Board of Directors

Kelly Groth, President

gi3a0188-e1518145905305.jpgKelly is a program and budget manager at NextGen America, a San Francisco-based nonprofit focused on preventing climate disaster and preserving prosperity for all Americans. A seasoned political operative, Kelly has a background in community outreach and campaign strategy. Kelly also serves as a member of the SF Democratic County Central Committee, being appointed in 2017.

Kelly holds a BA in Philosophy from San Francisco State University, and an MA in environmental sustainability from the University of Oregon.

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Jen Longley, Vice President

Lia Azul Salaverry, Political Action Committee Co-Chair

Lia SalaverryLia is the Campaign Manager for San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen running for the Board of Equalization in District 2.

Prior to this, Lia worked as the Fundraising Manager for Proposition I in 2015, and in the nonprofit sector at Mission Neighborhood Centers and the Akonadi Foundation in Oakland.

Lia graduated from UC Santa Cruz triple majoring in Philosophy, Sociology and Legal Studies, and studied social entrepreneurship at the Business and Economics School, Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain.



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Sharon Chung, Political Advisory Committee Co-Chair

Iris Wong, Communications Chair

Iris_WongIris is​ currently earning her Masters in Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, with a focus on reproductive justice policies. She has a background​ in advocating for increased access to Paid Family Leave ​with the California Work and Family Coalitio​n, and previously served as Legislative Aide for ​District 5 ​Supervisor London Breed​​. ​She began her career as a Public Policy Fellow at the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, where she later joined as staff to work on promoting gender equity in the workplace. Iris​ received her BA in Integrative Biology from University of California, Berkeley.

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Christine Randolph, Membership Chair

christine-randolph-e1518414496959.jpgChristine Randolph is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, serving youth and adults with disabilities in workforce development. Christine has a proven record of culturally sensitive person centered clinical counseling. Christine has a BA in Psychology from SF State University, Masters in Counseling from SF State University and is nationally certified by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counseling. Additionally, Christine is a certified work incentives benefits planner from Cornell University Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability. Christine is a union steward for AFSCME 2620.

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Diane Le, Events Chair

Frances Hsieh, Advisory Board Co-Chair

FHsieh headshotFrances has over 20 years of electoral and political campaign experience, from grassroots field work to providing strategic direction, and has an extensive background in legislative and political affairs on both the local and statewide level. In addition to her work with SFWPC, Frances currently serves as the Recording Secretary for the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee (SFDCCC), representing Assembly District 17. She is also active with her union, IFPTE Local 21, where she serves as Vice Chair of the Political Action Committee. In her day-to-day life, Frances works for San Francisco’s Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs, implementing and enforcing the City’s strongest-in-the-nation Language Access Ordinance. Previously, she was a legislative aide for San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos, advising on legislative matters and managing constituent outreach and response.

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Jaynry Mak, Advisory Board Co-Chair

Jaynry_MakJaynry has worked as a Special Assistant and Liaison to the Chinese American Community for the late United States Congressman Tom Lantos, representing California’s 12th district. She has also worked as the Chief Legislative Deputy to Supervisor Fiona Ma in San Francisco. In addition, she is an attorney at law and has held leadership positions in numerous local community organizations.

As a child of immigrant parents, Jaynry experienced firsthand her parents’ difficulty in adjusting to a new life in a foreign country and of the need for a voice for the underrepresented. She has clerked with the highly respected Judges Lillian K. Sing and Kevin McCarthy. Later, Jaynry worked at a private law practice before she decided to start her own law office in the Sunset, where she frequently represents non-English speaking clients.

As past president of the Outer Sunset Merchant & Professional Association, Jaynry partnered neighborhood small business owners with the police to clean up graffiti and litter on merchant corridors. Jaynry, through her active involvement with community organizations, has demonstrated her commitment to finding real solutions to problems. As Chairwoman of the Board for Community Youth Center in San Francisco (CYC-SF), she fought to increase awareness and funding for critical programs that provide alternatives for our at-risk youth.

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