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SFRA Commissioners

Commissioner Darshan Singh

Darshan Singh, President
Appointed: 10/10/1995
Re-Appointed:  10/08/2003 and 03/27/2008
Current Term Expires:  09/03/2011

Mr. Singh is a Partner and Director in an import business. President of the San Francisco Council of District Merchants Associations, Member of the Department of Corrections Prison Industry Board for the State of California, Director of the Outer Sunset Merchants and Professionals Association, Member Board of Director of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, Advisor to the Federation of Indian Associations of Northern California. He has served as a Parking Authority Commissioner, First Chairman of the Parking and Traffic Commission, Chairman of the Advisory Commission on Asia of the Economic Development Commission for the State of California, President of Irving Street Merchants Association. Mr. Singh has a Masters of Science Degree from San Francisco State University, Bachelors of Business Administration from Golden Gate University, and a Bachelors of Science Degree from the Delhi School of Economics.



Rosario Anaya, Vice-President
Appointed:  11/9/2010
Current Term Expires:  09/03/2011

Rosario Anaya is the Executive Director of Mission Language and Vocational School, Inc. (MLVS). Originally from Cochabamba, Bolivia, she received a B.A. in Public Administration, a Master’s in Counseling and Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and also a graduate of the Management Development for Entrepreneurs program from UCLA Anderson School of Business. Since 1973, Rosario has been responsible for the direction and administration of MLVS, overseeing its policies and procedures, monitoring program development, operations, fundraising and public relations. In 2001, Ms. Anaya was voted on to the Board of Directors for The Greenlining Institute, and also currently sits on the boards of New America Media and Paradigm Productions. In addition, Rosario serves on the St. Luke’s Hospital Community Advisory Council, the Latino Jewish Relations Committee, San Francisco Complete Count Committee for the Census 2010, and the San Francisco Latino Coalition.

Rosario was appointed to the San Francisco Board of Education by late Mayor George Moscone, and in citywide elections, she was elected to a 4-year term in 1978, 1982 and 1986, each time with the highest number of votes. She also served twice as School Board President and was the first Latin American woman elected to public office in the City’s history. Ms. Anaya has served on several boards and committees throughout her career, and is the recipient of many awards, notably the Order of Francisco de Miranda Medallion from the President of the Republic of Venezuela. Some of the other distinguished awards that she has received are from the Volunteers of America Bay Area, Inc., the Greenlining Institute, the San Francisco Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Californians for Solar and Clean Energy, and Hispanic Women Making History, and the Latino Heritage Month Education award. Most recently, Mayor Gavin Newsom appointed her to the San Francisco Redevelopment Commission.


Miguel Bustos

Miguel Bustos, Commissioner
Appointed: 12/10/2009
Current Term Expires:  09/03/2013

Miguel was born and raised in the Mission District of San Francisco.  He attended St. Peter's Elementary School on 24th and Florida Streets and Archbishop Riordan High School. 
Most of Miguel’s career has been as an appointed official to local and national elected officials: first as Policy Advisor for President Clinton and Vice President Gore at the White House; Deputy District Director for Congresswoman Barbara Lee; Director of Boards and Commissions for San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom; and most recently Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for Mayor Ronald V. Dellums.
Miguel was recently appointed as Senior Program Manager for the Americas for the Levi Strauss Foundation.  He holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science for Holy Names University and a Masters in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from the School of International Service at the America University in Washington, DC.
Miguel loves his city and still lives in his childhood home in the Mission.

Commissioner Francee Covington

Francee Covington, Commissioner
Appointed:  04/26/2005
Re-appointed: 09/04/2008
Current Term Expires:  09/03/2012

Ms. Covington is a television producer, director and writer with more than thirty years of broad-based experience in major market television stations around the country.  She has produced top-rated programs at WBZ-TV Boston, WCBS-TV New York, and KPIX-TV San Francisco, and been project manager on more than 400 shows and segments for broadcast and corporate television.  She founded her own company, Francee Covington Productions, in 1987. 

Her professional recognition includes five Emmy nominations, a Cable Car Board of Directors Special Award, the National Commission on Working Women News Feature Award, and the Associated Press Best Feature Award.  Ms. Covington is active in the San Francisco community, having served on the board of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, the Mayor’s Film Advisory Council, the Fleet Week Executive Committee and as a Big Sister with Big Brothers/Big Sisters.  She is former Vice Chairman of the Fort Mason Foundation, President of the Korean Immersion Program Parent Teacher Organization (KIPPTO), and Executive Committee member of the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Parks Group.  She currently serves as Chair of the Program Committee and the Shulte Grants for the Arts and Crafts for the Fort Mason Foundation.


Commissioner Leroy King

Leroy King, Commissioner
Appointed: 08/19/1980
Re-Appointed:  11/09/2010
Current Term Expires:  09/03/2014

Mr. King is the past Northern Regional Director of the International Longshoremen"s and Warehousemen"s Union (ILWU) and was a union official for over 30 years. Mr. King is a long-time civic and public affairs leader in San Francisco. His memberships include the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Western Addition Co-op Council, the San Francisco Labor Assembly for Community Action and the Black Trades Union, State Democratic Party for the last 30 years. He is also one of the founders and past presidents of St. Francis Square, a cooperative housing development in the Western Addition.


Commissioner Rick Swig

Rick Swig, Commissioner
Appointed: 10/24/2007
Re-Appointed: 11/25/2008
Current Term Expires:  09/03/2012

Rick Swig, ISHC
RSBA & Associates

Rick Swig operates RSBA & Associates, which was founded in 1986.  Since that time, Mr. Swig has provided advisory services to both major hotel management and operating companies, as well as owners of individual hotels and portfolios.  Along with his asset management and consultancy work associated with RSBA & Associates, he has also been an investor in hotels since 1989.  His past background also includes a career with Fairmont Hotels, where he rose to be the Vice-President and Managing Director of the Fairmont Hotel Management Company.

RSBA & Associates is a consultancy firm for the hospitality industry.  Primary activities include asset management, hotel operations reviews, asset strategy development, and acquisition due diligence.  Clients include individual and institutional asset owners, as well as hotel operating and management companies.  Engagements have included work on hotels with both urban and resort locations with business and/or leisure services.

Rick Swig is past President of the Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA) and a member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) both of which he is past Chairman.  He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Napa Valley Destination Council.  He was the 2005-2006 Chairman of the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors, and in 2008 was Chairperson of the Tourism Improvement District committee, which created new legislation for tourism and convention center funding in San Francisco.  Currently, he is a Commissioner and President of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Commission.  He is a graduate of Stanford University.



Agnes Briones Ubalde, Commissioner
Appointed:  12/08/2010
Current Term Expires:  09/03/2014

Wells Fargo Bank
Vice President, Community Development, Greater Bay Area
Social Responsibility Group

As the Vice President, Community Development Officer for Wells Fargo Greater Bay Area, Agnes is responsible for establishing annual Community Reinvestment Act plans and strategic reputation & risk management plans for the Contra Costa County market.  She also supports the 44 retail banking stores in partnership with local Regional President ensuring that the bank’s employees build relationships with customers/stakeholders to create and promote impactful programs/services in underserved neighborhoods and communities in the geography.  Prior to the merger with Wells Fargo Ubalde was the Community Relations Manager for Wachovia Bank’s Northern California market overseeing over $4 million in charitable giving to non-profits focused on community, economic development, health, education and the arts.  

Ubalde has also served in two mayoral administrations with the City and County of San Francisco.   She was the Executive Director of the Office of Small Business in the San Francisco’s Mayor’s Office of Economic & Workforce Development where she was appointed by Mayor Gavin Newsom to address policy matters and key constituent relations with local small business leaders.  She also managed public safety and community development initiatives in the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, under Mayor Willie Brown prior to her appointment to the Small Business Office.  Ubalde is a member of the Filipina Women’s Network, Vice Chair of the Oakland Workforce Investment Board and Board Member with the Contra Costa Economic Partnership.

Earlier in her career, Ubalde worked with the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Alameda County Child Care Planning Council and the South of Market Problem Solving Council where she held numerous positions providing public policy consulting, community organizing and executing projects in the health and human service and community development areas.  Ubalde has a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Community Health Education from San Francisco State University and a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from the H. John Heinz III, School of Public Policy Management at Carnegie Mellon University.  She and her small business owner husband and children are residents of San Francisco, and grew up in Richmond, CA.  In her spare time Ubalde spends her time volunteering with many local non-profit organizations promoting community and economic development.

Last updated: 12/20/2013 4:10:49 PM