Executive Director’s Message

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to announce that Rosalyn Reed is our new Chief Executive Officer. She will lead the organization as we grow into a new era of providing even more services to San Francisco’s pregnant people, mothers, children, and families. We are genuinely excited to welcome her to the helm of this incredible organization

As a native of the Bay Area, Rosalyn has deep communal roots. Over her 20-year career as a social worker and community organizer, Rosalyn has worked with a multitude of community partners and organizations. As a youth, she founded a non-profit, Uniting Youth Leaders (UYL) Mentoring Organization. After holding various clinical and community organizing roles, Rosalyn then worked as a clinical social worker in the Contra Costa, Santa Clara, and Alameda Counties’ Department of Family and Children’s Services, where she moved into management and leadership roles.

Rosalyn brings compassion and grace to this role. She loves the Bay Area and is committed to making San Francisco a more equitable place for families. Rosalyn’s commitment to service was nurtured extensively during her academic experiences at Spelman College, Stanford University and California State East Bay University. This ultimately guided her to an adjunct faculty position at the University of San Francisco (USF), where she lectured on understanding multicultural issues in counseling. As you get to know Rosalyn, I am sure you’ll find – as we do – that her spirit complements our shared commitment to this work.

The next 30 years of HPP’s service to the community begin right now. We are entering a period of great need in the community and we’ve committed to expanding our organization to meet the moment. In the years ahead we will innovate and expand our efforts by helping pregnant people, mothers and families find medical care, housing, parenting classes, job training, and residential services that transform their lives.

In addition, HPP will launch our $25M effort to build a campus that integrates permanent housing with onsite job training and support services by building a new building adjacent to our agency. This is another key step in our commitment to families and helping them meet their employment and housing objectives. As I (Martha) transition into the role of Founder, this will be my main focus in the years ahead.

We look forward to introducing Rosalyn Reed in the coming months. We welcome your insights on how we might best connect her to the people, organizations, and networks driving change in San Francisco and beyond.

As always, thank you for all you do for HPP and our families.

With gratitude,

Martha and Tina

Read full press release here.