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BASF and JDC Executive Staff


Yolanda Jackson, Deputy Executive Director/Diversity Director

Yolanda Jackson

Executive Director and General Counsel, The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF)

Executive Director, Justice & Diversity Center (JDC)

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Yolanda M. Jackson is the Executive Director and General Counsel of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) and the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC).  As the Executive Director she leads two organizations that focus on excellence in the legal profession, promoting humanity and cultivating diversity and equality in the legal profession (BASF); in addition they advance fairness and equality by providing pro bono legal services to low-income people and also educational programming to foster diversity in the legal profession (JDC).

She has years of experience as a litigator, mediator, arbitrator, trainer and facilitator, and has helped businesses address diversity and organizational development needs, community outreach and conflict resolution methods.

Jackson was an Adjunct Professor at UC Hastings College of the Law, where she taught negotiations and settlement courses and classes on Bias/Diversity in Negotiations. She has presented over 100 “elimination of bias” training sessions for law firms, bar associations, corporations/entities and various law schools.  She was also an Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University Law School where she taught Insurance Law and Practical Legal Writing. She has served on the boards of numerous professional and community organizations throughout the country and has won several awards including the District 17 Woman of the Year Award, the California Association of Black Lawyers President’s Award, the Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California “Gil Lopez Award”, the League of Women Voters of San Francisco’s “Women Who Could Be President” award, the National Diversity Council’s “California’s Most Powerful and Influential Women” and the National Bar Association Presidential Award. 

Much of her volunteer time is spent on helping to enhance communities and under-served populations, mentoring and creating networking opportunities for others.

Jack HannanJack Hannan

Deputy Executive Director, The Bar Association of San Francisco

Jack Hannan is BASF’s Deputy Executive Director. His job functions include developing strategies, marketing plans, member/volunteer recruitment/ retention and internal operations. As Deputy Executive Director he will oversee the membership, member services, and CLE departments.

Hannan joined BASF from the Worker’s Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau, where he served as the Marketing and Communications Director since 1998. He is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators and the Customer Experience Professionals Association.

He graduated with a BA in Marketing from the University of Richmond and received his MBA in Marketing from George Washington University.



Gloria ChunGloria Chun

Director/Managing Attorney, Pro Bono Legal Services Programs, Justice & Diversity Center (JDC)

Gloria Chun oversees eight JDC projects that provide access to justice for over 6,500 people a year, as well as legal services to nonprofits that serve low-income communities. She joined JDC in 2013 as Pro Bono Manager recruiting volunteers, and Supervising Attorney of transactional/business services to nonprofits. She has presented at a nationwide conference about JDC’s innovative ways of engaging professionals to change lives. 

Since law school, Chun has advocated for fairness for all, including refugees fleeing gender persecution, consumers and low-wage workers. Before JDC, she was a civil litigator and appellate lawyer for 10 years, including a pro bono case where she successfully fought for the release of a domestic violence survivor who was incarcerated on a life sentence. 

A lifelong Californian, Chun has a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis and earned her juris doctorate at University of California, Hastings College of the Law.


Teresa Lynn FriendTeresa Friend

Director/Managing Attorney, Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP). Justice & Diversity Center

Teresa has managed the Homeless Advocacy Project, the Justice & Diversity Center's largest individual project, since 1993. During that time, Teresa has overseen staff, interns and hundreds of volunteer legal and social service professionals in the provision of legal and advocacy services on behalf of individuals and families who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness. Teresa received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Chicago and her J.D from UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). After clerking for Chief Justice Rose Bird of the California Supreme Court, she entered private practice, where she specialized in civil litigation, especially representing and defending low-income tenants. She also has also acted as a judicial arbitrator for the Alameda and Contra Costa County Superior Courts. Teresa was active for many years in the ACLU, as well as the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom, serving on the boards of directors for both organizations.



Raquel Cabading
Director, Continuing Legal Education


Shuwaski Young
Director, Donor and Community Engagement


Sandy Rodriguez
Chief Financial Officer


Carole Conn
LRIS, Director of Public Service Programs


Leonard P. Lun
Director of Membership


Julie Rosenthal, MSW, LCSW
JDC, Director of Social Services


Marilyn King
Assistant ADR Director


Shannon Cherry
Director, Communications and Public Relations


Julie Traun
LRIS, Director of Court Programs