Our Team

Nicole Agbayani, OFE DirectorNicole Agbayani 
Director, Office of Financial Empowerment

Nicole Agbayani serves as the Director of the Office of Financial Empowerment.  Previously, Nicole served as the Director of Community Affairs since 2016 under Carmen Chu in her current role as City Administrator, as well as her previous role as elected Assessor-Recorder.  From both Offices, Nicole has spearheaded citywide community engagement programs serving thousands of local families and small businesses, bringing public services and relevant financial help directly to communities.  During her time in the Assessor's Office, Nicole founded the award-winning Family Wealth Forum series, connecting over 3,000 residents with financial and legal counseling around asset building and estate planning.  
Prior to joining the City, Nicole led programs of community and economic development in various San Francisco neighborhoods.  She is a proud native of the Excelsior neighborhood and brings her commitment to an inclusive vision for San Francisco where families are best positioned to thrive.

BashirBashir Algaheim
Operations Manager, Kindergarten to College

Bashir oversees operations of the Kindergarten to College (K2C) program. Prior to OFE, he served as a School Safety Specialist with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) Crossing Guard Program, handling all traffic related issues around schools throughout the city. Prior to that, he served as a public safety supervisor and training instructor in the private sector. Bashir earned his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from San Francisco State University.

Mohan - K2C Program ManagerMohan Kanungo
Program Manager, 
Kindergarten to College

Mohan leads the Kindergarten to College Savings program and the K2C team. Mohan has more than 10 years of experience in the non-profit sector, most recently with the Children’s Council of San Francisco as the Director of Community, Innovation and Impact. Prior to Children's Council, he served as the Director of Programs and Engagement with Mission Asset Fund (MAF).  Mohan brings a commitment to financial inclusion and a passion for championing equity-driven, tech-enabled initiatives. He has worked with community-based organizations in New York and California, and has lived, studied and traveled extensively abroad. Mohan graduated from the University of California at San Diego in 2007 with degrees in International Studies & Ethnic Studies.


ElisaElisa Rodriguez Furey
Community Engagement Specialist

Elisa leads community outreach and engagement for Kindergarten to College (K2C). Prior to joining OFE, Elisa worked for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission where she supported the community outreach and communications strategy for CleanPowerSF and other projects. Additionally, she served as a Program Manager for Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco where she implemented the School Governance and Family Engagement Program. Previously, she worked for the Mexican Consulate in San Francisco where she  oversaw the Spanish Adult Literacy Program in Northern California and collaborated with the California Department of Education on special projects. Elisa earned her Master of Public Administration from San Francisco State University and her Bachelor of Business Administration from the Instituto Tecnologico of Chihuahua, Mexico.

NicoleNicole Townsell
Communications Coordinator

Nicole provides communication support across OFE.  Prior to joining OFE, Nicole worked in healthcare where she provided support to providers in the transition to EMR as well as helped medical assistants and front desk staff with day to day activities.  Nicole earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from San Francisco State University.

DonnaDonna Wong
Customer Service Coordinator, Kindergarten to College

Donna provides customer service and account management for Kindergarten to College (K2C). Prior to joining OFE, Donna served as an administrative assistant in San Francisco's public school system.


AndreaAndrea Yee
Financial Capability Program Manager

Andrea is OFE's Financial Capability Program Manager, and leads financial education and access initiatives including Smart Money Coaching and Bank On. Andrea was most recently the Senior Manager of Design and Innovation at MyPath, where she was the lead visual and curriculum designer, and piloted launches of innovative credit building and financial mentoring programs with financial institution partners and youth programs.