Department of Aging and Adult Services Dignity Fund Oversight and Advisory Committee

The Dignity Fund Oversight and Advisory Committee (OAC) monitors and participates in the administration of the Dignity Fund and takes steps to ensure that it is administered in a manner accountable to the community. The Dignity Fund is a revenue stream administered by the Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) to help older adults (60+ years old) and adults with disabilities (18+ years old) secure and utilize the services and support necessary to age with dignity in their own homes and communities. To learn more about how the Dignity Fund is needed to ensure the health and well-being of these individuals, you can review the complete Dignity Fund Charter Amendment.   

Responsibilities of the OAC

  •  The OAC is responsible for developing recommendations the Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) and the Fund regarding: 
    • Outcome objectives for services to seniors and adults with disabilities;
    • Evaluation of services; 
    • Common data systems; 
    • A process for making funding decisions; 
    • Program improvement and capacity-building providers;
    • Community engagement in planning and evaluating services; 
    • Leveraging dollars of the Fund
    • The use of the Fund as a catalyst for innovation
  • Providing input into the planning process for Community Needs Assessments (CNA) and the final CNA, the services and allocation plan, and the overall spending plan for the Fund.
  • Reviewing the annual data and evaluation report.
  • Establishing and maintaining a service providers working group.
  • Meeting at least 6 times per year.  

Meeting Schedule

The Dignity Fund OAC meets on the third Monday of each month from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. unless changed by the Chair of the OAC. The Committee meets at 1650 Mission Street, 5th Floor. The building is on Mission Street between Duboce Street and South Van Ness Avenue.
For a list of 2018 meeting dates, click here.

Members

The OAC is composed of 11 members, as follows:

  • Two members of the Aging and Adult Services Commission
  • Three members of the Advisory Council to DAAS
  • Three members of the Long Term Care Coordinating Council
  • Three at-large members appointed by the Mayor and subject to rejection by the Board of Supervisors within 30 days of notice of appointment.

Criteria for Membership

The goal of the OAC is to be diverse in composition including, but not limited to: ethnicity, gender, age, language, supervisorial districts and neighborhoods, experience working services for seniors and aging individuals, experience in working in services for adults with disabilities, experience working in services for people with HIV/AIDs, and experience working with veterans.

Other desirable qualifications include: experience in community organizing and engagement, understanding and experience in working with equity matrix principles,and experience with public financing and budget.

Current Members

Marcy Adelman
Margy Baran
Ramona Davies
Jessica Lehman
Elinor Lurie
Sandy Mori
Allen Ng
Gustavo Seriñà
Beverly Taylor
Monique Zmuda

Advisory Group to the Dignity Fund OAC

Service Providers Working Group (SPWG)

The SPWG advises the Dignity Fund OAC on funding priorities, policy development, the planning cycle, and other issues as they relate to the Dignity Fund.

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Contact

To inspect documents referred to on the agenda, please contact Melissa McGee by phone at (415) 355-6782 or E-mail at melissa.mcgee@sfgov.org.

To make an accessibility accommodation request, please contact the Department of Aging and Adult Services at (415) 355-3509, at least 72 hours before the meeting.  Late requests will be honored if possible.