Dan Adams is the Construction Supervisor for the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing where he serves as the lender's representative on city-funded affordable housing developments. Previously, Dan worked as a project manager at Resources for Community Development, an affordable housing developer based in Berkeley, and as an architect with Asian Neighborhood Design (AND), a San Francisco community design center, where he helped to establish AND's community planning program. Dan is a recipient of the Frederick P. Rose Architectural Fellowship, and serves on the steering committee for the Green Affordable Housing Coalition. Dan holds a Masters of Architecture degree from UC Berkeley.
Timothy Chrisman is the elected Chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of San Francisco and Chairman of the Council of Federal Home Loan Banks, the system’s 12-bank trade organization. Mr. Chrisman is also the founding principal of Chrisman & Company, Inc., a Los Angeles-based retained executive search firm, focusing on financial and related industries. His executive search experience ranges from senior to executive management positions to corporate board appointments for a portfolio of prominent nationwide clients. At Chrisman, he has been instrumental in providing professionals and board members to commercial banks, savings & loans companies, equity sponsor/venture capital firms, investment banks, investment management firms, leasing companies, mortgage companies, real estate investment trusts, trust companies, insurance, among others within the financial sector. Mr. Chrisman also served as Director of Commercial Capital Bank and Commercial Capital Bancorp of Irvine, California until March 2005, the $5 billion, publicly traded institution that acquired Hawthorne Savings where he was Chairman of the Board from 1995 to 2004. As a recognized leader in the community, Mr. Chrisman serves as a National Director and Vice Chairman of Operation HOPE, Inc., a nonprofit social investment bank and a national provider of financial literacy and economic empowerment programs. Prior to forming his own company, Mr. Chrisman was a senior executive with a $2 billion financial institution in California’s Central Valley, for a period of ten years, where he focused on retail delivery, marketing, human resources and general management. Mr. Chrisman served as a US Marine Corps Sergeant in Vietnam from 1966 to 1968, where he was wounded in action and decorated with the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Immediately following his duty in Vietnam, he completed his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from California State University, Fresno. He resides with his wife, Karen, in Los Angeles and has two grown daughters and three grandchildren.
David J. Erickson is director of the Center for Community Development Investments at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and edits the Federal Reserve journal Community Development Investment Review. His research areas in the Community Development Department of the Federal Reserve include community development finance, affordable housing, economic development, and institutional changes that benefit low-income communities. David’s book on the history of community development, The Housing Policy Revolution: Networks and Neighborhoods, was recently published by the Urban Institute Press. He has five years of experience in the affordable housing industry working for government, nonprofit, and private sector employers. He has a PhD in history from the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus on economic history and public policy. He also holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at Berkeley and a BA from Dartmouth College.
Stephanie Forbes is the Executive Director of Bay Area LISC. She has been with LISC since mid-1998. She was previously with the City of Oakland where she developed and implemented the City’s affordable housing policies and coordinated the City’s community reinvestment programs. Prior to that, Stephanie was a consultant on housing, community development, and welfare policy issues in Southern California. Working primarily with municipalities and legal services organizations, Stephanie took on such projects as the development of local housing financing programs; the development of alternative housing policies for neighborhood community plans; and directed a research project on the effectiveness of a State welfare homeless assistance program. She has over 18 years of direct experience in the field of affordable housing and community development. A San Francisco native, she received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a master of arts degree in urban and regional planning from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Mike Italiano is an environmental attorney and scientist and President & Chief Executive Officer for Market Transformation to Sustainability (MTS) and Capital Markets Partnership. He founded the Capital Markets Partnership, MTS, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and American Society of Testing & Materials (ASTM) Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment. Mike has been responsible at over 200 waste sites for expert testimony, litigation, cleanup, settlement, and scientific and technical analysis. He published over 60 articles in the environmental field and authored five environmental books and has over 35 years of environmental experience including as Senior Analyst in the White House Science Office and Assistant to the Director, National Commission on Water Quality where he helped write the Congressional Report on the Clean Water Act.
Andrea Papanastassiou is Director of Real Estate Development at Eden Housing. In this capacity, she directs Eden's development activities and supervises the 8-member development team, overseeing a pipeline of over 1,700 units in up to twenty projects. Under her leadership, development carries out all phases of housing production from feasibility studies through acquisition to project completion. Before joining Eden, Andrea held a host of real estate development positions at Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition, most recently serving as the Development Manager with oversight responsibility for day-to-day operations for the development department. During her nine years with Mid-Peninsula, she developed over 600 affordable apartments for families and seniors in San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Napa counties, and supervised a development pipeline of 1,300 apartments and homes in seven greater Bay Area counties. Her projects have won design awards from Sustainable San Mateo County, Pacific Coast Builders Conference, and Builder Magazine. Andrea attended Brown University where she received a Dual Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Environmental Studies and Urban Studies. She also earned her MA in Urban Planning at the UCLA Graduate School of Public Policy and Social Research. Andrea is the Vice President of the Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County and served as a Task Force Co-Chair of HOPE: 10-Year Plan to End Homlessness in San Mateo County.
William Pavao is the Executive Director of the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee. State Treasurer Phil Angelides appointed William Pavão as the Executive Director to the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) in August 2005. Mr. Pavão came to TCAC from the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) where he was serving as Deputy Director over the Division of Financial Assistance Division. Bill had been heading up the Department’s programs division since March 1997. Since coming to TCAC, Mr. Pavão has initiated an effort to operate a more transparent, participatory program. His efforts have included clarifying and streamlining regulatory changes, greater disclosure of decision-making and greater use of TCAC’s website for disseminating information. In addition, Mr. Pavão is now holding monthly Southern California office hours out of the Treasurer’s downtown Los Angeles office. Mr. Pavão has both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley in Social Welfare program planning and administration. His undergraduate career included an internship with the East Bay Gray Panthers’ housing committee; a directorship of a nonprofit renters organization; and an internship with the City of Berkeley’s Rent Stabilization Board. Before entering graduate school, Mr. Pavão spent a year as a VISTA neighborhood organizer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mr. Pavão was born in Southern California’s Inland Empire, raised in the Central Valley, and educated in the San Francisco Bay Area.
A. Vincent Siciliano the CEO/President of New Resource Bank. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer at International Savings Bank, San Diego’s largest local savings and loan; President and Chief Executive Officer of the Danielson Trust, a $1.5 billion trust company providing investment management services, and as Chief Operating Officer at First National Bank. In 2001, he was hired as the CEO of 1st Pacific Bank of California. Under his management, 1st Pacific was named the best-performing de novo bank in California by The Findley Reports, a banking consulting firm. A long-time environmentalist, Mr. Siciliano double majored in Human Biology and Environmental Engineering at Stanford, and received a Master’s Degree in Environmental Planning at the University of California at Berkeley. He also worked for the California Coastal Commission and the federal equivalent program in Washington, D.C. Mr. Siciliano and his wife Susan live in San Francisco.