President
Scott James | send email

Secretary
Pauline Scholten

Treasurer
Alex Harken

Board Members

Hubert Ban
Chase Chambers
Brian Gougherty
Peter Laska
Alan Lau
Jim Laufenberg
Pat Sahagun
Shawn Vergara

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Chase Chambers is a long time resident of the CBD district at Laguna and Market. He is also a local merchant with The Apothecarium at 2029 Market Street and has been an active member of Castro Merchants for the past six plus years.

Brian Gougherty works for a non-profit, lives on Collingwood Street, helps with the gardens at Harvey Milk Plaza, and bikes the entire length of the CBD every day.

Alex Harken has been a resident of the district for over six years and is a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He is also on the Board of the LGBT Center of SF and the Audit Committee Chairman of the Horizons Foundation.

Scott James is a local homeowner, co-founder of the Castro Writers’ Cooperative, and a longtime writer about the neighborhood and San Francisco.

Alan Lau is a property owner in the district whose family has lived and worked in the Castro for more than 55 years. He has a background in technology, volunteering for non-profits and property management, and his goal is to improve the experience of living, visiting and working in the district.

Jim Laufenberg has been a property owner and resident in the area since 1990 and works within the district at Coldwell Banker.

Pat Sahagun is a native San Franciscan who is also a Castro small business owner of 35 plus years.

Pauline Scholten is a property owner in the Castro/Upper Market whose family has lived in the neighborhood since the 1920s.

Shawn Vergara has worked in the Castro nightlife scene for the past 28 years.  In 2005, he transitioned to ownership and since then has opened a second business and became a property owner in the neighborhood.

Board Member Application

The board member application can be printed out and faxed, mailed or emailed to (PDF Application) to: Andrea Aiello, Executive Director, Castro CBD FAX: (415) 522-0395, mailed to: Andrea Aiello, Castro CBD, 584 Castro Street #336, S.F. CA 94114 or emailed to: exedirector@castrocbd.org.

Click HERE to submit application online.