Board of Directors

Board of Directors
Group photo of the Baord of Directors.

Melvin Beetle President

Melvin "Mel" Beetle is the current (2017-18) PA Governing Body president. He was born in Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey. He received a B.A. in Social Studies from Trenton State Teachers College. He taught five different grades as well as college. Mel served 10 years with the Peace Corps in the Philippines: three as a volunteer, two as a Regional Director, and five as a Training Officer and Acting County Director when necessary. He speaks Tagalog and Ilokano. Mel was also the Program Evaluation Director for ACTION (a federal domestic volunteer agency) as well as Acting Inspector General on occasion. He has volunteered for the Episcopal Community Services (ECS) Canon Kip Senior Center, Senior Action Network (SAN) and is a former vice president of the Senior Homeless Task Force. Mel notes that "I am disabled and very interested in advocating for myself and others with similar limitations. I've spoken many times at Board of Supervisors meetings advocating for beneficial programs and policies for the elderly and disabled. I serve Pilipino groups and organizations in San Francisco."

Kenzi Robi Vice President

Gustavo Seriñá Treasurer

Patricia Wooley Secretary

Members at Large

  • Mike Boyd
  • Jessie Carver
  • Judith F. Karshmer
  • Tatiana A. Kostanian
  • Daisy McArthur
  • William Pitts
  • Rita Semel
  • Patricia "Tricia" Webb

Governing Body Meeting Agenda & Minutes

Look through our publications for San Francisco IHSS Public Authority governing body meeting minutes and agendas.

Governing Body Meeting Agenda & Minutes

SF IHSS Public Authority Staff

Staff Members
Group photo of the SF IHSS Public Authority staff.

Kelly Dearman JD, MA Executive Director

In addition to serving as the Executive Director of the Public Authority, Kelly Dearman is a member of the Long Term Care Coordinating Council, the Palliative Care Work Group and the In-Home Supportive Services Task Force. On a state level Kelly serves as the Northern Region Vice President of the California Association of Public Authorities. Prior to joining the Public Authority, Kelly served on the SF Human Services Commission, started her own non-profit to provide first-time home buyer assistance for low income residents of the City, and practiced law specializing in elder issues. Kelly received her BA from UC Berkeley, JD from Hastings College of the Law, and MA in political science from Rutgers University.

Eileen Norman MPA Deputy Director

Eileen Norman began her position as Deputy Director in July 2016. Eileen is responsible for overseeing program operations and success. She has worked in support services in San Francisco for over a decade, including work in homeless services, public health, and disability advocacy. She holds a Masters of Public Administration from San Francisco State University.

Loc Chau Director of Finance & Operations

Loc Chau is the Director of Finance and Operations at SF IHSS Public Authority. Loc is the organization's financial leader and focuses his time on financial strategy, planning, and operations. He has over 15 years of experience in government and non-profit accounting. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Jose State University.

Eren Gutierrez Registry & On-Call Program Manager

Eren Gutierrez joined the Public Authority in June 2014 and became Registry & On-Call Program Manager in July 2016. Eren is responsible for the operational quality and efficiency of both programs. She is inspired by community activism and a strong desire to help improve the quality of life of our community. Eren brought with her over a decade of leadership and operations experience to the Public Authority, moving to the non-profit world after a 15-year career in the Sales & Marketing industry. Eren studied Business Administration at CSM, and SFSU. In her spare time, Eren loves to travel and explore the Bay Area along with her family.

Perry Vermilyea Mentorship Program Manager

Perry Vermilyea has been with the Public Authority since April 2016 as the Mentorship Program Manager. He has 30+ years in the non-profit arena working primarily with youth, people with disabilities and older adults. He holds a BA from the University of Santa Cruz in Women's Studies. His non-working hours are spent raising a family, playing softball, reading fiction, writing, and rooting on the Giants.


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