Our Team

Homebridge was founded 30 years ago by a group of community-based organizations which wanted to improve quality home care services to seniors and people with disabilities. Today we are a single, independent agency with that same mission and deep relationships with our partners in service.

Our team includes a caregiver workforce of 400 home care providers and a staff of over 100 program and administrative personnel. Our headquarters are in San Francisco, where we have operated since our founding. 

Please scroll down to read bios of our Board of Directors and staff leadership who empower and support our employees and 400 home care providers.

Click here for our organizational chart.

Executive Leadership

Board of Directors

Executive Director

Mark Burns joined Homebridge in April of 2012 as Deputy Director and became Executive Director in October 2015. Prior to joining Homebridge, Mark was Deputy Director at the Center for Independent Living in Berkeley. He has an extensive background in both for- and non-profit sectors, having been Executive Director at San Francisco-based Under One Roof, COO at PCCI, and a founder/partner at OffRoad Capital. Earlier in his career, Mark held various positions heading up the development of technology-based business lines for Charles Schwab, JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, Tribune Media and United Feature Syndicate. Mark is also involved in the non-profit community with several years of board and peer service. He holds a BA from Yale University.

Chief of Staff

Andrew Adams serves as a key strategist to the Executive Director and provides senior leadership and capacity building to support and further the mission of Homebridge. Andrew holds responsibility for organization-wide communications, marketing, grant development and fundraising, legal, policy development, and Board relations. Most recently, Andrew represented immigrants and non-citizens in national security matters. Prior, Andrew was Administrative Officer for Plan International, based at the agency’s Liaison Office to the United Nations in New York where his work focused on promoting and protecting girls education and countering gender-based violence in and around schools globally. Before working at Plan, Andrew spent nearly five years with the New York Civil Liberties Union. Andrew holds a BA from Hunter College and a JD from City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law.

Chief Operating Officer

Simon Pitchford joined Homebridge as its Chief Operating Officer in 2016 assuming responsibility for the Human Resources and IT functions as well as the Homebridge facilities. Prior to Homebridge, Simon was 4 years at Project Open Hand, most recently as co-Chief Executive Officer. He brings a wealth of scientific, sales and marketing, and operations experience to Homebridge, moving to the non-profit world after a 25-year career in the biotech industry. He was previously General Manager of a multi-million drug discovery line-of-business within a multinational biotech company. Outside of work, Simon has been a suicide prevention counselor, an emotional support volunteer for Shanti, and was a long-time member of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus. A passionate foodie, Simon completed culinary school at the California Culinary Academy in 2005. Simon has a PhD in physiology from the University of Bristol and a BSc from the University of London.

Chief Financial Officer

Juliana Terheyden manages Homebridge's financial operations, including accounting, budgeting, auditing, contract management and business planning. She previously served as the Director of Strategic Planning at Homebridge, where she was responsible for developing strategic partnerships and implementing new business opportunities for the agency. Prior to joining Homebridge, she was as a senior consultant at Cambridge Associates, where she provided strategic investment advice to the boards and senior management of endowed nonprofit institutions with assets as high as $750 million. She has also served as Program Manager for Rotaplast International, a San Francisco-based nonprofit which provides free reconstructive surgery for children in developing countries, and worked in equity research at investment bank Thomas Weisel Partners. Juliana holds a BA from Stanford and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

Management Team

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Director of Talent Development

Jessica Avalos joined Homebridge July 2017 and directs the Human Resources department. Prior to that, she was the Vice President, Human Resources at Project Open Hand. Jessica finds people fascinating and enjoys being in a role that supports their growth. Having trained in Human Resources through mentorship and experience, she is eager to find career paths for others and looks to build healthy culture where people thrive and develop.

Director of Information Technology

Jay Owens brings a significant breadth of knowledge in technology and technology services to Homebridge having led siimilar teams at a variety of organizations including Aspirant, Chemrisk, and Project Open Hand. Most recently, Jay has been a Senior Information Systems Advisor at Halcyon Financial Services where he led a team of consultants providing technology and network infrastructure support and systems implementation strategy for large finnancial services clients. 

 

San Francisco Home Care Services Management Team

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Associate Director of Nursing

Jennifer Brodsky serves as the Associate Director of Nursing and Transitional Care Services at Homebridge. She is a trained Epidemiologist and a Family Nurse Practitioner, with a focus on caring for underserved patients from prenatal care through Geriatrics in a community clinic setting. Jennifer has previously worked at the California Department of Public Health, the Clinician Consultation Center, UCSF, and San Mateo County. She brings more than 10 years of experience in community health and project management throughout the United States, as well as six international sites in Latin American and Sub-Saharan Africa. Jennifer holds a BA from Brown University, an MPH from University of Illinois, and a MS/Family Nurse Practitioner degree from University of California San Francisco.

Client Services Manager

Amaoge Chuba leads Homebridge’s Critical Care Service Unit. Prior to Homebridge, Amaoge worked for 10 years in various roles at San Francisco General Hospital including work as a CNA, training nursing staff, increasing patient safety, and ensuring quality improvements. Amaoge has a Bachelor’s in Science from Cal State East Bay and a Master’s in Nursing from the University of San Francisco.

Workforce Development Specialist

Rona Daneilo leads Homebridge's workforce development program. Rona Daneilo has her Master’s Degree in Psychology from Golden Gate University and previously spent over five years managing her own Career Life Coaching Business with a focus in Stress Management and Goal Pathing. Prior to that she spent over 15 years in the Human Resources field and worked as a Service Delivery Manager for Homebridge.

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Service Delivery Manager

Ted Davis co-leads the supervisor team, working with client services to ensure quality care for Homebridge clients while supporting and advocating for the Home Care Provider workforce. He also manages the Support and Retention Coordinator team, who focus on providing continued training and mentorship of providers within their first months with Homebridge.

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Program Operations Manager

Robert Duke
Halsey III joined the Homebridge team in December 2015, and as of January 2018, Robert serves as our inaugural Program Operations Manager. After delivering excellent results during two years as Facilities Manager at Homebridge, Robert is now responsible for project implementation, quality control, process optimization, and supervising the administrative support team of our San Francisco Home Care Services program. Robert brings results, data-driven, and policy-driven approaches to improving our model of providing compassionate and culturally competent, client-centered care. Robert brings seven years of operational leadership experience, and prior to Homebridge, he served as Operations Manager with a family-owned translation firm, International Contact. Outside of Homebridge, Robert dedicates his spare time to studying social change and volunteering with the Bay Area Black Worker Center.

Client Services Manager

Sadrud-Din Abdul-Mateen leads the Support Unit responsible for client assessment, client centered care plan development, case assignment, and care coordination. Abdul has over 10 years experience working in the human services field throughout the Bay Area. Prior to Homebridge, Abdul worked at Tenderloin Housing Clinic as a case manager in the Mission. He also worked as a counselor for the Progress Foundation at their East and North Bay locations. Abdul received his BA in sociology from Louisiana State University.

Service Delivery Manager

Samara Miller co-leads our case management team, responsible for client assessment, care plan development, case assignment, and care coordination within the Intensive Services unit. Samara has had numerous years of experience working with marginalized populations in the San Francisco Bay Area and has received her Master’s in Family Therapy at Touro World Wide University. She specializes in Harm Reduction and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Service Delivery Manager

Karen Portillo trains, supervises, coordinates, and evaluates the work of Service Delivery Supervisors, monitoring Provider caseloads, client services and schedules, and Home Care Provider training needs. She works with the Client Services Managers to manage the effectiveness of service delivery/client                               supervisor teams. 

Client Services Manager

Tigran Tyler Pell leads Homebridge’s Intensive Unit, supporting a team of service coordinators who are responsible for initial and ongoing client assessment, care planning, and care coordination. Tigran has over six years of experience working in senior care and social services throughout the Bay Area. Prior to Homebridge, Tigran worked at Tenderloin Housing Clinic as a Support Service Manager overseeing onsite case management across a range of supportive housing sites, and at SilverRide managing senior/disabled care and transportation coordination.

Officers

  • Robert J. Carlson - President                   

Former Deputy Director, Financial Management and Administration Department of Public Works, City & County of San Francisco

  • Gay Kaplan - Immediate Past President

Former Executive Director and Director of Services, Curry Senior Center

  • Jessica Pitt - 1st Vice President            

Executive Director, Pipeline to Opportunities Program, Alameda Health System

  • Arthur Wolf - 2nd Vice President             

Former Director of Development, Peninsula Jewish Community Center

  • Rick Levy - Secretary                                 

Former Executive Director, Coming Home        

  • John Sedlander - Treasurer                              

Finance Director, Mission Economic Development Agency

Members-At-Large

  • Derek Barnes

Co-founder & COO/CTO, g-dii Enterprises

Co-founder & Senior Advisor, Ignition Point Consulting

  • Edward Guina

Director of Programs, Laguna Honda Hospital & Rehabilitation Center

  • Kelly Joseph

Human Resources Director, Peninsula Jewish Community Center

  • Forrest Malakoff

Founder & Director, Philos Health

  • Artrese Morrison

     Director of Programs, Alameda County     Community Food Bank
  • Clare Murphy

Former Executive Director, San Francisco Employee's Retirement System

  • Ross Nadel

Former in-house Counsel, Square, Inc.

  • Nancy Rasch

Elder Law Attorney, Law Office of Nancy D. Rasch