BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Douglas Pierce, Chair
has worked with folks on the streets since the mid 90's. He has temporarily retired from doing case management with homeless individuals to help raise two small children. He has had multiple live-in positions in homeless shelters, has done case management with people living on the streets, and has managed a small team of outreach workers. Doug is a parishioner at St. Agnes parish in The Haight. He is proud to serve on Gubbio's board because he believes there is a real presence of Christ in the poor and that how we treat those apparently "least" in the world is how we treat God.
Christina Alvarez, Treasurer
is one of the newest members of The Gubbio Project's board. She is an accomplished professional with 13 years in the nonprofit sector, with a focus on affordable housing and human rights advocacy, LGBT activism and animal welfare. She has served on the Board of Directors of Hopalong Animal Rescue and Friends of the Rockridge Library, and is currently the Grantmaking Council Director on the Board of The Junior League of San Francisco. She lives with her wife and son in San Francisco.
Traci Lewis, Secretary
is the Director of Asset Management and Facilities with the St. Anthony Foundation and a local real estate broker. She joined St. Anthony Foundation in 2012 after working for many years in affordable housing development with the City of Oakland and as the Shelter Plus Care Housing Representative for the Oakland Housing Authority. Traci believes that all people are worthy and valuable and is passionate about helping to clothe, shelter and feed those in need. She has also served on the Board of B.O.S.S. (Building Opportunities for Self Sufficiency) in Berkeley, CA.
Mary Litell, Advisory Chair
brings a background of spiritual direction and creation spirituality to her work of nurturing Nonviolence as a way of life. She is a trainer with Capacitar, an international network of solidarity and empowerment whose vision is to transform the effects of violence and trauma, bringing peace, and healing to our world. She also has studied at the Sophia Center, Holy Names University, in Oakland, CA.
Deleano Seymour, Vice Chair
has quite a history with the Tenderloin. Although it's not his current residence, Del has spent many years living in the TL - both housed and on the streets. While he used to pander and deal, he now sees the neighborhood from a new view. As the founder of Tenderloin Walking Tours, Del leads approximately 100 visitors each week through the streets of the TL, giving life to its history and noting the advancements. He is also on the Local Homeless Coordinating Board in San Francisco and Men's Committee at the SF Christian Center, and has been featured in Huffington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and SF Magazine, among other publications.
Ed Gleason Bio and Photo Coming Soon!
Michael Mallory Bio and Photo Coming Soon!
has been the Executive Director of the Gubbio Project since 2010. Prior to that, she worked at Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service for 7 years as a nonviolence trainer, workshop facilitator and organizational coordinator. She is co-author of the workbook "Engage: Exploring Nonviolent Living." In addition to her work at Pace e Bene, Laura has experience as a chaplain, teacher, Catholic Worker, and military officer. She received her MA in theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley and her BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point. She lives with her spouse, Cile, in Oakland.