Meet the Commissioners
Joe Hallisy is a native San Franciscan. He grew up in the Ingleside District, where he spent much of his youth in the parks, playgrounds, pools, and gymnasiums of the City. He began coaching youth sports following his graduation from St. Ignatius, serving as Athletic Director at both St. Anne and St. Cecilia schools. He was inducted into the CYO Hall of Fame in 2018. He continues to be an advocate for youth fitness, following his 50 years of teaching P.E. at St. Thomas Apostle School.
Hallisy retired from the San Francisco Fire Department in 2011 after 30 years of service. He ran the SFFD FLAME Program for the last six years of his career, sponsoring athletic leagues, tournaments, and activities for SF youth. From 2005 to 2011, he served as the Chair of the San Francisco Youth Baseball Board, a joint partnership between the SFFD and SFRPD. He holds a BA in Broadcasting from San Francisco State University and has announced the SFSU graduation at Oracle Park since 2018. In addition, he has served as the public address announcer for USF Dons men’s and women’s basketball since 1985. He was honored by USF for his service to the University with the Cable Car Award in 2010 and was named Don of the Year in 2019. He is no stranger to Civic Center, as he has served as M.C. for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade since 2014.
He and his wife, Claudine live in the Inner Sunset. They have three children.
Annie is a proud daughter of San Francisco, born & raised in the Mission District where she proudly still works and lives with her own family.
Annie has spent the last 25 years working to empower and uplift our city’s youth and using art as a form of activism to create positive change. Annie holds a BA in Liberal Studies/Spanish and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from San Francisco State University. Annie has served as an Elementary and High School teacher in the SFUSD and in leadership roles in community based arts and youth development organizations. Most recently Annie spent 9 years as the Executive Director for Loco Bloco, a youth and family Arts+Activism organization which Annie first joined as a student when she was 16 years old. As the Director of Loco Bloco Annie facilitated a cultural exchange to Salvador, Brazil for 32 youth and artists, produced the creation and tour of "On The Hill" (a musical docu-theater project based on the life and death of Alex Nieto) and successfully negotiated and managed an organizational merger with the Jamestown Community Center. Additionally, under Annie's leadership Loco Bloco was honored with a 1st Place Award from Carnaval San Francisco, a Superbowl 50 Playmaker Award and was named to the 2019 YBCA 100 list.
Annie was selected as Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Collective Safety Fellow for their 18-19 cohort and her project City Kids was featured at the 2019 YBCA Public Square.
Annie works to increase gender equality in sports through Girls Baseball advocacy and currently serves as the Girls Baseball Commissioner for the San Francisco Youth Baseball League and the manager of the San Francisco Bay Sox Girls Baseball Program. Annie co-leads the recently launched "Hella Wellness Collective", teaches group fitness classes and can most often be found shuttling her three very active daughters around the city to their practices, games and performances.
Larry was born and raised in San Francisco. He went to St. Stephen’s grammar school and graduated from Sacred Heart High School and then attended San Mateo Junior College.
Larry then entered the Local Union 38 Plumbers Apprenticeship Program for the next 5 years until he became a journeyman plumber. After working as a journeyman plumber, he then went to work as the Assistant Apprentice Coordinator to the Local 38 Training Program.
He went on to other various jobs with the Union such as Organizer, Business Agent, Assistant Business Manager, until he was elected Business Manager & Financial Secretary-Treasurer in July 2013.
In 2015, Larry was elected President of the San Francisco Building & Construction Trades Council. He is also a Vice President of the San Francisco Labor Council and Vice President of the California State Federation, AFL-CIO.
Larry has always been eager to donate his time to help the community. He started out on the San Francisco Film Commission for 4 years then on to the Treasure Island Development Authority Board for 6 years and now is excited to be appointed to the San Francisco Recreation & Park Commission, where he feels he can serve our community well.
Carey Wintroub grew up in the Adirondacks Mountains in Upstate New York and made San Francisco her home more than 25 years ago. She received her BA from Northwestern University and her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
After spending six years in financial services, she chose to dedicate her time to building community with a focus on youth development and excellence in education. In 2002 Carey launched Girls on the Run of the Bay Area, an independent 501(c)(3) that has provided more than 30,000 girls in the Bay Area with curriculum-based running programs that build confidence and inspire healthy, active lives. She has also served as a trustee of the French American International School, as a board member of the BAYS Foundation, and in leadership roles at The Hamlin School and in local Jewish organizations.
A lifelong runner and cyclist and a chronically aspiring tennis player and golfer, Carey is happiest outside in the Northern California sunshine. She and her husband have three daughters who all enjoy San Francisco’s wooded trails, playgrounds, and athletic fields, as well as the occasional chilly swim in the Bay.