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Meet the SFCLT Board Nominees!

At the San Francisco Community Land Trust Annual Membership Meeting on March 19th SFCLT members will be voting to bring new members onto our Board of Directors!

If you are a member or a supporter we hope that you will join us for this exciting meeting! RSVP here.

And now, meet our nominee! 

Board Nominee Statements

Shalaco Sching, Lessee Member Shalaco is a member of the Merry-Go-Round house and has been a lessee representative and board president since 2015. In 2017 he is focused on helping build the infrastructure to help better connect our co-ops to each other and the Land Trust in order to better foster and promote our values of community self-management, member engagement and democratic decision making.

Keith Hennessy, Lessee Member is a dancer, writer, choreographer, and activist. He is a resident of the Pigeon Palace, a 6-unit community land trust in the Mission. Raised in Canada and living in San Francisco since 1982, Hennessy tours internationally. Keith’s 2016-17 collaborators include feminist alt pop star Peaches, trans artist-activist Annie Danger, Philipino-American choreographer Gerald Casel, and the Black queer collaborative Blank Map. Awards include Guggenheim, USArtist, Bessie, Sui Generis, and a few Izzies. Hennessy co-founded two local venues for experimental art, 848 Community Space and CounterPulse. He has been active in movements for social justice for over 30 years and is often seen at protests and mobilizations around issues of gentrification, eviction & affordable housing, prison abolition, police violence, profiling, and accountability, climate change and the environment, queer and trans rights, and anti-war. Keith was an active organizer in the creation of the Pigeon Palace non-profit and its purchase by the SFCLT supported by the Small Sites Program. Running his own arts organization for nearly 20 years, Keith is proficient with budgeting, marketing/PR, event planning, collaborative decision making, and the alignment of social justice ethics with community-based action.

Jeanne Marie Hallacy, Lessee Member Jeanne is a member of Purple House and Director and Human Rights Advocate Jeanne Hallacy has lived in Southeast for decades producing stories about human rights and social justice issues. Her award-winning documentary films are used as agents for change. Her film titles SittweThis Kind of Love, Into the Current: Burma’s Political Prisoners, Mercy (meddah), No Women: No Peace and Burma Diary and are distributed by Kanopy and Documentary Educational Resources. Hallacy's shorts about social issues in her US home of San Francisco include Carry onStanley's Song and Father and Son Artists

In San Francisco, Hallacy teaches photography and digital media with the Mission non-profit, Jamestown Community Center, serving low income and migrant students at Cesar Chavez Elementary School and Buena Vista Horace Mann. Her students' work has been published in El Tecolote newspaper and exhibited at the Mission Cultural Center. She is committed to youth leadership development through active engagement with community organizations. A former journalist, Hallacy directs the non-profit education program InSIGHT OUT! Photo Storytelling project training youth living in conflict and post-disaster areas in photography and writing. She serves on the board of directors of Documentary Arts Asia and is an advisor to the board of Grassroots Human Rights and Education and the Burmese NGO, Smile Education and Development Foundation to promote interfaith harmony and peacebuilding in Burma. 

Hallacy has worked in over 17 countries, producing activist media in post-conflict settings and specializes in community-based human rights education.

Leonor Melara, Public Member A native of San Francisco, Leonor grew up cheering for the Giants at Candlestick and believing that the ocean always makes one's toes go numb. While watching San Francisco change from the front row she developed a deep love for this city and the people in it, as well as a passion for social justice. Leonor became acutely aware of San Francisco's never-ending housing crisis as she watched the market determine who has a right to live in the city, and recognizing the necessity of exploring alternative models to the current housing market led her to the San Francisco Land Trust. With a desire to contribute a financial management skill set to social justice organizing and movement building, Leonor pursued a Master of Science in Accountancy and a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from San Francisco State University. She is currently the Finance and Administrative Associate at the Rainforest Action Network where she manages budget and financial strategy for their Forest Program. 

Nicole Lindler, Public MemberNicole is a native daughter of the Bay Area. She is proud to hail from an area that encourages civic and social change. Nicole is an advocate of equitable housing access and affordability. She currently oversees a portfolio of supportive housing for formerly homeless as the Senior Asset Manager at Community Housing Partnership (CHP). Six years prior, Nicole worked throughout underserved neighborhoods in Los Angeles and advocated for residents facing foreclosure and displacement. She believes that SFCLT is the future of housing and community stewardship over our land in San Francisco. Nicole hopes to bring her portfolio management experience to SFCLT to help ensure sustainability, increase resources, and save more San Franciscans from displacement.

Kendra Lewis, Public Members Kendra Noel Lewis has been a professional development officer and nonprofit administrator since 1996.  She is dedicated to the field of fundraising/development and non-profit administration. She has a BA in History from California State University, Fresno.  She received a Certificate of Development from the University of San Francisco’s Nonprofit Management Program.  She has experience in all areas of non-profit administration (special events, planned giving, major giving, grant writing, operations, program development, corporate and foundation development.)  She has worked the gamut of nonprofits on the local, state and national arena.  She has served organizations ranging in size and annual budgets of $50,000 - $5 million+ such as the Sacramento Urban League, American Heart Association, Sacramento State University, Sacramento Theatre Company (the only African American managing director west of the Mississippi river.  Kendra currently focuses her passion of fundraising for organizations with missions focused on social, environmental, housing,  justice, family and youth services.

Kendra is the past vice-president of the Sacramento YWCA (the first YWCA in California) and is currently a board member of Traveler’s Aid, a 125-year old Sacramento institution and the Sacramento Urban Debate League. She has received the Community Advocate Award, presented by National Coalition of 100 Black Women, the Rising Star Award from the Business Women’s Network, she has been profiled on the OPEN American Express Success Stories Network and profiled in Sacramento Magazine, 20 Women We Admire.

Daniel English, Public Member Daniel is a native born San Francisco resident that has also lived throughout Marin, Solano, and alameda counties. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies and Planning, He worked as a community organizer; partnering faith and neighborhood communities to contend against harmful and negligent legislation. By activating teams and building leadership, these communities were involved in winning stronger tenant protections for SF renters and an increase affordable housing in new developments. Daniel is also a resident at Freedom West Homes, where is worked with the SFCLT to co-op education and training on effective coop engagement, board participation and the development of work committees. With a goal of understanding the process and methods of the housing industry, Daniel recently earned his real estate license to see an increase in ownership among the least represent in San Francisco