The Southeast Community Facility Commission (SECFC) is a seven-member, mayoral-appointed leadership body that provides guidance to the SFPUC and the SF Board of Supervisors regarding strategic, financial and capital improvement plans, programming and operations for the Southeast Community Facility (SECF) and Greenhouses. The SECFC also promotes and advocates for special services and the improvement of the general economic, health, safety and welfare of residents in San Francisco’s southeast neighborhoods. The Commission partners with community members to form committees that play a unique role in supporting the SECFC’s efforts. Review the meeting agenda to confirm where committee meetings will be held in the SECF.
SECFC meetings are open to the public and held every fourth Wednesday of the month. Meetings are held at 1800 Oakdale Avenue in the Alex L. Pitcher, Jr. Community Room beginning at 6 pm, unless otherwise specified.
SECF Advisory Committees and Meeting Schedule
The Community Innovation and Empowerment Committee’s mission is to create and promote strategies in health, workforce, careers and education to benefit the community. This committee meets every second Monday of the month from noon to 1:30 pm.
The Facilities and Design Committee’s goal is to review the planning, design and program elements of all Southeast campus facilities. This committee convenes every third Wednesday of each month from noon to 1:30 pm.
Agendas and Minutes
- Meeting agendas are posted 72 hours in advance of meetings. Minutes are posted following approval.
- Review past meeting agendas (prior to Sept. 2022).
Meet the Commissioners
Dr. Gina Fromer
Commissioner Fromer was born and raised in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood. She has spent nearly three decades in various leadership roles serving youth and families, including stints at the Bayview YMCA and Young Community Developers. As the CEO of San Francisco Education Fund, she manages a staff of 16 and oversees the organization’s partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District and the San Francisco Citizens Initiative for Technology and Innovation. Prior to joining the SF Education Fund, she served as the California State Director at The Trust for Public Land, where she created new parks in low-income neighborhoods in San Francisco and Los Angeles and protected treasured landscapes. She also oversaw a comprehensive strategic planning process for the California office and led its Climate Conservation program, providing agency and nonprofit partners with tools to address climate change. Commissioner Fromer is the recipient of the prestigious Jefferson Award for Community Service, the KQED Local Heroes Award, and a host of other awards and honors.
Commissioner Sanchez is a Bayview resident and homeowner. She has more than 12 years of experience as a teacher and administrator, and has worked for public, independent, and charter schools. In her role as the Principal of Community Sites for Five Keys Charter School, she oversees educational programming for a diverse range of adult learners including transitional aged youth (TAY) in several locations such as the SECF, Bayview YMCA, The Village and HopeSF sites. Over the past four years, she has served on Five Keys’ Leadership team. Her quest for authentic learning experiences for students has led her to various educational experiences outside of the classroom: she has participated in teacher study tours outside of the United States, served on Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) visiting committees, and has held membership with multiple professional organizations for educators.
Karen A. Chung
Commissioner Chung is an experienced certified public accountant and owner of an accounting firm, Karen Chung CPA. Her appointment to the SECFC began in 2008. She has served on the National Unification Advisory Council of Korea (NUAC) since 2001 and the Korea Overseas Women’s International Network since 2005; she is currently the President of NUAC as well as the President of the Northern California Korean American CPA Association. In addition, Ms. Chung has been an advocate for the needs of the global community through her work with the Global Children Foundation (GCF); she began working with the GCF in 2000 and served as president from 2009 to 2012. She has been recognized for her community service and leadership by several local, state and national organizations and agencies, including the 2006 Presidential Award on behalf of the NUAC, the 2012 U.S. Congressional Award from Representative Charles Rangel, the 2010 Community Service Award from the California State Board of Equalization, and the 2009 Community Service Award from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Committee of San Francisco.
Commissioner Murphy has been working with FACES SF for 16 years. Prior to becoming the Director of their volunteer team, serving as an instructor for the Learning + Earning = Achievement and Power Program (L.E.A.P.), Ms. Murphy has been an advocate and activist for the Bayview/Hunters Point neighborhood for over 40 years. Her focus has been on community health, environmental concerns, and women/children’s issues. She is an Alumni of the Coro Women in Leadership Program. She continues to dedicate her time and energy to the Sunnydale Collaborative Impact Group and the Visitacion Valley Providers Group.
Commissioner Satele has been a resident at the Alice Griffith Apartments for 23 years. When she became interested in serving the community the neighborhood was deeply distressed and known as “Double Rock”. It was isolated, obsolete, and the housing of last resort for low-income families who lived there. At the same time, it was an island of affordability in an increasingly expensive metropolitan area. Mrs. Satele saw a need for the Samoan community to get involved so she enrolled in Hope SF to acquire more knowledge about what was happening in the community. She attended community meetings and provided translation services to encourage members of the community to engage and understand the redevelopment plans that were moving forward. In 2012 she became the treasurer of the Alice Griffith Apartments and served for 3 years. After traveling to Florida, New Orleans, and Boston she gathered information and developed an understanding of how to represent the community through the redevelopment process. In 2015 she became President of the Alice Griffith Apartments where she helped families and fought as an advocate during the redevelopment phase of the property. During her tenure as President of the apartments she was a part of successfully applying for one of the first Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grants in the country. Mrs. Satele is proud to be the first Pacific Islander to become a Commissioner of the Southeast Community Facility Commission.
Commissioner Tran was born in Vietnam and received her elementary and secondary education in Hong Kong. She continued her educational aspirations after coming to California and received teaching & counseling credentials and college degrees from CCSF, UC-Berkeley, San Francisco State and the University of San Francisco. She has mobilized residents to attend community meetings and advocated for neighborhood safety, improved public transportation, and economic & educational opportunities in the Bayview Community. Ms. Tran petitioned and taught at the successful expansion of the CCSF ESL/Citizenship classes for adults at Visitacion Valley Community Center for 15 years and has received many awards for promoting cross-cultural understanding in the Bayview Community.
Commissioner Posey, a native of Bayview-Hunters Point, is an award-winning Bay Area mentor affectionately known as Uncle Damien in the community. He is the founder and executive director of Us4UsBayArea, which uplifts people through community action and violence prevention based on knowledge of self-resources and mentorship. Damien Posey has spent the last decade dedicating his time to advocate non- violence and exploration of healthy hobbies in order to help the youth in his community.