Board of Directors

Interested in joining SCRAP's Board of Directors? Email board@scrap-sf.org to learn more!

Nina Coveney


Nina Coveney's professional background is in urban planning, public park management, and public event planning. She works for Biederman Redevelopment Ventures, a small placemaking consulting firm that creates, redevelops, and operates parks, public spaces, and neighborhood streetscapes. Nina is BRV's Project Manager for Salesforce Park, atop Salesforce Transit Center in downtown SF, where she is primarily responsible for public programming, events, and operations. She is also managing park redevelopment projects in Las Vegas and Chicago.

Nina holds a Bachelor's Degree in Urban Studies from Cornell University. She enjoys all types of crafting and DIY projects but is especially interested in the sustainability/re-use aspect of SCRAP's mission! She also volunteers her time at the SF Marin Food Bank and local SF Park Cleanups.

Brooke Griffin

Brooke Griffin (Board President) is the Associate Director of Human Rights Watch's Silicon Valley office, focusing on development and outreach within the Bay Area. Brooke was formerly Director of Administration and People at SFFILM, where they worked for five years managing the organization's internal operations. They support SCRAP’s Executive Director on all fundraising efforts as the Development Committee Chair, and often cite SCRAP as the reason they chose to live in the Bay Area. Brooke attended Harvard University and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Visual Studies and Computer Science.

Merritt Richmond

Merritt Richmond is an elementary school teacher with 30 years of experience in the field of education. She is a professional development designer and facilitator who helps to bring engaging, hands-on learning to schools throughout the Bay Area, and she was a founding team member of the Center for Childhood Creativity at the Bay Area Discovery Museum. Merritt has served on the Board of Directors of several nonprofits and schools in San Francisco, including 18 Reasons Community Cooking School and Juma Ventures. Merritt earned her BA in Art History and Elementary Teaching Credential from Duke University and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Mills College. She discovered SCRAP as a classroom teacher working at the Creative Arts Charter School in the 1990’s, and has returned to the Depot often as the mother of three burgeoning artists.

Mindy Kershner

Mindy Kershner is a Realtor at Tower Properties and the President of Resourceful Systems, LTD, a nonprofit consulting firm. Over her lengthy and impactful career, Kershner has been a founding Board Member for the following five nonprofits: San Francisco Friends of the Urban Forest, The Aids Memorial Grove, The Neighborhood Parks Council President, the National Recycling Association Board, and the California Recycling Association. Kershner has been an integral player in founding these San Francisco nonprofits that galvanize communities to take ownership of solutions, primarily in the environmental justice space.

Karen Donavan

Karen Donovan is an Attorney at the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission. Donovan’s work includes developing strategic and programmatic changes to the Bay Conservation and Development Commission’s (BCDC) enforcement program and advising on enforcement cases. Prior to joining BCDC, Donovan has had an extensive 25-year career supporting local and federal government legal matters as an attorney for: the US Department of the Interior, the East Bay Municipal Utility District, and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Donovan served as a Deputy City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco in the 1990s.

Many thanks to these former board member for their years of dedication and service:

Becky Barton

Michael Bongiorni

Kristina Bonnett

Joan von Briesen

Felisia Castaneda

Diego Castellani

Crystal Cheng

Paul Fresina

Sue Green

Cathy Hwang

Katherine Hyde

Rachel Li

Ryah Lindemuth

Kathy Looper

Chris Martin

Claire Pilcher

Dianne Platner

Mel Prest

Annette Poliwka

Louise Sampson

Catherine Sherman

Catherine Theilen

Shireen Udenka

Nina Youkelson

Joel Pulliati