Management team
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James McCaskill

Executive Director

Leading the organization, and overseeing operations, development, and strategy, James has a background in organization development & change that has been on the forefront during COVID, which means he's gone on lots of family hikes during the pandemic to refresh.

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Diana Nguyen

Program Manager

Overseeing all the moving parts of our program from planning to delivery while serving 1,000 participants each year, Diana impresses us all with her care and compassion for our families while managing all the details.

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Azha Simmons

Donor & Community Engagement Manager

Assisting with donor relations, corporate outreach, and grant writing, Azha (similar to 'Asia') is also a regular at her local kick-boxing club staying in shape for fundraising.

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Shilpa Hampole

Activities Manager

Coordinating our online asynchronous education for adults and our youth programming, and connecting our families to enrichment resources like summer camp scholarships, Shilpa has been committed to our mission since starting as a 14-year old volunteer.

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Andy Garcia-Romo

Volunteer Coordinator  & Program Impact Analyst

Managing our amazing volunteers, coordinating special groups, overseeing drive collections for items like basic necessities and tracking our program data, as a son of East Bay, Andy is also an avid Oakland A's fan and don't hold it against him!

Jonathan Herrera

Client Services Coodinator

Coordinating along with Gabriella our partnership with the Homelessness Prevention System COVID rental assistance program making sure our families keep their housing, even though he's from L.A., he loves to get out of the city and into nature for hikes.

Gabriella Morales

Client Services Coordinator

Coordinating along with Jonathan our partnership with the Homelessness Prevention System COVID rental assistance program, Gabriella relaxes by making crafts and running a small business for hand made goods called Hechoporgabi.