Abode Services Adds Two New Members to Board of Directors

November 2nd, 2018

Abode Services, one of the Bay Area’s largest provider of housing services to homeless people, is pleased to announce it has added two new members to its board of directors. Attorney Brian Gin and environmental scientist Tarrah Henrie each recently joined Abode’s board, increasing its membership total to 15 people. 

Gin has been a South Bay attorney for more than 20 years. He is the director of legal for Cisco Systems, Inc., where he has spent the majority of his career. Before joining Cisco, he worked as a consultant for technology startups and as a lawyer for the Walt Disney Internet Group and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

Gin previously served as a member and president of the board of directors of the Asian Law Alliance in San Jose. He earned his bachelor’s degree in human biology from Stanford University, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Columbia Law School.

Henrie is a senior scientist at an environmental consulting firm. She brings an extensive background of capital planning and project management to our board. She also has led several grant-funded research and treatment projects for water systems that are economically disadvantaged.

Henrie has won multiple awards in her professional career, including the California-Nevada American Water Works Association Chair’s Award for volunteer work on technical program development. She holds a master’s degree from UC Davis.

"We are fortunate to add such high-caliber individuals to our board of directors," said Louis Chicoine, the longtime executive director of Abode Services. "Their professional expertise, strong leadership experience, and deep commitment to improving this community will do much to help us with our mission to end homelessness in this region."

The Abode Services Board of Directors is led by Board President John Barton, the current director of Stanford University’s Architectural Design Program and a former Palo Alto City Council member. 

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