Bea Cardenas-Duncan
Ambassador and Development Chair, Shape Up SF


Bea served as Co-Chair of the Coalition from 2012-2015. Bea immigrated to the US at the age of fifteen. She has worked with community organizations, nonprofits, and local and state governments for over 30 years. An active retiree, she currently serves as co-chair to Shape Up SF as well as a Legislative Ambassador for the American Cancer Society. Bea is a passionate and persuasive speaker who is well-respected and adds a certain flair of credibility. From 1974 through 1981, Bea worked for politician Milton Marks, who represented San Francisco in the California Assembly and California state Senate. Cardenas-Duncan began pursuing her undergraduate degree at University of San Francisco in 2011, when she was 64. In 2015 she started her journey towards her MNA degree. She is on the alumni board, serves as co-chair of the Latino Alumni Society, and is the current president of the Nonprofit Student Council. Bea lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.