IBNA Board of Directors

Jill Fox

Jill Fox – Chair

When Jill Fox moved to India Basin in 1992, what are now Heron’s Head and India Basin Shoreline Parks were junk yards where people and dogs lived in cars, and plans were being made to put a power plant on the flats off of Fitch Street. Then, the neighbors started getting together to create a common goal for a better neighborhood. Community activism has already made ours a more livable neighborhood and can continue to assure responsible development. Jill is a founding member of the India Basin Neighborhood Association and has represented the neighborhood on the RAB, PROSAC and Blue Greenway Task Force. She is also a wife, mom, PTA officer, and an employee of the San Francisco Department of Elections where she performs outreach and encourages voter registration in under-represented communities.

Mónica Padilla-Stemmelen

Monica Padilla-Stemmelen – Secretary

Mónica is a bilingual educator with a decade of experience working in Bay Area public and independent schools. Mónica is currently completing her Masters in Linguistics at San Francisco State, where she was awarded a Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. She holds a strong interest in heritage language preservation and has worked alongside graduate students documenting the endangered language Zapotec in Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, México. Mónica has lived in San Francisco since 2004 with her husband, Mathieu Stemmelen. They joined the India Basin community in April of 2015 as new residents of The San Francisco Shipyard. She enjoys all things education, sci-fi and music.

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David Springer

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Michael Hamman

 Michael Hamman – Treasurer

Michael Hamman left North Carolina for San Francisco in the Summer of Love and has loved it here ever since. After hanging his hat in the Haight, Ingleside, and Daly City, he discovered a true home in friendly India Basin in 1997. A general contractor and officer of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), he has been active in city land use issues for over 20 years.
A country boy at heart, Michael is much admired for growing giant sunflowers and also makes a great pot of chili.

   
Richard Laufman

Richard Laufman – Membership

Richard Laufman has lived in San Francisco for going on 40 years and in Hunters Point for the last 20. He grew up in Lakewood, Ohio and went to Ohio University. He received an MBA from San Francisco State, but decided to teach instead. Mr. Laufman taught at Yick Wo Elementary School in San Francisco for 27 years. He is now retired but still volunteers at the school. He also serves on the CAC (Citizens Advisory Committee) for the Hunters Point Shipyard.

Sean Karlin

Sean Karlin 

Born in Los Angeles, raised in Tel Aviv, Sean moved to San Francisco in 2005 after spending two years as a Media Producer with Greenpeace traveling around the world and fighting the good fight. He lives with his wife Orli in India Basin, making award winning films, commercials and documentary. He joined IBNA as a general member in 2005, and in 2012 became a member of the IBNA Board after he and his wife bought their first home right here on Innes Avenue.

   
   
Board Seat Breakdown
  • Seat 1: Monica Padilla-Stemmelen: up in 2022
  • Seat 2: David Springer: up in 2022
  • Seat 3: TBD: up in 2022
  • Seat 4: Jill Fox up in 2020
  • Seat 5: TBD (Allen): up in 2020
  • Seat 6: Sean Karlin: up in 2020
  • Seat 7: Richard Laufman: up in 2021
  • Seat 8: Michael Hamman: up in 2021
  • Seat 9: TBD (Anietie) : up in 2021

 Previous Board Members

Pauline Peele

Sue Ellen Smith

Sue Ellen Smith

Kate Austin-Gröen

Kate Austin-Gröen

Wendy Brummer

Wendy Brummer

Cab Covay

Cab Covay

Tori Freeman

Forest Gray

Forest Gray

Kelly Lawson

Kelly Lawson

David Austin-Gröen

David Austin-Gröen

Melita Rines

Melita Rines

Brian Stott

Staci Selinger

Staci Selinger

Steve LaPlante

Ingrid Wynn

Ingrid Wynn

Anietie Ekanem