Minh Ngo, Executive Director, brings to My New Red Shoes more than a decade of philanthropic and executive leadership experience. With a focus on women, education, and disadvantaged children and families, Minh has worked with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and private sector partners to solve some of our community’s most intractable problems. She also currently serves on the boards of directors of several local and national nonprofit organizations. Minh holds a JD from Santa Clara University’s School of Law and a BA from UC Berkeley. Minh can be reached at email@example.com.
San Francisco Bay Area
Darlene Pizano, Office Manager, loves helping others. She graduated from San José State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Upon graduation, Darlene began working with WestCoast Children’s Clinic as an Administrative and Support Counselor. She has also volunteered with the FLY Program, as a mentor helping youth who are involved with the justice system and struggling with drug and alcohol use. Darlene can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Sutherland, Development Manager: Donor Relations, began volunteering for My New Red Shoes in January 2010. She had been an active volunteer, advocate and fundraiser for public education and continues to serve as a Trustee of Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton. Sue has overseen numerous fundraising campaigns and events for large and small community organizations. Prior to becoming a community volunteer, Sue worked in the technology industry in the Human Resources function before consulting for high tech companies and nonprofit organizations. Sue received an English Degree from UC Berkeley. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Rishi Narain, Development Associate, is a big believer in thinking globally and acting locally. He started working as an IT Consultant for My New Red Shoes in 2013, and fell in love with the organization and the cause. After earning Bachelors Degrees in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from UC Davis in 2004, he has worked as problem solver and strategic thinker, dealing with industries as diverse as Nuclear, Safety Systems and Medical Devices. Prior to joining the Development Team, he served as Operations Manager for a clean energy company. Rishi can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melissa Jaworowski, Community Outreach & Engagement Coordinator, has a great passion for empowering underrepresented populations. She graduated from CSU San Bernardino with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Upon graduation, she pursued her Masters of Arts degree at the University of Kent's Brussels School of International Studies. Melissa completed her Masters of Arts in International Conflict Analysis in 2010. Since then, Melissa completed an internship with PeaceWomen, a year of service with AmeriCorps VISTA, and taught English to elementary students in South Korea. Melissa can be reached at email@example.com.
Greater Portland Area
Kim Marshall, Portland Launch Director, brings passion and strong leadership to My New Red Shoes. She found her calling for helping the homeless when she began volunteering at a local family homeless shelter. She went on to manage that shelter for seven years and in that time launched Washington County Project Homeless Connect. Over the last nine years, Kim has worked to build partnerships with more than 75 nonprofits, businesses and faith based groups to make Project Homeless Connect one of the most successful events of its kind in Oregon. Kim also brings many years of nonprofit Board experience, including serving nine years on the Board of the Domestic Violence Resource Center and six years on the Tigard Chamber of Commerce Board. Kim can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org