David has over 20 years of affordable housing and community development experience in San Francisco and his native city of New York. Prior to joining SFHDC in June 2013, David served as a principal for his national consultancy practice, where he provided technical assistance to nonprofit, for profit and public sector clients in the areas of homebuyer assistance programs, inclusionary housing, and project planning and development. Previously, while at the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, David managed the production of more than 1,000 affordable units, negotiated the affordable housing program for the Hunters Point Shipyard, launched six loan and asset building programs totaling $12 million, and oversaw the sale of more than 400 affordable homes to low- and moderate-income families. He has been a featured speaker or panelist in numerous local and national symposiums and conferences, and was featured in the Neighborworks/NCB Capital Impact film “A New Way Home: Taking Shared Equity to Scale." David earned a BA from Columbia College, with a major in architecture and minor in film. He is currently participating in the NeighborWorks/Harvard Kennedy School "Achieving Excellence Program," an executive leadership program serving approximately 50 select leaders from around the country in each cycle.
Sheri Powers, JD, MA, is a seasoned litigator, psychotherapy counselor, mediator, teacher, healer, and loan officer who carries her work forward into the 21st century with the motto “Knowledge is Power. Get some, then USE IT!” She has helped hundreds of first-time homebuyers purchase their home with safe and affordable loan products, empowering her clients to make informed choices by demystifying the mortgage and home buying process through quality education and purposeful planning.Ms. Powers is a licensed attorney [CA State Bar # 144280], real estate broker [CA DRE # 01745368], & mortgage loan originator [NMLS #33650]. She holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology with a Specialization in Holistic Heath from JFK University. She also holds a Certification in Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution from JFK University and Certifications from NCHEC (NeighborWorks Center for Homeownership Education and Counseling) in Pre-Purchase Homeownership Education, Homeownership Counseling, Post-Purchase Homeownership Education, and Foreclosure Intervention and Default Counseling. Ms. Powers earned her Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies with concentrations in Spanish and Education from Carleton College.
A native of San Francisco (Silver Terrace, Bayview and Portola), Deven has over 15 years of housing and community development experience in both the non-profit and government sectors. Prior to joining SFHDC, Deven served as the Director of Real Estate Development at Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco for over six years, and was responsible for developing over 100 affordable ownership homes in Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. Prior to Habitat, Deven worked full-time as a licensed REALTOR in the Bay Area and has held a real estate license since 2004. Previously, Deven spent 14 years working for several departments of the City and County of San Francisco, including Public Health, Human Services, and the Mayor’s Office on Homelessness, where, under former Mayor Willie L. Brown, he served as the Deputy Director. Deven is a volunteer member of the Old Skool Café advisory committee, Chair of Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County, and a member of the Board of Trustees at the Uptown Church of Christ. He attended All Hallow’s Grammar School in the Bayview, and Saint Ignatius High School in the Sunset.
Sheryl Thomas-Washburn, MApsy, CDM, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, seeks to establish SFHDC as a leader in the social services arena. Partnering with the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development on projects that transform public housing, and the County Human Services Agency on Permanent Supportive Housing projects, she is part of a team working to keep marginalized populations housed. Building an innovative services team to provide opportunities to 1300+ individuals, Sheryl is creating a foundation utilizing evidence based practices combined with new creative modalities that change lives. Prior to SFHDC, she was the Director of Social Services for Abode Services and ran a multi-county supportive housing and social services program with 60-staff and 9 service contractors who delivered services to 4000+ individuals who were homeless, at risk of homelessness, and/or suffered from mental illness. Sheryl was also Director of Shelter Programs for Cleveland’s 2100 Lakeside Men’s Emergency Shelter, serving 4500 homeless men per year. Currently a transpersonal psychology doctoral candidate at Sofia University, she is a graduate of Cleveland State University with a MA in Psychology specializing in Diversity Management. Sheryl is also an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.