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Meet The Team

Gregory Collins

Executive Director
Gregory D. Collins is the first Executive Director of San Francisco Achievers. Immediately prior to joining SFA, Greg was the Youth Empowerment Program Manager for Operation HOPE’s Northern California Office, an international non-profit organization that focuses on financial literacy empowerment for youth, financial capability for communities, and ultimately, financial dignity for all.

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He received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Liberal Studies from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA. Since the age of thirteen, Gregory has worked as a summer and school year counselor, instructor, role model, and has held leadership positions at a non-profit organization called Urban Promise. This career eventually earned him a teaching position at the Camden Forward School in his home state, New Jersey. During his employment, he coordinated and developed the Pedal for Promise, Junior Elite bicycle team and also facilitated an extracurricular program offered to the middle school students at the Camden Forward School called SeaQuest. Following the Camden Forward School, he directed an Urban Promise summer camp program, where he collaboratively coordinated and instructed training orientation for the summer interns and underrepresented employed teenagers. After one year of returning home, Gregory realized that he needed to gain additional life, work, and leadership experience elsewhere and moved to Oakland, CA. In addition to managing, Gregory also experiments with movie pre and post production, writing, and directing and currently owns a Youtube page with a growing audience.

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Deanine Wheeler

Office Manager 
Deanine R. Wheeler has recently joined our team at SF Achievers, what Deanine brings to the team is over 10 years of customer service and management experience in the Healthcare and Wine industry.  Also as a mother of four boys she understands our goals, expectations and mission.

Kevin Carroll

Fund Development Coordinator
Kevin has spent the last six years working in the nonprofit sector as a volunteer, intern, and employee. He received his B.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University.

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While in college he interned at the organization 826 Valencia and helped them pilot the Buena Vista Horace Mann Writing Project in its inaugural year, helping a consistent group sixty 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders work on their writing skills all the while increasing their confidence and enjoyment of creative writing. Since graduating Kevin has spent the past several years working as an Administrator at a small independent preschool in San Francisco called One Fifty Parker Avenue School. At Parker he managed a large grant from City Hall directed at providing quality and affordable preschool to every child in San Francisco regardless of socioeconomic status. Kevin spends most of his free time rock climbing, cooking, and playing board games.

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Christian Price

Scholar Success Program Manager
Christian Price is our newest member of the San Francisco Achievers Team. Born and raised in Mississippi, Christian graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science/Pre-law. Upon graduating from MSU, Christian moved to Houston, TX, where she taught 5th grade mathematics for 3 years. Project.

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During her summers off, she served as the Director of Residential Life for an organization called BEAM- Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics, whose mission is to create pathways for underserved students to become scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and computer scientists.

Upon her third year of teaching, she decided to pursue her passion of working in higher education. In May of 2017, Christian graduated from the University of Connecticut with a master’s degree in Higher Education & Student Affairs. During her time at UConn, Christian worked as the Peer Education Coordinator for the Office of First Year Programs and Learning Communities- coordinating and managing a peer mentorship program that served about 3,000 freshmen and transfer students. This position led her to be able to serve on the founding leadership team of the ScHOLA2RS House Living and Learning Community, which was designed to support the scholastic efforts of male students who identify as African American through academic and social/emotional support, access to research opportunities, and professional development. The mission and intent of this learning community is to increase the retention and persistence of African/American, male students using educational and social experiences to enhance their academic success at UConn and beyond in graduate and professional school placement.

While at UConn, Christian was also able to conduct research and assessment and give presentations on the impact and success of peer-mentorship programs for LGBTQ+ students, providing intentional support and more inclusive spaces for Muslim students, holistic approaches to supporting Black, male student-athletes, exploring the role of religion and spirituality within student development and student affairs. She also created an enhancement project proposal which advocated for the implementation of an intra-group dialogue series for Black women on campus. In the summer of 2016, Christian worked at Cornell University as the Senior Hall Director for their Summer College program.

During her final semester at UConn, Christian participated in a study abroad trip and traveled to Salvador, Brazil to study race relations, the Afro-Brazilian culture, and to understand the role of access and equity within Brazil’s higher education system. Christian is on a purposeful and authentic journey to self-authorship. While on this journey, she actively seeks to bring a critical lens to this work and always speak her truth, call out and expose systems of oppression, and to be her unapologetic Black woman self.

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David Miles III

High School Support Program Coordinator 
David G. Miles III joined the team in 2016 as the High School Support Coordinator. Prior to joining Achievers, David received his B.A. in Communication Studies from San Jose State University. Following that, he served as a Site Coordinator with the Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center where he designed a dynamic after school program centered on academics, enrichment, and recreation.

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David’s passion for working with underrepresented youth stems from his experience as a SF Achievers alumni from the class of 2008, and being surrounded by mentors that supported him socially, academically and professionally.  This has inspired him to take what he has learned from his experiences and the people that supported him, and become a mentor to the next Achievers. 

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Support Staff

Bea Layugan

Social Media Intern 
Bea joined SF Achievers in 2017 as the Social Media Intern. She is currently attending San Francisco State University where she majors in Communication Studies and minors in Criminal Justice.

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Bea was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States in 2003. Her life in the Philippines heavily influenced her to become an advocate for those in need and plans to apply her degree towards a cause bigger than herself. In her spare time, Bea enjoys playing with her dog, discovering new music, and hanging out with her friends.

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Chris Henderson

Fund Development Intern
Chris Henderson just recently joined our team at SF Achievers. He’s currently a full time student at  San Francisco State and is pursuing a degree in Business.

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Chris wants to help people in the SF community and be a role model. He went to college and wants others to know that they can too. Working alongside SF achievers, he can see the work that he does firsthand and helps people that he interacts with, and it is provides him with a great feeling. Working for a non profit that tackles one of societies biggest challenges increases the satisfaction in working with SF Achievers.

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Siana Amos

Administration Assistant Intern
Siana Amos joined SF Achievers in 2015 as the Administrative Assistant. Siana is currently working on her undergraduate degree at University of San Francisco, where she is studying Communications with a focus on Public Service and Community Engagement.

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Prior to SF Achievers, Siana has worked at nonprofit agencies in South Africa and Zambia, and has also volunteered at various local organizations. Siana enjoys reading, the beach and traveling whenever and wherever she can.

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Tye Kirk

Bookkeeper 
Tye graduated from the University of Iowa, with a double major in Management and Marketing from the School of Business. After college, Tye traveled extensively before settling in Los Angeles.  There he started his first business in freelance bookkeeping.

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As the Co-Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the dynamic, influential Non Profit Community Organization Pico Youth and Family Center. Tye also leads as the Finance Director of the Los Angeles Division of Men’s Divisions International, which is a community based mentoring program for men of all ages. We’re pleased to have Tye as apart of our SF Achiever family.

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Eduardo Garcia

Web Manager
Eduardo started volunteering at SF Achievers in 2015 as a web developer helping SF Achievers have a better presence on the web. He has worked for SFUSD, SFPL, San Francisco Food Bank, and has done freelancing for most of his time since graduating from Full Sail University.

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Eduardo is an enthusiast of knowledge and believes everyone should have access to knowledge as a fundamental right. He spends his free time reading articles, news, looking up and reading self-help books, technical books, documents, as well as watching documentaries on whatever subject he is interested in, he also enjoys exploring fictional worlds in games.

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STAFF DIRECTORY

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Gregory Collins: gcollins@sfachievers.org

FUND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Kevin Carroll: kcarroll@sfachievers.org

OFFICE MANAGER
Deanine Wheeler: dwheeler@sfachievers.org

SCHOLAR SUCCESS PROGRAM MANAGER
Christian Price: cprice@sfachievers.org 

HIGH SCHOOL SUPPORT COORDINATOR
David Miles: dmiles@sfachievers.org

OFFICE LOCATION & CONTACT

OFFICE NUMBER
415-872-9986

OFFICE ADDRESS
155 9th St. San Francisco, CA 94103

OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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