Zahid Jafry, Chair
Saba Rehmani, Vice Chair
Ben Moerman, Secretary
Emma Yang, Treasurer
Anne Quaintance, CEO/Executive Director
Louise Foo, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Services
Liliana Suarez, Director of Supportive Housing & Community Services
Paul Schmidt, Director of Real Estate
Eliah Bornstein, Director of Property Management
Robyn Neither-Gold, Director of Finance
Roxie Uyeda, Controller
Carol Kossler, Director of Administrative Services
Angie Brown, Director of Development
Kathryn Carpenter, Executive Assistant
The role of our all-volunteer Board of Directors is to establish and promote the Mission, promote strategic initiatives, create organizational policies, set priorities, raise private funds, authorize our operating budget, preserve corporate assets and assure the integrity of services to 1,500 annual clients.
We seek candidates with a primary interest or expertise relevant to our work. External consumers of similar services provided by other organizations are encouraged to apply. Past experience on board or committees of a nonprofit organization is preferred.
Zahid is the founder of Onus Observer LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor, that manages the finances of entrepreneurs and other people of purpose. A long-time advocate of financial literacy initiatives and cash flow planning, he was impressed by the organization's rep payee program, a similar commitment to San Francisco's most vulnerable. He is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Toronto where he received an MBA in Investment Banking.
Saba is a Senior Director at Visa Inc. with 15 years of experience across Financial Services, Business Development and Management Consulting. She is passionate about financial inclusion and helping underserved communities with sustainable programs and investments. She volunteers with Conard House due to the organization’s commitment to helping San Franciscans suffering from homelessness and mental health.
Being new to San Francisco, Emma was looking for ways to connect with people and was particularly drawn to the mission of Conard House, which provides supportive housing to those with mental illnesses. Emma works at Stanford University as an Industrial Contracts Officer and wants to use her professional and personal experiences to give back to the community. In the past, she has worked for other non profits, such as beyondblue in Australia and the British Council in the UK. Outside of work, Emma enjoys exploring new places, eating good food and spending time with her family.
Ben has a bachelor’s degree from Columbia and a master’s degree from Harvard. His research and teaching centered on moral philosophy and conflict resolution. He trained students to run a conflict resolution workshop at a women’s shelter, a behavioral health residence, and a housing program for men returning to the community from prison. Participants identified their most salient problem and generated a consensus solution through group dialogue. At the end of the Albanian Macedonian war, he ran a conflict resolution project with mayors and NGO leaders. In San Francisco, he enjoys hanging out with his niece and her dog Ginger.
Savita is passionate about community service and has previously served as a board member for Urban Services YMCA, the YMCA's social services arm. In the past, she has provided pro bono marketing consulting services to Resources for Community Development (RCD) and volunteered for many bay area nonprofits. She works as Director of Product Marketing for Oracle's cloud solutions. She holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Outside of work, she loves hiking in the surrounding bay area parks and nature reserves.
After finishing his Ph.D. at the UC Berkeley Physics Department and becoming a Data Scientist, Dayton missed the volunteer work he had done as a student. He went to the San Francisco Board Match to find local non-profits serving people with low incomes. There, he matched with Conard House and 2-1-1 Alameda County, which connects people to the public and private resources available to help them. These organizations share a mission of bringing hope and empowerment to the people they serve. Outside of work, Dayton writes How to 115, a blog about randomized controlled trials of human health.
Glen has twenty-five years of experience spanning across senior operational and financial roles in technology companies. Glen was struck by the critical role that Conard House plays in the community providing services and housing to the mentally ill and is committed to helping the organization grow and thrive as a much needed resource for the community. He is a graduate of Whitman College and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Glen enjoys trail running, hiking and travel.
Ali has experience with mental health challenges in his family and was drawn to the difficult task that Conard House has been addressing for over 60 years in San Francisco. He believes that the combination of mental health challenges, along with homelessness, is a challenge that no one should have to deal with without help. Currently, Ali is a VP and the Head of Genpact’s (NYSE: G) Hitech, Manufacturing, & Services business in Japan. Genpact helps companies transform their business using AI, analytics, machine learning, automation and other digital tools to become more efficient both from a cost as well as a revenue generation perspective.
Eddie Rodriguez is a tax lawyer with a small San Francisco firm. His work includes, but is not limited to, partnership, corporate, and gift and estate tax matters, commercial transactions, and structuring affordable housing development projects for nonprofit organizations. Eddie received his bachelor of arts degree from Loyola University of Los Angeles. He also holds a law degree from the University of California Hastings College of Law. His leisure activities include traveling, photography, and classical music.
Theo is the Vice President of Customer Experience at Unison Home Ownership Investors, a real estate fintech company where his teams manage the world’s largest portfolio of residential home equity investments. He started his career in teletherapy and digital health, and was drawn to the Conard House mission by his passion for mental health awareness and housing accessibility. He is a graduate of Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management where he received an MBA, and of the University of California, Santa Cruz where he received a B.S. in Neuroscience and a B.A. in Psychology.
Anne joined Conard House in July 2020. Anne brings a history of nonprofit administration, program development, advocacy, government affairs, business planning, and public policy experience with her to Conard House. Anne has worked extensively with the city and various nonprofits to address food insecurity in underserved populations. Anne was the Chief Government Affairs Officer at Meals on Wheels San Francisco and founding member of Meals on Wheels California, where she addressed issues related to food security, long term care, and safety net services for older adults. While at MOWSF, Anne founded and is a current member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Food Security Task Force and served as Co-Chair of the SF Mayor’s Long-Term Care Coordinating Council. She also was the Associate Director of Programs at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, where she established their Pantry Program and Supplemental Food Program. Anne has also served her city as a Senior Analyst for the San Francisco Human Services Agency, a Program Manager for Jewish Family and Children’s Services, and a Community Development and Administrative Manager for SHARE Northern California.
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Conard House, Inc.
1385 Mission Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94103