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Staff and Board of Directors


Executive Director:


Jacqueline Zimmer Jones.  A gerontologist with over 30 years experience in the field of aging and disability services, government services, and non-profits.  Jacqueline has been with NEXT since April, 2013.


Assistant Director/Volunteer Coordinator:


Molly Tello.  A technical writer and caregiver, Molly brings her gentle touch to client requests, volunteer training, and event planning.  Molly has been with NEXT since April 2016.


Pan-Asian Liaison and Volunteer Coordinator:


Lily Lu.  Lily has a deep bank of service in the field of aging-in-place, and serves as the volunteer coordinator and event planner for our Pan-Asian membership.  Lily has been with NEXT since January 2015.




Janet Crane, co-chair and founder


Gail Switzer, treasurer


Maud Hallin


Christy Gritton


Kimberly Rotchy


Howard Wong


Helen Doyle


Phillip Williams


Loren Sanborn


Maud Hallin



About Us


NEXT Village SF is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 2009. Our name stands for Northeast Exchange Team, and our Village has always been committed to the principles of teamwork and exchange in all that we do.

Our mission is to provide residents of San Francisco’s northeast corner with the confidence and practical means to live safely and comfortably in their homes and in their community as they age.

We are part of the international Village to Village Network, dedicated to improving the management of all villages.

We are also a member of CASE, Coalition of Agencies Serving the Elderly.

WATCH a quick video about NEXT Village SF.

Just wanted to thank you & NEXT for sending Jason & Kathy over on Sunday. They were so cheerful & helpful. Not only did they assist me around the apt, they chatted with my mother a little bit & really lifted her spirits. I wish they could come back & visit again. Please thank the Rotary Club too!
~ Lisa

NEXT Village service area

  • North Beach
  • Telegraph Hill
  • Polk Gulch
  • Russian Hill
  • Northern Waterfront
  • The Marina
  • Nob Hill
  • Financial District

Board of Directors

Janet Crane- Co- Chair
Kimberly Rotchy
Gail Switzer
Maud Hallin
Loren Sanborn
Helen Doyle
Christy Gritton
Howard Wong
Philip Williams