Meet the Gubbio Staff


SHannon Eizenga, Executive director

Shannon serves as the Executive Director of The Gubbio Project. She brings to the role more than fourteen years of non-profit leadership experience. Shannon is passionate about building just, caring communities and to improving lives through compassionate care and social engagement. Shannon holds an MDiv from Starr King School for the Ministry at The Graduate Theological Union.

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John Brett, Site Coordinator

John grew up on a wheat farm far from metropolitan SF. He began work at The Gubbio Project in June 2016 after having slept on the floor of Saint John the Evangelist during a street retreat with The Faithful Fools. He's a seminarian and has chosen to work with The Gubbio Project as he continues his formation and discernment. He continues to work as a ministry assistant with the San Francisco Night Ministry and previously completed a Chaplaincy Residency at John Muir Health in Concord. Prior to seminary, John completed his BA in Spanish and Performance Studies at Dartmouth College and arrives to Gubbio with a background in non-profit work, having served as the director of a regional legal aid program in Washington State.


Ed Bowers, Hospitality Monitor

Ed has lived in the San Francisco Tenderloin for 14 years. He doesn't remember too much before that, though he remembers that he graduated with a "worthless" English-major degree from the University of New York at Binghamton. He was married twice, and has written a few poems. Now, he says, "I am honored to work at a job that for me is from the heart instead of for the wallet."


Travis maider, Hospitality Monitor

Travis grew up in rural Massachusetts and went to school at Ursinus College outside of Philadelphia where he studied chemistry. He enjoys acting in the many small venues around SF and baking bread at his other job. Travis did the Peace Corps in Senegal where he was a sustainable agriculture volunteer. Naturally, all of this led Travis to Gubbio where he volunteered for a year before joining this lovely staff.


Lisa Roncella, Hospitality Monitor

Lisa brings a gentle presence to her work as a hospitality monitor at The Gubbio Project. An avid reader as well as a writer, Lisa attended Mills College in Oakland where she studied Political, Legal, & Economic Analysis. She is a graduate of the RAMS Peer Counseling Program, and a lover of libraries and animals. Lisa lives in San Francisco.