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THE TEAM

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Gary W. Banks

Founder & CEO 

Gary W. Banks is Founding President/CEO of Family Restoration House (FRH). In 2005, he transitioned from his role as President/CEO to Consultant for FRH. Gary has over 21 years of experience in Community Development. He has served on several boards and steering committees, such as: Southeast Neighborhood Job Initiative Roundtable (SNJIR), and Southeast Youth Consortium (SYC) which represent over twenty youth serving agencies in the Bayview Hunters Point community.   


Gary was a Board Member of the Bayview Project Area Committee (PAC) of the S.F. Redevelopment Agency for 5 years, and was co-chair of the Housing & Economic Development subcommittee of the PAC.  In those roles, he was responsible for helping shape the Community Benefit Agreement for the Hunters Point Shipyard- Candlestick Point project. He worked directly with the Redevelopment Agency, Labor Unions, Developers, Contractors, and the community-at-large to help shape policies that benefited the community as a whole.  Through this work, Gary has developed strong relationships with all stakeholders. 


Since 2007, he has been a Consultant providing training in Employee & Management Development, and Organizational Systems Development with Recology San Francisco Inc. at its Pier 96 and Tunnel Ave. Recycling facilities.

Gary studied accounting and administration at San Jose State University.

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Rev. Arnold Townsend

Sr. Partner

Mr. Townsend has been a community/government relations consultant since 1980. Townsend consults on the political, economic and, development issues in low-income minority communities as well as the general community in the San Francisco Bay area.

 

His responsibilities have included developing and monitoring affirmative action policies for a variety of corporate clients as well as developing community benefits packages and responsibility for all aspects of community relations for various clients like Hope Housing, Westside Courts, Robert Pitts Housing Partners, FIllmore Market Place Association. Mr. Townsend's civic affiliations include NAACP (VP), BART (Board Member), Nor Cal Minority Contractors Assoc. (Board Member), Mayor's Fairl Housing Planning Commission (Board Member), and National Assoc. of Housing and Redevelopment Officials.

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Danielle Banks 

Director of Services & Consultant

Danielle Banks serves as the director of Resident Services for all housing properties. Ms. Banks' prior career experience in marketing and public relations has led her to build and create programming for families, youth, seniors, and adults as well as facilitate conversations with key stakeholders in the community.

Danielle also serves as a community advocate for the City of San Francisco through her partnerships with the Mayor’s office of Housing and Community Development and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development. She helps connect residents to key programs, get job training and secure job placement. And she piloted the city’s first Information Technology (IT) program, helping transitional youth learn to code and train for entry-level tech jobs. In 2020 Danielle was appointed by Mayor London Breed to sit on the COVID Economic Recovery Task Force.

Our Service Coordinators

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Shaquane Burdette

Service Coordinator

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Camielle Heagney

Service Coordinator

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