Our Staff

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Peter cohen, co-director


Peter Cohen is co-director of CCHO and the former policy director at East Bay Housing Organizations. He is an urban geographer by training who has been involved in a variety of land use, housing policy and planning initiatives in San Francisco and other parts of the Bay Area. He has served on the boards of the San Francisco Community Land Trust and the Bay Area Greenbelt Alliance, and has been appointed to several policy task forces by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Peter has a master's degree from San Francisco State University where he has also occasionally lectured in the geography and urban studies departments.


Fernando Martí, co-director


Fernando Martí is co-director at CCHO. He was a founding member of the SF Community Land Trust, and currently serves on the board of environmental justice organization PODER. He is a licensed architect, with joint graduate degrees in Architecture and City & Regional Planning from UC Berkeley (2000), was a Rose Architectural Fellow (2003-6), and has taught studios in the design and financing of affordable housing at UC Berkeley and USF. Previously he worked as an affordable housing developer at Mission Housing, urban designer at Urban Ecology, and architect at JSW Architects and at Asian Neighborhood Design.

Fernando is also an exhibiting artist, and is a member of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative. He brings his formal training in urbanism and his political activism to his etchings, linocuts, screenprints, public constructions, and spoken word. An immigrant from Ecuador, he has made his home and built community as a renter in San Francisco since 1992.


maya chupkov, communications Director


Maya Chupkov oversees the communications strategy for CCHO. She has been involved in several supervisor campaigns in San Francisco and has experience in direct service with youth in SFUSD public schools. In 2018, at her Master’s graduation, Maya received the Senator John Foran Outstanding Student Leader Award for her advocacy leadership in the San Francisco community. In her free time, you can find Maya reading a novel or playing volleyball.


Kurtis Wu, office administrator


Kurtis Wu is the Office Administrator at CCHO. Kurtis studied Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts at San Francisco State University while interning at the San Francisco Department of the Environment in their Green Business Program. Kurtis has worked on several local campaigns and as an intern at the office of Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer. He is currently an organizer with the San Francisco Public Bank Coalition and is extremely passionate about economic justice.Kurtis leads membership services, bookkeeping, and providing general organizational support. In his free time he enjoys drinking coffee and shopping at his local farmers market.