Board of Directors

Board of Directors
Group photo of the Baord of Directors.

Melvin Beetle President

Melvin "Mel" Beetle is the current (2017-18) PA Governing Body president. He was born in Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey. He received a B.A. in Social Studies from Trenton State Teachers College. He taught five different grades as well as college. Mel served 10 years with the Peace Corps in the Philippines: three as a volunteer, two as a Regional Director, and five as a Training Officer and Acting County Director when necessary. He speaks Tagalog and Ilokano. Mel was also the Program Evaluation Director for ACTION (a federal domestic volunteer agency) as well as Acting Inspector General on occasion. He has volunteered for the Episcopal Community Services (ECS) Canon Kip Senior Center, Senior Action Network (SAN) and is a former vice president of the Senior Homeless Task Force. Mel notes that "I am disabled and very interested in advocating for myself and others with similar limitations. I've spoken many times at Board of Supervisors meetings advocating for beneficial programs and policies for the elderly and disabled. I serve Pilipino groups and organizations in San Francisco."

Sascha Bittner Vice President

Alex Madrid Treasurer

Daisy McArthur Secretary

Members at Large

  • Rita Semel
  • Patricia "Tricia" Webb
  • Robin Wilson-Beattie

Governing Body Meeting Agenda & Minutes

Look through our publications for San Francisco IHSS Public Authority governing body meeting minutes and agendas.

Governing Body Meeting Agenda / Minutes

SF IHSS Public Authority Staff

Staff Members
Group photo of the SF IHSS Public Authority staff.

Eileen Norman MPA Executive Director

Eileen Norman joined San Francisco IHSS Public Authority in July 2016 as Deputy Director and became Executive Director in May 2021. Prior to joining the team, Eileen worked at multiple nonprofit organizations throughout San Francisco focused on supportive housing, public health, and economic disparity. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Sociology, Eileen first started her career path volunteering for an HIV/AIDS education organization in rural Tanzania. At the end of her volunteer work, she wanted to bring that desire to improve public health and community support back home to San Francisco, where she is a 3rd generation Bay Area native. She went on to get her Masters in Public Administration from San Francisco State University. Outside of work, Eileen is often out hiking the many trails and parks throughout San Francisco.

Eren Gutierrez Deputy Director

Eren Gutierrez joined the Public Authority in June 2014 and began her position as Deputy Director in July 2021. Eren is responsible for the operational quality and efficiency of the programs offered at the Public Authority. Previously, she was the Registry & On-Call Program Manager and played a central role in developing and implementing large-scale projects and systems. She is inspired by community activism and a strong desire to help improve the quality of life of our community. Eren brought over a decade of leadership and operations management experience. She studied Business and Non-Profit Management at SFSU and has an AA degree in Social & Behavioral Sciences. In her spare time, Eren enjoys exploring the bay area with her family.

Loc Chau Director of Finance & Operations

Loc Chau is the Director of Finance and Operations at SF IHSS Public Authority. Loc is the organization's financial leader and focuses his time on financial strategy, planning, and operations. He has over 15 years of experience in government and non-profit accounting. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Jose State University.

Perry Vermilyea Mentorship Program Manager

Perry has been with the Public Authority since April 2016 as the Mentorship Program Manager. He has 30+ years in the non-profit arena working primarily with youth, people with disabilities and older adults. He holds a BA from the University of Santa Cruz in Women’s Studies. His non-working hours are spent raising a family, playing softball, reading fiction, writing, and rooting on the Giants.


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