Board of Directors

Monica Padilla-Stemmelen
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.
David Springer
David is a relatively new resident of India Basin; he has lived at the Shipyard with Anna since 2016. He’s lived in California since 1988, when he immigrated from Canada. As a founding partner of Paul & Dave’s Mixed Drinks and husband to Anna of Wellness By Anna, David is a passionate advocate of small businesses in our neighborhoods. David has had a well-rounded career: starting with movie special effects in Toronto to working on Steve Jobs’ Pixar projects in Redwood City to farming and ranching outside of San Luis Obispo and back to supporting small businesses at Google, in Google Maps. David says he’s really excited to be a part of IBNA, and looks forward to sharing great cocktails with everyone. His favorite quote: “We all rise when we lift each other up.”- Anon.
Jill Fox
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.
Sean Karlin
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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. 

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
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.

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

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