatives to achieve lasting change for families living in poverty. Habitat for Humanity of Greater San Francisco works to provide affordable housing opportunities to low-income residents. SPUR is based in San Francisco and is a leading civic planning organization dedicated to research, education, and advocacy for urban issues in San Francisco and the Bay Area, especially to affordability for low income people.
Ms. Spriggs is currently the Managing Director of Shorenstein Properties LLC's Multifamily Investments Group. 2013. She is responsible for overseeing multifamily housing transactions for the Shorenstein family. She serves on the Advisory Circle Board to Community Housing Partnership, a nonprofit serving homeless and extremely low-income populations in San Francisco through housing development and supportive services. Ms. Spriggs is a member of the Urban Land Institute, Lambda Alpha International, and the San Francisco Urban Planning and Research Association. She also serves on the board of directors for the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, a multi-disciplinary contemporary arts center in San Francisco that works with local community groups across San Francisco and in SFHAF’s Investment Area to advocate for culturally healthy and equitable San Francisco.
Ms. Jandreau is Chief Lending Officer at the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH). At CSH, Ms. Jandreau oversees all lending and grant making activities for the development of supportive housing. Her work serves low-income people by providing financing for the acquisition and predevelopment of affordable and supportive housing, while also providing her development expertise to developers and nonprofits working to serve low-income communities through the promotion of housing stability, employment, mental and physical health, and reductions in substance abuse. Ms. Jandreau is also a rotating member to the credit committee of the Bay Area Transit Oriented Affordable Housing Loan Fund.
Mr. Nagraj was recently named as the San Francisco Director of SPUR. Prior to that, he worked for BRIDGE Housing where, as a Director of Development, he participated in the development of over 1,600 units of affordable housing, including 200 units of affordable housing at San Leandro BART station, and large development projects near BART stations including at MacArthur, Fruitvale, El Cerrito, Balboa Park and Berkeley. He oversaw the refinancing and rehabilitation of seven former public housing buildings through the RAD conversion process, in partnership with the Mayor's office of Housing, which revitalized dilapidated public housing buildings in the Mission, Castro and Bernal Heights and stabilized those at-risk communities. Adhi is also the Chair of the Oakland Planning Commission and was appointed by Governor Brown to serve on the Board of CHPC, a statewide affordable housing finance and policy organization, and had been serving on the Executive Board at SPUR. He is a licensed attorney, and is a graduate of Brown University and Columbia Law School.
Tyler Van Gundy
Tyler is currently Senior Vice President at Hunt Companies, Inc. Prior to Hunt over 9 years of experience structuring and managing investment funds for real estate, affordable housing, energy efficiency, renewable energy, microcredit and primary care development. He specializes in sourcing and combining public, private and philanthropic capital to create efficient investment platforms and products.
Nadia Sesay was appointed the Director of the Controller’s Office of Public Finance for the City & County of San Francisco by Mayor Gavin Newsom in March 2005. The Office of Public Finance manages the City’s $3.1 billion municipal debt portfolio, oversees the issuance of all new debt secured by property taxes and general fund sources, and initiates the City’s debt policies and procedures and provides technical expertise for the preparation and monitoring of the Ten-Year Capital Plan. In addition, Ms. Sesay and her staff provide financial analysis to the Mayor, Board of Supervisors, Commissioners and department heads.
Ms. Sesay has been with the Office of Public Finance for nearly 17 years, serving as Financial Administrator and Bond Associate prior to her appointment as Director. Before joining the City, Ms. Sesay worked for Union Bank of California, N.A. in the Corporate Trust Department as Trust Administrator.
Ms. Sesay also sits on the San Francisco Community Investment Board and serves as Chair of the Oversight Board of the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City and County of San Francisco. Ms. Sesay was awarded San Francisco’s Public Managerial Excellence Award for exemplary leadership, fiscal ingenuity and vision in 2010.
Kate Hartley’s 25 years of housing development work includes a wide range of experience. As an affordable housing developer, she built for-sale, rental, special needs, and senior homes. She spent four years as an affordable housing financial consultant, specializing in tax credit syndications, tax-exempt bond financings, and expiring federal mortgage recapitalizations. As a project manager with the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, she closed multiple transactions involving layered and varied funding sources, while also supervising architectural design, community outreach, and interdepartmental project approvals. Ms. Hartley also worked for five years as a for-profit development project manager, overseeing warehouse conversions to residential use. As Acting Director of MOHCD, she is responsible for a $220 million annual housing and community development budget, which serves low- and middle-income households, special needs populations, and diverse communities throughout the city. Most recently, she led the closing of MOHCD’s $2 billion public housing recapitalization program, which will rehabilitate and preserve 3,500 units of housing for extremely low-income households. Ms. Hartley holds an M.A. degree from Berkeley Law in Jurisprudence and Social Policy, and a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Sarah Dennis Phillips
Ms. Phillips has worked on housing and development policy with the City of San Francisco for twelve years. Sarah began her career at the US Department of Housing & Urban Development, then returned to graduate school to earn degrees in urban design and planning at the University of Virginia and Harvard University. After graduating, she worked as a consultant with Redwood City, East Palo Alto and downtown Livermore, focused on housing. Sarah has worked on countless housing policy initiatives with the City of San Francisco, including the City’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance. She designed Mayor Lee’s Seven Point Housing Plan and continues under Mayor Farrell towards achievement of the Mayor’s 2020 housing targets -- adding almost 19,000 housing units total (6,500 affordable) in the past three years. She is a member of Lambda Alpha International, Urban Land Institute, and SPUR; and has received awards from the American Planning Association, the Association of Bay Area Governments, and SPUR's Municipal Fiscal Advisory Committee.