Jess Mataka

Jess Mataka

Jess Mataka

Interim Director of Economic Development

Ms. Mataka comes to SFHDC after serving as a Project Manager at En2action, a community and economic development nonprofit with a history of providing technical assistance, community engagement, and capacity-building services to small businesses and merchant groups in the Fillmore, and City-wide. Previously, Ms. Mataka was the Development and Communications Manager at La Cocina, a nonprofit culinary incubator supporting racial, gender, and economic equity. Her track record includes fundraising $5MM to open the country's first women-led food hall in the Tenderloin. Jessica was raised by a low-income, single mother in the Central Valley and cares deeply about preserving working-class families' ability to live and thrive in our city. Having joined SFHDC in the fall of 2021 as a Program Manager, she is now serving as Interim Director of Economic Develiopment.