Board of Directors

Gregg Miller, President. Gregg joined CHP’s board in 2012, bringing many years of experience in real estate and land use law as a partner at the firm of Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP.  At Coblentz, Gregg represents developers, managers, brokers, owners, and operators in the acquisition, financing, entitlement, development, leasing and sale of various property types. He has done extensive pro bono work throughout San Francisco, representing Community Housing Partnership in the acquisition and entitlement of the Edward II hotel for development into housing for transition- aged youth.

Jonathan Wyler, Vice President. Jon joined the Board in 2014.  He serves on the Advancement and Finance committees.  Jon works with a number of entrepreneurial businesses through his role investing in medical technology companies at SV Life Sciences, one of the largest international healthcare-focused venture capital firms.

John Fisher, Secretary. John is a Project Manager at SKS Partners, a San Francisco-based developer of commercial real estate. John joined the Board in 2015 and occupies an at-large seat. He serves on the Advancement Committee and Housing Committee, where he adds his experience in design, city approvals, and construction. John also has experience in urban planning and community outreach from his previous job as an urban planner in New Orleans. As a San Francisco native, John is committed to making his hometown an equitable and vibrant place for all people.

Sheila Aharoni, Treasurer. Sheila joined the Board in early 2014 and serves on the Advancement committee. She brings 25 years of sales leadership experience from GE and several technology startups. Sheila moved to San Francisco almost 18 years ago at which time she launched and led GE’s San Francisco Chapter of Volunteers, an organization designed to build stronger communities where employees live and work.  She is aiming for greater CHP awareness and engagement among the San Francisco community, especially in the Technology sector.

Chris Amos. Chris Amos is the co‐founder of Ampush, a San‐Francisco based digital strategy firm, with over 150 employees nationally. Prior to founding Ampush, Chris served in various positions in finance and investment banking, with firms such as The Carlyle Group, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Malea L. Chavez. Malea L. Chavez is an attorney specializing in housing rights, family law, and probate. She is a native San Franciscan born in the Mission District where she currently works as the Deputy Director of the Homeless Prenatal Program. Her commitment to social justice is expressed through a career working with monolingual Spanish-speakers and low-income communities. She is a graduate of Arizona State University and earned her J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law where she was a founding member of the UC Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal. Malea started her legal career at the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and La Raza Centro Legal, providing legal services and eviction defense for small businesses and families being displaced. As a staff attorney for the San Francisco Superior Court, and later as the Managing Attorney for the Alameda County Superior Court, she conducted bilingual community based legal clinics with several community-based organizations to provide greater access to the justice system for monolingual Spanish-speakers.

Steve Bowdry. Steve joined the Board in 2010. He brings over 20 years of financial, accounting, commercial real estate, investment, development and construction management experience to the organization. Steve serves on the Executive, Audit, and Fundraising advisory committees and is enthusiastically advancing the organization's recognition in the broader community.

Devra Edelman. Devra Edelman is the Director of Programs at Hamilton Families, where she's worked since 2005. She previously worked for five years as Executive Director of the Haight Ashbury Food Program. She received a Master of Social Work and a Master of Arts in International Development from the University of Denver in 1996 and worked in Colorado, California and internationally with homeless families and individuals for more than 18 years. She provides operational oversight and directly supervises the program directors of Hamilton Families’ shelter and transitional housing programs, including case management and children’s services.

Mark Eshman. Mark Eshman is the Chairman and Managing Member of ClearRock Capital, an independent registered investment advisory boutique located in San Francisco and Sun Valley, Idaho. Prior to ClearRock, Mark was senior vice president at Drexel Burnham Lambert, Dabney/Resnick/Wagner, and Smith Barney. Mark has served as a board member for numerous political and non‐profit organizations, including the board chair of the Community School in Sun Valley, Idaho and the chair of the Ketchum Urban Renewal Agency.

David Elliot Lewis. A resident in a Community Housing Partnership property, David joined the Board in 2010. Trained as an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, David has worked as a consultant to large organizations, created and fielded software to assist in executive performance assessment, and taught Masters level courses in the Human Resources and Organizational Development program at the University of San Francisco. Recently David has been engaged in political writing, activism and volunteering to improve his community.

Sam Lew. Sam Lew is a community organizer and writer who grew up in San Francisco. She worked as the Policy Director at the Coalition on Homelessness, bringing with her a deep understanding that homeless people are the experts on homelessness. Prior to that, she worked with homeless youth, curating open mics and facilitating spoken word workshops to cultivate self-expression, community building, and healing amongst young people.

Lauren Maddock. Lauren Maddock is a project developer for Mercy Housing, the region’s largest developers of affordable housing. Lauren fills one of the five “Nominated Directors” on the Board, as nominated by the Council of Community Housing Organizations. Lauren brings extensive industry experience in housing development, which informs her personal advocacy for supportive housing for the homeless population. The subject‐matter expertise she brings to the Board underscores the value of the CHP By‐Laws that carve out representation on the Board from this sector.

Patrick Valentino. Patrick Valentino is a housing, transit and neighborhood activist living in the SOMA district of San Francisco.  After volunteering for CHP for a few years, he was elected to the board in January of 2014 and serves as Chair of the Advancement Committee, and is also a member of the Housing Committee. Patrick has been practicing real estate law for over 22 years.  Patrick is also the Vice Chair of the South Beach Mission Bay Merchants Association, and a member of the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Transbay Transit Center.

Open Board of Directors Meetings
Calendar Years 2018 – 2019

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

*Open meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. at CHP’s Training & Development Center, located at 374 5th Street.