Ain Bailey, Associate Initiative Officer

Ain Bailey is the Associate Initiative Officer of the Great Communities Collaborative, an initiative of the San Francisco Foundation and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. She focuses on the nexus of affordable housing, transportation and climate resilience through a community driven development lens. Prior to joining the San Francisco Foundation, Ain worked in the City of Oakland Redevelopment Agency where she managed the city-wide infrastructure grant programs for small, local businesses and the development of real estate development projects in the Downtown area. She also played an integral role in the establishment of city-wide departmental racial equity teams, including the development and facilitation of racial equity training modules in partnership with the City Administrators office. Ain holds a B.A. from Spelman College and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Baruch College, where she matriculated as a member of the National Urban Fellows program. She has served as an Oakland Library Advisory Commissioner since 2013 in her beloved, adopted hometown of Oakland, CA.

Elizabeth Wampler, Initiative Officer

As Initiative Officer for GCC, Elizabeth leads the programmatic work of the collaborative, working with grantees and partners to move TOD planning into implementation and identifying and providing technical assistance. Before coming to TSFF, Elizabeth worked for Reconnecting America where she was deeply engaged in transit and TOD-focused technical assistance projects at the regional and the corridor scale in the San Francisco Bay Area, Denver, Los Angeles and Twin Cities. Elizabeth co-authored several publications including Are We There Yet? Creating Complete Communities for 21st Century America. Elizabeth created typologies as a tool for implementing TOD; developed strategies for housing preservation and production in transit-rich locations; and explored the connection between jobs, workforce development and transit. Prior to Reconnecting America, Elizabeth worked on the southwest side of Chicago with local nonprofits on pressing community development issues. She attended the University of Chicago as an undergraduate, and received a Masters of City Planning from the University of California at Berkeley.

Taina Estevez, Initiatives Assistant

As the Initiative Assistant for GCC, Taina provides support to the GCC by working closely with key partners outside and inside TSFF. She assists with financial management, fundraising & communications, grant-making, and general administrative support. Prior to working at The San Francisco Foundation she worked with a series of smaller non-profits in the Mount Shasta, California area where she engaged in day to day office needs for programs focusing on improving children’s ability to communicate and increasing access to drinking water for the people of Eastern Africa. She developed impressive customer service and managerial skills while working in the service industry. She holds multiple Associate’s degrees from Santa Barbara City College in Economics, Math, and Business Administration, along with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from San Francisco State University.