Sabbatical Awardees

“My commitment to self-care and taking necessary breaks came as a direct result of the sabbatical. It also gave me an opportunity to model a healthy work-life balance for the team, and this commitment continues today. Wellness and nonprofit work must go together.”



Adriane Armstrong

Chief Executive Officer, Juma Ventures

Daniel Hogue

Executive Director, Las Trampas School, Inc.

Nicole Lee

Executive Director, Urban Peace Movement

David Mauroff

Chief Executive Officer, San Francisco Pretrial Diversion Project

Lena Miller

Chief Executive Officer, Urban Alchemy

Rose Mukhar

Executive Director, Justice At Last

Mario Paz

Executive Director, Good Samaritan Family Resource Center

Debbie Toth

President and Chief Executive Officer, Choice in Aging

Keith Wattley

Founder and Executive Director, UnCommon Law


Kimberly Alvarenga

Director, California Domestic Workers Coalition

Kelly Carlisle

Founder and Executive Director, Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project

Lauren Hall

Executive Director, Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing

Susun Kim

Executive Director, Contra Costa Family Justice Center

Laura Valdez

Executive Director, Dolores Street Community Services

Christopher Verdugo

Chief Executive Officer, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus

Sarah Ching Ting Wan

Executive Director, Community Youth Center of San Francisco


Villy Wang

Founder, President & CEO, BAYCAT

Mary Ann Jones

CEO, Westside Community Services

Lisa Steindler

as Executive Artistic Director, Z Space

Jerry Yang

Executive Director, Kai Ming Head Start

Patrick Dooley

Artistic Director, Shotgun Players


Kimberly Aceves-Iñiguez

Co-Founder & Executive Director, RYSE Center

Gail Gilman

as CEO, Community Housing Partnership

Christie Keith

U.S. Executive Director, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA)

Margaret Libby

Founder & CEO, MyPath

Jordan Simmons

as Executive & Artistic Director, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts

Robyn Thomas

as Executive Director, Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

Diane Wong

Executive Director, J-Sei


Emily Arnold-Fernández

as President & CEO, Asylum Access

Saru Jayaraman

Co-Founder & Co-Director, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United

Cristy Johnston Limón

as Executive Director, Destiny Arts Center

Rebecca Rolfe

Executive Director, San Francisco LGBT Center

Doug Shoemaker

President, Mercy Housing California

Christine Stoner-Mertz

as President & CEO, Lincoln


Sam Cobbs

as CEO, First Place for Youth

Diane Dodge

as Executive Director, East Bay College Fund

Erica Kisch

Executive Director, Compass Family Services

Jeremy Madsen

as CEO, Greenbelt Alliance

Patricia Murillo

as Executive Director, Alternatives in Action

Dorsey Nunn

Executive Director, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

Lance Toma

CEO, San Francisco Community Health Center


Stuart Cohen

as Executive Director, TransForm

Regina Jackson

as President & CEO, East Oakland Youth Development Center

José Quiñonez

CEO, Mission Asset Fund

Judith Smith

as Artistic Director, AXIS Dance Company

Julia R. Wilson

as CEO, OneJustice