On a Mission: What We Do

DNA works to develop our community's civic capital with the energy of our growing neighborhood to further achieve our cause: fostering friendly association among Dogpatch neighbors while preserving the unique character of Dogpatch.

Just imagine what we can achieve together! 


Since 1998, DNA has supported community members in a variety of ways including:

  • Creating the Dogpatch Historic District to encourage historic preservation and the adaptive reuse of existing structures;

  • Saving Esprit Park from development together with the original FoEP. Now DNA works with the Green Benefits District to protect and expand our open and green spaces.

  • Helping to close the polluting Potrero Power Plant. Maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in the neighborhood is a constant aim.

  • Supporting grassroots neighborhood efforts like the Dogpatch Hub, Tunnel Top Park, Woods Yard Playground and more, to ensure Dogpatch’s constructive participation in sustainable development of our city and neighborhood

  • Representing broader community interests in negotiations with Cannabis Lounge businesses. DNA actively seeks consensus among members’ when facing neighborhood change, opportunities and problems.

Photo Credit: Creative Commons "SF Pier 70" by BitBoy is licensed under CC BY 2.0


DNA Executive Team

Katherine Doumani, DNA President

Katherine Doumani President

Donovan Lacy, DNA VP

Donovan Lacy Vice President


Vanessa Aquino Secretary

Joel Bean, DNA Treasurer

Joel Bean Treasurer

Emily Wang, DNA Member-at-Large

Emily Wang, Member-at-Large

Scott Paterson, DNA Member at Large

Scott Paterson, Member-at-Large