With over 5 years of experience working in higher education, Atalie is passionate about supporting educators, especially in the Bay Area where she was born and raised. Atalie obtained her BA in Business Economics from University of California, Irvine and recently earned her MPA from University of San Francisco. Being the first in her family to graduate from college, she believes that education is key to helping communities and its members thrive. Atalie currently lives in San Francisco and works at University of California, Berkeley. 


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Born in San Francisco, but raised in Brentwood, CA, Austin returned to the city to attend San Francisco State University, from which he will graduate in May 2015 with a B.A. in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts. Austin seeks to use his passion for video and audio production to advance causes such as social justice and educational reform, and hopes to see education become more accessible both for students and for educators.

With his background in real estate, Daniel Pryce knows how important each and every client is. Each closing is more than a transaction to him – he understands that this is the biggest financial decision most of his clients will make, and the importance of that decision.Daniels’s past experience working with the partner of a Bay Area realestate broker gives him the knowledge base and expertise to work with first time home buyers, as well as seasoned investors. 

As a lifelong resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, Daniel knows the real estate market and the importance of keeping all of the participants informed and educated throughout the process. As markets change quickly, he communicates regularly with his clients and the Realtors involved so that everyone leaves the closing table satisfied and fully informed of all aspects of the transactions.

Jonathan works as the Director of Finance and Administration at New Door Ventures. He joined New Door in 2012 after years working in operations and business development with several start-ups and education related non-profit organizations. Jonathan also worked for eight years with the San Francisco Chronicle in IT, Organizational Development and Human Resources. Before that, he was a high school science and history teacher in public schools here in San Francisco and in Oxnard, California. Jonathan graduated from the University of California at Irvine with a B.A. in Political Science and later received his MBA from the University of Phoenix.

saliah radney
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colleen buganski
President of the Board

A native of the Bay Area, Timothy Tandun, is a UC Berkeley graduate with an B.S. degree from the Haas School of Business. Timothy is currently a Financial Analyst at ATEL Capital Group. He joined UEAAH because he wants to give back to the people that helped him get where he is today. Timothy believes that teachers should be able to focus on educating students without worrying about their housing situation.

Danielle Pollack is a Bay Area native and understands the needs of the housing market.  She joined the Board of Directors with UEAAH in 2014 after seeing what a worthwhile cause this was.  It aligned with her personal respect and admiration for teachers, and understanding for the struggles they face of pay vs. housing prices in the Bay Area.   Danielle strives to use her industry experience to influence and educate about programs and offerings that are available to teachers.   With over 25 years in the banking/lending arena in Northern California, she is the Area Manager for Northern California for W.J. Bradley Mortgage.  Prior to that she worked for Citibank and Wells Fargo.  Danielle graduated with a B.S in Business Administration with an Honors Concentration in Financial Services and a Minor in Economics from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga.

Timothy tandun

 Board Treasurer

Azalea Renfield

 Founder & Chief Executive Officer (President)

Meet our team


Azalea Renfield is the President, CEO, and founder of United Educators Association for Affordable Housing, INC (UEAAH). Azalea is responsible for the strategic direction of UEAAH and oversees all areas of the company including policy, grant development, programs and services, asset management and partnerships. Azalea has earned her MPA from the University of San Francisco and a Master's in Human Resource Management from Golden Gate University. She also has received her bachelor’s in American Politics and Communication from the University of California, San Diego.  Azalea had the honor of being selected as a recipient of the University of California, Washington Center (UCDC) Academic Program in our Nation’s Capital-Washington, D.C. 

atalie chan

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Artem Shipovsky is a proud San Francisco Bay Area native. Artem’s passion and hope for equality and fair treatment for all, is fueled by his Russian roots. Artem hopes to assist public school teachers by offering his knowledge, skills and keen ability to navigate policy research to UEAAH. Artem earned his BA in Environmental Studies from San Francisco State University. Upon graduating SFSU, Artem has enriched his interests in community and wellness through his work for the City and County of San Francisco assisting needy families. In his free time, you’ll find Artem practicing Yoga, bicycling, and driving on the coast in his car.


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 Video Production Specialist

Jonathan wang

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Growing up as a child, Saliah’s grade school teachers have always played a significant role in her life. She has had the opportunity to have traveled around the world modeling and educating students and colleges on fashion trends. Today, she is ready to give back to teachers that have inspired her. Concerned and passionate about teacher’s welfare, Saliah now serves as UEAAH’s Secretary of the Board.  She currently resides in San Francisco working in the fashion industry and is responsible for styling some of the most influential people throughout the bay area. Saliah brings her wit, humor, managerial skills and dedication to assist UEAAH in keeping the team highly organized and moving forward.

Education is the single most important catalyst in Colleen's life, so joining UEAAH as President of the Board gives her the opportunity to pay it forward. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Social Science from Metropolitan State University in the Twin Cities, where she volunteered as the Director of Community Relations for a charitable beer company. Having moved to San Francisco 3 years ago when she accepted a job with the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, Colleen is currently pursuing her Master of Public Affairs and Practical Politics degree from the University of San Francisco, while working as a full time administrative professional. A certified volunteer mediator with Community Boards of San Francisco, she believes effective and honest communication gives advocacy its power. Colleen believes the mission of UEAAH is reasonable, attainable and imperative to the future of the public educational system.

Daniel Pryce

 Mortgage & Lending Director

With over 35 years of experience in Administration, Property Management, and the Real Estate field, Fely is currently a dedicated full time Real Estate Consultant and offers an unique level of Real Estate expertise combined with an uncommon level of professionalism. She has participated in a variety of real estate contract transactions, including investment properties. She successfully completed the courses to receive the GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) designation and Property Management certification. As an owner of residential and investment property, Fely has established relationships and local experience combined with coastal resources providing an unique advantage to her clients.


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FELY Rodriguez

 Advisory Board Member