The UCSF Anchor Institution Mission operates by committees. Under this governance structure, content experts, university leadership, community members, business leaders, and other partners lend their expertise and passion and leverage their collective knowledge and guide all major aspects of our work and advance the Anchor strategy at UCSF.

Center for Community Engagement Council/Anchor Steering Committee

Our primary committee is the Center for Community Engagement/Anchor Steering Committee. This committee provides strategic, high-level guidance for the work of both the Center for Community Engagement and the Anchor Institution Mission and ensures progress towards our goals.

For more information on the initial Anchor Institution Assessment Steering Committee, the team who invested their time and energy in laying the groundwork for everything we do today, view The Report.

Anchor Institution Mission currently has 3 sub-Committees, correlating with the pillars of our anchor work:

Procurement Sub-committee 

Dawn Ackerman, GGBA Member (Golden Gate Business Association (LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce Representative), CEO of OutSmart Office Carla Javits, CEO of REDF

Laurel Arvanitidis, Director of Business Development, San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development

Eamon Loughnane, Director - Supply Chain Management, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Romulus Asenloo, Former Director of Contract Monitoring Division, City and County of San Francisco

Sharon Norwood, Director, Business Administration, Health Design & Construction and Health Major Capital Projects

Tiffany Carter, Co-founder of SF Black Wallstreet, Owner of Boug Cali Creole Bodega

Douglas M. Parrish, (Co-Chair), President and CEO of Red Dipper, Inc.

Andrew Clark, (Co-Chair), Director of Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, UCSF

Edwin Rodriguez, Business Development Program Manager, Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)

Jasmine Cruz, Operations Manager, UCSF Health Procurement

Lucia Sayre, Western US Regional Director, Healthy Food in Health Care, Healthcare Without Harm

Miguel Galarza, President of Yerba Buena Enegineering & Construction, Inc

Carlos Solorzano-Cuadra, CEO of Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Lamar Heystek, President, ASIAN, inc.


View Former Procurement Sub-committee Members


Workforce Development Sub-committee 

Nancy Duranteau, Chief Learning Officer, UCSF Learning & Organizational Development (Co-chair)

Demetrius Durham, Associate Executive Director, Bayview Hunters Point YMCA (Co-chair)

Chuck Collins, Retired President and Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of San Francisco

Kisha Mickels, Customer Services Assistant, UCSF Tidelands Housing Services, and graduate of UCSF EXCEL

Lisa Countryman-Quiroz, Chief Executive Officer, JVS

Charles Paisley, Manager, San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development

Bart Ellison, Director, Workforce Development Division, SF Human Services Agency

Christina Shea, Deputy Chief/Director of Clinical Services of Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc. (RAMS, Inc.)

John Halpin, Dean of Workforce Development, San Francisco City College

Denise Thomas, HR Processor, UCSF Human Resources, and graduate of UCSF EXCEL

Erin R. Deis Interim Director, College and Career Programs, Curriculum & Instruction SFUSD

Jessica Blair-Driessler, MBA, Associate Director of Talent Acquisition, Human Resources UCSF

Donna Hilliard, Executive Director, Code Tenderloin


View Former Workforce Development Sub-committee Members


Community Investment Sub-committee 

Maye Chrisman, Vice Dean, Administration and Finance, UCSF School of Medicine

Carlos Ramirez, CDFI Controller, Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)

Rebecca Daro, Director, Office of Strategy Management for Finance and Administration Services, UCSF

Victor Rubin, (Co-Chair), Senior Fellow, PolicyLink, and member of the UCSF Anchor Steering Committee

Mark Doherty, Senior Director of Investments, San Francisco Foundation

Tejal Shah, Chief Assistant Treasurer, City and County of San Francisco

Abigail Ellis, Assistant Director, Community Relations, UCSF Office of Community & Government Relations

Marie Sturgell, Remax Prestigious Properties, and member of the UCSF Anchor Steering Committee

Melissa Jones, MPA, Executive Director, Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHI)

Shannon Turner, (Co-Chair), Controller, UCSF

Linda Moran, Director, Financial and Administrative Services, UCSF

Paul Velaski, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Gift Policy and Accounting and Secretary of the UCSF Foundation

Nima Katz, Principal Counsel UC Legal Office of the General Counsel, UCOP

La Shon Walker, Vice President of Community Affairs, Five Point Holdings LLC

View Former Community Investment Sub-committee Members