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BRIAN WHITLOW

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.

HEATHER LEE

Senior Project Coordinator

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.

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KIMANTHE TARIK KITHIKA

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.

PHYLLIS ONSTAD

Program Manager

Phyllis has over twenty years’ experience working with community-based organizations and government in program planning, facilitation and training in the field of disaster services. Her focus has been in connecting non-profit organizations and government partners; she has also specialized in disaster volunteer management.

Phyliss’s primary role is to build collaborations and develop innovative training models. She is instrumental in the implementation and operations of our Bay Area UASI Training and Exercise Program.

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GUY WILKINSON

Media Coordinator

Guy joined SF CARD in 2020 to oversee the ongoing storytelling components of the LISTOS Campaign, engaging communities and non profit organizations around emergency preparedness through compelling narratives. He studied journalism at the University of Sydney, worked as Features Editor for Virgin Airlines Magazine and has since built a freelance career working with anyone from major tourism boards to small, independent businesses. Though primarily from an editorial background, Guy is well versed in creating a variety of content, from video and photography to long-form feature stories and copywriting.

MURRY RICHARD

Accounts Manager

Murry has been involved in non-profit accounting for over 15 years, from human development and homelessness shelters, to education in the San Francisco Bay Area which she took on shortly after earning an MBA with concentration in accounting. She has a strong passion to help others who do not have access to different services.

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