Our Dedicated Team

 

 
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Debra Gore-Mann, Executive Director

Debra has served as the SFCC Executive Director since March 2015. She was previously the Chief Development Officer of the 474,000 members Cal Alumni Association at the University of California, Berkeley. Her interest in youth development is reflected in the work she has done as consultant or volunteer with The Stride Center (Oakland), Tribal Solutions (Vancouver, WA), Alive & Free, Omega Boys Club (San Francisco), following her 11 years as Executive Director of Athletics at the University of San Francisco and Senior Associate Athletic Director for Finance & Business Affairs, Stanford University Department of Athletics and Recreation. Debra earned her B.S. at Stanford in Management Science and Engineering, and her M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

 
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Tom Holcomb Jr., Director of Community and Career Development

Tom is a Western Kentucky native who moved to the San Francisco Bay area in May 2016 to start a job with the San Francisco Conservation Corps. He has 13 years of prior experience in the student development and counseling field prior to coming on board with SFCC. Tom’s career focus is on empowering, engaging and elevating Corpsmembers to new insight and helping them achieve their personal and professional goals. Tom embodies a holistic focus model and works closely with the case manager and supportive service/case conference team in order to help Corpsmembers thrive not only at SFCC, but beyond the Corps on the job. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree from Murray State University in Organizational Communication and Youth Non-profit Service in 2001, and in 2005 earned his Masters of Science degree from MSU in Human Development & Leadership with an emphasis in College Student Personnel Guidance. Currently, Tom is working on his certification in Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University in Palo Alto, California, and will be transferring to the SF State to work on his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with a focus on Rehabilitation Counseling.

 
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Kisha Escudero, Case Manager

Kisha joined the SFCC team in December 2015 as a case manager.  Kisha has over 17 years’ experience implementing supportive services in the areas of  substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence, criminal justice and homelessness, and  supporting various diverse populations throughout Northern/Southern California.  Her life’s passion is meeting people where they're at while obtaining a better quality of life for themselves.

 
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Nancy Serrano, Special Events Supervisor

Nancy works events at Fort Mason as well as the Presidio to manage all waste streams for Special Events. Previously, she worked at Lowes for 3 years to gain Supervisor experience. She is proud of the work SFCC does to improve the environment, as well as helping young adults build their work experience. 

 
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Mat Tago, Senior Service Project Manager

Mat has been with SFCC since he was a Corpsmember. When he first arrived, he was impressed by the love and dedication that our staff had for our youth: how dedicated they were in teaching and training each Corpsmember, and how dedicated the Corpsmembers were in achieving their goals. 

Mat supervises a crew of 8 to 12 Corpsmembers on a daily basis, which includes teaching and training them about recycling and sorting at our facility in the Presidio, Recycling Operations Center (ROC). He also works with Corpsmembers on the tires and oil crew- going out and collecting waste tires and used oil in our community. Mat is in charge of certifying Corpsmembers in forklift training, while working at ROC. He is responsible in making sure that all Corpsmembers leave SFCC with good work ethics and a strong confidence that they can achieve anything with respect and hard work.