Youthworks Staff

Employment Coordinator
Elizabeth Tish
(415) 202- 7951

Elizabeth is from Graham, North Carolina, and earned her BA in Public Policy from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Before moving to San Francisco and joining the YouthWorks team, Elizabeth worked in Washington, D.C. as Special Assistant at the Afterschool Alliance, a national policy organization that advocates for afterschool programs. She also interned for the College Promise Campaign, a national campaign for free community college. Elizabeth is passionate about helping students explore their postsecondary options. In her spare time, you can find Elizabeth traveling, running, and searching for the best ice cream in the city.

Elizabeth currently manages internships with: Department of Public Health.

Employment Coordinator
Danielle Anderson
(415) 229- 4687

Danielle is a San Francisco native who grew up in the Bayview and earned her BA in Liberal Studies from San Francisco State University. Prior to joining the YouthWorks team she worked for SWEP a former JCYC Workforce Program. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, listening to music and trying new foods.

Danielle currently oversees internships with the: San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department and The Department of the Environment.

Employment Coordinator
Leoloa Numera
(415) 202- 7912

Lealoa is a native San Franciscan. She received her BS in HR Management from California State University-Long Beach. While in Long Beach, she mentored at-risk youth and first-generation high school students. This sparked her passion in working with students and helping them to achieve their academic/ career goals. Prior to joining the YouthWorks team, she briefly worked in the Career Development Center at City College of San Francisco and in Academic Affairs at the CSU: Office of the Chancellor.

Lealoa currently oversees internships with the: Board of Supervisors, City Attorney’s Office, Public Defender’s Office, SFFD, SFUSD Student Advisory Council, Sheriff’s Department, and Department of Children, Youth and Families.

Employment Coordinator
Lavonda Gray
(415) 202- 7942

Lavonda is a San Francisco native who grew up in the Visitacion Valley Area. Lavonda participated in the JCYC programming when she was in high school and has served many different roles since returning to JCYC in late 2013. In her spare time Lavonda enjoys reading!

Lavonda currently oversees internships with the: Neighborhood Libraries and a few City Hall departments.

Employment Coordinator
Tasha Kramer-Melnick
(415) 202- 7972

Tasha was born in San Francisco but grew up across the country in rural Vermont. She studied cultural anthropology and studio art at The University of Vermont and was trained to teach English as a second language at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic. She has worked as an art instructor, college advisor, and English teacher in Vermont, Maine, California and just returned from a year abroad in Cyprus. Tasha loves working with teens and being a part of a strong and confident transition from youth to emerging adulthood.

Tasha currently oversees internships with the: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Department of Public Works, Department of Building Inspection, City Planning, Municipal Transportation Agency, Port of San Francisco, and SFO.

Associate Director of SF YouthWorks
Mandy Au
(415) 202- 7904

Mandy is a San Francisco native. She graduated from UC San Diego with a BS in Management Science and minored in Business. She has worked with youth since high school as a camp counselor and through work experiences from MYEEP as a participant. Mandy was also a CIT and PC in MYEEP and joined the Workforce team after college as the Payroll Coordinator. She is excited to be a part of SF YouthWorks! Her hobbies include traveling, trying out the new food trends, and watching dramas.

Office Coordinator
Phily Truong
(415) 202- 7903

Phily is a Sacramento native and earned her BA in Psychology from UC Davis. She has worked in education interning as an elementary school aid to students with cognitive disabilities and tutoring K-12 students. She was also an Office Assistant for the California Department of Toxic Substances Control. Phily looks forward to supporting the Workforce programs and improving program logistic efficiency, learning new skills, and being a resource to youth.