SFILEN & Rapid Response Network Staff
SFILEN is a collaborative of 13 community-based organizations. Dolores Street Community Services (DSCS) provides fiscal leadership for the network, and SFILEN coordinating staff are housed along with SF and Bay Area Rapid Response staff in DSCS’s Immigrant Rights & Community Empowerment program.
Abigail (Abby) Salazar, SF Rapid Response Network Coordinator
Abby was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA to Mexican immigrant parents. She previously worked as the program coordinator of the LGBT center at UC Santa Barbara, and she joined the San Francisco Rapid Response Team in May 2018. As Coordinator, Abby oversees the 24/7 SF Hotline for community to report ICE activity, manages a team of dispatchers, and is involved in local advocacy efforts to conserve and advance the city’s sanctuary ordinance. Having her mother deported at a young age influenced her commitment to serving immigrant communities. She graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a BA Degree of Black Studies and Chican@ Studies in 2016.
David Imhoff, SFILEN Program Coordinator
David joined DSCS as SFILEN Program Coordinator in October 2019 and currently oversees grant management, internal facilitation, and event and workshop coordination for the network. Previously, David worked for several years with the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala, where he coordinated international support for social and environmental justice campaigns led by Guatemalan grassroots organizations, first as an international human rights accompanier with Indigenous and campesinx land defenders, and then as U.S. Operations & Programs Coordinator. He is also involved in anti-racist organizing and political education as a collective member of Catalsyt Project. David grew up on Susquehannock territory in rural Pennsylvania and earned a self-designed B.A. in 2012 from the Evergreen State College, where he studied Political Economy and Critical Pedagogy.