Minh Ngo, Executive Director, brings to My New Red Shoes more than 15 years 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 is also an active community volunteer and 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 B.A. from UC Berkeley. Minh can be reached at email@example.com.
San Francisco Bay Area
Farah Ansari, Progam Advancement and Services Manager, leverages her innovative spirit and creative skill-set in support of children and the local community. She is the author and illustrator of a multi-ethnic children’s book series that addresses important topics such as bullying and inclusion. Prior to joining My New Red Shoes, she spent nearly a decade working in corporate marketing, design, and client-service experience. Farah earned her B.A. from UCLA. Farah can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carol Mott, Office Manager. Prior to joining My New Red Shoes as its Office manager, Carol served as a dedicated community volunteer with the organization. After a career in the pre-press service industry spanning 35 years, including 20 years as the managing partner overseeing all operations at her own company, Carol decided to take a step back and began looking for a way to support her community. She discovered My New Red Shoes during a shoe-drive held at Church of the Epiphany and was drawn to the organization's simple mission of serving local youth. Carol can be reached at email@example.com.
Gretchine Nievarez, Volunteer Services Manager, is highly motivated to adapt and thrive in a cooperative setting that is both challenging and benefits the greater community. In her previous work, she facilitated educational sessions on technology and film editing software. She was also involved in employee engagement promoting seasonal campaigns and competitions as well as coordinating volunteer events for retail employees. She earned her Bachelors Degree from Sacramento State University in Art Studio. Gretchine can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sue Sutherland, Director of Advancement, began as a volunteer for My New Red Shoes in January 2010. Before joining the staff of My New Red Shoes, she had been an active volunteer, advocate and fundraiser for public education and served as a Trustee of Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton. Sue has overseen numerous successful fundraising campaigns and events for both large and small community organizations. Prior to her work in the community, Sue had a successful career in the field of corporate Human Resources and managed her own HR consulting practice. Sue is a graduate of UC Berkeley. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Becca Moos Winslow, Director of Strategic Initiatives, has spent the last nine years developing and managing non profit programs within community-based organizations and educational institutions. Becca began working for My New Red Shoes in 2008 and helped cultivate the organization's youth engagement opportunities and lead strategic partnerships with Bay Area schools, The Girl Scouts of America, and corporate and community enterprises. She is a dynamic leader who brings energy, creativity, and enthusiasm to motivate both team members and program participants to achieve their potential and serve their community. Becca earned her master's degree in Equity and Social Justice in Education from SFSU and her BA in Sociology from UCSD. Becca can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oakland and the East Bay
Darbi Howard, Oakland Program & Operations Manager, has 17 years of experience working in nonprofit organizations. She is originally from the Southeast and has a bachelor's degree in Social Work from Georgia State University. She has primarily worked with the hardest to serve populations and advocated for their needs. Prior to joining My New Red Shoes, Darbi spent more than a decade in senior leadership positions directing and overseeing large community based initiatives and mental health and wellness programs in Alameda and Contra Costa County. Darbi can be reached at email@example.com.