Anne Stuhldreher is the Director of Financial Justice in the Office of the Treasurer for the City and County of San Francisco. San Francisco is the first city in the nation to launch a Financial Justice Project to assess and reform how fines, fees, and financial penalties impact the cities’ most vulnerable residents.
Throughout her career, Ms. Stuhldreher has advanced innovations in local economic empowerment, civic engagement and public interest journalism. Ms. Stuhldreher has a distinguished track record of working with public officials to create public private partnerships that financially empower lower income residents. In San Francisco, she brought people together to initiate and launch initiatives like: Bank on San Francisco (that spurs banks to create starter accounts for the estimated one in five Americans who don’t have them); the Working Families Credit, and Kindergarten to College. As a Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver, she helped start the WE Connect Campaign and Bank on California. The “Bank on” strategy that Ms. Stuhldreher conceived is being replicated in dozens of cities. She also served as a Senior Program Manager for the California Endowment, a statewide health justice philanthropic foundation.
Ms Stuhldreher also authors op-eds and articles in outlets such as the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and the Sacramento Bee. She has advised a wide range of elected officials, financial institutions, and community organizations. Formerly, Ms. Stuhldreher worked at the Ford Foundation, and was the Associate Director of Opportunity Fund, a Community Development Financial Institution in Northern California. She is currently a fellow at New America CA. She lives in San Francisco.
Amanda Kahn Fried, Policy and Legislative Manager, Office of the Treasurer
Amanda Kahn Fried manages policy, legislative affairs and communications for the Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector. She previously worked as Deputy Director in the Mayor’s Office of HOPE for Mayor Ed Lee, and as a Senior Advisor to Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs in New York City. She earned a B.A. in Political Science and Urban Studies from Stanford University, and an M.P.A. from the New York University Wagner School of Public Service.
Tanea Lunsford is a San Francisco Fellow in the Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector where she works on the Financial Justice Project. She studied Anthropology and Human Rights at Columbia University. She earned her MA in Anthropology and Social Change at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her completed graduate thesis, an Activist Research Project, is titled, “The Circle That Breaks the Square: Reconsidering Restorative Justice in the Context of the Juvenile Legal System.” Tanea is a Restorative Justice Practitioner and advocate for Social Justice.