Meet the Commissioners

La Vaughn KingCommissioner LaVaughn Kellum-King, Chairperson
Commissioner Kellum-King is a native of the State of California and after completing high school she attended San Francisco State University where she graduated with a major in Psychology and a minor in Humanities and Black Studies.  She later attended the University of Phoenix and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.  She has been an energetic advocate for and provider of mental health services for the Southeast community and is one of the only two African-Americans to become certified in the State of California by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).   She served for four years on the San Francisco Mental Health Board, then went on to do a four year peer internship with Community Behavioral Health Services, traveling across the country to learn about best practices in the field of mental health.  Since 2009, Ms. Kellum-King has been the Director of Reducing Stigma in the Southeast (RSSE, pronounced ‘rise’) through the Department of Public Health. RSSE aims to engage the faith-based organizations and families in District 10, better known as Bayview/Hunters Point and Visitacion Valley/Sunnydale, to provide peer-based support for mental health issues, with the ultimate goal of increasing mental health awareness, decreasing stigma, and improving the life opportunities of all residents in the Southeast community.


Steve Good CommissionerCommissioner Steve Good, Vice-Chairperson
Commissioner Steve Good is the Executive Director of the SF Sheriff’s Department Five Keys Charter Schools.  Under Steve’s leadership, Five Keys was named Charter School of the Year for 2014; was the 2015 winner for the Harvard University, Innovations in American Government Award; received the 2015 award from the Pioneer Institute for Public Policy and Research Better Government Competition; and the 2015 Smart on Crime award from CA Atty. General Kamala Harris.  Steve has consulted with the US Dept. of Education, Office of Vocation and Adult Education on their Correctional Education Reentry Program Model, and was named School Master of the Year by the Sonoma County Office of Education.  He is a member of the Community Correction Partnership of San Francisco, and is responsible for opening five learning centers, in partnership with local community based organizations in the Southeast sector of San Francisco.  His work focuses on reengaging “at risk” and “in risk” transitional aged youth and adults in education.


Bobbrie BrownCommissioner Bobbrie Brown
Commissioner Brown was born in Louisiana, later moving with her parents to the San Francisco Bayview Hunter’s Point District during The Great Migration of the mid-1940s. As a child of Jim Crow Louisiana, Brown participated in voter registration drives and sit-ins protesting segregation. In San Francisco, she also sat-in at City Hall to bring attention to the need for housing for the Black families which had migrated from the south and were now working in the Hunter’s Point shipyards and railroads. In the 1960’s, Brown became the first Black woman to head the Credit Division of Emporium Capwell Department Stores; in the 1970s and ‘80s, she was the first Black woman to head the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Divisions for Crocker National Bank on the West Coast and later Wells Fargo Bank, where she was responsible for training regional managers and investigating discrimination complaints. In the 1980’s, she reported directly to Condoleezza Rice as the Associate Vice President of Human Resources for Stanford University. She was also responsible for union contract negotiations, mediations, and arbitrations when she later worked as a Senior Labor Relations Analyst for UCSF.  With a successful career focused on developing training and empowering employment opportunities for youth and professionals of color, she retired in 2011. Commissioner Brown continues to stay active in her community, family, and church.


Karen A Chung CommissionerCommissioner Karen A. Chung
Commissioner Chung is an experienced Certified Public Accountant and owner of an accounting firm, Karen Chung CPA; her expertise in Accounting has supported the Southeast Community Facility Commission since her appointment in 2008. She has been a strong advocate for the Korean community, having served on the National Unification Advisory Council of Korea (NUAC) since 2001 and on the Korea Overseas Women’s International Network since 2005; she is currently the President of NUAC as well as the President of the Northern California Korean American CPA Association. In addition, Ms. Chung has been an advocate for the need of the global community through her work with the Global Children Foundation; she began working with the GCF in 2000 and served as President from 2009 to 2012. She has been recognized for her community service and leadership by several local, state, and national organizations and agencies, including the 2006 Presidential Award on behalf of the NUAC, the 2012 US Congressional Award from House Rep. Charles Rangel, the 2010 Community Service Award from the California State Board of Equalization, and the 2009 Community Service Award from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Committee of San Francisco.


Al Norman.thumbCommissioner Al Norman
Commissioner Norman has been active in the Bayview/Hunters Point community for many years. With over 27 years of experience in the Construction Industry, Mr. Norman has served as a project and business administrator, estimator, and superintendent. He is an advocate for individuals interested in learning the trade and working in the construction industry. He is currently the President of Al Norman Plumbing Inc. and Al Norman Mechanical Inc., and he serves on various community boards throughout the City, including the Board of the LaSalle Homeowners Association. Mr. Norman served as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Young Community Developers for many years. Mr. Norman is sensitive to the needs of the community regarding jobs, training, and advocates within the Commission to provide the services outlined in the original mandate. As the Vice President of the Bayview Merchants Association, he is active in encouraging new business growth in the Bayview corridor.


Eddy ChengEddy Zheng Commissioner
Commissioner Zheng has been an advocate for minority communities and multiracial coalition building for the past decade. His work on violence prevention, economic and social empowerment, and neighborhood revitalization continues to improve the health, safety, welfare, and economic well-being of disenfranchised communities, particularly in the Southeast sector of San Francisco. He has served on the San Francisco Reentry Council, the boards of the Central Police District Community Police Advisory, San Francisco Chinese for Affirmative Action and Chinatown Community Development Center of San Francisco.  He co-chairs the Asian Prisoners Support Committee and has worked for the Community Youth Center of San Francisco for eight years, ascending from a Case Manager/Outreach Worker to being appointed Project Director of the Bayview Branch Office in November 2012.  Mr. Zheng is a grateful father of a 15 month old beautiful daughter.