“Technology, Innovation, and Ending Homelessness”

benefiting Larkin Street Youth Services

Thursday, April 6, 2017
The City Club: 155 Sansome St., 11th Floor
7:30 to 8:00 a.m. – Coffee and Networking
8:00 to 9:00 a.m. – Buffet Breakfast and Program

A panel discussion featuring:

Jeff Kositsky
 Director, San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing

Jay Nath
Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Francisco

Sherilyn Adams
Executive Director, Larkin Street Youth Services

Moderated by
Jim Henry
San Francisco Managing Partner, PwC




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2017 Guest Speakers:

Sherilyn Adams, Executive Director, Larkin Street Youth Services
As Larkin Street’s Executive Director since 2003, Sherilyn Adams has led the agency through tremendous growth, tripling the number of housing beds for young people, driving ambitious advocacy and public policy conversations, and putting Larkin Street at the forefront of the field for its innovative multi-service model to resolve youth homelessness. For more than 30 years, Sherilyn has dedicated her career to the nonprofit sector, focusing on issues of child abuse and neglect, family violence, mental health, substance abuse, and homelessness.

Jeff Kositsky, Director, Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing
Jeff Kositsky is a nationally recognized leader in innovative homeless services and has over 20 years of experience managing nonprofit organizations in San Francisco. From 2013, he served as the executive director of the Hamilton Family Center. During his tenure, the organization expanded its rapid re‐housing program and developed an innovative partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District to prevent and end homelessness among school children and their families. From 2001 to 2010, he was executive director of Community Housing Partnership, a nonprofit affordable housing developer in San Francisco. He has also served on several nonprofit boards, including San Francisco’s Coalition on Homelessness and the Treasure Island Development Authority Board of Directors.

Jay Nath, Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Francisco
As the Mayor’s Chief Innovation Officer and White House Champion of Change, Jay Nath works with the tech community and the public to help make government more transparent, efficient, and constituent- focused. Jay applies modern, agile thinking to government administration, focusing on “lean government” as a platform for innovation. Under his leadership, the Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation launched the first of its kind Entrepreneurship in Residence program in collaboration with the White House, offering an on-premises incubator at City Hall, meant to apply startup ingenuity directly to pain points within government itself.  He also established the nation’s first open source software policy for a city government and authored open data legislation that requires City departments to make nearly all non-confidential datasets available to the public, mandates department-level data coordinators, and creates a chief data officer position for the city. Prior to public service, Nath worked at a San Francisco startup as a senior product manager and at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a senior consultant.


Past Guest Speakers:


2016 – Parker Harris, co-founder of Salesforce
Presentation Topic: “Innovation for Good”,  moderated by Jeanette Calandra, San Jose Managing Partner at PwC
View the 2016 Corporate Leadership Breakfast photos here.

2015 – Brian Chesky, co-founder of Airbnb
Presentation Topic: “The Shared Economy”, moderated by Jim Henry, San Francisco Managing Partner at PwC
View the 2015 Corporate Leadership Breakfast photos here.

2014 – George C. Halvorson, Chairman and CEO,  Kaiser Permanente 2002-2013
Presentation Topic: “Affordable Care, Healthy People and the Next Set of Priorities for Us All”

2013 – Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, President, Charles Schwab Foundation Senior Vice President, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
View the 2013 Corporate Leadership Breakfast photos here.

2012 – Chip Conley, Founder, Joie de Vivre
Presentation Topic: “What I Learned about Business, the Community, and Myself during 25 years in the Tenderloin”
View the 2012 Corporate Leadership Breakfast photos here.

2011Larry Baer, President and COO, San Francisco Giants
Presentation Topic: “Taking Risks to Achieve Your Dreams”
View the 2011 Corporate Leadership Breakfast photos here.

2010 – Ted Schlein, Managing Partner,  Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Presentation Topic:  “The Business of Hope: Venture Investing in Digital Tech, Green Tech, Life Sciences, and Our Youth”

2008Louis J. Lavigne, Jr., former EVP & CFO, Genentech, Inc.
Presentation Topic:  “What’s Your Strategy?”, “What makes a Good to Great Company?”, and “Strategic Plan is Bridge to Succeeding with Vision”.

2007 – Howard I. Atkins, SEVP & CFO, Wells Fargo & Company
Presentation Topic
: Corporate and Foundation Philanthropy

Nov. 2006 –Harris Barton, Managing Partner/Founder, HRJ Capital, Former San Francisco 49er, Three-Time Super Bowl Champ
Presentation Topic
:  “Winning Strategies: Lessons Learned Along the Way”

Jan. 2006  – Patricia C. Dunn, former CEO, Barclays Global Investors
Presentation Topic
:  Corporate Social Responsibility

2005 – Howard Lester, Chairman, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Presentation Topic
:  Corporate Philanthropy