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Board of Directors

Martha Arbouex

Board President

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Belinda Vega

Board Vice President

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Joseph Cooney

Board Treasurer

Jackie Gatewood

Board Secretary

Helen Allen – Loevenbruck

Board Member

Helen Allen-Loevenbruck received her Bachelor's degree from University of California Los Angeles before studying abroad in Bordeaux and completing her Master's in English at California State University, Northridge. She started three businesses, all involving specialty food and based in Seattle. Helen returned to San Francisco in 2005 and began volunteering for St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco in 2008. 


Brian Brosnahan

Board Member

Brian is a trial lawyer who has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in antitrust, unfair business practices, and insurance coverage cases for over thirty years. Brian is affiliated to the Franciscan Friars, Province of St. Barbara. Just as the Franciscans' mission is service to the poor, so Brian feels passionately about the mission of SVDP to serve the poor of San Francisco. In his free time, Brian enjoys growing fruits and vegetables, as well as hiking and camping in the West's wild places

Gregory Bryan

Board Member 

Greg is a member of the Board, serves on the Finance Committee and heads SVDP-SF's Strategic Committee. Greg has lived in San Francisco for over 20 years.  From his roots growing up on a ranch in Fresno, Greg attended Santa Clara University for his undergraduate degree, and went on to receive his MBA from Boston College and law degree from Georgetown. He is a property manager at Tri-State Enterprises in Mountain View.  Greg is also a real estate attorney and broker. He founded GB and Associates, a real estate brokerage firm.  Previously, he worked in the financial services industry for Wells Fargo, where he developed and managed banking products secured by both commercial and residential property.  Greg was a consultant with Accounting Solutions, assisting financial institutions and businesses.

Greg also serves on the Board as Secretary of the South of Market Business Association.  He is a founding member of RepresentUS, a group dedicated to removing corruption from government. 

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Sr. Irma Dillard, RSCJ

Board Member 

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David Macias

Board Member 

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Tom McWalters

Board Member 

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Dean Ornish, MD

Board Member 

Deborah Stokes

Board Member 

Deborah Stokes is a retired financial executive with extensive experience in financial management and tax compliance in not-for-profit organizations and the healthcare industry. Ms. Stokes is a CPA and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stetson University and a master’s degree in health services administration from Florida International University. She and her husband are 20+ year residents of San Francisco, and she is a member of Saint Dominic’s Catholic Church.