"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced."
- James Baldwin
Theo Ellington has a wide range of public and private sector organizing experience. As co-founder of Black Young Democrats of SF, he successfully fought against the predatory policing practice of Stop-and-Frisk. During his tenure at The Salvation Army, he led the organization’s efforts to double its impact on homeless services, redevelop its real estate portfolio, and COVID-19 response efforts. During his time there, Theo increased new revenue by $10M. He also served as Commissioner for the Office of Community Investment & Infrastructure, leading the creation of over 1,200 affordable housing units. As Director of Public Affairs for the Golden State Warriors, Theo led the efforts to win approvals for the new $1B arena from 14 different city agencies. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Notre Dame de Namur University and a Masters in Urban Affairs from the University of San Francisco.
Executive Coaching Lead
Brian works as both a Coach and a Non-Profit Management Consultant. He brings over twenty years of experience in leadership positions in the public sector and extensive experience working at the intersection of the public, private, and governmental sectors. Prior to Coaching and Consulting, Brian started several AmeriCorps programs, taught high school, worked in senior management positions at several education non-profits, and worked for a start-up technology company. Brian received his undergraduate degree at George Washington University, where he studied Political Science and Sociology. He has a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Genevieve is a proud first-generation Dominican and Ghanaian from the Bay Area. She works with BIPOC youth and elders in the criminal justice system, violence prevention sector, and intergenerational advocacy space. Law, policy work, and advocating for marginalized communities have been of interest to her since she was 16 years old. She is currently using her trauma-informed education to design tools and workshops for folks in the healthcare system. For over twelve years, Genevieve has worked for nonprofits in San Francisco, helping employ young people in tech and media companies. This has led her to spearhead several projects focused on equity for youth, young adults, and Black folks all over northern California. In her spare time, she is diving deeper into holistic practices and theories around rest for Black folks. After the unjust passing of George Floyd, she started an initiative called Bay Area Black Leaders to create restorative rest, reflection, and equity planning for Black leaders. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in ethnic studies from San Francisco State University.