Ramiro Lule - Executive Director
Ramiro Lule joins the ASEP team as our Program Director. Ramiro has 11 years of experience in youth development and out of school programs. Ramiro has a deep passion for youth development and outreach that stems from his own experience as a youth benefiting from similar programs here in San Francisco.
Ferkhunda Murad - Program Director
With over 10 years of ASEP experience in different roles, Ferkhunda Murad is proud to be a part of ASEP's growth. As HR, her organizational goal is to create and maintain an ASEP work culture that supports Youth Development Leaders while they flourish the Leaders of tomorrow. Ferkhunda has a BA in Psychology with a minor in Special Education. in her down time, she enjoys working with different visual art mediums, music and cooking.
Odile Ciofalo - Finance Operations Director
Odile Ciofalo, Office Manager at ASEP. A native of tropical Mauritius Island, found in the Indian Ocean, and longtime San Francisco resident, has lent her skills to managing and improving small businesses in San Francisco for the last 17 years. A lover of details and getting things right, she prides herself on excellence in customer service and excels at pinpointing what isn't working and creating new systems for increased efficiency and a happier work environment. A lover of all things funny, she brings her sense of humor and congeniality to every endeavor, creating a team environment and camaraderie wherever she goes. In her free time, Odile loves cooking, dancing and spending time with her family and friends.
Martha Tran -Human Resources Director
Martha is very excited to return to ASEP for a seventh year. She is continuing her journey as the Human Resources Director, after taking on various other positions within the organization. Martha is truly a jack of all trades, bringing with her a BA in Communication Studies with an extra focus on Child Development. Martha is excited to continue her career with ASEP, while also furthering her education at San Jose State within the Masters Program for Library Science. ASEP is lucky to have Martha on the Management Team, as her wealth of knowledge and passion are beyond reproach.
Mike Tortorelli -Health & Wellness Programs Coordinator
Mike Tortorelli has been leading children and adults in physical and nutrition activities for the last 15 years. As a self-styled Play Facilitator, Mike’s core philosophy is to the “See the Star in Every Child". Mike draws upon his experience with organizations such as Joy of Sports, Shapedown, California Pacific Medical Center and San Francisco General Hospital. Mike has enjoyed being ASEP’s Health and Wellness Coordinator since 2009.
Nancy Sanchez - McK Site Coordinator
Nancy has been an integral part of the ASEP/McKinley Community for over 15 years, serving in a myriad of roles, with varying responsibilities. She has her AS in Child Development and continuing with a BA in Social Work. Nancy’s passion and dedication have truly helped shape the heart of our programming. Nancy is very excited to serve as the ASEP/McKinley Academic Liaison this year, where she can better influence the day to day well-being of all students.
Titian Rovera - MK Assistant Coordinator
Mr. Titian has been with ASEP since 2018 and is now serving as our Lunch Time Manager and Assistant Site Coordinator for McKinley, while also currently leading Blue Group (3rd Grade). Known for his big voice and bad dance moves, you will often see Mr. Titian playing on the lower yard or helping with pick up at the front door.
Francais Gaines - Harvey Milk Site Coordinator
Hi My Name is Francais! I have enjoyed my employment within the realm of youth development since the fall on 2007, and have spent every academic school year since then at a few schools in SFUSD. I also have greatly appreciated the opportunity to build strong relationships with staff, students, parents and families. I am excited to continue supporting the McKinley community in the capacity of Site Coordinator for HM.
Brenda Garcia - DW Coordinator
My name is Brenda. This is my Third year working with ASEP. I am gladly the new DW Site Coordinator. I love working with ASEP and the DW Community. On my personal time I enjoy exploring new places and spending time with family and friends. Let's build a strong, resilient, and fun community!
James Padilla- DW Assistant Site Coordinator
My name is James, I have been working in schools for the past 7 years in different schools and communities around the Bay Area. I love this work and plan to continue supporting kids and families for a very long time. This is my first year working with ASEP I can't wait to build relationships with all these awesome kids, families and the staff at Daniel Webster. Let's have a great year!