Tomiquia Moss joins Hamilton Families in February 2017 with more than 20 years of nonprofit leadership and management experience. Tomiquia is locally and nationally recognized as a dynamic nonprofit leader with expertise in public policy and community planning. From 2014 to 2017, she served directly under the mayors of both San Francisco and Oakland, most recently as Chief of Staff for Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.
Devra Edelman has worked at Hamilton Families since 2005 and previously worked for five years as Executive Director of the Haight Ashbury Food Program. She received a Master of Social Work and a Master of Arts in International Development from the University of Denver in 1996 and worked in Colorado, California and internationally with homeless families and individuals for more than 18 years. She provides operational oversight and directly supervises the program directors of Hamilton Families’ shelter and transitional housing programs, including case management and children’s services.
Jack Fagan joined Hamilton Families in 2008, but has been working in nonprofit human services since 1987. At Penn State, he majored in Individual and Family Studies with minors in women’s and African American studies. For many years, he directed programs at disability service and advocacy agencies, and has extensive experience in organizational development, strategic planning and outcomes management. From 2003-07, he was Co-Chair of the San Francisco Mayor’s Disability Council under both Willie Brown and Gavin Newsom. At Hamilton Families, he oversees human resources, technology and facilities, and works closely with the leadership team to measure and ensure operational efficiency and quality assurance.
Elizabeth Hewson joined Hamilton Families in December 2014. She brings over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, including 15 years in homeless services and affordable housing in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has extensive experience developing and growing programs, ranging from job training programs for adults who have experienced homelessness, to a micro-credit program for refugees and marginalized communities in Latin America. She oversaw the operations of an affordable housing organization that provides housing, services and job opportunities to homeless adults and families, as it grew in size from a $6 million to a $ 25million annual budget. As Director of Housing, Elizabeth oversee’s Hamilton Families homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing services, as well as initiatives to enhance the organization’s ability to use data-informed decision-making to improve programs and achieve HF’s strategic goals.
Rosa Martinez has worked for Hamilton Families as Director of Finance since 1998. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from California State University. As Director of Finance, Rosa works closely with the executive director, the board of directors, the board Finance Committee, and the agency’s Independent Auditors, as well as with the San Francisco Mayor’s Office on Housing, the Department of Human Services and the Superior Court, among other local, state, and federal agencies.
Debbie Wilber initially joined Hamilton Families in October 2009 as the Children’s Services Coordinator at the Hamilton Shelter Program but soon transitioned to managing volunteer services & community partnerships agency-wide. In June 2015, Debbie was promoted to Director of Development, overseeing the development team staff and providing oversight of Hamilton’s fundraising plan. Prior to coming to Hamilton Families, Debbie worked for Conservation Corps North Bay and The Salvation Army. She has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University and worked for several years managing construction projects for a private firm as well as for Habitat for Humanity International for 5 years in Poland and Hungary.
Monica Harlow has worked for over ten years in program management in community-based, multi-service organizations in the Bay Area. During her career, she has worked with runaway and homeless youth, juvenile offenders, formerly homeless single adults, and low income and homeless families. Monica returned to Hamilton Families in 2015 after having been the program director at the Hamilton Shelter Program from 2007 to 2010. Monica has a Master’s Degree in Organization Development from Sonoma State University and is excited to bring her experience with employee engagement, training, and professional development to Hamilton Families.
Ellen Frieboes joined Hamilton Families in July 2009 and has worked many roles since then – as a residential counselor, case manager, case management coordinator, associate program director and now Housing Connections Director. During her first years at HF, she completed a Bachelor of Arts at SF State University in Women & Gender Studies and Art. Ellen also has experience working at organizations serving survivors of sexual violence, children classified as severely emotionally disturbed, and developmentally disabled adults. She spends her time volunteering with homeless dogs, and working on community building and civic engagement projects in Oakland.
Mayo Lunt joined Hamilton Families in January of 2015 as the Real Estate Director, bringing with her over 30 years of extensive Real Estate and Property Management experience. At the forefront of innovative Real Estate Property Management, Mayo has been able to open more doors for homeless families by fostering relationships with investors and developers in the private sector. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UC Berkeley and has prior experience working in city school systems as well as directing nonprofit organizations such as the Healthy Start Initiatives and Kinship programs.
Joscelyn Meador has been working at Hamilton Transitional Housing for almost 10 years; and prior to her employment, volunteered in the children’s services at the Hamilton Shelter Program. She has a B.A. from San Francisco State University and interned for San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). She has also volunteered with the Coalition on Homelessness. Before working at Hamilton Families, Joscelyn managed Residential Services at San Francisco State University for 5 years.
Julie Millman has been working with nonprofits providing community service since 1998. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Women’s Studies and first worked at Hamilton Families as the Children’s Services Coordinator in 2003. After taking a hiatus living in Mexico for five years, she returned to Hamilton Families as a case manager, associate program director, and now, as Housing Stability Director, where Julie oversees a team of case managers and coordinators who work directly with formerly homeless families and families at risk of homelessness.