Helen LaMar, Executive Director

Helen R. LaMar began her tenures with the Providence Foundation of San Francisco (PFSF) as a member of its Board of Directors in 1997. At the time of her induction onto the PFSF Board Ms. LaMar was employed as a bank examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. While on the Board of Directors Ms. LaMar served as accountant to PFSF and produced all the financial statements. She also applied her organizational and communications skills to expanding the vision of the organization and investigating and pursuing sources of funding. Upon her retirement from the Federal Reserve in 2003 Ms. LaMar took a leave of absence from the Board to become the Executive Administrator for PFSF. On April 12, 2005 she assumed the title of Executive Director. In this role her responsibilities are to: provide leadership for and oversight of all of the Foundation's programs, develop and manage the long-term financial growth plan, plan and oversee the annual consolidated budget, provide fiscal management and oversight of program services to ensure financial integrity, provide written budget reports and financial activities to the Board, pursue and develop sources of funding (e.g., grants, individual and corporate donations and revenue-generating events), recruit, train and evaluate Program Directors, recruit, train and supervise administrative staff.

Ms. LaMar has a B.A. in Finance from Johnson C. Smith University of Charlotte, North Carolina and brings to the Directorship twenty years of experience in Federal Banking Regulations, as well as ten years experience in finance, accounting, and administrative operations. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Bay Area Urban Bankers Association. She is a member in good standing of Providence Baptist Church of San Francisco (PBC) and served in the past as Assisant Financial Secretary on the Board of Trustees. She currently serves on PBC's Vouchers Committee, and is the Secretary to the Tri-Board (PFSF, Board of Trustees of PBC, and Deacons), Singles Ministry Secretary, Voices of Providence Secretary, and the Phase II Sunday School Coordinator. She is the Co-Teacher of the Phase II Sunday School Survey Class.

Board of Directors
  • James F. Blanding, President
  • Linnie Carrington, Treasurer
  • Bernadetta Anthony
  • Cliff Bell
  • Alpha Buie
  • Christopher Collins
  • Julian Eison
  • Cynthia Moten
  • Lanita Williams

    For More Information: Please contact the Providence Foundation of San Francisco office.
  • Meet the Staff

  • Patricia N. Doyle
    Director of Operations
    Phone: 415-642-0234

  • Rodel Ramos
    Armstrong Senior Housing Case Manager
    Phone: 415-671-0281

  • Bertram Bettis
    Providence Shelters Case Manager
    Phone: 415-642-0234

  • Shucrita Jones
    Shelter Supervisor
    Phone: 415-571-5850

  • Silvester Nobleza
    Administrative Assistant
    Phone: 415-206-0263

  • Diana Henderson, Administrative Assistant
    Administrative Assistant
    Phone: 415-642-0234