We are an all-inclusive non-partisan group of neighbors who care about our community and our city and are working to make a difference. We found one another on NextDoor in late 2019 with a goal of finding and electing an effective District One Supervisor. Our focus has been on working together to find solutions to what we have agreed are the central issues in our neighborhood.

Lead Organizers

Marie Hurabiell 

Ward Naughton

 

Founding Members

Beth Cataldo

Leanna Dawydiak

David Golden

Brad McMillan

Mainul l Mondal

Debra Naughton

Ava Swartz 

Terry Trevino

Max Young 

Marie Hurabiell

Marie Louise Hurabiell, Esq., an eighth generation San Franciscan, born and raised in District 1, is a founder and board member of Ellipsis Health, Inc., a mental health technology company and is honored to serve the public as vice-chair of the Presidio Trust board.  Previously, she ran her own law firm, was a General Counsel, practiced at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom and held a Federal Clerkship.

Ms. Hurabiell has led fundraising efforts for many non-profit organizations including Georgetown University, San Francisco Ballet, Wender Weis Foundation for Children, The Hamlin School, the International Museum of Women, and Holy Family Day Home, totaling over $40M.

She drove the building of a school for homeless and low-income children and is actively involved in anti-human trafficking work.

She serves on the Georgetown Board of Regents, and the SF Ballet Auxiliary and has served on the boards of the Holy Family Day Home, the SF Ballet, the NCL GG Chapter, and the Hamilton Family Center.

In D1, she supports many causes such as the Richmond District Neighborhood Center, the Cal Academy of Sciences and the de Young Museum.

Ms. Hurabiell received her B.A. with Honors from Georgetown University and her J.D. with Honors from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in D1 with her fiancee and 2 children.

Ward Naughton

Ward Naughton has more than 35 years of experience as a senior executive at Fortune 500 as well as startup companies.

He has served on numerous advisory boards of companies involved in a wide range of industries.

He has also been involved in community activities including Park Presidio Boulevard Neighbors Association, Richmond District Neighbors, and PAR.

As an entrepreneur, he co-developed JD Powers CarClub.com, an Internet-based information services company that was successfully sold to Ford Motor Company, and now serves as a component of CARS.com.

Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavors, he served as SVP & Chief Financial Officer of Systemix, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed, stem-cell bio-technology company. He has also served as Treasurer of CoreMark International, a $5.0 billion revenue company,  as Managing Director at EDS Corporation, and as President of HIFX, Inc.

Additionally, he has held senior positions at JPMorgan, and Wells Fargo Bank. 

Mr. Naughton received both his BS and MBA with honors from Cornell University, where he was both a McMullen Engineering Scholar and a Dudley Economics Scholar.

He and his wife have lived in San Francisco for over 35 years, and raised two children in the Richmond District.

Beth Cataldo

Beth was raised on the East Coast and is grateful every day (for the past 29 years) that she is living in the most beautiful city in the world, San Francisco. She was a pioneer in tech publishing and taught multimedia studies at City College of San Francisco for more than 15 years. Currently she is an instructional design consultant and photographer.

Leanna Dawydiak

Leanna was raised in the Richmond District and still lives here. She is a practicing attorney and a retired Police Sergeant from the San Francisco Police Department.

David Golden

David Golden moved to the Richmond right after the 1989 earthquake. Years back, he worked on numerous supervisor campaigns, handled IT for Jeff Adachi’s inaugural campaign and ran the “No on Proposition H” campaign in 2005. He’s currently engaged in a venture-funded startup. 

Brad McMillan

Brad, whose family roots in San Francisco go back to 1854, grew up in San Francisco. In the sixties, he attended City College of San Francisco and University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated with a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. 

Brad raised his family in San Francisco and his children still live here. He has run his small San Francisco business since 1974.

Brad is heartbroken at the mess our city government has made of our lovely city.

Mainul Mondal

Mainul I Mondal is the Founder and CEO of Ellipsis Health, which uses conversational artificial intelligence to create a real-time, mental health vital sign.

Mainul is on the Board of Trustees at the World Affairs Council and was a Leadership Delegate with the Australian American Leadership Delegation. Mainul was a Rockefeller Fellow at the Public Health Institute and was a member of the Board of Directors at Super Stars Literacy.

Mainul grew up in Bangladesh and worked on issues, including public health, government response to environmental matters and the refugee crisis. He currently lives in San Francisco with his fiance and two children.

Debra Naughton

Debra is presently retired from 35 years in Executive Search Consulting in downtown San Francisco. She has two adult children who she raised in the Richmond District. 

Ava Swartz

Ava Swartz is a former journalist (Newsweek, Saturday Review and other publications), the author of numerous articles on housing and health, past president of the Small Property Owners of San Francisco and author of the Consumers’ Legal Guide to Today’s Health Care.

She is also certified by the Specialty Tea Institute, lectures on tea and is the founder of the The Lilac Tea Room, an online tea salon.

She has a BA from University of California, Berkeley and Masters’ degrees in Urban Planning and in Public Health from Columbia University. 

max young

Max is a native San Franciscan who grew up in the Richmond District. He is a small business owner and member of San Francisco Open Air Drug Dealing Task Force and the Mid-Market Business Association. He is married to another native and father of two girls.