Liz Steyer, Executive Director
Mrs. Steyer joined ASAP in July 2010 as our first Executive Director. She has been an advocate for children and youth in the Bay Area for nearly 20 years. She has worked for Legal Services for Children (LSC) in San Francisco in a variety of legal and managerial roles, including serving as the Managing Attorney and the Acting Director of the organization, and she currently serves on the Board of LSC. In addition, Ms. Steyer is on the Board of the Giants Community Fund, the charitable arm of the San Francisco Giants baseball team, where she focuses on the Violence Prevention component of the program. Liz brings her experience in nonprofit management and fundraising to ASAP!
Amanda Posner, Program Manager
Amanda comes to ASAP with a background in youth development and non-profit program management. After growing up in the South Bay, she received her BA from Vassar College in Sociology and Anthropology, then moved to Portland, OR to serve in AmeriCorps. She then moved to Chicago to attend graduate school at the University of Chicago, where she received masters degrees in Social Work and Public Policy. Despite the cold winters, she stayed in Chicago for 5 more years, where she ran an internship program for high school students, worked with schools on an obesity prevention initiative, played bass in a band, and interned with a professional cookie baker. Most recently, she managed an AmeriCorps program for Coaching Corps in Oakland. Amanda is happy to be back home, living on the sunny side of the bay with her family!
Wendy Rubio, Program Coordinator
Wendy comes to ASAP as a recent graduate from Kalamazoo College with a double major in Psychology and Religion. As a student, Wendy helped establish an Ethnic Studies major and an Intercultural Center at the college. During her time in Michigan, Wendy worked at the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership where she not only developed her office skills, but also further developed a passion for social justice work and relationship building with the community. Wendy was born and raised in San Francisco and after living in Kalamazoo, Michigan for four years, and as a product of the Mission, she is very eager to come back and work with the Mission community. She is passionate about getting youth into college. As a daughter of immigrant parents and first person to go to college in her family, Wendy is hoping to use her own experience to give back to the students of ASAP and help them in their journey to college.