Executive Director

Brian Whitlow has been with SF CARD since 2007 and received his Master in Public Administration degree from the University of San Francisco in 2008. Since 2007, Brian has also volunteered with the American Red Cross Bay Area, and in September 2008 he assisted with partner services in Louisiana following Hurricane Gustav & Ike.  Most recently, Brian has worked as the American Red Cross External Relations Lead on several 3-alarm fires in San Francisco and worked under External Relations assisting the Red Cross response to the San Bruno Explosion in September 2010 and Hurricane Sandy in November 2012.

Program Manager

Heather previously worked as a minister in the Episcopal Church and PTA volunteer extraordinaire; she caught the disaster bug and worked with the Red Cross for six years before joining SF CARD. Heather has a passion for volunteer management and an affinity for operations. Throughout 2020, she is spearheading the Listos California program for CalOES in San Francisco County, working as grants manager, trainer and facilitator, as well as a certified continuity operations professional.

Program Coordinator

Kimanthe joined SF CARD in August of 2018 as a trainer. He has three years of organizational disaster preparedness experience in both the non-profit and public sectors.
He has eight years of management experience in the non-profit setting, with a particular emphasis on program and service delivery to San Francisco’s vulnerable populations.
Kimanthe also has eight years of stakeholder and client engagement experience at the individual, organizational and community levels and is currently completing a graduate degree in Public Administration at San Francisco State University.

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