Phone: (415) 826-8080
Edward has been the Executive Director of the Nabe since June of 2004. His ties to the Nabe run more than 40 years. Edward grew up in Potrero Hill and had a front row seat as a child watching his grandmother Enola Maxwell run the Nabe, bring people together from all walks of life, and advocate for those in need. In 2002, Edward was hired at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House as the Youth Program Coordinator and Facilities Manager before becoming Executive Director in 2004.
Edward has been a community advocate for more than 20 years and currently chairs the Potrero Hill Community Health Fair Committee and the Potrero Hill Festival Committee. He’s a member of several community and City advisory boards including SFPD Use of Force, SFGH General Medicine Clinic, Potrero Hill Merchants Association, Potrero Hill Boosters, UCSF Community Partners, and the SF Violence Prevention Initiative.
Sharon is the Youth Program Manager for Experiment in Diversity, an after school and summer program for middle school youth. Sharon has worked with youth at the Nabe for more than 15 years, supporting young people with their schoolwork, relationships, and interests. She exposes young people to people, places, and experiences that greatly expand their understanding of what’s possible.
Sharon was born and raised on Potrero Hill and her first job was at the Nabe. She was professionally trained at the Dale Carnegie School of Business and worked for 27 years at the U.S. Leasing Corporation, one of the largest financial services corporations in the Bay Area. After leaving U.S. Leasing Corporation sold their business, Sharon was subsequently hired by the Nabe’s Executive Director at the time, Enola Maxwell, as a bookkeeper. Enola encouraged Sharon to work with the kids and later took over as the Nabe’s Youth Programs Manager.
Experiment in Diversity
Jack has led the Nabe’s Peer Counseling program for incarcerated youth since 1995.
He has been counseling incarcerated youth and adults for over 35 years. In 1987, Jack co-founded the OMEGA Boys Club where he still teaches. Jack provides the people he works with the opportunity to engage with their peers in an atmosphere of nonviolence and cooperation and, ultimately, to seek self-transformation. He currently volunteers at San Quentin twice each month, one night per week at San Bruno county jail, and one afternoon each week at Log Cabin (a long term detention center for youth ages 14-21). Jack also takes justice-involved youth from San Francisco to San Quentin so that the young people can discourse with those who have been sentenced to life in prison.
Program Manager, Peer Counseling
Albert is the Program Manager for the Nabe’s Summer in the City program and has been a mentor for youth in Potrero Hill for over 30 years. Albert previously worked at both U.S. Leasing Corporation and at the Potrero Hill Park and Recreation Center, each for more than 23 years. During his long tenure with S.F. Park and Rec., Albert mentored youth and exposed them to various people, places and opportunities which they otherwise may have not experienced. He also tutored these youth and started visiting schools to check on them. Upon developing relationships with teachers, Al quickly became the liaison between parents and teachers. This process developed into a year-round program where Albert did homework with the kids daily, visited schools on a weekly basis, picked up homework packages, contacted parents to resolve issues, and made home visits when necessary. Albert is currently employed at A.P. Gianinni Middle School where he worked as staff support and the boys basketball coach for approximately eight years. He recently retired as basketball coach, after leading the middle school team to championships in 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Summer in the City
Angie is the Potrero TAY (Transitional Age Youth) Case Manager. She works closely with youth within the Potrero Hill Community by mentoring and advocating for resources. Angie was raised in Potrero Hill and attended the Nabe as a kid herself. She is an Americorp Alumni, and former Paraprofessional for San Francisco Unified School District giving her 8 years of experience in community service and education.