Group of major partners who coalesced and are early investors in the All Home vision and mission
With more than 20 years of leadership and management experience, Tomiquia is locally and nationally recognized as a dynamic nonprofit and public sector leader with expertise in housing and homelessness, public policy, and community development. Before founding All Home, Tomiquia served as the CEO of Hamilton Families, which offers emergency, transitional, and permanent housing services for families experiencing homelessness. From 2014 to 2017, she served directly under the mayors of both San Francisco and Oakland, most recently as Chief of Staff for Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. Previously, she was the Executive Director of the HOPE SF Initiative, a public housing and neighborhood revitalization effort with the late San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee’s Office. Known for innovating in the public sector, Tomiquia served as the founding project director of the San Francisco Community Justice Center of the Superior Court of California. Tomiquia holds a Masters’ in Public Administration from Golden Gate University. She is the Chair of SPUR’s Board of Directors, and also sits on the boards of the Nonprofit Housing Association of Northern California and Oakland Promise. Tomiquia and her family are proud to call Oakland home.[email protected]
With over 25 years of non-profit experience, Gail Gilman joins All Home as the former CEO of Community Housing Partnership. Gail joined Community Housing Partnership in 2002 and became the CEO in 2010. During her time there, Gail spearheaded the local and national conversation on shifting success measurements and outcomes in supportive housing and created a housing ladder, thus moving towards a housing equity framework. Gail deeply knows that population-specific outcomes must be part of any housing interventions for people experiencing homelessness.
Gail holds a Master’s of Non-Profit Administration from the University of San Francisco. She has been extensively involved in regional and national public policy efforts, including most recently as Political Director for San Francisco's 2019 $600M housing bond, as well as co-chairing numerous ballot initiatives ranging from housing bonds to revenue measures for homelessness. Gail has served on several housing and homeless task forces, and presently serves on California’s Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council (appointed by the Governor) and is a City & County of San Francisco Port Commissioner (appointed by the Mayor). Gail enjoys the outdoors, the Napa Valley, and is a foodie. Gail has lived in San Francisco for over 25 years and the past 18 years in North Beach.[email protected]
Jay Banfield is a social entrepreneur with experience in the private, public, nonprofit, and educational sectors. The Chief Economic Mobility Officer role was created in recognition of the fact that homelessness is not solely a housing issue - it is also one of poverty. In this role, Jay leads the development of regional policies and initiatives designed to provide economic stability, drive economic mobility and ultimately create wealth for those with extremely low incomes and those with multiple barriers to employment in the Bay Area.
Prior to joining All Home, Jay spent 12 years at Year Up, leading its expansion to the San Francisco Bay Area and ultimately serving as its Chief Officer of Innovation & Scale and Managing Director, California. A nationally recognized youth and workforce development program, Year Up partners with firms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Salesforce to develop technical talent from within urban communities. In 2014, Year Up received the Tipping Point Award from Tipping Point Community.
Jay graduated with honors from Stanford University and earned a Master of Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley. He began his career at Oracle before moving into politics and public service. Since then, Jay has worked on local, state and national political campaigns and has served in both the legislative and executive branches of government. He served as the Chief Assistant Treasurer for the City and County of San Francisco and the Assistant General Manager, Business Services for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. For several years, Jay also taught a graduate-level course as an adjunct faculty member at Golden Gate University.
An active community member, he led the San Francisco Parks Trust (now Parks Alliance) and has served on the boards of Workday Foundation, San Francisco University High School, Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Stanford Athletics Buck/Cardinal Club, San Francisco Friends School, and San Francisco Little League.[email protected]
With over 20 years of leadership and management experience in the nonprofit and public sectors, Jeff Hobson joined All Home to lead its finance and operations functions.
Jeff joins All Home after having helped build the nonprofit TransForm into a leading voice for transportation and land use reform in the Bay Area and across California. He joined the organization as its second employee in 1998, served as Policy Director and Deputy Director until 2016, and returned as Interim Executive Director during 2020.
Between his stints at TransForm, Jeff served as Deputy Director for Planning at the San Francisco County Transportation Authority. Along the way, Jeff developed extensive experience in finance, operations, team-building, fundraising, strategy, and communications, as well as program and advocacy efforts, and he has also consulted to multiple Bay Area-based nonprofits.
Through this work, he became convinced that inequality and lack of enough places to live are the key problems facing the Bay Area, and he wants to use his experience to help address them. Jeff also has prior experience on energy efficiency, environmental justice, and solar energy in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. He earned a master's degree from UC Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group and a bachelor's in physics from Harvard University.
Jeff’s partner Kim Seashore is a math professor at San Francisco State University. Together they’ve enjoyed living in a cohousing community and raising two young men in Berkeley.[email protected]
Joanne Karchmer has worked at the intersection of human services and public policy for more than two decades. Most recently, she served as Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s Deputy Chief of Staff, where she directed local, state, and federal legislative affairs and was the Mayor's senior policy advisor focused on Oakland’s response to homelessness and on immigrants’ rights issues. Prior to that she worked for the Port of Oakland in intergovernmental affairs and in Oakland city government as a policy aide and advisor to former Councilmember Pat Kernighan.
Joanne began her career as an attorney in Boston working to assist low income and working families to secure benefits and compensation to stabilize their incomes. Shortly after relocating to the Bay Area, she served as a staff attorney at HomeBase, a non-profit, public policy law firm that works with communities to develop effective responses to homelessness through research, policy development, planning, and advocacy. Joanne then moved to the East Bay and became a public interest law counselor at UC-Berkeley School of Law School, where she began the school's public interest mentorship program. She was quickly elevated to the role of Executive Director of Career Development, where she oversaw counseling, recruiting and all programming for students and alumni. As Executive Director, she launched the law school's first post-graduate public interest law fellowship program, which financially supports recent graduates who are pursuing public interest careers. Joanne earned her undergraduate degree at Cornell University and her J.D. at Boston College Law School. She also serves on the Board of Directors for East Bay Agency for Children. In addition, she has worked on numerous political and ballot initiative campaigns in Massachusetts and locally. She lives with her husband and three children in Oakland.[email protected]
Ken has more than 30 years of experience related to housing, land use, and transportation planning. Ken Kirkey leads the Regional Impact Council, All Home’s regional roundtable of leaders and stakeholders tackling housing insecurity and homelessness.
Prior to joining All Home, Ken was the Director of Planning for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). Ken was lead staff for Plan Bay Area, the region’s long range plan that guides land use, transportation investments, and housing production and oversaw a staff of 45 people while advancing planning and implementation for a broad range of topics. He also devised and led MTC/ABAG’s Committee to House the Bay Area, better known as CASA.
Prior to joining MTC, Ken served as the Director of Planning and Research for ABAG, where he led a variety of programs including the consensus-based process for developing FOCUS, the Bay Area’s regional blueprint plan encompassing over 150 Priority Development Areas and 100 Priority Conservation Areas nominated by local governments.
He previously worked in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors on regional growth management policy, general plans, specific plans, and development agreements in Northern California and New England[email protected]
Diana manages the smooth operation of the Regional Impact Council, as well as ongoing presentations and implementation of the Regional Action Plan. She joined All Home after working with the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality on a national research project to listen to people across the country about how they're making ends meet. In her various roles with that project, she managed field operations and protocol implementation and supported the data collection phase of the project. Diana has also worked for Juma Ventures, a nonprofit social enterprise providing job training for opportunity youth, where she supported financial capability initiatives and services for all youth.
Diana holds a Master's in Public Policy from the Ford School at the University of Michigan and holds a bachelor's degree in political economy from the University of California, Berkeley. Diana grew up in the Bay Area and loves all the food and culture the Bay Area has to offer.[email protected]
Edie brings more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit communications to All Home. She spent the previous five years as Communications Director for TransForm, another regionalist Bay Area advocacy organization, working at the intersection of housing, transportation, climate, and racial justice.
Edie has run communications efforts on a wide range of issues for nonprofits, small businesses, political campaigns, a government agency, and as a consultant. She managed communications for the Social Transformation Project, a leadership development organization working to improve collaboration among national progressive leaders and organizations. Prior to that she promoted energy efficiency and Alameda County's Reusable Bag Ordinance at StopWaste. As the Communications Director for the Institute for College Access & Success, Edie was an expert on student debt and student loan repayment policy. Alongside her professional career, Edie has been active in local politics in the East Bay since 2004 and was twice elected to (minor) public office.
Edie is a Bay Area native, a proud Oakland resident, and an avid gardener, singer, cook, and cyclist. She has a bachelor's degree from Barnard College[email protected]
As Director of Community Engagement, Irving builds relationships with key stakeholders across the Bay Area region in support of All Home’s mission and supports the Community Advisory Council. Born in San Francisco and raised in San Mateo County, Irving Torres joined All Home after serving as the Director of Government and Community Affairs for KIPP NorCal, where he helped build partnerships and connected families and students to resources during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
For almost a decade, Irving has focused on building relationships and advancing policy solutions to improve and empower the lives of youth and communities of color throughout the country. Prior to working at KIPP NorCal, Irving was the California Regional Organizing Director for Kamala Harris's 2020 presidential campaign. He also served as Senior Legislative Aide to San Mateo County Supervisor Warren Slocum, where he oversaw housing, immigration, and economic issues. Irving previously served as the Southside of Milwaukee Field Organizer for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign.
Irving earned his undergraduate degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of Utah and holds a Master's of Public Administration from San Francisco State University.[email protected]
As Regional Impact Council Program Lead, Susannah works with staff, research partners and the Regional Impact Council to advance a policy and advocacy strategy around economic security and mobility for ELI households in the Bay Area. Before joining All Home, Susannah worked as Senior Policy Associate at SPUR, leading research and advocacy campaigns across the organization's policy program areas.
Most recently, she studied the disparate impacts of local sales taxes on low-income households in the Bay Area and the effect of Proposition 13 on neighborhoods in Oakland. Susannah studied political science and environmental policy at Smith College and the University of Vermont.
When not working, you'll find her cruising on her 1983 steel-framed Giant Kashmir, or making incredibly slow progress at the ukulele.[email protected]
Terrance Thompson has extensive experience overseeing affordable and transitional housing programs and services in the Bay Area for over the past 20 years at a variety of nonprofits. He has managed programs designed to help improve the economic and housing stability of families and single adults. Prior to coming to All Home Terrance served as the Director of Transitional Housing Programs and Services at the East Oakland Community Project in Oakland California for over five years where he oversaw five programs designed to help families transition to permanent housing. Terrance holds a BA in Political Science from University of California, Berkeley.[email protected]
Aliece Lee is an administrative professional with over 12 years of relevant experience across multiple industries. She provides vital administrative, operational, and finance support to the entire All Home team.
In her most recent role prior to joining All Home, Aliece served as Office Manager for Partners in School Innovation, where she supported the CEO and leadership team in their process improvement efforts and organized field, provision, and support teams across five offices in three states.
In her free time, Aliece enjoys taking trips out of the country with her husband and son.[email protected]
Nahema spent ten years of her career as an administrator in healthcare but knew there was a higher purpose for her career. After making a life-changing decision, Nahema left her corporate position to pursue an education at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she enrolled in the Image Consulting professional studies program.
As a native New Yorker, Nahema watched the changes in her Williamsburg, Brooklyn neighborhood where residents were being displaced due to gentrification. She believes that affordable housing should be given to all no matter their background, and her mission is to align with organizations to ensure people are properly placed.
Nahema joined All Home as the RIC Administrative Assistant providing support to the RIC team bridging the gap between the RIC team and external parties[email protected]
Amie Fishman is the Executive Director of the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH). Since 1979, NPH activates its membership to make the Bay Area a place where everyone has an affordable and stable home. With a membership of over 750 affordable housing developers, advocates, community leaders and businesses, NPH secures resources, promotes good policy, educates the public and supports affordable homes as the foundation for thriving individuals, families and neighborhoods.
Amie joined NPH as the Executive Director in January 2015 after more than 20 years in affordable housing and community development. Amie has led NPH's strategic growth into new, groundbreaking electoral strategy; campaigns to grow public support and drive public will for affordable housing; and programs to strengthen the affordable housing industry and movement. Under her leadership and in collaboration, NPH has secured significant new resources for Bay Area affordable housing investments -- winning more than $2 billion from three Bay Area County measures in November 2016 and more than $6 billion from the statewide and local measures in 2018. She grew NPH's regional partnerships and legislative policy advocacy in Sacramento, resulting in collective regional and state wins including the Historic Housing Package of 2017, the CASA compact backed by a multi-sector coalition, and the 2019 3Ps legislative package of 10 state and regional bills that promote the holistic 3Ps framework of Production, Preservation, and Tenant Protections. Under Amie's direction, NPH has grown capacity building programs for the industry and movement, including new affordable housing resident voter programs, launching the Bay Area Housing Internship Program (BAHIP,) and the development of an industry-wide Racial Equity Action Plan.
Prior to NPH, as the Executive Director of East Bay Housing Organizations for almost nine years, she initiated major affordable housing advocacy campaigns, launched a resident organizing program, and grew EBHO’s membership and coalition work. Amie also worked as the Director of Supportive Housing at Mission Housing Development Corporation for 10 years, directing supportive housing programs and community organizing collaborations for homeless and formerly homeless adults and families.
Amie serves on the Board of Directors of Housing California, [email protected], and on the Advisory Board of the Partnership for the Bay's Future. Amie holds an MPA in public policy analysis with a focus on affordable housing and community development from the Wagner School of Public Service at NYU.
Jennifer serves as the CEO of Destination: Home, a public-private partnership serving as the backbone organization for collective impact strategies to end homelessness in Santa Clara County.
Jennifer has spent her career spearheading efforts to better serve the needs of homeless individuals and families in Silicon Valley. Working in a variety of shelter, street, and housing programs, Jennifer has developed and collaborated on numerous innovative models including the county’s first Housing First program for homeless families and the Housing 1000 Campaign, which brought more than 1,000 chronically homeless men and women home. A leader in systems change, she’s overseen the development and implementation of the 2015 Community Plan to End Homelessness and the production of Home Not Found, the most comprehensive cost of homelessness study completed in the United States. In 2016, she facilitated the release of The Silicon Valley Triage Tool, an open source predictive forecasting tool for Supportive Housing. Jennifer is a senior fellow with American Leadership Forum and is on the board of Silicon Valley at Home ([email protected]). Jennifer was appointed to the Board of Commissioners for the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara and appointed by the California State Senate to serve as a member of the State of California Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council in 2016.Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counselling psychology from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in non-profit Management program.
Daniel is a founding Board member and Chairman of the All Home Advisory Board.
He is the founder and President of Tipping Point Community, an organization that fights poverty in the San Francisco Bay Area by identifying and investing in the most promising interventions. Since 2005, Tipping Point has raised more than $260 million to educate, employ, house and support those in need in the Bay Area. Last year, Tipping Point helped 21,000 people connect with opportunities that break the cycle of poverty. In 2017, Tipping Point launched the Chronic Homelessness Initiative, the largest private investment to address homelessness in San Francisco’s history.
Before founding Tipping Point in 2005, Daniel worked for the Bill Bradley Presidential Campaign and the Robin Hood Foundation in New York City. Daniel’s fourth day at Robin Hood was September 11th, 2001. Over the course of the next two years, he witnessed the organization’s ability to lift up the city through its focused philanthropic work. In 2003, Daniel returned to the San Francisco Bay Area where he worked to adapt Robin Hood’s model to fit his home region and Tipping Point Community was born.
When not fighting poverty, you can find Daniel on the hunt for the Bay Area’s best burrito or spending time with his family.
Key members of the community helping to shape the All Home strategic and programmatic agenda, and evaluate All Home’s investment strategies and grant making. Each member of the council has had first-hand life experience either as an extremely low income individual, or had been system involved at a point in time. Each council member brings unique city and county level insights and lived perspectives, highlighting where systems have worked well and where there are gaps, and enable All Home to directly engage with the local community within and across counties.
New Breath Foundation Founder and President Eddy Zheng spent over 20 years in California state prison and immigration jails and is now the first Asian American ‘juvenile lifer’ to lead a foundation. Since his release, Eddy has led youth development, violence prevention, and cross-cultural building activities as a Project Director at the Community Youth Center of San Francisco. He’s also served the community in multiple ways: Soros Justice Fellow (2015-2017). Asian Prisoner Support Committee Co-Chair & Co-Director, and as a member at the Chinese for Affirmative Action, AYPAL, Critical Resistance, Chinatown Community Development Center, and the Asian American Law Journal board of directors. In 2015, Governor Jerry Brown granted Eddy an unconditional pardon, which finally prevented his deportation. Eddy became a U.S. citizen in 2017. The community has frequently recognized Eddy’s commitment to service. He’s received the 2016 Uncommon Hero award, 2017 Bridging the Gap award from the University of Pennsylvania, 2019 Frederick Douglass 200 award, and National Education Association’s Ellison S. Onizuka Memorial award.
Zak Franet is a 26-year-old Bay Area native and public affairs professional. During his youth, experiences with trauma, instability, and loss led to him turning to drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism, eventually leading him into homelessness for several years. Upon completing treatment and permanently exiting homelessness, Zak has been a dedicated advocate for youth experiencing homelessness, serving as the chair of Larkin Street's Youth Advisory Board, on the Executive Committee of the Youth Policy and Advisory Committee where he helped acquire a $3 million dollar HUD grant to support young people experiencing homelessness, and was appointed by former Mayor Ed Lee to the San Francisco Youth Commission, in addition to numerous other philanthropic and community-facing roles. Zak continues to be active in his community on issues he is passionate about such as homelessness, substance use, criminal justice reform, LGBTQ+, and youth development.
Born and raised in Tulare County, Chevelle was exposed to the realities of rural poverty from a young age. After falling into substance abuse as a young teen, she experienced intermittent homelessness and incarceration for more than a decade. In the years since, she has used her experiences to guide her work and education, earning her Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2015. After receiving multiple job offers and recognitions for her work, she moved to San Jose to take a job with Pathway Society Incorporated. Moving to the Bay Area for the first time, she was struck by the obvious lack of affordable housing for working people, and worked with Sacred Heart Community Service to secure stable housing. In the years since, she has embedded herself in the community, supervising a women’s residential drug treatment facility and providing clinical services to US District Court clients with the Pathway Society. In her free time, she loves to play with her dog Leeloo and explore new sushi restaurants around the Bay. She is excited to bring her unique and valuable perspective on mental health, substance abuse, and homelessness to All Home’s Community Advisory Council.
Growing up in Richmond, CA, Brandy Jenkins-League was exposed to violence and abuse from a young age. Although she was always a bright student, a dysfunctional home life made it much harder for her to engage in school. Despite this, she ended up graduating high school with honors, and obtained a college degree in criminal justice. As she entered the professional world, she translated her personal experience to working with people who are systematically disenfranchised. Currently, she works as a program manager for the Housing Resource Center in Berkeley with BACS, working with people experiencing homelessness in the City of Berkeley. In her spare time, she advocates for foster youth with the Contra Costa County through the Independent Living Skills Program ILSP, she is a wife and loving mother of three kids, and is an avid braider. She is excited to join the Community Advisory Council to make an impact on a regional level, connecting large-scale policy with the situation she sees in her communities every day.
Highly respected, seasoned non-profit/government leaders throughout the five focus counties -- committed to a regional strategy to disrupt homelessness and poverty. Each advisor brings deep subject-matter expertise across affordable housing production & preservation, homelessness prevention & protection, policy & advocacy on sustainable housing & homelessness issues, and resources & data collection systems coordination. Our advisors provide both expertise and thought partnership on regional strategy and programmatic activities.