Our Leadership

The leadership of the Ladies Home represents an unprecedented collaboration between eldercare professionals, area universities, and laypeople, all of whom are committed to the vision of an affordable, nonprofit, community-based assisted living option for women in San Francisco. We are working to create a model facility that will be recognized and replicated throughout the nation.

Board of Trustees

Mary Louise Fleming, RN, PhD
Vice Chair, Administration & Academic Coordinator, Department of Community Health Systems, UCSF School of Nursing; former Director of Nursing, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center

John Sedlander
Chief Financial Officer, Institute on Aging

Janice Cavallini
Daughter of the Ladies Home's longtime administrator

Dean J. Fredrickson
Former UMLH Executive Director, with more than 20 years of experience working in senior living

Barbara Gersh
Portola neighborhood resident with more than 20 years of experience as a staff or board member of nonprofit organizations 

In Memoriam

Mrs. Katharine Anderson

The Ladies Home remembers and honors Mrs. Anderson for more than 40 years of service and dedication to the Ladies Home and its residents, first serving as the administrator of the Ladies Home from the 1960s until her retirement in the 1980s, then serving as a board member and later as the board president. She is deeply missed by all of us.

Mr. John Fecondo

The Ladies Home remembers and honors John Fecondo, who passed away suddenly on April 14, 2012. John served as he Executive Director of the Ladies Home from 2009 through 2011, a period of critical change for the Ladies Home.  During his tenure as Executive Director, John successfully led the Ladies Home through through a period of extraordinary financial challenges and cultural changes, ultimately saving the Ladies Home by preventing its closure.  John's hard work and dedication not only reversed more than a decade of recurrent losses, but created a financial surplus.  After stepping down as Executive Director, John served on the Board of the Ladies Home from 2011 until his death. John is greatly missed by everyone.

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Providing Compassionate Care to the Elderly Since 1884

Read about our 125th anniversary celebration and see proclamations from San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and the California State Assembly.