Board of Directors

The India Basin Neighborhood Association is managed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, elected by members. Each Board member serves a three-year term. Seats that become vacant between elections may be filled by a vote of the Board. The Board of Directors meets once a month via Zoom. If you are interested in joining the Board or attending a Board meeting, please use the Contact form.

IBNA Seeks Board Members

If you are interested in really getting to know what’s going on in the neighborhood, meeting other concerned community members, and helping shape the future of India Basin, please consider volunteering for the Board of Directors. The commitment is 4 hours a month. There are 1-, 2-, and 3-year terms available. If you are interested in joining the Board, please use the Contact form.

Jill Fox
Newsletter & Treasurer

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 wife and mom. A founding member of the India Basin Neighborhood Association, she has represented the neighborhood on the Shipyard RAB, PROSAC, Blue Greenway Task Force, and Equity Development Plan Leadership Committee.

Richard Laufman
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
Michael Hamman
In Memoriam
IBNA mourns the passing of Michael Hamman who died on September 27, 2022. He is missed. 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.
Max Khusid
Communications & Secretary
Max spent the first 20 years of his professional career in the world of technology. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, worked for several Silicon Valley startups, and is a proud Apple alumnus as well. For the next 20 years, he is diving into the unknown and immeasurable world of art. He is amazed at what artists can do, mesmerized by their imagination and creativity. In 2018, inspired by the Shipyard artists' collective, the stunning beauty of the San Francisco Bay, and the neighborhood's rich history, Max decided to make India Basin his home. Max is passionate about art and public art in our community, public gardens in the sunniest part of San Francisco and multiple public parks developed here. 

Former Board Members

Pauline Peele
Kate Austin-Gröen
Wendy Brummer
Cab Covay
Sue Ellen Smith
Tori Freeman
Forest Gray
David Austin-Gröen
Melita Rines
Staci Selinger
Ingrid Wynn
Brian Stott
Steve LaPlante
Anietie Ekanem
Sean Karlin
Monica Padilla-Stemmelen
David Springer
Alan Frazier
Robert Van Houten
Kristine Enea