Your board members and officers are elected annually. The 2023 Board election will be held in December. Nominations to the Board will be accepted starting in October. Candidates must be members in good standing for three months prior to the election. For more information, contact us.
President: Frank Tizedes
Frank believes we all play an integral part in building a Safe, Secure and Prosperous community.
As a Peace Corps Volunteer Frank experienced first hand that the success of any community lies in the hands of the community itself. As a Duboce Triangle neighbor, the past 15+ years have provided him the opportunity to practice that theory.
COVID restrictions have highlighted concerns we all share, safety, security, social interactions. DTNA has offered Frank the opportunity to help address many of those concerns. As part of LandUse, Frank organized neighbors to discuss 14th St traffic concerns; coordinated with CPMC, Parks & Rec and DPW to protect green spaces, expand tree canopy and push for better street lighting. Frank also worked to add levity and fun, organizing neighbors and hosting the Duboce Triangle October Block Party.
Frank understands that a neighborhood where neighbors know one another and look out for one another, is a neighborhood that supports one another.
We live in a city with a big heart; Duboce Triangle is a neighborhood that keeps that heart beating strong.
Vice President (2020-), 2022 Website Work Group Facilitator, Past President (1985-1989). Director (2017-2019), Advertising Manager (2020-), Website Transition Manager (2021-), Beaver St. neighbor
Bob, a San Francisco native, rejoined the Board in 2017 as he retired from his surgical practice at Davies Campus, CPMC Sutter Health. Bob sees the DTNA as a valuable Triangle community asset providing a structure for communication between Neighbors, the City and others, and ensuring that all neighbors that reside in the Triangle – homeowners, tenants and small businesses – continue have a forum to have their voices heard. His goal in overseeing the transition to a new DTNA website has been to enhance DTNA communication with the Duboce Triangle community and provide more transparency in what DTNA is doing.
Secretary: Erik Honda
Erik has lived on Henry Street near Castro since 1992, and has volunteered with DTNA since the early 2000s. He currently serves on the Land Use Committee as well as as Board Secretary, and has previously served as Vice President as well. He is committed to holding our public servants accountable by insisting that they be responsive to constituent concerns, and has focused energy on improving the equity of our neighborhood, pushing for more affordable housing, and worked toward filling our empty storefronts with local businesses and our streets with trees. He also has been active in the Slow Triangle research project.
Director: Kimyn Braithwaite
A resident of Duboce Triangle for over fifteen years, Kimyn considers herself very lucky to be able to call the Duboce Triangle her home. She understands that we are living in an era like nothing any of us have ever experienced before: a once-in-a-century pandemic, its economic fallout impacting our neighbors and small businesses, the largest civil rights protests in American history, and a growing movement to redirect city funds for addressing quality of life issues balancing police enforcement with funding measures to address mental illness and drug dependency. What we are experiencing collectively is mind boggling, and how to live within this chaos has been, at times, overwhelming for all of us.
Kimyn has been leading DTNA through Land Use, Slow Streets, addressing public safety, affordable housing and retail vacancies and other initiatives in working on a neighborhood level to improve the quality of life and restore some stability to living and working in the Duboce Triangle.
Editor: Rose Linke
A writer and editor by trade, Rose has spent over a decade at the creative studio A Hundred Monkeys. She currently co-edits the annual publication series of the new media arts salon Living Room Light Exchange. Rose believes in community publishing as a social practice. Having seen the decimation of local news, and the challenges this poses to maintaining an informed and engaged society, Rose felt a calling to role of Editor for the Duboce Triangle News to strengthen the civitas of our neighborhood. She is hopeful that in the years to come we can work together as neighbors to fight for the necessary and urgent adaptations that will give us both a greater sense of community, and an increased resilience in the face of our changing city and our changing climate.
Director: Hans Galland
Director (2021-), 2022 Open/Public Space Work Group Facilitator, Land Use Committee Member, DTNA Flore Store Mural representative, Noe St. neighbor
Next to his entrepreneurial work, Hans is Co-Chair of the Board of GlobalSF, a regional economic development organization for the City of SF and State of California that looks to leverage its extensive international business experience, cultural competency and strong network of relationships to enhance the global competitiveness of San Francisco. Hans believes that what makes our city truly special in the world starts with the neighborhoods, and therefore sees some interesting complementarity between GlobalSF and DTNA as he participates in Land Use.
Director: Sugam Jain
Director (February to August 2022-), Duboce Ave. neighbor
The first time Sugam Jain arrived in San Francisco, his cab drove past Duboce Park and he fell in love with the tree lined streets, the sunny park and the bell of the N Judah. It took a few decades, but he finally was able to make Duboce Triangle his home along with his wife Katie, 3 kids and a playful golden retriever. You’ll most often find Sugam in the park with his kids or dog, or at one of the cafes in the neighborhood making friends with a former stranger.
Sugam is committed to making sure Duboce Triangle continues to evolve, and grow with our changing community yet remain welcoming to all who want to make this place home. He looks forward to continuing to build a friendly community of neighbors, and supporting a tight knit, walkable and safe neighborhood.
Director: Jessica Martines
Director (2022-), Newsletter Distributor, 1 Church St. neighbor
Jessica is an original tenant at One Church Street Apartments at the corner of Church and Duboce. Prior to living there Jessica and her son were burned out of their flat on 14th street, across from McKinley elementary school and temporarily lived in the Filmore Apartments. It was while they were living at the Filmore Apartments that Jessica was notified she had won the last affordable housing unit at One Church Street through the lottery system.
Having lived in the neighborhood for over 20 years and raising a son here Jessica is interested in affordable housing, mental health and quality of life issues, social and diversity initiatives, and building community. She previously sat on the McKinley School board of ASEP (After School Enrichment Program), participating in their move to the Harvey Milk Center and has volunteered as a member of the Friends of the Harvey Milk Center.
Director: Paige Rausser
Paige finds urban planning issues especially interesting as a counter balance to her 20+ year career in land conservation. She has worked diligently to protect coastal sage scrub in Southern California and redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Paige looks forward to engaging on various Duboce Triangle issues that will bring more housing and affordable units to our beautiful neighborhood and improve the quality of life on our streets. Having lived in San Francisco off and on since 1984 she has seen lots of changes, both good and bad, and knows that working together we can continue to enhance the neighborhood that we all love.
Director: Kevin Riley Jr.
As the Land Use chair, Kevin is focused on housing development, public space & transportation improvements, and pedestrian safety. His goal is to not only made Duboce Triangle a better place to live for existing residents but also attainable for those who wish to live, work, or open a business in our fantastic neighborhood. In his day job, Kevin is a Senior Designer at Pyatok Architects, a multifamily housing architecture firm that specializes in affordable and community-focused housing. Kevin is also involved with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Treasurer (2020-2021), Secretary (2018-2019), Director (2017), Castro St. neighbor
A San Francisco resident for more than three decades and active in public policy and administration, he is committed to improving public safety in the neighborhood as well as preserving the qualities that make Duboce Triangle so unique, including our historic structures, our pedestrian friendly streetscapes and retail corridors, our tree-lined sidewalks and our interior block open spaces. Nick is an active member of the Land Use Committee. He has served on the Executive Committee as both Secretary and Treasurer to fill vacancies left by departing officers, but is now eager to resume his role as Director.