Lena Miller the Agency’s founder and current Executive Director of Development, is a life-long resident of the Bayview Hunters Point district of San Francisco and has over fourteen 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.
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.
David built the first aquaponic farm in Los Angeles County in 2011 and developed an urban agriculture educational platform called THE ART & SCIENCE OF AQUAPONICS for public schools, universities, and the general public, through a company he founded- Evo Farm LLC. He consults on system design, feasibility assessment and installations from residential to industrial scale aquaponic farms. He developed Nano Farms™ a product line of recreational/ educational scaled aquaponic systems that grow the most amount of food in the least amount of space.
Prior to urban farming, he produced a number of documentaries including most recently DESIGNING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES, (a 4-hour series that aired on PBS) which looks at the built environments impact on public health, and and GROWING GREENER SCHOOL (also on PBS). The pursuit of the urban farming life is a natural progression for him- from producing ‘food for thought’ to producing thoughtful food. David is the Treasurer of the Aquaponics Association. He also has served on the Aquaponics Subcommittee for California Fish and Wildlife, and the Urban Ag committee for the Los Angels Food Policy Council.
Jason Trimiew founded Trimiew Strategy Group (TSG) in 2013. Prior to TSG, Jason spent more than 15 years working at the intersection of the marketplace and social impact in micro finance, social enterprise, and community and economic development. Most recently, Jason was a Managing Director at REDF – a leading intermediary, founded by George R. Roberts (KKR), that has created employment opportunities for more than 8,000 individuals facing the greatest barriers to work by providing capital and technical assistance to nonprofit social enterprises in California and around the country.
In his six and a half years at REDF, Jason advised many of REDF’s portfolio social enterprises in the area of strategy, operations, business development, and fundraising. Hired as REDF's first development director, Jason grew annual revenues from $2 million to $10 million, including writing REDF’s successful $6 million proposal to the federal Social Innovation Fund to expand REDF’s social enterprise employment model statewide and, ultimately, nationally. Expanding his role to facilitate REDF's national expansion, Jason designed and developed initiatives between private-equity owned companies and nonprofit social enterprises to create jobs and career pathways while also working at the local, state, and federal levels to promote policies that would better align resources with measurable impact.
Prior to REDF Jason worked for US and international organizations micro finance, enterprise development, and human services.