Board of Directors

John Fisher, Secretary. John is a Project Manager at SKS Partners, a San Francisco-based developer of commercial real estate. John joined the Board in 2015 and occupies an at-large seat. He serves on the Advancement Committee and Housing Committee, where he adds his experience in design, city approvals, and construction. John also has experience in urban planning and community outreach from his previous job as an urban planner in New Orleans. As a San Francisco native, John is committed to making his hometown an equitable and vibrant place for all people.

Gregg Miller, President. Gregg joined CHP’s board in 2012, bringing many years of experience in real estate and land use law as a partner at the firm of Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP.  At Coblentz, Gregg represents developers, managers, brokers, owners, and operators in the acquisition, financing, entitlement, development, leasing and sale of various property types. He has done extensive pro bono work throughout San Francisco, representing Community Housing Partnership in the acquisition and entitlement of the Edward II hotel for development into housing for transition- aged youth.

Jonathan Wyler, Vice President. Jon joined the Board in 2014.  He serves on the Advancement and Finance committees.  Jon works with a number of entrepreneurial businesses through his role investing in medical technology companies at SV Life Sciences, one of the largest international healthcare-focused venture capital firms.

Sheila Aharoni, Treasurer. Sheila joined the Board in early 2014 and serves on the Advancement committee. She brings 25 years of sales leadership experience from GE and several technology startups. Sheila moved to San Francisco almost 18 years ago at which time she launched and led GE’s San Francisco Chapter of Volunteers, an organization designed to build stronger communities where employees live and work.  She is aiming for greater CHP awareness and engagement among the San Francisco community, especially in the Technology sector.

Chris Amos. Chris Amos is the co‐founder of Ampush, a San‐Francisco based digital strategy firm, with over 150 employees nationally. Prior to founding Ampush, Chris served in various positions in finance and investment banking, with firms such as The Carlyle Group, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Steve Bowdry. Steve joined the Board in 2010. He brings over 20 years of financial, accounting, commercial real estate, investment, development and construction management experience to the organization. Steve serves on the Executive, Audit, and Fundraising advisory committees and is enthusiastically advancing the organization's recognition in the broader community.

Devra Edelman. Devra Edelman is the Director of Programs at Hamilton Families, where she's worked since 2005. She 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.

Mark Eshman. Mark Eshman is the Chairman and Managing Member of ClearRock Capital, an independent registered investment advisory boutique located in San Francisco and Sun Valley, Idaho. Prior to ClearRock, Mark was senior vice president at Drexel Burnham Lambert, Dabney/Resnick/Wagner, and Smith Barney. Mark has served as a board member for numerous political and non‐profit organizations, including the board chair of the Community School in Sun Valley, Idaho and the chair of the Ketchum Urban Renewal Agency.

David Elliot Lewis. A resident in a Community Housing Partnership property, David joined the Board in 2010. Trained as an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, David has worked as a consultant to large organizations, created and fielded software to assist in executive performance assessment, and taught Masters level courses in the Human Resources and Organizational Development program at the University of San Francisco. Recently David has been engaged in political writing, activism and volunteering to improve his community.

Lauren Maddock. Lauren Maddock is a project developer for Mercy Housing, the region’s largest developers of affordable housing. Lauren fills one of the five “Nominated Directors” on the Board, as nominated by the Council of Community Housing Organizations. Lauren brings extensive industry experience in housing development, which informs her personal advocacy for supportive housing for the homeless population. The subject‐matter expertise she brings to the Board underscores the value of the CHP By‐Laws that carve out representation on the Board from this sector.

Beth Stokes. Beth joined the Board in 2015.  Beth Stokes has 20 years of experience in the delivery of social service programs as a practitioner and as an administrator, in both the non-profit and public sectors.  She is currently the Managing Director of the Western Region for Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH). Prior to joining CSH, Ms. Stokes served as the Director of Programs for the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), one of the largest CoC’s in the country. While at LAHSA, Ms. Stokes initiated the development and implementation of the “Family Solution System”, a regional coordinated entry system for families. Before relocating to Los Angeles, she served as the Executive Director of Hamilton Family Center, located in San Francisco.

Patrick Valentino. Patrick Valentino is a housing, transit and neighborhood activist living in the SOMA district of San Francisco.  After volunteering for CHP for a few years, he was elected to the board in January of 2014 and serves as Chair of the Advancement Committee, and is also a member of the Housing Committee. Patrick has been practicing real estate law for over 22 years.  Patrick is also the Vice Chair of the South Beach Mission Bay Merchants Association, and a member of the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Transbay Transit Center.

Jay Wallace. Jay is a partner in Kenwood Investments, LLC, a private equity real estate development company.  Jay joined the board in 2016.  Jay has extensive experience in real estate acquisitions, project design and management, entitlements and development, and financing and asset management.  Jay is also a licensed attorney in the State of California and he maintains a law practice in the field of real estate law, entitlements, business and corporate work, and mergers and acquisitions for small to mid-size companies. Jay has worked with San Francisco based not-for-profits and community based organizations during his entire 30-year career in the private sector.

Board of Directors Meetings
Calendar Year 2017
5:30pm / Training & Development Center / 374 5th Street

 January 17th

February 21st

March 21st

May 16th (open meeting)

June 20th

July 18th

September 19th

October 17th (open meeting)