Director of Programs, Alameda and San Francisco County

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Joined First Place: 2019

As Director of Programs for Alameda and San Francisco Counties, Shona Baum provides leadership and management across all aspects of the My First Place program within the counties. She oversees day-to-day operations and staffing to ensure the continuing high quality of our program services and outcomes for our young people.

Shona brings with her extensive experience in child and family services in the San Francisco Bay Area, having previous served as Director of Programs for the Homeless Prenatal Program and as Program Director overseeing the Intensive Treatment Foster Care Program in San Francisco for the Seneca Family of Agencies. Most recently, she worked as a consultant proving technical support and project management to health and human services agencies.

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Shona provides therapy services to individuals, couples, and families through private practice.

She has a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University and a master’s degree in Social Welfare Administration from the University of California Berkeley.