About YBCA

Opened to the public in 1993, YBCA was founded as the cultural anchor of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens neighborhood. Our work spans the realms of contemporary art, performance, film, civic engagement, and public life. Centering artists as essential to social and cultural movement, YBCA is reimagining the role an arts institution can play in the community it serves.


To be a catalyst of creative exploration, expression and innovation that empowers artists, inspires community and drives lasting social change.


To be a gathering space for creative expression that fosters meaningful connection for all.

Board of Directors

Robin Abad Ocubillo
Public policy, strategy, and civic innovation leader,
San Francisco, CA
Board Co-Chair

Malia Simonds
Corporate philanthropy for the Americas at Bloomberg Philanthropies
San Francisco, CA
Board Co-Chair

Seve Ghose
Executive Director at Yerba Buena Gardens Conservancy,
San Francisco, CA
Ex Officio

David Chai
Strategic Advisor,
Oakland, CA
Board Member

Katie Colendich
Corporate Counsel and Governance Services Leader,
San Francisco, CA
Board Member

Amy Eliot
Design Principal at Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture,
San Francisco, CA
Board Member

Maria Kim
Los Angeles, CA
Board Member

Crystal Mickles
Corporate Compliance and Financial Services Leader,
San Francisco, CA
Board Member

Nazli Parvizi
Government and Nonprofit Consultant, Anthropologist and Chef,
New York, NY
Board Member

Alan Seiffert
Head of Global Business Development at TED,
New York NY
Board member

Corinne Sklar
Vice President, Marketing & Communications, IBM Consulting, IBM
Mill Valley, CA
Board Member

Helen Sause
Former Deputy Executive Director,
San Francisco Redevelopment Agency,
Alameda, CA
Emeritus in Memoriam

Annual Report

Our mission is made possible by our stakeholders, those invested in ensuring that we can continue our work.

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