Our Team


Executive Director

Michelle Pierce, MBA, is a native San Franciscan, biochemist, and fierce advocate for environmental justice issues plaguing Bayview-Hunters Point.


Food Sovereignty Director

Spouse, Father, Mentor, Ecologist, Outdoorsman, Culture Bearer, and Environmental Justice Activist, Anthony Khalil earned his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice from San Francisco State University. A son of first-generation immigrants, born and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco, he has extensive experience working with and mentoring youth and communities of color to foster deeper connections with and commitment to our collective natural heritage. For two decades, he conducted environmental education and habitat restoration programs at Literacy for Environmental Justice and other local organizations, supporting community and youth stewardship of natural areas in Southeast San Francisco.  Khalil currently serves as an inaugural Environmental Justice Advisor to the Bay Conservation and Development Commission. In 2019, he received the Local Hero Environmental Education Award from Bay Nature magazine. In 2020, through the Advocates, he launched Bayview Bounty Boxes, a free produce distribution program which is the first phase of the establishment of a Bayview Community Grocery Co-op which aims to connect BIPOC farmers directly with community organizations and residents to expand neighborhood food access and develop food sovereignty in Bayview Hunters Point.


Environmental Justice Director

Dalila Adofo grew up in East Palo Alto, California and started organizing at the age of 12 when she joined Youth United for Community Action. Dalila was active in the environmental justice campaign that closed Romic (a hazardous waste recycling plant), advocated for the proper cleanup of the land Romic resided on and aided in developing the community plan for future use of that site. She has worked with the California Fund for Youth Organizing (CFYO) and worked with communities and state legislators to pass the California Student and Youth Bill of Rights. She attended and graduated from San Francisco State University with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Geography (Environmental Studies). She spent 3 years as the lead coordinator of the Marie Harrison Bayview Air Monitoring Project where 8 particulate matter monitors were installed, and she ran annual youth academies where she educated youth on environmental and social justice. Currently, she is Resource Coordinator at Bayview Hunters Point Community Advocates working on various community led projects ranging from cooperative education to improving food security to improving transportation within Bayview Hunters Point. She loves meeting people and working with community as well as challenging the systems that are currently in place to serve people better especially people of color. Music and dancing are like therapy, and she loves lifting weights, playing soccer, watching anime, being a plant mama and spending time with family and friends.


Food Pharmacy Coordinator

Over many decades, Davido Crow worked from being a volunteer all the way up to Program Director in the nonprofit Outdoor Recreation field at Environmental Traveling Companions serving participants in Accessible Outdoor Recreation Programs. You may know him from the investment of his experience in the outdoors growing his leadership and community building skills, managing groups of volunteer leaders and staff working with diverse groups of all ability levels pursuing the success and growth that can be gained from taking on challenges in the outdoors. He can also be credited with contributions to San Francisco Recreation and Parks serving Youth and Families in The City and helped create the The Eco-Adventure Program. Davido holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology with a focus on Leadership and Diversity from UC Santa Cruz. He enjoyed growing up in San Francisco in the Bayview district and going to school throughout San Francisco in the SF Public School System. He carries 20 years of studying and practicing the Art of Peace known as Aikido both in the dojo and in his leadership style. He enjoys his love of comic books and Science Fiction and studying the World and our Abilities through imagination. Davido is very happy to continue his work in Bayview building the health of the community through a connection to the strength and health benefits of the earth.


Healthy Retail Coordinator

Johnta “Tay” Durden is a 3rd generation San Franciscan. His grandmother grew up on Potrero Hill, and he was raised in Bayview Hunters Point. He went to McAteer high school, and still has lots of family in the neighborhood. His deep connections to the community are part of why he joined Bayview Hunters Point Community Advocates in March 2022 to work as a Food Sovereignty Associate.Now, he’s a Food Sovereignty Coordinator; as part of his role, he delivers boxes of fresh, healthy food the Advocates have sourced from local farms and businesses. Seeing how we support family farms and more natural food is something he enjoys a lot about his job. He enjoys working in the community he grew up in and taking an active role in creating a healthier, more sustainable food system. He loves putting smiles on people’s faces and seeing how genuinely grateful they are for the food. In his spare time, he loves traveling outside with his family (especially to waterparks), meditating by the Bay, and cheering on the SF Giants, 49ers, and Warriors.


Communications & Data Coordinator

Born and raised “from Oakland to Sac-town, the Bay Area and back down,” Chris got an early education in taking care of both oneself and community from his single mom, older siblings, and extended family of artists, educators and entrepreneurs (shout-out to Oakland’s late great Dorsey’s Locker!) When he’s not leading up communications efforts at BVHPCA, Chris is usually trying to finish a sci-fi/fantasy book, chasing the sun, or making herbal CBD products for his brand Brown Sugar Botanicals. Chris holds a BA in Political Science from Yale University and an MBA from Mills College. He strongly believes in the self-determination, knowledge, and cooperative power of indigenous people around the world to shape a sustainable future for all.


Outreach Associate

LaTresha Tanner is a third generation San Franciscan. She grew up in Alice Griffith (now called Double Rock) and has been a hair stylist in the community for 30 years. Since she was a kid, she’s always been very active in the community and knows practically everybody in Bayview-Hunters Point. Her lifelong passion for helping people was sharpened by her work at Oaks Children Center as a bus driver and substitute teacher for children with mental disabilities. She got her start at Bayview Hunters Point Community Advocates after she was referred by another co-worker, and was interested in cleaning up the environment she and all her loved ones live in. That made her a perfect fit for the Toxic Index program, a community-led mapping project documenting hazardous sites within BVHP. As an Outreach Associate, her job means she’s on the ground every day, serving the community, especially our unhoused neighbors. She sees people who are hungry every day and seeing them happy after delivering them food is her favorite part of her work in the Street Advocates program. When she’s not working at the Advocates, she’s probably styling hair or spending time with her family.


Outreach Coordinator

Born and raised in the Potrero Hill district of San Francisco, Sean has mentored kids for over 30 years at the Potrero Hill Recreation Center and the Youth Guidance Center. Having been mentored by elders himself and having grown up among community activists, he believes in giving back to the community and uplifting youth and peers so they can do great things in the world. His education in the streets and his direct experiences with incarceration motivate him to speak about racism, justice and peaceful approaches to violence prevention. Before joining the Advocates, he worked in construction for more than 20 years as a member of Laborers Local 261. Currently, as an Outreach Coordinator, he leads the Street Advocates team, which works directly with unhoused folks to provide food and connect them with resources for housing and medical care. He is still very much involved in community mentorship with kids to keep them on the straight.