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Housing Rights Committee Staff


Sarah “Fred” Sherburn-Zimmer is Executive Director of Housing Rights Committee. She has been doing housing and labor organizing for the last twenty years. Email:




Tommi Avicolli Mecca, 415-703-8634 x102, is director of the counseling program. Email:





Stephanie Brandon, 415-703-8634 x103, is Lead Counselor. Email:




Dani Johnson, 415-571-0506, is the Habitability Compliance Advocate for public housing. Email:





Brad Hirn is the lead community organizer with HRCSF and focuses on organizing tenants to fight displacement and expanding HRCSF’s tenant leadership model.  He started at HRCSF in December 2016 after running a rent control campaign in the city of Alameda where he lives.



Alicia Sandoval is the Counselor & Organizer of the Mission District & Spanish-speaking community for HRCSF. Born and raised in SF’s Mission District, she’s Mexican-American (Chicana) and bilingual in English-Spanish. Alicia has over 20 years of experience working in the community. She has experience in advocacy, community & union organizing, and providing services. As a native San Franciscan, Alicia is invested in fighting for the rights of tenants, against evictions and displacements in the community she grew up in. Sí Se Puede!




Connie Casey is Administrative Assistant and  tenant counselor.





William Zaldana is the Section 8 Advocate. He assists San Francisco Tenants who have section 8 or project-based section 8 vouchers. He specializes in assisting tenants with rent increases, reasonable accommodation, and informal hearings at SFHA.





Leslie Dreyer is an Anti-Eviction Organizer and Artist in Residence for HRCSF. Email:





WEST SIDE OFFICE x 415-947-9085



Joy Lee is the Program Director for our West Side program. She speaks Mandarin and focuses on staff development, organizational growth and development issues in Parkmerced/SFSU.


Cynthia Fong - Photo


Cynthia Fong is the Cantonese-speaking community organizer, focusing on public education, anti-displacement organizing and policy work in the Richmond District.


James Huynh- Photo


James Huynh is the Mandarin/Cantonese-speaking community organizer, focusing on public education, anti-displacement organizing and community building in the Sunset District.





Yelena Bolshakova is the Russian-speaking tenant counselor at the West Side office. She focuses on growing our tenant counseling program, managing volunteers and helping tenants.


Daisy Fang - Photo


Daisy Fang is the Cantonese-speaking tenant counselor at the West Side office, focusing on know-your-rights workshops, outreach and staffing our tenant counseling clinic.





Kirk Bonin is administrative support for the counseling department including demographic Analysis.
Phone Counselor in morning hours.