Gina Fromer

Gina M. Fromer, Ph.D., 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 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.

She can be reached through her Executive Assistant Maiisa Robinson at 415.343.3333 or by email.

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