Board Members

Biographies

 
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Derek Barnes

COO/CTO, g-dii Enterprises

Derek Barnes has over 15 years of executive leadership transforming organizations through all stages of a business’ lifecycle – startup, rapid growth, business turnarounds, and M&A. Derek’s expertise includes building strategy, global organizations, and new technologies in highly competitive markets. He has worked within high-tech, professional services, telecom, financial services, real estate, healthcare, and retail sectors. 

Derek is a Co-founder at g-dii Enterprises and currently serves as the firm’s COO/CTO. He is also Senior Advisor at Ignition Point Consulting, supporting clients such as Fremont Bank, Homebridge, Microsoft, T-Mobile, and TeleNav. 

Previously, he’s held positions as COO at Executive Networks, Global Operations Director at Openwave, and VP of Technical Services and Operations at PlanetOut/Here! Media. 

Derek also serves on the boards of Horizons Foundation and Sunflower Wellness. His previous board experience includes the following: Board Chair at Under One Roof; Victory Fund; The San Francisco LGBT Community Center. He attended Marymount University with a B.A. 

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Robert Carlson

Coming soon.

 
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Edward Guina

RN, BSN, RNC, MPA, LNHA

Edward Guina is a dynamic leader who utilizes creativity, leadership, and teamwork to effectively design and efficiently execute solutions in managing and leading healthcare organizations. He has 15+ years of successful experience leading and managing healthcare teams of 1000 plus employees in achieving high quality measures and delivering the best patient care, including guiding several teams to numerous successful State, Federal and The Joint Commission surveys. Edward has in-depth knowledge of development and management of staff, and patient care which resulted in achieving high levels of success with patient and employee satisfaction.  

During all his tenure as a health care executive and administrator, he manages multi-million dollar budgets and finds creative ways of reducing costs without sacrificing quality and clinical outcomes. These successes leads to maintain excellent relationships with multidisciplinary staff, including medical directors, primary physicians and specialists to achieve common goal of quality care programs and strategies. 

On his current role as Director of Operations for Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation for City and County of San Francisco, he has developed and implemented a hospital-wide Quality Dashboard based on CMS CASPER Quality Measure report which is vital to the success of Laguna Honda Hospital’s performance on goals to improve the safety, quality and experience of care delivery to patients and residents. As a result, Laguna Honda has achieved 5 Star in Quality Measures – the highest score for CMS 5-Star Quality Rating System  

Previously, as the Administrator for Mills-Peninsula Health Services (MPHS Post -Acute Care) of Sutter Health, he has achieved the national Press Ganey Compass Award as one of only three transitional care/Skilled Nursing Facility in the country that scored the highest improvement in patient satisfaction scores/percentile ranking. He also has led and coordinated several major projects including completion of an industry leading rehabilitation program in a distinct part/sub-acute transitional care skilled nursing setting and successful implementation of Electronic Health Record (EHR/EPIC) for MPHS. 

Recently, he has been certified as a Lean Healthcare Practitioner, after successful completion of course and training for Lean, an approach to running an organization that supports the concept of continuous improvement. Edward also has completed the Patient Safety Executive Development Program, developed by the prestigious Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Harvard University.  

Edward is an exceptional problem solver, driven to succeed with strong interpersonal and communication skills and a superb mentor, inspirational leader that inspire employees to maintain peak performance and productivity levels while simultaneously maintaining high morale across the board. He graduated cum-laude in University of Santo Tomas, and holds a dual license as Registered Nurse and Healthcare Administrator. 

 
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Kelly Joseph

PHR-CA, SHRM-CP, Director of Human Resources

Kelly Joseph leads the Peninsula Jewish Community Center’s talent acquisition and management in her role as Director of Human Resources. She joined the PJCC on February 1, 2008. In 2009 Kelly became certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and certified as a PHR in California, and in 2016 she became a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). Kelly’s strong commitment to continuing education has a two-fold purpose: to role model an organization commitment to professional development, and to better contribute to and advance the agency’s strategic direction.

Kelly’s professional goal is to provide the Center with top-notch human resources expertise that advances the agency’s philanthropic mission to enrich lives and deepen community, while always keeping the Guiding Principles in mind.

Previous to her tenure with the PJCC, Kelly served seven years in human resources in unionized educational environments. First, she worked for the Emery Unified School District where she was a member of the executive team, working closely with the Superintendent of Schools. More recently Kelly provided expertise to the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources in the San Mateo Foster City School District, serving the needs of 20 individual schools.

Kelly is a native San Franciscan who loves her family, traveling and her community. She currently serves on the board of Homebridge that provides home care solutions in San Francisco county. She is also on the board of the American Association of University Women – San Francisco and has served in practically all capacities, including as board president. Additionally, she is a facilitator for AAUW’s Start Smart salary negotiation workshops that empower women to overcome the gender wage gap and teach them to benchmark and negotiate for fair and equitable salaries. Kelly earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of San Francisco.

Helping people in work and in life brings Kelly joy. Wellness has become a way of life for her during her time working at the Center. She shares this passion for life with her husband, Ronald, and children, Danielle and Erik. 

 
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Gay Kaplan

My involvement in Homebridge began when I was Director of Services for Curry Senior Center (CSC), one of Homebridge’s founding members. I have served on the Board of Directors since 2006, most recently as its immediate past President. Throughout my tenure, I participated and continue to participate in many of the Board committees. 

My background is as a primary care geriatric nurse practitioner serving low income seniors of the Tenderloin/South of Market neighborhoods. My panel of patients included those with chronic illnesses, multiply diagnosed, very low-income, homebound or homeless. CSC saw some of the first HIV positive seniors, an influx of elderly immigrants and refugees from throughout the world, the beginnings of the crack epidemic, and an increase in homeless seniors. I saw firsthand the value of services provided by the Caregivers from Homebridge.  

At CSC, I oversaw the clinic services, congregate meals, case management, and social day care with outreach and services to SRO housing, implemented the expansion of the primary care clinic, development of adult day health programs (Stepping Stone), development of permanent housing for previously homeless seniors, integration of mental health and substance abuse treatment programs. 

 I view Homebridge, its programs and services, as being cost effective and improving the quality of life for very low-income, disenfranchised seniors allowing them to age in place with dignity.

 
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Rick Levy

After service as an Air Force officer, Rick was a hospital CEO for fourteen years in New Orleans and suburban Washington, D.C. Returning to California in 1994, he was Executive Director of the Center for AIDS Services in Oakland and later Executive Director of Coming Home, a not-for-profit fiduciary agency in San Francisco. He was a Licensed California Professional Fiduciary. Other work experiences include parish ministry, prison chaplaincy, and services for people with developmental disabilities. Rick has a bachelors degree in Political Science and holds graduate degrees in Public Administration, Public Health and Health Systems Management. He has also done graduate study in Theology.

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Artrese Morrison

Director of Programs, Alameda County Community Food Bank

Artrese Morrison joined the Alameda County Community Food Bank in May 2016. She holds the position of Director of Programs. Previously she worked for Project Open Hand for 16 years, where she held the position of Executive Vice President.  She has more than twenty years of expertise in managing government and nonprofit programs in leadership roles. Known as a dynamic leader who inspires and develops people, a respected and accomplished activator who consistently communicates a clear vision and strategy for reaching goals, and an engaging relationship builder who develops authentic and collaborative working relationships to unify people and inspire innovative ideas.  

“I believe results and success are achieved when inter-connected people inside and outside of the organization consciously and intentionally make an impact on one another.”- Artrese

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Clare Murphy

Clare M. Murphy has served on the Homebridge Board of Directors since 2011, including service as Treasurer of the Board.  

Prior to joining the Homebridge Board, Ms. Murphy completed an over 40-year career with San Francisco Employees' Retirement System, the last 24 years as Executive Director. During Ms. Murphy's tenure with SFERS, the plan increased in size from $600 million to $20 billion while providing benefits to over 53,000 members. 

In addition to the Homebridge Board, Ms. Murphy currently serves on other not-for-profit boards, including San Francisco-Cork, Ireland Sister City Committee, the St. John Elementary School Advisory Board, and the San Francisco Retiree Health Care Trust Fund Board. 

A native San Franciscan, Ms. Murphy enjoys spending time with her extended family and friends and loves sailing on San Francisco Bay. 

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Ross Nadel

Lead Litigation and Operations Counsel, Stripe

Ross is Lead Litigation and Operations Counsel with Stripe, Inc., a San Francisco based payments company. Prior to that, he was the second In-house Counsel with Square, Inc. and a litigation partner with the international law firms of Cooley and King & Spalding. This followed a distinguished career in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, where he held numerous high-level management positions, including Chief of the Northern District’s Criminal Division, Chief of the San Jose Branch Office, Chief of the Economic Crimes Unit, and founding Chief of the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) Unit.  

In addition to serving as a Board Member with Homebridge, Ross serves as a Board Member with the Nicaraguan Children’s Friendship Committee, which helps impoverished Nicaraguan youth become self-sufficient by providing educational and vocational opportunities.  

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Nancy Rasch

Attorney

Nancy D. Rasch is an attorney in private practice in San Francisco specializing in conservatorships, guardianships, probate, and trust administration. She received her B.A. in 1974 from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her J.D. in 1980 from Santa Clara University. Her clients include both individuals and private professional fiduciaries and she frequently serves as court appointed counsel to elderly and developmentally disabled conservatees and minors. Prior to entering private practice, she was a staff attorney at Legal Assistance to the Elderly where she specialized in elder abuse cases. She has been a frequent speaker on elder law issues, is past chair of the San Francisco Consortium for Elder Abuse Prevention, and serves on the San Francisco probate court pro bono mediation panel. She has been on the Board of Directors of Homebridge for 12 years.

 

Forrest Malakoff

Retired Vice President at Mills Peninsula Medical Center after 23 years with responsibly for geriatric, long-term care, and administrative services. He is the Founder and CEO of Philos Health, a San Francisco based NGO that has provided medical, surgical, dental and, nutrition services in rural areas of the Philippines since 2004. Philos Health collaborates with local partners to develop new health services to address unmet needs including two school-based children’s dental clinics and a volunteer run community radio station among many others. Forrest has made more than 50 trips to the Philippines. 

 

Jessica Pitt

Executive Director, HealthPATH

Jessica Pitt has served on the Homebridge Board of Directors since 2009. Jessica has over two decades of experience working in the fields of workforce and community development in the nonprofit, public, and philanthropic sectors.  

She is currently the Executive Director of HealthPATH, a career development program of Alameda Health System, the East Bay’s safety net hospital system. In this role, she directs a range of workforce development initiatives designed to create pathways into healthcare careers for under-represented youth and adults.  

Prior to joining Alameda Health System, Jessica directed the Bay Area Workforce Funding Collaborative at The San Francisco Foundation, a partnership of over 20 philanthropic foundations which supported workforce development programs throughout the Bay Area.

 

John Sedlander

Finance Director, Mission Economic Development Agency

John Sedlander serves as Treasurer on Homebridge’s Board of Directors. In his day job, he is Finance Director at Mission Economic Development Agency, a local non-profit whose mission is to strengthen low- and moderate-income families by promoting economic  stability  through asset building, affordable housing, and community development.  

 Prior to that, John was Chief Financial Officer at Institute on Aging, and he served as Director of Operations for a homeless services agency where he was project manager for the construction of a 135-bed shelter. John also serves as Treasurer on the Board of Trustees of University Mound Ladies Home, a local foundation that makes grants to programs serving low-income seniors.  

For the past twenty winters, John has led snowcamping trips into the Sierras. He enjoys singing in the choir and working on service projects for Habitat for Humanity and the Sierra Club. John holds an MBA degree is from the University of Michigan.