MCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jason Pellegrini was born in San Francisco and his love for the “City by the Bay” was evidenced early after the ’89 Loma-Prieta earthquake when, at a young age, he loaded up his Radio Flyer to help with the extensive cleanup efforts. Jason is the Director of Facilities for Delivering Innovation In Supportive Housing, an SF non-profit trying to end homelessness. You can find Jason walking his two Norfolk Terriers, Rugby & Molly, most weekends in the Marina.
Cindy Beckman lives and works in the Marina. The neighborhood's diverse residents both young and old with its great access to outdoor recreation makes it her perfect San Francisco location.
Eric Kingsbury has lived in the Marina for over six years and San Francisco since 2011. He is a Bay Area native, born and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Eric loves to cook, read, and explore all the things that our lovely neighborhood has to offer. You can usually find Eric on Chestnut Street, traveling – for work and for pleasure – or riding Muni just about everywhere. On the MCA, Eric plans to focus on issues around public safety and transportation here in the neighborhood.
I live in the Marina District with my wife and 3 young children. I have zero political ambitions but I am disgusted by the levels of property crime and the invasion of our parks and commercial corridors by the homeless. I have also grown tired of hearing the same old excuses from our city government. I therefore feel compelled to contribute to the solution. I plan to leverage my experience as a police officer (retired) and my experiences as a Marina/Cow Hollow small business owner to contribute to the discussion with our elected officials and the SFPD Command Staff with the goal of implementing real solutions.
Maurice Franco has lived in the Marina since 1980. After a thirty year career with the Permanente Medical group, he retired five years ago, getting to now fully enjoy the neighborhood. Presently a member of Health Tech Capital, a Palo Alto incubator that focuses on digital health. Loves to travel searching for uncrowded waves, surfs under the bridge and Ocean Beach when it is not huge and wind blown.
A Marina homeowner since 1984, Peter Fortune is a past president and 24-year Board member of San Francisco Beautiful, a retired trial lawyer, a runner, and a tree lover. He can be frequently seen on the Green or at Crissy Field beach throwing a ball for his German Shepherd to chase and return. He is currently working on his most ambitious MCA project -- planting over 200 street trees in the Marina.
Marina resident since 1996. My three daughters were raised in the neighborhood and my hope is to work to preserve the life quality our family has enjoyed living in the Marina, i.e., safe walking to support our local merchants, safe day/night walking of pets and/or getting out for some personal exercise, etc. Covid has created many changes in our community and I look forward to working with our MCA members to take care of our Marina neighborhood. I’m often out cycling in Marin, walking Chrissy field, or running errands on Chestnut Street.
Stephen Hancock is a tech entrepreneur focused on building a transportation infrastructure to support the rising usage of shared-ride services. He lives in the Marina with this wife, Ashley, and has been a San Francisco resident for the past five years. He is incredibly concerned about maintaining the Marina’s family-friendly, safe, close-community status after seeing the rapidly growing issues over the past year including car break-in’s, homelessness and sanitation.