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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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Kacy Takamoto

Scholar Success Program Manager
Kacy Takamoto joined the San Francisco Achievers Team in June 2015. Prior to delving into the nonprofit sector, she received her B.A. from UC Berkeley, her M.A. from Mills College in Oakland and was an English professor at Foothill College, where she was involved in Academic Senate and the local Campus as a Living Lab Project.

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Kacy has spent the past ten years of her life searching for a way to contribute to the lives of young underrepresented students and has found a happy home, here, at SF Achievers. Her commitment to equality and equity stem from her own experiences within the world of education, the generous mentors she has had throughout her life, and the tireless support of her loving family and friends

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Adal Osman

Scholar Success Program Coordinator
Adal Osman joined SF Achievers in 2017 and is currently serving as the Scholar Success Program Coordinator. Prior to joining the San Francisco Achievers, Adal was studying and interning abroad in Ghana, West Africa at the African Institute for Sanitation and Waste Management.

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Having earned an M.A. in International Development, his research looked to investigate the capacity of in-service personnel working in government and non-governmental organizations dealing with sanitation, waste management, and urban development issues.

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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

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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Leroy Gatlin

High School Support Program Intern
Leroy Gatlin just recently joined our team at SF Achievers. He’s currently a full time student in college pursuing a double major in Human Physiology & Philosophy. He worked under Edwin Lindo & Theodore Miller as a mentee and gained a first hand insight of political work. 

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He’s spoken at  multiple Civil Rights Commission meetings as well the San Francisco Police Department Commission Meetings. This experience has given him the passion to give back to the community. Gregory Collins, who has also inspired him, has provided him the opportunity to bring an avail to the young lives of high school students in San Francisco. Leroy looks forward to the future with eagerness and confidence in his abilities to be successful.

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Zakiya Williams

Office Intern 
Zakiya (Z) Williams is currently a YearUp Class 16 student in the IT Help desk track. Some of the skills she has gained include proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, HTML Trouble shooting and training in different OS operating systems.

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Year Up instructors and colleagues have described her as a leader, great communicator, and dependable. She has earned these descriptions because she is always willing to step up in group activities and leading them. She is able to communicate effectively and is able to get her point across to everyone when working in a team. Outside of Year Up, she is interested in becoming an IT help desk manager. Moving forward, Z hopes to continue bettering her knowledge on different certifications in the help desk field. By learning more certifications, and expanding on her current skills to aid her efforts to become better equipped in the IT help desk field. Ultimately, Zakiya plans to have an upward trajectory toward a career as an IT manager.

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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
Kacy Takamoto: ktakamoto@sfachievers.org

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

OFFICE LOCATION & CONTACT

OFFICE NUMBER
+1 (415) 212-8813

OFFICE ADDRESS
244 Kearny St. Floor 6 San Francisco, CA 94108

OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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