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.
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.
Heather acts as Program Manager and oversees day to day administration and delivery of all grant programs for SF CARD. She is passionate about building Voluntary and Community Organizations Active in Disaster in the counties around the Bay Area. She keeps a post it on her desk as a reminder to Cooperate, Collaborate, Communication, and Coordinate in all things.
Heather wears many hats; grants management, program design and delivery, grant writer, trainer and facilitator as well as being a certified business continuity professional.