Brian Powers - Executive Director
Brian has co-led the development of the Neighborhood Hands pilot program since August 2020. After serving as interim director from November 2021 to March 2023, he became the organization’s first full-time executive director in April 2023.
With two degrees from the University of Notre Dame (M.A. Nonprofit Administration, '22; B.A. Sociology, '12) and a background in nonprofit consulting, small business management, and the performing arts, Brian’s goal is to listen first, ask all the questions, and help design an outside-the-box grassroots program that does four primary things: removes barriers for participants based on lived needs and experiences; increases accessibility, collaboration, and efficient connection among service providers and participants; creates a positive environment for social connection for neighbors of all economic and faith backgrounds; brings greater awareness to the macro socioeconomic and systemic issues that continue to make housing out of reach for so many in Silicon Valley.