Executive Leadership Team
Randy Shaw Executive Director
Randy Shaw is the Executive Director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, San Francisco’s leading provider of housing for formerly homeless single adults. Shaw’s new book, Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America, highlights the pricing out of a new generation of working and middle-class residents from the nation’s most progressive cities. Shaw offers a roadmap for cities to end exclusionary land use policies and build the infill housing necessary to expand affordability and combat climate change. Shaw’s prior books include The Activist’s Handbook, Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century, and The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco. Shaw has been an attorney since 1982 and is editor of Beyond Chron.
Tabitha Allen Deputy Director
Tabitha joined Tenderloin Housing Clinic in October 2009 as a Support Services Manager and later assumed management roles in both the Property Management and Support Services Departments. Tabitha currently serves as the agency’s Deputy Director. In addition, Tabitha serves on the Board of Directors for Urban Mentors Network. She has over 15 years of experience working with organizations that provide support to the homeless population and people recently released from incarceration. Tabitha began her career providing Case Management services at the East Oakland Community Project. After six years, she moved on to Centerforce, where she provided case management services to individuals transitioning from incarceration. She graduated from York College of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
Richard Beal Director of Transitional Housing
Richard has been working in the San Francisco community since 1996, beginning at St. Anthony’s Foundation and the Ozanam Detox Center. In 2001 he began working as a Substance Abuse Counselor for Haight Ashbury Free Clinics (HAFCI). He was promoted numerous times at HAFCI, from SA Counselor to Intake Coordinator, and ultimately to Center Manager of HAFCI Residential Programs on Treasure Island. In 2010 Richard began working in SF County Jail #5 in San Bruno managing the Roads to Recovery Program for CenterPoint Inc. He joined Tenderloin Housing Clinic in 2013 as a Supportive Housing Manager and in 2015 moved to THC’s Transitional Housing Department as Program Manager. In 2017 he was promoted to Associate Director of Transitional Housing and in 2019 promoted to Director of Transitional Housing. Richard brings a wealth of knowledge and over 23 years of community experience to THC.
Janet Aguilar Director of Support Services
Janet joined Tenderloin Housing Clinic in 2008 as a Case Manager at the Allstar Hotel. In 2011 she was promoted to Support Services Manager and in 2016 she became an Associate Director of Support Services. Janet brings a strong knowledge of mental health, substance use, compassionate care, and harm reduction to her work at THC, having worked in the social services field for over 12 years. As the Director of Support Services, Janet provides leadership and support to her team as they serve our diverse population of formerly homeless adults. Janet is a former banana slug, having graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
Marilyn Bunag Director of Housing Services
Marilyn joined Tenderloin Housing Clinic in September 2015 as the Housing Services Manager. In June 2019, she was promoted to Director of Housing Services. Marilyn has over 8 years’ experience in the social service field, holding roles in case management and non-profit leadership. Marilyn has a strong commitment to client-driven services and leads the Housing Department in supporting formerly homeless clients in attaining and maintaining permanent housing.
Issarah Cabrera Director of Facilities
Issarah joined Tenderloin Housing Clinic’s Property Management Department in May 2012 as a Supportive Housing Manager of the Pierre Hotel, and later the Vincent Hotel. Tenderloin Housing Clinic promoted her to Associate Director of Property Management in May 2014, thereby assuming supervision of a portfolio of six buildings. After her success in Property Management, Issarah moved on to the role of Director of Facilities Management in 2016. In this role, Issarah oversees the facilities management in all Tenderloin Housing Clinic residential buildings, office buildings, and drop-in clinics. She brings 5 years of Project Management experience in the private sector to her work at Tenderloin Housing Clinic.
Tara O'Neill, Esq. Director of Business Operations
Tara joined Tenderloin Housing Clinic in January 2010 as the Director of Housing Services. During the years that Tara led the Department of Housing Services, she ushered in extensive departmental expansion and programmatic advancement. Tenderloin Housing Clinic promoted her into the position of Director of Business Operations in 2013. In this role, Tara leads the agency’s risk management procedures and works to improve the agency’s infrastructure and operations that support effective service delivery and mission fulfillment. Tara brings to Tenderloin Housing Clinic years of providing direct services to homeless adults, both as a case manager and as a licensed attorney in California. Additionally, she has worked on local and California state-wide policy initiatives surrounding homelessness and affordable housing. Tara holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Brandeis University.
Jaime Quijano Director of Human Resources
Jaime first started at Tenderloin Housing Clinic in February 2003 as a Desk Clerk. Through his time at Tenderloin Housing Clinic, Jaime has served as a Supportive Housing Manager and Associate Director of Property Management. In 2012, he transitioned to working in the Human Resources Department and was promoted to the Director of Human Resources in 2015. With his vast experience and knowledge of the organization, Jaime helps ensure the organization’s employees have the training and support they need in the workplace.
Laura Sandoval, LCSW, CPRP Director of Programs
Laura joined Tenderloin Housing Clinic in August 2019, bringing over a decade of service and leadership in the communities of Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Albuquerque. As the Director of Programs, she oversees THC’s programmatic departments, including the departments of Support Services, Transitional Housing, Property Management and Housing Services. She has worked with persons emerging from homelessness in a range of settings including outreach, safe haven, VASH, individual therapy, transitional housing, rapid rehousing, and permanent supportive housing. As a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner, Laura promotes principles of hope and empowerment, with a focus on developing communities that promote meaningful roles and quality of life. Laura is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned her master’s degree in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach; she has a baccalaureate in Intercultural Studies.
Wynne Tang, CPA Director of Finance
Wynne joined Tenderloin Housing Clinic in September 2006. She has management oversight and responsibility for all financial functions, and oversees all revenues and costs of the agency. With 11 years of finance experience in the private sector, Wynne brings strong financial management and accountability to her role, and provides timely, accurate, and reliable financial information while enhancing internal controls. Wynne is a graduate of the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
David Virgo, B.S.E.E. Director of Information Technology
David joined Tenderloin Housing Clinic in July 2010. David oversees all computer operations, network operations, and software development for Tenderloin Housing Clinic. David brings to Tenderloin Housing Clinic years of providing service to educational institutions and non-profit organizations. Through data management, analysis, and utilization, David streamlines operations and institutes best practices to improve client care. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley College of Engineering.
Zeke Weiner Director of Property Management
Zeke joined Tenderloin Housing Clinic in 2018. He brings over 25 years of experience as a nonprofit manager, mainly in the field of supportive housing. Zeke’s work history includes property operations, asset management, administration, human resources, fundraising and development, and client advocacy. As a longtime proponent of the Housing First and Harm Reduction models, Zeke is grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the success of THC’s mission and staff.