Elisa Orona

Why do you do what you do? My journey line of service originates with being the only daughter of an Ecuadorian immigrant who believes in and is living, the American dream. In my experiences as a child visiting my family in Ecuador, I was saddened by the poverty and lack of opportunity. I committed to … Read more

Wendy Guzman-Rodriguez

Why do you do what you do? I am a first generation San Franciscan, and a descendant of immigrant parents who fled their war-torn native land, El Salvador. A passion for community service and organizing was a gift passed on to me by a remarkable, warrior woman, my mother, who lost everything due to tyranny … Read more

Aysha Pamukcu

Why do you do what you do? I’m the proud daughter of immigrants: my mom is from the Philippines and my dad is from Turkey. Growing up in the Bay Area with my family, I saw firsthand how where we live and who we are affects our access to opportunity. And because I call this … Read more

Asha Rao

Asha Rao has recently joined BALISC as Director of Investments. She has several years of working in the CDFI industry as an investment manager with Wells Fargo previously, lending to and investing in CDFIs nationwide. Prior to WF Asha worked at Standard and Poor’s in New York and at the Nasscom Foundation in New Delhi, … Read more

Cindy Wu

We are pleased to announce Cindy Wu, a recognized leader and problem solver in the field with a deep commitment to community engagement and advancing equity and inclusion, as the new executive director of Bay Area LISC. Cindy brings 15 years of community leadership, affordable housing knowledge and public policy experience to LISC Bay Area … Read more

Elizabeth Wampler

Elizabeth is so excited to join the Bay Area LISC team and brings over 15 years of experience in community development and city and transportation planning, plus a deep love of collaboration and tackling inequity in the systems that shape the built environment. Most recently, Elizabeth served as Director for the Great Communities Collaborative at … Read more