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MEET THE SFCDMA BOARD

PRESIDENT

MASOOD SAMEREIE
President

Challenging times brings out the best of your colors!

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As Broker/Owner of Aria Properties and a 22 years Bay Area resident, I don’t want to live anywhere else. I have a long time love affair with our beautiful city of San Francisco, and in particular the Castro Neighborhood. I enjoy the diversity, vibrancy, creativity, and for me a sense of excitement that I’ve not found in other Cities

SECRETARY

CATHY SCHARETG
Secretary

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I have been a Realtor in San Francisco since 1998, living, serving, and selling in every neighborhood of this diverse city. Each neighborhood’s unique charm represents a different shimmer of a beautiful gem.

I am proud to reside in the Lakeshore neighborhood and operate Intero Real Estate in the vibrant and sophisticated community of Lakeside Village. Our shops are cordial and well-tended and make a significant contribution to our local neighborhoods and the travelers passing through. Small yet mighty, cordial and sophisticated, we embody the spirit of our community.
 

TREASURER

MIKE ZWIEFELHOFER
Treasurer

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Owning a business in this World Class City is truly an honor

Mike Zwiefelhofer is the owner and operator of Z. Cioccolato, a gourmet fudge company in North Beach. Z. Cioccolato has been tantalizing both tourists and locals for over 20 years and is best known for their layered gourmet fudge which was featured on the Cooking Channel and the Kathy Ireland Show.  

CHRISTIN EVANS
Member at Large

Small business owners live & work in our neighborhoods so we wear multiple hats when we advocate.

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Christin Evans has served as a founding board member of the Haight Ashbury Merchants Association (HAMA) since 2010. She has served for several years on the CDMA's Legislative Committee working with legislators at City Hall on legislation impacting small businesses. In 2024, she was elected to CDMA's Executive Board as Member-At-Large.  

 

Christin owns and operates the Booksmith, a 45+ year old bookstore, and the Alembic, a craft cocktail bar, both in San Francisco’s historic Haight Ashbury neighborhood. Prior to becoming a small business owner in 2007, Christin was a management consultant developing business & marketing strategies for large corporations.

MEMBER AT LARGE
PRESIDENT EMERITUS

MARYO MOGANNAM
President Emeritus

If your glass is always half empty…
try a smaller glass.

A Palestinian immigrant, I was raised in West Portal. My mother, a widow with 5 children in tow, settled in West Portal when I was 7. She got tired of getting evicted for having too many children. The only solution was to buy, and West Portal was the perfect place to raise a family back then. It still is.

I was a little immigrant kid during the summer of love. My mom wanted to get back on the plane and go back home. Could you imagine the culture shock? I was no taller than most hemlines on miniskirts! Being the youngest of 5, I learned to step back, take notes, and learn from the folly of others. 

 

Fast forward a few decades and I became co-founder and CEO of The Postal Chase Inc. We have 4 locations - all in San Francisco. I am also the President (emeritus) of The West Portal Merchants Association. In 2000 I ran for supervisor in District 7 and I was the co-founder of the Cole Street Fair in 2004.

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