Family House Staff

Alexandra E. Morgan, CEO

Alexandra E. Morgan, CEO

Responsibilities: All aspects of operation for Family House, Inc., including: managing staff, board recruitment, staffing board committees, fundraising, in-kind solicitations, finance and budgeting, capital campaign, marketing, p.r. and external relations.

Contact: amorgan@familyhouseinc.org or (415) 476-1730

About Alexandra: Native of San Francisco, Alexandra received a Master's degree in Non-Profit Management from USF. Prior to joining the staff of Family House, she held administrative and development positions at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Asian Art Museum; was Associate Director of Summerbridge National; and served as Director of Campaigns at Golden Gate University. She formerly served on the Board of Directors at Grace Cathedral, and on USF's Institute for Non-Profit Management's Advisory Board, among others. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good at USF.

Karen Banks, Director of Volunteer Programs

Karen Banks, Director of Volunteer Programs

Responsibilities: Planning, developing, implementing, and managing the Family House volunteer program so that Family House will derive full benefit from the volunteer's ability to help achieve its mission. Maintains relationships with outside agencies as relevant for recruitment and networking. Also responsible for the development of appropriate recognition, retention, and motivation programs for volunteers. Supervises all volunteer systems, handbooks and documents.

Contact: kbanks@familyhouseinc.org or (415) 502-5659

About Karen: Karen graduated from San Francisco State University with a dual BS in Psychology and Marketing, and then from USF with a MS in Organizational Development. Karen has a background in Project Management and previous experience in marketing research, where she worked for Old Navy. Karen first became involved with Family House as a founding member of the Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC), and later became YPAC Chair. In her free time, she enjoys running, traveling, reading, and loves the feeling of helping others, especially the families of Family House.

John Barrett, Director of Facilities

John Barrett, Director of Facilities

Responsibilities: All aspects of maintaining furniture, fixtures, and equipment, and the Family House Mission Bay building, ensuring that family comfort is maintained. John also oversees all safety programs, security, housekeeping, and landscaping.

Contact: jbarrett@familyhouseinc.org or (209) 740-7612

About John: John's incredible foundation in engineering and facilities management ranges from working in the U.S. Navy to hospitals to overseeing luxury retail establishments. When he crossed into the hospitality industry, he frequently oversaw multiple hotel facilities simultaneously, while providing oversight of the engineering and housekeeping disciplines. In his free time, John can be found pampering his Shelby Mustang, enjoying time with his wife and children, or tinkering on a home renovation project. He has one heck of a firm handshake, a warm heart, a joyous smile, and an eloquent sense of humor.

Luis Kuk, Facilities Associate

Luis Kuk, Facilities Associate

Responsibilities: All aspects of maintaining furniture, fixtures, and equipment, and the Family House Mission Bay building, ensuring that family comfort is maintained. Luis also assists with housekeeping and landscaping.

About Luis: Luis is a hotel industry and customer service veteran, and brings to Family House a dedicated work ethic and a desire to help everyone around him. Luis is a San Francisco native, and a proud husband and father of two.

Joe Blodgett, Database Administrator & Operations Manager

Joe Blodgett, Database Administrator & Operations Manager

Responsibilities: Scheduling occupants, orienting new families, maintaining files on families, family support, communication with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital social workers, house maintenance, identifying needed items and receiving in-kind donations, taking inventory and purchasing supplies, supervising outside cleaning contractors, supervising weekend managers, managing outside vendors as needed, database administration.

Contact: jblodgett@familyhouseinc.org or (415) 476-8321

About Joe: Joe is a graduate of Brown University with a dual degree in Music and Computer Science. He was raised in New York and moved to San Francisco after college. Joe has been part of the Family House family since starting as a weekend manager at the beginning of 2004. That November, he became a full-time employee at the Family House on 10th Avenue, where his easy demeanor is appreciated by families and co-workers alike. In his free time, Joe is currently writing his second full-length musical.

Alison Blom, Development Associate

Alison Blom, Development Associate

Responsibilities: All fundraising activities including individual, corporate and foundation prospect research, cultivation and stewardship, along with annual appeals, special events, and database management.

Contact: ablom@familyhouseinc.org or (415) 476-9723

About Alison: Alison is a graduate of Northeastern University with a BS in Human Services and Criminal Justice. She feels connected to Family House's mission and volunteers with organizations that serve the same community: Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area and Camp Okizu. In her free time she enjoys running, hiking, traveling, volunteering, and spending time with friends and family.

Jessica Creager, Director of Finance and Special Events

Jessica Creager, Director of Finance and Special Events

Responsibilities: All aspects of business office, including accounting, budgeting, payroll, insurance, financial reporting, annual audit, business continuity planning, and deposits. Also responsible for special event coordination.

Contact: jcreager@familyhouseinc.org or (415) 502-7217

About Jessica: Jessica is a graduate of University of Colorado, Boulder in Environmental Studies. Her professional experience includes five years as an Office Manager in a tax office prior to joining the Family House staff in 1997. Creager studied art in Umbria, Italy, and interned at Resource Renewal Institute, a non-profit environmental advocacy agency. She is fluent in Spanish, and an enthusiastic artist.

Tarence Dixon, Volunteer Coordinator

Tarence Dixon, Volunteer Coordinator

Responsibilities: Management, placement, training, recognition, and supervision of all Family House volunteers. Duties also include cultivation of volunteer relations, coordination of specific volunteer committees and includes the management of volunteer projects. Maintains all volunteer systems, handbooks and documents.

Contact: tdixon@familyhouseinc.org or (415) 514-6663

About Tarence: Tarence is a graduate from National University with a BA in Political Science. He started at Family House as a student volunteer and found his experience deeply rewarding. His previous experience includes working with foster and juvenile youth. In his free time, he enjoys reading and keeping up with current affairs. He often thinks, "If you can't help others, what is it all for?" Helping others drives him and he can't wait to put this drive into action at the new Mission Bay house.

Paul Goold, Director of Family Services

Paul Goold, Director of Family Services

Responsibilities: Leading a team to provide heartfelt care and services, such as a welcoming room, nourishing meals, and emotional support, to our families is his number one priority. Paul works with families, fellow team members, volunteers, UCSF social workers, and medical staff to gain insight on what services are needed most, and then works creatively to meet those needs.

Contact: pgoold@familyhouseinc.org or (415) 476-8321

About Paul: Paul attended San Francisco State University, studying music. Paul was self-employed for 12 years with a cleaning business just prior to joining the full-time staff at Family House in 2002. He volunteers at Recreation Center for the Handicapped, and at UCSF Children's Hospital. Paul is a busy musician, whose talents include proficiency on the guitar, which children, families and staff at Family House truly appreciate.

Jon Hodo, Family Services Manager

Jon Hodo, Family Services Manager

Responsibilities: Overseeing the team of Family Service Coordinators and ensuring that they are consistently and hospitably meeting the needs of all of the families staying at Family House. He and his team can be found throughout the home sharing smiles, hugs, and laughter.

Contact: jhodo@familyhouseinc.org or (415) 476-8321

About Jon: Jon has been involved with the organization since 2004, first starting as intern through McKesson, and later serving as weekend manager. He attended Sacramento State University and has volunteered with the American Cancer Society, as well as Shriner's Hospital in the Sacramento area. In his free time, Jon enjoys playing golf, tennis, and writing music.

Jeanine Homich, Office Manager

Jeanine Homich, Office Manager

Responsibilities: Provides Finance Department support, such as invoicing, credit card and bank statement reconciliations, bank deposits, and any other bookkeeping support. Provides gift acknowledgement letters to donors, and processes all in-kind donation acknowledgement letters. Orders all supplies and printed materials, and provides administrative support to staff as needed.

Contact: jhomich@familyhouseinc.org or (415) 476-1665

About Jeanine: Jeanine began as an event volunteer six years ago. In June 2011, she began providing weekly bookkeeping services, which then became a permanent part-time job in January 2012. Her work background includes bookkeeping services for small businesses; store manager of a large furniture retailer in Marin; and an extensive sales management background. As a third generation San Franciscan, she grew up in the Sunset (and is accustomed to the foggy summer days here), and attended San Francisco City College. She now resides with her husband in sunny Marin County, where she thoroughly enjoys the outdoors, hiking, and biking.

Joey Kotfica, Marketing Manager

Joey Kotfica, Marketing Manager

Responsibilities: All aspects of external communications (including design, content, and maintenance), such as the Family House website, e-newsletters, direct e-mails, annual reports, videos, and content updates through social media outlets.

Contact: jkotfica@familyhouseinc.org or (415) 502-5641

About Joey: Joey's professional background is in publishing, stock photography, and e-commerce. A graduate of New York University, she has since been persuing her interests in photography, design, language, and technology. She has had the joy of working with Family House since 2012, and loves cooking, bike riding, music, volunteering, and her family. She'll know that she's more San Franciscan than New Yorker on the day she is excited about avocado.

Anna Lark, Family Services Coordinator

Anna Lark, Family Services Coordinator

Responsibilities: Hospitably meeting the needs and providing a home away from home experience for families staying at Family House, including scheduling family stays, orientations, communication with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital social workers, and providing support to families throughout their stay.

Contact: alark@familyhouseinc.org or (415) 476-8321

About Anna: Anna graduated from San Francisco State University in 2014 with a BA in Studio Art and Art History, and a minor in Holistic Health. Her family stayed as guests at Family House in the early 2000's. She returned as a volunteer and later as a Weekend Manager. She is an artist who enjoys experimenting with various media and primarily works in printmaking, drawing, and embroidery.

Tyler Scurr, Family Services Coordinator

Tyler Scurr, Family Services Coordinator

Responsibilities: Hospitably meeting the needs and providing a home away from home experience for families staying at Family House, including scheduling family stays, orientations, communication with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital social workers, and providing support to families throughout their stay.

Contact: tscurr@familyhouseinc.org or (415) 476-8321

About Tyler: Born and raised in San Francisco, Tyler first became involved with Family House as a volunteer while attending St. Ignatius High School. Tyler joined the staff as a Weekend Manager in 2014 during his down time at California State University at Chico. When not at Family House, Tyler enjoys a good book and even better burrito.

Sarah Yaeger, Family Services Coordinator

Sarah Yaeger, Family Services Coordinator

Responsibilities: Hospitably meeting the needs and providing a home away from home experience for families staying at Family House, including scheduling family stays, orientations, communication with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital social workers, and providing support to families throughout their stay.

Contact: syaeger@familyhouseinc.org or (415) 476-8321

About Sarah: Sarah is a native Californian and a graduate of San Jose State University, BA Sociology. Her professional experience includes thirteen years working in public schools, providing support in the classroom, running the school library and computer lab. She started at Family House as a weekend manager prior to joining the staff full-time in 2014. Sarah has volunteered at Loaves & Fishes and On Lok Lifeways in San Jose. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing music, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends.

Edis Ayala, Housekeeper

Edis Ayala, Housekeeper

Responsibilities: Clean and disinfect bathrooms, kitchens, and other common areas; ensure Family House is germ-free and safe for immune-compromised children.

Weekend Managers

Weekend Managers

Responsibilities: Orienting new families, maintaining files on families, preparing bedrooms, family support, communication with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital social workers, receiving in-kind donations, stocking supplies, assisting operations staff on weekdays as necessary.

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