Zahid Jafry, Chair
Saba Rehmani, Vice Chair
Ben Moerman, Secretary
Eddie Rodriguez, 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
Francis Baltazar, Executive Assistant to the CEO; Board Administrator
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.
Sophie first came into contact with the Conard House at Board Match in 2019, and was immediately drawn to both the organization and the passion of fellow board members. She started volunteering with Conard House because she wants to make a difference for this community. Her personal experiences with mental health and social services in San Francisco helped her realize that Conard House fills a need that is unique and so desperately needed. Outside of Conard House, Sophie also serves as a board member of the SF LGBT Center which is an organization that provides services to LGBT and other marginalized groups in San Francisco. In her professional life, she is an active California CPA who works as a finance and accounting outsourcing consultant at RSM US LLP helping middle market organizations and companies manage their financials. In her “spare” time, Sophie trains contortion and hand-balancing with a dream to one day perform a contortion act.
Savita joined the Conard House Board of Directors in March of 2021. She 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. Prior to Oracle, she has worked for many other technology companies like SAP, Sybase, Proofpoint, and others. 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.
Dayton joined the Conard House Board of Directors in 2019. After finishing his Ph.D. at the UC Berkeley Physics Department and becoming a Data Scientist, he missed the volunteer work he had done as a student. He had previously volunteered for the Los Angeles Metropolitan Debate League in college and The Compass Project in graduate school. To fill the gap, 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.
Emma joined the Conard House Board of Directors in April 2021. Being new to San Francisco, she was looking for ways to connect with people and was particularly drawn to the mission of the organization 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.
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.
A prospective Board candidate can be brought to the attention of the Board by providing his or her name, address, phone numbers and relevant background to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conard House Board
Conard House, Inc.
1385 Mission Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94103