FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UNDER ONE ROOF EXPANDS BOARD, ELECTS NEW CHAIRMAN AND ADDS TO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Fortune 1000 strategic planner to helm growing board of 21-year-old San Francisco AIDS/HIV charity
March 5, 2012 - San Francisco, CA –Under One Roof (www.underoneroof.org), the first charity retail organization to benefit the AIDS & HIV community, is announcing that it has elected prominent strategic planner Tony Hart as its new chairman of the board, in addition to filling two additional executive committee positions. Joining Tony on the committee is entrepreneur and experienced LGBT community leader Troy Coalman in the vice chair position, board member Kathy Culwell, who has moved into the position of secretary, and Jim Vestal in his continued role as treasurer.
Tony is founder and chief strategic officer of StrataScape Consulting, where he has worked with Fortune 1000 companies like HP and Kaiser Permanente on a variety of digital marketing and online community management initiatives. He previously served as a vice president for both Electronic Arts (EA) and Best Buy. Tony’s non-profit work includes serving on the board of directors for the Mid-Atlantic Arthritis Foundation and as executive chairman of the annual United Way campaign at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of VA.
At Under One Roof Tony will be focused on examining and shaping the organization’s future to ensure it continues to deliver the maximum amount of unrestricted funds to its 22 San Francisco AIDS and HIV charities.
“I am honored to lead an organization with the reputation and community importance held by Under One Roof. I am thrilled to be in the company of such talented and dedicated people who currently serve on our board, and look forward to accomplishing much with this group,” said Tony.
Troy is founder and creative director of SFA Creative, a full-service integrated advertising agency that helps companies with all aspects of communications including branding, social media, public relations and more. Troy holds deep connections within San Francisco’s LGBT community through his work as director of external relations and associate director of development for SF Pride, as well as development manager for WOMAN, Inc.
As Vice Chair of Under One Roof, Troy will leverage his wealth of experience to lead the development efforts for the organization, in addition to continued work on the marketing and communications committee.
“Under One Roof is an amazing organization and I see a great deal of opportunity in our future. With our solid leadership team, active and thriving board committees and true passion for our cause, the organization is primed to enter the next phase of its existence. I can’t wait to see what we achieve together,” said Troy.
“I couldn’t imagine a better group of individuals to lead Under One Roof in its 21st year. With the direction, combined expertise and fresh energy of Tony, Troy and the rest of the executive committee, I am confident our organization will continue to grow and experience success for many years to come,” said Beth Feingold, Executive Director of Under One Roof.
Tech industry analyst Rex Anderson and marketing/sales professional Maurice Kelly also joined Under One Roof’s board in February.
ABOUT UNDER ONE ROOF: www.underoneroof.org
Created in 1991, Under One Roof was the first non-profit retail store of its kind. The organization raises unrestricted funds for 22 AIDS/HIV Service Organizations that provide direct assistance to San Francisco Bay Area men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Since its opening, Under One Roof has sold over $11 million in retail merchandise to benefit local AIDS charities.