Board of Directors
Juslyn Manalo: Board President
Early in her career, she became a Community Service Worker providing direct service to the Filipino World War II Veterans. Juslyn also managed the Bill Sorro Housing Program (BiSHoP), a program that helped low to moderate income families, find, defend and sustain their housing. Currently, she is a Community Engagement Associate, building partnerships to create community development opportunities such as affordable housing, jobs, open space, and youth development.
Manalo serves proudly as an appointed Personnel Board Commissioner for the city of Daly City, and is chairwoman for the SamTrans Citizen Advisory Committee ensuring that local community voice is represented. She is also on the board of Senior & Disability Action, an organization that fights for policy locally and on the state level.
Manalo earned her Masters of Public Administration, from San Francisco State University's School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement. She has also attained a Bachelor of Arts, in Asian-American Studies and a Minor in Women Studies from San Francisco State University. Lastly, she is the current elected Vice-Mayor of Daly City.
Thelma King Estrada: Board Secretary
Thelma has been an environmental lawyer in the US for 30 years. She currently lawyers for the Federal Environmental Protection Agency of the USA. She conducted environmental protection trainings in the Philippines in the past. And does trainings for environmental bureaucracies of China and Russia. In relation to Rapu Rapu, she has more than enough international expertise in how to mitigate toxic sites caused by mining activities.
Kristian Ongoco Romasanta: Assistant Secretary
Kris Ongoco joined the UCSF Community Relations team in 2015, managing community relations for the Mission Bay campus and Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG) and the surrounding neighborhoods.
Kris previously worked for the City of Oakland, administering community development grants to organizations serving low-income residents in Alameda County. Prior to this, she worked on climate and land use strategies in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City. She earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of California at Irvine and her Masters of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University.
Kris is active in housing and open space issues in the community. She can be seen riding her bike around the City or running along the Embarcadero.