Executive Team

Eric Fischer, Interim Chief Executive Officer

Eric Fischer brings over 30 years of experience in working with community-based non-profit organizations as a leader advancing supportive systems and services for children and families everywhere. Raised by a single mother from Puerto Rico, Eric came to the mainland U.S. as a youth after living in Puerto Rico for four years during his early childhood, and brings his personal experience as a Latino to bear as a leader serving the rich diversity of people in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Eric’s professional focus has been 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. He has 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, four years with Community Housing Partnership and service to Homeward Bound of Marin and the Breakthrough Collaborative. In 2019, Eric joined Children’s Council of San Francisco as Chief Financial Officer and served during a tremendous period of service delivery scaling and growth as the organization’s budget grew from $80 million to almost $250 million, thanks in part to his strong financial stewardship. 

Eric is also strongly committed to learning, teaching, and growing as an organizational leader, and has certifications in CoActive Life Coaching, Conscious Leadership Coaching, and most recently, as an Organizational Mindfulness Facilitator and Teacher. Eric enjoys working with individuals and organizations in removing barriers and developing the skills that support personal and organizational transformation. 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.

Phillip 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.