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.
Brittani Keefe, Agency Services Manager, discovered her enthusiasm for the non-profit world during her internship in college, working with the Salvation Army. She went on to volunteer in the marketing department with a nonprofit organization that focused on science education among Reno youth. Upon graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno with her B.A. in Journalism and minor in Speech Communications, Brittani began working for the Down Syndrome Network of Northern Nevada. She gained experience there in program development, volunteer coordination and community relations. Brittani 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.
Darlene Pizano, Administrative Assistant, loves helping others. She graduated from San José State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She volunteered with the FLY Program, as a mentor helping youth who are involved with the justice system and struggling with drug and alcohol use. Upon graduation, Darlene began working with WestCoast Children’s Clinic as an Administrative and Support Counselor. 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.