Staff

Irina Alexander

Outreach Counselor
(415) 487-0691 x114
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Irina joined ATC in 2012, after making the big trek from Washington, DC to San Francisco. Irina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice. When she’s not at ATC, she’s either planning her costume for next year’s Burning Man or participating in group meditations. She loves Yoga and unicorns, and, even better, unicorns doing yoga. We don’t know why it took her so long to move to California. She was born to live here.

Ivan Alomar

Community Resource Coordinator
(415) 487-0691 x103
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Ivan joined ATC in 2005 as an Outreach Counselor, and is now our Community Resource Coordinator. Ivan has dedicated his career to working with young people. He has spent the past eighteen years working with at-risk youth in a variety of capacities. For Ivan, working at ATC is somewhat of a homecoming, as he grew up in the Mission, and he is excited to be making an impact in his home community. As a friend of President Clinton and Angie Stone, Ivan also serves as our resident celebrity hook-up.

Corey Brown

Administrative Assistant
(415) 487-0691 x104
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Corey joined ATC in 2010 as an AmeriCorps VISTA, taking over the role of Community Resource Organizer. In December, 2011, he took over as our Administrative Assistant. Hailing from Florida, Corey can break out in salsa, bachata, and merengue dancing in a moment’s notice. Corey is learning to cook and so far has succeeded with staff lunches – good thing for us! Also, he loves office supplies!

Anna Fai

Outreach Counselor
(415) 487-0691 x108
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Anna joined ATC as an Outreach Counselors in 2011. As a San Francisco native, she is excited to do youth outreach in her home city. When she’s not shopping or reading Gardening For Dummies, Anna loves to travel. From what we’ve heard, she’s a skilled Rugby player, so don’t touch her Thai food or candy unless you’re ready for some trouble. Above all, she is committed to community development, and completely stoked to be part of our team!

April Garcia

Outreach Counselor
(415) 487-0691 x110
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April joined the ATC team as an Outreach Counselor in April 2013 (when else?) after being our awesome development intern. While in school at San Jose State University, she spent two years working at a youth drop-in center in San Jose. April is ATC’s resident artist, crafting masterpieces to celebrate staff birthdays or anniversaries. It is a rare week where she doesn’t say or do something that causes uncontrollable convulsive laughter among her coworkers.

Shawn Garety

Program Manager
(415) 487-0691 x105
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Shawn joined ATC’s staff in 2004 as an Outreach Counselor, and is now our Program Manager, and is otherwise known as the Staff Mom. Shawn may have a fondness for European pharmacies, but if you ask her about “football”, she’s all about her Niners, being a life-long San Franciscan. She’s also got the best decorated desk in the office, although the competition is not exactly fierce.

Rob Gitin

Executive Director & Co-Founder
(415) 487-0691 x101
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As Executive Director and Co-Founder of At The Crossroads, Rob has been with ATC since its inception in 1997. He’s got the gray hairs to prove it! Rob’s passion for working with underserved youth and leadership in the field earned him the GQ Leader Award in 2012. At the awards celebration, he got to rub elbows with celebrities like Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan, and Ted Danson. If you’ve got approximately three hours to hear the stories, ask him about it sometime! When he’s not working, you can find Rob at Starbucks, the Ferry Building Farmers Market, hanging with his niece and nephew, or hiking in the Headlands.

Joey Hess

Outreach Counselor
(415) 487-0691 x107
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Joey joined ATC as an Outreach Counselor in 2011. He is a southern gentleman from North Carolina who loves southern cooking, music, and dressing up like Elvis for Halloween. His sense of style, humor, and facial hair are impeccable. Living in San Francisco has always been a dream of his and he is super excited to have an opportunity to work for an organization like ATC.

Lauren Johnson

Outreach Counselor
(415) 487-0691 x112
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Lauren joined ATC in 2013 as an Outreach Counselor after working as a health educator, crisis interventionist, and youth advocate. She enjoys eating vegan mac and cheese, roller skating, and playing her accordion (although not all at same time!) When Lauren is not at ATC,  you can usually find her trying to befriend pitbull puppies at the dog park. Although she loves living in the Bay, she will always be a Midwesterner at heart.

Tori Talavera

Associate Director
(415) 487-0691 x106
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Tori joined ATC as an Outreach Counselor in 2004, and worked with ATC for the next 3 years. In 2007, she made the ill-fated decision to leave. Fortunately for Tori and for ATC, she returned in 2011 to assume the role of Associate Director! Tori has a super busy life: eating rabbit food, roller-skating, loving on her cats, running a trivia night every Tuesday…the list goes on and on. Oh, and did we mention that she also fights crime? If your wallet is ever stolen, you better hope Tori is around.

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