Women's History Month Virtual Summit

The first Women's History Month Virtual Summit hosted by the San Francisco Sheriff's Office took place on Thursday, March 25, 2021. Please see the link to the recording below.  

We are moved by the five panelists' personal stories of courage, persistence and triumph. They fill us with admiration and give us optimism for the future. Thank you to Anna Duckworth for moderating this event.



Women's History Summit Flyer

Women's History Month Virtual Summit 3.25.21


Tanzanika Carter, Assistant Sheriff

Tanzanika Carter is the Assistant Sheriff for the San Francisco Sheriff's Office (SFSO) with over 25 years of law enforcement experience. She believes in 21st Century policing and advocates for procedural and equitable justice in the administration of justice.

As Assistant Sheriff, she oversees Management and Personnel, Planning and Research, Background Investigations, Internal Affairs, Affirmative Action and Training for the Sheriff’s Office. She also assists the Sheriff’s Alliance for Equity (SAFE) team with implementing the department's racial equity action plan.

Prior to joining SFSO, Assistant Sheriff Carter served 21 years with the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) Police Department promoting to the rank of Lieutenant and overseeing more than 50 staff in the Contra Costa County area.

At BART, Assistant Sheriff Carter served as a Hostage Negotiator, Criminal Investigator, Field Training Officer, Chaplain Coordinator, Field Training Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, and Zone Commander. She began her career as a Deputy Sheriff with the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office. 

Assistant Sheriff Carter serves as Vice President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and Sergeant at Arms for Toastmasters Evening Warehouse.


Assistant Sheriff Tanzanika Carter

Linda Bui, Lieutenant

San Francisco native Linda Bui became a San Francisco Sheriff’s Deputy in 2007, promoting to Sergeant in 2013.

In 2019, Ms. Bui became a Lieutenant. She worked at County Jail #2 for many years before joining the Sheriff’s Information Technology unit where she leads a team responsible for maintaining the Sheriff’s Office computer network, providing technical support to staff and responding to and analyzing data requests.

Lt. Bui enjoys parsing justice data to identify trends and inform decisions regarding crime intervention and prioritization of resources.


Lt. Linda Bui

Brandie Ancheta, Deputy Sheriff

Brandie Ancheta joined the Sheriff’s Office in 2002 as a Sheriff's Cadet, a non-sworn position which provides exposure to career opportunities in the department. Three years later, she became a Deputy Sheriff after completing rigorous basic police academy training, CORE classes and jail operations course over a nine-month period. 

Dep. Ancheta worked at County Jail #2 and currently serves as a Jail Training Officer at the Intake and Release Center. Along the way, the San Francisco native earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees, got married and became a mother to four children. Her passion is inspiring other women to embrace every opportunity. Dep. Ancheta prides herself on fulfilling multiple roles: devoted wife and mother and successful career woman. 

Dep. Brandie Ancheta

Marcela Espino Hernandez, Rehabilitation Services Coordinator

Marcela Espino Hernandez directs, plans and organizes programs for justice-involved people in custody. She joined the department in 2008, coordinating the jail-based Sisters in Sober Treatment Empowered by Recovery (SISTER) program.  Ms. Hernandez currently oversees support services for the incarcerated population at County Jail #2 during the pandemic. 

She shares her passion for wellness, teaching incarcerated women and “anyone who is willing to invest in their health,” promoting physical activity as medicine for the mind and body.

Prior to joining the Sheriff’s Office, Ms. Espino Hernandez worked nine years for Community Works West liaising with the jail-based Resolve to Stop the Violence program. Ms. Espino Hernandez was born in Mexico City and moved to California in 1987.  


Marcela Espino Hernandez

Ferrari Anderson, Sheriff's Cadet

Ferrari Anderson is a Sheriff’s Cadet, a non-sworn position, assisting the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office with various duties including public building security, searches and office support. Cadet Anderson joined the Sheriff’s Office in 2016 and is currently assigned to the Sheriff’s Patrol Unit at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

A native of San Francisco, she worked at Wells Fargo Bank for four years prior to becoming a Cadet. 


Ferrari Anderson, Sheriff's Cadet


Anna Duckworth, Moderator

Anna Duckworth is the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) Communications Officer, responding to daily inquiries from the media while making new story ideas happen.  A Bay Area native, Anna worked in the broadcast news industry for 24 years, reporting for KCBS Radio, KPIX 5 TV and KRON 4 TV, before joining BART three years ago. 


Anna Duckworth, SFSO Women's History Summit Moderator