Jan joined SAFE in August 2017 to serve as Interim Executive Director during our transition period, throughout the search process and until the new Executive is hired and “in place”. Jan has completed 14 Interim positions and is excited about working with SAFE. She works with the staff and Board to keep all programs and processes running smoothly, while always maintaining communication with all key stakeholders, internal and external to the organization. Jan has been in the nonprofit sector for more than 30 years.
Originally from Moscow Russia, Irina moved to SF in 1996. When living in Russia, Irina worked at the Moscow Main Library. Shortly after moving to the US Irina started working at SAFE in 1997 and has been working there ever since — first as a Public Safety Coordinator, Program Director and now as an Outreach & Events Specialist. Irina has expertise in Personal and Older Adult Safety and is skilled community organizer.
Wesley Chu came to SAFE in September 2015 with a wealth of information to support our Chinese and Asian communities with crime prevention and safety services. He acted as the Chinese Press Secretary in the Office of Senate District 8 and an editor for renowned Chinese newspaper Sing Tao Daily. This has given him extensive experience with SFPD, the Mayor’s Office, Board of Supervisors, civic organizations and community groups. He is CPTED certified.
Adam joined SAFE in September 2016 and is a native San Franciscan who grew up in the Ingleside neighborhood. He graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2012 with a B.A. in Sociology: Law and Society. He has over 7 years of private, residential and public safety experience. He is also a die-hard Giants fan who enjoys staying active and constantly moving!
Sean joined SAFE as full-time employee starting January 2016 after being a volunteer and intern with SAFE for 6 months. He is a Public Safety Coordinator and supports the SAFE Bikes program. He has his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from San Francisco State University.
Gagan Sandhu joined SAFE in June 2017. She brings over 12 years of experience in nonprofit organizations working with diverse clients ranging from sexual assault prevention, domestic violence, foster care, and child abuse prevention. She was also a research associate working with refugees from Afghanistan. She has a passion for crime prevention and ensuring personal and community safety. Gagan believes that change happens when people are empowered to draw on their own strengths and realize their potential to live fulfilling, happy lives. She has her B.A. in Psychology and Sociology and an M.A. in Psychology.
Prior to joining SAFE in October 2014, Wilfred served as an intern at City Hall in the office of District 10 Supervisor Malia Cohen representing the Bayview Hunters Point, Potrero Hill, Visitation Valley and Dogpatch neighborhoods. In that role, he focused on improving public safety and quality of life issues. One of his key successes was impressing upon constituents the importance of civic engagement and voter registration.
At SAFE he specializes in Business and Home Security Assessments where he provides recommendations on safety and security issues, incorporating Crime Prevention through Environmental Design. In addition, Wilfred is an experienced community organizer and conducts public safety and security presentations for community groups and meetings. He has a passion for developing communities through civic engagement, empowerment and relationship building. Wilfred received his degree in Political Science from San Francisco State and is a proud member of the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) Community Police Academy #27.
Furlishous has been working in the field of crime prevention since 1980. He has been employed by SAFE as a Business Security Specialist since 1982. Wyatt is certified in Terror and Violence in the Workplace, Violence in American Schools, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) and other criminal justice and safety fields. He has received Certificates of Appreciation from numerous groups including the SFPD, American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) and Kiwanis. Wyatt has conducted over 2,800 crime prevention seminars, workshops and trainings, and has performed well over 24,000 security surveys. He continues to perform physical security audits of residential properties, small and large, businesses, corporate, state and federal entities, and organizes Business Watch and other community organizing programs.
Art brings more than 5 years experience
working with diverse communities in San Francisco. His passion for making a difference in the community brought him to join SAFE after earning his B.A. in Criminal Justice Studies from San Francisco State University. When he’s not working or volunteering, Art is probably enjoying the great outdoors, especially fishing, camping and riding his bike.
Harrison joined SAFE in October 2017. An Illinois native, he’s a 10 year San Francisco resident with a strong belief in community. Harrison is passionate about meeting people and hearing their stories. Outside of work you’re likely to find him at a Giants game, scanning the racks at a used book store or fending off the mewling demands of his cat, Otto.
850 Bryant Street, Room 135
San Francisco, CA 94103