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   ​ SFH​​​​A Leadership Team            

 

 

BARBARA T. SMITH, Acting Executive Director, oversees the Authority's $208 million budget for its 2,261 public housing units and the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program that provides subsidies for over 10,000 units for the City's low-income families.  Under her leadership, the Authority achieved HCV Standard Performer, established strong collaborations and partnerships, converted 3,491 public housing units to the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, rebuilt five Hope SF public housing properties, and currently is rebuilding four HOPE SF public housing sites into mixed-income communities. Barbara is a former Director of the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing and holds BA and BFA degrees and an MA in Public Administration.

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DARIUSH KAYHAN, Deputy Executive Director of Programs, is responsible for the leadership and execution of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), and Public Housing Operations programs. Dariush has over twenty years’ experience developing supportive housing programs. Prior to joining the Authority in 2015, he served as the Director of Housing and Homeless Programs for the San Francisco Human Services Agency and was the Director of Homeless Policy for the Mayor’s Office, City and County of San Francisco. Dariush holds BA degrees in Political Science and Spanish and has completed coursework for an MA in Housing Policy; pending thesis. 

 

 

TWIMA EARLEY, Director of Public Housing Operations, is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Authority’s Public Housing program, which includes building maintenance, rent collection, and resident safety and security. Twima joined the Authority in 2007.  Prior to becoming a member of the leadership team, she held other SFHA management positions, including Program Manager I, Property Manager II, and Area Manager. Twima also worked in the affordable- and low-income housing industry in the East Bay. Twima holds a BA degree in Human Services, and an MBA degree in Business Administration. 

 

 

ALICIA SISCA, ​Administrator, Housing Development and Modernization, oversees all modernization programs for the Authority's 2,261 public housing units, which includes oversight of the conversion and implementation of the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), energy conservation, and capital improvement programs. She also manages all activities related to property maintenance, housing development, and modernization, which includes the development and implementation of department policies, procedures, and services in partnership with the City and County of San Francisco.  Alicia holds a​  Certificate of Management of Engineering, Procurement, and Construction and an MA degree in Architecture. ​

 

 

SARAH RAMLER, Director of Leased Housing, oversees administration of over 10,000 vouchers, which includes the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), Project-Based Vouchers (PBV), and Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) programs. Sarah also manages the Modernization Rehab, Family Unification Program (FUP), Non-Elderly Disabled (NED), Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS), and Homeownership programs as well as the Client Placement Department.  Prior to joining the Authority in 2016, Sarah was a manager for Nan McKay & Associates.  She also worked for the Chicago and Baltimore Housing Authorities.  Sarah holds a BA degree in Economics. 

 

SOLOMON GEBALA, Chief Procurement Officer, oversees the administration and management of the Procurement Department, which includes oversight of the solicitation process; contract negotiation, execution, and administration; maintaining equitable vendor relations; managing the purchase requisition and purchase order processes; and the development, implementation, and compliance oversight of  SFHA and government regulations.  Prior to joining the Authority in 2014, he served as the Director of Purchasing, Warehouse, Logistics & Reprographics for the Hayward Unified School District and as Bond Program Contract Manager for the East Side Union High School District. Solomon holds BA degrees in Economics and Anthropology.

 

LINDA MARTIN-MASON, Director of the Office of Government Affairs and Policy, is the Authority’s Supervising Attorney and Director of Policy. Linda is responsible for the coordination of the Authority's policy oversight as well as tenant grievance hearings.  She also serves as administrator of the Lease Enforcement Division, as liaison to the SFHA Board of Commissioners, and as administrator of the Commission archives. Linda began her SFHA career in 2009.  Prior to her current role as Director of the Office of Government Affairs, she served as the Authority's Ombudsman.  Linda holds BA degrees in Political Science and Spanish and earned a Juris Doctorate degree.​

 

DAVID ROSARIO, Director of Information Technology, oversees the overall infrastructure design, network engineering, strategic planning, implementation, training, and project management of the information technology systems for the Authority's two main facilities and thirty-three satellite offices. His responsibilities also include audio visual and telecom management, website design and administration, cyber security, and coordination of the Emergency Disaster Relief program for the City and County of San Francisco. Prior to joining the SFHA in 2009, David served as the Regional Area Director for Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals, Puerto Rico and Caribbean divisions. David holds a BS degree in Information Management and an MBA degree in Business Administration.

 

SCOTT HUNTER, Director of Human Resources is an accomplished human resource practitioner with over 20 years of experience in both public and private arenas focusing on labor/managerial relations, talent management, performance improvement, career development, organizational development, classroom facilitation, social service program administration, diversity and economic inclusion initiatives, as well as administering federal, state and local regulatory compliance. Scott holds a B.S degree from the University of Oklahoma and an Executive Master's degree in Human Resources from Xavier University.