Board of Directors

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Frank Noto


Frank lives in the Golden Gate Heights neighborhood. He has been a homeowner for 30 years and works as a community organizer and researcher. Active in his neighborhood association, he heard too many stories from neighbors who suffered from automobile smash-and-grabs and home burglaries. Working with crime victims and neighborhood leaders, he helped found Stop Crime SF in 2016 to do something about it. Frank's first success was helping Westside neighbors in District 7 win a grant from City Hall to fund crime prevention tools such as security cameras and tracking devices. His next success was working with Supervisor Norman Yee on legislation to reduce rental car break-ins and the accessory crime they attract to neighborhoods. Frank is also heading an initiative to promote more accessible and transparent crime statistics in San Francisco — because he believes there’s some truth to the saying, “if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” Frank is always thinking about what’s next for Stop Crime SF.

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Joel Engardio

VICE President

Joel lives in the Lakeshore neighborhood near Stonestown Mall. Joel writes an award-winning local news column. He also works for a firm that helps tech start-ups market their ideas and products. Joel has been a San Francisco resident for 20 years after growing up in the Midwest. The rise in property crime hit home for Joel when his car window was smashed — twice. Since then, he has met others who had their cars and homes broken into. He regularly sees the tell-tale shards of glass on sidewalks and curbs. Joel joined Stop Crime SF after writing about it in his Examiner column. He was impressed with the grassroots approach and the focus of regular citizens holding every part of law enforcement accountable — the police, the prosecutors, the judges and the politicians. Joel helped Stop Crime SF craft its mission statement and gives presentations to community groups about Stop Crime SF’s programs.


Nancy Tung

Director At-Large

Nancy has lived in many neighborhoods in San Francisco since 2001 and currently resides in SOMA. She is passionate about protecting victims of crime and ensuring public safety while recognizing the need to ensure fundamental fairness and balance the rights of the accused in the criminal justice system. Nancy was a San Francisco prosecutor for nearly 11 years, working on cases involving violent crime, domestic violence, stalking, public corruption and consumer protection. Prior to that, Nancy was a Deputy Attorney General in San Francisco arguing criminal cases in state and federal courts. Currently, Nancy is an Alameda County prosecutor. As a Director At-Large for Stop Crime SF, Nancy brings a detailed understanding of criminal law and the interaction between law enforcement, prosecutors, defense attorneys and the courts. She has seen first hand how crime impacts victims and hopes to help this group represent the interests of victims and the broader community.

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Alan Wong

Director At-Large

Alan Wong was born and raised in the Sunset. He currently lives in the Sunset Parkside neighborhood. He is a public servant, union organizer and National Guard military police officer. Like many other neighborhood residents, Alan woke up one morning to find that he was the victim of a car break-in. He discovered that his car windows were smashed despite very little of value in the car. "I felt violated,” Alan said. “I heard about Stop Crime SF and decided to join the group and do something about San Francisco’s property crime epidemic.”


Brigitte Churnin

Neighborhood OuTreach Director

Brigitte lives in the Balboa Terrace neighborhood. She raised her children in San Francisco. Brigitte joined Stop Crime SF because she felt City Hall wasn’t effectively dealing with the crime issue or listening to residents. “Groups like Stop Crime SF are crucial for allowing citizen's voices to be heard,” Brigitte said. “We need to hold our public officials accountable to the health, safety and legal standards governing our quality of life in San Francisco. Stop Crime SF gives us an opportunity to make our presence felt, and forms a bridge to building greater accountability.”


Jane West


Jane lives in the Golden Gate Heights neighborhood. She worked with her community to beautify the area by turning a public stairway into a mosaic of artistic tiles and creating gardens on the surrounding hillsides. But what was once a safe neighborhood saw a sudden and severe surge in crime. Jane and her neighbors wondered if flaws in the judicial system were to blame. So she became a founding member of Stop Crime SF. “I volunteer with Stop Crime SF because nothing will improve if you don’t become involved,” Jane says. She lets the District Attorney’s office know which court cases Stop Crime SF wants to follow and then confirms the dates for the group's volunteer court watchers. She also gets crime updates from local police stations. Jane looks forward to meeting and working with new volunteers. An excellent baker, she's always ready to greet newcomers with a smile and an apple tart!