Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza

FHMP is comprised of two core committees, Steering Committee and Honorary Committee.

The Steering Committee functions as the Board of Directors who ultimately determine the priorities and responsibilities for the organization. The Steering Committee is a working board, who volunteer their time to serve in this capacity, meet monthly, serve on sub-committees and elect a leadership team amongst its members.

The Honorary Committee is committed to our mission and functions as advocates for the organization and its projects. 


Steering Committee

Andrea Aiello, Castro/Upper Market CBD, FHMP President
Brian Springfield, Vice President - Castro Merchants, FHMP Vice President
Robin Abad, SF Planning Department, FHMP Secretary
Daniel Bergerac, President - Castro Merchants, FHMP Steering Committee
John Dennis, Landscape Architect ASLA, LEED, FHMP Steering Committee
Gregg Cassin, Activist & Visionary, FHMP Steering Committee
Brian Gougherty, Castro/Upper Market CBD, FHMP Steering Committee
Marvin Miller, Oakland LGBTQ+ Community Center, FHMP Steering Committee
Reinhardt Muir, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, FHMP Steering Committee
Dawn Shalhoup, Entrepreneur & PR Executive, FHMP Steering Committee
Emanuel Yekutiel, Manny’s, FHMP Steering Committee

Honorary Committee

Dustin Lance Black, Screenwriter
Bevan Dufty, Board of Directors, BART
Rob Epstein, Director, Writer & Producer
Cleve Jones, Activist & Community Leader
Ken Jones, Community Activist (Subject, ABC TV Mini-Series, When We Rise)
Kate Kendell, Executive Director, NCLR
Anne Kronenberg, Executive Director, City and County of SF - Dept. of Emergency Mgmt.
Rafael Mandelman, Board of Trustees, City College of San Francisco
Holly Near
Danny Nicoletta
, Photographer & Artist
Donna Sachet
Dr. Timothy Seelig
, Artistic Director, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
Jeff Sheehy, SF Supervisor - District 8
Theresa Sparks, Former Executive Director, San Francisco Human Rights Commission
Gary Virginia, Past President, SF Pride (for informational purposes only)
Phil Walker, CEO, Phil Walker Law, Founder - MAX SF
Scott Wiener, CA State Senator


The Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza are working to appropriately celebrate Harvey Milk's legacy and his contribution to the LGBT civil rights movement in the plaza that bears his name in San Francisco. Partners are those who share our desire to see Harvey Milk honored at this location.