Our Team

Simone Tureck Lee

Director of Housing and Health

Simone Tureck Lee is a Bay Area native with a Master’s Degree in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley in the Management and Planning Concentration. Simone spent a decade doing direct practice in the foster care, mental health and youth development fields in Los Angeles and the Bay Area before transitioning into advocacy and systems-improvement work. Simone worked for John Burton Advocates for Youth from 2009 to 2014, where she worked on AB 12/Extended Foster Care implementation, capacity building in the youth homelessness field, and transitional housing expansion. Simone was the Executive Director of the Alameda County Foster Youth Alliance from 2014 to 2016, before returning to John Burton Advocates for Youth where she currently oversees the organization’s housing, health, and economic security initiatives.