Meet Our Team

Bram Begonia, President/CEO

new President & CEO, Bram Begonia

As President & CEO, Bram Begonia recognizes God’s unique calling on his professional life – and how it led him here. “I believe this opportunity is part of God’s plan for my life and is aligned with my personal calling: seeing lives transformed, developing high-performing teams and serving those most in need.”

Stepping into this leadership role, as only the Mission’s fourth President & CEO since its beginning in 1965, Bram also realizes the privilege of this chance to serve those ready to find their way into a new life. “I’m inspired by the leaders that came before me, and will humbly continue down the path that they have paved with wisdom and grace.”

Prior to the Bay Area Rescue Mission, he served as the Center Director for The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Hawaii, Director of Business Administration at The Salvation Army Silicon Valley, and most recently, the Managing Director for Epacenter Arts in East Palo Alto.

He graduated with honors in 1999 with a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii – Shidler School of Business.


Paul Busk

VP, Finance & Operations

Stephanie Sewell

VP Development

Patrick Davis

Manager, Men's Center

Joann Martinez

Manager, Center for Women & Children
Chris Dikes Manager of Kitchen Culinary Arts Vc

Chris Dikes

Manager, Kitchen & Culinary Arts

Leo Freels

Asst. Manager, Food Pantry & Distribution

Marshelle Wilburn

Church Engagement Manager

Lyndsie Francis

Volunteer Coordinator
Sherwin Harris Director of Bridge of Hope Project Vc

Sherwin Harris

Director, Bridge of Hope Project

Dean Hollenbeck

Director, Major Gifts and Corporate Partnerships

Board of Directors


Mike Lubcyik, Chairman

Matt Henry, Vice-Chair

Dale Cross, Secretary

Karl Jones, Treasurer

Bram Begonia, President/CEO

Andy Santamaria

Jeff Wright