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Meet the People of At The Crossroads
The ATC Family Staff
Native San Franciscan Ivan has been so busy being our Community Resource Coordinator (and working at ATC for almost 5 years) that he forgot to update his campaign page all year! Lucky for us, he’s way better at his job. He’s also our resident 49ers expert, so take your burning football questions to him. See Ivan’s campaign from 2009
Our Development Coordinator wears her maple leaf underwear with home-country pride as she works diligently on our awesome newsletter. As a Buddhist-in-Training, she floats through her days at the otherwise hectic ATC office without breaking a sweat. See Sarah’s campaign from 2009 (She did this even before she got the job with us!)
Known for her volleyball skills and fine culinary skills, Kris is also a rockin’ outreach counselor in the Mission and downtown. Born and raised in SF, Kris is the resident overachiever in our office. See Kris’s campaign from 2009
Stopping through on her way to medical school, Andrea is planning a super launch party for all of us as the Event Planning Campaign Coordinator VISTA. She may be a science nerd, but yeah, we’d party with her.
When she’s not riding around on her bike hitting things, this true Californian is holding it down as ATC’s sole bilingual Outreach Counselor. And we appreciate her because she likes to beat up our Director. See Brenda’s campaign from 2009
With the moxie that this girl rocks, you'd never doubt that she was East Coast born and bred—Connecticut to be exact. Her punchy nature coupled with her skilled eyelash fluttering could charm the pants off anyone, which makes her the perfect Public Relations Campaign Coordinator VISTA.
Shawn Garety may have a fondness for European pharmacies, but our awesome, germ-prone Program Manager has called SF home her whole life. She’s also got the best decorated desk in the office. See Shawn’s campaign from 2009
Don’t let his “right-on”s and “for sure”s fool you, this guy is straight out of Brooklyn, though founding ATC has kept him here for 12 years as our director. You can find him at Starbucks on any given day (or hour). See Rob’s Campaign from 2009
Nay-Om-ee not Ny-Om-ee is a SoCal transplant who loves volleyball and soy sausage almost as much as she loves ATC. A surfer girl who doubles as ATC's most seasoned Outreach Counselor, don't let her giggling fool you—this girl excels at her job. See Naomi’s campaign from 2009
The Rock and Roll hall of fame isn't the only rad thing to come from Ohio! The ever-caffeinated Chelsea Martens joined ATC this year as our newest Outreach Counselor. The unlikely combination of her pink mohawk and laidback nature are putting her home state on the map.
Hailing from the cow pastures of Connecticut, this dairy farmer’s daughter has the unfortunate fate of being lactose intolerant. A gift she did receive? The ability to organize like no one’s business. That’s pretty helpful since she’s the Community Resource Organizer VISTA.
A wise Washingtonian, Tim never leaves the house without wearing something purple. He loves team spirit, which is why he’s such a great Community Outreach Campaign Coordinator VISTA.
The ATC Family Board
Mary, our Board Chair, comes to us from the philanthropic world, where she is the Vice-President of Pacific Foundation Services. Mary has the amazing ability to always have time to provide support, even though she does more things than anyone we know. We think she may have actually figured out how to make a day last 28 hours. See Mary’s campaign from 2009
Avner will do anything for ATC. Sing songs from Fiddler on the Roof? Done. Invite 400 people to come to a party benefiting ATC? Check. Climb Mount Everest in his underwear? Okay, not yet. But we bet he’d do it if he thought it would help ATC. When he’s not advocating for us, he is co-principal of the wholesale interior design showroom Sloan Miyasato. See Avner’s campaign from 2009
If you want to live a long life, you don’t mess with Kevin. Seriously. Even though he is not a lawyer, we want him representing us if we ever get sued. Don’t be fooled by his big smile, friendliness, and relatively small stature. We have a deep love of Kevin’s unique mix of friendliness, affability, and hard-driving attitude. It is what makes him so successful as cofounder of Social Imprints. See Kevin’s campaign from 2009
Lateefah is working long hours as the Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights, making sure that there is justice for all in San Francisco. Our staff still talks about Lateefah’s mesmerizing discussion of race and class at our staff retreat three years ago; yeah, Lateefah can talk with the best of them. As a lifelong San Franciscan, she would undoubtedly attract so much local support for her campaign. Notice the use of the word “would” in the previous sentence. 2010 will be the year Lateefah rocks the campaign.
Nadinne is on sabbatical while she finishes up her dissertation! She has been an advisor extraordinaire to ATC since our earliest days, and created an amazing culture of teamwork on the board as our first chair. She is a mean cook, and a mean mother. Just kidding. She’s got awesome kids, and we think they like her a lot.
The ATC Family Volunteers
Volunteers are the fuel that powers ATC. We can’t possibly profile all 300 of them, so here are some pictures to acquaint you with the fact that they are the most attractive crew you’ll ever find.