Dr. Gina M. Fromer, President/Chief Executive Officer
Throughout her life, Gina Fromer has devoted her career, energy and talent to serving the needs of families in San Francisco and communities across California.
In April 2019, following more than four decades of leadership in youth and family services and education programs—including in some of San Francisco’s most underserved neighborhoods—Gina joined Children’s Council of San Francisco as President/Chief Executive Officer.
Gina manages a staff of 120 and oversees Children’s Council’s partnership with the San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education and a host of other city and state agencies and organizations. Gina believes that quality child care and early education is a basic human right.
Raised in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood, Gina began community service in her teens as a counselor for Young Community Developers, which provides support and training for young adults.
She began her career at Head Start, then rose through the ranks of the San Francisco YMCA to become District Vice President, overseeing three YMCA branches serving 15,000 families. She raised over $8.5 million for the Bayview YMCA capital campaign, to complete the building of The Bayview Hunters Point YMCA.
Most recently, Fromer was CEO of the San Francisco Education Fund, where she directed community volunteer programs, educator grants and student scholarships designed to help public school students succeed. Prior to that, Gina served as the California State Director at The Trust for Public Land, where she created new parks in park-poor neighborhoods in Los Angeles and San Francisco, while protecting landscapes across the state.
Gina has a wealth of leadership experience and deep connections to a vast array of communities across the state. Having advocated on behalf of families and children her entire life, she says, “It is all about empowering people to advocate for themselves, to create the social justice and social change needed to change the world.”
Gina holds a B.S. in Psychology Organizational Leadership from Dominican University of California, an M.S. in Psychology/Organizational Leadership from University of Phoenix, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Development and Leadership from University of Arizona Global Campus.
Gina can be reached through her Executive Assistant, Maiisa Robinson at 415.343.3333 or by email.
Gwendolyn Cornwell, Chief Human Resources Officer
Gwendolyn Cornwell received her graduate degree in Counseling Psychology from Notre Dame de Namur. Her nonprofit career began as a job developer for a government-funded organization whose mission was to secure employment for recently incarcerated adults and youth.
Over the course of her career, Gwendolyn has worked in both the private and not-for-profit sectors. Her most rewarding work has come from her experience working with adoptive and foster families in Alameda County.
For the past 13 years, she has held leadership roles in human resources for various nonprofits in the Bay area. A native of Southern California, she, her husband and two children established roots in the Bay Area 20 years ago. In her free time she finds herself immersed with attending anything related to hockey, outdoor activities, and traveling back to LA to visit family whenever possible.
Eric Fischer, Chief Financial Officer
Eric Fischer brings over 25 years of experience in working with community-based non-profit organizations in the areas of strategic financial and accounting management, organizational and fund development, and technology and human resource management. After graduating from Santa Clara University with Bachelor’s Degrees in accounting and decision & information sciences, Eric worked with a local CPA firm specializing in audit, accounting and computer consulting services for professional services and not-for-profit organizations.
Eric has since worked with medium and large non-profit organizations across San Mateo, San Francisco and Marin Counties, helping to build administrative and financial infrastructure to facilitate strategic organizational growth and stability, including ten years with the Child Care Coordinating Council of San Mateo County.
Most recently Eric worked as CFO with Community Housing Partnership, the primary provider of permanent supportive housing and services for formerly homeless individuals, youth and families in the City & County of San Francisco. Eric is also a certified life and executive coach, working with individuals and companies toward personal and organization growth and development. An advocate for healthy children and families everywhere, Eric is the father of three children, an avid photographer, and an inline skating fanatic.
Amie Latterman, Chief Advancement Officer
Amie Latterman joined Children’s Council in 2016. She brings more than 20 years of nonprofit strategic leadership experience to the executive team, including external relations, public relations, public affairs, fundraising, marketing/outreach, event planning and communications. As the Chief Advancement Officer, Amie supports Children’s Council to build the long- and short-term strategic resource development plan; and to secure the organizational revenue of $221 million on an on-going basis, namely through government contracts and philanthropic support of all kinds. In addition, she supports the strategic positioning and branding of Children’s Council as a thought leader in the early care and education sector. And, she serves as an organizational advisor to the Board and Management on public policy priorities and strategy at the local and state level.
She most recently served as the development director for SPUR, a Bay Area urban planning and policy organization, for a decade. In that role, Amie managed a team of more than 100 executive-level volunteers and 8 staff fundraisers to raise or generate income to support a $6.1M, highly diversified annual operating budget, raising more than $27M over her last five years in the role, plus $6.1M in endowment funds. She was responsible for the annual fund, membership, special events and earned income. Prior to joining SPUR, she worked as the outreach director for Child Family Health International, a social enterprise, nonprofit organization in San Francisco. In addition, Amie spent several years in the field of Japan-U.S. relations and cross-cultural training. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in political science from Boston College.
Amie was a founding board member of the national Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN), and spent several years on the advisory board of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of YNPN. She served for nearly a decade on the Board for Parents for Public Schools San Francisco, holding officer positions as Treasurer and President. She and her partner are raising three children in San Francisco, with the support of a fantastic village that includes their neighborhood schools and afterschool providers. She has served as a member of her kids’ school PTA and School Site Council for a decade. In her free time she enjoys hiking with her family in the Bay Area hills, delving into the Star Wars and Marvel universes with her kids, traveling and exploring San Francisco neighborhoods for great places to eat.
Tiffany Stephens, Chief Technology Officer
Tiffany Stephens brings 15 years of technical and organizational leadership experience to Children’s Council, particularly in the areas of information technology operations, strategy and innovation. She received her BBA in Computer Information Systems from Savannah State University and holds an MBA in Organizational Leadership from California State University, East Bay.
Tiffany has worked with both corporate and non-profit organizations in the Bay Area and on the east coast, developing and implementing their technical strategy. She most recently served as the Director of Technology for KIPP Bay Area Public Schools, where one of her most notable accomplishments was establishing KIPP’s founding in-house tech support team to support their 15 schools throughout the Bay Area. Prior to KIPP, she led a team at John F. Kennedy University to support two campus locations and two counseling centers.
Tiffany finds fulfillment in the mentoring and coaching of others and helping them grow and develop in a way that aligns with their personal and career aspirations. A native of Savannah, Georgia, she enjoys bodybuilding, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Claudia Quinonez, Chief Strategy & Impact Officer
Claudia brings over 15 years of experience in nonprofit management to our Executive Leadership team.
Over the course of her 13-year tenure with Children’s Council, Claudia has served in numerous roles including Resource & Referral department manager, Director of Community Impact & Innovation, and most recently, Senior Director of Research, Data and Evaluation.
Claudia holds a B.A. in Public Relations and Communications, and certifications in Dialogue Education, Design Thinking and Project Management. She began her career in the nonprofit field over 20 years ago, first serving families and children in San Salvador, Central America before moving to San Francisco.
As a Bay Area resident, Claudia is actively involved with community organizations, and currently serves as Board President at an SFUSD public charter school serving the Mission District and surrounding neighborhoods. Claudia, her husband and two children spend most of their weekends outdoors at soccer games.
Ben Doyle, Chief Programs Officer
Ben Doyle brings over 15 years’ experience developing and executing program strategies with a focus on early childhood education, youth and family programming, and workforce development. He has long served the Bay Area community through his work as Chief Program Officer at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco and Jewish Vocational Services, Bay Area.
At Children’s Council, Ben supports our program teams who work with 4,000+ families annually to find quality child care and many other services; increase the capacity of our city’s 1,000+ licensed child care providers — specifically our city’s Family Child Care Homes; and support new and advancing educators to achieve educational, advocacy and employment goals through innovative and empowering programs in San Francisco and beyond. The Children’s Council vision of a San Francisco where every child is able to reach their full potential and thrive comes to life in every aspect of this work.
Ben holds an M.A. in Communications Disorders. He began his career as a speech therapist working in preschool, medical and rehabilitative settings. Originally from the Philadelphia area, he has lived in the Bay Area for more than 25 years. He is married with three college-aged children and a couple of cats. Most weekends you’ll find them hiking in the East Bay Hills.
Philip Warner, Chief Compliance Officer
Phillip Warner has over 15 years of experience in managing child care contracts and leading large teams of staff toward a common vision. Having spent most of his career working in non-profits, he brings his perspectives from providing the highest possible level of services to communities who need them most, while balancing contract stewardship and funder expectations to Children’s Council’s Executive Team.
Phillip has oversight of Children’s Council’s largest contracts, totaling approximately $200 million in annual fiscal stewardship funding, including the organization’s largest child care subsidy contracts that provide financial assistance for 5,000+ children each year. He is actively involved in State policy discussions and workgroups; and maintains a strong network of professionals from other child care agencies across the state.
A Bay Area native, Phillip graduated from California State University at Hayward, and has served on the Fatherhood Collaborative of San Mateo County’s advisory board, on the board and co-chair of the Public Policy Committee of CAPPA (a statewide child care advocacy organization), volunteered with animal welfare organizations, and has been a Little League Baseball coach for three years, affording him precious time with his children during their formative years.