Rev. H.L. Davis, Jr. Bio
Rev. H.L. Davis, Jr - Pastor /CEO/President of Without Walls International Ministries
It is my desire to help people grow spiritually as well as physically, with the word of GOD and food weekly. As well as provide low income and affordable
housing for those in need, with accountability, balance, collaboration, community and compassion.
President of Board of Directors of Without Walls Community Development Corporation
President/CEO/CFO - Caring and Sharing Incorporation
Board Member of NAACP San Francisco, California
Revival Coordinator for the San Francisco Coalition of Churches
Rev. Townsend Bio
Mr. Townsend has been a community/government relations consultant since 1980. Townsend consults on the political, economic and development issues in low-income minority communities as well as the general community in the San Francisco Bay area.
His responsibilities have included developing and monitoring affirmative action policies for a variety of corporate clients as well as developing community benefits packages and responsibility for all aspects of community relations for various clients. Mr. Townsend was also the President of the Board of Directors of the Economic Opportunity Council-San Francisco (EOCSF) for seven (7) years. EOCSF was the only Community Action Agency in the County of San Francisco and was founded in 1963 as an outgrowth of President Johnson’s “War on Poverty. Mr. Townsend was the proactive community activist in working with EOCSF’s staff to petition the State of California for leniency when it was at the point of closing the entity down due to its financial challenges. The State relented in its efforts. EOCSF’s mission was to eliminate poverty in the communities it served. The non-profit entity successfully addressed this need by providing programs and services to the community’s underserved residents.
Christopher Kung Bio
Christopher Kung is a global retail and technology executive.
He currently serves as the Vice President of Digital for Dollar General Corporation, a Fortune 100 company with $33 billion in annual revenue and over 160,000 employees. He is responsible for digital commerce, content, merchandising, and operations for DollarGeneral.com, pOpshelf.com, and their respective mobile applications & social media.
Christopher helped create and launch the pOpshelf brand, opening its first stores and launching pOpshelf.com, in 2020.
Prior to Dollar General, Christopher held leadership positions at Macy’s Inc., including SVP Corporate Strategy & Business Development, Chief Technology Officer for Macy’s China, VP In-store Digital, VP Technology Strategy, and Director of Product Management for Macys.com & Bloomindales.com.
Christopher earned a B.S., Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from UCLA and MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Thurman V. White, Jr. Bio
CEO (retired), Progress Investment Management Company LLC Investment Committee, Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
Thurman retired in 2020 as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Progress Investment Management Company, LLC (“Progress”). Progress is a San Francisco, CA based leader in investing with diverse investment managers across the U. S. Thurman provided strategic leadership in various areas of the business during his 28-year tenure. At its peak, the firm managed over $7 billion in assets for some of the largest institutional investors in the U. S.
Progress provided its clients with competitive investment returns, in addition to access to diverse talent, through its capability-building work with minority- and woman-owned investment firms. Thurman chaired the Progress board of directors and continues as Managing Member of the firm’s ownership entity. He led successful M&A transactions to sell the firm in 1998 and reacquire it in 2004; returning the firm to independent status. Progress ended its investment advisory business effective mid-year 2020.
Prior to joining Progress, Thurman worked in public policy and later marketing for a Fortune 100 corporation. Early on in his career he served as legal counsel for a California legislative committee specializing in utility and telecommunications policy oversight, and as a federal agency staff attorney. He earned his undergraduate degree at Princeton University, and graduate degrees from Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley Law.
Thurman has served on several boards, both for profit and non-profit. He is an angel investor, licensed attorney, and is active in his church. Thurman is married (Eileen), lives in San Mateo, California, and has three adult sons.
E'rika Chambers Bio
E’rika Chambers is a former Executive Director of Collective Impact, a community-based youth development non-profit located in the Historic Ella Hill Hutch Community Center. Before taking on that role in September 2016, Rika served Collective Impact’s Magic Zone program team for five years as Education Director, leading all aspects of the K-12 year-round out-of-school-time program. Before joining the organization, Rika spent eight years at Schools of the Sacred Heart, and ten years with the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco. Rika holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from California State University, Hayward. Rika is currently working on her doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice at California State University, East Bay. Rika’s extensive experience working with under-served youth of color has inspired her to support students in changing the narrative by developing the skills they need to achieve, excel and thrive. Upon completing her doctorate, Rika plans to work to create more equitable academic experiences for all youth, especially those living on the margins of society.
E’Rika is currently the Onsite Coordinator for the African American Art and Culture Complex. She is a current doctoral student (California State University, East Bay), Global Educator, Podcast Host, and Youth Development Leader. Rika is currently serving as Director of Special Projects, focusing on research at BlackFemaleProject in the East Bay. Rika is also co-owner at Our Community As A Resource (OCAAR), based in Richmond, CA. She is passionate about helping people experience radical healing that will allow them to discover their purpose in life. Rika is a lifelong learner and enjoys advocating for and empowering all people.
Community Leader|USF: University Council for Community Engagement| San Francisco, CA | 2016 – 2019
Anchor Organizer| Black to the Future: Family Support | San Francisco, CA | 2016 – 2019
CBO Member| My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper | San Francisco, CA | 2015 – 2019
CBO Partner| SFUSD: African American Leadership Initiative| San Francisco, CA| 2015 - 2018
Fiscal Sponsor & Lead Organization| Mo MAGIC Collaborative| San Francisco, CA| 2011-2019
Co-Chair| Alignment Bay Area: Get Set Team | Bay Area, CA | 2018 – 2020
Dr. Cedric Jackson Bio
My clinical orientation is CBT but my clinical focus has been on social environmental trauma and its behavioral implications in communities with scarce or depleted resources.
My research is in developing intervention strategies that emphasizes, wealth creation as a key component of any transitional program design. The model is a strength-based approach which promotes internal affirmation while helping individuals to understand their optimal potential, thus allowing the person to develop their purpose in life.
My personal journey in psychology began in my undergraduate years at San Francisco State university where I majored in Broadcast Communications and Electronic Technology. This early experience exposed me to the awesome power of the media as a influencer of human culture and behavior. I continued my education with a Master degree in Counseling Psychology then my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.
I received early clinical training from the Salvation Army in substance abuse and addiction processes. I completed most of my clinical training at Westside before I received my Internship in geriatric training at Agesong residential care facility. Some early academic highlights include sitting on the CAPIC state board as the northern California student representative. I then spent a year working with Marin City Health and Wellness. During that time I participated in the reopening of the Arthur Coleman medical building in San Francisco and then worked at getting the building declared a historical landsite.
I have spent over 5 years of clinical practice under the supervision of Dr. Courtney Thomas working for Pathfinder Psychological Services. My experience includes clinical therapy and working with unhoused populations, and delivering mental health services in housing developments in San Francisco and Oakland.
My community involvement is a rather extensive history with decades of social activism. I have served as the president of the San Francisco Black Leadership Forum and have held positions of leadership and board positions with the following organizations:
BOARD AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
I have had the pleasure of working with some of San Francisco’s greatest Black leaders and contributed to the establishment of our unhoused service sites in Bayview Hunters Point, worked with unhoused veterans, foster care families and helped to create a robust job development program that became an award winning program called JobsNow. Besides helping to establish many empowering and award winning programs my greatest pleasure and pride is working on the revitalization of the Southeast sector and ensuring there are social programs that correctly identify and address our deficiencies.
Alan L. Glenn Bio
Alan L. Glenn is a seasoned professional who has had a wealth of experience in the nonprofit, financial services and education market segments. In the nonprofit industry he has led organizations and been a team member on others. In the financial services industry he has worked at some of the nation’s most recognizable financial institutions. Mr. Glenn started his career as an educator, teaching in the NYC public school system.
In the nonprofit industry, Mr. Glenn is currently the Executive Director of Without Walls Community Development Corporation (“WOWCDC”). The organization’s mission is to “provide community support services to families”, particularly in underserved communities. In WOWCDC’s initial years it has decided to focus on providing affordable housing in the Western Addition and Fillmore communities. Alan was formerly the ED at the Economic Opportunity Corporation of San Francisco (“EOCSF”). The organization’s mission was “to address the problem of poverty in San Francisco by focusing resources towards eliminating the causes, conditions and impacts of poverty”. EOCSF served the City and County of San Francisco. He has also been a team member of the San Francisco Conservation Corp., where he was the Associate Director, External Relations and Strategic Planning and the Stanford University Athletics Department, where he was an Assistant Athletics Director.
Mr. Glenn is a seasoned financial professional with a broad array of experiences in the financial marketplace, fundraising, banking, and deal-making. Mr. Glenn has had a myriad of successes in initiating, structuring, negotiating, and carrying to completion a number of transactions and providing services and products for the benefit of his clients. He has 25+ years’ experience in the financial services industry, working for some of the country’s largest and most storied financial institutions, including: J.P. Morgan & Co. (predecessor institution Manufacturers’ Hanover Trust), PaineWebber, Bank of America, Wells Fargo & Co., Morgan Stanley and New York Life. As a professional, Alan raised in excess of $4 billion of capital for corporate concerns, individuals, start-up companies and project specific financings. He also worked with his clients to implement innovative financial strategies to benefit corporations and individuals.
In the early stage of his career, Mr. Glenn was an educator in the New York City Board of Education, of which he is a product. He taught in both the high and junior high school environments.
Mr. Glenn also sits, or has sat, on a number of boards, including:
He has a 26-year old daughter.