José Cisneros is the elected Treasurer of the City and County of San Francisco. As Treasurer, José serves as the City’s banker and chief investment officer, and manages tax and revenue collection for San Francisco. He’s a passionate believer that all San Franciscans are responsible for the City’s financial health, but that residents need to be financially empowered to make a difference. He led the effort to create the Office of Financial Empowerment.
Director of the Office of Financial Empowerment
Leigh oversees the design and implementation of all OFE programs and services, including the Working Families Credit, Kindergarten to College, and Bank on San Francisco. She is also currently advising the Bank on USA initiative for the US Department of the Treasury. She has worked for Treasurer José Cisneros in the Office of the Treasurer since December 2004. She attended the University of Manchester in the UK, where she earned a B.A. in English Literature and Social Sciences, as well as a Masters of Economic and Social Sciences in Women’s Studies.
Financial Education and Access Program Manager
Marco Chavarín manages the OFE’s Bank on San Francisco and Payday Plus SF programs, serves as chair of the San Francisco Smart Money Network and sits on the Board of Directors of Homeownership SF. Before joining the Office of the Treasurer in November 2008, Marco served as Financial Services Manager for Earned Assets Resource Network (EARN ), one of the nation’s largest matched savings account programs, overseeing delivery of financial education and matched savings accounts to lower-income individuals and families. He received his Bachelor of Science in Community and Regional Development at the University of California, Davis.
CurrenC SF Program Manager
Jacob joined the Office of Financial Empowerment in 2011 to manage CurrenC SF, an initiative to work with employers to financially empower workers through electronic payroll. Prior to joining the OFE, Jacob worked with the National Urban League in New York, managing foreclosure prevention, financial education, and asset building programs. Jacob holds an undergraduate degree in Politics from Princeton University, and an MPP from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.
Program Coordinator of the Office of Financial Empowerment
Kristina supports all OFE programs, including Kindergarten to College, Bank on San Francisco, the San Francisco Smart Money Network and CurrenC SF. Prior to joining the OFE in early 2012, Kristina provided short term coordination for the Bank on Oakland initiative and served as an AmeriCorps Volunteer in Service to America at United Way of the Bay Area. She is thrilled to be part of the OFE team and to serve her San Francisco community. Kristina received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Tax Collector Attorney
In addition to service as the City’s Tax Collector Attorney, David has served as policy and programs manager for the Office of the Treasurer. In that role, he’s helped implement Bank On San Francisco, the Working Families Credit, and Kindergarten to College. David has worked for the Treasurer’s Office for 6 years. Prior to that, he worked for the Orrick law firm and the New York City Mayor’s Office. David holds a B.A. in Political Science from Swarthmore College, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Policy and Legislative Manager
Greg serves as the Office of Financial Empowerment’s departmental liaison to the Board of Supervisors and city agencies; as public information and media officer; and as departmental contract compliance administrator. Before joining the OFE, Greg was a municipal finance consultant, helping school districts secure public financing for capital projects. He holds a Masters in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.
Chief Assistant Treasurer
Pauline serves as Deputy to Treasurer José Cisneros and manages investment, banking, cashiering, remittance, customer service, and administration for the Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector. She joined the Office in January 2005 after nine years as Finance Director and Treasurer for the City of Emeryville. In addition to her work with this office, she serves on the board of directors of the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers. Pauline earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from Yale School of Management.