Elena Chávez Quezada
Elena Chávez Quezada is a Senior Program Officer at the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, where she manages the economic security portfolio. Her work supports a range of organizations across San Francisco and Alameda Counties focused on workforce development and asset-building. Elena is also a founding partner for the Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap Initiative, and a member of several other advisory and steering committees related to economic security. Elena came to the Fund from Tipping Point Community, where she worked as a Senior Program Officer in supporting 12 nonprofits fighting poverty in the Bay Area. Prior to her roles in philanthropy, she managed the California expansion of Single Stop USA and worked on research and policy at the Aspen Institute’s Financial Security Program. Elena received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two sons.
Diana Kruze is a litigation partner at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco. As an attorney, Ms. Kruze donates a significant amount of her time to pro bono work, focusing on LGBT rights and affordable housing. Diana graduated magna cum laude from UC Hastings College of the Law in 2006, where she is now an adjunct professor. Diana currently serves as a pro tem judge in San Francisco Superior Court, sits on the appellate panel of the California Judicial Nominees Evaluation Committee, and is a board member of the Barristers Club of the San Francisco Bar Association, the Jewish Bar Association of San Francisco, Playmates Cooperative Preschool, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights. She is a San Francisco native, and lives in the Outer Sunset with her husband, three children, two dogs (Demolition and Bulldozer), and five chickens. In her spare time, Diana makes mid-century modern dollhouse furniture, is an avid boxing fan, and loves exploring Golden Gate Park.
Clinton Loftman has over 25 years of experience in real estate development, urban planning, community and economic development, and finance in the public and private sectors. He has been active in the Bay Area community including, serving on the Treasure Island Restoration Advisory Board, on the boards of The Development Fund and San Francisco Beautiful, on the BART Earthquake Safety Program Citizens’ Oversight Committee, and as a judge for Stanford University’s Social Entrepreneurs Challenge Competitions.
Mr. Loftman has an MBA in Finance from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, a Certificate in Urban Design from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and a BA in English and Art from Williams College.
Azalea Renfield is the founder and former Executive Director of United Educators Association for Affordable Housing (UEAAH). Azalea has over eight years of experience working in administration, housing and community development. She continues to spend most of her professional career advocating for housing that is more accessible, affordable, scalable, and sustainable for low to moderate income communities. Azalea has served on many boards, commissions and committees all around the Bay Area, including the San Francisco Human Rights Commission as an Equity Advisory Committee member. Azalea has a Master's in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of San Francisco, and a Master's in Human Resource Management from Golden Gate University. She is completing her final Master's degree in Public Policy from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Azalea is a native of San Francisco and wants to see more housing policies that protect tenants and renters.
Irene Yee Riley
Irene Yee Riley is currently a member of the San Francisco Small Business Commission and previously served as San Francisco Housing Authority Commissioner. She Retired from Bank of America as the Senior Vice President and Market Executive, where she managed the Bank of America community development programs in California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Hawaii including the development of affordable housing, specialized lending to community-based organization, affordable mortgage lending and investment in real estate development. In her capacity as Ethnic Maket President, Riley worked to bring together diverse business partners, associates and community groups to ensure that Bank of America is maximizing its relationships and business opportunities within the community. She is co-chair of the San Francisco Taipei Sister City Committee, President of the Association of Asian American Bankers, Chairperson of the UCSF Asian Heart and Vascular Center Advisory Cabinet and serves on the board of directors of Chinese Culture Foundation.
Irene Yee Riley was appointed by Mayor Gavin Newsom in 2010.
Marc Vogl is a consultant to non-profits and a philanthropic advisor. Marc provides facilitation, planning, and coaching services to cultural organizations and funders in the Bay Area and across the country. Formerly the Executive Director at the Bay Area Video Coalition, and a program officer at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Marc has served on the San Francisco Arts Task Force and Obama’s National Arts Policy Committee. Marc is a trustee of the Moca Family Foundation, and Board Member for At The Crossroads, a non profit working with homeless youth in San Francisco. Marc co-founded the San Francisco sketch comedy group Killing My Lobster and has a BA from Brown University and an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. More information can be found at: http://voglconsulting.com. Marc lives in the Mission District of San Francisco with his wife Megara and their inexplicably red-headed 5-year-old son Felix.