Board of Directors

David Albert

My wife and I have lived at 101 Lombard Street since 2006, and I am a native San Franciscan. I spent my career in the Project Life Cycle Management (PLM) field, most recently as a consultant to the PLM software industry. I have served on the BCNA Board of Directors since 2010. I enjoy working with the BCNA, always trying to improve our neighborhood.

Morton Beebe

Telegraph Hill has been my home and office (the Ice House) since 1962. As a contributing member of Telegraph Hill Dwellers (THD) and SF Beautiful, I was a founding Board member of BCNA (2006). I was on the Telegraph Landing Board for ten years and have been a condo owner since 1979. I’m the author/photographer of the book San Francisco: City by the Bay published in 1985, now in its third edition.

Adam Bergman

I am a senior vice president in the CleanTech Banking Group at Wells Fargo. I moved to San Francisco in 2007 and live in Golden Gateway Commons I with my wife and two children. I joined the BCNA Board of Directors in 2013 and have focused on membership, including creating the recent membership survey, and family events, including the annual Halloween Party and Egg Hunt, both of which are organized by my wife. I look forward to continuing to serve on the BCNA Board.

Bill Hannan

I am a Navy veteran and retired lawyer. Most of my practice was in the defense of personal injury cases. I arrived in San Francisco in 1971, have lived at the Gateway since 1989, and with Lorraine since 1996. My son John lives in the Sunset. I have been president of the Golden Gateway Tenants Association since 2011, am Secretary of BCNA, and recently served as acting BCNA President.

Bob Harrer

I am a past President of BCNA. I have lived in the neighborhood at Telegraph Landing since 1989. I support BCNA’s mission to maintain and improve quality of life in the neighborhood.

Kathleen James

I have served on the BCNA Board since 2014. I live at Telegraph Landing and am keenly interested in waterfront development, affordable housing, quality of life in our neighborhood, and the value of connection with others in the neighborhood as well as in other neighborhoods across the city. I have served as the alternate representative to the Coalition of San Francisco Neighborhoods (CSFN) and follow public safety issues in our neighborhood. I have lived in San Francisco since 2004. I am retired from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as Assistant Regional Director. My background also includes working for a US Senator and Congressional relations work with the FDIC. I hold an MBA in Finance from George Washington University. I have been treasurer for Telegraph Landing and am currently president of my college alumni association (Immaculata University in Pennsylvania). In retirement I have served as a volunteer docent for the Maritime Museum and the Presidio.

Mary Lou Licwinko

I am currently the CEO of the San Francisco Medical Society. Prior to joining the SFMS, I was a practicing attorney specializing in health care issues. I have lived in the Barbary Coast neighborhood since 2008 and have served on the Board of the 733 Front HOA. Since moving to San Francisco in 1997, I have also served on numerous local and statewide committees and task forces.

Carol Parlette

I established an association management company in San Francisco, from which I am retired. I’ve lived in the neighborhood for over 20 years and care about what’s happening in our community. I’ve served on the Northeast Waterfront Advisory Group (NEWAG) and am on the board of Golden Gateway Commons II, as well as serving as Treasurer of BCNA for several years.

Lee Robbins

I’m a semi-retired college professor at Golden Gate University in the areas of organizational theory and management and qualitative research; I spent a number of years on the Faculty Senate in various organizational roles, including Chair, and am now an incoming Adjunct Faculty Representative. Past organizational/political efforts have included roles as a Democratic Committeeperson in Philadelphia; one of the founders of the first Philadelphia Gay community Center including being Executive Director where I was on the Board and Fundraising Chair; one of the founders of the Philadelphia Gay Switchboard; the initiator of the national Corporate Ombudsman Association; a principal founder of the Management, Spirituality and Religion group of the Academy of Management and its annual Retreats; one of the founders of the San Francisco Gay Intellectual Salon; on the Board of the San Francisco Gay Buddhist Fellowship; and founder of the Neighbors Group in our condo complex at Golden Gateway Commons. I’ve always liked starting and growing organizations starting from Junior High with the Badminton Club.

Karen Scarr

I am an in-house attorney at The Gap, Inc., where I lead the intellectual property and advertising law team. I have been a San Francisco resident since 1993. I’ve lived in Golden Gateway Commons since 2007 and have served on the homeowners’ board since 2008. I joined the BCNA Board in 2016.

Diana Taylor

As a founding Board member of BCNA (2006), I look forward to continuing to represent the neighborhood to maintain our quality of life in this small but dense slice of San Francisco paradise. I’ve lived in SF since 1989 and in Golden Gateway Commons since 2003. As a trying-to-retire UCSF professor and researcher, I have represented the BCNA on Port-related committees such as NEWAG, served on numerous neighborhood advisory groups as well as my own homeowner’s association board at 640 Davis Street. My vision for the BCNA is best represented by this statement from the Project for Public Spaces: “Nearly every neighborhood has the capacity to evolve into a good place. This happens when local people feel a growing sense of ownership, which extends beyond property lines to include informal partnerships with others living in the area.”

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