Staff

Senior Staff Members
David Knego, Executive Director
Jan Gurley, MD — Medical Director
Valerie Williams — Health Center Director & Director of Primary Care Revenue Operations, SFDPH
Ann Tuszynski — Director of Clinical Programs
Arlo Bushnell, Director of Development
Dawn Stevens, Nurse Manager
Toby Shorts, Senior Center Director
Rachel Ainza, Principal Clerk

David Knego
David joined the management team of Curry Senior Center as the Executive Director in February 2007. David has a history working with the Civic Center and Tenderloin neighborhoods since 1989. Most recently, David served as the Executive Director of Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly. He successfully expanded the agency’s volunteer-based programs supporting homebound and isolated elders. David also worked at Central City Hospitality House, a community center for low-income and homeless adults. He is a board member of Coalition of Agencies Serving the Elderly and he has served on the program planning committee for the American Society of Aging. David holds a Masters of Social Work degree from San Francisco State University.

Valerie Williams
Valerie holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration and Bachelors degree in Accounting.  Her working experience spans Nonprofits,  For Profit, Universities, City & County as well as Federal and State Institutions  in the areas of Budgeting, Finance, Contracts & Grant Administration, Organizational Development, Research Administration, Team Building, Community Outreach and Event Planning.  Professionally, she’s held positions with University of Illinois Chicago (Chicago, IL), Rush University Medical Center (Chicago, IL), Thunder Road Adolescent Treatment Center (Oakland, CA),  CPM, Inc., Oakland Unified School District (Oakland/Sacramento, CA), Univ. of California San Francisco (San Francisco, CA),  Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, CA) and now City & County of San Francisco, DPH.

Ann Tuszynski
Ann has a B.A. in Sociology from Douglas College, Rutgers University and an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who brings a wealth of experience to Curry Senior Center.  She previously worked at Brown & Toland, San Francisco, Catholic Charities Diocese of Camden, New Jersey and was in private practice for 20 years at Coastal Counseling in Mamora, New Jersey. Ann also worked at Family Association of Atlantic County where she was the Vice President for Professional Services.