Jose Ramirez, Executive Director of St. Anthony's

Jose Ramirez

Executive Director

Jose Ramirez serves as St. Anthony’s Executive Director. He brings to the role more than a decade of experience in serving those who are experiencing homelessness, most recently as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer at St. Francis Center (SFC) in downtown Los Angeles. Jose guided the strategic vision for the Center with a focus on developing programs and community engagement strategies deeply rooted in Franciscan values, expanding visibility for his community in Los Angeles, building strategic partnerships, and increasing and diversifying revenue streams for SFC.

As Executive Director, Jose oversees the administration, programs, fundraising, communications and strategic plan of St. Anthony’s. Email  

Tere Brown

Deputy Executive Director

Tere Brown is the Deputy Executive Director at St. Anthony’s. She brings with her decades of commitment to the community, spending eighteen and a half years as the Chief Program Officer of Catholic Charities SF. She is passionate about providing leadership in an organization committed to improving the lives of others through positive social impact. She holds a Master’s degree in Non-Profit Management from the University of San Francisco. Email  

Tere Brown, Deputy Executive Director of St. Anthony's

Brittany Hodge, Director of Programs at St. Anthony's

Brittany Hodge

Director of Programs

Brittany Hodge began her career at St. Anthony’s providing direct service as a social worker in 2009. She learned first-hand what is required to meet St. Anthony’s guests’ immediate needs and start their path towards stability. Before moving to the Bay Area, Brittany provided direct services in a mental health residential treatment program, a shelter for survivors of relational abuse, and conducted homeless outreach.

After several years of providing direct service at St. Anthony’s, she pivoted her skill-set to become the Learning and Evaluation Manager, leading the development and utilization of the Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) database to track client demographics, programmatic outputs, outcomes, and impact.  During that time she also pursued her Master’s in Public Administration from San Francisco State, specializing in program management, program evaluation, and organizational learning.

As the Director of Programs, Brittany is responsible for overseeing the operations and programming in the following areas: St. Anthony’s Dining Room, Social Work Center, Tenderloin Tech Lab, Free Clothing Program, Client Safety Services, and Learning and Evaluation. Email

Bryan Young

Director of Human Resources

Bryan Young has served as our Director of Human Resources since 2017. He found St. Anthony’s by volunteering through the Taproot Foundation, helping nonprofits in San Francisco with human resources needs. Prior to coming to St. Anthony’s, Bryan worked as a consultant to the Franciscans’ San Damiano Retreat center in Danville for four years, assisting the Executive Director, and was a Director of Human Resources for ten years at U.S. Pipe (responsible for 10 locations nationally).

Bryan graduated with honors from the University of Louisville. While in Louisville, Bryan volunteered for eleven years with the Crusade for Children, a cause dedicated to making life better for children with special needs. For his dedication to the Crusade for Children, Bryan was nominated and received the honor of Kentucky Colonel from the Governor of Kentucky.

He is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Bay Area Human Resource Executives Council (BAHREC). Email

Bryan Young, Director of Human Resources at St. Anthony's

Jeff Manas, Director of IT at St. Anthony's

Jeff Manas

Director of IT

Jeff Manas has served as Director of IT at St. Anthony’s since 2019 (joining St. Anthony’s as IT Manager in 2016). Jeff spent the first 10 years of his career at nonprofit organizations, working with at-risk youth in New York City and then in the San Francisco Bay Area.

While the work was rewarding, Jeff always had an interest in technology. After several years in private-sector IT roles, Jeff brought his experience to St. Anthony’s.

Jeff holds a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Master’s in Public Administration, with an emphasis on Public Policy, from the California State University, East Bay. Email