Cynthia Green, M.Psy Director of Family Support CynthiaG@edgewood.org, 415.682.3242
We welcome everyone to this place where kinship caregivers find resources and connect with each other. I have been with Edgewood's Kinship team for 16 years and I feel lucky to have such a great job working with so many great people.
David Rages II Program Manager, Kinship, THP+, DR DavidR@edgewood.org, 415.682.3276
Welcome to iKinship! My name is David Rages II, I am the program manager for Kinship, and THP+. I have worked with Kinship Families for over 10 years. I have worked with Children and Families in various roles for over 25 years. Providing care and support to Kinship Caregivers and their children is my passion.
Dyresha Williams, BA Kinship Resource Coordinator DyreshaW@edgewood.org
Hello my name is Dyresha Williams and I’m the Kinship Resource Coordinator for the Kinship program at Edgewood Center for Children and Families. I recently graduated from Fresno State, receiving my B.A. in Sociology. I have years of experience working with youth of all ages. I have a passion working with former and current foster youth and encouraging them to reach their highest potential.
Lois Kincy, BA Kinship Navigator LoisK@edgewood.org
My name is Lois Kincy and as an experienced relative caregiver I facilitate groups, circles and training for other relative caregivers. I've been down that road already, and though it is a joyous road, sometimes us travelers need support from each other.
Jacqueline Lumpkins Family Center Program Supervisor JacquelineL@edgewood.org 415.682-3248
I believe that through caring relationships, every family can achieve positive outcomes in their futures! I am passionate about nurturing and providing opportunities for each child to explore their world through rich, sensory filled activities, and sparking curiosities. I am also a former kinship caregiver and my heart is committed to serving and strengthening families to fully realize their potential to succeed. Healthy families are the foundations of a healthy community. I have been dedicated to working with children, youth and their families for the last sixteen years wearing many hats and volunteering with various non-profits throughout diverse San Francisco. I achieved my B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development from San Francisco State University as well as an A.A. in Arts and Humanities and an A.S. in Social and Behavioral Sciences from City College of San Francisco.
Sherlynn Thurman Family Resource Coordinator SherlynnT@edgewood.org
My name is Sherlynn Thurman and I am the Family Resource Specialist for the Family Resource Center. I obtained my BA from CSU Sacramento in Child Development and my MA from Hampton University in School Counseling. It is a great honor to work with Children’s and Families especially with it being something I am passionate about.
Zoila Cartagena Child Development Specialist ZoilaC@Edgewood.org
I feel very grateful to all the thinkers and educators that I have learned from. Some gave me new ideas, others helped me consolidate or nuance mine, many have given me support and reinforced my own intuitions as did the children and parents of families with whom I have shared part of my life during last 20 years of my life. I am committed to advocacy for peace by promoting a pedagogy oriented to personal realization and social justice through education. I obtained my Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Education
My name is Hope Ivory, I am a Kinship Resource Coordinator and have worked for Edgewood for 10 years supporting families with resources, IEP’s and support with their children. I have over twenty years’ experience of working with families and their youth. My passion is to see a family meet their best potential under any circumstances. My specialty is working with Transitional Aged youth and helping them transaction into adulthood. I’m also a certified accredited PPP facilitator.
My name is Stephany J. Molina and I am the Bilingual Kinship Resource Coordinator and THP+ Case Manager. I previously worked at Edgewood from 2007-2011 as the Senior Case Manager for Kinship and THP+, and I’m extremely excited to be back. I started volunteering with kids when I was 8 years old, and always knew that I was destined to work with children forever! I appreciate volunteering at such a young age because it allowed me to acquire experience necessary for my high school and college acceptances. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from UC Berkeley, and plan on applying for a Master’s program soon. I am a San Francisco Native and have seen a lot of City changes throughout the years. Through the ups and downs, I try to see the positive aspect of it all. I hope we can learn and grow from each other, come stop by, say “Hi”, and check out our Family Center. We will welcome you, and I definitely look forward to meeting you!
Hi there, my name is Stephanie Larumbe and I’m the Youth Activities coordinator for the Edgewood Kinship Program. I graduated with a BA in Biological Psychology in 2013, and have been working with both youth and the elderly since then. I have been working with the youth of the Bayview for the past two years, and am so excited to continue doing so through Edgewood. My goal is to create a community amongst the youth I work with, to awaken their curiosities, widen their world views and to show them just a few of the wonderful things this world has to offer. I love exploring both the city and nature, learning about history, getting active and meeting new people, so come and join me on an adventure! I’d love to meet you!
Kristine S. Herbert Office Manager KristineH@edgewood.org
Greetings! As the Office Manager for the Bayview Edgewood site, I'll typically be the face that greets you when you walk through the door. You might even see me wearing that shirt I have on in my picture. I've worked at Edgewood for more than seven years (minus a brief hiatus during which I worked at a preschool) in various capacities. My heart is with the children and families we serve, and I truly believe in the work we do to provide our community with resources and opportunities for fun, education, and personal development. I earned a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from SFSU, with an emphasis on Youth Development and Women's Studies. Being born and raised in the SF-Bay Area made me a die-hard SF Giants fan (3-in-5, w00t w00t!). Aside from that, my interests include (but are not limited to): Star Wars, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, reading, watching TV, going to the movies and on hikes, trying to eat healthy (and failing spectacularly), and sweetened iced green tea from Starbucks.
Francisco Ferrer Family Advocate FranciscoF@edgewood.org
My name is Francisco Ferrer. I’ve been working at Edgewood for 20 years in different positions such as PIP (Primary Intervention Program), Residential Treatment Counselor, Behavior Coach, etc. Currently, I am a Family Advocate at Southeast Families United FRC. I’m grateful to be in this position because I can serve my community by providing services needed to enrich and empower families who need extra support in the Bayview neighborhood. My goal is to see our families to overcome poverty and violence by providing quality services and programs that enhanced what we already have: a great community.
Eric Burgos Case Manager EricB@edgewood.org
Hello my name is Eric Burgos and I have been working at Edgewood since 1999. I have held various positions at Edgewood ranging from residential counselor, TBS coach, and many others in between. They all might be different roles, but the common essential component to each is that it involves helping families and bettering the community. I enjoy seeing the transformation of the families I work with in becoming successful. They come in with a need(s) and then they achieve their goal(s) which results in a better quality of life. I enjoy being on the journey with the families by providing support and encouragement, as the families do the work to obtain whatever achievement they are striving for. I continue to do that kind of work at Edgewood’s Family Resource Center(Southeast Families United) in the Bayview as a Family Advocate/Case Manager. I am always available to provide help for anybody no matter race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. Helping people is what I enjoy doing.
Hello, my name is LaToya Spears, I am the Kinship Resource Coordinator. My passion and expertise is helping any and everyone who needs my support. I have over 18 years of experience in working with families, youth and children, helping families getting where they want to be by helping famlies and youth develop goals for the future. I have a great personality and I am always willing to help. I look forward to assisting you with any services we can provide.