E’rika Chambers is Executive Director of Collective Impact, a community-based youth development nonprofit. Prior to taking on that role in September 2016, Rika served Collective Impact's Magic Zone direct service team for 3 years as Education Director, leading all aspects of the K-12 year-round out-of-school-time program, including developing and growing the organization’s in-school supports and services. She previously worked as an educator and member of the central services team at Schools of the Sacred Heart, as well as a staff member of the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco. Rika holds both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in History from California State University, Hayward, and is a certified CalSAC trainer who has presented at dozens of conferences and workshops. Rika's extensive experience working with underserved youth of color inspires her to support her students and staff in developing the skills they need to achieve and excel.
James Spingola Director of Facilities and Partnerships
James Spingola, Collective Impact’s Director of Facilities & Partnerships, was born and raised in San Francisco’s Fillmore District. From a young age, James was called to the streets and spent his teens and 20s surviving gunshot wounds and substance abuse. Upon release from prison after 14 years, James took a fruitful path to reentry, working in facilities management for a local hospital for nearly 20 years. For more than 15 years at the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, James has counseled young men struggling with the same issues that led him to incarceration, and has mentored colleagues in providing quality supports and services. James, “Uncle” to many, understands the connection the community’s young men and boys are craving; his approach is centered around ensuring those crucial connections are in place.
Kimiah Tucker Executive Director of Mo'MAGIC
Kimiah Tucker, Executive Director of Mo’MAGIC, has worked with disadvantaged and at-risk youth for more than 10 years. She grew up in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point District where violence, drugs and crime were rampant, but she has always seen past the negative and had a desire to help the people in her community seek their way to a better life. Kimiah holds both a Bachelor’s degree and an MSW from San Jose State University; she is currently pursuing her LCSW licensure. Kimiah has previously served in various case management and community development positions at the Youth Guidance Center of San Francisco and the Center for Young Women’s Development, among others. Prior to taking on the role of Mo’MAGIC director, Kimiah served for 3 years as Workforce Director at Magic Zone.
Devi Zinzuvadia Director of Engagement
Devi Zinzuvadia, the organization’s Director of Engagement, has been with Collective Impact | Magic Zone since 2013, and since 2009 has worked in a variety of capacities for local community-based nonprofits, including PACT, Aim High, Jamestown Community Center, and 826 Valencia. Prior to this, she was a television news journalist and communications professional (though some of the best original reporting she’s ever seen comes from her What’s Good, Western Addition? K-8 magazine writers at Magic Zone). Devi holds a B.A. in English from the University of Southern California and a master’s in journalism from Columbia University; she was born and raised in San Francisco, and is proud to work in service of children and families in her hometown.
Renaud DeVreker Finance Manager
Renaud DeVreker is Collective Impact’s Finance Manager. He joined the organization in July 2016 as a full-time employee after serving on the organization’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining Collective Impact, Renaud spent two years at Lookout, a mobile security startup with the Finance Team as Manager of FP&A. He previously spent 11 years working as an equity research analyst for financial institutions, focused primarily on the application and infrastructure software industry. He holds a B.A. in Economics from UCSD. A father of two girls, he loves to BBQ, attend live music shows, and snowboard whenever possible.
Allison Pierantoni Operations and Human Resources Manager
Allison Pierantoni, Collective Impact’s Operations and Human Resources Manager, is an operations enthusiast who has eight years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Allison enjoys putting her generalist skills into action by bringing a human-centered approach to detail-orientated project management and strategic planning. She has had a passion for giving back since she volunteered with her Girl Scout troop as a kid. Throughout her career, Allison has worked with different populations including people living with HIV/AIDS, the aging community, and now, youth in the Western Addition. Allison holds a Master’s in Nonprofit Management & Social Enterprise from the Columbia University School of Social Work; she earned her BSW from Kutztown University. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and their dog, Tuna, making new friends in the Bay Area, baking, and traveling.
Jamesha Threat Site Coordinator
Our Site Coordinator Jamesha Threat was born and raised in the Western Addition and is a proud past participant in our organization's teen programming. An alumna of Galileo Academy of Science and Technology, Jamesha attended Dillard University; after two years at the New Orleans HBCU, she transferred to Arizona State University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Studies and a minor in Nutrition. Jamesha brings her knowledge of healthy behaviors and lifestyles to her work at Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, and has as one of her career goals to someday open and manage a facility of her own to help others in her community. Jamesha is pursuing her graduate studies and plans to work towards a Master’s degree in Public Health.
Chaniel Williams K-2nd Program Lead
Chaniel Williams, Magic Zone’s K-2 Program Lead, was born and raised in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood by her maternal grandmother. A product of the San Francisco Unified School District, Chaniel went on to attend San Jose State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies, with a minor in Psychology. Chaniel has held her current position since 2012, and has been very involved in all aspects of the program, serving previously as Administrative Assistant. Chaniel, once a participant of the program herself, feels that it is her responsibility to be the person to make the youth see their future in a brighter way; she knows how important it was to have other people besides her family wanting the best for her, and that it made her push herself harder to achieve all her goals.
Kelly Tong K-2nd Program Associate
Kelly Tong, Magic Zone’s K-2 Support Lead, was born and raised in the East Bay and considers the Bay Area her one true home! Kelly received her Bachelor's in Sociology from UCLA and truly enjoys working as an Education Counselor for the K-2nd group at Magic Zone. Kelly is passionate about lending her efforts within the education system, especially for youth who do not receive equitable opportunities to reach their full potential. Kelly loves most things in the artistic field, including music, drawing, dance, and film. She enjoys spending time with her loved ones more than anything, whether it’s travel or time talking with her friends and family (and dog).
Robin McGee 3-5th Program Lead
Robin McGee, is the 3-5th Program Lead at Magic Zone. She was raised in South San Francisco before migrating to Atlanta for college. She graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a BA in Psychology. Upon the completion of her BA degree, she obtained her license of cosmetology from the College of San Mateo. She now simultaneously utilizes her skills to educate, equip, expose and empower youth in the Western Addition to lead successful lives.
Brittany Ford Middle School Program Lead
Brittany Ford is the Middle School Program Lead at Magic Zone. Brittany graduated from California State University, Northridge in 2012 with a B.A. in Journalism, with a emphasis in Public Relations. Brittany also currently works part time as a Community Advocate for the Community Youth Center of San Francisco, instructing earthquake preparedness workshops in the Western Addition. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her friends and family and working as a freelance makeup artist.
Nico Bremond Teen Senior Program Lead
Nico Bremond, Collective Impact’s Teen Program Lead, is a 25-year-old African/Mexican American man who hails from in Oakland. He graduated from the University of San Francisco in 2014 with a degree in Sociology; during his time at USF, Nico was an Esther Madríz Diversity Scholar and an intern with Collective Impact’s Magic Zone program. Nico joined the staff in 2014, and was a founding lead within the Community Safety Initiative; he also manages the teen afterschool program and facilitates 10 student success groups for middle and high school students, including 6 groups tailored specifically for young men of color in need of targeted supports. Nico also led the organization’s partnership with Hack the Hood, managing a cohort of 25 young website developers, and over the last 3 years has co-presented or co-facilitated several workshops in the Bay Area and beyond. Nico is passionate about empowering each of his students to their best success, whatever success looks like for them.
De'Anthony Jones Teen Program Lead
De'Anthony Jones, Magic Zone’s Teen Program Support Lead was born and raised in San Francisco’s Western Addition. He is a product of the San Francisco Unified School District and holds a degree in Political Science from Sacramento State University. De’Anthony’s work for Collective Impact involves supporting students both in the organization’s afterschool program and through workshops during the school day. De’Anthony’s interest in public service sparked early in life, when his grandmother brought him along to community meetings. As a high school student, De’Anthony was appointed to the San Francisco Youth Commission, and served that body as Chair for 2 years; he has served as an intern in Educational Policy and Constituent Affairs in the State Assembly, and is a past president of College Democrats. De’Anthony feels called to the work of mentoring and supporting other young people from the community, especially to opportunities for leadership and enrichment.
Morgan Tucker Teen + TAY Program Coordinator
Morgan Tucker, a 26-year-old San Francisco native, is Collective Impact’s Community Safety Initiative Program Coordinator. Morgan holds an Associate's Degree from Skyline College, and is currently enrolled at San Francisco State University, where she is a Criminal Justice major. She has been a part of the Collective Impact staff since 2015, and was a founding intern in the Community Safety Initiative, now in its third year. As Program Coordinator, Morgan manages all aspects of CSI, a youth development and career exploration initiative, and coordinates the many partnerships and relationships that make the program successful, along with client tracking and data capturing; she is also a part of Collective Impact's Workforce Development team, supporting Transitional Age Youth (TAY) clients to employment and education placements. Morgan is extraordinarily passionate about giving all youth the options, choices, and resources necessary to set and reach their goals. She is proud to be part of success in the City's urban communities.