The Hunters Point Family is managed by Takai Tyler, Executive Director of Programs, and and Lena Miller, Executive Director of Development. This dynamic executive team manages and supervises all agency staff as well as implements and oversees all existing programs, develops new programs, identifies funding sources, and oversees the creation of collateral including the agency’s annual report and biannual newsletter.
Lena Miller, Executive Director of Development
Lena Miller, the Agency’s founder and current co-Executive Director, is a life-long resident of the Bayview Hunters Point district of San Francisco and has over twenty years of experience working with at-risk youth in group homes, schools, and camps. She has worked for Hunters Point Family since its inception in 1997. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, she holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from San Francisco State University. She is currently a student at the University of San Francisco, where she is in the process of earning her Doctorate Degree in Psychology. She is also adjunct faculty at USF, where she teaches Program Design and Evaluation, the Foundations of Behavioral Health, and various field study classes for USF’s Masters in Behavioral Health program.
Prior to her work at HPF, she was a Special Assistant to the Mayor under Mayor Willie L. Brown Jr’s Administration, in the Office of Equity Programs where she helped to resolve discrimination complaints among City employees and ensured fair participation for Minority and Women Business Enterprises in City contracting.
Lena was appointed to the San Francisco’s Mental Health Board in 2011 after serving on San Francisco’s Urban Forestry Commission from 2005-2009. She is also a fellow of the Leaderspring program, an organization dedicated to promoting high-performing nonprofits by strengthening and connecting their executive and development directors and she is an alumni of Green For All’s first cohort.
Takai Tyler, Executive Director of Programs
Takai Tyler has over 20 years of experience working with children and families in the Bayview Hunters Point community. She holds a Bachelors Degree from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota; where she majored in Sociology and Child Psychology, and a Masters in Social Work from San Francisco State University. Prior to joining the Hunters Point Family agency, she worked for the Marin Abused Women’s Services, and the private foster care agency, Alternative Family Services in San Francisco working with transitional age youth primarily from Bayview Hunters Point.
Takai began her career at Hunters Point Family in 1998 as a Case Manager at GIRLS 2000 and was promoted to Program Director four months later. In 2004, she became a member of the agency’s Executive Team as Executive Director of Programs. Takai serves on the governing council of the Congress of African American Organizations and was a founding member of the violence prevention network – the Southeast Community Response Network (SECRN).
Board of Directors
Jimmy Loyce, President
Yvonne Watson, Treasurer
Tanya Mayo, Secretary