PROSAC Member Bios
|Wendy Aragon | Chair|
District 1, Seat 13
Wendy Aragon is a Bay Area native and longtime San Francisco resident who is passionate about civic engagement and fighting for more equitable infrastructure. As a member of PROSAC, she consistently advocates for policies that center the voices and interests of low-income residents, immigrants, and BIPOC impacted by systemic and historic inequities in our system. Wendy works at a regional policy organization where she trains BIPOC and low-income people to serve on commissions and advisory committees using race and class analyses to ensure that decisions benefit their communities. She is a founding member of Richmond District Rising, a coalition of neighborhood activists who are building political power among tenants, working families, immigrants, and BIPOC living in the Richmond District.
District 1, Seat 14
Richard Rothman is a native San Franciscan and has been a resident of District 1 for many years. He retired after working 26 years for the City and County of San Francisco, and is interested in saving New Deal era murals in San Francisco. For the past 10 years, he has been an advocate for reopening the Mother's Building at the San Francisco Zoo. He also gives tours of the murals at Coit Tower and the San Francisco Maritime Museum.
District 2, Seat 5
Nicholas Belloni is a native San Franciscan and has lived in the city's Richmond District for 50 years. An alum of Star of the Sea and Sacred Heart schools, he grew up playing sports and doing community service in San Francisco parks. He volunteers for the Firefighters Toy Program and is a founding member of the Warriors on the Waterfront, a group that worked on attracting the Chase Center and the Warriors to San Francisco. He has worked with the organizers of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and Outside Lands for 17 years to ensure these popular festivals coexist with neighbors in the Richmond District. For the past 17 years, he has also served as a board member, vice president and president of the Planning Association for the Richmond. He looks for ways to help San Francisco and follows the lead of people in his family who have always helped the City.
District 5, Seat 20
Hillary Brown was born in San Francisco in 1975 and is an alum of Balboa High School, Treasure Island Job Corps and City College. She also attended San Francisco State University earning her bachelor's degree in criminal justice, and then held internships in Washington D.C. with the United States Department of Justice as well as a nonprofit in the D.C. area. Hillary has been a volunteer with the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation since 2016. She was appointed to PROSAC in 2023.
District 8, Seat 8
Sophie Constantinou is a creative placemaking artist, documentary storyteller, and co-founder of Citizen Film, a nationally acclaimed nonprofit organization devoted to inspiring active engagement in civic life. In addition to sparking national reflection, Citizen Film collaborates with local communities to illuminate challenges and opportunities, disrupt conventional thinking and create new landscapes that improve sustainability and environmental health. Citizen Film has been working with the Western Addition community and Rec and Park to build equity into the planning and redesign of the Buchanan Street Mall. Sophie also is the Public Works Street Park Steward of the Bernal Cut, a mile-long corridor being transformed with dense native habitat, murals and interpretive signage.
District 11, Seat 22
Steven Depont-Kalani has lived in District 11 since 1993. In 1998, he co-founded the Outer Mission Merchants and Residents Association and remained its president until 2015. In his time as president, he also Chaired the Crocker Amazon Park Advisory Group, which was instrumental in getting a new children's playground, baseball and soccer fields, dog play area, resurfaced tennis courts, refurnished bocce ball courts and a clubhouse. They also helped keep SF Fire Station #43 open without brown outs in the budget crisis of the mid-2000's. Steven was appointed to PROSAC in 2018 and is a member of the McLaren Collaborative and the Excelsior Collaborative as well as a board member of Life Frames, Inc., "A Living Library."
At Large, Seat 23
Ancel Martinez is a fifth-generation Californian and often bicycles through the Presidio to visit the resting place of his great-great-grandfather at the National Cemetery. Ancel raised two children in the Mission District where he proudly works and lives with his family. Ancel has spent two decades working to empower and uplift our city’s youth, education, and civic organizations. Ancel is a corporate communications advisor specializing in technology, finance, public policy, and litigation. He previously worked for NPR and KQED. He has a Liberal Arts BA from Concordia University in Montreal and completed studies at the Graduate School of Journalism, Cal Berkeley.
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